Applications requested for specialty license plate promoting early detection of breast cancer

500 applications are needed in order to manufacture  a  specialty license plate  promoting early detection of   breast cancer.   Linda Gill of  Friend is with Susan G. Komen Nebraska  and says... Read More

Morgan addresses rural hospital closure crisis

47 rural hospitals have closed nationwide, wounding rural communities, and leaving some of the nation's most vulnerable populations without timely access to care. National Rural Health Association CEO Alan Morgan explains who the NRHA is. "Well th... Read More

USDA Announces Winners of the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 30 university students to attend USDA's 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled "Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century" to be held Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the ... Read More

Mitigating Global Challenges Focus of Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest challenge we've ever faced. However daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimist... Read More

Kansas Lawmakers Move To Block Local Gun Regulations

TOPEKA, Kan (AP)-- Kansas lawmakers want to bar local governments from regulating the sale of firearms with new fees or taxes. The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill Wednesday that would ban counties and muni... Read More

Cigar shop bill advances to debate in Nebraska Legislature

A bill to allow smoking in designated cigar shops will be debated by the full Nebraska Legislature. The General Affairs committee voted 7-0 Wednesday to advance the measure, with one senator abstaining. The measure by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill w... Read More

USB to Set Plan for Future at February Meeting

Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) will meet in February to tackle a busy week of strategic planning for 2016. This meeting includes setting strategic priorities in each of the four target areas – Communications, Domestic Opportuni... Read More

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

KARACHI (Jan.  27, 2015) - Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry now have a new resource to encourage success, the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World In... Read More

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees. Peterson will serve as a... Read More

Cozad High School students and staff to partake in Maker Fair

The Cozad High School students and staff will be launching a new activity they call, Maker Fair on Feb. 5 and 6. Staff and community members will be teaching 37 different courses throughout the two days that are not normally offered during a typical ... Read More

Nebraska Natives To Play in Lincoln

A pair of Nebraska natives return to Lincoln on Thursday as the 15th ranked Lady Huskers host Illinois. Brooke Kissinger of Minden and Chatrice White of Shelby are members of the Illini basketball squad.  Kissinger the former Nebraska All Stater has... Read More