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LINCOLN, NE. – The 13th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference scheduled for November 9-10, 2020, has been postponed due to COVID-19 based restrictions and health risks. The Planning Committee... Read More

Health Alerts issued for lakes at Maple Creek, Iron Horse Trail, Kirkman’s Cove and Bluestem

Lincoln, Neb. -- The state has issued health alerts for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Lancaster County, Iron Horse Trail Lake (Wildlife Management Area) in Pawnee County, Kirk... Read More

Atrazine decision provides certainty to farmers

MANHATTAN, Kan. — EPA announced the interim decision for atrazine, marking the end of the registration review process and clearing the way for continued use of a key herbicide for Kansas farmers. The Kansas Corn Growers Association (KCGA) is a foun... Read More

Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska prison inmate has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Omaha World-Herald reports that State Corrections Director Scott Frakes didn't identify the inmate but said he was in his 50s and had several underly... Read More

Local Democrats Pleased with Area Support for Biden

Democratic Party members say they were pleased with the turnout of area residents as they passed out Biden-Harris yard signs and related material in Scottsbluff over the weekend. State Party Chair Jane Kleeb joined the Scotts Bluff Democrats for t... Read More

Police identify victim found in burned car

Plattsmouth, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have identified the Nebraska man whose body was found inside a burning car earlier this week. KETV-TV reports that the Cass County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the victim as 39-year-old Jesse A. Pratt ... Read More

Weekend Ag News Recap | Sept. 20, 2020

As the last full week of summer comes to an end, rest assured the Rural Radio Network will get you up-to-speed in agriculture news before fall officially begins. From stock show cancellations to stock show countdowns, keep scrolling to catch up! Hea... Read More

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The federal government says it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they've experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Departm... Read More

Dawgs pummel Mount Marty, Goines picks up first CUNE win

YANKTON, S.D. – In one single day on Saturday (Sept. 19), the Concordia University Women’s Soccer team put up more than half the number of goals it scored the entire 2019 season. Eight different Bulldogs found the back of the net in the 12-0 rou... Read More

USDA announces contracts for round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Washington, D.C. Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a... Read More

Rain helps, but drought conditions persist in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Recent rain has helped ease drought conditions in Nebraska, but not by much. Some areas of northeast Nebraska saw more than 2 inches of rain last week, and other areas got more than an inch. The Lincoln Journal Star, citing th... Read More