Elwood Boys blowout Eustis-Farnam

Elwood-The Elwood Boys Basketball team got back on track with a 67-33 home win over Eustis-Farnam Thursday night. The Pirates led 11-10 before going on a 13-3 run to end the first quarter. Elwood l... Read More

Ryan Continues to Press for Trade Promotion Authority

The House Ways and Means Committee will work to approve trade promotion authority (aka "fast track") for President Obama as a prelude to completion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, according to committee Ch... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces the 27th Annual Governor’s Ag Conference

Lincoln – Gov. Pete Ricketts today announced the schedule for his inaugural Governor’s Ag Conference.  The 2015 event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 4th-5th at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney.  This year will mark t... Read More

Rural Poll: Self-Employment Becoming More Common In Rural Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 29, 2015 -- Many rural Nebraska households utilize self-employment and multiple job-holding to piece together their incomes, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. The 19th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll was sent to 6,... Read More

Nebraska plant giving away tons of rotten sugar beets

SCOTTSBLUFF - With the annual sugar beet campaign at 82 percent complete locally, Western Sugar Cooperative is continuing to see condition issues in the beets they’re processing due to fluctuating temperatures. Jerry Darnell with Western Sugar... Read More

Thaler to be Honored by K-State’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Bob Thaler, extension swine specialist at South Dakota State University, has been named the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award winner for 2014. He will be honored at acti... Read More

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which champ... Read More

Kansas Farmer Veteran Coalition Formation Exploration Forum to be Held February 10

MCPHERSON, KS Jan. 29, 2015 - On Tuesday, Feb 10th at 3:00 p.m. the Kansas Farmers Union, the Kansas Farm Bureau, and the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas will host a forum to explore the possibility and interest of forming a Kansas chapter of t... Read More

Shockers Hit With Probation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita State's baseball program was placed on probation Thursday after the NCAA found that the Shockers used 21 players who received impermissible benefits over a two-year period. The school self-reported the violations last... Read More

114th Congress Will Include a Large, Bipartisan Dairy Farmer Caucus

ARLINGTON, VA – The new 114th Congress will feature a large and active group of House members looking out for the interests of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. A bipartisan group of legislators is reestablishin... Read More

Nebraska-based company to close Minneapolis cracker factory

MINNEAPOLIS  A Nebraska-based food company has announced it will stop producing a rye cracker made exclusively at a Minneapolis plant. According to a statement released Wednesday, ConAgra has decided to stop making RyKrisp crackers due to low dem... Read More