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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 6 Percent, Nebraska up 8, Kansas up 4
U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 6 Percent, Nebraska up 8, Kansas up 4 Livestock | 09/21/2018

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on September 1, 2018. The inventory was 6 percent above September 1, 2017. This is the...

Rural Mainstreet Index Sinks for September
Rural Mainstreet Index Sinks for September Features | 09/21/2018

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index climbed above growth neutral in September for an eighth straight month, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations
Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations Livestock | 09/21/2018

Talks between Canada and the U.S. regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are intensifying in Washington, D.C.

EPA Updates RFS Website to Improve Transparency
EPA Updates RFS Website to Improve Transparency Features | 09/21/2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program website to increase transparency surrounding the program.

U.S. Soybean Meal: A Dependable Feed Ingredient
U.S. Soybean Meal: A Dependable Feed Ingredient Crops | 09/21/2018

The global animal agriculture industry consumes 97 percent of all U.S. soybean meal, and U.S. farmers are diligent about practices to ensure that U.S. soybean meal is a dependable feed ingredient.

Wheat Growers See Challenges and Promise in African Markets
Wheat Growers See Challenges and Promise in African Markets Crops | 09/21/2018

Members of a U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board Team meeting with millers in Lagos recently learned more about how the West African nation’s economy and consumer preferences are forcing mills to reduce costs and produce a wider range of flour...

Costco Poultry Complex Could Redefine Farm-to-Fork
Costco Poultry Complex Could Redefine Farm-to-Fork Livestock | 09/21/2018

As Costco is set to be the first U.S. retailer to integrate its meat supply to the farm level, a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division predicts that other food retailers and foodservice companies may be prompted to reevaluate...

Importance of Being Digital Ready – What Does that Mean?
Importance of Being Digital Ready – What Does that Mean? Features | 09/20/2018

Communities often determine if they are digital ready on whether or not high-speed internet is available. The conversation then focuses on who has high-speed internet and who does not. Hence, the divide

Sen. Moran Advocates for Relocating USDA’s ERS and NIFA to Kansas
Sen. Moran Advocates for Relocating USDA’s ERS and NIFA to Kansas Features | 09/20/2018

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today urged USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider Kansas as a relocation site for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Nebraska Corn reminds ag workers, rural residents and visitors to be safe this harvest season
Nebraska Corn reminds ag workers, rural residents and visitors to be safe this harvest season Crops | 09/20/2018

As combines pop up in fields across the Midwest, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association encourage farmers, as well as local residents and visitors, to take a second for safety in rural areas this harvest season.

Is Canada Purposefully Dragging Out NAFTA Negotiations?
Is Canada Purposefully Dragging Out NAFTA Negotiations? Features | 09/20/2018

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to Washington, D.C. for continued NAFTA negotiations, a prominent Congressional member says time is running out.

Ricketts proclaims Agriculture Trade Awareness Day in Nebraska
Ricketts proclaims Agriculture Trade Awareness Day in Nebraska Features | 09/19/2018

During Husker Harvest Days, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by several agricultural interests in proclaiming September 12th, 2018 Agricultural Trade Awareness Day.