USDA Releases APH Yield Exclusion to Help Manage Risk

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced program details related to a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, inc... Read More

Westar ends fees for credit, debit cards

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The largest electric company in Kansas says it is no longer charging a $2.95 fee to customers who use credit or debit cards to pay their monthly bills. Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. announced Thursday that it had abolished ... Read More

  Nativity scene at Nebraska Capitol draws criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Chicago-based group will set up a Nativity scene inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion. Capitol administr... Read More

 Grassroots Effort to Stop Second Beef Checkoff Assessment Successful

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen today released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcement to withdraw his plan to create a second beef checkoff assessment under the 1996 generic act. “Over the yea... Read More

KU Report Says Kansas Banking Greatly Improved

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A new report by the Kansas University Center for Banking Excellence has determined that the state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved and the industry positioned to thrive despite new regulatory standards. The Lawrence Jour... Read More

Ag education program targets urban users

Omaha, Neb. – Consumers are becoming more involved in food choices and urban gardening. Farmer’s markets number more than 8,100 nationwide, nearly doubling over the past five years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Community le... Read More

Flatwater Fracas Begins today in Grand Island

Many of the top wrestlers from the region will compete today and tomorrow in Grand Island at the Flatwater Fracas tournament. 30 teams will battle it out on ten different mats at the Heartland event center. Those teams from the region that will be co... Read More

Swedes and Dusters Meet Up in Hoops Action

Gothenburg - The Swedes and Holdrege Dusters split a girl/boy double header, as the Dusters won the girls game 51-36 and the Swedes rallied to win the boys game 59-56. The Lady Duster's went out to an early lead and were threatened only a short ti... Read More

Loper Women Win, Men Lose On The Road

Kearney, Neb. – Four starters scored in double figures and the Nebraska Kearney women’s basketball team had a plus six rebounding margin to defeat Lindenwood, 73-67, Thursday night in St. Charles, Mo. The Lopers (5-5, 1-2) are now 4-1 on the road... Read More

Broncos Split Games In Kansas

Wichita, KS - The Hastings College men's basketball team could not overcome Friends shootings 68 percent from the floor including 60 percent from behind the arc in the first half falling 80-66 on Thursday night. With the hot shooting in the first hal... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Thursday's Games= Florida 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Pittsburgh 1, Colorado 0, OT Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Washington 5, Columbus 4, OT Anaheim 2, Montreal 1 Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 San Jose 4, Edmonton 3 Friday's Games= Tampa Bay at New... Read More