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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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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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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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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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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1:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

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.

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8:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Sen. Fischer: farm bill unlikely before January

It’s unlikely a new farm bill will come before Congress by the end of this year.

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8:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Nebraska gets $200,000 federal business grant

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.

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2:00 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Record corn harvest forecast for Nebraska

The USDA expects Nebraska’s corn harvest to yield 1.61 billion bushels this season.

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6:09 am
Sat November 9, 2013

USDA: 2013 corn harvest a record 13.9B bushels

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This year's corn crop is the largest the nation has ever seen, and exceeds earlier government projections.

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