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Sen. Moran Reintroduces Bill to Incentivize Grocery Stores, Help Eliminate Food Deserts

Bipartisan legislation would incentivize grocers and non-profits to fulfill need in rural & urban areas   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Shelley M... Read More

Nebraska woman dead after flood waters trap her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say an 80-year-old woman has died in her flooded Nebraska home after authorities couldn't reach her. The Platte County Sheriff's Office announced the death of Betty Hamernik on Monday. The Omaha World-Herald reports tha... Read More

Attorney General Peterson Reminds Nebraskans to Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding & Weather Damage

  (Lincoln, NE) — Attorney General Doug Peterson reminds Nebraskans to donate with care and avoid charity scams in response to recent weather damage and flooding. “In the coming days, it is critical that we reach out and help our communiti... Read More

Global Corn Research Confab Held in St. Louis

Corn researchers from around the world gathered in St. Louis last week for the annual Maize Genetics Conference. The conference covers a broad range of subject areas and allows attendees from academia, industry, and funding agencies to learn about th... Read More

The Art of Civil Discourse

The world today is quick to judge. A lurking mob stands ready to provide a sum judgement of a person’s character and worth based on a small sample of actions or choices. Look at responses to any social media post made by an elected official. Eve... Read More

Lawyers Seek Extension in Soybean Suit

Lawyers Seek Extension of Settlement Talks in Soybean Suit MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi are asking a judge for mor... Read More

Officials Seize 1 Million Pounds of Pork Amid Virus Concerns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say 1 million pounds (0.45 million kilograms) of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port. Troy Miller, field operations director for the Customs and Border Protect... Read More

Combined Effort Continues in Response to State of Emergency

Lincoln Mayor Issues Water Restrictions   Lincoln, Neb. – Yesterday evening Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler issued mandatory water restrictions. Beutler took the action after the Lincoln Water System experienced some power outages in and around t... Read More

Flooded river threatens Nebraska's capital city water wells

LINCOLN, Neb. - The mayor of Nebraska's capital has ordered residents to cut their water use in half because the city's well fields are threatened by record flooding on the Platte River. Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler (BEYET'-lur) says the system los... Read More

Iowa Governor signs law to prevent undercover reports on animals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a farm in order to work undercover to report on animal living conditions. The bill was approved by the Senate and House on Tuesday... Read More

Nebraska Department of Ag. to assist in identifying livestock producer needs & response

LINCOLN – As the threat to human lives from the last week’s storms that engulfed the state has begun to subside, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will now be concentrating efforts to assist our ranch families and their livestock. Pro... Read More