Nebraska Ag Update  |  May 11, 2018
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Gov. Pete Ricketts and State Ag Director Steve Wellman announce a trade mission to Mexico to take place in August, 2018 (NTV News)

Ricketts to lead trade mission to Mexico

(NTV) Even if a trade war doesn’t break out, Nebraska agriculture is on the front lines, as the governor plans a trip to one of the countries where the outlook is uncertain.

On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a trade mission to Mexico, a nearly billion-dollar partner for the state.

“We want to say thank you to the Mexican people,” Gov. Ricketts said.

With NAFTA’s future in question, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the mission. » Read more

Nebraska Governor Ricketts signs Beef Month proclamation

Extended audio from Monday’s news conference available from the Brownfield Ag Network here.

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State and National Headlines

Ag Secretary Perdue plans another Nebraska visit

China canceling U.S. soybean orders in face of tariff threat
Senators: Trump wants year-round sales of high-ethanol gas
Nebraska ag land values fall 2.77 percent, the 2nd straight decline
Gov. Ricketts proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska
Livestock Friendly signs in the Panhandle. What do they mean?

EHM with Dr. Dennis Hughes

Recently confirmed cases of EHM, the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus, in North Dakota & South Dakota have prompted the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to remind horse owners to remember to always use best biosecurity practices. State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes joins us on this week's NDA Update to discuss the disease. » Listen here

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