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 ... 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

Slavin Delivers ARS 2015 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture at Experimental Biology

BOSTON, March 31, 2015—"Food is not a talisman: Reflections on the science and practice of nutrition," is the subject of Joanne L. Slavin's 2015 W.O.A. Memorial Lecture, which she delivers today at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston. Sla... Read More

Neb. Soybean Board bullish on biodiesel

LINCOLN, Neb. — Biodiesel is expected to remain an important driver of demand for soybeans in the future despite market uncertainties and declining production in 2014, according to leaders with the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). NSB Executive Direct... Read More

Roof Pros fire ruled an arson

The Nebraska Fire Marshall's Office and Lexington Police Department is investigating the Roof Pros fire as an arson. Lexington Police Chief Tracy Wolf says it's an ongoing investigation. The Police Department has developed several leads and is reques... Read More

USDA Report Shows Higher Soybean, Lower Corn Acres Versus 2014

Farmers are projected to plant record acreage for soybeans this year, but USDA's Prospective Plantings report estimates planted soybean acres will come in at 84.64 million acres, slightly below pre-report averages. Planted corn acres are projected a... Read More

LB 106, introduced by Senator Dan Watermeier, adopts the Livestock Operation Siting and Expansion Act

LB 106: ·       Balances local control, orderly development and economic opportunities in rural Nebraska. ·       Provides predictability and certainty, uniformity, and clear parameters for livestock expansion. ·       E... Read More

KPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher to leave Kearney

KEARNEY- Dr. Brian Maher, the superintendent of Kearney Public Schools has been tapped as the new superintendent of Sioux Falls South Dakota and will be leaving KPS and the end of this year. Maher has been superintendent of KPS for the past 8 year... Read More

North Platte Boys Golf Invite Results

Monday, 3-30, Team Results 1 McCook           323 2 North Platte   333 3 Sidney                 356 4 Cozad                  357 5 Hastings             378 6 North Platte J... Read More

Officials probing man's death after Buffalo County fire

KEARNEY, Neb.  Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a grass, rubbish and vehicle fire at a Buffalo County property. Kearney officials say firefighters were sent to the scene northeast of Kearney Regional Airport about 2:20 p.m. ... Read More