Nebraska’s Governor says expanding ag processing capacity helps bolster the state’s ag economy. Jim Pillen says every truckload of corn and soybeans that leaves the state is costly. “We want to consume it or we want to process it in Nebraska,” he says. He... Read More.
Nebraska’s largest ag classroom will help connect more than 5,000 students to hands-on agriculture experiences at this year’s state fair. NSF Executive Director Jaime Jamie Parr tells Brownfield students in rural and urban school districts will gain a better understanding of the farm-to-fork concept.... Read More.
The head of the state soybean board says California has untapped potential for soy-based fuels. Nebraska’s Andy Chvatal says the low carbon fuel standard has spurred interest in additional soy crushing plants. “For California to be able to create that demand for us to... Read More.
A land grant university in the Midwest has started to reverse the national trend of declining enrollment for agricultural institutions. University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says enrollment at UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has changed less than 1 percent. “But when... Read More.
A bill that’s been introduced in Nebraska’s Unicameral would further protect the state’s farmers and ranchers from nuisance lawsuits. But, Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says its unnecessary and tips the balance between zoning regulations, residents and producers. “Because you want to protect... Read More.
As Congress waits for committee assignments to be finalized, a Nebraska Congressman is outlining his priorities for the next farm bill. Republican Don Bacon tells Brownfield crop insurance is the top issue. “I hear from our farmers frequently that crop insurance is the most... Read More.
Nebraska’s winter wheat crop could use some rain. USDA says the crop is 21 percent good-to-excellent with all the crop emerged. Corn and soybean harvests have wrapped up. Topsoil moisture is 87 percent short to very short and subsoil moisture is 86 percent short to very... Read More.
Connecting producers with alterative feeding sources. As drought continues to limit hay supplies, the University of Nebraska has launched an online platform to help cattle producers find alternative feeding options this winter. The Crop Residue Exchange facilitates connections between farmers who have available cropland... Read More.
The latest wildfire in the Nebraska sandhills has burned nearly 19,000 acres of ranchland, but officials say it’s almost contained. The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Service says the Bovee Fire was 94 percent contained Thursday morning. This week rancher Jason Hoffman told Brownfield conditions... Read More.
More than 3,000 students will visit Nebraska’s largest ag classroom for hands-on learning experiences and exposure to the state’s ag industry. Executive Director Bill Ogg tells Brownfield the classroom allows students to understand the value of a balanced, nutritional diet and how their food... Read More.
A Canadian veterinarian who’s helping pioneer Nebraska’s largest feedlot project says it could transform the state’s economy and beef supply chain. Eric Behlke, a partner with Blackshirt Feeders, says the 150,000 head feedlot will enhance cattle health and improve the environment through innovative technology.... Read More.
Some farmers in the Western Corn Belt say they’re losing hope for their dryland crops. “Nebraska corn crop is taking a big hit. The whole state is either drought or replant or whatever. It’s in bad shape.” Jay Reiners farms in south-central Nebraska near... Read More.