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Statement by Bob Stallman, President,  American Farm Bureau Federation,  Regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – “Farmers and ranchers need tax laws that protect their family businesses. They don’t want to be punished for their success. With House passage of the Death Tax... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

According to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report dated April 13, 2015, temperatures averaged above normal. Cloudy conditions, combined with drizzle, began mid-week and extended through Friday. This kept fieldwork to a minimum but did litt... Read More

Trucker cited for taping smartphone to steering wheel

The Nebraska State Patrol has cited a truck driver who'd been watching a soccer game on a smartphone he'd taped to the steering wheel of his big rig.      The patrol says a carrier enforcement trooper noticed the trucker wearing earbuds during a ... Read More

Tornado Watch until 1:00am Central in southwest Nebraska

A Tornado Watch is in effect for several southwest Nebraska counties until 1:00am Central Time.   Those counties include Frontier, Lincoln, Keith, Deuel, Chase, Hayes Red Willow, Hitchcock, Dundy and Perkins counties. It includes the cities of B... Read More

Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says the politics of international trade have always been difficult, especially within the Democratic Party. But he says U.S. opposition to new trade agreements would give China a leg up in setting the rules f... Read More

(VIDEO) Zoo says public never in danger when gorilla cracks glass

  A family who visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on Thursday got a little scare when a male gorilla, named Kijito ran toward the exhibit glass, hit it and cracked it.    In a statement the Zoo said only one of three layers of the glass was... Read More

Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center


Doc Stevenson leaves $2.75 million legacy gift to UNK

KEARNEY — April 17, 2015 — The estate of the late B.M. “Doc” Stevenson, a longtime Kearney physician, civic leader and philanthropist, has bequeathed $2.75 million to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, much of the gift forever providing s... Read More

NPPC Welcomes Legislation To Renew TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – Calling it imperative for finalizing free trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs, the National Pork Producers Council welcomed today’s introduction of bipartisan legislation granting the p... Read More

House Votes to Repeal the Death Tax

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015) – The House voted 240 to 179 today for full repeal of the Death Tax, a tax that is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across the country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis s... Read More

Chairman Conaway: TPA is Important for Agriculture

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. “TPA will provide our negotiators with the credibility necessary to conclude... Read More