Local News

3 Norfolk Residents Arrested On Multiple Charges

3 Norfolk residents have been arrested on numerous charges. Early this morning Norfolk Police observed a car at a very high rate of speed. The officer later located the parked car and was involved in a foot pursuit with the occupants. 24 year old Fredd

UNL Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Building

Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking of a new $84 million school building at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.    The school's new College of Business Administration building is a 240,000-square-foot facility that's expected to

Congressman Fortenberry Received Suspicious Glitter Bomb Letter

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s office received a suspicious so-called glitter bomb letter yesterday.   No one was hurt in the prank. The glitter-filled envelope was reported to Lincoln police, the U.S. postal inspector and the FBI. Lincoln p

Thune, Klobuchar Requested Report Outlines Rail Service Challenges in Upper Midw

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today commented on a newly released report that they called for from the U.S. Department of Agriculture examining the rail service challenges in the Upper Midwest in 2013 an

Agriculture Under Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Trade Mission to Southeast Asia Mar

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 – Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from Marc

New Bill May Give Students Scholarships

Under a new bill High school students enrolled in college courses could receive a scholarship. The Bill would provide up to $1,500 in need-based aid to students in their first or second year of full-time attendance at a qualified postsecondary institutio

New Bill If Approved Gives School Districts Increased Spending Authority

First-round approval has been granted to a bill that would give school districts increased spending authority. Currently, school districts are not required to initiate a bidding process for construction, remodeling or repairs when the expenditure is esti

1 Killed Another Injured In Accident Northwest of Howells

An accident eight miles northwest of Howells has claimed the life of one man and sent another driver to the hospital.   Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the accident happened just before 5 pm Tuesday night about three-and-a-half miles south


Lincoln, Neb.-- 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 farml

Chairman Roberts Pledges to Bring Folks to the Table Throughout Child Nutrition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a Legislative Action Conference for the School Nutrition Association (SNA), U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said he would bring everyone to the

Free NRCS webinar on carbon cycle, soil health, March 10

Find out how cover crops and proper grazing management can improve the carbon cycle and soil health. Jay Fuhrer, nationally-known soil health expert and District Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bismarck, Nort

Columbus Police Traffic Enforcement Campaign

The Columbus Police Department has received a $5000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety to conduct a special traffic enforcement campaign throughout the month of March.  The campaign will target impaired drivers, underage drinking and v

2015 Home Builders Show A Success


Farm Radio Connects with Farmers and Ranchers

PLATTE CITY, Missouri (March 3, 2015) - Farmers and ranchers continue to count on farm radio to keep them informed of current agriculture news and commodity markets. Research conducted by Ipsos Research for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting


Lincoln, Neb --  U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska will be the keynote speaker at the annual Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 13. Fischer’s address will provide insight on leadership dev

Nebraska Among 9 States Economic Growth Ahead For

A new report says Nebraska is among 9 states that economic growth is ahead for.    The survey report says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January. The survey results from supply managers

Rural Recognition Banquet - March 18

One celebration held each year in honor of our Ag Producers is the Rural Recognition Banquet, which is March 17th.  The Banquet will be held at Ag Park, Columbus.  It is sponsored by the Agri-Business Committee of the Columbus Chamber of Commerc

29 year old York Man Killed In Interstate Accident

A 29 year old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80.   The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-80 near the Bradshaw exit. The patrol says Robert Howard lost control of his car, whi

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

ST. LOUIS– When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This summer, USB will

NMPF/USDEC Endorse Trade Promotion Authority Approval for Trade Agreements

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today jointly urged Congress to enact new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, saying it is crucial to securing well-negotiated trade agreements, including a P

Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban Lifted

Nebraska's gay marriage ban has been lifted, but will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Last week, Bataillon heard arguments for and against a motion for an injunction to blo

USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield Histo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Pri

New Bill To Encourage Tourists To Visit More Of The State

A bill offered to Members of the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee would encourage tourists to visit more of the state. The bill would authorize the Nebraska Tourism Commission to install highway tourism markers for attractions the comm

Cedar Bluffs Look To Break Ground On New Vocational Center

Cedar Bluffs and the local school district is looking to break ground this spring on a new vocational center. Under an agreement with Southeast Community College, students could earn dual credit. Cedar Bluffs district Superintendent Harlan Ptomey says of

