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Agricultural Education Teachers Receive Awards

LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is working to keep agricultural educators in Nebraska classrooms by awarding 16 Nebraska agricultural education teachers $14,750 toward their student loans. “All 16 teachers show a continued ... Read More

Central Nebraska group brainstorms ways to fight poverty

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ A group in central Nebraska is looking for ways to reduce childhood poverty. The Grand Island Independent reports that the brainstorming session hosted Tuesday by the Heartland United Way yielded several ideas for Hall, H... Read More

State Pesticide Regulators Face Hundreds of Dicamba Investigations and 2018 Decisions

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and manage dicamba use in 2018. ... Read More

Nebraska Extension seeks farm, ranch succession plan survey participants

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is encouraging the state’s farmers and ranchers to complete a survey regarding their farm or ranch succession plans.  The survey seeks to uncover how Nebraska farmers and ranchers are planning for succession or... Read More

Sugar beet harvest underway and market looks good

The early run of sugar beets is underway at both the Scottsbluff and Torrington, Wyo., Western Sugar plants and the regular harvest will begin Oct. 6. "We've purchased just over 100,000 tons of beets and we are averaging 15.88 sugar," said Jerry D... Read More

John Erixon Named Head of Nebraska Forest Service

John Erixson has been named the next state forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service. He was deputy director for two years and was promoted after a national search. "I am proud of how well the Nebraska Forest Service serves Nebraska, an... Read More

Beatrice city officials approve downtown improvement loans

BEATRICE, Neb. - City officials in Beatrice have approved the city's first loans to revitalize downtown properties. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that the city's Facade Improvement Program offers up to $375,000 in state revitalization grant funds... Read More

(Audio) Central Conference Accepts Lexington

Lexington high school received some good news this week as the Central Conference on Tuesday voted 8-1 to accept Lexington as the 10th member of the league.  Lexington received word from Central Conference Chairman, Mike Lucas, (York High School), t... Read More

Former Nebraska Family Alliance head to run for Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. - The former executive director of the Nebraska Family Alliance is running for a seat in the Legislature. Al Riskowski of Lincoln announced Tuesday that he will run for the seat representing Legislative District 32, which includes fo... Read More

Governor Ricketts to Host First Annual Nebraska Steak Fry

Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced plans for an annual "Nebraska Steak Fry" that will debut with four fellow Republican governors. The governor's re-election campaign said Wednesday the event will include Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Missouri Gov. Eri... Read More

Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System

A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that the research essentially... Read More

Nebraska city sees uptick in unlicensed youths driving

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) _ An eastern Nebraska county is seeing more juveniles driving without a proper driver's license or permit. Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl tells the Columbus Telegram that there have been 10 to 15 such cases so far this yea... Read More

Tyson Foods Puts Plans for Kansas Poultry Plant 'On Hold'

Tyson Foods says its plans to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant near Tonganoxie are ``on hold.'' This after local officials in Kansas backed away from an incentives package to bring a Tyson Foods processing facility to the northeast c... Read More

Bayer Seeking EU Review of Monsanto Deal

Bayer has asked the European Commission to extend its review deadline on its planned takeover of Monsanto. The move by Bayer, according to company officials, seeks to allow more time for Bayer to finalize the agreement. Dow Jones reports that in l... Read More