U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies. The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. It replaces a program that paid farmers when milk prices sank too low.Dairy farmers have struggled in recent years even with good milk prices. Feed costs have risen because of demand for corn from the ethanol industry and recen... More>>
Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune says he is doing everything he can to ensure that locomotives and railcars are available to move the abundant harvest that South Dakota farmers are expecting. More>>
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The U.S. Agriculture Department is moving one of its service centers in northeast Nebraska from Battle Creek to Norfolk. More>>
Ethanol was on the mind of Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Monday morning. More>>
A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin soon as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. More>>
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. More>>