Senate Debates Future of Renewable Energy Credits

With commercial cellulosic ethanol production getting a jumpstart in places like Iowa and Kansas this year, the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday began discussing the future of the energy tax code du... Read More

Experts say wheat farmers should watch Black Sea exports

The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do ... Read More

Former Alliance resident to receive purple heart

Former Alliance resident and United States Marine Lance Corporal William Simmons, who was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan on June 20 will receive the Purple Heart in a ceremony scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 19, in Portsmouth, V... Read More

Panhandle sessions on Affordable Care Act set for September 30th

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Department of Insurance has scheduled informational sessions across the state on the Affordable Care Act. The two-hour sessions will cover several topics, including enrollment, tax credits, premiums and the indivi... Read More

USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to... Read More

Huskers Rally for 3-1 Win Against Creighton

The No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team rallied from a slow start to defeat the Creighton Bluejays 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in the first meeting between the teams since 2011 before 8,060 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday night. ... Read More

Judge dismisses challenge to Lt. Governor ballot

Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that challenged the decision by Secretary of State John Gale to list Mike Foley as the Republican lieutenant governor candidate. Maret ruled one day after hearing argumen... Read More


The keynote speaker at this year's annual State of the Valley luncheon Wednesday was State Senator John Harms, who focused on the need for passage of the Scottsbluff High School bond issue. Harms told those in attendance we are a "community at risk",... Read More

Statues of Four Secretaries of Agriculture to be Dedicated Saturday

Statues honoring four Nebraskans who made lasting, national impacts on agriculture and natural resources have come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant... Read More

Farm groups: Growers are the first line of defense against unapproved traits

Farm industry groups want to remind farmers that they're the first line of defense in protecting U.S. export markets, especially when it comes to harvesting and marketing corn that contains traits not approved by key importers. "It's really critical... Read More

3 people arrested in Lincoln County slaying

Three people have been arrested in the slaying of a man whose body was found on a riverbank near North Platte. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says two people reported seeing the body late Tuesday along the South Platte River. Officers say th... Read More