USDA Designates Sumner County in Kansas as a Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Sumner County in Kansas as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. ... Read More

World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future E... Read More

State Senators to debate Nebraska medical marijuana bill during Friday hearing

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska is drawing strong support from people with debilitating medical conditions and opposition from the state's top law enforcement official. Both sides will square off Friday in a legislative hearing. ... Read More

Smith questions ammunition ban; pushes for trade promotion authority

Third District Congressman Adrian Smith joined 238 colleagues in sending a letter to ATF Director Todd Jones asking for answers to ban the production and sale of a popular type of ammunition. Smith says the proposal to ban M855 ammunition is a... 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

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