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USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands through CRP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural l... Read More

Space Farming? NASA Crew Plants Lettuce on the International Space Station

Astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) are starting to plant their third on-orbit lettuce. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a new crew member aboard the ISS, started the Veg-03 experiment, which is a validation of the tools and procedu... Read More

Supreme Court affirms denial of Hessler's post conviction relief effort

The Nebraska Supreme Court Friday affirmed Scotts Bluff County District Judge Randy Lippstreu's denial of death row inmate Jeff Hessler's post conviction relief effort. Hessler was convicted in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Gering teenager and ne... Read More

Local art center hosts annual

Ghosts and ghouls will be out at the West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff for the annual "Artfully Undead: Boos and Brews," from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The fundraiser for WNAC is in its fourth year said and Donna Thompson, executive dir... Read More

NBB Sends Letter to Congress Urging Action on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. The letter was sent on behalf of U.S. biodiesel producers nationwi... Read More

Aggie barrel racer leads national ranks

Fargo, N.D. – Two rodeo athletes from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., won awards at the Bison Stampede last weekend in Fargo. The contest amid Great Plains Region college teams was hosted by North Dakota State Univ... Read More

High School Volleyball Scores

Thursday's Scores< By The Associated Press= VOLLEYBALL= Arcadia-Loup City def. Ainsworth, 25-20, 25-14, 25-10 Arlington def. Ashland-Greenwood, 26-24, 25-14, 13-25, 25-19 Broken Bow def. Hershey, 25-18, 25-21, 25-16 Central City def. Centenn... Read More

High School Football Scores

Thursday's Scores By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Class D-1 First Round Alma 44, Hemingford 32 Burwell 55, South Loup 7 Creighton 68, Diller-Odell 6 CWC 54, Sutherland 12 East Butler 34, High Plains Community 0 Elm Creek 36, Cambridge... Read More

Huskers Ready to Take On Wisconsin

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team practiced for 90 minutes in half pads and helmets Wednesday afternoon. Both the defense and offense started with stretching and individual drills in the Hawks Championship Center, before the offense move... Read More

(AUDIO) After Trade Mission, EU Companies Intent to Purchase NE Beef

Last week a Nebraska trade team promoted the state's beef in the European Union. On Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts and Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach announced six letters of intentions to purchase Nebraska beef. Representatives ... Read More

USDA Announces $45 Million in Grants to Help Agricultural Producers and Small Rural Businesses Develop New Products

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. USDA is investing i... Read More