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 pe... 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

62-year old Cozad resident rolls vehicle

On Monday March 2 at 4:14 p.m., 62 year-old Cozad resident Rita Thieman was eastbound driving a 1996 Jeep on Road 763 west of Cozad, between roads 416 and 417 before losing control and rolling her vehicle. Thieman was transported to the Cozad Hospita... Read More

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Mar... Read More

Nebraska Banker Continues as ICBA Past Chairman

Orlando, Fla. (March 4, 2015)— After serving the past 12 months as immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb., will contin... Read More

Sheriffs Sue Over legal Marijuana

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Ten sheriffs from three different states including Kansas are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs are from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. They say in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Colorado’s 2012 marijuana le... Read More

Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural conference. http://youtu.be/1qptcnzEoiE...... Read More

Harsher penalties for human trafficking under bill

LINCOLN--Supporters, opponents and the sponsor, Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk, of Legislative Bill 294 agreed that the bill is only one step in the right direction in addressing the problem of human trafficking in Nebraska. The bill bumps up the pe... Read More

Men-Only Rule on 114-Year-Old Farm Coming to End

(Bloomberg) -- The Danners have been in the farming business for four generations in Aledo, Illinois. During that time -- 114 years in all -- they’ve never had a woman running their corn and soybean operation. Until now. Kate Danner, 26, is g... Read More

(Audio) Whippets Fall To Pierce

Lincoln- For a third straight year, Pierce downed Minden at the Girls C1 State Basketball tournament as the Bluejays held off Minden 56-48 in the state quarterfinals. Pierce nearly blew a 27 point second half lead after the Whippets got as close as 5... Read More