Walthill Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Punching Girlfriend

A Walthill man has been sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for punching his girlfriend in the head and face.    A jury found 52 year old Terry Harlan guilty of habitual domestic violence in November. Harlan is also ordered to complete thre

Hall County Highway Special Enforcement

A heavily traveled four-lane highway in Hall County will be the focus of a seven-month long special enforcement effort.   Between March 1 and September 30 troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol in conjunction with the Grand Island Police Departme

Judge Issues Stop On Seizure Of York County Land For Pipeline

A judge has issued a temporary order to stop TransCanada from seizing access to York County land to build the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada says it agreed to place the project on hold because of several pending lawsuits by landowners. Earlier this mo

New Bill To Try To Close Nebraska's Health Care Coverage Gap

Lawmakers want to close Nebraska's health care coverage gap with a new bill.    The bill would require the state to apply for a federal waiver to develop its own Medicaid plan. Residents who fall into the coverage gap would be pulled into th

3 People Killed 5 Injured in 2-Vehicle Collision

Three people have been killed and five others injured in a two-vehicle collision near Cozad Wednesday evening.   The driver of a westbound SUV lost control and went through a median and rolled into the eastbound lanes of I-80 striking another vehi


Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26, 2015 -- A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East.

USDA Opens Public Comment Period for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), designed to h

Walmart Shoplifters Arrested In Norfolk

Two shoplifters have been apprehended at the Walmart in Norfolk. Yesterday afternoon police responded to a call of a male and female who had taken merchandise valued at less than $200. The suspects fled the scene and were later located. 38 year old Rober

New Bill Looks To Improve Self-Defense Laws In Nebraska

The Judiciary Committee in the legislature will hold a hearing on a bill which is said to makes an improvement to self-defense laws in Nebraska.   The bill would remove a person’s “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing

I-80 Accident Results In 1 Fatality

A traffic accident near Interstate 80 has resulted in the death of a 57 year old Michigan man.   Last night at 6:00pm the Hall County Sheriff’s office responded to a semi and trailer accident East bound on the I-80 East bound exit ramp

NRD To Hold Public Hearing on New Groundwater Rules

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District will hold a public hearing on proposed modifications and additions to its Groundwater Management Rules and Regulations on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the LLNRD office, 2620 Airport Drive, in Ord.  A copy of the

House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharov on the past, present, and future of the nation's

Survey Reveals Data Security and Transfer Concerns, Misunderstanding

A new survey on data security and usage identifies challenges for producers looking to use farm management data without compromising the security of their operation. A simple misunderstanding of user agreement terms can suggest a level of security that pr


Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on Nebraska’s success with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding Republican River water usage. The Court has ordered Nebraska to pay $5.5 million to Kansas, significantly less than the $80 mi

Be Wary Of Door To Door Sales Scams

Attorney General Doug Peterson is urging residents to be wary of uninvited people coming to homes offering door to door sales scams. A current scheme involves the sale and installation of lightning rod systems. Local authorities investigating the scams h

Fremont Teen Set To Be Arraigned In Shooting Death of Roomate

An 18 year old Fremont man is scheduled to be arraigned in the shooting death of his roommate.    Andrew Marty is charged with manslaughter, use of a firearm to commit a felony and other crimes. Officers responded to an apartment on January 25 a

Midwest Medical Transport Has Been Bought Out

An Omaha-based private equity firm has bought a company that serves several communities with ground and aerial ambulances and wheelchair vans. Panorama Point Partners has acquired all of Midwest Medical Transport. Kim and Jill Wolfe founded the company i

Lutheran High School A Possibility in Columbus

Columbus is asking residents if they are interested in a Lutheran High School.   An interest meeting will be held March 22 at 4:00pm at the Peace Lutheran Church to discuss the idea of having a Lutheran High School in Columbus. The first step will

Nebraska Farm Bureau Seeks Extension for Farm Bill Sign-Up

LINCOLN, NE – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide farmers more time to evaluate and make decisions on farm programs associated with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. The new farm

$380,000 awarded for Beginning Farmer/Rancher Trainings

Lyons, NE - Recently, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) announced more than $18 million in Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the n

NCTA hosts District 11 FFA contest

Curtis, Neb. – FFA members representing 12 southwestern Nebraska high schools recently tested individual and team skills in the District 11 Career Development Skills Events at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Two hundred and fifty stu

