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Nebraskan ruled competent in slaying case, so sentencing set

SIDNEY, Neb.  A 56-year-old Sidney man has been ruled competent for his sentencing on a murder conviction. A jury found Larry Martinez guilty in May 2014 of shooting to death Mandy Kershman on Jul... Read More

Crop Maturity Slows with Cooler Weather

Corn acres doughing surpassed the five-year average last week while corn denting met it, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 92 percent of corn acres in the doughing stage, 60 percent denting and 9 percent... Read More

Gas leak causes evacuations in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND - Employees and patrons at the Hall County Administration Office and Health and Human Services Office in Grand Island were evacuated after an early Monday morning gas leak. Hall County Emergency Manager, Jon Rosenlund explains what ca... Read More

Taiwan to Sign Letter of Intent to Purchase US Wheat

The Taiwan Flour Millers Association will be in Washington, D.C. in mid-September to sign a letter of intent to purchase U.S. Wheat. The U.S. Wheat Associates says the group will sign the letter September 16th. Delegates from TFMA will start their vi... Read More

Exciting Lineup at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair Livestock & Equine Areas

GRAND ISLAND - Some of the very best livestock and horses in the country will be featured at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair, which runs from August 28 – September 7.  Friday, September 4 is the Draft Horse Pull where teams of horses try to pull a sl... Read More

Huskers Find New Public Address Announcer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz is the new public address announcer for Nebraska football games at Memorial Stadium. The university athletic department announced Schuetz's hiring Monday. He replaces Patrick Combs, who had b... Read More

Railroads Gear Up for Harvest

MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- Will the nation's railroads be ready for harvest? That's the question transportation regulators, and grain shippers want answered ahead of harvest this fall following last year's lengthy and widespread backlogs. Will this ... Read More

Activists Targeting Biotech Groups Use Open-Record Requests Against Academics

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (DTN) -- Over the summer, Kevin Folta has gone from being a relatively unknown college professor to being a favored target of activists who oppose biotech crops. Social media and websites have exploded in recent weeks atta... Read More

Kansas Wheat welcomes new Director of Governmental Affairs

Kansas Wheat is pleased to introduce Daniel Heady as the new Governmental Affairs Director. Heady began work on August 3, 2015, and is responsible for the legislative and grassroots efforts, including state, national and international legislation ... Read More

NCBA Members Receive up to 20 Percent off at Cabela’s

DENVER (August 31, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced a new member benefit in partnership with Cabela’s Corporate Outfitter. NCBA members can take advantage of the Cabela’s Corporate Outfitter program by recei... Read More

USDA Plans “Refresh” of Nation’s Largest Conservation Program

St. Paul, MN -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is planning a major “refresh” of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for 2016. The Izaak Walton League sees an opportunity to make this program w... Read More