Animal Scientist Funston Gets Regional Extension Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension... Read More

USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion... Read More

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Divis... Read More

Rex Adams named 2015 LVFD Fireman of the Year

Rev. Rex Adams was honored Friday night by fellow members of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department as 2014 Fireman of the Year. Fire Chief Dahlas Holbein noted his "big smile, a positive attitude and always going above and beyond the call of duty. ... Read More

NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment'

The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the p... Read More

No Budges on Tax Break

In what’s becoming a Christmas tradition for Congress, no one has budged to help move expired tax breaks along. The Hill reports both sides want to wrap up talks soon over the so-called tax extenders, which come up about every two years for re-aut... Read More

Cozad Mayor votes YES to CVFD

The Cozad City Council met on Monday evening in the City Office Building Council Chambers. The number one item on the agenda was the third and final reading of Ordinance No. 1455. The passing of the ordinance would allow a Cozad Volunteer Fire Depart... Read More

Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis... Read More

Survey shows 12 percent NE shoppers plan to spend more this holiday

Nebraska retailers are preparing for a busy holiday shopping season. AAA Nebraska Public Affairs Director Rose White says survey results show 34 percent of people plan to do their shopping the last two weeks of November, and 22 percent plan to do it ... Read More

Republican River agreement recognizes Nebraska water projects

  LINCOLN- A recent agreement between Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado may be a sign of new cooperation among the three states when handling disputes over water appropriations in the Republican River. Administrators from the three states met... Read More

VESICULAR STOMATITIS DIAGNOSED IN WHEELER COUNTY NEBRASKA

LINCOLN – According to State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a diagnosis of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in cattle on two farms in Wheeler County.  Livestock on both farms have been placed un... Read More