Democrats expected to fend off GOP renewable energy bill

DENVER (AP) _ Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado's renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and awaits its first ... Read More

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 illnesses per year with an annual direct economic co... Read More

Some Nebraskans at risk from data security breach

LINCOLN, Neb. The Nebraska attorney general's office says nearly 105,000 Nebraskans could have had their personal information exposed as part of a huge data security breach. Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Monday that the breach of health... Read More

Eight ‘Communities of Opportunity’ Will Strengthen Links Between Farmers and Consumers

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2015 – Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food. Growing Food Connections (GFC) will help local governments, plan... Read More

NMPF/USDEC Endorse Trade Promotion Authority Approval for Trade Agreements

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today jointly urged Congress to enact new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, saying it is crucial to securing well-negotiated trade agreements, includin... 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