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Court to decide if 800K tobacco growers too many for 1 case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Cour... Read More

Wisconsin Declares State of Emergency, 5.3-Million Iowa Chickens Affected by Avain Influenza

Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. The Republican governor declared... Read More

UPDATE: Kansas cuts projected taxes by $187 million through June 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect $187 million less in taxes through June 2016 than previously anticipated. The new fiscal forecast issued Monday is likely to force Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and ... Read More

Nebraska senators to hash out legalizing medical marijuana<

Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures.    A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers... Read More

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain witho... Read More

ICYMI: American Agriculture Community Hails TPA Bill

The headlines say it all."Trade Promotion Authority has agriculture support," one industry magazine reported last week. "Farm organizations laud bipartisan bill to grant trade promotion authority to White House," said another ag publication. Pork,... Read More

Nebraska panel to act on fracking water disposal request

SIDNEY, Neb.  The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to act Wednesday on an application for a Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration and production. The commission website says the special meeting is... Read More

Suji’s Cuisine USA announces U.S. presence at Nebraska Innovation Campus

The first international company to occupy space at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) was announced today. Food Dreams Made Real (FDMR Inc.), Suji’s Cuisine USA is the newest company to join the NIC family. Suji Park, founder and Chief Inspiration... Read More

GMOs: Now We’re Talking’ provided open discussion on hot topic

More than 75 people attended GMOs: Now We’re Talking Fri., April 17 at River Market Event Place in Kansas City, Missouri. The event, hosted by Kansas Farm Food Connection, included a chef demonstration and a panel discussion on genetically modifie... Read More

Storm To Host Game One

KEARNEY, Neb. – While the Storm are still waiting to find out its counterpart for the upcoming Western Conference Final series, the team has announced it will host Game 1 of the series on Friday night, regardless of opponent. The second-seeded Tri-... Read More

Traffic stop nets 70 pounds of Marijuana

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County led to the seizure of 70 lbs. of marijuana and one arrest over the weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper stopped a vehicle for expired plates around 1:15pm Sunday afternoon on Interstate 8... Read More