agriculture en USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought. But corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:29:37 +0000 Associated Press 48593 at USDA: Fewer farm workers hired, pay slightly more <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of workers hired directly by farms in Iowa and Missouri during the reference week of April 6th through 12th, was down 25 percent from a year ago. Fri, 23 May 2014 13:15:58 +0000 Associated Press 47638 at Lack of moisture a concern for Nebraska farmers <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska farmers prepare to plant their crops in the next few weeks, they are worrying about the lack of moisture. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:55:32 +0000 Associated Press 45043 at CSAs connecting businesses, employees with healthy food options <p>Omaha’s <a href="">Partners for a Healthy City</a> program is helping organizations access local, healthy food for their employees.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 44843 at Ag. Director: Farm bill will help Neb. recovery <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farmers and ranchers who suffered losses due to Nebraska's severe weather may see some relief with the passage of a new farm bill. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:03:55 +0000 Associated Press 42512 at Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:13:46 +0000 Associated Press 42094 at Sen. Fischer: farm bill unlikely before January <p>It’s unlikely a new farm bill will come before Congress by the end of this year. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:01:18 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 40154 at Sen. Fischer: farm bill unlikely before January Nebraska gets $200,000 federal business grant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is among several states receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Cooperate Development program to help rural cooperatives and small businesses. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:10:06 +0000 Associated Press 39187 at Record corn harvest forecast for Nebraska <p>The USDA expects Nebraska’s corn harvest to yield 1.61 billion bushels this season. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 38742 at Record corn harvest forecast for Nebraska USDA: 2013 corn harvest a record 13.9B bushels <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This year's corn crop is the largest the nation has ever seen, and exceeds earlier government projections. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:09:42 +0000 Associated Press 38626 at