Nebraska senators kill bill to expand family planning

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A bill that would allow more women to qualify for Medicaid family planning services has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Thursday of the 25 ne... Read More

Report: Everest Most Popular Kansas Hard Red Wheat Variety

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A government report shows that two varieties of winter wheat developed by Kansas State University are the leading varieties planted in the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that Everest is the top hard... Read More

Kansas Senate Approves Pension System Fix

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved to a proposal described by supporters as refinancing part of the long-term debt facing the pension system for teachers and government workers. The vote Thursday was 21-17 on a bill authorizing $... Read More

Drugs and alcohol may have factored into rollover

On February 26 at 2:04 a.m., Deputies and North Platte Rescue were asked to respond to U.S. Highway 30 and Reigan Road, just west of North Platte, to a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival Deputies discovered it was twenty two year old Brent Du... Read More

NWF Presents Jerry Minore Scholarship at Commodity Classic

PHOENIX, AZ – The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented the Jerry Minore Scholarship to this year’s recipients at an event in the BASF booth at Commodity Classic today. NWF is pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship: Matthew S... Read More

More Elk Collared in North-central Nebraska

BASSETT – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission placed tracking collars on three elk near Bassett in north-central Nebraska on Tuesday, the latest installment of a multi-year effort to use real-time location data to determine populations, make har... Read More

(VIDEO) 2015 NE Women in Ag Conference

RRN's Jesse Harding speaks with one of the Keynote Speakers, Rebecca Long- Chaney, from the 30th Annual NE Women In Agriculture Conference....... Read More

Nebraska nurse practitioner bill wins legislative approval

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have approved a bill designed to give nurse practitioners more independence. Senators voted 46-0 Friday to pass the bill, which was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Dave Heineman. Last year's session ended before la... Read More

MPCC increases tuition, room and board fees for 2015-16

It’s going to cost students an extra $2 per credit hour to take “for credit” classes through Mid-Plains Community College next year. On Wednesday, the MPCC Board of Governors approved a 2.13 percent increase in resident tuition - raising the... Read More

Forest Service Chief lays out strategy, agency priorities in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 -- In testimony today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited five focus areas for the President’s proposed $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the agen... Read More

USDA Extends Base Acre and Yield Update Deadline

USDA is extending the deadline to reallocate base acres and update yields from Feb. 27 to March 31, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers at Commodity Classic Friday. "We want to give folks a little additional time to do that," Vilsack said... Read More