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Central Platte NRD Receives Grassland Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) announced  that it will receive $305,100 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) for the “Central Platte Grassland Cons... Read More

Agate Fossil Beds Plans Burn on Carnegie Unit in Late April or Early May

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is planning a prescribed burn within the next few weeks (April 21 through May 20) as the weather forecast and local conditions permit. The burn will occur in the Carnegie Unit at the east end of the monument and co... Read More

Local extension educators are part of farming collaboration in China

A collaboration between Nebraska and China, years in the making has finally put down roots in China's Shaanxi province. In November of 2016, Governor Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development had signed an agreement w... Read More

Candidates Sought For National Sorghum Checkoff Board

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for sorghum producers to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors.  There are five producer positions that will become vacant on the United Sorghum C... Read More

Nebraska preliminary March jobless rate drops to 3.1 percent

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point in March, hitting 3.1 percent compared with 3.2 percent in February. The January rate was 3.3 percent. The department said in a report relea... Read More

USDA to Consider Release of GM Moths, GM Virus

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- In the past two weeks, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released documents on proposals to release two genetically modified (GM) organisms: diamondback moths and a virus designed to control the ci... Read More

Dow Blasts AP for Chlorpyrifos Article

This week, the Associated Press published an article about chlorpyrifos and Dow’s push to ignore findings from federal scientists; however, Dow released a statement today (April 21) noting that the article “contained a number of misleading and in... Read More

WI State Lawmaker: Canada Doesn't Grasp Urgency of Milk Crisis

A Wisconsin state lawmaker says Canadian officials don't appear to have a sense of urgency about helping dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers who face going out of business after a change in Canada's domestic pricing policy evaporated demand for U.S. mi... Read More

Nebraska Chicken and Egg Numbers

Lincoln, Neb. April 21, 2017 -- All layers in Nebraska during March 2017 totaled 8.42 million, down from 8.74 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during March totaled... Read More

Nebraska Game & Parks adopts big game recommendations

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted staff recommendations for 2017 big game hunting seasons at its meeting April 21 in Norfolk. Among the big game changes to Commission orders: -- Twenty-six either-sex and 54 doe/fawn antelope permits we... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball   Sat., Apr. 22 INTERLEAGUE Final N-Y Yankees 11 Pittsburgh 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Detroit 5 Minnesota 4 Final Oakland 4 Seattle 3 Final Tampa Bay 6 Houston 3 Final Baltimore 4 Boston 2 Final Cleveland 7 Chi W... Read More