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Senate Set to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Perdue would be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades. He's ... Read More

RFA to EPA: Keep the RFS on Track in 2018

The DC Circuit Court on Monday, April 24, holds oral arguments on challenges to the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements. The program has supporters and detractors among both political parties. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt h... Read More

EPA Head Says His Agency Is Getting Back To Basics

Speaking at an Earth Day Texas forum Friday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refuted the notion his agency would sit idle under President Donald Trump's watch. He also challenged the argument that President Barack Obama's a... Read More

WNCC sweeps NJC, will host regional tourney first-round game

The Western Nebraska Community College softball team scored 33 runs and had 31 hits in wrapping up the No. 2 seed and the host of a first-round Region IX tournament game after sweeping Northeastern Junior College Sundayafternoon at Volunteer Fiel.d ... Read More

LRP-Lamb Sales to Resume Today, April 24

Sales of the LRP-Lamb plan of insurance will resume on Monday, April 24. Sales were suspended due to the lack of Livestock Mandatory Reporting price information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service in early 2016, a... Read More

Huskers Top Gophers, 9-4, to Win Road Series

Minneapolis, Minn. – Leading 6-4 after eight innings, the Nebraska baseball team (23-15-1, 7-4-1 Big Ten) scored three runs in the ninth to knock off Minnesota and win the three-game series at Siebert Field on Sunday afternoon. Nebraska took Fri... Read More

Farmers Committed to Soil Health Stand Tall on Earth Day

How did you celebrate earth day this year? Visit Jason and Misty Lay's corn and soybean farm outside Bloomington, Ill., and it just may look like Earth Day all year long. They're among a growing number of farmers adopting modern sustainable ag practi... Read More

Planned NPPD power outage for Crawford, Whitney April 27th

Nebraska Public Power District will be performing necessary maintenance work on the local electric system this Thursday, April 27, that will leave two communities without power for a period of time. NPPD crews will be performing maintenance work o... Read More

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting is underway in Nebraska but briefly stalled mid-week due to several storm fronts moving through. As of Monday 3% of the state’s corn crop was in the ground, compared to 6% last year, and equal to the five-year average of 3%, according to t... Read More

New siren in Harrisburg provides more protection for Banner County

  Harrisburg has a new emergency siren that worked well during testing that took place earlier this month. Region 22 Emergency Management Director Tim Newman says the new siren is located in the backyard of the courthouse, and was heard du... Read More

Scouting Advised for Alfalfa and Clover Leaf Weevils

Alfalfa weevils have been reported damaging alfalfa in north central Kansas and western Nebraska. As temperatures warm up, expect to see alfalfa weevil larvae in southern Nebraska and slightly later, in northern Nebraska. Both the alfalfa an... Read More