Cattlemen Urge Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2014) - As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the Presid... Read More

Chadron State locks dorms, but tale of armed man was false

CHADRON, Neb.  Chadron State College officials have said a report about an armed man on campus proved to be false. The dorms were locked down for about six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning as police searched the campus. A 16-year-old boy a... Read More

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it need... Read More

Kansas House Committee Working on Plan to Expand Medicaid

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A Kansas House committee is working on a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program to capture additional federal dollars promised by the federal health care overhaul. The Vision 2020 Committee heard testimony Monday in f... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue ... Read More

Nebraska works to recruit dairy farmers from other states

SEWARD, Neb.  Nebraska is trying to attract dairy farmers from other states with the promise of abundant land, plentiful water and feed and agriculture-friendly rules. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that sales pitch can be effective in Califor... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference

  The RRN's Jesse Harding caught up with Todd Reed,Youth At- Large Director during the Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference. The conference was held in South Sioux City, NE.  ...... Read More

Corn Growers Exercise Leadership Skills in Nation's Capital

Corn farmers from across the country have traveled to Washington this week to take part in the second phase of the annual leadership development programs co-sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and Syngenta. While in town, the group wil... Read More

Woman arrested in puppy's drowning at Nebraska airport

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  Police say they have arrested a Florida woman suspected of drowning a two-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane. Grand Island Police Sgt. Stan Steele says the 56-year-old woman of Edgewater, ... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers ‘All In’ On TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2015 – With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council today threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will ... Read More

Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Critical for Certain Soybean Operations

ST. LOUIS (January 23, 2015) – In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) disagreed with the conclusions of a recent report from EPA that calls into question the efficacy of neoni... Read More