Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inve... Read More

SWC Quarterfinal Action

The Boys Quarterfinals of the Southwest Conference Basketball tournament took place on Tuesday. Cozad improved to 12-4 on the season with a hard fought 47-40 win over Ogallala. Its the second time this year Cozad has downed Ogallala. Conor Young led ... Read More

Elm Creek Village Clerk arrested

The Elm Creek Village Clerk has been arrested on felony theft by the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office. Forty-nine-year-old(49) Wendy Stephens was arraigned in Buffalo County Court Tuesday. According to an affidavit, an audit for the Village of Elm Cre... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More

EPA Allows Argentine Biodiesel to Enter U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the United States, and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard provided a third ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Voices Support for LB 85, Encourage Amended Fee Structure

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today testified in support of LB 85, a bill regarding fees for the Nebraska Brand Committee, sponsored by Sen. Al Davis of Legislative District 43. In addition to voicing support for the bill, NC encouraged the Neb... Read More

`Nebraska 150' license plate bill advanced to Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska is one step closer to creating new license plates that would recognize the state's 150th anniversary. A bill to allow the ``Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial'' plates was sent to the full Legislature on Tuesday after a committ... Read More

Smith Stands for Nebraska Agriculture at Trade Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) participated today in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the U.S. trade policy agenda.  In the hearing, Smith raised concerns to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about workforce d... Read More

ASA to EPA: Where Are Your Renewable Fuel Priorities?

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2015) – The farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced their exasperation, confusion and anger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following an announcement that the EPA will ... Read More

Saunders County Livestock Association Summary

About 550 people attended the Saunders County Livestock Association banquet Tuesday night. It was held at the Starlite Ballroom near Wahoo. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spoke following dinner, touching on two familiar themes: The negative effec... Read More

Lex. City Council approves downtown street improvement project

The Lexington City Council met for their final January meeting on Tuesday night in the Council Chambers. The council authorized to solicit bids for three future projects: pool painting in both the competition and zero depth pools, Frontier Street imp... Read More