Kansas NRCS Receives $3.8 Million to Protect and Enhance Agricultural and Wetland Easements

September 15, 2014, Salina, Kansas—Eric B. Banks, Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that $3.8 mil... Read More

Johanns, Thune Introduce Bill to Stop EPA from Bypassing Courts to Garnish Americans’ Wages

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from garnishing Americans’ wages without a court order. Johanns wrote EPA Administrator Gina ... Read More

 Arrest in Dodge City shooting

DODGE CITY, Kan.  (KAKE) - A man with a criminal record reportedly is under arrest for a shooting in Dodge City. KAKE News reports Police Chief Craig Mellecker said early Tuesday a confrontation Sunday night ended with Nicholas Honeycutt being s... Read More

NCTA's Irrigation Technology program dedicated

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis celebrated the launching of a new Irrigation Technology program on Friday. There are eleven students currently enrolled in the the program that trains students in the installation and servicing ... Read More

Soybean Growers from 11 States Tapped to Lead ASA WISHH

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 15, 2014) – American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ray Gaesser has confirmed the election of 16 soybean growers from 11 states to ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Committee in 2014-2015. New officers a... Read More

Dawson county compliance checks

On Friday,  the Nebraska State Patrol  conducted compliance checks at 14 retail outlets in Dawson County. During the effort, five of the 14 businesses checked were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to a minor. Of the five businesse... Read More

Public hearing this week on proposed gun signage

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas officials are holding a public hearing this week on proposed signs to be placed on buildings where firearms are prohibited. A state law that took effect July 1 legalized the open carry of guns across the state. But b... Read More

Vilsack Highlights Conservation Efforts in Midwest

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $15 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to 47 organizations to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. Secretary Vilsack announced Monday the funding of $15.7 million while visi... Read More

Heineman asked about property taxes during Call-in Show

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman responded to a property tax question during Monday's Statewide Governor's Call-in show. Heineman says decisions should be made locally. "The real key to property taxes in this state is to hold the line on local gove... Read More

I-80 to be closed at Gothenburg overnight September 29th and 30th

I-80 Westbound will be closed between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM September 29th into the morning of the 30th. Traffic will be routed off of I-80 at the Gothenburg I-80 Interchange off ramp, and back onto I-80 using the Gothenburg I-80 Intercha... Read More

Garbacz Receives National Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture

LINCOLN – Stan Garbacz, the Agricultural Trade Representative for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), has been awarded the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture.  The award was presented to Garbacz late last week d... Read More