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  Incoming UNL Freshmen awarded scholarships at NAYI
Incoming UNL Freshmen awarded scholarships at NAYI

Two returning delegates to the 43rd Annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) have been awarded scholarships for their leadership and commitment to agriculture, as demonstrated during this year’s Institute. Sarah Wollenburg of Beatrice and Landon Swedberg of North Platte were awarded a $600 scholarship to use when they begin school at UNL in a few weeks. …

USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes
Dr. Dick Fleming receives NAYI'S highest honor
Thorpe honored for beef industry achievements

Senator Roberts to EPA Administrator: Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America Under Attack from Agency

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In a meeting Tuesday with Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Pat Roberts said the agency has unfairly targeted farmers, ranchers and rural America with burdensome regulations. In the meeting, Roberts expressed frustration with the Agency’s recent dismissal of concerns from Kansans regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rules. Roberts took issue with the EPA’s recent campaign calling these concerns “myths.” … Continue

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 -3-6 366-6 366-6 359-6 360-2s 07/22/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 -3-6 374-4 374-4 367-4 368-2s 07/22/14
Soybeans (P) Aug 2014 +8-2 1195-0 1195-0 1183-0 1184-0s 07/22/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 -6-4 1102-0 1102-0 1085-0 1085-0s 07/22/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 -5-4 524-4 525-4 524-4 524-4s 07/22/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 -5-4 548-4 548-6 548-0 548-6s 07/22/14
Live Cattle Aug 2014 +0.350 156.700 156.700 156.075 156.300 06:51
Feeder Cattle Sep 2014 +1.600 217.550 218.375 217.550 218.375 06:53
Lean Hogs Aug 2014 -0.975 127.050 127.200 126.350 126.600 06:53
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Crops

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USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Co …

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Cool Temps in Kansas last week helped fall crops keep pace

The Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending July 20, 2014 shows temperatures ranged from 6 to 15 degrees below normal while portions of western Kansas received …

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Nebraska Crops continue near record pace for condition: 76 corn, 73 soybean, 63 sorghum and 80 dry beans remain good to excellent

The Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending July 20, 2014 reports the State saw unseasonably cool temperatures and only isolated rainfall according to USDA’s …

Livestock

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Thorpe honored for beef industry achievements

There is no man more associated with the words “cattle market” than Topper Thorpe, who left his mark on the industry during a 32-year tenure with CattleFax. His contributions and le …

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CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Approved for 44 Kansas Counties

Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced today that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage …

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K-State Beef Conference August 11-14

Many cattle producers are experiencing record returns on their calves this year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for more opportunities to enhance a beef operat …

Opinion

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Help for Rural Californians Suffering Through Drought

In this week's column, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about his visit to the small town of Cameron Creek Colony in Tulare County, California. He said " about 10 percent of Camero …

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Time to send a clear message to EPA

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Jackie McClaskey says water in Kansas is a precious resource. Kansans are keenly aware of the importance of protecting the soil, water, air and oth …

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Equal Access to Broadcast Television Key to Rural America

Doug Sombke, president of South Dakota Farmers Union, visited Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to act on pending legislation that will ensure rural Americans maintain access …

Features

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Incoming UNL Freshmen awarded scholarships at NAYI

Two returning delegates to the 43rd Annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) have been awarded scholarships for their leadership and commitment to agriculture, as demonst …

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Dr. Dick Fleming receives NAYI'S highest honor

During the 43rd Annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) held earlier this month, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC) presented its highest honor, the NAYI Awa …

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Members Request Ag Department Report on Cost & Feasibility of Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Measures

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK-03), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), and 12 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to Secre …