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Senate Ag Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Farmer Veteran Legislation

Seante Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow,have introduced the Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 makes all new veterans eligible for support from the Department of Agriculture.

Senators Want Answers on RFS Economic Hardship Waiver to CVR

A group of senators is seeking more information regarding an economic hardship waiver under the Renewable Fuel Standard sent to CVR Energy, owned by Carl Icahn.

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

During an official proclamation ceremony on May 7, 2018, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month. Since 2006, the acting Nebraska governor has dedicated one month out of each year to recognize the importance of ren

Farm Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher

Interest rates on most types of farm loans continued to move higher. A Kansas City Fed report says, following modest increases in short-term rates, commercial banks raised interest rates on loans used to finance various farm-sector purchase.

April Mid-America Economy Index Highest in 12 Years

The April Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, jumped to its highest level in 12 years pointing to strong growth for the next three to

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.

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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