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 progra... 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

Farm to School Act of 2015, Connecting Students to Local Food and Farms, Introduced in Congress

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 – Today, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representati... Read More

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resitance to Wheat Disease

Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26, 2015 -- A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle Ea... Read More

Monsanto Now Accepting Nominations for 2015

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 26, 2015) – They are the heart of the family and the backbone of their farm operation. They are farm moms, and they nourish, nurse and care for everything and everyone in their families, on their farms and in their communities. To o... Read More

Another Nebraska Court Grants Injunction Against KXL PIPELINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV5SLXnccr8 YORK, Neb. – Moments ago a second District Court Judge, Hon. Mary C. Gilbride, issued a Temporary Injunction in another landowner lawsuit against TransCanada. The Order halts condemnation cases along t... Read More

New technology expands RWMC stroke treatment capabilities

New technology in the emergency room of Regional West Medical Center has allowed the hospital to expand its stroke treatment capabilities. The hospital has obtained an onsite tele-medicine "robot" that links directly to neurologists at Swedish Med... Read More

Deal Reached in Brazil Truckers Strike; Trucks Still Blocked

Brazilian truckers' representatives and the government reached an agreement late Wednesday to bring an end to the road blockades that have delayed soy deliveries to port and hindered harvest efforts over the last eight days. But reports from the hig... Read More

Livestock zoning bill controversy

LINCOLN, Neb. — One size doesn’t always fit all, according to some opponents of a livestock zoning bill. LB 106, introduced by Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, would create the Livestock Operation Siting and Expansion Act. The bill would al... Read More