Nebraska term-limit expansion measure wins initial approval

A ballot measure that could give Nebraska lawmakers an extra four years in office has won initial approval in the Legislature. Senators gave the constitutional amendment proposal first-round approval... Read More

Couple sues Nebraska agency over adoption of troubled boy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted in 2009. According to reports, the coupl... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 – Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs.   “This USDA funding will ensure continued investments in... Read More

(VIDEO) Biotech University 2015

RRN's Jesse Harding attended the Biotech University in Phoenix, Ariz. Joined with her is Dr. Charles Arntzen, Founding Director of the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute....... Read More

Wildlife scientists study sheep disease in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) _ Wyoming wildlife scientists are in the early stages of a study of bighorn sheep. The study is trying to determine if well-fed, healthy bighorn sheep are less prone to contracting deadly pneumonia than sheep in poorer nutrition... Read More

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

NEW YORK (AP) _ Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy par... Read More

Davis talks about effect of increase in Agricultural Land, time spent on floor

Agricultural Land is destined to increase in value by another 20% this year. State Senator Al Davis says the continued rise hurts rural schools and taxpayers. "The continuing rise in valuation of agricultural land has resulted in drastic losses of... Read More

NCTA students survey PLANET landscape

Curtis, Neb. – It wasn’t the sky being the limit, recently, but the PLANET for horticulture students from a college in southwestern Nebraska. Eight students studying at the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis... Read More

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 Farmers Union President Roger Johnson reminded of... Read More

Repairs to Harlan County Dam's corroded gates to begin soon

KEARNEY, Neb.  Repairs will begin soon on the hard-to-move gates at the Harlan County Dam in south-central Nebraska. The initial $12.3 million project will deal with corrosion on six of the dam's gates, and the rest of the gates will be repaired ... Read More

NAWG Hires Oakes as Director of Operations

Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2015 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of Brian A. Oakes as the director of operations to the wheat growers’ team. Oakes will assist in office management and coordination, an... Read More