EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska - Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 495 - a legislative proposal that would increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 13 pe... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Sponsors College Students  Attendance to College Conference on Cooperatives

Lincoln, NE – 19 agricultural students and their professors from 3 different Nebraska Colleges traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19-22 to learn about cooperatives under the guidance of Nebraska Farmers Union.  The participating colleges ... Read More

Brad Colerick to perform tonight at Midwest Theater

Tickets are still available for tonight's Brad Colerick Concert at the Midwest Theater. Colerick is filling in for "Black Violin" who had to cancel their Performing Arts Series show earlier this year due to unforeseen circumstances. Executive D... Read More

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Mar... Read More

Bill to free Nebraska motorcyclists from helmet law advances

A bill to repeal Nebraska's mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists will be debated by the full Legislature. The eight-member Transportation and Telecommunications committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to advance the measure by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Ho... Read More

Nebraska Banker Continues as ICBA Past Chairman

Orlando, Fla. (March 4, 2015)— After serving the past 12 months as immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb., will contin... Read More

Terrytown considering tying into Scottsbluff or Gering water

It may be a year away, but the city of Terrytown is talking to both Gering and Scottsbluff about tying into their water systems. Terrytown has had to shut down one of their two water wells due to federal arsenic standards and Mayor Kent Greenwalt ... Read More

Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural conference. http://youtu.be/1qptcnzEoiE...... Read More

Men-Only Rule on 114-Year-Old Farm Coming to End

(Bloomberg) -- The Danners have been in the farming business for four generations in Aledo, Illinois. During that time -- 114 years in all -- they’ve never had a woman running their corn and soybean operation. Until now. Kate Danner, 26, is g... Read More

Pius topples Bearcats in first round state tourney game

David vs Goliath.  It looked as if there would be a new verse written for the Bible story in the first round of the Nebraska Girls State Basketball Tournament in Lincoln as underdog Scottsbluff battled top seeded Lincoln Pius X Thursday morning at P... Read More

Sheriffs challenging Colorado marijuana law with federal suit

Ten sheriffs from three different states, including Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman, are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana. The announcement was made at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Deuel County Sheriff Adam Heyward..... Read More