New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

KARACHI (Jan.  27, 2015) - Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry now have a new resource to encourage success, the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan. T... Read More

Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are cert... Read More

Nebraska ed. board member rejects calls for his resignation

A Nebraska education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 6-2 on Wednesday for member Pat McPhers... Read More

Grassroots Movement Grows at CommonGround 2015 Conference

Volunteer women farmers involved in the CommonGround program, along with state and national staff, met in Austin, Texas to share their experiences with the program and welcome new members this week.  Over the course of three days, the participants w... Read More

Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit to Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council filed the lawsuit in... Read More

SWC Quarterfinal Action

The Boys Quarterfinals of the Southwest Conference Basketball tournament took place on Tuesday. Cozad improved to 12-4 on the season with a hard fought 47-40 win over Ogallala. Its the second time this year Cozad has downed Ogallala. Conor Young led ... Read More

Elm Creek Village Clerk arrested

The Elm Creek Village Clerk has been arrested on felony theft by the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office. Forty-nine-year-old(49) Wendy Stephens was arraigned in Buffalo County Court Tuesday. According to an affidavit, an audit for the Village of Elm Cre... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More

EPA Allows Argentine Biodiesel to Enter U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the United States, and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard provided a third ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Voices Support for LB 85, Encourage Amended Fee Structure

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today testified in support of LB 85, a bill regarding fees for the Nebraska Brand Committee, sponsored by Sen. Al Davis of Legislative District 43. In addition to voicing support for the bill, NC encouraged the Neb... Read More

`Nebraska 150' license plate bill advanced to Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska is one step closer to creating new license plates that would recognize the state's 150th anniversary. A bill to allow the ``Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial'' plates was sent to the full Legislature on Tuesday after a committ... Read More