Chairman Roberts Holds First Senate Ag Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today held the first hearing of his chairmanship and breaking with tradition, first heard the concerns of farmers and ranchers on

Thune Statement on Agreement to End West Coast Ports Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement on the agreement to end a West Coast ports labor dispute that has unnecessarily disrupted commerce

Study Quantifies Positive Impacts of U.S. Ethanol Production

The ethanol industry added $52.7 billion to the national GDP in 2014 according to a study released today by the Renewable Fuels Association at this year's National Ethanol Conference. "Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the Un

Sasse Releases Video "U.S.-Iran Talks: The Real Story"

Lincoln, NE— U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the video “U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks: The Real Story,” outlining his concerns with the dangerous path the Administration is taking toward a nuclear agreement with Iran. Video of the Senator&rsqu

Wisconsin Dairy Grade A Permit Suspended One Month

MADISON, Wisconsin – The owners of a Pepin County dairy, Roland and Diana Reed of Arkansaw, have agreed to penalties stemming from a foodborne illness outbreak that sickened 32 Durand High School students and coaches in September 2014, said food saf

More than 75 agribusiness, commodity, state government leaders to visit Cuba

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) announced today it will lead more than 75 leaders from across the U.S. agriculture industry on a learning journey to Cuba. The visit will take place March 1-4, 2015. “As we continue

Amid Labor Dispute, Congressional Leaders Urge President Obama to Keep Ports Ope

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), S


LINCOLN – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing eligible landowners technical and financial assistance to install wildlife habitat conservation practices on their farm or ranch. Interested landowners have until March 20, 2015,

Center urges a Return to Balanced Taxes in Nebraska

The Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is hearing public testimony on LB 280 and LB 357 - two legislative proposals to make major changes to Nebraska’s tax system.   For years, the Center for Rural Affairs has called for a balance

Study finds invasive weed's resistance to well-known herbicide stems from increa

MANHATTAN — A recent study by a Kansas State University weed scientist finds why the invasive weed kochia is like a cockroach of the plant world. Mithila Jugulam, assistant professor of agronomy, led a study that looked at how kochia — invasi

Five Nebraska School Districts Receive $120,000 to Replace Old Diesel Buses with

(Lenexa, Kan.) - Five rural Nebraska school districts will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $120,000 in rebates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through

Nebraska Dairy Convention Slated for March 10

LINCOLN, Neb.  – Information about the growth of dairy in Nebraska, transitioning the farm to the next generation and the 100th anniversary of National Dairy Council will headline the 2015 Nebraska Dairy Convention on Tuesday, March 10, at the

Norfolk Man Arrested

Sunday afternoon the Norfolk Police were dispatched to the 500 block of  W. Elm Street for a physical disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female screaming from an apartment and a male saying she would die.  Officers arreste

Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

MANHATTAN — A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.

NPPA Regional Meetings Feature Dr. Larry Coleman

Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) President Scott Spilker announced this week that Dr. Larry Coleman will be the featured speaker at the Association’s three Regional Producers Meetings. Supporting NPPA are the Gold and Silver Allied Industr

York High School Bomb Threat Under Investigation

York Police and the Nebraska State Patrol are currently investigating a bomb threat at York High School.   York Police Chief Don Klug says a posting over social media last evening was reported to the police department that was interpreted as a pos

Speeding Stop leads to Marijuana Seizure

(Utica, Neb.)-  A traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 80 in Seward County led to the seizure of 50 lbs. of marijuana and one arrest. Just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 16, a trooper stopped a 2015 Hyundai Elantra for speeding eastbound on

Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council joins Soy Transportation Coalition

Ankeny, Iowa— The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is pleased to announce the addition of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council as a member organization. Missouri becomes the 13th state soybean board to join the STC. The thirteen member state


Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 17, 2015 -- David A. Domina, trial lawyer at Domina Law Group in Omaha, will present "Consolidation, Merger, Market Domination and Agriculture's Changing Face" at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Hardin Hall auditorium, 33rd and Hol

USFRA Announces Nine New affiliates

CHESTERFIELD, MO. (February 17, 2015) – The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA), a consumer-facing organization dedicated to leading the national conversation about how food is grown and raised, has grown to more than 80 organizations wi

USDA Secretary to Keynote Commodity Classic

ST. LOUIS (February 17, 2015) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will make his sixth visit to Commodity Classic, the annual convention and trade show for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. The secretary will deliver a keynote addre

