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African Swine Fever Continues Global March: China ASF Outbreak Spreads to Vietnam, Raises Threat to Asia and Beyond

Outside of its origins on the African continent, African swine fever (ASF) continues its relentless march through parts of Asia and Europe, causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork producti... Read More

DeBoer: Time to take long-term look at changing public school funding

Nebraska State Senator Wendy DeBoer says it's time for a long-term look at how to overhaul the state's K-12 education funding formula to ensure equitable educational opportunities across the state. The Bennington lawmaker testified Tuesday before ... Read More

Vice President views damage with Govs. Ricketts, Reynolds

Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts Tuesday. The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear... Read More News: March 19, 2019

Today on News: A second round of funding has been approved by the Scottsbluff City Council to assist with the revitalization of the East Overland corridor Torrington Mayor reacts to news of Shopko store closing its door and impact it ... 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

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

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

Nebraska Cattlemen Announces New Disaster Relief Fund

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 18, 2019) - Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund. "Recent snow and flooding have wreaked havoc on Nebraska's livestock industry, causin... Read More