Sec. Gale: Plenty to motivate voter turnout in general election

With the November general election looming, Secretary of State John Gale is excited about the prospect for a strong voter turnout. After reviewing relevant data, he is hopeful it will reach 50 percent... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Encouraged to Make Their Voices Heard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini annou... Read More

NU presidential finalists could be named Monday

The University of Nebraska's presidential search committee could name four finalists for the job on Monday. The committee has amended its agenda for a scheduled meeting to allow for a vote on names that would be presented to the university's Board... Read More

Kansas Wants Terraces Exempt from CWA

Officials in Kansas argue they see plenty of evidence contrary to EPA's science on water connectivity, especially in the western part of the state. Kansas officials filed comments on Wednesday in the Federal Register asking EPA to withdraw its propo... Read More

Online Registration Open for  AFBF’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

Online registration is now open for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, which will be held Jan. 10-14, 2015, in San Diego. Before registering online at http://bit.ly/1teZWw4, farmer and rancher memb... Read More

College Aggies Online Individual Winners to Receive Full Scholarship to 2015 Collegiate Congress

October 30, 2014 –The College Aggies Online (CAO) program, an initiative led by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, announces the addition of a full scholarship to AgChat Foundation’s 2015 Collegiate Congress scheduled for January 17-18, 2015. The C... Read More

Judge: State inmates not entitled to minimum wage

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Nebraska prisoner who argued that he should be making minimum wage for his work behind bars. Stephen Cavanaugh sued several state prison officials earlier this year, saying that over the past year, he w... Read More

Top National Chapter Award winners announced at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014/87th National FFA Convention & Expo) The top National Chapter Award winners were named at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Oct. 30. The top winners are select... Read More

Buffaloes and Pirates Roll

Elm Creek-The Elm Creek Buffaloes scored 28 straight points in the first half on Thursday night to pull away from Arapahoe 67-22 in the first round of the Class D1 playoffs. Senior I-Back Christian Best one of the top rushers in the state, finished t... Read More

House Planning Vote on Requirements for EPA Regulations

While no date has been set in stone,  House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy says a vote will be “soon” on Environmental Protection Agency regulations requirements. He says the House will vote on legislation that would prevent the EPA from issuing... Read More

Plane Crashes at Kansas Airport, Killing Four

Officials believe the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a flight-training building at Wichita’s airport is among the four people who were killed. Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell confirmed that three of the dead were inside the buildin... Read More