Local

Nebraska Pork Producers Want King Amendment In Farm Bill

Nebraska Pork Producer’s President Shane Meyer says the King amendment needs to remain in the final farm bill package. Earlier the House passed the provision in their farm bill that would stop state’s from barring goods made in other states based on the means of production. He says the measure has to do with interstate commerce and the freedom of producers to choose their production methods.

Meyer says it’s a tough battle to win Congressional approval when HSUS has mounted a campaign to do away with the provision based on large sums of money. He says they’ll still keep pushing conferees to keep the measure in the farm bill.

He says hopefully the public will listen to those who are out there working with the animals and not to those trying to line their pockets and have big salaries.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

21-overlay13

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

in National

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

congressmcconnell

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

in Agriculture

Lower Net Farm Income Could Weight on Land Prices

DSC_0015

USDA is projecting net farm income will drop to $73.6 billion this year, down 32-pecent from 2014. It’s the result…

in National

Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

walmart

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

in Agriculture

Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

corn field 1

Monsanto has officially backed off its latest proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta’s Paul Minehart says an enhanced offer was made…