USDA Weekly Crop Progress Corn 7% Harvested; Soybeans 3%

OMAHA (DTN) -- Forty-two percent of the nation's corn crop had reached maturity as of Sept. 21 and 7% of the crop had been harvested, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress and Condition repo... Read More

Woodhead to miss rest of the year

Chargers coach Mike McCoy says running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season. Woodhead was hurt on the first drive of the Chargers' 22-10 win at Buffalo. He was stopped after a 1-yard gain by diving def... Read More

Kansas seeks dismissal of teachers’ union lawsuit

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by the state’s largest teachers’ union over a new law ending guaranteed tenure in public schools. Schmidt filed his request Monday in Shawnee County District Court in resp... Read More

General Mills Shareholders Urged to Vote Against No GMO Proposal

Shareholders of General Mills are set to vote Tuesday  on a company proposal to remove genetically modified organisms from its products. The National Center for Public Policy Research is urging the investors to vote down the proposal during the annu... Read More

Nebraska woman gets life in prison for slaying

A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend's 68-year-old mother. The Lincoln Journal Star reports 41-year-old Shelley Casterline, of Guide Rock, was sentenced Monday in Adams County District Court on one count ... Read More

US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

(WASHINGTON) -- American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using ... Read More

Gas prices continue downward trend in Neb.  & nationally

Since June 20,  the price of gas has been  falling, allowing drivers to breath a sigh of relief when it comes to filling up their cars.  But will the trend continue?  Trilby Lundberg of the independent U-S petroleum market research company,  "Th... Read More

Grand Island prepares for new wastewater salt rule

Grand Island has been preparing to cut in half its discharge of chloride from the city wastewater treatment plant, anticipating a state regulation that will take effect next year. The city will have 41/2 years to comply with the tougher rule. ... Read More

Morgan Stanley fuels doubts over US corn, soy acreage data

So just how much corn and soybeans did US farmers plant this year? Morgan Stanley stoked ideas grew that officials may be overstating estimates for US soybean and, in particular, corn plantings by on Monday underlining a lower estimate for planti... Read More

Report: Kansas Senate challenger's assets top $21 million

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The independent candidate trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas says he owns assets worth between $21.5 million and $86 million. Greg Orman on Monday released a copy of the financial disclosure report that candidat... Read More

Farmers Hoping To Open Boot Hill Distillery

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Several western Kansas farmers are planning to build a distillery on land in Dodge City that was once the site of the Boot Hill Cemetery. If the plans work out, the Boot Hill Distillery will open next July. The Hutchinson Ne... Read More