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Report Shows NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost Nebraska Farms, Ranches Up to $55,000 Annually

U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA would not only undercut Nebraskas farm and ranch families, but harm the underlying foundation of Nebraskas agriculture based economy, according to a new report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Kansas Farm Bureau looks to 2018 as a year for celebration

Delegates from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan for the annual meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau. President Rich Felts from Liberty sat down with Ken Rahjes to talk trade, farm bill and sustainability.Also 2018 which will be a big year for KFB.

Steve Wellman named Nebraska Director of Agriculture

Steve Wellman, a farmer from Syracuse Nebraska has been named the new Nebraska Director of Agriculture, replacing Greg Ibach who left the position to become an Undersecretary at USDA.

Kansas Livestock Association elects leadership for coming year

Members of the Kansas Livestock Association elected Garden City cattle feeder and farmer Lee Reeve as president and Barb Downey, a rancher from Wamego, as KLA president elect. Both are part of multiple generation family businesses.

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Slips to Still Healthy Level

While the November Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, declined for the month, the reading still points to healthy economic growth ahe

Fall harvest just about done, Winter Wheat condition 50% Good/Excellent

The last crop progress and condition report for the year from USDA-NASS shows corn and sorghum harvest 95% complete with 92% winter wheat emerged and condition at 50% good/excellent down 2 points from last week.

EPA Maintains RFS Point of Obligation Requirement

The EPA decided to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard Point of Obligation. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt followed through on a promise to a group of Midwest senators that he would deny a petition from oil refiners to change the point of obligation.

Some Corn Belt Farmland Values are Stabilizing

Although its not region-wide, there are some signs that farmland values in the Corn Belt have begun to stabilize. A Top Producer report says Iowa farmland values rose two percent in the six months prior to September

All Kansans, not just farmers, affected by NAFTA, Trade

Kansas Association of Wheat Growers President, Ken Wood of Chapman says , as a Kansas wheat farmer, he is proud that faremers produce food to feed the world, but lately the rhetoric about trade coming out of Washington has him concerned..

Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELD's Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council.

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