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Woman recaptured after brief escape from jail in Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say an inmate is facing another charge after a brief escape from the Gage County Detention Center in Beatrice. The Gage County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Me... Read More

Update on Family Farms

USDA often releases what it regards as non-controversial but self-congratulatory reports when administrations turn over, especially when that occurs just ahead of farm bill debates. So, USDA's new retrospective on U.S. farm structure might be accused... Read More

China Grain Production to Contract for First Time in 13 Years

China grain production is estimated to have fallen for the first time in 13 years, though it remains well above 2014 levels, according to data released Thursday by China's National Bureau of Statistics. The data showed total grain production for 2... Read More

Gothenburg Gets State's First Tesla Super Charging Station

GOTHENBURG - If you are one of the growing number of Tesla car owners you can now drive across the state of Nebraska without worrying about finding a charging station. Gothenburg became the first town in Nebraska to have a super charging station o... Read More

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on House Agriculture Committee Report on SNAP

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2016—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement on the House Committee on Agriculture's new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee's finding... Read More

Only Three Percent of High School and College Students Are Aware of Ag Job Prospects

While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry ... Read More


GOTHENBURG - The Gothenburg YMCA project got a boost today with a $500,000 donation from the Williams and Gill families. "Gothenburg is a special place," said Matt Williams. "We talk about doing things the 'Gothenburg Way,' which means, never skim... Read More

Merger Discussions, Elections Push Soy Checkoff into 26th Year

Navigating profitability through challenging times. That’s the thought on every soybean farmer’s mind and it resonates strongly with those appointed to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Charged with the fiduciary responsibility to invest f... Read More

(Audio) 9 Fire Departments Battle Early Morning Blaze in Downtown Seward

SEWARD, Neb. - The Seward Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched around 1:00 a.m. this morning to a fire in downtown Seward. According to Seward Volunteer Fire Chief, James Kimsey, the fire started in an apartment above Seward's Attic near the down... Read More

Facility staffer who bore teen's child convicted in sex case

YORK, Neb. (AP) _ A 38-year-old woman has been convicted of having sex with a teenager at a York facility for troubled children. Online court records say Jamie Bishop, of Seward, pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony sexual assault of a minor. Her ... Read More

US - Chinese Talks Falter in WTO Farm Subsidy Spat

U.S. and Chinese trade officials were unable to resolve their disagreements over the Obama administration's allegations that Beijing provided more than $100 billion in "illegal" government subsidies for producing rice, wheat and corn. The U.S. now p... Read More