Ty O’Connor, Alex Froom and Matt Thiede are in the different corners of the food chain that puts meals and drinks on tables across the country.
USDA is looking at expanding small and mid-sized ag food and supply chains across the country, such as local meat, fruit, and vegetable proces…
Before the combine hits the fields, farmers in the Upper Midwest begin cleaning out bins and preparing them for the new crop. Once the grain i…
Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association (NDGGA), will retire June 1 after nearly 19 years with the orga…
LINCOLN — Rural and urban residents who struggle to find fresh and healthy food close to home could soon get help from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with the help of $25 million from federal taxpayers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $25 million cooperative agreement award to UNL to improve local supply chains by […]
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What is the federal government’s involvement in carbon smart agriculture? Dave Ripplinger, NDSU Extension bioproducts/bioenergy economist, sai…
WASHINGTON — Commodity trade group leaders at a U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee hearing this week advocated for bolstered risk management programs and maintaining foreign market access as tools to support farmers amid volatile times. The industry representatives said supply chain disruptions and increased production costs have tightened margins for large-scale farmers, and decreased the effectiveness […]
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The first new Big Bud tractor in 40 years received a lot of buzz from farmers, other equipment dealers, and some of the more…
Dan Humburg, former faculty member at South Dakota State University (SDSU), who has researched the reason for combine fires when cutting sunfl…
WASHINGTON — A roundtable of Native American agricultural leaders at a recent U.S. Senate hearing lobbied for increased sovereignty and social justice in the coming farm bill by expanding tribes’ jurisdiction over U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. It’s called “638” authority and refers to Public Law 93-638, which gives tribes the power to manage certain federal […]
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced new steps the Department of Agriculture is taking to recenter U.S. agriculture and benefit small and midsized operations, including a proposed new “Product of USA” labeling rule and an $89 million expansion of the USDA intermediary lending program. At the National Farmers Union conference in San Francisco, […]
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WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee listened to agribusiness executives on Tuesday rail against federal regulations, and lobby for new markets and reinforced crop insurance programs in the panel’s first hearing of the new Congress. With the 2018 farm bill expiring this fall, lawmakers who will shape the next version of the […]
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On Monday, Feb. 6, American Crystal Sugar Company announced that the Sidney Sugars plant will close following the end of clean up in April.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged the private sector and government officials to address inequity and promote innovation in what he called a “pivotal moment” in the nation’s history at an industry conference Thursday. In the opening session of the 99th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Vilsack said new income streams and markets will be […]
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Down on the farm? Farmers face challenges as they navigate labor shortages, inflation, increasing interest rates and extreme weather induced by climate changes
Farm-to-table is not just a catchphrase for some contemporary ‘foodie’ trend.
The recorded male heard on the Shlagel Farms of Waldorf’s voice message captures the situation succinctly.
WASHINGTON — After two strong years of growth, U.S. farm income is forecast to drop substantially in 2023 as commodity prices fall and expenses rise, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service reported Tuesday. And with food prices projected to rise into 2023, the nation’s producers will not be reaping the financial benefits. The economic […]
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WASHINGTON – In its first meeting of the new congressional session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry gathered Wednesday for a hearing on the trade and horticulture titles in the upcoming farm bill. The legislators prioritized enforcing the nation’s agricultural trade agreements, expanding access to international markets and supporting underserved producers. “The […]
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Rising interest rates have farmers and lenders putting extra thought toward operational costs. Taylor Sumption is a crop farmer just north of Aberdeen. The South Dakota farmer said the higher interest rates will make his annual loans cost more for things like putting his crops in the ground. “For example, looking at putting in a […]
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BENTON, Ill. — This community is on the move.
Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this Dr. Rosmann column from 2015.
The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) elected four new board members.
The canola market has held steady through harvest, strengthening off the lows in early September. The November canola futures contract closed …
Soybean harvest is winding down and as it does, soybean prices off the combine are ranging from $12.50-$12.70 with futures bumping up around $13.
Although durum prices have come down from their recent highs, they remain historically high following the 2021 harvest.