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U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The University of Nebraska is offering buyouts to around 400 tenured teachers nearing retirement age. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that teachers age 62 or older with at least a decade of service to the university system ar... Read More

UN urges action against food losses, says 14% lost globally

ROME (AP) — The United Nations' food agency says around 14% of the food produced globally is lost and is urging action to address the causes of food loss as part of efforts to protect the environment. In a report Monday, the U.N. Food and Agricu... Read More

China's trade with US shrinks again in September

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States, China's biggest foreign market, fell 21.9% to $... Read More

Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products

Omaha, Neb. -- Omaha's mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping. The Omaha World-Herald reports Mayor Jean Stothert said last week she would support the expansion for public health and tax fairness reasons. ... Read More

Participants From 60 Countries Gather For First Global Ethanol Summit In Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Industry and government officials from 60 countries are meeting with U.S. officials in the nation’s capital this week at the Global Ethanol Summit to learn about changing biofuels policies in countries around the world and pro... Read More

Napier passes career milestone, named GPAC award winner

SEWARD, Neb. – A star for one of the top defenses in the nation, junior linebacker Lane Napier has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday (Oct. 14). Napier has been bestowed the honor thre... Read More

Beef Exports Trail Last Year’s Record Number

August beef exports this year were below the record-large numbers in August of last year. That’s according to data from the USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. August beef exports totaled just over 114,000 metric tons, a four... Read More

Huskers, Illinois to Open 2021 Season in Ireland

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos, and Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman, in partnership with Irish American Events Limited, announced Monday that the 2021 Nebraska-Illinois game will be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The ga... Read More

More Optimism Surrounding USMCA Passage

One of the biggest hurdles to passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement could soon go away. Mexico recently promised House Democratic Leadership that it would improve its enforcement of new labor standards to protect the rights of workers in tha... Read More

Nebraska could boost K-12 school aid to lower property taxes

Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers who pledged to lower property taxes are getting ready to try again with a proposal that would boost state aid for K-12 public schools while restricting the districts' taxing power. The tentative proposal, which ... Read More

China Wants More Talks Before Signing Trump’s ‘Phase One’ Deal

China wants further talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal touted by Donald Trump before Xi Jinping agrees to sign it, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports. ... Read More

McKinney Will Lead Trade Mission to Vietnam

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Vietnam on October 15-18. It’s a large trade mission as McKinney will be accompanied by almost 80 industry and government representatives lo... Read More

NU Bounces Back Against Michigan

LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team turned in another dominant defensive performance en route to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-14) win over Michigan on Sunday in front of a crowd of 8,028 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers (13-2, ... Read More

Free MilkweedSeeds

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ People who want to help preserve monarch butterflies can obtain free milkweed seed pods through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The pods, seeding instructions and monarch educational information will be available while... Read More