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Update on Family Farms

USDA often releases what it regards as non-controversial but self-congratulatory reports when administrations turn over, especially when that occurs just ahead of farm bill debates. So, USDA's new ret... Read More

Census shows more people with degrees leaving Nebraska

The latest Census data raises new concerns about the brain drain in Nebraska because the state has been losing twice as many people who hold at least a bachelor's degree in recent years. Between 2011 and 2015, the state saw a net loss of 11,640 pe... Read More

Only Three Percent of High School and College Students Are Aware of Ag Job Prospects

While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry ... Read More

Merger Discussions, Elections Push Soy Checkoff into 26th Year

Navigating profitability through challenging times. That’s the thought on every soybean farmer’s mind and it resonates strongly with those appointed to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Charged with the fiduciary responsibility to invest f... Read More

US - Chinese Talks Falter in WTO Farm Subsidy Spat

U.S. and Chinese trade officials were unable to resolve their disagreements over the Obama administration's allegations that Beijing provided more than $100 billion in "illegal" government subsidies for producing rice, wheat and corn. The U.S. now p... Read More

Mitchell council to consider change in Care Center management

The Mitchell city council has scheduled a special meeting this coming Tuesday to discuss a possible management change at the Mitchell Care Center. City Administrator Jeff Sprock told KNEB News financial concerns have arisen at the facility over th... Read More

October Pork Exports Largest Since 2014; Beef Exports Remain Strong

U.S. pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). October pork exports t... Read More

Nationwide search nets quality applicants for top job at RDC

A new Executive Director for the Riverside Discovery Center could be in place within the next couple of months as the nationwide search narrows. RDC Board President Martin Mickey told KNEB News the A.Z.A. helped with the placement of ads before th... Read More

Low temperatures in region plunge to -30

Temperatures around the region early this morning ranged from lows of -2 in Chadron to -30 in Casper. The temperature in Casper even at nine Thursday morning was still -24. The low temperature in Scottsbluff this morning was -9 Other temperatur... Read More

2017 Offutt Air Show canceled due to increased operational demand

Officials with Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha say the base's popular annual air show and open house set for next summer has been canceled. The base's 55th Wing sent a news release Wednesday announcing the cancellation of the 2017 Defenders o... Read More

Winning lottery ticket sold in Gering

Nebraska Lottery officials confirm a Gering woman has won a $22,000 playing the 2by2 game. Nancy Batt purchased the winning ticket at the Cyclone Express Mart on 10th Street in Gering. Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says Batt's numbers matched t... Read More