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Lake McConaughy Expected to Reach Peak Elevation This Week

Lake McConaughy is likely to reach its peak elevation this week as inflows from the North Platte River recede and releases for irrigation deliveries pick up.  Inflows have fallen to about 2,000 cubic... Read More

U.S. Grain Industry Leaders Explore Cuba Grain Market Potential

Nine farmer leaders and staff members from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the North Dakota Barley Council (NDBC) traveled to Cuba last week to see first-hand opportunities for expanding U.S. coarse gr... Read More

US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal plan limiting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers who accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its power. The ruling Monday upholds restrictions on farm and const... Read More

The 26th annual Kites and Castles cancelled

NORTH PLATTE - The 26th annual Kites and Castles event held at Lake McConaughy has been canceled this year because of high-water levels. The coordinating committee of Kites and Castles released the news last week. With high-water levels, there will ... Read More

Crop Progress and Condition July 6

Nebraska For the week ending July 5, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was common across much of the northern half of Nebraska, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged above normal in the western ha... Read More

Kansas NRCS Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for Kansas’ U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is accepting project proposals until   July 31 to address high-priority wetland pro... Read More

Nebraska Department of Road's Free Tire Disposal Event

The Nebraska Department of Roads is having a Free Tire Disposal Event in Lexington on July 24 and 25.  The hours of the tire amnesty event are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24 and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25. Tires can be brought... Read More

Federal judge ruled against Hawaii county’s ban on GMO crops

A federal judge last week ruled that a Maui County, Hawaii, ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and, therefore, is invalid. The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the coun... Read More

Creighton and Nebraska Amongst Attendance Leaders

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance. The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10t... Read More

K-State to Host Dairy Sessions for Producers

The heat is on in the dairy industry – in summer temperatures as well as the dairy market. To address key issues for dairy producers, Kansas State University will host “Summer Dairy Herd Challenges: Managing Price and Production Risks” in two l... Read More

Tornado suspected for damage at Nebraska Panhandle farmstead

MORRILL, Neb.  A farmstead in the Nebraska Panhandle has been damaged by what may have been a tornado. Shane Trompke told Scottsbluff radio station KNEB that outbuildings were destroyed and fences and power poles were knocked down around 5 p.m. S... Read More