Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Food and Nutrition Service will host the Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference on March 24 in Beatrice, NE. The purpose of the conference is to ... Read More

Scottsbluff, Kearney, North Platte airports retain airline

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. The agreement runs through February 2016. All three ai... Read More

Development of a Certification in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisors

March 2, 2015—The United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program have partnered to develop new training for a specialty certification focused on sustainable agricultural p... Read More

Tweet Chat set for Wednesday Morning

The North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau is partnering with the Midwest Travel Bloggers community to host a Tweet Chat about visiting North Platte on Wednesday at 11 a.m. North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau Assistant Director Murial Cl... Read More

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

LINCOLN, NE, March 2, 2015 -- For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to... Read More

Deadline Extended for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced  that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to March 13, 2015. While CSP is a continuous sign-u... Read More

Meth bust & arrests in Buffalo County traffic stop

A routine traffic  stop over the weekend  on  Interstate 80 in Buffalo County netted 3.5 lbs. of methamphetamine and  the arrests of two California men.  Around 9:45 p.m. on  Saturday,  a Nebraska State Patrol trooper stopped a westbound 2013 ... Read More

Overton Fire & Rescue battle grass fire

The Overton Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Southwest Overton on a report of a grass fire at approximately 10:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to the Overton Fire and Rescue, the fire started in the South ditch of Road 785 before spreading to a f... Read More

USDA Withdraws Proposed GMO Regulation Rule

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is withdrawing its 2008 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations regarding the introduction (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically en... Read More

Nebraska winner-take-all bill clears first-round vote

An effort to reinstate the winner-take-all system in presidential elections has cleared a first-round vote in Nebraska's Legislature. Lawmakers voted 31-17 on Monday to advance LB10   through the first of three required votes. Supporters of the bil... Read More

Fischer to Keynote Nebraska LEAD Banquet March 13

Lincoln, Neb., March 2, 2015 --  U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska will be the keynote speaker at the annual Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 13. Fischer’s address will provide insight on... Read More