National Survey on Cover Crops Seeks Farmer Participation

Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops—whether or not they use cover crops themselves—in a national survey, now in its third year of collecting valuable data on the increasin... Read More

Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter. A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows 44 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in good to exce... Read More

Amid low oil prices, companies wait to frack, complete wells

Oil companies that operate in Wyoming report they're holding off on hydraulic fracturing to save money during low oil prices. Oil prices are down around $50 a barrel, or roughly half the price a year ago. The hydraulic fracturing process of pumpin... Read More

Missouri DNR official to lead Nebraska environmental agency

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A state water official from Missouri is slated serve as the new director of Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Jim Macy of Jefferson City, Missouri, for the p... Read More

Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Food and Nutrition Service will host the Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference on March 24 in Beatrice, NE. The purpose of the conference is to bring together cross-sector stakeholders (schools,... Read More

Seven year old Westmoor student dies due to complications from heart defect

Seven year old Westmoor elementary  student Diana Hernandez-Lopez of Scottsbluff passed away at Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital in Denver early Tuesday morning due to complications from a heart defect called called  Hypoplastic Left Heart Synd... Read More

Scottsbluff motel changes companies; ownership remains same

Travelers on Highway 26 in Scottsbluff may notice a change in one of the popular lodging spots. A Days Inn has replaced the former Motel 6 at 1901 21st Avenue. Staff says the change officially happened in January. General Manager Kumar Chaudhar... Read More

Report Shows Average Capacity for Lake McConaughy

At the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors meeting yesterday,  Civil engineer Cory Steinke reported that Lake McConaughy was at  a volume of 1.33 million acre-feet and 76.8% of capacity.  Recent inflows have ... Read More

When to Look at Colostrum Supplementation Replacement

UNL Beef Extension Veterinarian Dr. Richard Randle gives the RRN's Shalee Peters the scoop on the importance of colostrum with your newborn calves.   http://s35.podbean.com/pb/3ccd7c4d80dd520f8b4390753a6f9e01/54f637b6/data2/blogs60/701558/... Read More

Development of a Certification in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisors

March 2, 2015—The United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program have partnered to develop new training for a specialty certification focused on sustainable agricultural p... Read More

Bill to allow guns in Wyoming schools moves forward

A bill to allow people with concealed carry permits to carry guns on school campuses and into public buildings is moving forward in the Wyoming Senate. The Senate voted for the second time Tuesday to advance the bill, which already has passed in t... Read More