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USDA Announces $18.9 Million Available to Support Agricultural Education at 1890s Land-grant Institutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $18.9 million in funding for eligible 1890 land-grant colleges and universities to obtain ... Read More

Another ‘Midnight’ Regulation Dumped On Farmers

In another poke in the eye to agriculture, the Obama administration tomorrow will issue a regulation that adds animal welfare standards to the nation’s organic food production law. The National Pork Producers Council will work with the Trump admini... Read More

US Consumer Prices Up Moderate 0.3 Percent in December

U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years. The Labor Department says its consumer price index increased 0.3 percent la... Read More

VA Black Hills Healthcare transition to take three years

Officials with the VA's Black Hills Health Care System indicated at a Tuesday night town hall meeting in Gering it will take three years to complete the transition of the Hot Springs medical facility to a community based outpatient clinic. The cha... Read More

WNCC capital campaign exceeds $8.95 million goal

The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation announced Wednesday it has met and exceeded the $8.95 million goal for its WNCC Works: Expanding the Possibilities Campaign. In just 21 months, a total of $9.6 million has been contributed to support ... Read More

Improving Nitrogen Efficiency in 2017

The 2017 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics concluded this week. Many of the educational presentations focused on economics and how to improve efficiency especially when faced with lower commodity prices. Charles Wortmann, Nebraska Extension ... Read More

Egg Saftey Issue to Supreme Court

While livestock and meat products are scrutinized closely by USDA inspectors during slaughter, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for the safety of other food products, manages a much lighter inspection footprint, but is usi... Read More

Fischer Again Named to Senate Leadership

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced  that U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will continue to serve as a counsel to the majority leader in the 115th Congress. “I am grateful that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ... Read More

US To Lift Ban on Beef Imports From France

The U.S. will lift the ban on beef imports from France, which have been shut out of the market for 19 years, according to the European Commission. "This is excellent news for French producers," three European Union commissioners said in a joint state... Read More

FFA Members Return from Educational, Cultural Experience in South Africa

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017/National FFA Organization) – During the past two weeks, 75 FFA members visited South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. Members participated in the 2017 International Leadership Semina... Read More

Trial scheduled for Box Butte County man accused in the murder of his brother

The trial for a Box Butte County man charged with the murder of his brother is scheduled to start February 21st. William Reed, who is charged with second degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felon, appeared for a pre-trial hearing Wednesd... Read More