LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association honored three Nebraskan...
A documentary film featuring agriculture today has made its debut. Farmland features six farmers and ranchers, all in their 20s, in various regions a...
BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a Vermont Senate vote to require labels on food containing genetic...
You are invited to the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences daylong symposium to honor the life and legacy of George Washing...
Today, Gov. Dave Heineman was joined by the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Sand County Foundation in announcing the recipient of the 2014 Nebraska Leopold...
More than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations focusing on expanding exports – including the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) – were awarded funds ye...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaini...
LINCOLN, Neb. – Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has been named a "Friend of Agriculture" by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau's political action committee. Fortenb...
The king of burgers is frying up more chicken these days. Burger King Worldwide Inc. will introduce the Chicken Big King -- a double-decker f...
After two consecutive years of low market share for U.S. corn exports to the Middle East and North Africa, the 2013-14 marketing year has seen a sharp...
CHICAGO - In the 60 years that Ursa Farmers Cooperative has been loading Midwest soybeans onto boats along the Mississippi River, business has never b...
Purdue University Researchers infected fresh spinach and ground beef with nearly 10-million cells of E. coli and treated the food with a combination o...
Food manufacturers send a lot of their waste to be turned into animal feed - including expired marshmallows, broken crackers and orange peels. Bloombe...
(DTN) The ranks of top U.S. corn buyers could be shaken up this year, with Mexico and Japan jostling for the top spot. China, Colombia and South Korea...
The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative - part of the beef checkoff - had an impact on attendees of the 2014 Northeast American Culinary Federation Co...
Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus is just one part of the pork industry's We Care initiative and consists of two main elements - food safety and anima...
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cumulative habitat loss, encroachment by invasive woody plants, wind energy development, petroleum production and the ongoing drough...
AMES, Iowa – The Leopold Center invites nominations for the 2014 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture, which honors people who have made a signif...
(DTN) A public meeting will be held in West, Texas next week by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board to allow people to gain more insight and share comments...
Through the Market Access Program - the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service has helped more than 60 U.S. ag organizations ex...
(Reuters) - U.S. officials ordered BNSF Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Co to report by Friday their plans to ensure timely fertilizer deliver...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some ...
(Reuters) - Chinese buyers may default on a further 1.2 million metric tons (1.32 million tons) of soybeans worth about $900 million being shipped fro...
Representative Chris Collins of New York, is raising alarm that Clean Water Act revisions under EPA and Army Corps of Engineers consideration would ex...
(DTN) The National Grain and Feed Association estimates the U.S. corn, DDG and soybean industries suffered a $1.95 billion loss due to China's reject...
Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking qualified candidates to the newly-expanded Natural Resources Commission. Applicants are encouraged to apply with the Gov...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Arbor Day – a day to remind us of the beauty and usefulness of trees and oftentimes a day to plant a new tree – is April 25 in Nebrask...
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to the nutrition facts label on food packages, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...
(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 1098 into law which aims to address water management, water quality and flood control issues. The ...
It is spring and that means branding time across cattle country. As producers are finishing calving season and preparing for branding/processing, it i...
(DTN) At 7:51 p.m. April 17, people in West, Texas, will pause in silence. In late February, the land around the backside of the former West,...
One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont ...
Nebraska LEAD Fellows are helping agricultural education in Chicago. In February the 33rd Nebraska LEAD Class toured the Chicago High School for Agri...
KEARNEY, NE – The Nebraska Beef Council has announced Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, NE as the winner of the fourth annual "Nebraska's Best Burger"...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predict...
(Reuters) - United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedg...
The United States has agreed to allow Japan to retain tariffs on rice and wheat during bilateral talks related to wider Pacific free trade negotiation...
At their recent spring meeting, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution calling on all members of Nebra...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is discussing the possibility of having rules to require reporting of PEDV outbreaks with the American Association ...
The Wyoming CattleWomen announced the selection of the 2014 Wyoming Beef Ambassador Team. Rachel Purdy of Pine Bluffs, Ty Shockley of Wheatland, and ...
The continuing shifting relationships between ethanol, corn and gasoline are the subject of two analyses done by Iowa agricultural economists for the ...
Construction to improve the safety of reservoirs in Wyoming are nearing completion. At Guernsey Reservoir the Bureau of Reclamation has made an addit...
The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Ext...
The following statement was released today by Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson: "Yesterday the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Property As...
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today wrote Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging FDA to exempt raw agricultural com...
GOTHENBURG, Neb. (April 14, 2014) – Agriculture is currently one of America's most dangerous industries, with nearly 30 annual deaths per 100,000 work...
Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temp...
(AP) Ranchers in the Dakotas are starting to sign up for federal disaster aid to help them recover after an early October blizzard killed tens of...
Over the weekend - an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of its report for policymakers titled Climate Change 2014 - Mitigat...
Over the weekend - an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of its report for policymakers titled Climate Change 2014 - Mitigat...
The U.S. Departments of Treasury and State sent a letter to international partner countries this weekend urging them to expand their support for the G...
