Kansas Legislators Negotiating Over $15.5 Billion Budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are negotiating over the final version of a $15.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But lawmakers aren't sure when the House and Se... Read More

Judge gives tentative OK to deal in Tyson meatpacking case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of more than $730,000 in the class-action lawsuit brought against Tyson by workers at the company's meatpacking plant in Emporia. The deal ends a nearly eight-year... Read More

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas

BRUSSELS (AP) _ Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk. ``With quotas being lifted, we're really scared that produ... Read More

Officials investigate suspicious package at Nebraska Capitol

(Lincoln, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol Hazardous Devices Squad along with Lincoln Fire and Rescue  were called to the State Capitol today after a briefcase was found abandoned in a hallway near the Legislative Chambers. Troopers assigned to r... Read More

Monsanto Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Help Monarch Butterflies

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 31, 2015-- Monsanto Company announced today a $400,000 commitment to partner with and support the efforts of experts working to benefit monarch butterflies. This comes in addition to the company's earlier announcement ... Read More

USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).... Read More

Trial set for woman accused of drowning puppy at Grand Island airport

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  A June trial has been scheduled for a Florida woman accused of drowning a puppy in a south-central Nebraska airport bathroom. In a document filed in Hall County District Court on Friday, 57-year-old Cynthia Anderson waived her... Read More

Biodiesel Industry Seeks to Reverse Argentina Import Decision

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the EPA to stay its recent decision to streamline Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), pending public review and comment. In a petition ... Read More

CME Group Announces First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on ... Read More

Governor Ricketts launches new website

Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts launched a new website with a fresh look and new ways to connect with his office and state government. Visitors to the website are greeted by a news feed featuring the Governor’s latest press releases an... Read More

Associated Press All State Girls Basketball Team

CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West, 5-10, Jr. Jaycee Bradley, Norfolk, 5-10, Sr. Jay Bridgeman, Omaha Westside, 6-1, Sr. Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast, 5-8, Sr. Kianna Ibis, Omaha ... Read More