House Ag Committee Looks At Soil Health

Advocates for soil health highlighted the benefits of both soil and water quality to members of a House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday, but they also acknowledged solid economic numbers are need... Read More

Sergio Ceja, Cacia Lyon Named UNK Homecoming Royalty

Sergio Ceja of Lexington and Cacia Lyon of Giltner were crowned homecoming king and queen Thursday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The two will be recognized during halftime of UNK’s football game on Saturday against Missouri Southern ... Read More

FDA Tweaking Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business. New proposals by the Food and Drug Administration would make it easier for farmers to meet water qua... Read More

Beef Checkoff Budget Set

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $39 million into programs under the fiscal year 2015 budget, pending review by the full Beef Board and USDA approval. In action earlier this week, the Operating Committee approved checkoff funding for a ... Read More

Gothenburg Invite Results

Gothenburg Girls Golf Invite Thursday Team Scores 1st Minden 381 2nd Ogallala 406 3rd Cozad 409 4th Gothenburg 425 5th Holdrege 426 Top 5 Individuals 1st Maaike Mestl, Ogallala 83 2nd McKinley Harm, Gothenburg 89 3rd Brandi Lemek, Donip... Read More

Johanns talks about ISIL, Obamacare failures

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns Thursday hosted a conference call with reporters to discuss efforts to equip and train moderate forces combating ISIL. Johanns says it's important to stop ISIL. "I am convinced that it's important that we act quickly to end ... Read More

USDA investing $68 million in Renewable Energy Projects

USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday $68 million worth of funding for 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide. The funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independenc... Read More

Shoplifting complaint leads to suspect wearing reported stolen shirt

Lexington Police appear to have developed a pretty solid case in a shoplifting complaint reported late Monday morning at a Lexington convenience store. Police Chief Tracy Wolf says a woman was reported as taking a t-shirt. After viewing surveillance ... Read More

House Passes Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2014) – The House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) by a vote of 253 to 163. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman said this was a positive move for cattle producers... Read More

Farm Groups Respond to Executive Order on Antibiotic Resistance

President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.  The executive order came as a response to bacteria that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, a problem... Read More

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than ... Read More