Features

Ag Mega-Mergers Alter Landscape For Farm Retailers

Three market-influencing mergers are reshaping the crop protection and seed industry, and that transformation has important implications for the farm supply sector according to a recent report from CoBanks Knowledge Exchange Division.

Farm Co-ops Applaud the American Food for American Schools Act

The NCFC applauded the introduction of The American Food for American Schools Act. The legislation in the Senate will strengthen monitoring and enforcement of Buy American provisions of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, if approved.

Farm Credit Administration Releases Quarterly Report

A report on the performance of the Farm Credit System shows 2018 is another challenging year for agriculture. The report outlines the economic issues affecting agriculture. Based on its first forecast of the 2018 farm economy.

More than 200 come together to discuss Ogallala Aquifer in Garden City

More than 200 people from agriculture and other industries came together April 9-10 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for preserving groundwater in the Ogallala Aquifer region, a large resource that touches parts of eight states from South Dakot

House Agriculture Committee Releases the 2018 Farm Bill

Today the House Agriculture Committee introduced the 2018 Farm Bill. Congressman Roger Marshall made this piece of legislation his number one priority even before his election. Having been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee.

Trade War Help for Farmers: All Options on the Table

A top Department of Agriculture official says all options are on the table when it comes to finding relief from a trade war with China for farmers. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky told reporters earlier this week

U.S. and China Stumbling Into Trade War

As expected based off recent events, the U.S. and China are headed for a trade war at the cost of U.S. farmers. China has included soybeans in its latest proposed retaliatory tariffs, following other ag products such as pork and ethanol.

Mid-America Economy Ends First Quarter on High Note:

The March Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, jumped to a very strong reading pointing to healthy growth for the next three to six mon

ABA Farm Bank Report: Ag Lending up 6 Percent in 2017

U.S farm banks increased agricultural lending by nearly 6 percent, or $5.9 billion, to $106 billion in 2017, according to the American Bankers Associations annual Farm Bank Performance Report.

Trade War Prospects Weigh Heavy On Rural U.S.

Despite the challenges, there are abundant opportunities for U.S. agriculture this year amid drought in South America and growing export prospects; however, those opportunities are at risk according to the latest Rural Economic Review from CoBank.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship

Survey: Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Continues to Climb

The population of the lesser prairie-chicken is on the rise, according to survey results released last week by the WAFWA. Based on aerial surveys, biologists estimate the lesser prairie-chicken numbers about 29,000, a 25 % increase from 2014.

ABA Report: Farm Banks Well Positioned for 2015

Farm banks significantly increased agricultural lending by 13.6 percent in 2014 and held $94.6 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Associations annual Farm Bank Performance Report.

2015 NFU College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

More than 150 attendees from 25 states and Puerto Rico participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the weekend.

Pete Ricketts Stops by Elwood

Pete Ricketts is a Republican candidate for Governor of Nebraska. agview.net's Ken Rahjes caught up with him in Elwood

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