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NPPC calls on Senate to pass ag provisions of HEROES Act

The National Pork Producers Council on Thursday called on the Senate “to expeditiously adopt” livestock agriculture provisions included in the HEROES Act recently passed by the House. “All pork producers are hurting, and immediate action...


Controlling burrowing rodents

Rodents like prairie dogs, ground squirrels and pocket gophers can damage fields, pastures and crops. When these critters move into your barnyards or pastures they may need to be controlled. Robert M. Timm, PhD, Extension...


Dry conditions will be a concern in some areas

Ranchers and farmers in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as eastward into parts of the central Plains states will be closely monitoring precipitation forecasts this summer, with drought an increasing concern. The Climate Prediction Center...





James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

Four months shy of his 21st birthday, James King Aurness of Minneapolis, Minn., was waiting anxiously with fellow soldiers, standing on one of the U.S. Army’s WWII landing barges of the U.S. 3rd Army Infantry...


Septicemia can kill calves quickly

Calves sometimes develop systemic infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating life-threatening illness. Bacteria or viruses in the blood can cause septicemia. Bacterial toxins in...



Musk thistle — invasive plant of western Nebraska

Musk Thistle, also known as Nodding thistle, Nodding Plumeless thistle, Scientific name: Carduus nutans L. of the family Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family). Musk thistle originated in Eurasia. Introduced into the United States as an ornamental...








Some farmers eligible for Paycheck Protection Program

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds several new financial assistance programs that are available to farmers and ranchers who have been affected by the pandemic. One such program is the...