Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural ... Read More

Lawmakers Outline School Funding Plan

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature have outlined a school funding plan that they say brings stability to providing aid for local school districts. The proposal unveiled Thursday by the chairmen of the Legislature’s budg... Read More

Commodity Classic Reaches New Heights in 2015

ST. LOUIS (March 4, 2015) – With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event. “The 2015 Commodity Classic... Read More

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Slip 3 Percent in Last Year

Lincoln, Neb., March 4, 2015 -- After five years of increases in Nebraska farmland values, the state average dropped 3 percent, according to preliminary findings released today by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The state average farmland value ... Read More

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts; company says it will phase them out by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) _ The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, says that the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the anima... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Valent BioSciences Corporation Acquires Mycorrhizal Applications

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2015-- Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), the leader in biorational product development for agriculture, public health, and forestry worldwide, announced today it has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications, I... Read More

Schrock re-elected chairman of NPPD board

Ed Schrock of rural Holdrege was re-elected chairman of the Nebraska Public Power District board of Directors for 2015 by his colleagues on the board at last week's meeting.  Also re-elected were Ken Kunze  of York as first vice chairman, Larry Lin... Read More

Test aims to boost farm efficiency, free up water for cities

DENVER (AP) _ A Colorado ranch owner and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state's scarce water. The first crops w... Read More

Kansas House committee considers rules for cash, food aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas would prohibit adults who receive cash assistance from the state from using it to patronize strip clubs or buy sexually oriented materials under a bill before a legislative committee. The state Department for Children a... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Wednesday's Games= Ottawa 3, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Colorado 3, Pittsburgh 1 Anaheim 3, Montreal 1 Thursday's Games= Calgary at Boston, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. Toron... Read More