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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 eq... Read More

Defense reigns in Spring Game, but offensive outlook bright

There were few surprises during Chadron State College's Spring Football Game on Saturday, but the coaches have an optimistic outlook concerning both sides of the ball for this fall. The defense had the upper hand most of the time Saturday and 35-1... Read More

Defense Wins the Day in Wyoming’s Spring Game

Strong defensive play dominated this year’s Wyoming Spring Game as the Gold Team defeated the Brown Team 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in War Memorial Stadium.  The only two scoring opportunities of the game came on the final possession for each team.... Read More

Central Platte NRD Receives Grassland Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) announced  that it will receive $305,100 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) for the “Central Platte Grassland Conservation Project”.  CPNRD applied for the grant... Read More

Appropriations Committee ready to present proposed two year budget

Appropriations Committee Chair John Stinner says the budget that will be presented to the legislature includes using $172 million from the state's rainy day fund to balance the biennial budget. Stinner says the rainy day fund money will be used to... Read More

Huskers Sweep Rams in Front of Full House in Kearney

Kearney, Neb. – In front of a packed house of 2,040 fans at Kearney High School on Saturday afternoon, the Nebraska volleyball posted a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of the Colorado State Rams. With the departure of four seniors, including three All... Read More

Huskers Drop Game Two, Rubber Match Set for Sunday

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (22-15-1, 6-4-1 Big Ten) fell to Minnesota, 5-3, at Siebert Field on Saturday afternoon, evening the weekend series at 1-1. On Friday night, the Huskers captured the opener by a 5-3 margin. Senior ... Read More

Agate Fossil Beds Plans Burn on Carnegie Unit in Late April or Early May

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is planning a prescribed burn within the next few weeks (April 21 through May 20) as the weather forecast and local conditions permit. The burn will occur in the Carnegie Unit at the east end of the monument and co... Read More

Local extension educators are part of farming collaboration in China

A collaboration between Nebraska and China, years in the making has finally put down roots in China's Shaanxi province. In November of 2016, Governor Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development had signed an agreement w... Read More

Candidates Sought For National Sorghum Checkoff Board

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for sorghum producers to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors.  There are five producer positions that will become vacant on the United Sorghum C... Read More

Nebraska preliminary March jobless rate drops to 3.1 percent

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point in March, hitting 3.1 percent compared with 3.2 percent in February. The January rate was 3.3 percent. The department said in a report relea... Read More