E. coli Vaccine Effective But Seldom Used in Feedlot Cattle

MANHATTAN, Kan. – When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans. Research shows that STEC-related bacteria cause more than 175,000 human il... Read More

New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established through the efforts of Iowa State University’s Coll... Read More

Student assaults Assistant Principal at KHS

The Kearney Police Department was called to Kearney High School on Friday at 12:25 p.m. on a report of a student assaulting a teacher. According to Captain Mike Kirkwood, the Assistant Principal asked the 15-year old male to remove his sunglasses ... Read More

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation. ... Read More

Officials Fear Kansas is Complacent About Tornado Season

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring. The Wichita Eagle reports that officials are urging residents to not have... Read More

Nebraska corrections official to retire amid criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska corrections official who was criticized by lawmakers in a state prisons investigation is set to retire. Larry Wayne, the deputy director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services, will step down effective Ap... Read More

Agriculture discussion to kick off series of round tables on use of drones

Agriculture is the topic of the first in a series of discussions about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by public and private interest groups in Kansas. The working sessions will culminate at the Kansas UAS Summit in Wichita this fall. The a... Read More

Productivity & the environment focus of international conference

FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Debate over the sustainability of agriculture revolves, in part, around divergent beliefs about the implications of agricultural productivity growth for the environment. Yet understanding of how technological change and productivit... Read More

York man dies in rollover on I-80 near Bradshaw exit

BRADSHAW, Neb.  Authorities say a 29-year-old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-80 near the Bradshaw exit. The patrol says Robert Howa... Read More

European Union Gives Power to Ban GM Crop Cultivation

BRUSSELS (AP) _ The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on Monday approved the rule that n... Read More

Beranek Named Player Of The Year

Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska Kearney junior forwards Conner Beranek and Ethan Brozek have both been named first-team All-MIAA with Beranek also picking up Player of the Year honors. The league's 14 head coaches vote on the makeup of the squad, which fe... Read More