Gov. Heineman Discusses International Trade Efforts,  Announces Nebraska will Host Upcoming International Trade Conference

(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed Nebraska’s efforts to expand international trade efforts specifically in Japan, and announced that Nebraska has been chosen to host the Midwest U.... Read More

NCGA Testifies on Importance of Biotechnology at GMO Hearing

The National Corn Grower Association’s Biotechnology Action Team testified to a National Research Council committee on the importance of biotechnology. Ohio corn grower John Linder testified on behalf of NCGA during the hearing Monday in Washington... Read More

Lopers hold off Hays

Kearney, Neb. – The 4th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack and got a big effort from reserve LaRose Currie to slip past Fort Hays State (-11, 23-25, -20, 15-25, -12) Tuesday night at the Health & Sports Cen... Read More

PEDv Cases dropping, Concerns Still Persist

The number of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus cases is dropping according to reports from American and Canada growers. Just five new cases have been found since April in Ontario according to recent reports. That’s compared to the 60 cases identifie... Read More

Fischer, Smith, and Johanns taking part in Angels in Adoption Program

Congressman Adrian Smith and U.S. Senators Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer are all playing a role in the Angels in Adoption Program. Johanns met Tuesday with his recipient, Mary Saunders of Bellevue. Saunders will be nationally recognized for her com... Read More

University Group Aims to Boost Graduation

The University of Kansas is joining 10 other major institutions in an initiative to increase graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the University Innovation Alliance will develop ... Read More

As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers are letting on and the pain could p... Read More

Nebraska's uninsured rate held stable in 2013

Nebraska's rate of uninsured people stayed relatively flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly. New U.S. census data released Tuesday show that 13 percent of Nebraskans under age 65 were uninsured last year.... Read More

Frost Damage in Corn and Soybeans

Recent cold weather may have produced some very early freeze damage to crops in our area. Freezing temperatures before physiological maturity can cause both reduced yield and grain quality problems. Normal maturity occurs in corn when kernels form a ... Read More

Robert Henri Museum unveils new art gallery addition

Cozad's Robert Henri Museum unveiled it's new art gallery addition on Friday. Executive Director Jan Patterson says featured is artist of the month Jake Scott. RRN/Robert Henri Addition "I looked at his things and I thought we really need that... Read More

Shedding Light on Bioenergy: Universities Inform About Latest Developments

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Though it sounds relatively new, we humans have been using bioenergy since we first burned wood to warm our families and cook our food. Now, ethanol made from corn is available at service stations across the country and scientists... Read More