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OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university resea... Read More

USDA Announces Funding Under Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Organizations looking to tap into USDA funds under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program have until July 8 to apply for this year's round of $235 million for large-scale conservation projects. Water quality and water conservation are major a... Read More

Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was having a news conference Monday afternoon to outl... Read More

Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska is edging toward becoming the first conservative state in decades to repeal its death penalty. Capital punishment opponents are optimistic following an initial vote in the Legislature to repeal the law but acknowledge they... Read More

Committe on Agriculture Rejects Latest GMO Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose it... Read More

Loper Tennis Team Falls In Regionals

Kearney, Neb. – The 17th-ranked Northeastern State RiverHawks won three singles matches to beat Nebraska-Kearney, 5-1, in an NCAA Tournament second match Monday morning in Tahlequah, Okla. Seeded second in the Central Regional, the win helps NSU (2... Read More

Grand Island unveils deal for outsourcing ambulance billings

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  Grand Island has removed a veil over its deal with a company contracted to handle ambulance billings. The city said in a news release Friday that it will pay PST Services, a McKesson Corp., company, 4 percent of the net amoun... Read More

Soy Growers to Chipotle: Misinformation is Not a Marketing Strategy

ST. LOUIS (May 1, 2015) - The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement today in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including th... Read More

Task Forces Suggests Changes To Handling Sexual Assaults

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A task force at the University of Kansas is recommending changes in how the school handles sexual assaults and rape on campus. The suggested changes include requiring all freshmen, including fraternity members, to live in ... Read More

USDA Study Shows COOL Provides No Economic Benefit

The Agriculture Department on Friday sent the House and Senate Agriculture committees a farm bill-required study that says that country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken has no economic benefit to the meat industry. DTN obtained a copy o... Read More

ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – The House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs tha... Read More