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USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable en... Read More

Lake Minatare looking for big holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season for Nebraska's state parks and recreation areas. Park Superintendent Dan Thornton told KNEB News there are still primitive spots available, but as is generally the case by... Read More

Scottsbluff man facing new felony charge after attacking inmate

A Scottsbluff man is facing several felony charges following an April  pursuit within city limits is now facing an additional charge after reportedly assaulting an inmate at the Scotts Bluff County Jail. 39-year-old Timothy Trujillo was arrested ... Read More

Scottsbluff to look for new track and field coach

Not because he wanted to, but Jim Barker has resigned his position as Scottsbluff High School Track and Field coach. Barker retired as a classroom instructor at Bluffs Middle School at the end of this school year.  His effective retirement date i... Read More

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gets Closer to Hemp Research

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Researchers in Nebraska are one step closer to starting research on using hemp as a field crop. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's agronomy and horticulture department received a permit last week that will allow it to resear... Read More

(AUDIO) Chief Industries Purchases Lexington Ethanol Plant

Chief has purchased substantially all assets of the Cornhusker Energy ethanol plant in Lexington, NE. The plant, previously owned by Cornhusker Energy Lexington, LLC, will begin operating as Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. immediately. DJ Eihusen, Presi... Read More

USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. This date is used to determine the level of inter... Read More

Water moving out of Riverside Park - Officials hope to reopen next week

The ingenuity of the Army Corps of Engineers and local officials may have solved the major flooding problems facing Riverside Park. Yesterday, they placed a piece of plywood and sandbags over a culvert that was spewing water into the park and dug ... Read More

UNL Receives Grants to Evaluate Land Conservation Stewardship

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 27, 2016 -- Simanti Banerjee, assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has received a four-year, $498,641 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the effectiveness of c... Read More

River bank erosion threatens Gering water supply

Gering Public Works Director Pat Heath says an effort to repair North Platte River bank erosion that is threatening Gering's water supply will continue into early next week. The dredging and repair work began Thursday due to erosion on the north s... Read More

Partial decision on Crow Butte challenges

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has released a Partial Initial Decision on challenges to renewal of the operating license of the Crow Butte uranium mine southeast of Crawford - and it's pretty much a split decisi... Read More