Articles & Press Releases

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July 8, 2020

Your Voting Guide for the 2020 Nebraska Soybean Board Elections

  Ballots will be going out the week of July 13 in Districts 5 and 7. Please follow the ballot instructions carefully to ensure your vote is counted. If you have not received a ballot by July 17, please call 402-564-5827 and request one. Return ballots should be postmarked by July 31st.   The Nebraska Soybean Board is funded and led by you, its farmers. If you want your voice heard and to see your input reflected in the work NSB does, it’s important that you vote in the election…

July 1, 2020

Nebraska Soybean Board to Meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on July 7, 2020 at the Holthus Covention Center located at 3130 Holen Ave., York, Nebraska. The board will decide FY21 funding and hold an election for the At-Large position. The meeting is being held with the nine board members along with a virtual component for ex-officio members, staff and contractors. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meeting is not open to the public. A complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska…

Jun 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Farm Equipment Striking Power Lines Prompts Reminder to Look Up and Look Around for Safety

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has seen a rise this spring in the number of power line contacts by farm equipment causing a power outage and raising the potential for electrocution to the operator or damage to the equipment.   NPPD is reminding operators and farmers to look up and around for power lines when operating equipment in the fields. An accident of this nature can result in serious or even fatal injuries. “It’s fortunate that no one has…

Jun 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Farmers Challenged to Take Action Against Yield-Robbing Pests and Resistance

Take Action program highlights top yield-robbing pests and how to mitigate them without building resistance during PEST Week.   CONTACT: Paul Murphy-Spooner at United Soybean Board, 515.975.6584. Mace Thornton at United Soybean Board, [email protected].   ST. LOUIS (June 22, 2020) — Farmers often face detrimental losses when it comes to yield-robbing pests, but the soy checkoff and its partners in the Take Action program released free tools to use this…

Jun 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Renewable Fuels Month Spotlights Benefits of Homegrown Fuel Options

May is typically the kick-off to the summer driving season and has historically been a time Nebraska’s renewable fuels industries have come together to highlight the importance of clean-burning biofuel options. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, Renewable Fuels Month was postponed and will be celebrated throughout June 2020. To help promote locally-produced biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently declared June as Renewable Fuels Month. Since 2006, the…

May 19, 2020

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Farmers and Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19

Release & Contact Info Release No. 0266.20 Contact: USDA Press Email: [email protected]   (Washington, D.C., May 19, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers…

May 1, 2020

Local and National Farm Stress Resources – ASA

Nebraska-ASA-STATE-Emotional-Health-Resources Nebraska Rural Response Hotline: 1-800-464-0258 Nebraska Department of Ag Department of Ag COVID resources University of Nebraska   University of Nebraska Extension is raising awareness of farm stress and offering tools and resources to help in response to growing concerns about well-being support for farmers, farm workers, and their families. Extension educators from across Nebraska have compiled a variety of resources for rural Nebraskans…

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response & Resources

A reliable supply chain has always been critical, and during this time, it is more important than ever. As we wrap up April, Nebraska farmers are starting out, in the middle of or nearing completion of planting, as they do every year. Farming families across the country are working to ensure a safe and dependable supply of food for communities around the world.   As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is working with our…

April 16, 2020

Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and their families.   We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed.   Rural Response Hotline: The hotline offers access to many attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others. There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline. As about no-cost vouchers for counseling services. 800-464-0258   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A national network of…