March 31 Deadline for Farm Bill Approaching; Extension Available in FSA Offices

With less than one week until the sign-up deadline, 77 percent of farmers have made their election into the farm bill risk management program, according to USDA Farm Services Agency officials testifyi... Read More

Safety-net programs keep 48,000 NE children out of poverty

Safety-net programs seem to be making a dent in fighting child poverty in Nebraska.  A  recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator called the  "supplemental poverty measure"  that takes into account the ... Read More

“Today in Energy” brief looks at how U.S. ethanol exports last year were the highest in three years

“According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons. This level was second only to the 1.2 billi... Read More

Senators juggle jobs while in Legislature

LINCOLN--Sen. John Keuhn of Heartwell grips the handle of his gray travel mug, only setting it down to gesture with his hands while speaking. The freshman lawmaker thrives on coffee while juggling three jobs and serving as a senator. Of the 49 s... Read More

Husker Rally Falls Short vs. No. 12 Minnesota

Lincoln - The Nebraska softball team consistently fought back against one of the nation's best teams on Friday, but the Huskers' rally ultimately fell short in an 8-7 loss to No. 12 Minnesota. Nebraska trailed 5-0 before scoring four straight runs... Read More

York native is returning to his radio roots

The Nebraska Rural Radio Association selected  Brad Leggett to be the new station manager at KAWL / KTMX. The NRRA, which is buying the stations from MWB Broadcasting, will take possession later this spring  pending FCC approval. Leggett, who... Read More

USDA Announces Grants for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON - March 26, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are ... Read More

Federal figures rank Kansas 28th in job growth in February

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - New federal figures show that Kansas ranked 28th in February among states and the District of Columbia in its percentage of private-sector job growth over the previous year. Seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the U.S. ... Read More

Some Kansas students to face deeper financial aid cuts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Students attending public, four-year universities and colleges in Kansas may see cuts in their financial aid due to a legislative action on a program governing school grants. Kansas Board of Regents spokeswoman Breeze Richards... Read More

Sinclair stymies Longhorns

Lincoln – Behind 7.2 innings of two-hit work from starter Chance Sinclair along a three-run fifth inning from the Husker offense, the Nebraska baseball team opened its series against the No. 16 Texas Longhorns on Friday night at Hawks Field with a ... Read More

Huskers win two more sand volleyball matches

Tucson, Ariz. - The No. 15 Nebraska sand volleyball team won its first two matches at the Wildcat Spring Challenge on Friday. The Huskers (5-2) showed great resolve in defeating Cal State Northridge, 4-1, before ending the night with a 5-0 sweep a... Read More