(DTN) Continuous corn can take a toll on crop yield. That's true even in intensively managed corn-on-corn fields, according to a six-year study conduc...
A shakeup at the American Angus Association has resulted in staff turnover. On Friday, American Angus Association Chief Executive Officer Bryce S...
Above-normal temperatures and dry conditions during the week gave way to precipitation in the form of rain and snow on Sunday. High winds created bliz...
HONG KONG (AP) _ China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday...
The Nebraska FFA organization has a new set of state leaders. At the end of the 86th Nebraska State FFA convention the 2014-2015 state Officer Team wa...
LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is beginning its annual Rural Poll, one of the nation's leading surveys of opinions of rural dwell...
(DTN) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission topped the Senate and House Agriculture Committees' agendas last week, and each body took steps that wi...
MADISON, WIS. – A crowd was on hand April 11 as project partners turned the first shovels of dirt, marking the start of the construction for the New H...
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Seven members of an Australian delegation made a stop in Kansas recently during a trip to study the United States' cooperative exten...
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) released their "Bioenergy and Climate Change Mitigation: An Assessment" report...
The U.S. may be willing to accept proposed cuts on U.S. beef imports from Japan instead of insisting on getting rid of the tariffs in Trans-Pacific Pa...
Last week - the House approved Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Fiscal year 2015 budget proposal by a vote of 219 to 205. The proposal would redu...
LINCOLN, Neb. - The state climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says planting delays should not be a concern and that temperatures shoul...
A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining t...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Some Nebraska golfers already have been out on the links this spring, and this weekend's PGA Masters Tournament marks the unofficial b...
Lyons, Nebraska - The Center for Rural Affairs released the following statement regarding a Department of the Interior strategy that was announced tod...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska schools have an opportunity to revitalize their landscapes while educating students about the environment through a grant fro...
(DTN) Rail companies caught some heat this week as Northern Plains farmers and grain shippers complained to the federal Surface Transportation Board a...
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 18 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to t...
An industry report shows U.S. sales of combines were down in March compared to the same month a year ago, even as farmers purchased more tractors...
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust is asking the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations subcommit...
DE SOTO, Kan., April 10, 2014 – Five distinguished cattle veterinarians have been nominated and voting is underway for the 2014 Cattle Production Vete...
The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District board has postponed action on controversial proposed changes to its Ground Water Management Area R...
(AP) A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding gra...
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers, the Kansas State University student organization, Food for Thought, pre...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Many Nebraska producers could increase their corn yields and profits this year by increasing seed rates at planting, a University of ...
Immigration reform is an issue of great importance to many in agriculture, especially to Nebraska Cattlemen. Due to needed updates in current immigrat...
Today USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $19 million in funding for beginning farmer training grants through the Beginning Farm...
Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen praised Governor Dave Heineman, State Senators Mello, Davis, Schilz, and Dubas, along with a diver...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's cancelled policy on inspecting small farms continued to draw fire from Republican lawmakers when L...
State and local officials are gathering in Manhattan to discuss water needs in Kansas and begin developing a 50-year plan for managing water reso...
U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer (R-Neb) and several of their Republican colleagues today called on the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Depar...
The rulemaking process for small unmanned aircraft systems has been delayed for nearly four-years - even though Congress authorized the integration of...
Reuters reports Japan is considering cutting U.S. beef import tariffs to less than 10-percent from 38.5-percent as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnersh...
Farm equipment dealers have more shipping options under a bill passed by senators April 10. LB1039, introduced by Fullerton Sen. Annette Duba...
Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) testified at a Surface Transportation Board (STB) public hearing in Washington, D.C. explaining that crud...
As production of corn oil has increased at ethanol plants, utilization by biodiesel plants, the animal feed industry and the export market have kept p...
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled an Agriculture Teacher Scholarship and Loan Assistance Program during the FFA State Conve...
Frozen foods are about to get some badly needed image therapy. With sales slipping in the category, frozen food makers are in the final sta...
Senators passed a bill April 10 that creates a Water Sustainability Fund and restructures the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission to better emphasiz...
(DTN) The American Farm Bureau Federation planned to meet Thursday in Kansas City to discuss one of the most perplexing opportunities and problems in ...
The American Soybean Association (ASA) emphasized the importance of addressing rail service issues and their negative impacts on soybean growers, at a...
The Army Corps of Engineers says there's plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff. But some groups ar...
The National Corn Growers Association announced its support for legislation introduced that would establish a federal standard for the safety and labe...
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced it will publish the full 2012 Census of Agriculture on May 2nd at noon Eastern. The repo...
According to Beef Magazine - a recent Rabobank report shows beef market fundamentals are positive - as prices have increased around the world during t...
Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas had these opening statements to debate on H.R. 4413. "Thank you all for being here today to consider H.R. 4413, the...
In a news release Wednesday, the American Farm Bureau Federation added their support behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. "Our farmers and ...
The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed the introduction of new legislation to establish a federal voluntary labeling standard for foods made ...