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Memorial Day Service planned at Lexington

10 a.m. Monday morning, Greenwood Cemetery Speakers are Lexington VFW Post 5136 Commander Jared Woody, VFW Auxillary Chairman Suzanne Nichols, outgoing American Legion Post 111 commander Steve Zerr a... Read More

Curtis woman uses life experiences to prepare young women for success

North Platte, Neb. – May 20, 2019 – Linda Evans is passing on the things she’s learned to the young women around her. And she’s doing it through rodeo queen pageants. The Curtis, Neb. woman has helped in one way or another with t... Read More

Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the... Read More

Average US price of gas drops 3 cents per gallon to $2.93

Camarillo, Cal. -- The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that it's the first price drop at the pum... Read More

EPA Awards $100,000 to Four Nebraska School Districts to Clean Up Diesel School Buses

(Lenexa, Kan) - Four Nebraska school districts were awarded $100,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace five older diesel school buses. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma a... Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor to Receive 2019 George Washington Carver Award

WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary and former two-term Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will receive the 12th annual George Washington Carver Award for... Read More

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. B... Read More

Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tan... Read More

(Audio) 10 tornadoes sweep through Nebraska Friday

A strong storm system crossed the Great Plains on Friday while a cold front was draped across the Sandhills, setting the stage for severe thunderstorms. One particular supercell thunderstorm moved from near McCook to near Oconto during the early even... Read More

Doing Your Part: Recycle plastic ag pesticide containers for useful products

Recycling plastic is the right thing to do -- especially when it diverts about 75,000 pounds of pesticide containers annually from Nebraska landfills. “Clean containers are made into useful products for U.S. agriculture and industry,” said Clyde... Read More

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

Lincoln, Neb. -- Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). On Sunday,  Antonio Collier #87434 was granted permission to attend a local church but failed to return to the facility af... Read More