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Husker researchers explore ways to use grape waste

Lincoln, Neb. — It's no secret that grapes are the primary ingredient in wine, but what happens to the parts of the grape that don't go into that bottle of Merlot? Roughly 20 percent of the grap... Read More

NPNRD candidates participate in local forum

The Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau held its Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 24,  at the Gering Civic Center. The public was invited to hear from each candidate on a variety of issues. Among the candidates at the event were the North Platte NRD Su... Read More

USDA Rural Development Innovation Center Launches Interactive Webpage to Share Best Practices for Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, NE, April 25, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new interactive webpage to identify best practices for building rural prosperity. “Rural communities need forward-thinking strategies ... Read More News: April 25, 2018

Today on News: Candidates vying for the Scotts Bluff County Commissioner District I seat field questions during a Tuesday evening forum Mitchell man facing several felony charges following sexual assault of child investigation  Sc... Read More

Dairy Industry Commends Congress’ Call for NAFTA Action on Canada’s Dairy Policies

(Washington, D.C. – April 25, 2018) U.S. dairy groups today commended the bipartisan efforts of 68 members of Congress who encouraged the U.S. Trade Representative to eliminate Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy exports and its protectionist pricin... Read More

Governor Ricketts Once Again Fails to Deliver Property Tax Relief

LINCOLN—Nebraska Farmers Union’s Board of Directors evaluated the wins and losses in the recently concluded legislative session during their spring board meeting.  Like most Nebraskans, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) board was most frustrated... Read More

Scoreboard installation shows Pioneer baseball right around the corner

The scoreboard at Oregon Trail Park Stadium is being installed, marking the fact that the Western Nebraska Pioneers season is not far away. Team owner Chuck Heeman says it is one of the things that shows the season is "only a month out and I like ... Read More

National FFA Presents Bill to Amend Federal Charter on House Floor

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 25, 2018/National FFA Organization) – A new bill amending the charter of the National FFA Organization was introduced in the House yesterday by Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.), and Representative Jim Langevin... Read More

Heilbrun appointed to Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission

Lincoln, Nebraska – ServeNebraska, the Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission is proud to announce Governor Pete Rickett’s appointment of Commissioner D. Kare Heilbrun of Mitchell, Nebraska. ServeNebraska develops and manages programs and initi... Read More

Cattlemen Invite President Trump and Vice President Pence to Survey Wildfire Damage in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2018) - Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Oklahoma and survey the damage caused by devastating w... Read More

Mitchell man accused of sexually assaulting a child

A 41-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested on charges of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Mitchell Police arrested Kenneth Davis on Monday following a two-and-a-half week investigation into possible child... Read More