Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan progra... Read More

Layoffs Coming to Case IH Manufacturing Grand Island Location

CNH Industrial America LLC announced that it will reduce it's manufacturing workforce at the Grand Island, NE facility as the company responds to market conditions. This according to Kathleen Prause, CNH Industrial Corporate Communications Manager. ... Read More

USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research... Read More

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office. Hortic... Read More

Farm to School Act of 2015, Connecting Students to Local Food and Farms, Introduced in Congress

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 – Today, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representati... Read More

Zitterkopf Signs Letter Of Intent

Lexington senior Isaac Zitterkopf signed a letter of intent with MidAmerica Nazarene College in Olathe, Kansas for Track and Field on Thursday. MidAmerica Nazarene competes at the NAIA level in collegiate sports. Last spring Zitterkopf placed fifth i... Read More

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resitance to Wheat Disease

Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26, 2015 -- A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle Ea... Read More

Nebraska judge agrees to halt condemnations for Keystone XL

LINCOLN, Neb.  A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary order to stop a Canadian company from seizing access to York County land to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling Thursday by Judge Mary Gilbride was expected. Pipeline builder TransCana... Read More

Monsanto Now Accepting Nominations for 2015

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 26, 2015) – They are the heart of the family and the backbone of their farm operation. They are farm moms, and they nourish, nurse and care for everything and everyone in their families, on their farms and in their communities. To o... Read More

Another Nebraska Court Grants Injunction Against KXL PIPELINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV5SLXnccr8 YORK, Neb. – Moments ago a second District Court Judge, Hon. Mary C. Gilbride, issued a Temporary Injunction in another landowner lawsuit against TransCanada. The Order halts condemnation cases along t... Read More

Deal Reached in Brazil Truckers Strike; Trucks Still Blocked

Brazilian truckers' representatives and the government reached an agreement late Wednesday to bring an end to the road blockades that have delayed soy deliveries to port and hindered harvest efforts over the last eight days. But reports from the hig... Read More