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Nebraska Rural Water Association Receives $99,000 to Assist Small Communities in Meeting Regulatory Requirements

USDA Rural Development has awarded $99,000 to the Nebraska Rural Water Association (NeRWA) in Wahoo, Nebraska. “USDA funds will allow NeRWA to provide onsite technical assistance to small communi... Read More

USDA Scientist Helps Texas Sorghum Growers Reduce Water Use

Sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains are trying to save water, at levels that could be costing them yield. US Department of Agriculture scientist Susan O’Shaughnessy and her colleagues are studying yields and water-use efficiency of early- and ... Read More

Valentine woman accused of stealing from Cherry County

A former deputy county clerk of Cherry County has been accused of stealing from the county.    On Tuesday Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott announced the arrest of 44-year-old Monica Bristow, of Valentine. She's charged with theft and unauthorized ... Read More

Hosmer's homer in 9th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Indians

Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have lost eight straight at home _ their longest home losing streak in 40 years. Hosmer hit a 3-2... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball INTERLEAGUE Baltimore       7  Atlanta         3 Philadelphia    3  Toronto         2 Pittsburgh      8  Minnesota       7 Arizona         8  Seattle         4 Oakl... Read More

Ethanol Producer says EPA's RFS Proposal Could Send Future Projects Overseas

Poet-DSM joined several other cellulosic ethanol developers in saying they will stop future investments in projects if the three-year Renewable Fuel Standard proposal is finalized. The comments were submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen... Read More

Choosing the Right Variety for Next Year’s Wheat Crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust a... Read More

Broken Bow to host applied tech open house

  Information about high-demand jobs in applied technology and the training needed to get them will be presented next week in Broken Bow.   The Mid-Plains Community College Broken Bow Extended Campus, 2520 South E St., will host an... Read More

Kansas Governor Won’t be Present for Budget Announcement

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Gov. Sam Brownback doesn’t plan to be present when his administration outlines $50 million in spending cuts to help Kansas avert a budget deficit. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley confirmed Tuesday that the governor won’t... Read More

USDA Studies Avian Flu Pathways

"Factors associated with an increased risk of becoming infected with HPAI included being located within one of the 10-kilometer control zones," APHIS said. "Using rendering of dead birds as a disposal method; sharing of company trucks, trailers, bird... Read More

Nebraskan gets 30 years to life for slaying of Colorado man

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.  A 46-year-old man has been given 30 years to life for killing a Colorado man at a camp for transients in western Nebraska. David Saxton was sentenced on Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty to second-de... Read More