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Nebraska net tax receipts higher than expected in January

Nebraska's net tax receipts were slightly higher than estimated in January.   The Department of Revenue said Wednesday that the state collected $372 million, which is nearly 2 percent higher than th... Read More

Nebraska speaker rips column likening lawmakers to monkeys

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska's Speaker of the Legislature is condemning a newspaper column by a state senator that likened his colleagues to monkeys. Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney said the article in the Plattsmouth Journal shows ``complete disrespect'... Read More

Vilsack, lawmakers urge end to Cuban trade embargo

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba by urging the group's members - including some of the country's leading ag groups and compani... Read More

District Wrestling Set For This Weekend

District A-1: Dates: Feb 13, 2016 Site: Millard South HS Host School: Millard South Director: Steve Throne Schools Assigned: Hastings Kearney Millard South Millard West Omaha Bryan Omaha Central Omaha South Papillion-LaVista District ... Read More

Over-the-Top Grass Control: Herbicide Approved for Sorghum

February 11, 2016 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the registration approval of the active ingredient nicosulfuron (the active ingredient in DuPont™ Zest™ herbicide) that will complement the non-GMO DuPont™ Inzen... Read More

Kansas Supreme Court gives state until June 30th to fix school funding

TOPEKA, Kan-- The Kansas Supreme Court today gave the state until June 30th to correct inequities in public school financing. The justices affirmed a ruling of a district court panel that the 2015 legislature failed to correct unconstitutional ine... Read More

Abengoa Says It Plans to Restart Ravenna, Ne Plant

Abengoa SA will not sell its assets or seek more secured debt to finance operations at an idled corn-ethanol plant in Ravenna, Nebraska, before creditors are made whole, an attorney for Abengoa Bioenergy of Nebraska assured a Nebraska bankruptcy cour... Read More

Fischer Votes to Strengthen Sanctions on North Korea

Bipartisan North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act Takes Action to Stop Financial Support of Dictator’s Regime   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the... Read More

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of USDA Deputy Chief Economist

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. He has served as senior economist for agricult... Read More

Farmland Prices Fall in Much of Central U.S.

Farmland values dropped across much of the Midwest in the fourth quarter, according to Federal Reserve reports on Thursday, a symptom of continued weakness in the agricultural sector fueled by several years of depressed crop prices. The average pr... Read More

McCook hospital says stolen laptop contained patient records

McCOOK, Neb. --  Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December. The hospital said in a news release that the laptop belonged to an e... Read More