Nebraska lawmakers advance black-tailed prairie dog repeal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A prairie-dog management law criticized by Nebraska wildlife advocates could be in jeopardy. Nebraska lawmakers voted 32-12 on Wednesday to advance a bill that would repeal the... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau celebrates safety during Kansas Agriculture Month

MANHATTAN – Keeping Kansas safe has always been an important mission of Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB). During Kansas Agriculture Month, KFB encourages farmers and ranchers to be aware of the farm safety programs available to keep friends and family safe... Read More

Five submit names for County Judgeship

The Nebraska Supreme Court has announced that there five names of people who submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 10th Judicial District. The vacancy is due to the death of Judge Michael Offner. The primary office for the jud... Read More

Nebraska History Day contest set for UNK on March 11

KEARNEY – As many as 200 middle school and high school students will present projects on various historical figures at the annual Central Nebraska History Day contest hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The event begins at noon Marc... Read More

‘Fuel Greatness’ Effort Aims to Grow School Breakfast Awareness

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program, will launch “Fuel Greatness” to grow awareness about the importance of school breakfast to students and school leaders. The effort aims to ele... Read More

KDA Animal Health Board To Meet March 10

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Division of Animal Health Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting. The meeting will be held at the Bank of America Building, 2... Read More

USMEF Market Expo Underway in Shanghai

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Market Expo, a market education program that allows producers and other USMEF members to observe international market development activities for U.S. pork and beef, began this week in Shanghai, China. ... Read More

Kearney City Manager appoints new Fire Inspector

Kearney City Manager Michael W. Morgan announced the appointment of Terry Eirich as the new Fire Inspector. The Fire Inspector will perform a variety of technical fire prevention functions including: construction plan review, building inspections... Read More

Farm Credit Services of America Announces 2014 Year-End Financial Results

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative, today announced annual net income of $536.5 million for the 2014 calendar year. This compares to $514.6 million in 2013. Other 2014 financial highlights for... Read More

Checkoff Unveils Veal Marketing Website

The Beef Checkoff this week announced the launch of a new website, at VealFoodservice.com. The site is a mobile-friendly digital hub for all of the checkoff's veal-foodservice marketing efforts. Visitors can search recipes by cuisine, cuts and/or... Read More

Sullivan explains Appropriations Committee budget report process

The Appropriations Committee preliminary budget report was distributed on the Legislative floor last week. State Senator Kate Sullivan says this is only the beginning. "This is the first of several stages in the Legislative budget process. And pro... Read More