Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains

When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, they commonly had seven people aboard _ an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. Since then, trains have grown m... Read More

Kansas Senator Skeptical Of Obama Moves On Cuba

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is skeptical of President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and suggested the result is only a "public relations change." The Republican senator said Sunday that the Democrat... Read More

Secretary Vilsack Announces Cattlemens Beef Board Appointments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 25 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms. Newly appointed members representing cattle producers a... Read More

Nebraska man sent to prison on porn convictions

A Scottsbluff man convicted in a child pornography case has been sentenced to prison. Online court records say James Larive on Friday was given five to 10 years for visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and a consecutive sentence of two to... Read More

Lopers Name Defensive Coordinator

Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska Kearney head football coach Josh Lamberson announced today, December 22nd, that Ken Gordon has been hired as the Lopers defensive coordinator and secondary coach. Gordon, a Northwest Missouri State graduate and Texas native... Read More

Congress Requests $1.5-Million to Study USDA Plans

Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. Tom Vilsack Vilsack, ... Read More

Nebraskan imprisoned for cattle sales scheme

A 23-year-old northeast Nebraska woman has been sent to prison for selling cattle that didn't belong to her. Online court records say Rebecca Robbins, of Lyons, was sentenced last week to 40 to 120 months in prison. She'd pleaded no contest to thr... Read More

 AGCO founder Robert J. Ratliff inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

DULUTH, Ga. (Dec. 22, 2014) — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade association for the off-road equipment industry, announced AGCO Corporation founder Robert J. Ratliff as one of the 2014 inductees into the AEM Hall o... Read More

Lexington Competes At Flatwater Fracas

Flatwater Fracas Results for Lexington on Friday and Saturday Pool 4 - Lexington is guaranteed 3rd place Match #1 Round 1: Lexington defeated Grand Island- Purple 55-13 126 - Alex DeSantiago (Lexington) over Emmanuel Pena (Grand Island- Purple) ... Read More

(VIDEO) Smith weighs in on hacking attack,  tax reform, immigration reform &  Keystone XL Pipeline

Hacking attack Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian Smith  suggests  the  hacking  attack against Sony pictures may   indicate a  lack of leadership on the part of  the Obama administration  in the area of  cyber warfare.... "I ... Read More

NCTA builds cattle owners with Heifer Link

Curtis, Neb. – Students beginning their own beef cattle enterprises while in college are relying on solid genetics and the annual multiplier effect. Since 2007, students at the Nebraska College of Agriculture in Curtis have had the chance to lea... Read More