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White House Budget Calls For Crop Insurance Cuts

Despite being rebuked by Congress last fall for a far smaller cut to crop insurance, President Barack Obama in his final proposed federal budget calls for cutting crop insurance $18 billion over 10 ye... Read More

Shields Named to Allstate NABC Good Works Team

Lincoln – University of Nebraska senior forward Shavon Shields was became the first Husker men’s basketball student-athlete named to the Allstate NABC Good Works Teams® announced Tuesday morning. The award, which is in its fourth year, honors... Read More

Huskers to Tip with Northwestern on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.

Lincoln - Nebraska has announced its women's basketball tip-off time for its final regular-season home game. The Huskers will face Northwestern on Senior Day, Sunday, Feb. 28, at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 3 p.m. (CT). Nebraska, which is 16-7 overall... Read More

Wyoming snowpack still below average after January storms

Mountain snowpack in Wyoming remains below average midway through winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports slightly less snow than usual fell across Wyoming in January. Precipitation ranged from only half the normal a... Read More

February 09, 2016

February 09, 2016 Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 3.65 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 3.65 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 3.65 (-0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 3.75 (-0.01) New Alliance / Alliance, 3.75 (-0.01) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/... Read More

Nebraska company to ship beef to Israel, officials say

Nebraska authorities say a Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since Israel banned U.S. beef imports more than a dozen years ago. Israel had barred U.S. beef after a case of mad ... Read More

Supreme Court to hear former Sidney Police Chief appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Sidney's former police chief who was convicted of obstructing government operations. Byron Wilkinson was convicted after pleading no contest in July and was sentenced to 30 days. Prosecutors say... Read More

Fischer Praises Nebraska Beef Agreement with Israel

WASHINGTON – This morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new agreement with Israel to lift the ban on U.S. beef imports for the first time since 2003. Shipments will come from Nebraska’s WR Reserve plant in Hastings. U.S. ... Read More

USDA Increases Corn and Soybean Stocks

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA increased its forecast for Brazil and Argentina's corn production to 84 million metric tons and 27 mmt, respectively. Both numbers were above the range of pre-report expectations. Soybean production in Brazil was left unch... Read More

Australia has beef with claims alleging ties to Chipotle outbreaks

The Australian beef industry says claims its beef was to blame for damaging foodborne illness outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill are unsubstantiated. Several media outlets were reporting the burrito chain said privately Australian beef was to bla... Read More

DHHS raises cost concerns about Nebraska Medicaid proposal

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is once again raising cost concerns about a proposal to insure thousands of low-income residents with Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act. The department on Tuesday released a consult... Read More