Kristensen shares UNK happenings

Governor Pete Ricketts spoke to the UNK Baseball team on Friday. UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen says Ricketts knew what he was talking about. "As the owner of a major league baseball team he had gr... Read More

Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter. A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 44 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to exce... Read More

Missouri DNR official to lead Nebraska environmental agency

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A state water official from Missouri is slated serve as the new director of Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Jim Macy of Jefferson City, Missouri, for the p... Read More

Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Food and Nutrition Service will host the Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference on March 24 in Beatrice, NE. The purpose of the conference is to bring together cross-sector stakeholders (schools,... Read More

Nebraska bill to help fight wrongful convictions advances

Wrongly convicted Nebraska prisoners would have more chances to demonstrate their innocence under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Senators gave the measure first-round approval on Tuesday with a 35-0 vote. LB245  would remove the three-year window a... Read More

Report Shows Average Capacity for Lake McConaughy

At the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors meeting yesterday,  Civil engineer Cory Steinke reported that Lake McConaughy was at  a volume of 1.33 million acre-feet and 76.8% of capacity.  Recent inflows have ... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Scottsbluff, Kearney, North Platte airports retain airline

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. The agreement runs through February 2016. All three ai... Read More

Development of a Certification in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisors

March 2, 2015—The United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program have partnered to develop new training for a specialty certification focused on sustainable agricultural p... Read More

Tweet Chat set for Wednesday Morning

The North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau is partnering with the Midwest Travel Bloggers community to host a Tweet Chat about visiting North Platte on Wednesday at 11 a.m. North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau Assistant Director Murial Cl... Read More

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

LINCOLN, NE, March 2, 2015 -- For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to... Read More