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Tiemann Elected New U.S. Grains Council Chairman

MONTREAL, CANADA – Alan Tiemann, a farmer from Nebraska, was elected today as U.S. Grains Council chairman during the organization’s 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Montreal, Canada.  ... Read More

AK-47 Bandit strikes again

It is believed the AK-47 Bandit struck again; this time in Mason City, Iowa. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at approximately 9:55 a.m. the Heartland Community Credit Union at 1602 S. Monroe Avenue was robbed. The lone male suspect was described as a whit... Read More

New Green Coats: NJAA Board of Directors

Twelve young men and women represent the Angus breed as the National Junior Angus Board (NJAB). In their easily recognizable green coats, the juniors serve as friendly helpers, compassionate mentors and dedicated leaders. During the 2015 National Jun... Read More

USDA Accepting More Farmland for Wildlife Habitat in Nebraska

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dan Steinkruger announced that agricultural land in Nebraska continues to be eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration. The initiative, known a... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report - July 29

For the week ending July 26, 2015, Nebraska experienced near normal temperatures throughout the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Portions of the southeast received up to 4 inches of rain, while the rest of th... Read More

AG Schmidt asks EPA to delay ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule pending judicial review

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday joined 28 other attorneys general in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the August 28 implementation of the final regulation regarding the “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of t... Read More

Army Corps Questions EPA's Use of Documents in Developing the Clean Water Act Rule

They Army Corps of Engineers is criticizing the methodology used by the Environmental Protection Agency as it developed rules to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act. EPA and the Army Corps issued the rule jointly last month, but the Corps now sa... Read More

GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican legislators have blocked a state audit of the Kansas foster care system even though several of them acknowledged they have concerns about how it operates. A legislative committee that directs the work of state audi... Read More

Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission says it will investigate whether Kansas voter identification laws have affected voter turnout. KCUR reports that the Kansas Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commi... Read More

Searches yield drug & weapon charges against two

Two individuals were arrested Saturday in Oxford on suspicion of  possessing drugs and stolen items in an investigation that involved the Harlan and Furnas County Sheriff's Offices. The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office obtained information about nar... Read More

Nebraska Rural Water Association Receives $99,000 to Assist Small Communities in Meeting Regulatory Requirements

USDA Rural Development has awarded $99,000 to the Nebraska Rural Water Association (NeRWA) in Wahoo, Nebraska. “USDA funds will allow NeRWA to provide onsite technical assistance to small communities and to assist them in complying with state an... Read More