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Senate Ag Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act on Thursday that includes measures designed to avoid interruption in inspection services at export terminals. ... Read More

NPPC President Ron Prestage Statement On Walmart Commitment To Responsible Farming

The National Pork Producers Council applauds Walmart’s commitment, announced today, to sustainable and responsible farming, which America’s pork producers make every day. By using antibiotics responsibly and providing humane and compassionate car... Read More

Emergency meeting called to discuss Nebraska death penalty

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ The Hall County Board of Supervisors has called an emergency meeting to discuss legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Nebraska.    On Wednesday state lawmakers approved a bill abolishing capital punishment. G... Read More

U.S. Wheat Growers Call for Equal Trade in Canada

ARLINGTON, Virginia – Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) jointly called for improvements in Canada’s treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri... Read More

Swollen river's conditions slow search for 2 Nebraska teens

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) _ The rushing waters of the South Platte River have proved too tough for searchers trying to find a car that had been carrying two teenagers when it was driven into the river. Officials have been hunting for 17-year-old Alexis... Read More

Deere Construction Offsets Ag Dip

Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere and the company raised its outlook for the year. Deere reported second-quarter earnings of $690.5 million, down from the $981 million last year, but better than ... Read More

Robbery suspect resisted arrest

  A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect will soon be returned to Dawson County to face charges in connection with the armed robbery of Tom's Midwest Liquor and burglary of Uncle Neal's North in Lexington earlier this month. Joseph C. Fleming wa... Read More

(Audio) Peterson Brothers Headline AQA Training

Over 160 Custer County youth gathered to participate in an interactive training Thursday, May 21 as Adams Land and Cattle partnered up with the Nebraska Extension in Custer County to hold their 2ndAnimal Quality Assurance training Thursday night in ... Read More

Kansas lawmakers mull new tax on exchange health policies

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas Senate committee has reviewed a proposal to impose a new fee on insurance policies sold through an online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul. Representatives of insurance companies and the Ka... Read More

Pinnacle Bank Juniors & Seniors Begin Season

The Pinnacle Bank Juniors and Seniors Baseball teams started the season on Thursday night at home against McCook.  Lexington won the Juniors game 6-4, Tony Stewart had a couple of hits to lead Lexington at the plate.  In the Seniors game, Lexington... Read More