USCA Affirms Support for Farmer Fair Practices Rules in Public Comments

On Friday, the United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) submitted public comments on the Farmer Fair Practices Rules on behalf of its nationwide membership of cow-calf producers, feedlot operators... Read More

NPPC and Cattlemen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would "cause serious harm to the pork industry," the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize - or at least exempt pork producers from - re... Read More

Cattle-Buying Scam Costs Nebraska Company More Than $5 Million

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in November pl... Read More

(AUDIO) Governor Finishes National Ag Week Tours Learning About Specialty Crops - Hops

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spent National Agriculture Week traveling the state and visiting the different industries that make up Nebraska agriculture. The tours finished on Thursday. "We've been all across the state (this week) visiting a wide ... Read More

EQIP funds, CRP grazing available to ranchers hit by wildfire

USDA announced this week it will make $6 million available to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas ranchers affected by wildfires through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funds will assist livestock producers attempting to restore grazi... Read More

Monsanto Gives $50,000 to Support Fire Relief Efforts in KS

Monsanto has donated $50,000 to Kansas Farm Bureau's (KFB) Foundation in support of young and beginning ranchers affected by recent wildfires. The funds will support a Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) fire relief effort between Kansas, Texas, ... Read More

New Trends in Combine Heads

Farms and combines are getting bigger. Yields are increasing and so is residue. Harvest windows are narrowing, and farmers are trying to harvest more acres in a day. From folding heads to better choppers, header technology is keeping pace with these ... Read More

Cargill Faces Criticism Over Non-GMO Verification

Cargill faced many questions over social media this week on their association with the Non-GMO Project organization. Their mission on their website claims, “The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building... Read More

Senate Ag Chairman Calls for Quick Vote to Advance Sonny Perdue's Nomination

Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's nominee for Agriculture secretary, seemed to reassure every senator on every issue during his confirmation hearing Thursday, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said he would schedule ... Read More

Feedlot Manager Accused of Fraud, Tax Evasion

Prosecutors say a 45-year-old man who had managed a feedlot in central Nebraska has been given five years of probation for wire fraud and other crimes. Court records say Alan Ostrander, of Omaha, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha... Read More

Nebraska man sentenced in wire fraud and tax cases

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that on March 23, 2017, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Alan Ostrander, 45 years old of Omaha, Nebraska, to five years' probation following his guilty pleas to criminal c... Read More