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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.

Green Plains to Acquire Cattle Feed Yards from Cargill

Green Plains Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Cattle Company, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire two cattle-feeding operations from Cargill for $36.7 million, excluding working capital.

Syngenta Corn Lawsuits Underway

The first of several lawsuits filed against Syngenta is underway. Syngenta is facing dozens of lawsuits that claim a move by the company depressed corn prices in 2013.Syngenta faces trial in a class-action lawsuit brought by Kansas farmers.

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.

Nation's corn planting at 17 percent as of Sunday

According to the latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS, as of Sunday evening 18 % of the nation's corn has been planted with 4 % emerged. Soybean planting at 6%. Winter wheat condition 54% good/excellent.

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 and the radio network.

Will weather delays lead to more acreage shifts?

Will even more acres shift from corn to soybeans, based on the slow pace of this year's planting season? Frontier Focus from Frontier Farm Credit examines the numbers.

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

On April 18 wheat samples submitted to the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff were positive for stripe rust. This is the first report of stripe rust in Nebraska this growing season.

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