U.S. Biodiesel industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON -The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe sin... Read More

Heineman Worries Corrections Investigation Becoming Politically Motivated

The state senator heading the special legislative committee investigating practices at the Corrections Department told the Omaha World Herald he'll subpoena memos and emails regarding how the governor, attorney general and others determined which inm... Read More

New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

ST. LOUIS - Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to theirbottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming... Read More

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 International Grains Council, forecasting the biggest wo... Read More

Royals Rally To Stun A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score f... Read More

Kansas Tax Collections $21M Short in September

Kansas says its tax collections fell $21 million short of expectations in September. The lower-than-anticipated collections were disclosed Tuesday in the state Department of Revenue’s monthly preliminary revenue report. The development could cau... Read More

County bridges hearing held in West Point

The second of three public hearings on county bridges was held in West Point Tuesday. State Senator Annette Dubas says there was a little more involvement this time, otherwise it was the same as the first hearing. "We had a few more people who tes... 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 Has... 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