National Corn Growers Association Responds to EPA's Decision

The following is a statement from Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today's EPA announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard: ... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD to Construct New Headquarters to Serve Public Better

YORK, NE – In order to serve the public better and effectively manage the ever-increasing regulatory burden placed upon Nebraska’s NRDs, the Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors approved building a new NRD headquarters north of the York County F... Read More

State Fair officials working on outdoor concert plan

Nebraska State Fair officials are working on a plan to book a bigger musical act for a large, outdoor concert for next year. The State Fair Board met for a retreat last week. Executive Director Joseph McDermott says fair officials have noticed som... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Participate in Week of Action on Climate Change

Lyons, Nebraska - Several organizations from across the Midwest and Great Plains partnered this week to urge people in their states to take action to address climate change and call for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and limitin... Read More

EPA delays decision on Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time... Read More

21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA—21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected to be complete in e... Read More

Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dun... Read More

Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dun... Read More

NCBA Submits Comments on Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association submitted comments last week regarding a proposed change in standards of grading beef. Significant changes in the industry have occurred since the late 90's when the last grade standards were published. Based... Read More

Neb. Senators Johanns & Fischer pan Pres. Obama's immigration plan

Nebraska  Republican U.S.  Senators  Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer are turning a  cold shoulder to  President  Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.  Johanns had this take:   “What the President is doing is wrong.  His decision t... Read More

Plum Creek Medical Group Gets High Marks for Quality and Performance

  The Plum Creek Medical Group of Lexington has received top marks for its quality services in a federal assessment of care provided by accountable care organizations (ACOs). PCMG is a member of the South East Rural Physicians Alliance (SE... Read More