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Farm Bureau Supports Trade Promotion Authority Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015— Expanding international trade is vital to the success of America’s farmers and ranchers. To make that expansion happen, Congress must approve trade promotion auth... Read More

Nebraska high school teams to compete for college savings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The winners of this year's Personal Finance Challenge will receive thousands of dollars in college savings accounts, thanks to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education at the Universit... Read More

Trend indicates decline in special elections held at polling places

LINCOLN – Of the 16 special elections scheduled so far this year in Nebraska, the majority will be conducted by mail. Only five will require voters that go to the polls. Secretary of State John Gale says statistics indicate a steady decline in the ... Read More

USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their loc... Read More

Kearney man charged in pharmacy fire to face trial

A Kearney man accused of starting a fire at a Minden pharmacy in March has waived his preliminary hearing and will stand trial on an arson charge.    34-year-old Aaron Stones was bound over for trial on Thursday.  Stones is charged with one count ... Read More

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Introduction of Legislation to Support Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement: "U.S. agriculture applauds the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority legislation today. We look for quick action by Congress to provide the... Read More

Fire at Nebraska senior living facility sends 3 to hospital

A small fire at a senior living facility in Kearney sent three people to the hospital.   The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was called to St. Luke's Countryside Villa just after 3 p.m. Friday.  Property manager Jonna Wilson says minutes earlier... Read More

Huskers Run-Rule Wildcats, 10-2

Lincoln - A seven-run fifth inning powered the Nebraska softball team to a 10-2 run-rule victory over the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday at Bowlin Stadium. Nebraska held a slim 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the fifth before batting around and s... Read More

Awards Banquet Highlights CASNR Week Activities

Lincoln, Neb., April 16, 2015 -- The 15th annual CASNR Week awards banquet, which took place April 12 at the Nebraska Union, honored students, faculty, staff and alumni in UNL's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The event was... Read More

USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains and Oilseeds

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2015 marketing assistance loan rates by county for wheat (by class), corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other ... Read More

Nebraska endures 2nd driest March on record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Weather experts say Nebraska and Iowa experienced a near-record dry March this year.     The Omaha World-Herald reports regional and national climatologists and meteorologists announced their findings Thursday.  They said the s... Read More