Good News for Parents: New Study Shows Kids Eating More Healthy Food at School, Throwing Less Food Away

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that children are eating healthier food at school and discarding les... Read More

Thune, Klobuchar Requested Report Outlines Rail Service Challenges in Upper Midwest

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today commented on a newly released report that they called for from the U.S. Department of Agriculture examining the rail service challenges in the Upper Midwest in 2013 a... Read More

Chambers pushes to reverse death penalty in Nebraska

LINCOLN-- Eleven people are on death row in Nebraska, but none have an execution date in sight. Sixteen individuals testified before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee Wednesday evening, addressing LB 268, a bill that would reverse the death ... Read More

Danger kick off home schedule against Wichita Falls

GRAND ISLAND, NE – The Nebraska Danger open their 2015 IFL home schedule this Saturday night against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. The Nighthawks travel to Grand Island for their second ever game in the Indoor Football League. They fell to the Colo... Read More


Des Moines, IA - Prominent leaders from agriculture's diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa's renewable energy record in wind, solar a... Read More

EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska - Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 495 - a legislative proposal that would increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 13 percent of the federal EITC for tax years 2016 and b... Read More

World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future E... Read More

Wizard of Oz Musical being put on by Cozad

Cozad Schools is holding a Wizard of Oz Musical this weekend. Vocal Music Teacher Stacie Blackmore felt this would be a good fit for the students. "Well we do a musical every two years, and well we spend hours and hours and days and days going thr... Read More

UNK to Begin Search for Seventh Head Women’s Basketball Coach in School History

Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska Kearney and head women's basketball coach Kevin Chaney have agreed to part ways, it was announced today by Athletics Director Dr. Paul Plinske. Chaney, the sixth head coach in the program's 46-year history, recently comp... Read More

Fatal accident claims West Point mans life

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a car-semi accident that claimed the life of Humberto Moreno, 37 of  West Point and sent the other driver to the hospital for treatment. The accident was reported just before ... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Sponsors College Students  Attendance to College Conference on Cooperatives

Lincoln, NE – 19 agricultural students and their professors from 3 different Nebraska Colleges traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19-22 to learn about cooperatives under the guidance of Nebraska Farmers Union.  The participating colleges ... Read More