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Programs available for Nebraska Farmers & Ranchers suffering from drought conditions

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is providing information to Nebraskas farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state.

World Won't Wait for U.S. to Lead on Trade

Nebraska beef is once again being sold in China after the Trump administration negotiated an end to a 14-year ban. This is a great development for Nebraska agriculture, as well as for Chinese consumers who finally get to enjoy this high-quality, delicious

Marubeni Corporation to acquire Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC,

Marubeni Corporation announced that it will acquire Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC to enter into the production and sales of beef in the United States. Creekstone is located in Arkansas City, KS.

Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of 15 institutions partnering with the University of Illinois in the $104-million Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the new DoE funded research center

Discussing potential effects of oppressive heat on row crops

K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discussed the potential effect of the recent oppressive heat on row crops in Kansas, with corn being the most vulnerable at the moment. He talks with K-State Radio Network's Eric Atkinson.

Nearly $1 million grant to help researchers develop models for determining best new winter wheat varieties

A team of wheat breeders and geneticists at K-State has received a nearly $1 million grant from USDA-NIFA, and the Kansas Wheat Commission for An Integrated Omics Approach to Accelerating Wheat Quality Improvement.

U.S., China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.

Rural Mainstreet Index Experiences Biggest Fall in Almost Nine Years

After rising to growth neutral for two straight months, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index fell below the 50.0 threshold for July according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture

Trump nominates McKinney & Clovis for USDA posts

President Trump has declared his intent to nominate Ted McKinney for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and Dr. Sam Clovis for Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics..

Rebuild Rural Coalition Members Testify at House Hearing

Witnesses representing the Rebuild Rural Coalition (RRC) testified before the House Agriculture Committee at the hearing on rural infrastructure. They underscored the different needs of rural versus urban areas.


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