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Former union official sentenced for stealing over $100,000

A former union official who was convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from the group he led has been sentenced to eight months of prison and house arrest.    The Lincoln Journal Star reports Ra... Read More

EU to put Thailand 1 step away from fish ban

LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ The European Union is to give Thailand six months to drastically change its policies on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban by the end of the year. Two people with knowledge of the decision told The A... Read More

Trees planted in fire-damaged areas of Nebraska Panhandle

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ More than 40,000 trees are being planted in northwest Nebraska again this spring to help the area recover from the 2012 wildfires. Crews from the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands have planted 41,300 seedlings this month... Read More

Wisconsin Declares State of Emergency, 5.3-Million Iowa Chickens Affected by Avain Influenza

Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. The Republican governor declared... Read More

UPDATE: Kansas cuts projected taxes by $187 million through June 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect $187 million less in taxes through June 2016 than previously anticipated. The new fiscal forecast issued Monday is likely to force Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and ... Read More

Nebraska senators to hash out legalizing medical marijuana<

Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures.    A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers... Read More

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain witho... Read More

ICYMI: American Agriculture Community Hails TPA Bill

The headlines say it all."Trade Promotion Authority has agriculture support," one industry magazine reported last week. "Farm organizations laud bipartisan bill to grant trade promotion authority to White House," said another ag publication. Pork,... Read More

Nebraska panel to act on fracking water disposal request

SIDNEY, Neb.  The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to act Wednesday on an application for a Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration and production. The commission website says the special meeting is... Read More

Suji’s Cuisine USA announces U.S. presence at Nebraska Innovation Campus

The first international company to occupy space at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) was announced today. Food Dreams Made Real (FDMR Inc.), Suji’s Cuisine USA is the newest company to join the NIC family. Suji Park, founder and Chief Inspiration... Read More

GMOs: Now We’re Talking’ provided open discussion on hot topic

More than 75 people attended GMOs: Now We’re Talking Fri., April 17 at River Market Event Place in Kansas City, Missouri. The event, hosted by Kansas Farm Food Connection, included a chef demonstration and a panel discussion on genetically modifie... Read More