4th ranked Villanova escapes Creighton with win

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team gave fourth-ranked Villanova all it could handle on Tuesday night, but in the end the Wildcats escaped Omaha with a 76-72 win over the host Bluejays.... Read More

National Survey on Cover Crops Seeks Farmer Participation

Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops—whether or not they use cover crops themselves—in a national survey, now in its third year of collecting valuable data on the increasingly popular management practice. The results, whic... Read More

Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that options including agriculture, emergency management and law enforcement... Read More

Alcohol use on CNPPID waters to be reviewed

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors accepted a recommendation from its power and recreation committee at Monday’s monthly board meeting to further examine the issue of alcohol use at some of its lakes and ... Read More

Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter. A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 44 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to exce... Read More

Missouri DNR official to lead Nebraska environmental agency

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A state water official from Missouri is slated serve as the new director of Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Jim Macy of Jefferson City, Missouri, for the p... Read More

Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Food and Nutrition Service will host the Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference on March 24 in Beatrice, NE. The purpose of the conference is to bring together cross-sector stakeholders (schools,... Read More

Nebraska bill to help fight wrongful convictions advances

Wrongly convicted Nebraska prisoners would have more chances to demonstrate their innocence under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Senators gave the measure first-round approval on Tuesday with a 35-0 vote. LB245  would remove the three-year window a... Read More

Report Shows Average Capacity for Lake McConaughy

At the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors meeting yesterday,  Civil engineer Cory Steinke reported that Lake McConaughy was at  a volume of 1.33 million acre-feet and 76.8% of capacity.  Recent inflows have ... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Scottsbluff, Kearney, North Platte airports retain airline

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. The agreement runs through February 2016. All three ai... Read More