New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established thr... Read More

Nebraska corrections official to retire amid criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska corrections official who was criticized by lawmakers in a state prisons investigation is set to retire. Larry Wayne, the deputy director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services, will step down effective Ap... Read More

Agriculture discussion to kick off series of round tables on use of drones

Agriculture is the topic of the first in a series of discussions about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by public and private interest groups in Kansas. The working sessions will culminate at the Kansas UAS Summit in Wichita this fall. The a... Read More

Productivity & the environment focus of international conference

FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Debate over the sustainability of agriculture revolves, in part, around divergent beliefs about the implications of agricultural productivity growth for the environment. Yet understanding of how technological change and productivit... Read More

York man dies in rollover on I-80 near Bradshaw exit

BRADSHAW, Neb.  Authorities say a 29-year-old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-80 near the Bradshaw exit. The patrol says Robert Howa... Read More

European Union Gives Power to Ban GM Crop Cultivation

BRUSSELS (AP) _ The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on Monday approved the rule that n... Read More

Beranek Named Player Of The Year

Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska Kearney junior forwards Conner Beranek and Ethan Brozek have both been named first-team All-MIAA with Beranek also picking up Player of the Year honors. The league's 14 head coaches vote on the makeup of the squad, which fe... Read More

Forest Service 'Champion' Recognized for Corps Program Leadership

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps recently recognized a Forest Service employee as a 2015 "21CSC Champion of the Year" for her outstanding contributions in connecting people to the land. ... Read More

February report: Economic growth likely in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January. Creighton University ... Read More

Notice of Special Committee Meeting of Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 84-1411 R.R.S. Nebraska 1943, the following notice is being filed.   A Special Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM and March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the Cornhuske... Read More

EPA Likely to Receive Budget Cut

To no one's surprise, Republicans appear unlikely to grant the president's request for $8.59 billion to fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming fiscal year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified last week before the House Appropria... Read More