by Jess Oaks SCOTTSBLUFF – The Nebraska Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) met last week in Scottsbluff for the society’s …

GERING – The North Platte Natural Resources District, and the Nebraska Forest Service, are partnering to host a tree pruning workshop about the proper pruning methods and tools, general tree …

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it is hiring 40 Climate Change Fellows to help with the record numbers of applications from farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses ...

January 3-21, 2024, • Denver, CO Location Key: BPAA: Beef Palace Auction Arena; SA: Stadium Arena; SH1: Stadium Hall 1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn: Witwer Show Arena: New Yards Show Arena (2 rings); Wagner Equipment Auction Arena: New Yards Sale Arena; Williams Yards: New Yards

The National Museum of Military Vehicles, located near Dubois, Wyoming, is hosting its first-ever Restoration Shop Program on Saturday, January 13th. It will repeat the program on Saturday, February 17th for those unable to attend the January session.

This December through July 2024, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) are partnering to conduct a national study focusing on sheep and lamb health and management in the United States. This study, conducted approximately every 10 years, consists of two phases and includes biological sampling and two questionnaires.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is marking the end of 2023 by highlighting on-the-ground projects and partnerships that are building economic prosperity for farmers, families, and communities nationwide. Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America ...

WASHINGTON – As of December 1, there were 75.0 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up slightly from December 2022 and down slightly from Sept. 1, 2023, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

The 82nd Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of Western Cooperative Company (WESTCO) took place Wednesday, December 13 at the Westside Event Center in Alliance, with over 100 people attending the meeting.

December 13, 62 organizations sent a letter to President Biden expressing concern “that the pace of USDA’s progress on its [Packers and Stockyards] Act rulemakings could put them in jeopardy.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has a cooperative agreement with Arizona under the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program (RFSI). Through this agreement, USDA and Arizona are working together to offer over $3.2 million in competitive grant funding for projects designed to build resilience across the middle of the supply chain. Arizona is accepting applications for this Infrastructure Grant funding through March 1, 2024.

Abygail Streff of Pierce took top honors at the 2023 Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Collegiate Discussion Meet. The award was announced Dec. 5 at the “We Love Our Members” luncheon at Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 106th Annual Convention in Kearney.

Adams/Webster County Farm Bureau member, Joe Melnick, won the 2023 Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet. The award was announced Dec. 5 at the “We Love Our Members” luncheon at the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 106thAnnual Convention in Kearney.

Wyoming officials on Thursday postponed the sale of a coveted square-mile property within the borders of Grand Teton National Park, delaying a public auction that generated widespread publicity and equally widespread outrage.

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) convened its inaugural board meeting for fiscal year 2024 on November 20–21, 2023, in Lincoln. During this meeting, restructuring of both the board and committees transpired alongside routine board business.

American foulbrood (AFB) is a devastating honey bee brood disease and was recently confirmed in a hive in Lincoln County, Wyoming.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) celebrates the passage of an extension to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill, which had expired on September 30) until September 2024. The Senate’s passage yesterday of the House continuing resolution means the government will avoid a shutdown and lawmakers will have time to develop a comprehensive five-year farm bill. President Biden is expected to sign the extension, which is included in the continuing resolution to fund the government, this week.

The 4-H Outstanding Service Award recognizes a member who has committed his or her time to the Cuming County 4-H program and their club over their entire 4-H career.

During the 2023 annual conference of the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC), four people were given awards for dedicating themselves to WWPC’s mission. These individuals helped to provide unified support and leadership for integrated management of noxious weeds and pests to protect economic and ecological resources in the State of Wyoming.

Learn to fly and race a drone at the Drone Cup Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Eastern Wyoming College’s Agriculture Technology Education Center (ATEC) located at 3401 West C St. in Torrington, Wyoming.

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