Lance Wach's experience managing heavy farm equipment gave him an advantage over those who did not come from the farm.
This year’s exhibits are split between Village Pointe and Chance Ridge, which houses livestock shows, a small petting zoo and a kids zone with a Western dress-up station, real tractors and pretend bull-riding.
Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration said that she understands the short-term effects tariffs might be having on small businesses, but said it's a long game.
"This is a time of year we don't sell a lot of soybeans to China," said Victor Bohuslavsky, executive director of the farm industry group. "It would naturally slow down at that time anyway. The big concern is going to be the fall harvest."
Neighbors who don’t want a chicken feeding operation in their eastern Nebraska community have sued the Colfax County Board of Commissioners for approving a permit.
PIERRE, S.D. — Officials say anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year.
Seemingly every day, the president he voted for escalates a trade fight with China. Seemingly every day, the price of his soybeans plunges further into the toilet.
The initiative aims to help meet Nebraska’s need for skilled workers by getting seventh- and eighth-grade students thinking about careers in manufacturing and technology.
The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.
The embattled director of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Nebraska on Thursday to talk about the administration’s new Waters of the United States rule.
Selling the land to the Ponca means that TransCanada will have to negotiate with a new landowner, one that has special legal status as a tribe — a tribe that is opposed to the pipeline. The plot becomes the only tribally owned plot of land on the XL pipeline route in the U.S.
Emily Skor, chief executive of Energy Growth, said Pruitt has granted more waivers than usual to U.S. petroleum refineries, allowing them to skip blending ethanol into fuel without requiring increased blending elsewhere.
About 2,000 people will attend, making it the biggest such conference in recent years, said John Nelson, marketing director for BBI International, which sponsors the annual event and publishes Ethanol Producer magazine.
"If the president is actually serious about leading the expansion of a G-7 no-tariff, free-trade agreement, that's tremendous, tremendous news — for the U.S. and for the free nations of the world. ... But the path to more trade begins with less whining on the global stage," Sasse said.
For 50 years, Mart McNutt’s family has been driving cattle to summer pastures the old-fashioned way, on horseback, down the same roads and trails. They could have begun the annual cattle drive last month with their eyes shut.
This farmland seems like a winning lottery ticket because it might fetch $40,000 or $50,000 an acre if or when they sell it to a developer. They know that’s serious money. They know it’s inevitable, though they don’t like to think about closing the book on five generations of Rohwers who have farmed in west Omaha — or west of Omaha — since the Civil War.
About 400 Nebraska farmers are having to transfer their hail-only crop insurance after an insurance agency, Crop Pro Insurance Services of Johnston, Iowa, gave them cancellation notices, Nebraska Insurance Director Bruce Ramge said Wednesday.
In the Sand Hills, where more than a half-million cattle are raised by ranching families who live tens of miles apart, branding day is a much-anticipated springtime ritual.
The nonprofit owner of a 53-acre Loess Hills farm for sale east of Omaha is looking for prospective buyers who would do three things: put up a reasonable financial offer; pledge to farm the land in a sustainable way; tell a great story.
Sludge is the solid stuff that comes out the other end of Omaha’s wastewater treatment plant system after people flush. Andy Harpenau said the city should consider mixing sludge with yard waste to make a product that he says would be better than the city-made Oma-Gro compost.
The Senate’s resident rancher, Fischer, R-Nebraska, said she was disappointed in the Raybould team's repeated attacks on her determination and commitment to Nebraska agriculture.
University of Nebraska law professor Anthony Schutz, as well as two attorneys who work in the field of agriculture law, said that such lawsuits are difficult to win.
With most farmers markets in the Omaha metro area kicking off over the weekend, the market at Aksarben Village produced a bumper crop of visitors Sunday during its season debut.
Several observers said many factors were at play, and didn’t want to place blame in last Sunday’s deadly storm. They mentioned high winds and dry conditions across the Plains, combined with a burst of spring planting activity that disturbed soils as farmers raced to make up for delays caused by a cold April.
Farmland values in Nebraska declined for the second straight year after a long run of increases.
The every-five-years-or-so legislation represents a sprawling reauthorization of federal agriculture programs that govern policies from land conservation to rural broadband expansion. This year’s version will likely even throw in some rural health care pieces.