Can Crude Drop to $20 Per Barrel?

How low can it go — and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question (I will try to in a moment), ... Read More

Nebraska ranked in top tier of highest carbon monoxide mortality rate

The Nebraska Poison Center has seen a 24% increase in calls on carbon monoxide so far this year over 2013. Every year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning and 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, while another 4,000 are hospital... Read More

(VIDEO) Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska hold annual meeting

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska, ICON, met today in Brewster. The event was held at Uncle Buck's Lodge and drew in producers from much of the state. The day featured an "Up Close and Personal" conversation with Senator Al Davis about what's hap... Read More

Hughes to resign from Nebraska Wheat Board

Hughes was appointed to NWB in 2006, and reappointed for a second term in 2011. In that time he has represented NWB and Nebraska’s wheat farmers on a national and global level. He’s participated in multiple trade shows and educational events, ser... Read More

USDA Releases APH Yield Exclusion to Help Manage Risk

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced program details related to a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. Information made available include... Read More

Nebraska man pleads no contest in crash death

A 21-year-old western Nebraska man has pleaded no contest to procuring alcohol for a teenage girl who died in a May crash. In exchange for Chris Miller's plea, prosecutors dismissed unrelated drug charges against him and dropped plans to revoke hi... Read More

Dawson County Commissioners renew contract with Midwest Drug Court

The Dawson County Commissioners  met Wednesday and  approved an interlocal agreement with Steve Garcia, the coordinator of the Midwest Drug Court and extended the contract  for  4  years.  The new term is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018. ... Read More

Jon Doggett Named NCGA Executive Vice President

The National Corn Growers Association today announced the promotion of Jon Doggett to Executive Vice President, effective January 1. In his new role, Doggett will lead efforts to expand NCGA’s alliances and strategic partnerships, and elevate it... Read More

Westar ends fees for credit, debit cards

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The largest electric company in Kansas says it is no longer charging a $2.95 fee to customers who use credit or debit cards to pay their monthly bills. Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. announced Thursday that it had abolished ... Read More

  Nativity scene at Nebraska Capitol draws criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Chicago-based group will set up a Nativity scene inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion. Capitol administr... Read More

 Grassroots Effort to Stop Second Beef Checkoff Assessment Successful

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen today released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcement to withdraw his plan to create a second beef checkoff assessment under the 1996 generic act. “Over the yea... Read More