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Southern Rust of Corn Confirmed in Nebraska

Southern corn rust was confirmed in corn leaf samples from Fillmore, Saunders, and Thayer counties (Figures 1-3) in eastern Nebraska earlier this week. The disease had been confirmed in western Missou... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2018 semester and is once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we chat about the University of Ne... Read More

WOTUS Ruling Requested Hold

The Trump administration is asking a North Dakota federal judge to hold off on deciding the legality of the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” rule. Government lawyers filed a brief in the North Dakota district court asking the judge to wait until... Read More

(Video) Ag News Update

Susan Littlefield has a weekend agriculture news update. Story 1: Unexpected Tornadoes Hit Iowa Story 2: Perdue: Tariffs not the Ultimate Answer ...... Read More

Health Alert Issued for Rockford Lake; Alerts Continue at Holmes Lake, Maple Creek Lake

Lincoln, Neb. -- The state has issued a new health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Rockford Lake in Gage County. Alerts continue at Holmes Lake in Lincoln, and Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Colfax Count... Read More

State says Nebraska jobless rate rose to 2.9 percent in June

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary June unemployment rate rose a tenth of a point to hit 2.9 percent. The department said in a news release Friday that the rate matches the June 2017 figure. Last mon... Read More

Texas meat-lovers appalled over WeWork's meat-free policy

HOUSTON  — Texas meat-lovers are expressing outrage over WeWork's announcement that it won't serve beef, pork or chicken at work events in order to be more environmentally conscious. The Houston Chronicle reports that the New York City-based ... Read More

Perdue: Tariffs not the Ultimate Answer

“Tariffs are not the ultimate answer,” says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Speaking to the Washington International Trade Association, Perdue told the group tariffs are rather “a tool to get people’s attention” so both teams “play by... Read More

30 Years of Data on Optimum Plant Density and Yield gains for Corn Recognized in Scientific Reports

DES MOINES, Iowa – A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant density increased, the range for maximizing yields also wide... Read More

Nebraska utility to study carbon storage for region

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska's largest electric utility will participate in a federal study to develop safe methods to collect and store carbon produced by coal-fired power plants and ethanol plants. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska... Read More

Stoll Named to Mackey Award Watch List

Lincoln – Sophomore tight end Jack Stoll received recognition Friday, as he was chosen to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Mackey Award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Stoll, the Huskers’ lone ret... Read More