50 Students from Nebraska, Western Iowa Awarded 2017 AKSARBEN Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams throu... Read More

Lawsuit By Nebraska Farmer Against Syngenta First To Go To Court

The first of at least a half dozen trials began Monday in state court in Minneapolis, as farmers and grain handlers try to prove Syngenta rushed its Viptera genetically engineered corn, and then a second insect-resistant GMO seed, to market before ob... Read More

Sorghum Scholarship Winner Named

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association has named a Sterling high school senior to receive the 2017 NeGSPA Scholarship. Selected is Micah Erickson son of Jim and Mary Erickson of Sterling, NE. The $400 scholarship is awarded to a graduating... Read More

Organizations React to Ag Secretary Confirmation

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, today praised the Senate confirmation of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Decisions made every day at the USDA have a significant impact on our a... Read More

Keep an Eye Out for Power Lines During Planting Season

Earlier this month on a cloudless, sunny day, power was suddenly lost in several Nebraska communities. No energy, no lights. The question asked on a sunny day in those communities was what happened to the power? There wasn't a storm, so what happened... Read More

Managing Herbicide Resistance in Soybeans

Here are some reminders about timing and management practices that can help improve control of herbicide resistant weeds this year. Weeds emerge year-round with different species having different emergence patterns. Knowing the species present in you... Read More

Chairman Roberts Announces Perdue Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was approved by the U.S. Senate on a 87-11 vote to ... Read More

NMPF Statement on Senate Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

ARLINGTON, VA - "We congratulate Secretary Sonny Perdue on his confirmation by the Senate today, and we're eager to work with him on the challenges facing the nation's dairy farmers - issues he's already indicated he will tackle at the U.S. Departmen... Read More

Perdue Confirmed as USDA Secretary

Sonny Perdue has been confirmed as the next USDA Secretary. The Senate came to a vote began shortly after 4:30 pm cst and ended around 5 pm. Perdue will be the 31th Secretary of Agriculture. The vote was 87 in favor and 11 against. One Senator voted ... Read More

(AUDIO) Moving Late Calving Cows Up in the Breeding Season Could Prove Beneficial

As the end of the calving season nears for many cattlemen, the last few cows in the heavy pen seem to last forever. Those late calvers are doing more than dragging out the calving season. They are costing you money. Their young calves are usually lig... Read More

NRD could lose valuable funding

The North Platte Natural Resources District is fighting to hold onto funds with the bill LB98. The bill if passed would extend the special budget authority of natural resources districts within river basins designated as fully appropriated and over-a... Read More