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Monsanto Company Gives $200,000 to Assist Farmers Impacted by Wildfires

Monsanto announced today that it will donate a total of $200,000 to support disaster relief efforts in four states where farmers and ranchers have been affected by devastating wildfires. The fires,... Read More

Nebraska preliminary jobless rate 3.2 percent in February

LINCOLN, Neb. - A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for February dropped a tenth of a point from 3.2 percent in January. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the rate matched the February 2016 rat... Read More

21 Abused/Neglected Dogs Taken From Merrick County Property

On March 18, 2017, the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 156 Beck Road in Merrick County. A preliminary investigation concluded that twenty one (21) dogs were taken from the property and placed with the Central Nebraska H... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during Febr... Read More

NPPC and Cattlmen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers fro... Read More

Garbage hauler cited for collecting trash too early

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - An owner of a trash collection company has been cited for collecting Grand Island garbage too early in the morning. The Grand Island Independent reports that Tommy Ummel Sr., who co-owns Heartland Disposal with his son, was tw... Read More

Cattle-Buying Scam Costs Nebraska Company More Than $5 Million

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

(AUDIO) Governor Finishes National Ag Week Tours Learning About Specialty Crops - Hops

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spent National Agriculture Week traveling the state and visiting the different industries that make up Nebraska agriculture. The tours finished on Thursday. “We've been all across the state (this week) visiting a ... Read More

CCC President, Wife Make Generous Donation to the School

(Grand Island, Neb.) – Central Community College is pleased to announce that CCC President Dr. Greg Smith and his wife, Marilee, have pledged a planned gift to CCC’s new Kearney Center in the amount of $600,000 minimum. ... Read More

EQIP funds, CRP grazing available to ranchers hit by wildfire

USDA announced this week it will make $6 million available to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas ranchers affected by wildfires through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funds will assist livestock producers attempting to restore grazi... Read More

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline l... Read More