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Thursday April 26, 2018

A run-in with the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than three decades ago put then new-farmer Curt Friesen on a path that eventually found him in Nebraska's Legislature. Here, the Henderson farmer and former mayor talks about his family's farm operation and some of the challenges Nebraska farmers face.

This year, the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association is helping support the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Where does that money go? Listen as Paul and Deb Segner offer a message of thanks after receiving a check from the foundation's disaster-relief fund.

Southeast Nebraska's Niemann Enterprises posted this short video showing what it's like feeding steers on a late January morning from their point of view. It's a 24-7 job, they say, whether snow, rain, sleet or sun.

Friend, Neb., family farmers Paul and Deb Segner have used a relatively new--but not always popular--form of hog farming known as contract production in order to keep the third-generation Nebraska farm in operation. By reducing some of pig-farming's inherent risk, contract production has allowed them to expand the farm enough to welcome son Jared back into the family business. Listen as they explain how this arrangement works.

First deeded in 1891, Madison's Neidig family farm has been recognized as a Pioneer Farm, a Nebraska farm that has been owned and farmed by the same family for 100 years. Check out their video story from Agriculture's Lasting Heritage, a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

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