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NHA Leadership Institute begins 2019 Class XVI

LINCOLN, NEB. - The Nebraska Hospital Association Research & Educational Foundation (NHAREF) Leadership Institute is pleased to begin Class XVI (16). Nearing the 400 mark of alumni, the Leadership... Read More

Ricketts addresses legislature, discusses budget, tax relief, state growth

LINCOLN -- Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska’s strength and growth in economic development and detailed his plans for the budget, proposals for tax relief, and his goal of expanding opportunities for the farm and ranch families in his annual ... Read More

Sen. Hughes Introduces Bill to Help Protect Farmers, Property Rights

Nebraska state Senator Dan Hughes of Venango has introduced LB227 to boost private property rights protection for Nebraska farmers and ranchers so they can continue to have the flexibility to adopt new technologies and modify and improve their farm a... Read More

Investigators Seize Estimated 1,000 Xanax Pills in Omaha Operation

JANUARY 18, 2019 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with other law enforcement officials, have arrested one man and seized approximately 1,000 Xanax pills at a residence in Omaha. On Thursday, Januar... Read More

4-H horse judgers earn reserve champion

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Local 4-H members, Kylie Carson, Cora Frederick, Kendall Haas, and Dally Wilkins earned Reserve Champion in the Western National 4-H Round-Up Horse Judging Contest held during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The award wi... Read More

Commission approves fees for new Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission established user fees for the new Schramm Education Center during its meeting Jan. 18 at its Lincoln headquarters. Schramm Education Center, built on the site of the former Aksarben Aquarium... Read More

Kansas Corn 2019 Seed to STEM Workshops to Offer Three Tracks for Science Teachers

The Kansas Corn Commission has announced the dates of its popular 2019 Seed to STEM workshops for middle school and high school science teachers. The workshops will be in Olathe May 30-31 and in Maize June 4-5. Kansas Corn pays the on-site expenses f... Read More

Hastings beef plant cited after employee severely burned by Ammonia

  HASTINGS, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Noah’s Ark Processors LLC – based in Hastings, Nebraska – for process safety management violations after an employee suffere... Read More

Federal Appeal Court upholds decision on CN damages to grain shipping company

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that found the courts have jurisdiction to determine the damages Canadian National Railway Co. must pay after breaching its service obligations to a Prairie grain shipping company during a bumper crop f... Read More

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures in Upcoming Proposal

With the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to focus strictly on year-rou... Read More

USDA robotics initiative funds research to reduce chemical application and advance crop production

MANHATTAN — Agricultural producers annually spray nearly $15 billion worth of chemicals yet still lose 37 percent of crop yield to pest damage. As the industry moves to sustainably intensify production to feed a growing population, a high priority ... Read More