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US River System Still Not Flowing Smoothly Amid Fall Harvest

As new-crop soybeans head to U.S. rivers for shipment to the Gulf of Mexico, low water in some spots, high water in other areas and ongoing service issues will slow shipments. The Ohio River near Bro... Read More

New ARS Website Enhances Access to Scientific Information

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) launched a newly designed website today that improves access to information about ARS research. The new site features mobile responsiveness allowing users to better navigate and view information on both mobile ... Read More

Local bankers reject idea that farm loan foreclosures may be on the horizon

Area bankers say despite difficult times in the ag sector, they do not expect a significant number of farm loan foreclosures in the next few years. The bankers commented after Creighton University Economic Professor Ernie Goss indicated that 10% o... Read More

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

DES MOINES, IOWA – Oct. 23, 2017 – The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21 at The award, in its second... Read More

Lightning sparks pasture fires near Broadwater, Burns estimated 1,200 acres

Lightning sparked pasture fires Saturday near Broadwater kept eight area fire departments and 50 volunteers busy in breezy conditions. Morrill County Sheriff Milo Cardenas says the fires started in four different locations north and west of Broadw... Read More

4 former Chadron State wrestlers plead not guilty to hazing

Four former Chadron State College wrestlers have pleaded not guilty to charges of hazing and assault. Court records say the four entered their pleas Friday in Dawes County Court. A judge set their pretrial hearing for Dec. 12. The four are 24-... Read More

Legislation Against Farm Bill Cuts a Non-Starter

Senator Pat Roberts says there will not be a vote on a proposal to protect the farm bill from budget cuts. The Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman says the Senate will not consider the bill offered up by the committee's ranking Democrat, Debbie Sta... Read More

Report: Farm Lending Stabilizing

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank reports farm lending has stabilized, but risks remain. The Federal Reserve’s Agricultural Finance Databook shows risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. The volume o... Read More

Huskers Win Exhibition Opener

Starkville, Miss. – James Palmer Jr. had a game-high 17 points, as Nebraska built a 23-point lead and held on down the stretch in posting a 76-72 win over Mississippi State Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.  Palmer hit 5-of-6 shots from t... Read More

Brave leaders and more tech will buck rural trends, speaker says

  LINCOLN -- Rural communities are economic dead zones, so say leading economists, bankers and accountants. Chuck Schroeder of the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln calls those people "doom-ographers," and claims t... Read More

Nebraska seat belt usage increasing

The Nebraska Department of Transportation seat belt usage rate has increased for the third consecutive year. The newest survey shows Nebraskans seat belt usage is 86%. The previous high mark was 85% in 2009. It then decreased and leveled off at 79... Read More