House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharo... Read More

Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground c... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

Gering season comes to an end against Sidney

The Gering High Bulldogs held Sidney to 15 first half points, but despite good defense Adam Freeburg's crew found themselves down by 13 points at halftime en route to a season ending,  26-19,      loss to the Lady Raiders in the semifinals of th... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive will kick-off March 2 at the Harvester’s – The Community Food Network’s Topeka location. The food drive is a collaborative effort by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dill... Read More

Layoffs Coming to Case IH Manufacturing Grand Island Location

CNH Industrial America LLC announced that it will reduce it's manufacturing workforce at the Grand Island, NE facility as the company responds to market conditions. This according to Kathleen Prause, CNH Industrial Corporate Communications Manager. ... Read More

Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

Nebraska's longest-serving senator is pushing once again to end the state's mountain lion hunting season. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha argued Thursday that the population in Nebraska is so small that there's no need for a state hunting season to m... Read More

Jury deliberates only an hour before finding Chauncey guilty in Juliette Geurts' death

It took a Scotts Bluff County District Court jury just over an hour to find 28 year old Dustin Chauncey guilty in the 2008 death of two year old toddler Juliette Geurts of Gering. Chauncey and Juliette's mother Charyse were living together along w... Read More

USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research... Read More

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office. Hortic... Read More

Shields named Academic All-American

Lincoln – Nebraska’s Shavon Shields (Olathe, Kan.) became the first Husker men’s basketball player to earn first-team academic All-America honors, as the  Capital One Academic All-America® Division I basketball teams as selected by the Colleg... Read More