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Japan-EU Trade Agreement Threatens U.S. Pork Exports to Japan

The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says a Japan-EU trade agreement threatens U.S. pork exports to Japan. Japan and the EU announced finalization of negotiations on the Japa... Read More

Northern Storms Easing Drought, Dryness Worsening in the Southwest

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows late-season winter storms are shrinking dry conditions in the northern Midwest and Plains states, but the southwest remains critically dry. Parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and further westward, are in pro... Read More

Cheyenne County investigating deaths of Lodgepole man and woman as a homicide

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths Thursday of a Lodgepole man and woman as a homicide. Ccounty Coroner Paul Schaub says the Deputies were dispatched during the noon hour Thursday to a report of elder abuse, which l... Read More

Trump: Not Interested in Rejoining TPP

President Donald Trump says “I don’t want to go back into” the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump told reporters "the media has not covered the TPP correctly." President Trump howev... Read More

Nebraska jobless rate unchanged at 2.8 percent in March

The Nebraska Labor Department says the preliminary March unemployment rate of 2.8 percent is unchanged from the February figure. The department said in a news release Friday that the rate is down two-tenths of a point from the 3 percent of March 2... Read More

AG YOUTH COUNCIL CONNECTS CITY KIDS TO LIFE ON FARM

LINCOLN –This week, the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC) will introduce elementary-school students in the city to life on the farm. The NAYC’s annual Urban Youth Farm Tour connects students from Lincoln with nearby farmers and ranchers ... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union PAC Announces Primary Endorsements

LINCOLN, NE—NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 3,500 farm and ranch families announced its Primary endorsements.  Additional endorsements will b... Read More

O’Rourke Family Selected as 2018 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN), Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce the O’Rourke Family’s RuJoDen Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 Nebras... Read More

Doumer's two grand slams help WNCC softball sweep NJC

STERLING, Colo. – Brooke Doumer had 11 RBIs and two grand slams on the day as the Western Nebraska Community College softball team swept a Region IX conference doubleheader from Northeastern Junior College Thursday in Sterling, Colorado. The fir... Read More

Whitney Lake closing to boating for short period Sunday

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will close Whitney Lake Wildlife Management Area to boats and other watercraft during a 3½-hour training exercise of the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy this Sunday, April 22. As part of the exercise, firefig... Read More

WNCC baseball falls twice to NJC

STERLING, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team fell twice to Northeastern Junior College on Thursday in an Empire Conference doubleheader in Sterling, Colorado. In the opener, NJC’s Tanner Schoeninger tossed a 2-hitter ... Read More