Good News for Parents: New Study Shows Kids Eating More Healthy Food at School, Throwing Less Food Away

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that children are eating healthier food at school and discarding les... Read More

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Des Moines, IA - Prominent leaders from agriculture's diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa's renewable energy record in wind, solar a... Read More

EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska - Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 495 - a legislative proposal that would increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit to 13 percent of the federal EITC for tax years 2016 and b... Read More

World Dairy Expo Announces New Board Leadership

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo held its annual Board of Director and Committee Meetings March 2 and 3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Major stakeholder groups from across North America provided input and policy guidance for future E... Read More

State Senators to debate Nebraska medical marijuana bill during Friday hearing

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska is drawing strong support from people with debilitating medical conditions and opposition from the state's top law enforcement official. Both sides will square off Friday in a legislative hearing. ... Read More

Smith questions ammunition ban; pushes for trade promotion authority

Third District Congressman Adrian Smith joined 238 colleagues in sending a letter to ATF Director Todd Jones asking for answers to ban the production and sale of a popular type of ammunition. Smith says the proposal to ban M855 ammunition is a... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Sponsors College Students  Attendance to College Conference on Cooperatives

Lincoln, NE – 19 agricultural students and their professors from 3 different Nebraska Colleges traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota February 19-22 to learn about cooperatives under the guidance of Nebraska Farmers Union.  The participating colleges ... Read More

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Mar... Read More

Bill to free Nebraska motorcyclists from helmet law advances

A bill to repeal Nebraska's mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists will be debated by the full Legislature. The eight-member Transportation and Telecommunications committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to advance the measure by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Ho... Read More

Nebraska Banker Continues as ICBA Past Chairman

Orlando, Fla. (March 4, 2015)— After serving the past 12 months as immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb., will contin... Read More

Terrytown considering tying into Scottsbluff or Gering water

It may be a year away, but the city of Terrytown is talking to both Gering and Scottsbluff about tying into their water systems. Terrytown has had to shut down one of their two water wells due to federal arsenic standards and Mayor Kent Greenwalt ... Read More