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EPA providing nearly $70M loan for Omaha sewer project

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha has obtained a nearly $70 million federal loan to help the city vastly reduce water pollution from overwhelmed sewers. The Environmental Protection Agency said in a news re... Read More

Lt. Gov. Foley Applauds New Apprenticeship Program

SCOTTSBLUFF –  On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Mike Foley helped Scottsbluff Public Schools launch a new partnership with Aulick Industries to offer a new Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program for industrial manufacturing technicians.  To celebrate ... Read More

Final results released from 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey

Lincoln, Neb. — Final results from the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey show a fourth consecutive year of declining Nebraska agricultural land values. The statewide average value dropped 4 percent to $2,270 per acre. This is an 18 percent redu... Read More

Farm Bill Squeaks Ahead After Getting Tied Up in Partisan Divide, Immigration Debate

OMAHA (DTN) -- In a 213-211 squeaker, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon, a month after the same exact bill went down in defeat. The farm bill got its votes, all Republican, after House... Read More

NU's proposed 2018-19 budget has $28M in spending cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The University of Nebraska's proposed budget for the upcoming year includes more than $28 million in spending cuts that will see a loss of more than 100 jobs across four campuses, department consolidations and a possible tuition ... Read More

Double whammy: U.S. pork, fruit producers brace for second wave of Chinese tariffs

BEIJING/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. producers of pork, already saddled with duties enacted in an earlier round of the escalating trade dispute with China, are bracing for further pain after Beijing hit the products with additional tariffs due to come in... Read More

EPA Weighs Dicamba Registrations as Injury Reports Mount

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- As herbicide injury reports mount in the Midwest and South, state regulators and EPA are watching the situation closely. Dicamba is facing the most alleged injury reports so far, and 2,4-D injury complaints are also an issue ... Read More

Ex-Creighton student sentenced 30 days in jail for slashing woman's neck

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Creighton University student accused of slashing a fellow student's neck has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years' probation. Twenty-year-old Christopher Wheeler was sentenced in Douglas County District Cour... Read More

African Flour Millers Visit Wheat Harvest

Flour milling executives from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the U.S. plains states to get the latest information about the hard red winter (HRW) wheat harvest, crop quality and value.   U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the U.S. wheat industry's expor... Read More

New hog nursery opens in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Before welcoming their first shipment of pigs, Louie and Josh Johnson welcomed visitors to their new hog nursery. In the process, the rural Volin father and son hoped their open house would dispel misconceptions about large-... Read More

India, top buyer of U.S. almonds, hits back with higher duties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, the world’s biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariff hike... Read More