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State says Nebraska jobless rate rose to 2.9 percent in June

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary June unemployment rate rose a tenth of a point to hit 2.9 percent. The department said in a news release Friday that ... Read More

Nebraska utility to study carbon storage for region

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska's largest electric utility will participate in a federal study to develop safe methods to collect and store carbon produced by coal-fired power plants and ethanol plants. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska... Read More

Stoll Named to Mackey Award Watch List

Lincoln – Sophomore tight end Jack Stoll received recognition Friday, as he was chosen to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Mackey Award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Stoll, the Huskers’ lone ret... Read More

(Video) Fridays in the Field- July 20, 2018

Chad Moyer hosts this week's Fridays in the Field. He visits with Nathan Schole from Hooper, NE. Click here to listen to the Midday audio. ...... Read More

Evaluating Carcass Quality at the NJAS

Understanding how Angus cattle perform beyond the farm or ranch is an important component of the carcass steer contest hosted during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). Forty-two steers were a part of the 2018 NJAS carcass steer contest, where jun... Read More

Cattle on Feed Cattle Inventory *AUDIO*

OMAHA  -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, 2018, USDA reported on Friday. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2017. Th... Read More

(Video) Top Agriculture News -- Friday Five

This week's edition of Friday Five, presented by the Nebraska Corn Board, is a review of five headline stories in agriculture from the past week. STORIES: 5) Unexpected Tornadoes in Iowa 4) Who Will Regulate Fake Meat? 3) Corn Congres... Read More

About 200 expected to lose Omaha jobs with closing of TreeHouse Foods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ TreeHouse Foods says about 200 workers will be affected by the closing of its Omaha office. The company announced this week that it expects to finish the closure by the end of January and move the work to Green Bay, Wisconsin, a... Read More

Ear Tag Tech Boom

Track Estrus, Health and Herd with an Ear Tag A group of high-powered, seedstock beef producers from across the country met in Bruning, Nebraska, to learn about a new type of ear tag from Allflex. Designed specifically for beef operations, this ba... Read More

Smith Welcomes Gothenburg, Sargent, and Ord FFA Students to U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) welcomed FFA students from Gothenburg, Sargent, and Ord to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday during their visit to Washington, D.C. Name, City Ryan Healey, Gothenburg Presley Wendelin, Gothen... Read More

Man gets 8-15 years for robbing bank in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A judge has sentenced a 24-year-old man to prison for robbing a Lincoln bank branch. Lancaster County District Court records say Roosevelt Q. Erving was sentenced Thursday to eight to 15 years. He'd pleaded guilty to the Sept.... Read More