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Kansas farmland values continue to slide

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income.

Secretary Perdue Announces USDA Improvements for Customer Service & Efficiency

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the realignment of a number of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in order to improve customer service and maximize efficiency

Peterson Farm Brothers release "Forage Harvester" video

The Peterson Farm Brothers from Assaria; KS have released a new video titled "Forage Harvester." Find more information at: http://www.petersonfarmbrothers.com

NCTA enrollment continues climb

Fulltime student enrollment at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis has increased for a fourth consecutive year. NCTA Aggies completed their second week of classes Sept. 1 with 255 fulltime on-campus students.

Tyson to build state-of-the-art chicken operation near Tonganoxie, KS

Tyson Foods will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, Kansas which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens.

Hurricane Harvey Causes Fuel Changes

Due to the fuel supply emergency caused by Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a waiver, which relaxes the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirement so E15 may be sold immediately in 38 states, including Nebraska.

Greg Ibach nominated to be USDA Under Secretary

Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach has been officially nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs by President Trump. Ibach has served as Director of Agriculture in the state since 2005.

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2017-2019 Fellows

Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 37 participants have been announced by the programs director, Terry Hejny. The two-year program will begin in September.

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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