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LINCOLN - “Nebraska Agriculture,” a video commissioned by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and viewed by thousands on YouTube and at the Nebraska State Fair, recently was named a Golde... Read More

LPN pinning ceremony set for Thursday

  The world will be a bit more caring starting on Thursday.   That’s when 24 graduates of the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing program will receive their LPN pins, signifying the start of a lifetime of serving others. ... Read More

Farmland Continues to Moderate

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Prices and demand for farmland continue to moderate in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The average value of farmland in Iowa and Nebraska declined during the first six months of 2015. In South Dakota and Wyoming, prices... Read More

Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations into the state. Each party's executive director said Monday that it picked a Saturda... Read More

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Nebraska For the week ending July 26, 2015, Nebraska experienced near normal temperatures throughout the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Portions of the southeast received up to four inches of rain, while t... Read More

Kansas Junior Leads By Example

The Angus breed recognized one of its youth leaders at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) by presenting Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan., with the 2015 Jim Baldridge Outstanding Leadership Award. McCabe is currently a senior at Kansas State Univer... Read More

USDA Announces Changes to Dairy Import Licensing Program

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program, effective Sept. 1, 2015. Import licensing is one of the tools USDA uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TR... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Sends Letter to President Obama Urging Approval of Keystone XL

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his office sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the Keystone XL pipeline project. In his letter, the Governor urged the Obama Administration to issue a permit for the pipeline: ... Read More

(Audio) Nebraska Student Named American Star Farmer Finalist

The National FFA Organization has selected four students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2015 top achievement award: American Star Farmer. The American Star Farmer Award represents the best of the best among thousands of Am... Read More

Organization purchases former Ord Theatre for around $125K

ORD, Neb.  The Valley Performing Arts Theatre group has purchased the former Ord Theatre with hopes of bringing it back to life and adding to the vibrancy of the community's downtown area. The assessor records show that on July 2, the group offic... Read More

Fuels America Delivers Over 200k Pro-Biofuels Comments to EPA, Voices Support for RFS

Today, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for clean, secure, American energy delivered over 200,000 comments to the EPA in support of a strong final rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard. This show of grassroots support comes on ... Read More