Nebraska Ag Update  |  September 13, 2019
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Farmers say new deal with Canada and Mexico would be a win

(NTV) Farmers say it's time for a win in the trade war, as they united at Husker Harvest Days in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Gov. Pete Ricketts calls this the toughest year he can remember for farmers, as he stood with them, urging Congress to get a deal done.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Vice President Mark McHargue hosted a news conference at Husker Harvest Days. » Read more

Emerald ash borer discovered in Saunders County

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed a find of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Saunders County. The Nebraska Forest Service collected an EAB larva from a tree on private land near Ashland. EAB, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, was first found in Nebraska in June 2016.
In an effort to slow the spread of EAB, NDA enacted the Nebraska EAB Quarantine in June 2016. Currently eight counties are regulated under this quarantine, including Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington. » Read more

State and National Headlines

EPA ends 2015 WOTUS rule

Ricketts says Asian trade agreements could help agriculture
As deadly pig virus spreads through Asia, scientists step up search for vaccine
AEM releases August ag equipment sales numbers
Free breakfast Saturday, Sept. 21 at the official “Game Day Approved Tailgate Party”

Nebraska Buffer Strip Program with Craig Romary

Craig Romary, with our Animal and Plant Health Protection focus area, joins us on this week's NDA Update to discuss the Nebraska Buffer Strip Program and the funding available to producers. » Listen here

See filter strips “in action." Photos show the benefit of having streamside vegetation in place. » Learn more
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