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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $300,000 to Support AgTech Entrepreneurship efforts in Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Invest Nebraska has been awarded a $300,000 grant to focus on AgTech in Nebraska through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regiona... Read More

Group Requests More Government Control of Checkoff Programs

A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs. In a letter to Perdue on Wedn... Read More

Eichorst fired as UNL Athletic Director

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced it has begun a search for a new director of athletics. The university has ended Shawn Eichorst’s employment, effective immediately. “Shawn has led Nebraska Athletics in many positive ways, but t... Read More

CME Group Named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group for the fifth time in six years

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the company was named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group at the FOW and Global Invest... Read More

Man charged in Safeway robbery back in court Thursday

The man charged with the February, 2016 robbery of the Scottsbluff Safeway pharmacy was back in court Thursday morning for his preliminary hearing. 27-year-old Eric Leach is charged with robbery and two counts of possession of a controlled substan... Read More

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy.  Reports from the studies are available at http://trestlee... Read More

Weather to make change with season Friday

Friday marks the first day of autumn, and as if on cue, the weather will be taking a dramatic change to more "fall-like" conditions, at least over the next week or so. Temperatures today (Thurs) will soar into the upper 80s, with upper 70's expect... Read More

Riverside Discovery Center Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Riverside Discovery Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Less than 10% of animal exhibitors registered with USDA have achieved A... Read More

EPA Mulling Options on Dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency aims to allow farmers to use dicamba next year, but with additional rules in place. An EPA official in the agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs told Reuters this week the agency had not yet determined what steps... Read More

Huskers Begin Big Ten Play at No. 2 Penn State

The Nebraska volleyball team opens Big Ten play on Friday at No. 2 Penn State at 7 p.m. (CT) at Rec Hall in University Park, Pennsylvania. The match will be televised on BTN and streamed on BTN2GO.com. The Huskers will then travel to New Brunswick, N... Read More

Multiple Agencies Searching for Escaped Inmate

Nebraska law enforcement officials are looking for an escaped inmate they say is armed and dangerous. Officials say 37-year-old Eric Scott, a Dodge County inmate, escaped Wednesday afternoon in a government vehicle in which he was being transporte... Read More