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Flood relief center established by UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, UNO

The recent flooding has impacted many of our colleagues, students and communities. To meet immediate needs, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska at Omaha will open a Flood Relief Donation Manageme... Read More

Scoular to build new $50M manufacturing plant

Scoular, an Omaha, Neb.-based company that buys, sells, transports and stores grain, feed ingredients and food ingredients, recently announced that a subsidiary will build a new freeze-drying manufacturing facility in Seward, Neb. Th... Read More

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown ... Read More

Feed a Bee Program Reaches 50-State Milestone

Feed a Bee, the national pollinator forage initiative by Bayer, today announced it has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other pollinators in all 50 states. The 50th recipient awarded recently wasGatew... Read More

Attendees Appreciate Opportunity to Address Groundwater Declines

The Central Platte Natural Resources District recently held two meetings in Amherst and Kearney to address groundwater decline concerns in Sub-Area 9 of the NRD’s Groundwater Management Program in Buffalo and Dawson counties. Groundwater levels i... Read More

Tough winter leads to challenging spring for state’s cattlemen

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Kansas cattle producers are coming off what one Kansas State University official calls “one of the roughest winters” in recent memory, adding that the situation has created the need for extra attention this spring. Justin W... Read More

Noem signs law that targets companies marketing 'fake meat'

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has signed legislation that requires "fake meat" products to be correctly labeled, hoping to reduce the impact of lab-cultured products on the local beef market. A product is misbranded if it intentionally la... Read More

Dairy Producers Enrolled in Livestock Gross Margin Program Eligible for 2018 MPP

Dairy producers who participated in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program now can participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy for 2018 coverage. The Department of Agriculture announced the eligibility last week. Producers ... Read More

Rain could push swollen Missouri River even higher this week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rain storms expected later this week could lead to another crest along the Missouri River and its tributaries just as residents are cleaning up from this spring's flooding. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said t... Read More

CME Group Announces Record Live Cattle Futures Open Interest, Surpassing 450,000 Contracts

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Live Cattle futures open interest (OI) reached a record 453,659 contracts on March 21, surpassing 450,000 contracts for the first time. This marks five-consecuti... Read More

Ag college is hosting disaster benefit Tuesday

  CURTIS, Neb. – Aggies helping agriculture is ‘what’s for dinner’ Tuesday night in Curtis.                                                                         T... Read More

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion. The ongoing floodi... Read More

Nebraska Extension compiles flood recovery resources

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Extension has compiled information from a number of resources to aid people with flood recovery. Extension has compiled a list of the state's certified public health environmental laboratories where homeowners can o... Read More

State response to severe weather continues

Lincoln, Neb. – North Bend Central Public School is one of the few buildings unaffected by flood along the Platte River.  Since the school is largely unaffected by flood waters, the school has become a community center for response efforts in the... Read More