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USDA Says Soybean Plantings Still Lagging

The nation's corn crop is within five percentage points of being planted and nearly one-half of the soybean crop is emerged, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress and Condition reports issued Monda... Read More


Lincoln, Neb.- A team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a portion of a $5 million USDA food safety grant to enhance low-moisture food safety by improving development and implementation of pasteurization technologies. UNL will recei... Read More

Omaha zoo worker treated for dragon bite Sunday

OMAHA, Neb. An Omaha zoo worker bitten by a large lizard Sunday is expected to make a full recovery. Paramedics were called to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday afternoon, and the female zoo worker was taken to the hospital. The zoo says... Read More

Abortion Rights Group Challenges New Kansas Restrictions

ASSOCIATED PRESS - An abortion rights group is challenging Kansas’ first-in-the-nation ban on a commonly used procedure to end second-trimester pregnancies. The lawsuit filed Monday in Shawnee County District Court by the Center for Reproductive... Read More

Stack of hay bales catches fire at Nebraska dairy farm

RISING CITY, Neb.  Firefighters have responded to a blaze that broke out at Butler County Dairy in Rising City, Nebraska. Nebraska media outlets report firefighters were called to the dairy farm Sunday afternoon when a stack of 450 1-ton hay bale... Read More

USDA Announces Restart of Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through t... Read More

 House to Focus on Trade, 2016 Appropriations This Month

Congress is back in Washington today following its one-week Memorial Day recess, with Republican leaders saying that fiscal 2016 appropriations and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) are high on their agendas. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Ca... Read More

May  economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A report on a May survey says slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.4 last month from 5... Read More

Beef Checkoff Hosts Nutrition Adventure

KEARNEY, NE – The Nebraska Beef Council, in partnership with the Kansas and Missouri beef councils, hosted a select group of 32 registered dietitians from eight states in Kansas City, May 20-22 for Nutrition Adventure 2015. The checkoff-funded even... Read More

Kansas Legislature Continues Tax Debate

State legislators met through the weekend in an attempt to find a compromise tax package to help fund next year's state budget. Legislative leaders are reminding lawmakers they need to pass a bill that generates over $400 million or be prepared to cu... Read More

(Update) Veterans Town Hall Meeting in Holdrege postponed

(Update) The Veterans Town Hall Meeting in Holdrege has been postponed.   The current plan is to reschedule the meeting for  later this summer. (Previous information) Veterans and their family members are invited to attend an upcoming Veterans ... Read More