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Apr 17, 2014 | Rural Communities

Growing a ‘Farm Community’ Inside a City School

Bryan High educators traveled to California to see what an urban agriculture academy looked like. The irony of Nebraskans traveling to learn about agriculture was not lost on the California tour guides.

Apr 10, 2014 | From the Farm

Reports From the Field: Growing Season Holds Promise Despite Slow Starts

Some of the producers in our four-state area could begin planting as early as next week. Others are waiting for frost to work its way out of the ground. Whatever the soil and weather conditions in their particular area, producers are itching to start on the 2014 planting season.

Mar 3, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Tax Exemption a Win for Nebraska’s Economy and Ag Producers

Nebraska is one of eight states still charging sales tax on repairs and parts for ag equipment, but that could change during the 2014 legislative session. We look at what that could mean to Nebraska and its ag producers.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rural Communities

FCSAmerica Calendar Earns Supporting Role in Academy Award Nominee Nebraska

If you haven’t seen Nebraska, this might be a good weekend to catch up on one of the most talked about films of the year. The Academy Awards are Sunday night. And even if host Ellen DeGeneres doesn’t talk about it, FCSAmerica plays a supporting role in the film.

Nov 4, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Livestock Recovery Takes More than Dollars and Cents

As our financial officers meet with customers affected by livestock losses in South Dakota and Nebraska, I’m reminded that recovery isn’t as easy as simply buying more cows.

Oct 19, 2013 | Rural Communities

Nebraska Farmers Fight Hunger

Now there’s an easy way for Nebraska’s grain producers to help alleviate hunger in their local communities.

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