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Property Tax Moves Forward In Unicameral

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodity prices is headed to the full Nebraska Legislature for debate. Members of the Revenue Committee voted 6-1 ... Read More

Nebraska Congressional Delegation Sends Letter to POTUS Urging Expedited Approval of Governor’s Request for Disaster Declaration

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Don Bacon (NE-02), and Adrian Smith (NE-03) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump in support of Governor Pe... Read More

Motorists urged to be cautious on rural Panhandle roadways

Drivers throughout the Panhandle are being urged to be cautious when navigating rural county roadways, especially in the latter part of the day when routes over gravel turn to mud. In Cheyenne County, Roads Superintendent Doug Hart says his staff ... Read More

Study Aims to Keep Water Safe From Phosphorus, Sediment

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researcher Colby Moorberg has his eyes on several miles of the Big Blue and Little Blue rivers, the two major waterways meandering their way to Tuttle Creek Reservoir in northeast Kansas. Moorberg, an as... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau Donates to Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Flooding

MANHATTAN, KAN - Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. The f... Read More

US-China Plan New Trade Talks for Deal by End of April: WSJ

(Reuters) - Top U.S. and China negotiators are planning new rounds of talks starting next week to end a trade dispute between the two nations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Se... Read More

Australia Puts Chance of El Niño in 2019 at 70 Percent

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A recent warming of the Pacific Ocean has led to a 70 percent chance of an El Niño weather event developing this year, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. An El Niño weather event can trigger both floods and d... Read More

March 19, 2019

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.91 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.91 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lisco – 3.91 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.91 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Gering – 3.91 (-0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hem... Read More

Free webinar offers safe cleanup advice on farms/ranches following flooding

Will run from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday   The flooding across Nebraska and Iowa can heighten the risk exposure to health threats such as mold, tetanus bacteria, contaminated well water, hypothermia as well as increased mental stress. Elle... Read More

Initial public damage, cost estimate from blizzard, flooding: $553,000,000

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says the initial estimate of public costs, including damage to public property from last week's blizzard and storm-associated flooding, is more than half a billion dollars. According to the NEMA website, da... Read More

Live-Streaming Barn Tours Show Consumers Sustainable Pig Farming

National Pork Board partners with South Dakota State University to connect pig farmers with consumers nationwide DES MOINES, IOWA – March 19, 2019 – The National Pork Board is collaborating with South Dakota State University (SDSU) to ... Read More