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USDA Releases Bearish Cattle On Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.0 million head on May 1, 2017. The inventory was 2 percent above May... Read More

Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Stabilized

Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. John Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel R. Allen, said in April: "We are seeing signs that after several years of... Read More

Nebraska Producer says NAFTA a Success Story for Agriculture

A farmer from Nebraska says the North American Free Trade Agreement is a success story for U.S. agriculture, and warns of the risks involved in renegotiation. In a letter published by the New York Times, Alan Tiemann of Seward, Nebraska writes tha... Read More

Creighton University plans to cut about 60 nonteaching jobs

OMAHA, Neb. - Creighton University plans to cut about 60 nonteaching positions at the Omaha Jesuit institution. The university president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, informed college workers via a letter sent earlier this week. Some of the cutbac... Read More

Nebraska state regulator resigns following criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska telecommunications regulator has resigned following criticism that he worked part-time for a telecommunications consulting firm. Jeff Pursley will step down as the Nebraska Public Service Commission's executive director. ... Read More

Minor Semi-RV  collision west of Lexington I-80 Interchange

A westbound semi-trailer struck the rear of a westbound recreational vehicle (RV) at mid-afternoon on Thursday  west of the Lexington I-80 Interchange. RRN/Left-front section of  semi damaged in collision with recreational vehicle west of the L... Read More

Iowa tight end threatened with gun in hometown of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of pulling a gun on Iowa tight end Noah Fant. Fant, a graduate of Omaha South High School, told police he was threatened Tuesday night while he was in a northwest Omaha... Read More

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds of homemade alcohol from their cells. Corrections officials said Thursday the inmates made t... Read More

VCHS hosts record-setting annual health fair

ORD, Neb. – Valley County Health System (VCHS) hosted a record number of attendees at its 9th annual health fair on May 23. Hosted at the VCHS Hospital in Ord, the free morning fair included discounted lab tests, vendors, interactive displays, ... Read More

Luke Bryan To Make Stop In Nebraska

NASHVILLE - (May 25, 2017) – Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announces the ninth annual “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017” set to run September 28 to October 7. Since the tour’s inception in 2009 Luke has awarded 50 colle... Read More

NAWG Applauds Senate Ag Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson who spoke on sever... Read More