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Caseys General Stores to Offer E15 and E85; Expand Availability to Rural America

Caseys General Stores, Inc., a Midwest convenience store chain, announced it will expand consumer choice by offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas.

Nebraska Native Kristi Boswell headed to USDA

Native Nebraskan, Kristi Boswell, will serve as a senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, working on labor and immigration issues, starting next month. She comes from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Perdue confirmed 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by a vote of 87-11

In what took an unusual amount of time, the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Sonny Perdue as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture by a vote of 87-11.

Farm Credit CEO's Join Trump Administration Call on Rural Infrastructure

Farm Credit CEO's from around the country joined state agriculture department leaders to discuss the need to ensure rural communities and agriculture needs are part of the Trump Administrations efforts to ease regulatory burdens and advance infrastr

71 University of Nebraska faculty receive promotion, tenure

71 University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2017. We salute all of them, but especially those who have been featured on AgView.net and the AgView.net radio network.

KC Fed: Farm Lending Continues to Moderate

Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to make some adjustments in financing agricultural production

Nebraska Legislature Fails to Move Tax Reform Bills

The Nebraska Legislature spent time on the floor last week debating a pair of bills related to tax reform. Lawmakers took up LB 640 and LB 461. Nebraska Farm Bureaus position is that both bills need major changes to make them workable.

Farmers National Reports an Increase in Farm and Ranch Land Sales

Farmers National Company reports that real estate sales volume is up 21% during the first half of its fiscal year compared to last year and up 38% from a year earlier with an increase in both individual sales transactions and acres sold.

Farmway, CVA Boards unanimously approve next step in bringing merger to a vote

After a review of the recently completed merger study, the Board of Directors of Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) and Central Valley Ag (CVA) both unanimously approved the next step in a merger of the two cooperatives.

Vilsack's to join CSU, bring expertise in agriculture, food, water and educational outreach

Tom & Christie Vilsack will be joining the Colorado State University System as Advisors. Both of these positions are part time appointments.

ICBA to Congress: Enhance USDA Credit Programs to Prevent Farm Credit Crunch

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on Congress to support agricultural programs that help community banks serve rural America amid a steady deterioration in farm incomes.

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump's Directive

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Spring update from New Frontier Ag

As spring arrives, it is time to get an update from Sam O'Toole from New Frontier Ag on what is going on with leasing, financing and the buying and selling of late model equipment.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship

Survey: Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Continues to Climb

The population of the lesser prairie-chicken is on the rise, according to survey results released last week by the WAFWA. Based on aerial surveys, biologists estimate the lesser prairie-chicken numbers about 29,000, a 25 % increase from 2014.

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