Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The Intern... Read More

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame introduces  the Class of 2014

During a moving and occasionally humorous event held at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC on September 13, "One of the most distinguished Classes to be inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame joined the ranks of our five previous Clas... Read More

Hastings College receives $1.7M gift

A 1946 Hastings College graduate has left her entire $1.7 million estate to the college. Sarah Leer's gift is among the largest the university has received. She died in April in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Leer majored in business administration at Ha... Read More

Analysts surprised by USDA's Q4 soybean stocks

The number flashed neon when it came across the screen -- Q4 soybean stocks of 92 million bushels. One wouldn't have been blamed for rebooting one's quote screen, or rubbing one's eyes, just to make sure they were seeing what they thought they saw. U... Read More

Swartz hangs up the scrubs, for good

Lifelong Lexington resident and well-known community member, Jo Swartz is officially hanging up the scrubs for good. The Director of Radiology announced her retirement from the Lexington Regional Health Center. Swartz will leave the radiology departm... Read More

New App Developed for Small-Scale Gardeners and Farmers

Knowing what to plant and when is vital information both for farmers and for gardeners who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The Growers Nation app, officially released last Friday, provides this information as well as other vital details... Read More

Blackburn Named National Sorghum Producers Director of Operations

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Producers has named Jennifer Blackburn director of operations. Blackburn previously held the position as NSP’s communications coordinator four and a half years before taking on this new role. She has also ... Read More

Work Hard Play Hard truck delivered!

KRVN's summer giveaway culminated Tuesday when the 2014 Work Hard Play Hard Chevy Silverado was delivered to winner Rhonda Davison at her home in Kearney. KRVN Program Director Adam Smith made the live presentation. "We are in Kearney, Nebraska an... Read More

NU and Michigan State Could Turn Into Shootout

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ No. 10 Michigan State is off to a historic start on offense and faces another high-scoring team in No. 19 Nebraska to open Big Ten play on Saturday night. Michigan State (3-1) has scored 201 points through four games, best ... Read More

Traffic stop nets nearly 36 pounds of  marijuana

A Nebraska State Patrol  traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County led to the seizure of nearly 36 pounds of marijuana and two arrests. Just before 1:30 p.m.   Monday,   a trooper stopped an eastbound 2014 Nissan Maxima for Driving Left... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Reminds Farmers, Ranchers of Sales Tax Change

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is reminding farmers and ranchers that repair and replacement parts for agricultural machinery and equipment will no longer be subject to Nebraska sales and use taxes, effective Oct. 1. The... Read More