• The documentary film "Farmland" is now in select theaters across the nation.The film follows six young farmers as they share their stories about agriculture. Award-winning filmmaker James Moll hopes urban audiences can learn from the film as much as he did while filming.Moll grew up in a city and never had been on a farm but he says if people can come away from the film feeling as if they have stepped onto a farm, he can feel really good about it.Nebraska farmer David Loberg is one of those featured in the film and he said audiences can see the human beings behind what they see in the grocery store. He urges everyone, supporters and critics of agriculture, to see the film.
  • The USDA and the Department of Interior have announced farmers, ranchers and landowners implementing Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program practices to protect and increase lesser prairie-chicken populations will not be subject to additional regulations since the species is listed under the Endangered Species Act.Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA’s partnership with individuals in voluntary initiatives like CRP are important and yield real results so this announcement allows producers to remain engaged in responsible conservation plans.