Two Rivers Public Health Director to step down

The board of directors of  Two Rivers Public Health Department, headquartered in Holdrege,  has received a  letter of  resignation from its director of  more than  12  years,  Terry Krohn.   ... Read More

Small Scale Farming Workshop Nov. 8

Interested in learning how to produce your own food or start a diversified agriculture business on your acreage or in your backyard? UNL Extension will be hosting the third installment of "Small Spaces, Big Potential": a Small Scale Farming Workshop ... Read More

UNK hosts NSBA state marching band contest Saturday

More than 1,000 band members from 20 Nebraska high schools will compete in the Nebraska State Bandmaster Association Marching Contest on Saturday (Oct. 25) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Participating bands will perform at Foster Field.... Read More

Johnson Represents NCGA at White House Event on Women in Ag

National Corn Growers Association Past President Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden at the White House Monday for the Dialogue on Women Leaders in Agriculture. More than thirty p... Read More

Hastings drowning likely an accident, police say

Hastings authorities say an investigation shows the drowning of a 92-year-old man likely was an accident. Police say Paul ``Jack'' Largent wandered away from his apartment at Good Samaritan Village and fell into a small pond. His body was found ar... Read More

 Deadline to Serve on Pork Checkoff Board of Directors Nears

DES MOINES, IOWA - Oct., 2014 - The Pork Checkoff's Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill five three-year terms and one two-year term commencing in July 2015. Nominees may be submitted by state pork producer associations, farm organ... Read More

Winter Wheat Farmers Upset Over APH Exclusion

A provision to exclude yields from Actual Production History for farmers affected by severe weather will go into effect for some select spring crops in 2015, USDA announced Tuesday. USDA's rollout comes too late to boost insurance coverage for winte... Read More

Family Fishing Event being held in Lexington

A Family Fishing Event is being held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday in Lexington at Plum Creek Park Pond. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Fisheries Biologist Daryl Bauer says the purpose of these events is to get people interested in fishing. ... Read More

Agriculture, Interior Departments partner to measure conservation impacts on water quality

ALTON, Ill., Oct., 2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation pract... Read More

EPA Announces Star System for Reducing Pesticide Drift

More stars equals greater potential for reducing spray drift of pesticides in the latest program by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced Tuesday a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, sa... Read More

Growth Energy:  Motorist Win in E15 Case

A U.S. appeals court denied an attempt to keep E15 from reaching consumers Tuesday. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the American Petroleum Institute and the Engine Products Group did not have standing in thei... Read More