California Governor Veto’s Animal Antibiotics Bill

California’s Governor has vetoed a bill that would have curbed the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Governor Jerry Brown says most major meat producers have already agreed to go beyond voluntary ... Read More

Southern Power District to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Month

Southern Power District will be lightening up this month with pink hard hats to help raise awareness for breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the country.  The 80 plus year old company is very pleased to be participating th... Read More

United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organizat... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for October 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for October 2014. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for October is 0.125 percent, unchanged from 0.125 percent in Se... Read More

Huskers Ranked Number 1

Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska women's bowling team was voted the number one nationally rated team by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Wednesday afternoon. NU received 11 of the 23 first-place votes in the poll (664 points), in front of se... Read More

Volvo Trucks move into Lexington

A new business is predestined for the community of Lexington. Volvo Trucks of Omaha is setting up shop at 602 Frontier St E. The new 21,000 square foot facility will be used as a dealership along with a mechanic shop for many brands of trucks. RR... Read More

NSP Names 2015 Legislative Committee Members

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers board of directors Chairman J.B. Stewart has appointed four new members to the NSP Legislative Committee. These members include: Kent Winter of Kansas, Danny Beyer of Texas, Ethan Branscum of Arkansas, an... Read More

Midwest economic index drops in September

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3,... Read More

U.S. Biodiesel industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON -The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. NBB urged the commission to allow duti... Read More

IRS Extends Drought Deferrals for Livestock Producers

Farmers and ranchers in as many as 30 states who were forced to sell off livestock because of drought can have an extension of time to replace their livestock and defer tax gains from those forced sales, under an IRS notice issued Tuesday. Livestock... Read More

Man killed in southern Nebraska crash

A single vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska has killed a rural Sutton man. The Hastings Tribune reports  that 30-year-old Blake A. Smith was driving a car early Monday morning that went off U.S. Highway 6 and rolled several times, landing in... Read More