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Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season. Kansas received just 19 percent of the amount of moisture... Read More

Death penalty repeal, student minimum wage debated, advanced in legislature

  LINCOLN--The Legislature continued to chug along the week of April 13, passing and stalling multiple pieces of legislation. The death penalty, legislative term limits and minimum wage for minors were just a few topics of discussion this ... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Atlanta 8, Toronto 7 Boston 3, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 6, Houston 3 Kansas City 6, Oakland 4 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2, 11 Te... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Receives Grants from Nebraska Environmental Trust & Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Lincoln, NE – April 16, 2015 –Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) announced today that it will receive two grants for their “Food Waste Reduction through Vermicomposting and Composting” project. The Nebraska Environmental Trust Board announced f... Read More

NSP Applauds Bipartisan introduction of TPA Legislation

NSP Applauds Bipartisan introduction of TPA Legislation The National Sorghum Producers welcomed the introduction yesterday of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation that will establish the necessary rules and guidelines for trade agreeme... Read More

Statement by Bob Stallman, President,  American Farm Bureau Federation,  Regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – “Farmers and ranchers need tax laws that protect their family businesses. They don’t want to be punished for their success. With House passage of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, we are one step closer to tax... Read More

Central Nebraska Family Wins Conservation Award

LINCOLN, April 17, 2015 – The Shaw family is the recipient of the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. This award, given by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill, and a diverse group of agriculture and c... Read More

Farmer Co-ops Applaud Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Agreement

Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2015)—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today applauded the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in the Senate and expressed hope that the chamber would move to consider the bill e... Read More

Unruly man sentenced in case of jet diverted to Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb.  A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Omaha has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska says 24-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, of Oswego, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to three y... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

According to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report dated April 13, 2015, temperatures averaged above normal. Cloudy conditions, combined with drizzle, began mid-week and extended through Friday. This kept fieldwork to a minimum but did litt... Read More

Trucker cited for taping smartphone to steering wheel

The Nebraska State Patrol has cited a truck driver who'd been watching a soccer game on a smartphone he'd taped to the steering wheel of his big rig.      The patrol says a carrier enforcement trooper noticed the trucker wearing earbuds during a ... Read More