NEWS ROOM

08/16/2018

It is a documentary featuring the rolling Nebraska Sandhills, but it is not about the sandy soil and mixed prairies. “It's really a film about doing the right thing, working hard, being decent to your fellow human being and the animals that are in your care, ” said Georg Joutras, director Ocean of Grass. It…

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KVRN

08/15/2018

Not strawberries, not lettuce, not blueberries — and definitely not cows! Here’s a look at common misconceptions about GMOs and a tool to share facts.

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Holly Spangler 1

08/15/2018

For the first time in its 13-year existence, the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) have endorsed a candidate for office when the board voted to endorse Bob Krist for Governor of Nebraska. Krist had announced that he would run as an Independent last summer, but the unreasonably high barriers needed to secure a place on…

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KVRN

08/15/2018

USDA Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney says farmers can expect more details on the $12 billion trade relief package by the end of the month. He tells Brownfield farmers will need to sign up for the program and compensation will be based on 2018 yield data. “We hope and are intending to make that easy…

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Amie Sites

08/15/2018

Two of the Illinois congressional delegation serving on the Farm Bill Conference Committee maintain differing views on the nutrition title of that legislation.  Republican Rodney Davis supports the food stamp work and job training requirements in the House version of the bill because there are millions more on food stamps during low unemployment. “Let’s get…

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Tom Steever

08/15/2018

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2018 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, today opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture. This is the fifth year of the Challenge, which is…

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KVRN

08/15/2018

The head of the Farm Service Agency says much of the Corn Belt looks good, and he’s looking for options in those areas that are not getting rain. In the last two weeks, Richard Fordyce has been in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and on Tuesday, in Illinois. “The crops look really good in…

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Tom Steever

08/15/2018

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, both live and feeder cattle futures closed higher on speculative buying interest, largely based on a hope for firmer demand.  August live cattle closed $.35 higher at $108.32 and October contracts closed $.27 higher at $109.  August feeder cattle closed $.12 higher at $149.05 and September feeder cattle closed $.47…

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Meghan Grebner

08/15/2018

Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling, in addition to the higher U.S. Dollar index and losses in non-ag commodities and the broader market. The trade is watching weather, with some dry parts of the Midwest expected to get more near-term rain. New USDA supply, demand, and production numbers are out September 12th…

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John Perkins