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What Does Trade Have to Do With the Price of Land?
What Does Trade Have to Do With the Price of Land? Opinion | 07/18/2018

Anyone paying attention to the news over the past few months knows that the United States is in the midst of trade issues with multiple foreign countries.

Enjoy bread
Enjoy bread Opinion | 07/16/2018

While the 2018 wheat harvest remains fresh in the minds of Kansans, it’s worth remembering civilization has been directly linked to the cultivation of grain.

Why Isn't There More Farmland For Sale?
Why Isn't There More Farmland For Sale? Opinion | 07/11/2018

Farmers National COmpany's Randy Dickhut answers the question, "Why isn''t there more farmland for sale?"

Trade Conflict with China Already Hurting U.S. Farm Families
Trade Conflict with China Already Hurting U.S. Farm Families Opinion | 07/07/2018

From March to June over the past three years, Chinese flour milling companies and their importers purchased an average of about 20 million bushels of U.S. wheat, returning well over $145 million to American farm families and grain handlers. Not...

The fruits of our labors
The fruits of our labors Opinion | 07/02/2018

Going into the first week of July, most Kansans are experiencing the dog-days of summer – blistering heat, strong southerly winds and a few scattered showers. In most fields across our state, the corn crop is holding its own and...

Ethanol is Good for Nebraska
Ethanol is Good for Nebraska Opinion | 07/01/2018

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith offers thoughts on ethanol being good for Nebraska.

Secretary Perdue: “Donald Trump Will Protect American Farmers from China’s Trade Retaliation”
Secretary Perdue: “Donald Trump Will Protect American Farmers from China’s Trade Retaliation” Opinion | 06/25/2018

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in an Op-Ed says “President Donald Trump is standing up to China, which wrongly believes it can bully our farmers to get America to back away from defending our national interests.”

Growing Agriculture in the Good Life
Growing Agriculture in the Good Life Opinion | 06/25/2018

As Governor, Pete Ricketts has made growing agriculture, including dairy farming, the centerpiece of his “grow Nebraska” vision. He writes about growing agriculture in the state.

Noble profession
Noble profession Opinion | 06/25/2018

Today’s livestock producers must consider their vocation a noble profession. By continuing to care for, and nurture their animals, while telling this story, farmers and ranchers can preserve their freedom to operate and maintain successful animal agriculture in the United...

Prime the Pump Success Driving Ethanol Demand
Prime the Pump Success Driving Ethanol Demand Opinion | 06/20/2018

More than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released today by Growth Energy.