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Nebraska State Fair will Host 5th Annual Best Burger Contest

KEARNEY, NE –The Nebraska Beef Council has announced the launch of the 5th annual Nebraska’s Best Burger contest which will include a judging event at the Nebraska State Fair. Public online nom... Read More

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Nebraska 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 four inches of rain, while t... Read More

Kansas Junior Leads By Example

The Angus breed recognized one of its youth leaders at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) by presenting Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan., with the 2015 Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award. McCabe is currently a senior at Kansas State Univer... Read More

USDA Announces Changes to Dairy Import Licensing Program

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program, effective Sept. 1, 2015. Import licensing is one of the tools USDA uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TR... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Sends Letter to President Obama Urging Approval of Keystone XL

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his office sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the Keystone XL pipeline project. In his letter, the Governor urged the Obama Administration to issue a permit for the pipeline: ... Read More

(Audio) Nebraska Student Named American Star Farmer Finalist

Logan Peters (Courtesy UNL/Engler Entrepreneurship Program) The National FFA Organization has selected four students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2015 top achievement award: American Star Farmer. The American Star Fa... Read More

Organization purchases former Ord Theatre for around $125K

ORD, Neb.  The Valley Performing Arts Theatre group has purchased the former Ord Theatre with hopes of bringing it back to life and adding to the vibrancy of the community's downtown area. The assessor records show that on July 2, the group offic... Read More

Fuels America Delivers Over 200k Pro-Biofuels Comments to EPA, Voices Support for RFS

Today, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for clean, secure, American energy delivered over 200,000 comments to the EPA in support of a strong final rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard. This show of grassroots support comes on ... Read More

UNK to graduate 244 at Friday summer commencement

KEARNEY – Graduate and undergraduate degrees for 244 will be conferred at University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31. The exercises are in the Nebraskan Student Union. Marilyn Hadley, faculty emeritus, Te... Read More

Sexten Leads CBA Supply Development

Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) has hired Justin Sexten to lead its Supply Development team as director of that division. The Ohio native brings to his new post a broad expertise in beef production, research and education. “As the cattle cycle en... Read More

NCBA: TPP Must Deliver

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month. Negotiators and trade ministers from the 12 TPP ... Read More