Ne Corn Board partners with UNL for distinctive Presidential Chair

The Nebraska Corn Board has made a $2.0 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the permanently endowed Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair. The endowment will p... Read More

NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

The National Chicken Council used an article by Reuters this week as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for use in raising chickens are not used in human medicine, and those that are will be phased out for ... Read More

Heineman appoints seventeen to Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission

Governor Dave Heineman recently announced seventeen appointments to the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission. The 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s Statehood occurs on March 1, 2017. The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission will develop programs a... Read More

NCGA Testifies on Importance of Biotechnology at GMO Hearing

The National Corn Grower Association’s Biotechnology Action Team testified to a National Research Council committee on the importance of biotechnology. Ohio corn grower John Linder testified on behalf of NCGA during the hearing Monday in Washington... Read More

Lopers hold off Hays

Kearney, Neb. – The 4th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack and got a big effort from reserve LaRose Currie to slip past Fort Hays State (-11, 23-25, -20, 15-25, -12) Tuesday night at the Health & Sports Cen... Read More

PEDv Cases dropping, Concerns Still Persist

The number of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus cases is dropping according to reports from American and Canada growers. Just five new cases have been found since April in Ontario according to recent reports. That’s compared to the 60 cases identifie... Read More

Fischer, Smith, and Johanns taking part in Angels in Adoption Program

Congressman Adrian Smith and U.S. Senators Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer are all playing a role in the Angels in Adoption Program. Johanns met Tuesday with his recipient, Mary Saunders of Bellevue. Saunders will be nationally recognized for her com... Read More

University Group Aims to Boost Graduation

The University of Kansas is joining 10 other major institutions in an initiative to increase graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the University Innovation Alliance will develop ... Read More

As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers are letting on and the pain could p... Read More

Nebraska's uninsured rate held stable in 2013

Nebraska's rate of uninsured people stayed relatively flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly. New U.S. census data released Tuesday show that 13 percent of Nebraskans under age 65 were uninsured last year.... Read More

Frost Damage in Corn and Soybeans

Recent cold weather may have produced some very early freeze damage to crops in our area. Freezing temperatures before physiological maturity can cause both reduced yield and grain quality problems. Normal maturity occurs in corn when kernels form a ... Read More