Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a to... Read More

Nebraska-based company to close Minneapolis cracker factory

MINNEAPOLIS  A Nebraska-based food company has announced it will stop producing a rye cracker made exclusively at a Minneapolis plant. According to a statement released Wednesday, ConAgra has decided to stop making RyKrisp crackers due to low dem... Read More

Gov. Ricketts praises NRDs as “envy of the Nation” during state conference

Governor Pete Ricketts praised Nebraska’s natural resources districts (NRDs) for their work to protect the state’s natural resources during a speech at the at the Nebraska association of resources Districts (NARD) annual legislative conference in... Read More

Governor Ricketts Stands by Ibach Reappointment

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he stands by his decision to reappoint the state's agriculture director despite protests from animal welfare groups that want him removed. Ricketts said Thursday that he thinks Department of Agriculture director Greg... Read More

Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas. MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interacti... Read More

In Depth Farm Bill Meeting

Farmers are faced with some of the most important decisions of their working lives under the 2014 Farm Bill. To help them make informed decisions, K-State Research and Extension is teaming with several sponsors to bring 15 educational meetings to Kan... Read More

Heavican: Nebraska needs more rural attorneys, interpreters

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican says the state has a growing need for rural attorneys and for language interpreters to serve the courts. Justice Michael Heavican told lawmakers Thursday that a shortage of lawyers... Read More

FFA members return from educational, cultural experience in South Africa

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, January 29, 2015/National FFA Organization) –FFA members recently returned from a 14-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Members participated in the 2015 International Leadership Seminar for State Off... Read More

Nebraska's Sasse to lead US Senate agriculture subcommittee

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security. A news release Wednesday announcing the appointment says the subcommi... Read More

CCC offering Community Education Classes

CCC-Lexington is offering a variety of Community Education classes this semester. Program Coordinator Carol Boyle says included are computer classes. "I try to stay on the cutting edge of what's popular and what people are looking for as far as th... Read More

US Senate Rejects Amendment On Lesser Prairie Chicken

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species act. The Kansas City Star reports Moran's amendme... Read More