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Wyoming Congressional Delegation Supports Blocking Sage Grouse Protection

Wyoming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the greater sage grouse for at least six years. Sens. Mike Enzi an... Read More

Tyson Plans to Stop Antibiotic Use in Chickens by 2017

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations. The move comes as restaurants demand more natural produce and ami... Read More

Feedlots Go Further In The Red

Cattle feeders didn’t get any relief last week as they saw margins fall even deeper in the red. Continued struggles in the cash market put further pressure on feeder margins, which finished the week at negative $206.94 per head, down from neg... Read More

NCGA Submits Comments to Federal Agencies Regarding Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Last week, the National Corn Growers Association submitted comments to both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration about proposed rules regarding the comm... Read More

Nebraska oil and gas board cleared in meetings laws dispute

A special investigator says the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission didn't violate state open meetings law when it met last month to consider a proposed wastewater disposal well in Sioux County.      Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Sierra... Read More

Bertrand Track And Field Invite Results

Boys 1) Bertrand 124 2) Mullen 109 3) Southern Valley 101 4) Maxwell 49 5) Wilcox/Hildreth 41 6) Loomis 32 7) Alma 29.25 8) Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 28.25 9) Eustis/Farnam 7.25 10) Overton 1.25 2015 Bertrand Invite - b... Read More

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that... Read More

Bird flu found in 4 more NW Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable cases of avian influenz... Read More

Immigrants contribute to national economy while lawmakers struggle with reform efforts

Editor's Note: Sophie Tatum was one of nine student journalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., with the National Newspaper Association Foundation as a fellow to cover immigration reform. This story takes a look at immigration from a national pe... Read More

Truckers strike at nation's biggest port complex over wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California are walking off the job in a dispute over their wages and employee status. The Monday strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach c... Read More

NEW POLL: 62% of Americans Support the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Morning Consult released the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Morning Consult contacted 2,047 registered voters on April 5–7. The results show that Americans overwh... Read More