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Investing in Nebraska’s ag industry

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 ag college bucks national trend of declining enrollment

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.

Nebraska’s Bacon shares ’23 farm bill priorities

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 conditions decline, again

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.

Optimism about Nebraska’s dryland corn crop is fading fast

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.