Posted: 6:04 AM The Senate is debating cuts to the federal crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week. The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies and crop insurance in the legislation, which would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years and would set policy for farm programs and food aid.
Posted: 2:50 PM Michael Kelsey has announced he will be stepping down as the Executive Vice President of Nebraska Cattlemen, Inc. effective the end of June.
Posted: 6:47 AM Nebraska landowners have only a couple of weeks left to enroll in a program that pays them up to $10 an acre for keeping their wheat and mile stubble 14 inches or taller during this year's harvest.
Updated: 7:48 PM The Federal Reserve says farm income growth slowed across the Plains and western states in the first quarter as costs increased and the drought lingered.
Updated: 7:27 AM Nebraska farmers are working hard to plant their corn crop, but this spring's wet weather has slowed their work. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 43 percent of Nebraska's corn crop has been planted. That's about 10 days behind the average of 77 percent planted at this point. Nebraska's wheat crop continues to be in bad shape. About 48 percent of the wheat crop is in poor or very poor condition.
Posted: 11:47 AM Those wanting to evaluate and plan a farming business can get training and support this month from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension program.
Posted: 10:35 AM Some University of Missouri students preparing to return to the family farm are analyzing their own family finances for firsthand lessons in the economics of modern agriculture.
Posted: 12:53 PM The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop.
Posted: 6:55 AM A new grain-loading facility will be built near Superior to help Nebraska farmers get their crops to market quickly.
Posted: 8:35 PM Nebraska officials have agreed to stop releasing water into Kansas, now that the states have reached a tentative agreement on Kansas' future access to water from the Republican River.
Updated: 1:00 PM A wet spring continues to soak soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to retreat ever so slowly westward.
Posted: 4:49 AM Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the cold weather reduced the amount of runoff from snowmelt in the past month.
Posted: 10:27 PM The Wyoming State Engineer's Office expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead despite recent heavy snowfall in the river headwaters. Hydrologists continue to forecast less water storage than the amount needed for irrigation.
Posted: 12:36 PM On behalf of U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraskans of the availability of cost-share funds to promote U.S. livestock exports.
Posted: 3:53 PM Farmers in the nation's breadbasket who only recently were praying for an end to a withering drought are now pining for enough sunshine and heat to dry their muddy fields in time to plant their corn and other crops.
Posted: 12:50 PM This spring's cold, wet weather has delayed planting in Nebraska because many fields are soggy after last week's snow and rain.
Posted: 8:06 AM A University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension webinar is aimed at helping farmers understand their options under the farm bill.