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Op-Ed: Agriculture Education More Important Than Ever, and NU is a Vital Partner

The author, originally from Plymouth, is a University of Nebraska alum and agriculture educator and FFA (formally Future Farmers of America) advisor in Auburn Public Schools. National Agriculture W... Read More

NWS: Wyoming has wettest winter ever

The National Weather Service says Wyoming's three main winter months - December through February - were the wettest in the state's recorded history. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that nearly 5.5 inches of precipitation fell on the state this se... Read More

Texas man gets 10 years for $5M Cheyenne County cattle-buying scheme

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above March 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during Febr... Read More

Pine Ridge Job Corps student charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault

A 20-year-old male student at Chadron's Pine Ridge Job Corps has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault. Court documents say Jordan Christen was arrested on Tuesday following the alleged assault that reportedly took place on Satu... Read More

Proponent: Gallup survey indicates Nebraskans support investing in early childhood education

The largest state survey conducted about the education of young children shows overwhelming support for more money being spent on early childhood development. Samuel J. Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute... Read More

NPPC and Cattlmen Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers fro... Read More

Cattle-Buying Scam Costs Nebraska Company More Than $5 Million

Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve 10 years in federal prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million. Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth was sentenced Friday in Fort Worth. The 52-year-old Lyon in Novembe... Read More

(AUDIO) Governor Finishes National Ag Week Tours Learning About Specialty Crops - Hops

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spent National Agriculture Week traveling the state and visiting the different industries that make up Nebraska agriculture. The tours finished on Thursday. “We've been all across the state (this week) visiting a ... Read More

EQIP funds, CRP grazing available to ranchers hit by wildfire

USDA announced this week it will make $6 million available to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas ranchers affected by wildfires through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funds will assist livestock producers attempting to restore grazi... Read More

Scottsbluff man confesses to baseball bat attack

A Scottsbluff man who now says he, not his father, was the one who struck another man with a basbeall bat last week faces a charge of second degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. James Cabral told police re-investigating the attac... Read More