Nebraska  joins  suit challenging Colorado's legalization of marijuana

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states ... Read More

Hastings officials push for inmate treatment center

Officials in Hastings are pushing for a proposed Behavioral Health Treatment Center; intended to transition prison inmates back into society; to be built in their central Nebraska city. The Hastings Tribune reports that state Sen. Les Seiler, of H... Read More

U.S. Wheat Farmers Anticipate Increased Trade with Cuba

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba ... Read More

Deere Sells Crop Insurance Arm

Deere has sold its crop insurance unit to Farmer's Mutual Hail Insurance Co. In a memo to agents obtained by Reuters, Deere said it would make an official announcement regarding the sale later Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A D... Read More

Workplace safety agency cites Nebraska plant

Federal regulators have cited a Kearney manufacturing plant for workplace safety violations they say led to an employee suffering acute kidney failure. The Kearney Hub reports  that Eaton Corp. faces a $7,0 fine for the July incident. A federal O... Read More

China approval may spur financial settlements for Syngenta-lawyers

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay settlements to more than 100 U.S. farmers and exporters suing for damages from grain shipm... Read More

Lemke Cattle

Lemke Cattle is a family ranching and dryland farming operation near Lawrence in south central Nebraska. Owned and operated by Randy & Leslie Lemke and their 3 children Samantha, Taylor and Tanner. We run a registered cattle seedstoc... Read More

CME Changes Limits On Cattle Futures

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will change daily price limits in its CME Feeder Cattle futures effective Thursday, December 18, pursuant to its emergency action authority. The current da... Read More

Vilsack Speaks on New Course for U.S.-Cuba Relations

WASHINGTON- "Throughout history, agriculture has served as a bridge to foster cooperation, understanding and the exchange of ideas among people. I have no doubt that agriculture will continue to play that powerful role as we expand our relationship w... Read More

Simants to remain in Nebraska psychiatric ward

A Lincoln County District judge has ordered a man who killed six members of a western Nebraska family nearly 40 years ago to remain in a state psychiatric hospital. The North Platte Telegraph says Judge Donald Rowlands ruled Wednesday that Erwin C... Read More

Swedes Look To Keep It Going

Gothenburg-Its been a quick start to the season for the Gothenburg Boys Basketball team. The Swedes are off to a 4-0 start with wins over Lexington, Hershey, Southern Valley and Chase County. Head coach Roger Koehler says, "The 4-0 start is great, bu... Read More