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    USDA 'Safety Net' Checks Are In the Mail

    Across the nation, $7 billion will be sent to farmers enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, which is 50% more than what was paid out for the previous year's crops.  

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    Very Successful Year for Nebraska's Wheat Harvest

    Wheat harvest wraps up. Wheat harvest wraps up.

    Read more about this "once in a lifetime" harvest.

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    USDA Launches New Online Tool

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    Provides more than 70 resources focused on common issues of interest to urban producers, consumers, and communities

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    Organic Food Production Rising

    Organic crops and their profit potential are topics covered in a new USDA research study. Organic crops and their profit potential are topics covered in a new USDA research study.

    Organic food production is on the rise. 

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    USDA February 2016 Price Report

    USDA has just released its Feb. 2016 Price report, which contains contains data of keen interest to farmers and ranchers.

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    Of Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

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    Bean producers often spend their summer trying to eradicate milkweed from fields, but a new BASF program suggests that encouraging milkweed growth in some areas would actually be a good idea.

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    Farmers Want Cottonseed Added to Farm Bill

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    Industry looks to Secretary of Agriculture for help.

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    2016 USDA Ag Outlook Forum

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    For nearly a century, it’s been THE platform to discuss key issues and topics that face the agriculture community for the coming year.

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    USDA Secretary Vilsack announces another step forward in farm bill implementation

    September 26, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (RFD-TV) In a conference call with reporters this week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the department is taking another step forward in farm bill implementation. "We will begin making available the Agricultural Risk Coverage Price loss Coverage modeling program and occasional materials very soon. This coming Monday (9/29) we'll begin the process of implementing this new safety net program", says Vilsack.The two programs, referred to as A.R.C. and P.L.C... More>>

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    • Farmer's note from Sheriff goes viral

      Farmer's note from Sheriff goes viral

      Wednesday, November 20 2019 12:46 PM EST2019-11-20 17:46:44 GMT

      Long nights, early mornings and a busy harvest could see expensive equipment waiting in the field through the middle of the night, and there may be fear of a break-in or theft during those late evening hours. But Illinois corn and soybean farmer, Doug Downs, found a pleasant surprise. He was gassing up the combine when he noticed a note on the door, from the sheriff's department. The note, from Sargeant David Trimmell said, "just checking on the equipment. Have a safe harvest.

      Long nights, early mornings and a busy harvest could see expensive equipment waiting in the field through the middle of the night, and there may be fear of a break-in or theft during those late evening hours. But Illinois corn and soybean farmer, Doug Downs, found a pleasant surprise. He was gassing up the combine when he noticed a note on the door, from the sheriff's department. The note, from Sargeant David Trimmell said, "just checking on the equipment. Have a safe harvest.

    • Country singer Sam Hunt arrested for DUI

      Country singer Sam Hunt arrested for DUI

      Thursday, November 21 2019 11:17 AM EST2019-11-21 16:17:32 GMT
      (Metro Nashville Police Department)(Metro Nashville Police Department)
      (Metro Nashville Police Department)(Metro Nashville Police Department)

      Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving drunk the wrong way during East Nashville road Thursday morning, according to WKRN.

      Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving drunk the wrong way during East Nashville road Thursday morning, according to WKRN.

    • Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

      Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

      Monday, November 18 2019 11:06 AM EST2019-11-18 16:06:33 GMT
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      Facebook/Goddard Police DepartmentFacebook/Goddard Police Department

      GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found the owners of a camel, cow and donkey that were spotted roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Christmas Nativity scene. 

      GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found the owners of a camel, cow and donkey that were spotted roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Christmas Nativity scene. 

    • Tim Tebow cries in hearbreaking goodbye to his dog

      Tim Tebow cries in hearbreaking goodbye to his dog

      Thursday, November 21 2019 4:30 PM EST2019-11-21 21:30:42 GMT
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      Screenshot via Twitter/TimTebowScreenshot via Twitter/TimTebow

      Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow took to social media Wednesday night to share a series of gut-wrenching pictures and photos of him saying goodbye to his dog Bronco.  

      Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow took to social media Wednesday night to share a series of gut-wrenching pictures and photos of him saying goodbye to his dog Bronco.  

    • Doctors warn not to kiss babies over fear of spreading virus

      Doctors warn not to kiss babies over fear of spreading virus

      Thursday, November 21 2019 10:22 AM EST2019-11-21 15:22:12 GMT

      As cold and flu season reaches full swing, doctors say those who may be sick or feel sick should not kiss, make contact or go near infants because fear over transmitting respiratory syncytial virus. 

      As cold and flu season reaches full swing, doctors say those who may be sick or feel sick should not kiss, make contact or go near infants because fear over transmitting respiratory syncytial virus. 

    • Tanya Tucker ‘beyond shocked’ by Grammy nominations

      Tanya Tucker ‘beyond shocked’ by Grammy nominations

      Wednesday, November 20 2019 5:30 PM EST2019-11-20 22:30:37 GMT
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      AP Photo/Mark HumphreyAP Photo/Mark Humphrey

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time Tanya Tucker was nominated for a Grammy Award, it was 1972.

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time Tanya Tucker was nominated for a Grammy Award, it was 1972.

    • Dozens indicted in cattle grazing fraud scheme in Florida

      Dozens indicted in cattle grazing fraud scheme in Florida

      Thursday, November 21 2019 4:05 PM EST2019-11-21 21:05:10 GMT

      Twenty-nine people in Florida have been indicted in a scheme to defraud the federal government by taking advantage of program that helped farmers who faced drought losses in 2017. 

      Twenty-nine people in Florida have been indicted in a scheme to defraud the federal government by taking advantage of program that helped farmers who faced drought losses in 2017. 

    • Hepatitis A linked to blackberries in multiple states

      Hepatitis A linked to blackberries in multiple states

      Thursday, November 21 2019 10:02 AM EST2019-11-21 15:02:54 GMT

      LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from that chain. 

      LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from that chain. 

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