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BCI Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Premier Beef Nutrition Conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutri... Read More

Bird flu virus creeps across Missouri, prompts more culling

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that a backyard flock of mixed poultry ... Read More

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures form strategic innovation partnership to fund leading-edge agriculture ventures

Monheim, May 5, 2015 - Striving to push the bounds of agricultural innovation, Bayer CropScience today announced a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership also incl... Read More

Kansas Wheat Tour Finds Poor Crop Conditions on First Day

ASSOCIATED - Participants in the winter wheat tour are forecasting low crop yields in fields along northern Kansas counties that they looked at during the first day. The industry group Kansas Wheat reports that the expected average yield of 34.3 f... Read More

Flower Power Sale taking place today

The 5th Annual Flower Power Sale is being held today from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Lexington Grand Generation Center. Trevor McKeone has the details. "And what we do is Dave Votaw from Flag Valley Greenhouses south of Holdrege he comes up and he brin... Read More

Deadly overturn another reason to ‘Keep Kids Away from Tractors’

What began as “quality time” for a 56-year-old man and his 7-year-old grandson ended with both dead following a tractor overturn. The grandfather was attempting to pull a tree out of the ground with a chain when the tractor flipped over backwards... Read More

Nebraskan convicted of 3 separate killings dies in prison

LINCOLN, Neb. A man who was convicted of three separate killings has died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 82-year-old Clarence Victor suffered from a long-term medical condition. He died in the ... Read More

White paper on socially responsible farmland investing shows benefits of new practices

CLIVE, Iowa – Changing demographics is driving a trend by next-generation landowners to manage for appreciation and create sustainability through socially responsible farming practices, a new white paper published by agricultural real estate broker... Read More

USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

LINCOLN, May 5, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.... Read More

Lopers Have Big Fundraising Night

Kearney, - The Nebraska-Kearney football program raised $ 170,000 at its annual Loper Football Backers Club dinner and scholarship fundraiser Tuesday night. Nearly 600 people attended the banquet at Kearney's Younes Conference Center. NebraskaLand Na... Read More

Tornados, hail possible across southern Great Plains

NORMAN, Okla.  A National Weather Service forecaster says there is a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could hit parts of the Great Plains stretching from Nebraska, through Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas. Richard Thomp... Read More