UNL honors former Ag Secretaries from Nebraska

Statues honoring four Nebraskans who have served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will be dedicated this Saturday on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. The life-sized statues are of former secretaries of agriculture J. Sterling Morton, Clifford Hardin, Clayton Yeutter and Mike Johanns. The statues, which were commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th… Read more »

An update on Nebraska’s wheat industry

In the Commodities Building at Husker Harvest Days, we visited with Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, about the 2014 wheat crop, the outlook for the next year’s crop,and the overall state of the wheat industry in Nebraska. AUDIO: Royce Schaneman (2:47 MP3)

Superior touts new and improved bin unload system

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When we stopped by the Superior Manufacturing display at Husker Harvest Days, director of sales and marketing Trever Meier was ready to talk with us about Superior’s new and improved unload system.  Meier says it makes bin unloading easier, faster and safer than ever before. Meier says the demand for grain bins remains very high, especially… Read more »

Nebraska bankers group has new president and CEO

Richard Baier is the new president and CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA).  During our stop at the NBA booth at Husker Harvest Days, Baier talked about the group’s efforts to connect with young people in the state, including financial literacy programs for the younger kids and internships and scholarships for college students. AUDIO:… Read more »

Nebraska to host Midwest-Japan conference in 2018

Nebraska has been chosen to host the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association’s 50th annual conference in 2018. “This will be an opportunity to showcase Nebraska to hundreds of Japanese business leaders and Japanese-related company representatives who will be attending the conference here in four years,” Heineman said during a Wednesday news conference. Heineman was joined by Nebraska… Read more »

Ag groups push for tax extenders

Ag groups continue to push Congress to take action on tax extenders. Bob McCan, a Texas cattleman and president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says tax exemptions such as the conservation easement tax credit, Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation are important planning components for cattlemen. “A lot of these exemptions allow our producers… Read more »

Grassley: ‘No chance’ for WOTUS bill in Senate at present

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says there is “no chance” that the Senate will consider the House-passed bill to stop implementation of the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rules before the November elections. Grassley says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won’t allow it. If the Republicans are successful in regaining control of the Senate in… Read more »

Lindsay introduces new magnetic flow meter

According to Dirk Lenie, vice president of global marketing with Lindsay, the company’s new Growsmart Magnetic Flow Meter takes the guesswork out of water usage while saving time, energy and money. Compared to propeller flow meters, he says, the Growsmart Magnetic Flow Meter does not have any moving parts such as propellers or bearings that may break, causing… Read more »

Visiting with Plains Equipment Group at HHD

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On the John Deere lot at Husker Harvest Days, we met up with three employees of Plains Equipment Group, who gave us an update on some of the new equipment and programs being offered by Plains Equipment Group and John Deere. Mike Mackie, district manager for the Elkhorn/Gretna/David City locations, talked about the new 4WD… Read more »

Expanding the supply and distribution network for gypsum

At the recent Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas, we visited with Dave Schuurman, chairman of Beneficial Reuse Management. That’s the parent company of GYPSOIL brand gypsum.  Schuurman talked about their efforts to expand the supply and distribution network for gypsum. AUDIO: Dave Schuurman (4:27 MP3)