10:41 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Nebraska farmers advised to prepare for continued drought

CLAY CENTER, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers are being advised to plan for another growing season of drought.

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2:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Johanns: Senate must begin work on a new farm bill

The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.

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12:51 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

USDA discusses long-term response, challenges as drought persists

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at a USDA regional meeting Tuesday in Omaha about the drought.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

More than three-fourths of the state of Nebraska remains in an exceptional drought.

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12:50 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Corn harvest well ahead of schedule in Nebraska

The Nebraska Corn Board says the state's harvest is nearly a month ahead of schedule.

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11:48 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Drought conditions expand rapidly in Nebraska

The new report from the National Drought Mitigation Center shows exceptional drought conditions expanded rapidly in Nebraska during the past week.
National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought conditions expanded rapidly in Nebraska during the previous week, according to a new report.

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2:59 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Ag Secretary calls for quick passage of farm bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke Friday in Omaha.
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. House needs to pass the farm bill upon its return to session next month.

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8:35 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Extreme drought conditions spread in Nebraska and Iowa

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A new report on drought conditions shows 90 percent of Nebraska is now in an extreme drought.

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2:26 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Conservation program funding available for farmers dealing with drought losses

Drought has affected crops statewide, including this field near Grand Island.
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The USDA’s Natural Resources Defense Council is making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling due to the drought.

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4:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Sen. Nelson: new farm bill is important to Nebraska's number one industry


Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator says a new farm bill making its way through the Senate is good for the Cornhusker State.

Senator Ben Nelson's comments came late last week before a 90-to-8 vote to move the farm bill to debate. The measure would end the direct payment program, and streamline other services.

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Politics & Elections
4:06 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Nelson: crop insurance, alternative energy should be part of farm bill discussion

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it may be difficult to keep some agricultural programs from being cut because of the federal deficit.

Nelson says hearings began Wednesday in Washington on the Food and Fuel Security Act. Nelson says it’s important that Congress not make cuts to the USDA rural development program, which he says Nebraska home owners, businesses, and communities benefited from last year. According to Nelson, Nebraska received $189 million in USDA rural development funds in 2011.

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