Threat handled at McCook Public Schools.

A McCook Public Schools student reportedly made a threat against the school through social media.  Business Manager Rick Haney described it as a general threat and not a bomb threat.   Haney said l... Read More

USDA Agency Retools Its Monthly Science News Magazine

Agricultural Research has been a flagship publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 1953. This month, ARS debuts a new, all-digital version of the magazine called AgResearch that will make be... Read More

Buffalo county fatality crash

The Nebraska State Patrol reports  a    Kearney man  died in a vehicle crash in Buffalo County that was discovered Tuesday  at 3:12 a.m.   The vehicle was  southbound on 30th avenue, one-half mile north of  Highway 40.  The vehicle driver ... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates April 2015

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for April 2015. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for April is 0.250 percent, unchanged from 0.250 percent in March... Read More

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Depart... Read More

Nebraska Speaker Hadley urges lawmakers to stop wasting time

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley says lawmakers are running out of time to debate their main priorities in this year's session. Hadley, of Kearney, told senators Wednesday that the Legislature has 34 days to conside... Read More

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Ass... Read More

Monsanto Posts Lower Earnings

Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company’s best-selling biotech corn seeds. The St. Louis agricultural business giant reported a second-quarter profit o... Read More

Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 51.4 in March from 57 in February. The January figure was... Read More

Grant helps multiple organizations integrate, improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by... Read More

Keith Urban to play Nebraska State Fair

Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour 2015” to the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now for $90 for the stage pit and $60 for general admis... Read More