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine Have Big Impact On Economy

A new study has shown UNMC and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, have a combined $4.2 billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey Gold says the study shows that the Med Center not only contributes to the stat

Web Sites to help with Farm Bill Decisions

Farmers will be wrapping up their Farm Bill program decisions over the next few weeks.  To help provide information that would be useful with this process, I’d like to highlight a few web sites that would provide excellent information about the

ASI Supports Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

The American Sheep Industry Association joined other organizations urging Congress to pass the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRP). This legislation maximizes every dollar Congress appropriates for veterinary loan repayment

Textile Organization Applauds USTR for Confronting China on Illegal Export Subsi

This week the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) issued a press release applauding U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman's decision to pursue dispute settlement consultations with the Government of China at the World Trade

NCBA Applauds House Efforts to make Permanent Section 179 of Tax Code

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 636 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015.  This bill, sponsored by Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) will make permanent the $500,000 expensing levels for small businesses under Sect

NMPF President Thanks Wisconsin Congressional Leaders for Focusing on Expanded D

LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN – The President of the National Milk Producers Federation, in remarks delivered at a dairy cooperative convention here in western Wisconsin, singled out three of the state’s members of Congress for their leadership efforts

House Votes to Permanently Extend Favorable Tax Treatment of Farmers' Capital Pu

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation thanked the House of Representatives for passing legislation today, by a vote of 272-142, to permanently extend the ability of family farmers and small businesses to write off capital purchases

Cattle Market Shrugs Off BSE Finding in Canada

Dow Jones reported this morning that the cattle futures are for now shrugging off Canada's first case of BSE since 2011, saying its an isolated case and the meat industry and regulators have gotten better at containing suche diseases in recent years.&

Port Disruptions Causing Challenges for South Dakota Ag Producers and Retailers

A reliable and efficient supply chain is critical to our nation’s global competitiveness. Our ports are a vital link in that chain, but unfortunately, some of the biggest challenges at our ports are self-imposed and are having major repercussio

NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015

WASHINGTON– National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson praised Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on today’s introduction

Landowners Request for Temporary Injunction Granted Against TransCanada

O’NEILL, Neb. – Today Nebraska State District Court Judge Mark Kozisek issued a Temporary Injunction in a landowner lawsuit against TransCanada. The Order halts condemnation cases along the proposed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline XL route in northern Nebraska.

 The Order followed a hearing in District Court at O'Neill NE, at which, for the first time in Nebraska, the

Norfolk Dog Rescue Group Recieving Donations For Injured Pit Bull

A Norfolk dog rescue group says it's received donations as far away as Australia in treating a pit bull left to die with multiple gunshot wounds.   Furbaby Rescue says Grace the pit bull was found southeast of Stanton and was shot three times.

Counties May Receive Grants For Livestock Development Under New Bill

Counties could receive grants for livestock development projects under a bill heard by the Agriculture Committee. The bill would authorize the state Department of Agriculture to award grants to counties designated as livestock friendly. Grants could be a

State Energy Office May Adopt Integrated State Energy Plan Under New Bill

A new bill has been introduced that would require the state Energy Office to adopt an integrated state energy plan. Senator Ken Schilz says the increase in available forms of renewable energy necessitates a comprehensive plan for the state. The goal of t

4 UNL Students Appear In Court

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity members accused in the alcohol death of another member have appeared in court. 22-year-old Vance Heyer, 22-year-old Cory Foland, 19-year-old Thomas Trueblood and 22-year-old Ross Reynolds appeared in court W

House Agriculture Committee reviews 2015 agenda for the Commodity Futures Tradin

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review the futures, options, and swaps markets that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees.  Chairman K. Michael Conaway urged CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad to make sure the

NCBA to Host Bull Selection Webinar

DENVER (Feb. 11, 2015) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced the next in its continuing series of educational webinars. The upcoming session, scheduled for Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. MST, focuses on understanding bull selection tools

St. Louis Fed Quarterly Ag Survey: Farm Income Continues To Decline in Midwest a

ST. LOUIS ― Eighth District agricultural bankers reported a continued decline in farm income during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous year, according to latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. L

