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Flint Hills Resources to Make Major Investment at Fairmont Ethanol Plant

Flint Hills Resources announced it will invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plants distiller grains, a co-prod

Navigating a struggling farm economy

Negotiating the terms of seed and chemical purchases, keeping detailed farm records and considering the long-term picture are recommendations made by K-State ag economists in response to the farm -economy downturn across the U.S.

Trump Picks Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture

After many weeks of speculation and a number of false reports of who would be named the next Secretary of Agriculture, Donald Trump has settled on former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

Preparing for Farm Loan Renewal Time

The reality is that some operations are going to be faced with the real issue of foreclosure this year. Others will need to look hard at restructuring debt, switching lenders, making major changes to their operation and/or living, and maybe even selling

Vilsack leaves USDA a week early

The longest serving cabinet member in the Obama Administration quietly left the building one last time in his official capacity as Secretary of Agriculture. We will find out soon what is next for one of Rural America's strongest advocates.

USDA Expands Grasslands Conservation Program to Small-Scale Livestock Producers

USDA-FSA Administrator Val Dolcini announced that USDA will accept over 300,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the CRP Grasslands enrollment with emphasis placed on small-scale livestock operations.

Fischer, Ernst Introduce Senate Resolution Against WOTUS

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), both members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced a resolution that expresses the need to vacate the WOTUS rule.

Nebraska Farm Bureau President reacts to Governor Ricketts State of the State Address

Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says while he appreciates the ideas for providing property tax relief to Nebraskan's the actions outlined fall short of moving Nebraska toward overdue tax reform.

Where are land values headed in 2017?

Farmers National Company says several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. In the past three years, ag landowners in many regions have seen a decline in profits.

House Ag Committee Republican Members Named, including Marshall and Bacon

House Ag Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway announced the House Steering Committee's recommendation for new members. This includes Don Bacon from Nebraska and Roger Marshall from Kansas. Poll

Are you pleased with the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture?

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