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Initial Reaction to the House passing of the Farm Bill

Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska. Four... Read More

NACD Statement on EPA's WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveiled rulemaking which includes a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule i... Read More

Troopers Uninjured After Cruiser Struck By Car

Scottsbluff, Neb. -- Two troopers were uninjured late Tuesday evening after the marked Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) cruiser they were driving was struck by another vehicle at an intersection in Scottsbluff. The crash occurred at approximately 10:15 p... Read More

Jerome Powell Is Not the Bad Guy

One of the maxims often heard in economics, agriculture, and politics is that those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it. At first glance, this is a pessimistic view of human behavior. However, I believe that in some part it is a refl... Read More

Mayor blocks effort to fire Fremont city administrators

Fremont, Neb. -- The mayor of Fremont has blocked an effort to fire two top city employees, arguing it violates Nebraska state law and city codes. The Fremont Tribune reports that City Council member Susan Jacobus submitted a resolution to termina... Read More

DDGS, Grains Sales Top $400 Million At 2018 Export Exchange

The grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (D... Read More

Farmers' protest blocks traffic on major artery into Warsaw

Protesting Polish farmers wearing yellow vests blocked a major highway into Warsaw for several hours on Wednesday to demand government action on several grievances. Dozens of farmers in vests similar to those worn by French protesters in recent we... Read More

The Wendy's Company Announces Major Advancement in Beef Sourcing

The Wendy's Company announced an industry-leading step that will allow the company to better understand and communicate how cattle for Wendy's fresh beef* hamburgers are raised, facilitating advancements in areas such as animal care, antibiotics and ... Read More

USDA Announces Plenary Speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces plenary speakers for the 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), to be held Feb. 21–22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. The 2019 forum ... Read More

(Audio) Sutton downs both girls and boys at BDS

DAVENPORT - Tuesday night fans got to witness a yo yo match up in high school basketball when the Sutton Fillies galloped into BDS Eagle territory. A game that was very similar on both sides of the ball saw several lead changes with the final result... Read More

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. The vote was 87-13. The H... Read More

(Audio) Timberwolves maul Friend

Listen to the girls game here. Listen to the boys game here.  EXETER- It was a sweep for the Exeter-Milligan basketball teams on Tuesday night over the Friend Bulldogs BOYS The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves won 65-37 against their vintage riv... Read More

Pete Ricketts to serve on an advisory committee for trade policy and negotiations

Lincoln, Neb. --  President Donald Trump has appointed Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts to serve on an advisory committee for trade policy and negotiations. Ricketts announced the appointment Tuesday night and praised the president for pushing for ``b... Read More

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some d... Read More