NDA Poultry Calendar Photo Contest to Raise Biosecurity Awareness

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is inviting 4-H and FFA youth to participate in their annual Poultry Calendar Photo Contest. The contest highlights the state's diverse poultry population ... Read More

Settlement Reached in 'Pink Slime' Defamation Lawsuit

ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” AB... Read More

Thune Urges USDA to Reverse Requirement to Destroy Usable CRP Hay

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, on June 27 urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to reverse a USDA requirement that would force farmers and ranchers to destroy useable... Read More

Kansas Farmers Say Wheat Yields Lower Than Last Year

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported about 150,000-200,000 bushels of wheat have been taken in since harvest started. He said harvest won't be ... Read More

Hall County Farmer's Weed Problem Becomes Taxpayer Problem

Taxpayers step into a thorny situation, over overgrown weeds near Alda. And it could cost big bucks to deal with. The Hall County weed superintendent says a farmer west of Grand Island left about 1,400 acres unplanted this spring. Noxious weeds like... Read More

ChemChina Promises Growth

BASEL, Switzerland (DTN) - Syngenta and its new owner, ChemChina, wasted little time basking in the satisfaction of a long-fought acquisition. ChemChina Chairman Ren Jianxin explains his goals for Syngenta's growth during a press conference at Syng... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Ag Director to Celebrate Arrival of Nebraska Beef in China

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach will be in Beijing and Shanghai June 29-30, 2017 to celebrate the arrival of Nebraska beef into China for the first time in 14 years. ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Ag & Business Groups Applaud WOTUS Repeal

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska agriculture and business groups applauded an announcement by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that the Trump Administration had finalized the repeal of the 2015 Wate... Read More

Brazil Cattle Farmers Pay Price for JBS Graft as Giant Buying Less

On the flat green pastures of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, ranchers are witnessing firsthand what happens when the biggest cattle buyer stumbles. JBS SA, the nation's meat-producing powerhouse, used to buy almost half of the Mato Grosso cattle headed ... Read More

NCTA ranks in Top 30 trade schools

Curtis, Neb. - The two-year technical agriculture college at Curtis, Nebraska, has again gained national attention with a ranking by Forbes business magazine. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, which is part of the University of Nebraska ... Read More

U.S. Wheat Organizations Share Positions on NAFTA with USTR

Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) CEO Chandler Goule and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Director of Policy Ben Conner testified to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agre... Read More