Coalition Talks with White House, USTR Leaders About COOL

A coalition of family farmers, ranchers, consumer groups and trade groups recently met with White House and U.S. Trade Representative officials to urge support for Country-of-Origin Labeling. National... Read More

Fire blackens more than 42 square miles in western Nebraska

ARTHUR, Neb.  A wildfire blamed on lightning has blackened more than 42 square miles of grassland and farmland in western Nebraska. North Platte television station KNOP reports that a lone strike around 9 p.m. Saturday touched off flames near Buc... Read More

USDA Review Panel Releases Preliminary Report on MARC Center

Yesterday - USDA released its report on animal treatment at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska - according to The Hagstrom Report. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Animal Handling and Welfare Review Panel completed the 60-day inde... Read More

FAPRI Releases 2015 Baseline Report

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute released its latest baseline outlook for U.S. agriculture yesterday - projecting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay out 3.9-billion dollars in ARC and PLC payments for the 2014 crop after Fis... Read More

Huskers announce 2015 volleyball schedule

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska volleyball program has announced its 2015 season schedule. After leading the nation in attendance for the second straight season with 8,083 fans per match last season, the Huskers will play 15 regular-season matches at ... Read More

Resources and information available to aide Farmers’ Markets

MANHATTAN, Kan. –In efforts to continuously support farmers’ markets in the state, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, through the From the Land of Kansas agriculture trademark program, has collected data and updated resources available to mark... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers still sorting property tax options

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget. Bills slated for debate include personal property tax legislation to benefit bu... Read More

Resolution Recognizes Value of Locally-Led Soil and Water Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC--March 30, 2015--A bipartisan, concurrent resolution recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House recognizes the value of locally-led soil and water conservation and the role of conservation districts within those efforts a... Read More

Pork Producers Committed To Addressing Resistance

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2015 – Responding to today’s release of the White House “National Action Plan For Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” the National Pork Producers Council said the U.S. pork industry is committed to continuing... Read More

Congressional caseworker to visit North Platte

  Washington, D.C. – Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) who need assistance dealing with a federal agency are invited to attend a “Caseworker in Your Community” event on Wednesday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to ... Read More

Omaha Headed To Frozen Four

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – For the first time in school history, the Omaha hockey team earned a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four, beating RIT 4-0 in the Midwest Regional finals on Sunday night at Compton Family Ice Arena at Notre Dame. Ryan Massa made 40 save... Read More