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NPPC Supports New Pork Inspection Model

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized a new pork processing inspection rule, a decision strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council. As a result, the USDA’s Food Safety Insp... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers take aim at prescription opioid abuse

Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers are making an aggressive push this year to prevent prescription opioid abuse, a problem that plagues much of the country and accounts for a large number of the state's overdose deaths. Senators have introduced f... Read More

Interstate 80 Eastbound re-opened in western Nebraska

UPDATE: Interstate 80 re-opened at 9:25am. UPDATE:  Highway 83 reported as reopeneded at 8:25am.   Previous Story: The Nebraska Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 80 Eastbound is closed from Mile Marker 103 to Mile... Read More

CRC Tournament

Saturday's boys games can be heard on KOOL Radio 103.5FM 1370AM and online at koolradionow.com The games on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday can be heard on 104.9 Max Country and online at 1049maxcountry.com. Friday's 3rd place games will b... Read More

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Dicamba Ban

Arkansas lawmakers approved, without discussion, a partial-ban on a herbicide that drifts on to other crops where it wasn’t applied and causes damage. An Associated Press report says the prohibition faces a court challenge by the maker of the we... Read More

Boilers, breezes, and bitter cold temps drive business decisions

Columbus, Neb. – “Bitter, freezing cold.” That’s how some weather forecasters described the stretch of winter weather which blanketed Nebraska in mid-January. Even more frigid temps and icy conditions could return after the past few days of ... Read More

Farm ministers call for more welfare for animals

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater attention should be given worldwide to the welfare of farm animals and to reducing the use of growth-enhancing medications, agriculture ministers from about 70 countries meeting in Berlin said on Saturday. There is a gl... Read More

No injuries in emergency landing of small plane near Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say no one was injured when a small airplane made an emergency landing in a field southwest of Omaha. The incident happened Saturday afternoon when the pilot reported to the Millard Airport that his plane was in engi... Read More

Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa is one of the lawmakers behind legislation that would create a $250,000 gra... Read More

Attention Students: NSP, AAA Need Your T-Shirt Ideas

Lincoln, Ne.  -- The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), AAA-The Auto Club Group, and the Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation are looking for help from Nebraska students to design the next safe-driving t-shirt. These t-shirts are distributed to students at nu... Read More

Blizzard Warning in effect through 3:00pm Monday

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on Monday. Many roads especially in rural areas may become impassible by late Sunday night into Monday morning. Total snow ac... Read More