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Ricketts approves Nebraska bill to allow packer-owned hogs

LINCOLN, Neb.  The nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers will end under a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed... Read More

Officials Say U.S. FMD Outbreak Would Devastate Industry

The U.S. has kept foot-and-mouth disease out of the country since 1929, but the livestock industry, pharmaceutical companies and the federal government would not be ready to handle an outbreak of the disease if it were to hit the national cattle and ... Read More

(AUDIO) See For Yourself in Mexico - A Learning Experience with NE Soybean Board

    Day 4 - February 11 The final day of learning experience activities finished on Thursday. The group comes home on February 12. The attendees spent the day with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The USDA Foreign Ag... Read More

Putting the Data Together

A vision is out there for all this data that farmers are collecting: You spend a day doing a lot of work, and when you have a moment, you open a screen — on your computer, smartphone or tablet — to see all the information collected from your work... Read More

(AUDIO) USDA Offers Help for Blizzard Stricken Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers with livestock losses from last week's blizzard are eligible for assistance from USDA's Livestock Indemnity Program. We visited with Deputy Director of the Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, Erin Clason this week about who is el... Read More

Iowa administrator hired to run western Nebraska city

SIDNEY, Neb. --  An Iowa man has been hired to run the western Nebraska city of Sidney.   Officials announced Wednesday that Ed Sadler was chosen to become city manager from among three finalists. He's the city manager of Webster City, Iowa, which... Read More

Kansas Senate defeats call to extend weapons prohibition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has defeated a measure aimed at keeping concealed weapons off college campuses a few more years. Senators on Thursday rejected an amendment on gun legislation that would have extended a prohibition on concea... Read More

Great Lakes airline service will return to Salina April 1

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Scheduled air service will return to Salina beginning this spring. Salina Airport Authority officials said Thursday Great Lakes Airlines will fly 12 roundtrips a week between Salina and Denver beginning April 1. The Wyoming-b... Read More

Kansas Senate approves budget-balancing measure

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill for balancing balance the next state budget. The vote Thursday night was 24-15. The measure eliminates a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the state's $16.1 billion spending blu... Read More

USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26, 2016. This will be one of the m... Read More

Lopers Split Games in Missouri

Kearney, Neb. – Missouri Southern State outscored Nebraska-Kearney 28-4 in the second quarter to post a 76-53 victory Thursday night in Joplin. The Lions (16-8, 10-8) win a second straight game and avenge a 65-50 loss to the Lopers (12-11, 8-9) ear... Read More