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New Mexico cattle disappear in possible rustling case

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) _ Deputies are investigating possible cattle rustling at ranches near Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1QmwnlP ) that Eddy County Sheriff's Office Sgt... Read More

Colorado Hog Farm Employees Fired Over Abuse

None of the workers caught on undercover video hitting pigs at a Colorado farm will face criminal charges. Phillips County Undersheriff Thomas Elliott said Wednesday the districtattorney concluded the abuse wasn't bad enough to warrant charges. H... Read More

Grazing Native Plants Balances Economics and Ecology

AMES, Iowa –Can raising cattle support conservation goals? Researchers are investigating how grazing livestock on native plants can yield agronomic, economic and ecological benefits by mimicking natural processes. “Often in agriculture, we thi... Read More

Reversing course, Nebraska senators OK chief medical officer

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature. Senators voted 34-6 on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Joseph Acierno, ... Read More

Bird flu virus creeps across Missouri, prompts more culling

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that a backyard flock of mixed poultry ... Read More

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures form strategic innovation partnership to fund leading-edge agriculture ventures

Monheim, May 5, 2015 - Striving to push the bounds of agricultural innovation, Bayer CropScience today announced a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership also incl... Read More

Kansas Wheat Tour Finds Poor Crop Conditions on First Day

ASSOCIATED - Participants in the winter wheat tour are forecasting low crop yields in fields along northern Kansas counties that they looked at during the first day. The industry group Kansas Wheat reports that the expected average yield of 34.3 f... Read More

Flower Power Sale taking place today

The 5th Annual Flower Power Sale is being held today from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Lexington Grand Generation Center. Trevor McKeone has the details. "And what we do is Dave Votaw from Flag Valley Greenhouses south of Holdrege he comes up and he brin... Read More

Deadly overturn another reason to ‘Keep Kids Away from Tractors’

What began as “quality time” for a 56-year-old man and his 7-year-old grandson ended with both dead following a tractor overturn. The grandfather was attempting to pull a tree out of the ground with a chain when the tractor flipped over backwards... Read More

Nebraskan convicted of 3 separate killings dies in prison

LINCOLN, Neb. A man who was convicted of three separate killings has died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 82-year-old Clarence Victor suffered from a long-term medical condition. He died in the ... Read More

White paper on socially responsible farmland investing shows benefits of new practices

CLIVE, Iowa – Changing demographics is driving a trend by next-generation landowners to manage for appreciation and create sustainability through socially responsible farming practices, a new white paper published by agricultural real estate broker... Read More