Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Captain Citrus, the mascot of the Florida Department of Citrus, is getting a makeover. Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's b... Read More

Kansas NRCS Receives $3.8 Million to Protect and Enhance Agricultural and Wetland Easements

September 15, 2014, Salina, Kansas—Eric B. Banks, Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that $3.8 million in conservation funding has been allocated in... Read More

2014 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Nebraska State Fair Awards

Joan Coker, 4-H Leader, Katie Colson and Copper, Ashlynne Hanan and Roper, and Paul Callenius, 4-H Leader 4-H Sheep Judge Mike Harbour, Gatesville Texas and Teagan Flick Kaden Hubbard, Mike Flick, 4-H Sheep Judge Mike Harbour, Gatesville Tex... Read More

Four CSC cowboys place in first event

Four Chadron State College cowboys were placed in their events at the Central Wyoming College rodeo in Riverton last weekend.  The rodeo, which had 576 entries, opened the season in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Jake Kasselder, a senior fro... Read More

Huskers and Bluejays renew volleyball series

For the first time since 2011, the No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team will face Creighton in the regular season when the Bluejays visit the Bob Devaney Sports Center for a 7 p.m. match on Wednesday. Although the teams met in the spring season, Wednesd... Read More

Rural Box Butte County girl dies in farm accident

Funeral services are Wednesday for a rural Box Butte girl who died Saturday in an accident on her parents' ranch 33 miles west of Alliance. Box Butte County Sheriff Tammy Mowry says four year old Josephine Marie Magnuson was critically injured whe... Read More

Record number register for PVC Monument Marathon

Registration officially closed Sunday for the 2014 Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon. WNCC Foundation director Jennifer Rogers says they are excited to have a record 454 runners signed up for this year's event. Rogers says the event has ga... Read More

Austin excused from Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Defensive tackle Marvin Austin has flown to North Carolina to be with his father, who was involved in a serious car accident. The Broncos excused Austin and said they'd support him during the crisis. It's not known whether ... Read More

AFBF Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2014 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that wo... Read More

Johanns, Thune Introduce Bill to Stop EPA from Bypassing Courts to Garnish Americans’ Wages

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from garnishing Americans’ wages without a court order. Johanns wrote EPA Administrator Gina ... Read More

Dodgers rout Rockies

DENVER (AP) _ Pinch hitter Justin Turner ignited an eight-run sixth inning with a tiebreaking two-run double, and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-3 on Monday night. It was the most runs the Dodgers have scored in an in... Read More