Iowa farmland prices ease 3.4 pct over past 6 months - survey

Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago - pressured by lower grain prices and f... Read More

Orman Admits Tie To Ex-Bank Exec Convicted Of Insider Trading

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Independent Kansas Senate candidate Greg Orman acknowledges having a modest business tie to a former Goldman Sachs board member convicted of insider trading. Orman said Wednesday during a news conference that Rajat Gupta is... Read More

Nebraska shelter reports 26-dog donation

A western Nebraska breeder has given 26 small dogs to a Grand Island shelter. The Central Nebraska Humane Society director says it's unclear why the owner donated the animals to the shelter on Sunday. Thirteen of the animals were sent to Start Ove... Read More

Former Kansas Gov. John Anderson Jr. Dies at 97

John Anderson Jr., who served as Kansas governor from 1961 to 1965, has died. His daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Anderson, says Anderson was 97 when he died Monday at an extended-care facility in Olathe. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ande... Read More

USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to... Read More

Huskers Rally for 3-1 Win Against Creighton

The No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team rallied from a slow start to defeat the Creighton Bluejays 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in the first meeting between the teams since 2011 before 8,060 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday night. ... Read More

Reutlinger new SRO at LPS

Chad Reutlinger is the new School Resource Officer at Lexington Public Schools.    Officer Reutlinger is a graduate of  Lexington Public Schools and earned Physics and Criminal Justice degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan. Reutlinger has 10 years of... Read More

Facebook Group opposes R-Project

There's a group on Facebook opposing the R-Project called Save the Sandhills. Member Bob Price says it seems like their greatly valued land is being used quite a bit. "We feel like the Sandhills is not only a state treasure, but a national treasur... Read More

Statues of Four Secretaries of Agriculture to be Dedicated Saturday

Statues honoring four Nebraskans who made lasting, national impacts on agriculture and natural resources have come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant... Read More

Report: Wage hike would boost pay for 143K workers

A new report by a national group says nearly one in six Nebraska workers would see a pay increase if voters opt to raise the state's minimum wage. The report released Wednesday estimates that 143,000 low-paid workers in Nebraska could receive a ra... Read More

Farm groups: Growers are the first line of defense against unapproved traits

Farm industry groups want to remind farmers that they're the first line of defense in protecting U.S. export markets, especially when it comes to harvesting and marketing corn that contains traits not approved by key importers. "It's really critical... Read More