National Farmers Announces Key Policy Positions  at Annual Meeting in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2015)—National Farmers members stated their position on several key policy issues at their annual ag business conference in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday. Members re-affir... Read More

Drones for Ag featured at National Farmers Ag Business Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2015)—What’s a smart farmer to do when someone comes to him and tells him he needs a drone if he wants to step up his grain game the way he wants? Aaron Sheller buys one; then he teams up with other smart aggies and sta... Read More

New Bill Would Require Detectors to be Mandatory

An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in homes and apartments. A bill set for a legislative hearing Thursday would add Nebraska to a growing list of states that require the devic... Read More

VanMatre and Bicak Appointed to CPNRD Board of Directors

(GRAND ISLAND, NE) The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors appointed two new directors to serve on the board for two-year terms at their January board meeting on Thursday.  Deb VanMatre of Gibbon was elected to Subdistri... Read More

Kansas To Appeal Ruling That Found Education Is Underfunded

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' top prosecutor has announced plans to appeal a district court panel ruling that found the state isn't spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.... Read More

Official seeks to close insurance co-op in Iowa, Nebraska

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa's top insurance official has asked a court to end a consumer-owned cooperative that was selling health insurance to residents in Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said Friday he would seek liqui... Read More

Census of Ag Analysis Provides Valuable Insight into Value of Industry to Elected Officials

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its analysis of statistics from the 2012 census of agriculture as they relate to Congressional districts. This document, which provides insight into the characteristics and value of farming and ranch... Read More

Nebraska Water Use Drops in 2014,  Aquifer Conditions Sustainable

Water used for crop irrigation dropped by 30% across a wide swath of Nebraska in 2014 and a recent report indicates that, on average, thecondition of the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska is stable and significantly healthier thanin all other states overl... Read More

John Higgins Invite Results

John Higgins Wrestling Invite 1. Kearney 199.5 2. Lincoln Southwest 192.5 3. Hastings 176.0 4. Millard West 131.0 5. Scott City 118.5 6. Holdrege 91.5 7. Beatrice 88.0 8. Lexington 86.5 9. Bennington 75.0 10. Sidney 72.0 11. Cozad 62.0 ... Read More

Gothenburg splits doubleheader with Hastings

Gothenburg and Hastings split their girl/boy double header on Saturday as the Hastings girls beat Gothenburg 50-31 and the Gothenburg boys won 45-43. In the girls game, Hastings led throughout, building an early 13-3 lead and never relinquishing i... Read More

Hastings Rolls to Upset of No. 14 Briar Cliff

Hastings - The Hastings College men's basketball team fell on a last second buzzer beater the last time the Broncos met Briar Cliff. This time around the Broncos would leave no doubt dominating just about every phase of the game defeating the Charger... Read More