agriculture

Agriculture
5:16 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Nebraska soybean harvest 95 percent complete

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal report says Nebraska's soybean harvest was 95 percent complete by the end of last week.

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Agriculture
8:48 am
Wed October 15, 2014

USDA: Nebraska corn, soybean harvests lagging

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's harvests of corn and soybeans are lagging the average harvests completed by the date.

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Iowa
8:30 am
Fri September 26, 2014

USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks farmers face.

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Nebraska
8:20 am
Tue September 23, 2014

USDA: Nebraska corn harvest progress lagging

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature.

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Nebraska
8:08 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Rain raised topsoil moisture levels in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Last week's rain in most of Nebraska has reduced irrigation demand and aided dryland crops.

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Agriculture
8:29 am
Thu June 12, 2014

USDA: Drought cuts wheat crop; corn, soybeans good

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.

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Iowa
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

USDA: Fewer farm workers hired, pay slightly more

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.

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Nebraska
8:55 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Lack of moisture a concern for Nebraska farmers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska farmers prepare to plant their crops in the next few weeks, they are worrying about the lack of moisture.

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Omaha
3:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

CSAs connecting businesses, employees with healthy food options

Omaha’s Partners for a Healthy City program is helping organizations access local, healthy food for their employees.

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Government
9:03 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Ag. Director: Farm bill will help Neb. recovery

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.

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