Nebraska Ag Update  |  January 4, 2019
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Livestock Siting Assessment Matrix

A tool developed from experience, expertise and science
Livestock development in Nebraska is a key component of growing the state’s economy. Such development is especially critical in Nebraska’s rural areas seeking to increase job opportunities and boost its populations.
But where to locate new livestock operations or expand current ones, can be a tricky proposition. Those decisions are left at the hands of local citizens and their county officials trying to make fair and thoughtful recommendations.
In order to assist counties in making such determinations, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB106 in 2015. » Read more
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State and National Headlines

USDA: Producers who already certified production with FSA will continue receiving trade-aid payments
U.S. soybeans making big progress in EU
CPTPP increases pressure to begin negotiations with Japan
Livestock haulers exempt from ELD requirements
More refinery waivers filed; ethanol industry concerned
China ramps up slaughter regulations to control African Swine Fever

Director of Ag Looks Back on 2018

(KRVN) NDA Director Steve Wellman recaps his first year on the job. Wellman also looks to 2019 and how the department is looking to follow through with the Governor's vision for Nebraska. » Listen here

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