Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate

WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2017) - Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court's decision to stay a mandate... Read More

Agriculture Among NAFTA Topics on Final Day

The fifth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up yesterday. A Politico report describes the talks as relatively quiet. Canadian negotiators haven't been making many counteroffers to U.S. proposals. Instead, they're using... Read More

Wheat farmer testifies on data-driven farming

WASHINGTON - The Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security convened a hearing titled "Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming," which examined the potential benefits of adv... Read More

Tyson Building New Tennessee Plant; Kansas on Hold

Tyson Foods announced it will build a chicken-processing plant in western Tennessee. A Drovers' report says the plant will be up and running by 2019 and will provide more than 1,500 new jobs. The $300 million plant will be built in the city of Humbol... Read More

Irrigation industry recruits former Marine

CURTIS, Neb. - When Collin Overmann left California after four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, the Nebraska native wasn't sure of his next assignment. “I thought about going to a lineman school in Texas," Overmann says. Then, ... Read More

Fifth Round of NAFTA Talks Moving Slowly

The fifth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement got off to a slow start and continue to move slowly this week. A source tells CBC dot com that negotiators have talked through a dozen topics but there hasn't been much moveme... Read More

New tool is available to help farmers understand when temperature inversions occur

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University is offering a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region. The information can be useful in assessing the risk for herbicide drift when applying products such as dicamba,... Read More

Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers' mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it's extremely important that farmers take time to respond. Barbara ... Read More

Farmers Receive 11 Cents of Thanksgiving Retail Food Dollar, NFU Farmer's Share Shows

WASHINGTON - Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.4 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer's Share publication. The po... Read More

Monsanto Asks Judge to Overturn Arkansas Dicamba Ban

An Associated Press report says Monsanto went before an Arkansas judge on Friday to ask the court to stop the state's plan to ban dicamba use from April through October. Dicamba has been a source of complaints from farmers across the state, who say t... Read More

Free Workshop on Ag Liens, Loans & Leases

You are welcome to attend a free workshop on Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases. The workshops will be held in Davenport, (December 13, 2017) at the Community Center and Holdrege, (December 14, 2017) at the Phelps Co Ag Center. With a lunch provided at b... Read More