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Soy Catches More Value Through Aquaculture

Casting a wider net to increase soybean meal demand is paying off. The soy checkoff, along with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and many others, is opening doors to increase soybean use in U.S. aqua feeds.

SCN Now Confirmed in 58 Nebraska Counties

Thirty years ago last fall, a microscopic pest was identified in a Richardson County soybean field near Falls City. The next spring, a comprehensive sampling program identified the same pest in six counties bordering the Missouri River.

Sorghum Checkoff Releases 2016 Annual Report

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program released its 2016 annual report showcasing the dedication of the Sorghum Checkoff to meet the needs and interests of sorghum producers through investments.

Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

What happens if you cant pay your operating loan and your lender doesnt extend credit for next years crop? Normally operating loans are paid in full after harvest. But what if the payment couldn't be made on the entire amount due?

Costco Expansion Provides Even Greater Momentum for U.S. Beef in Korea

U.S. beef has been rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost this week as Costco officially began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product

Sen. Moran Sponsors Bill to Spur Investment in Short Line Railroads, Boost Rural Economic Development

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran joined Sen. Mike Crapo from Idaho in introducing the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act (S. 407). It would extend the short line railroad track maintenance tax credit that expired in 2014.

Senate Confirms New EPA Administrator - Oklahoman Scott Pruitt

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on a mostly party-line vote of 52-46. Many agriculture groups are glad he is on board.

Sasse Warns President's Trade Council of Threat to Nebraska Corn

Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, wrote to President Trump's new National Trade Council, warning about troubling developments that threaten U.S. corn exports to Mexico.

Immigration Crackdown Making Farm Labor Nervous

The American Farm Bureau Federation says more than half of U.S. farm workers are undocumented, and farmers are already coping with a decreasing labor supply in the Western U.S. due to increased border security.

Number of farms in the U.S. continues to shrink

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8 thousand farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres. Poll

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