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Nebraska Department of Agriculture responds to Herbicide use complaints

NDAs pesticide and fertilizer program staff are actively investigating these complaints for noncompliance with state and federal laws, but cautions producers that these investigations will not characterize crop damage; acres involved or estimated dollar

Research funded by Nebraska Soybean Board key to expanding California biodiesel market

The California Air Resource Board announced July 20, 2017 that they have certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the cleanest proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the U.S.

AGCO to Aquire Precision Planting from the Climate Corporation

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for AGCO to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.

NPPC Backs EPA Request To Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements For Farms

The National Pork Producers Council have filed a brief in support of EPAs recent motion to delay a federal court order requiring farms to begin onerous and unnecessary air emissions reporting.

Ag Producers, Lenders Agree: Farm Bill Risk Management Tools are Essential

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing, titled, Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.

ICBA Proposes Five Goals for New Farm Bill & Ways to Prevent Next Farm Crisis

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) urged Congress to adopt a new long-term farm bill incorporating five broad goals and offered enhancements to USDA programs to prevent a farm credit crisis.

Maintaining Approved Cover Required on CRP Acreage

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants are responsible for ensuring adequate, approved vegetative and practice cover is maintained to control erosion throughout the life of the contract after the practice has been established.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2016.

Programs available for Nebraska Farmers & Ranchers suffering from drought conditions

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is providing information to Nebraskas farmers and ranchers in need of assistance due to prolonged dry conditions in the state.

World Won't Wait for U.S. to Lead on Trade

Nebraska beef is once again being sold in China after the Trump administration negotiated an end to a 14-year ban. This is a great development for Nebraska agriculture, as well as for Chinese consumers who finally get to enjoy this high-quality, delicious



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