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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on How Ag Export Surge Boosted GDP Growth

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement: "Today's report on gross domestic product growth in the third quarter of 2016 brings welcome news for our overall economy, an... Read More

New Research Shows Potential of Great Northern Beans

Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 28, 2016 – New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Food Science and Technology has determined that adding great northern beans to a diet rich in fatty foods may prevent weight gain, fatty liver d... Read More

USDA Invests $1.7 Billion to Protect Sensitive Agricultural Lands through CRP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA C... Read More

Panhandle Humane Society celebrating National Cat Day with $15 adoptions

Saturday, October 29th is National Cat Day, and that means the Panhandle Humane Society will of course be celebrating. Currently, the Panhandle Humane Society has approximately 40 cats -ranging from kittens all the way to senior cats- that are ava... Read More

Report Finds WOTUS Rule Motivated By Politics

A new report released this week by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee details findings of a two-year investigation into the waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS). The report found the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of... Read More

Ballot selfies are allowed in Nebraska during 2016 election

There is a lot of confusion in the current election regarding the legality of ballot selfies. Secretary of State John Gale says at this point it is a state issue and the Nebraska legislature passed a bill to allow it in the 2015 session despite hi... Read More

Space Farming? NASA Crew Plants Lettuce on the International Space Station

Astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) are starting to plant their third on-orbit lettuce. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a new crew member aboard the ISS, started the Veg-03 experiment, which is a validation of the tools and procedu... Read More

Supreme Court affirms denial of Hessler's post conviction relief effort

The Nebraska Supreme Court Friday affirmed Scotts Bluff County District Judge Randy Lippstreu's denial of death row inmate Jeff Hessler's post conviction relief effort regarding the assault of a 16 year old teenage girl. The sexual assault occurre... Read More

Local art center hosts annual

Ghosts and ghouls will be out at the West Nebraska Arts Center in Scottsbluff for the annual "Artfully Undead: Boos and Brews," from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The fundraiser for WNAC is in its fourth year said and Donna Thompson, executive dir... Read More

NBB Sends Letter to Congress Urging Action on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. The letter was sent on behalf of U.S. biodiesel producers nationwi... Read More

Aggie barrel racer leads national ranks

Fargo, N.D. – Two rodeo athletes from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., won awards at the Bison Stampede last weekend in Fargo. The contest amid Great Plains Region college teams was hosted by North Dakota State Univ... Read More