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USDA announces no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2019, which runs from Oct....


Swanson inducted into Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame

December 12, 2019

A longtime Miss Rodeo Nebraska member has been inducted into the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. Mardee Swanson was honored Dec. 6, 2019, during the Miss Rodeo America Pageant fashion show in Las Vegas,...


Drones for precision pest control in agriculture

December 12, 2019

Farmworkers of the future could be piloting drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, according to a new review article led by Elvira De Lange, postdoctoral researcher at University of California Davis. Drones are already being used...


ICBA updates Congress on ag credit

December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Independent Community Bankers of America today told the House Agriculture Committee that farm banks have stable ag loan portfolios but remain concerned about rural economic conditions. ICBA community banker Steve Handke encouraged...


UNL partners with Panhandle farm to research hemp

December 12, 2019

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center has embarked on a partnership with a family farm corporation in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Western Farms LLC, to conduct scientific research on growing industrial hemp for seed production...


Peterson presses USAID on dry pea, lentil purchases

December 12, 2019

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asked a U.S. Agency for International Development official this week to explain why USAID has reduced its purchases of dry peas and lentils for food assistance programs. At...


House passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act

December 12, 2019

The House late Wednesday passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165. The 260 members who voted for it included 226 Democrats and 34 Republicans, while 161 Republicans, three Democrats...




CAB Colvin Scholarship applications close Jan. 17

December 11, 2019

Six aspiring students can win $33,500 through the Colvin Scholarship Fund, developed in 1999 to honor the cofounder of the Certified Angus Beef brand. As Louis M. “Mick” Colvin retired after 21 years as executive...


Farm groups partner to help farmers manage stress

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers...




Cotton Council establishes sustainability standards

December 11, 2019

The National Cotton Council has established the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, by which cotton growers can assess their performance against specific sustainability goals, and appointed a board of directors and advisers to run it. “Through...


McConnell to delay USMCA vote until after impeachment vote

December 11, 2019

Even if the House, as expected, approves the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said late Tuesday that he will delay the Senate vote on it until after the...


Wrangler NFR 2019 Daily Round Results

December 11, 2019

Results updated daily with current results, standings, prize money, and winner bios from the 2019 Wrangler NFR held in Las Vegas, Nevada.



American Royal plants roots, celebrates future home

December 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The American Royal Association is one step closer to its future home after recently acquiring 115 acres in Kansas City, Kan. The association’s vision is to be the national destination for...