Preparing for Farm Loan Renewal Time

The reality is that some operations are going to be faced with the real issue of foreclosure this year. Others will need to look hard at restructuring debt, switching lenders, making major changes to their operation and/or living, and maybe even sellingContinue

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Vilsack leaves USDA a week early

The longest serving cabinet member in the Obama Administration quietly left the building one last time in his official capacity as Secretary of Agriculture. We will find out soon what is next for one of Rural America's strongest advocates.

USDA Expands Grasslands Conservation Program to Small-Scale Livestock Producers

USDA-FSA Administrator Val Dolcini announced that USDA will accept over 300,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the CRP Grasslands enrollment with emphasis placed on small-scale livestock operations.

Fischer, Ernst Introduce Senate Resolution Against WOTUS

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), both members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced a resolution that expresses the need to vacate the WOTUS rule.

Nebraska Farm Bureau President reacts to Governor Ricketts State of the State Address

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says while he appreciates the ideas for providing property tax relief to Nebraskan's the actions outlined fall short of moving Nebraska toward overdue tax reform.

Where are land values headed in 2017?

Farmers National Company says several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. In the past three years, ag landowners in many regions have seen a decline in profits.

House Ag Committee Republican Members Named, including Marshall and Bacon

House Ag Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway announced the House Steering Committee's recommendation for new members. This includes Don Bacon from Nebraska and Roger Marshall from Kansas.

Nebraska Agriculture Leaders Outline Principles for Property Tax Reform

Leaders of Nebraska agriculture organizations who represent tens of thousands of Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and livestock feeders have come together to outline principles to guide actions on comprehensive tax reform for Nebraska.

Vilsack Expected to Become U.S. Dairy Export Council President

Outgoing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to become the next president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council when he leaves office later this month

Nebraska Corn Board Joins Field to Market

The Nebraska Corn Board has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Field to Market engages in broad communication and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated, outcomes-based approach to sustainable agriculture.

Nebraska Farmers Union 103rd Annual State Convention Highlights

Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) held their 103rd annual state convention in Columbus at the Ramada River's Edge Convention Center December 9-10. The convention theme was: Stewards of the Future. Poll

How important is it to have a member of the Nebraska congressional delegation on the Agriculture Committee?

  • Not Important
  • Doesn't matter
  • Very Important
  • Agriculture is already well represented

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