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Agriculture Remains a Great Return on Investment

National Crop Insurance Services says tax season is finally over, and naturally many of us are thinking about how our checks to Uncle Sam will be spent in the upcoming year. Here's a hint: Not very much will be going to the farm.

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 Union Marches for Science

Marching in cities across the United States, members of National Farmers Union (NFU) joined the worlds first-ever March for Science, emphasizing the vital role that science should play in everyday life and in federal policymaking.

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting weather was ideal Monday-Tuesday (April 17-18) for most of the state, if soils were dry enough to tolerate machinery; however, active weather Wednesday and Thursday (April 19-20) caused temporary delays across the eastern third of the state.

U.S. Cattle on Feed up slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above April 1, 2016

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.

Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. Expands to Grand Island, NE

Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. has announced it will be opening a fifth Apache Sprayers dealership location in Grand Island, Nebraska, to provide service and sales to the surrounding region. The new dealership is set to open in the spring of 2017.

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a trade mission Mexico to learn about their agricultural industry.

Heritage Foundation Wants Congress to Cap Ag Subsidies

In an op-ed piece, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation is calling on Congress to keep the interests of taxpayers in mind in the next farm bill and get rid of the ARC and PLC programs.

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