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North Dakota farmers planting crop to be made into jet fuel

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of jet fuel. The farmers actually will be seeding carinata, a variety of mustard seed that can be made ... Read More

Fort Hays State Vaulter Has Big Day

Brady Tien broke the 34-year old outdoor pole vault record at FHSU with an automatic qualifying mark in a winning effort at the Emporia State Mid-Week Open. Tien became the first Tiger in history to reach the 17-foot mark in pole vault (indoor or out... Read More

North Platte man arrested for burglary

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies and North Platte Police Officers were summoned to the Haz-Mat Response building  shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday  at 4501 Rodeo Road in North Platte. A  representative from the business arrived and said several light... Read More

High School Rodeo Results from McCook

The high school rodeo season is underway.  McCook hosted events Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's top all-arounders were Cody Darnell of Gordon and Jayde Atkins of Broken Bow.  Atkins also took female all-around honors Sunday, while Devin Dibbern ... Read More

Search begins for next Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute executive director

The University of Nebraska announced today that it has begun an international search for the next executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The next director will succeed founding executive director Roberto Lenton, who i... Read More

28-year-old Kearney man found dead from gunshot wound

KEARNEY - The Kearney Police Department is investigating the death of a 28 year-old Kearney male who died from a single gunshot wound at a residence in north central Kearney. The Kearney Police Department was conducting a check welfare call at the re... Read More

Beef Fuels Team Beef at the 2015 Boston Marathon

The national beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) and in partnership with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, ensured that beef was proudly represented during the historic running of the 119th Boston Marathon on... Read More

Seventeen Trait Approvals Cap Wild Week for Biotech in Brussels

WASHINGTON (April 24, 2015) - After expressing severe frustration with the European Commission’s proposal to allow EU member states to opt out of the import of food and feed containing biotechnology traits earlier in the week, the Ame... Read More

American Farm Bureau Appeals  Flawed Privacy Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2015— The Environmental Protection Agency’s public release to environmental groups of personal details about the home locations and contact information of tens of thousands of farm and ranch families was unlawful. A lo... Read More

Global Soybean Stakeholders Monetize Biotech-Approval Delays

A new white paper shows that a three-year postponement in global approval of biotech-enhanced soybean traits any time in the next 10 years would cost farmers and consumers a total of nearly $19 billion, compared with typical approval timelines. Th... Read More

NCGA Moves Put New Emphasis on Market Development and Sustainability

The National Corn Growers Association today announced changes to strengthen the organization’s efforts to build new corn market demand.  NCGA will begin an immediate search for a Vice President of Market Development, who will be responsible for ma... Read More