Governor Ricketts Kicks off His First Ag Conference

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding his first Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney this week and the Rural Radio Network's Joe Gangwish gets an update from him on what he's covering during his inaugural ... Read More

Commodity Classic Reaches New Heights in 2015

ST. LOUIS (March 4, 2015) – With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event. “The 2015 Commodity Classic... Read More

Sheriffs challenging Colorado marijuana law with federal suit

Ten sheriffs from three different states, including Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman ,are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs are from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. They say in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Colorado's 20... Read More

KNEB News Extra - March 5, 2015

Midwest Theater Director Billy Estes joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning to promote tonight's Brad Colerick performance at the theater. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available. For tickets or informati... Read More

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Slip 3 Percent in Last Year

Lincoln, Neb., March 4, 2015 -- After five years of increases in Nebraska farmland values, the state average dropped 3 percent, according to preliminary findings released today by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The state average farmland value ... Read More

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts; company says it will phase them out by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) _ The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, says that the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the anima... Read More

'Spring up the Bluffs' event being revived at Monument

After a several year hiatus, a local non-profit group is teaming up with staff at the Scotts Bluff National Monument to bring back an annual tradition. Members with NEXT Young Professionals met with rangers earlier this year to partner up and rev... 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

Valent BioSciences Corporation Acquires Mycorrhizal Applications

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2015-- Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), the leader in biorational product development for agriculture, public health, and forestry worldwide, announced today it has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications, I... Read More

Alliance recommends Boutique Air for EAS service

   As expected, the Alliance City Council on Tuesday recommended the U-S Department of Transportation award the Essential Air Service subsidy contract for the Alliance and Chadron markets to San Francisco-based Boutique Air. The Chadron City Counci... Read More

Test aims to boost farm efficiency, free up water for cities

DENVER (AP) _ A Colorado ranch owner and a university researcher are testing underground crop irrigation, hoping it can make farms more efficient and reduce competition between cities and agriculture for the state's scarce water. The first crops w... Read More