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(AUDIO) United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2017 was 71.0 million head. This was up 4 percent from March 1, 2016, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2016. Breeding inventory, at 6.07... Read More

EPA Administrator to Cattlemen: “You Care Deeply About Clean, Healthy Environment”

WASHINGTON (March 30, 2017) – U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed cattlemen and women at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual legislative conference today in Washington D.C. In his remarks, Administrator Pruitt said he is wo... Read More

Cougar baseball makes changes to weekend schedule vs. Otero

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team’s Empire Conference home games with Otero Junior College this weekend have been moved to Sunday and Monday to avoid the unsettling weather conditions on Saturday. Sunday’s doubleheader at Clev... Read More

EPA Says No Chlorpyrifos Ban

The pesticide ingredient chlorpyrifos will not be banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a news release issued by the agency late Wednesday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency denied a petition filed by env... Read More

Senate Agriculture Committee Swiftly Advances USDA Secretary Nominee Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agricultur... Read More

Program Will Help State's Science Teachers With Water System Literacy

Lincoln, Nebraska, March 30, 2017 – A new program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide the state's science teachers new approaches to teaching about water. The Water Education Leaders for Secondary Science program is designed to foste... Read More

Crawford felon arrested on weapons charge

A 25-year-old convicted felon from Crawford is facing a felony charge stemming from a Tuesday night altercation near the Chadron McDonald's. Chadron Police say they received a report about an disturbance where a handgun was displayed. They tracked... Read More

Fischer: New agreements with countries from vacated trade partnerships need to be priority

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she told U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Robert Lighthizer he needs to act swiftly to protect the country and Nebraska's interests in trade partnerships the Trump Administration has vacated. The Trump Admi... Read More

NCGA Applauds EPA Decision on Chlorpyrofis

The National Corn Growers Association today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dismissing a petition related to the crop protection tool chlorpyrifos. “We are pleased with the EPA’s decision today to deny a petition against... Read More

Friends of the Midwest Theater has received two grants to support the upcoming world premiere of SNOWCATCHER. $1,500 from the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission and a $1650.00 grant from the Nebraska Arts Council for the one-woman play SNOWCATCHER.... Read More

NSP ID's man wanted for questioning in Ogallala death

The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for questioning in the investigation of a suspicious death early Tuesday morning in Ogallala. Keith County Attorney Randy Fair says 25-year-old John Fratis was... Read More