Williams favors Ricketts' proposals on Property Tax

Property Tax Proposals are starting to filter into the Legislature. State Senator Matt Williams states which proposals he favors. "The ones that I tend to favor right now without seeing the final p... Read More

Nebraska plant giving away tons of rotten sugar beets

SCOTTSBLUFF - With the annual sugar beet campaign at 82 percent complete locally, Western Sugar Cooperative is continuing to see condition issues in the beets they’re processing due to fluctuating temperatures. Jerry Darnell with Western Sugar... Read More

Thaler to be Honored by K-State’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Bob Thaler, extension swine specialist at South Dakota State University, has been named the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award winner for 2014. He will be honored at acti... Read More

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which champ... Read More

Kansas Farmer Veteran Coalition Formation Exploration Forum to be Held February 10

MCPHERSON, KS Jan. 29, 2015 - On Tuesday, Feb 10th at 3:00 p.m. the Kansas Farmers Union, the Kansas Farm Bureau, and the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas will host a forum to explore the possibility and interest of forming a Kansas chapter of t... Read More

Shockers Hit With Probation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita State's baseball program was placed on probation Thursday after the NCAA found that the Shockers used 21 players who received impermissible benefits over a two-year period. The school self-reported the violations last... Read More

114th Congress Will Include a Large, Bipartisan Dairy Farmer Caucus

ARLINGTON, VA – The new 114th Congress will feature a large and active group of House members looking out for the interests of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. A bipartisan group of legislators is reestablishin... Read More

Nebraska-based company to close Minneapolis cracker factory

MINNEAPOLIS  A Nebraska-based food company has announced it will stop producing a rye cracker made exclusively at a Minneapolis plant. According to a statement released Wednesday, ConAgra has decided to stop making RyKrisp crackers due to low dem... Read More

Gov. Ricketts praises NRDs as “envy of the Nation” during state conference

Governor Pete Ricketts praised Nebraska’s natural resources districts (NRDs) for their work to protect the state’s natural resources during a speech at the at the Nebraska association of resources Districts (NARD) annual legislative conference in... Read More

Governor Ricketts Stands by Ibach Reappointment

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he stands by his decision to reappoint the state's agriculture director despite protests from animal welfare groups that want him removed. Ricketts said Thursday that he thinks Department of Agriculture director Greg... Read More

Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas. MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interacti... Read More