New Bill To Revoke Motorcycle Helmet Law

Motorcyclists in Nebraska would no longer have to wear helmets under a new bill.   The bill would repeal the law that requires a motorcycle or moped operator or passenger to wear a helmet. Violation of the law is an infraction punishable by a $50 f

2 Area Schools To Recieve New Buses

Two local schools will be receiving new school buses from the EPA.   The 2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program Recipients included High Plains Community Schools and Wahoo Public Schools. The EPA announced more than $3 million in rebates to re

Group Fights to Stop Chinese-Controlled Industrial Hog Farms in Nebraska

Billings, Mont. - In a letter hand-delivered yesterday to Nebraska Unicameral Legislature's Agriculture Committee, R-CALF USA urged the rejection of Nebraska Legislative Bill 176 (LB 176). Introduced by Nebraska Senator Ken Schilz, LB 176 would amend

Nebraska Senator Opens Door to Chinese Meat Racket

Senator Ken Schilz is introducing two bills before the Nebraska Ag Committee this week that could turn the State of Nebraska into a massive industrial Chinese hog factory.  Working hand-in-hand with Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods, the largest pork co

Federation of State Beef Councils Takes Action at 2015 Annual Meeting

DENVER (Feb. 11, 2015) - Jennifer Houston, a livestock market operator from Sweetwater, Tenn., was elected chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, last week. Elec

5 Horses Rescued From Boone County Owner

Authorities have rescued five starving horses from their owner in Boone County.   Members of the Nebraska Humane Society equine team took the horses away for veterinary care, food, training and eventual adoption. The owner surrendered the horses. T

3 Injured In Monastery Road Car Accident

Authorities continue to investigate an accident that injured three Saturday night. 29 year old Alex Beiermann and 29 year old Adam Hollinrake were stopped southbound on Monastery Road pulling a vehicle out of the ditch. The Nebraska State Patrol says Bei

Criminal Mischief At Behlen Manufacturing

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in finding who is responsible for criminal mischief to vehicles in the Behlen Manufacturing parking lot.   Over the last several months, nails have been placed just off of and along

Protective Order Stops EPA From Releasing Data

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 10, 2015 – A U.S. District Court judge Friday issued a protective order against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, stopping it from disclosing to radical environmental and animal-rights groups information on farmers, pe

Millennials Drive A New Set of Animal Welfare Expectations

CHESTERFIELD, MO. (February 10, 2015) – A recent panel discussion on animal welfare touched on many topics, yet one recurring theme left a lasting imprint on its participants. While the discussion focused on animal care and food safety concerns for

Ag Champions contest announced for Nebraska FFA chapters

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Championing for a cause is as important to Olympian Curt Tomasevicz as preparing for a bobsled race.  But this cause is agriculture. The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska FFA, with the help of Curt Tomasevicz, spokesm

WIC Sites To Help Children's Mouth Health

There are now four WIC sites to help with the mouth health of children in Butler, Polk, Seward, and York counties. Children and families in the Four Corners district will be given a screening and tips for good habits that will lead to fewer oral health p

NECC Student Recognized For Work In Theatrical Production

A Northeast Community College student is recognized for his work on a College theatrical production at a regional theatre festival.   Tanner Schwedhelm, of Winside, received a Commendation for Achievement in Sound Design at the Region 5 Kennedy Cen

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry Honor Members

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry honored local chambers of commerce from across the state during their annual meeting.   More than 550 State Chamber members attended the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame banquet, which featured the 2014 S

Chairman Roberts Announces New Hires for Senate Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced additional staff selections. “I am proud to add people with experience in farming, ranching and agr

Outstanding Students Awarded CME Beef Industry Scholarship

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Ten outstanding college students were awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 6. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administ

NCBA Effort Places Renewed Focus on Young Beef Leaders

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- A new program from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is placing renewed focus on this country’s young beef producers. The NCBA Young Beef Leader (YBL) program, which involves state affiliates from across the country

Call for 2015 ASI Council and Committee Members

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is accepting nominations for members to its councils and committees for the upcoming year. Council and committee members are instrumental in working for sheep producers by recommending and implementing policy

Alltech strengthens its on-farm presence and agri-environment credentials with t

[STAMFORD, UK] – Global animal nutrition leader Alltech has acquired The E-CO2 Project Limited (E-CO2) – a leading provider of on-farm environmental assessments and programmes – to strengthen its service offering to livestock producers