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Poll Shows Farmers and Ranchers Desire Market Risk Management

A survey of Farm Credit lenders in America's heartland shows an increased demand for market risk management services as farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses respond to a tightening agriculture economy... Read More

Super Regionals Set

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Five of the eight national seeds in the NCAA baseball tournament have advanced to super regionals, and the three others were playing winner-take-all regional finals late Monday.National seeds typically are assured of being on their... Read More

Inflows to Lake McConaughy See Dramatic Improvement

An abrupt change in the water supply situation took center stage at Monday’s monthly meeting of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors. Civil engineer Cory Steinke told the board members that a spring th... Read More

Kansas lawmakers OK bill further limiting local gun rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Cities and counties in Kansas couldn't use zoning ordinances to limit gun sales or impose special taxes on firearms under a bill state legislators have approved. The Senate passed the measure on a 35-3 vote Monday. The House a... Read More

Legislature Approaching Record Session

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The Kansas Legislature’s session this year is closing in on a record for length. Lawmakers were convening Tuesday for the 103rd day of their annual session and were expected to remain in session at least through Wednesday, the... Read More

Kansas Net Farm Income Slipped Further in 2014

Lower prices paid to farmers for their crops in 2014 pulled average net farm income in Kansas below previous year levels and well below the five-year average, according to the Kansas Farm Management Association. Net farm income across 1,175 KFMA m... Read More

Search firm sought in finding next chancellor of college

Officials with the University of Nebraska have started the process of looking for the next chancellor of its Lincoln campus.    University officials say a search firm and a university-appointed committee will be used to help find a replacement for ... Read More

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 Monday. As of May 31, 95% of the corn was planted and ... Read More

Man injured as fire guts rural Bayard home

A rural Bayard man was injured after a fire swept through his home Saturday morning. The Bayard Fire Department said that the home, owned by Farmers Irrigation, was a total loss, as were most of the contents. The fire was reported about 8:1... Read More

Man gets 40-60 years for killing wife at their Nebraska home

A 66-year-old man has been given 40 to 60 years in prison for killing his wife in northeast Nebraska.    Phillip Privett, of Verdigre,  had pleaded no contest and was convicted of second-degree murder and a weapons charge after prosecutors lowered... Read More

Foster Farms backs away from using human antibiotics in poultry

Foster Farms, one of the top U.S. chicken producers, plans to largely eliminate antibiotics used to treat humans from its poultry production, it said on Monday. The move brings California-based Foster Farms in line with other top chicken producers... Read More