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Nebraska speaker rips column likening lawmakers to monkeys

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska's Speaker of the Legislature is condemning a newspaper column by a state senator that likened his colleagues to monkeys. Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney said the article in th... Read More

Kansas Supreme Court gives state until June 30th to fix school funding

TOPEKA, Kan-- The Kansas Supreme Court today gave the state until June 30th to correct inequities in public school financing. The justices affirmed a ruling of a district court panel that the 2015 legislature failed to correct unconstitutional ine... Read More

Abengoa Says It Plans to Restart Ravenna, Ne Plant

Abengoa SA will not sell its assets or seek more secured debt to finance operations at an idled corn-ethanol plant in Ravenna, Nebraska, before creditors are made whole, an attorney for Abengoa Bioenergy of Nebraska assured a Nebraska bankruptcy cour... Read More

Fischer Votes to Strengthen Sanctions on North Korea

Bipartisan North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act Takes Action to Stop Financial Support of Dictator’s Regime   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the... Read More

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of USDA Deputy Chief Economist

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. He has served as senior economist for agricult... Read More

Farmland Prices Fall in Much of Central U.S.

Farmland values dropped across much of the Midwest in the fourth quarter, according to Federal Reserve reports on Thursday, a symptom of continued weakness in the agricultural sector fueled by several years of depressed crop prices. The average pr... Read More

McCook hospital says stolen laptop contained patient records

McCOOK, Neb. --  Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December. The hospital said in a news release that the laptop belonged to an e... Read More

Nebraska to Host Inaugural Midwest Farm to School Conference

Lyons, NE – More than 200 farmers, ranchers, school food service personnel, and community members working to improve students health and economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers will gather in Nebraska City, NE for the first ever Midwest... Read More

Russia Bans US Corn and Soybeans

Russia will ban imports of U.S. soybeans and corn (used for popcorn production) from Feb. 15 due to what they say are phytosanitary concerns, according to several media reports quoting Russia’s ag watchdog agency Rosselkhoznadzor. According to a r... Read More

New Nebraska Medicaid bill reopens old divide in hearing

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars has reopened an old divide in the Nebraska Legislature.   A coalition of doctors, hospitals, local governments and uninsured residents implored lawmakers Wedne... Read More

Tri-Basin NRD Moving Forward With Little Blue IMP

In a continuing effort to cooperatively manage groundwater resources in the Little Blue River Basin, Tri-Basin Natural Resources District (NRD) is moving forward with plans to develop an Integrated Management Plan (IMP) that corresponds with a volunt... Read More