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(Video) United Suppliers, Land O’Lakes Announce Merger

 Land O’Lakes, Inc. and United Suppliers, Inc. of Ames, Iowa today announced their intent to merge their crop inputs businesses. Together, the two organizations will provide owner customers’ expa... Read More

Neb. PSC to hold  workshop on direct access to 9-1-1

The  Nebraska Public Service  will hold a workshop on Tuesday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to discuss the issue of direct access to 9-1-1  services from multi-line telephone systems.  The workshop will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus Aud... Read More

Crop Progress and Condition June 28

Nebraska For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near... Read More

Ranchers Reject Federal Bureaucrats Unsubstantiated Answer to Managing Sage Grouse

The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service recently finalized their Environmental Impacts Statements (EISs) for resources management and land use plans, claiming a need for more restrictive management for sage grouse on federal lands. The ... Read More

Doctors plan second hospital in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  A group of doctors wants to open a second hospital in Grand Island and says that it'll take at least two years to build and have it operational. Dr. Molly Johnson says that CHI Health isn't giving enough consideration to physi... Read More

Wheat Commissions Host Japanese Millers to Build Confidence in U.S. Supplies

Japanese consumers demand the highest quality and safety in their food. To help maintain a preference for U.S. wheat to produce the best wheat foods, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is working with the Washington Grain Commission, Oregon Wheat Commission... Read More

CEO Forrest Roberts Resigns from NCBA

Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009. Roberts is leaving NCBA to pursue other opportunit... Read More

Nebraska senator seeks input for study on rural economy

LINCOLN, Neb.  A Nebraska lawmaker is turning to the public for ideas on how to grow the state's rural economy and population. Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha said Monday that he is seeking the input as part of a legislative study of how to expand rural... Read More

Federal food program struggles to reach rural Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A child advocacy group says children in a third of Kansas counties don't have access to summer food programs. Many sites across the state provide the federally funded summer meals. But the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and ... Read More

High court won’t review Kansas citizen proof rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will continue allowing residents of Arizona and Kansas to register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Republican officia... Read More

SCOTUS Rules Against EPA Emission Rules

A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against federal regulators' attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The rules began to take effect in April, but the court split 5-4 along ideological lines to r... Read More