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NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS

Lincoln, NE – All layers in Nebraska during June 2016 totaled 9.20 million, up from 6.43 million the previous year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during June totaled 223 million eggs,

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NEBRASKA ACREAGE

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska corn growers planted 9.70 million acres, up 3 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Biotechnology varieties were used on 95 percent of the area planted, down 1

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NEBRASKA GRAIN STOCKS

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 540 million bushels, up 18 percent from 2015, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 285 million bushels are

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno to discuss U.S. Leadership in Latin American Markets

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and President of Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno to discuss Hispanic-Americans’ leadership in advancing U.S. engagement in

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WASDE Update Link

The current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) is now available in PDF, XML, and Microsoft Excel formats at: http://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde Acrobat Reader, which is required to view and print the WASDE report, can be downloaded at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

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UNL Project SENSE

When and at what rate nitrogen fertilizer should be applied are major questions for today’s corn producers. Nebraska Extension is helping answer these questions through Project SENSE, which stands for Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship

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Sasse Votes to Defund WOTUS

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after voting for an amendment that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its destructive Waters of the

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Ag Web Resources from UNL

The amount of information available via Internet resources continues to increase.  Periodically, I like to remind producers about sites in this arena.    Here are some good UNL sites for producers to consider for this growing season. The

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Nebraska Legislature to Debate Right to Farm

Lincoln, Neb In a recent poll, 65.5% of likely voters said they would vote “for” a constitutional Right to Farm Amendment.  Support was highest in the agriculturally dependent 3rd congressional district, where 72.7% were supportive.  Voter support was high in the other Congressional Districts, 60.1% and 63.8% in the 1st and 2nd Districts respectively. The poll was conducted in advance of the General File debate of LR 378CA, introduced and prioritized by Senator John Kuehn of Heartwell. If advanced by the Legislature, the measure would be placed on the November 2016 general election ballot for adoption by Nebraska voters.  The matter is currently on the General File agenda of the Nebraska Legislature. “Protection of Nebraska agriculture is my top priority as a legislator. Nebraska voters clearly and unambiguously support placing the Right to Farm in the Nebraska Constitution. The misinformation by extremist groups represent a real and urgent threat to both livestock production and commodity science. It’s time to be proactive in supporting and protecting agriculture, which represents 1 of every 4 jobs in Nebraska,” said Senator John Kuehn of Heartwell, a veterinarian and a 4 ​th​  generation ag producer on a family operation with his dad and younger brother. The live poll of 600 likely voters for the 2016 General Election in Nebraska was conducted from March 6­9, 2016.  Margin of Error is 4.0%  at the 95% Confidence Interval. “Activists representing a vocal minority will use scare tactics and false rhetoric to sway perception of Right to Farm in Nebraska,” said Senator Kuehn.

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Frazier Named to Lead NCBA

DENVER (March 22, 2016) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has named Kendal Frazier its new chief executive officer. NCBA president Tracy Brunner made the announcement, saying he is confident that the nation’s oldest and largest cattle industry

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NCBA Urges Swift Action on TPP

WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2016) – Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter on behalf of its members and state affiliates urging quick passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. NCBA President Tracy Brunner said cattle producers cannot afford

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Feed Bunk Management

BROOKINGS, S.D. – When it comes to nutritional management of growing and finishing cattle, the scientific aspects tend to get the most attention. In truth, feeding cattle successfully is as much art and judgment as science, explained Warren

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Principles for Our Ag Future

Glen Allen, VA – Today Ag America, a national coalition of agricultural leaders dedicated to electing candidates with proven records of supporting American agriculture, called on the 2016 Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential candidates to commit to

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Lamb is for lovers

February is Lamb Lovers Month

The American Lamb Board is again celebrating February as Lamb Lovers Month. This Lamb Lovers Month, determine your “Lamb Language of Love” by taking the Lamb Lovers Libs quiz at www.facebook.com/AmericanLamb/app/393436617352698?brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=chk-56b395f486f06. Are EWE a Classic Romantic, Homebody

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