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USDA supports local foods in schools

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) today announced $5.2 million in grant awards to bring nutritious, local foods into schools and create new econ... Read More

Late Offense Helps Pioneers Even Series with Hastings

HASTINGS, NE - The Western Nebraska Pioneers used a late offensive rally and strong bullpen performance to defeat the Hastings Sodbusters, 6-4, on Saturday night at Duncan Field in Hastings. The Pioneers (17-8) have frequently found themselves requ... Read More

American Farmland Trust Celebrates Legislative Victories for Farmland Protection

Washington, DC –American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, supports today’s passage of the House Farm Bill as an important milestone for farmland and ranchland protection and a vital step in the passa... Read More

Registration open for Carpenter Center Jr. Tackle Football League

Registration is now open for 3rd thru 6th graders who wish to play football in the 2018 Carpenter Center Jr. Tackle football league. Those interested can stop in at the Carpenter Center and fill out a form or down load it from their CarpenterCente... Read More

Gas Prices Moving Lower into Independence Day

With the national average currently at $2.87 a gallon (reported June 21, 2018), motorists will find the most expensive Independence Day gas prices in 3-4 years. However, fuel prices have been trending lower during the past few weeks largely due to... Read More

Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent in Winter Wheat in 2018

Bacterial leaf streak symptoms on the flag leaf of winter wheat are on the rise this June in east central Nebraska. The disease is impacting fields regardless of whether a fungicide was sprayed at flowering, since the causal agent is a bacteriu... Read More

Extension Crop Reports

Jenny Rees, Extension Educator in York County: Rain was greatly welcomed in the area this past week with most of the area I serve receiving 2-4 inches. The rain helped the non-irrigated soil moisture profiles in the top two feet in Nuckolls an... Read More

Cartoon Network professional holding workshop at WNAC

The Calibraska Arts Initiative will be offering a special public talk and day-long workshop with professional storyboard artist and animator, Benjamin P. Carow, on July 6th and 7th at WNAC. This unique opportunity is supported by West Nebraska Art... Read More

Commission approves Nebraska mountain lion hunting season for 2019

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a mountain lion hunting season for 2019 at its meeting June 22 in Ogallala. The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northw... Read More

Dave Van Horn and Arkansas punch ticket to CWS Finals; eliminate Florida

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits over 5 1/3 innings, Arkansas scored four times in five innings against first-round draft pick Brady Singer, and the Razorbacks earned a spot in the College World Series finals with a 5-2 ... Read More

Oregon State hammers Mississippi State at CWS to set up winner take all berth into Championship Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Oregon State used a five-run second inning to build a big lead, Brandon Eisert pitched a season-long 5 1/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief, and the Beavers beat Mississippi State 12-2 in the College World Series on Friday to set ... Read More