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Small plane makes emergency landing at Millard Airport

MILLARD, Neb.  -- No injuries have been reported after a small plane made an emergency landing at the Millard Airport near Omaha. Television station KETV reports that the plane made an emergency lan... Read More

Grassley, Tester Press Ag Secretary to Implement GIPSA Rule

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Tester, D-Montana, asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to move forward on implementing Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, in a letter to Perdue on Wednesd... Read More

Drones are buzzing toward increased crop production

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrig... Read More

Seward County I-80 Stop Uncovers $30,000 Worth of Marijuana, Hashish

SEWARD, Neb. - On October 17, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Seward County K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 80. During the traffic stop Sgt. Vance was able to smell an extremely strong marijuana order. The K-9 was then deployed a... Read More

Senate Agriculture Committee Sends USDA Nominees Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominees Gregory Ibach, of Nebrask... Read More

Gretna delays plan to double size after Sarpy County lawsuit

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) _ Gretna officials are delaying plans to double the city's land area after Sarpy County filed a lawsuit to block the city's annexation plans. The Omaha World-Herald reports the Gretna City Council voted Wednesday night to delay o... Read More

High Oleic Bean Acres Rise as Farmers Search for Profit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, af... Read More

Lexington Looks To Carry Momentum Into State Meet

Lexington will compete at the NSAA State high school Cross Country Meet on Friday in Kearney. Last week the Lexington boys won the B-4 District Title. KRVN's Jayson Jorgensen spoke with head coach Sam Jilka about that big day and Lexington's goals fo... Read More

Investments in Beginning Farmer Training Are Paying Off

Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released findings from the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). The report, Cultiv... Read More

UNK to offer in-state tuition to Colorado, Kansas students

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney just made it more attractive for students from Colorado and Kansas to become Lopers. Beginning in fall 2018, UNK will offer in-state tuition rates for residents from those two states who enroll as reg... Read More

Firefighters: Tossed cigarette likely caused apartment blaze

LINCOLN, Neb. - Authorities say a fire that destroyed an apartment building in northern Lincoln was likely started by a cigarette carelessly tossed outside the building. The blaze at the Black Sand Apartment Homes was reported around 5 a.m. Wednes... Read More