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Hartington organic farmer wins accolades in Washington DC

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A farmer from northeast Nebraska was among a dozen producers honored in a White House ceremony last week as a Champion for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. Martin Kleinschmit, of Hartington, says making the shift to organic farming and grass fed beef production didn’t happen overnight. “As soon as you start doing the organic system, you […]

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Budget deal in Washington takes direct aim at crop insurance (AUDIO)

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Nebraska farmers could feel the pinch of a two-year budget deal reached in Washington. A two-year agreement has been struck to keep the federal government going. Sen. Deb Fischer says she has been reviewing it with her staff. “Yes, we have some concerns with it,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Some of the things in […]

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Law changes for grain elevators may impact farmers’ payment plans

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Farmers need to be aware of recent changes in state law that could impact their interests when selling or storing grain. Jay Rempe, at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, says once grain is delivered, farmers now have half the time to demand payment. “They have to report a problem to the Public Service Commission or demand […]

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New committee won’t “reinvent the wheel” in creating livestock matrix

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A new state government panel is charged with creating development conditions — or a matrix — that can be used by county government officials for determining where new livestock operations can be placed. Nebraska Farm Bureau vice president Mark McHargue is on the Livestock Development Matrix Committee and says livestock growth is very important to […]

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UNL Rural Poll finds many Nebraskans are satisfied where they live

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A new survey of rural Nebraskans finds they give mostly positive reviews of their own communities and how they see the future shaping up. Becky Vogt, with the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says some trends seen in the Rural Poll have continued for years. “We asked about how they believe […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 10/22/2015

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  Dale Moore, Executive Director of Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues […]

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Health officials fear potential for bird flu making the jump to humans

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While poultry industry experts are watching for signs of an autumn outbreak of avian influenza, it’s also a public health concern. Deb Scholten, director of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department in Wayne, says they worked with employees at the poultry farms in Dixon County that had bird flu outbreaks last spring. “We monitored the […]

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Nebraska to take part in $30M USDA conservation program (AUDIO)

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced Nebraska will be part of a national conservation effort. Vilsack visited Iowa, where he served as governor, to make the announcement that Nebraska will be part of the $30 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program. “The announcement I’m here to make today is a continuation of the commitment that […]

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Nebraska ag officials return to Europe to pitch beef sales

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Nebraska agricultural officials are back in Europe, attempting to increase the amount of Nebraska beef imported to European countries as well as exploring exports to emerging markets in Eastern Europe. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says Nebraska ranchers have adapted their operations to meet unique European demands. “We have a number of Nebraska producers, cow-calf […]

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Agriculture seen as the big winner in TPP (AUDIO)

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Nebraska agriculture could reap rich rewards through the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. At least that is how TPP is being sold both in Nebraska and nationally. Though the TPP agreement covers a broad range of trade, agriculture stands to benefit as much as any sector of the U.S. economy. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach expects Nebraska […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership could benefit Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Reaching agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership is only the first step in opening trade to a number of nations, according to a Nebraska Congressman. Congressman Adrian Smith says Nebraska exports a lot of beef and pork to Asia. “We stand to see even better exports to Asia with this agreement,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. […]

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