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Lightning determined to be cause of CPI fire

Investigators with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office have determined the fire at the Cooperative Producers, inc Dry Fertilizer Facility in Hastings was caused by a lightning strike. It was repo... Read More

NPPC: company ownership shouldn’t matter

Pork producers have been hit hard by the trade war with China, to the tune of about $2.5 billion. A part of the administration’s trade aid announced last year, the USDA announced a food purchase and distribution program. The agency would buy pork a... Read More

MPCC classes transfer directly into UNL College of Engineering

  Updated course offerings at Mid-Plains Community College will give high school students the credits they need to transfer directly into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering — or almost any other physics or engineering... Read More

Farmers Union members urge 'Immediate and Decisive' climate action

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a  hearing on Tuesday dedicated to the issue of climate change and the agricultural sector. Four witnesses - including two farmers, a professor of animal science, and the previo... Read More

Huskers advance to Big Ten Tournament Championship Game

Omaha, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (31-21) won the semifinal rematch against Michigan, 7-3, in front of 11,038 fans at TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday night to earn a spot in the championship game. The Huskers will face the winner of Ohio Sta... Read More

Trump says year-round E-15 is “Coming.”

President Donald Trump says the summertime ban on higher ethanol blends is a “ridiculous rule.” However, SP Global Dot Com says during a press conference last Thursday, he didn’t give any new timeline for giving consumers year-round access t... Read More

Regional law enforcement coalition investigating Dawson County jail inmate death

  An 18-year-old male inmate's death is under investigation at the Dawson County Jail.   The inmate was found unresponsive during a cell check Friday evening.  Medical aid was rendered and a paramedic unit was summoned according to the a j... Read More

Commissioner Rhoades to serve on Olmstead planning advisory committee

Lincoln, Neb. -- Second District Commissioner Crystal Rhoades will represent the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) on the Health and Human Services, Disability Services Stakeholder Olmstead Planning Advisory Committee. Created by LB 570, the ... Read More

Project asks – can farmers produce rubber from dandelions

Crops growing in the numerous small plots at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center this summer will include the usual assortment of dry beans, corn, sugar beets, peas and various alternative crops. In their midst, one small plot has rows of... Read More

Nebraska high school rodeo cowboy awarded college scholarship, will study to be an orthopedic surgeon

  Ord, Neb.  (May 20, 2019) – Sage Konicek has been awarded a Rural Health Opportunities Program scholarship.   The Ord, Neb. man, a 2019 graduate of Burwell High School and a member of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, has been g... Read More

Smith: Honoring our Heroes on Memorial Day

Each year on the last Monday of May, we pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. If it were not for these heroes, we would not have the freedoms we currently enjoy and exercise every day. Next month, June ... Read More