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NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Resources for Dairy Employers, Veterinarians

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation’s coronavirus webpage has added new information for farm employers and employees, as well as guidance for veterinarians, to help the dairy community keep up with evolving government and ma... Read More

Tyson Suspends Operations at Columbus Junction, IA, Pork Plant

Tyson Foods, Inc., announced Tuesday they would be suspending operations at their Columbus Junction, IA, pork plant this week due to more than two dozen cases of COVID-19 involving team members at the facility. They say their meat and poultry plants ... Read More

Rural Radio Network to host

The Rural Radio Network will be hosting and airing a webinar to help cattle producers understand the challenges and opportunities following the coronavirus pandemic. Beef industry experts will be part of a panel discussion, with the goal of assist... Read More

Kansas CRP Participants Encouraged To Postpone Burns

In response to the coronavirus pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture are recommending landowners and managers voluntarily reduce the number ... Read More

Dawson PPD temporarily suspends electrical disconnections for nonpayment

(April 6, 2020) Lexington, Neb. – Dawson Public Power District will temporarily suspend electrical disconnections for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “COVID-19 has changed life as we knew it,” said Dawson PPD Consumer Accounts... Read More

Farmer Input Sought for 2020 National Cover Crop Survey

Many have seen past results from previous national farmer cover crop surveys funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). The American Seed ... Read More

April NPPD Board meeting will be aired by electronic means

  Columbus, Neb. – The April meeting of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors will be conducted by electronic means this month due to the emergency conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic..   The virtual monthly ... Read More

COVID-19 Shows Farm Labor System is Broken

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed major flaws in the American farm labor system. Politico says that’s upping the pressure on the federal government to make migrant labor much more accessible to farmers. It also highlights a lack of health and sa... Read More

New tool allows Black Hills Energy to investigate suspected natural gas leaks from a safer social distance

                                                                                                                         Lincoln, Neb. – April 3, 2020 –For local energy company Black H... Read More

CoBank Issues Report on COVID-19 Impact on Ag, Economy

CoBank says the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the U.S. economy to a “screeching halt.” A quarterly report from the CoBank Knowledge Division has underscored the critically important nature of agriculture, as well as other industries essential to ... Read More

First Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Several Counties

Statewide case total is 367 LINCOLN – First cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in the following counties: Custer - Johnson - ... Read More

Testing Underway for YRTC-Kearney Youth and Staff

Nebraska National Guard and Two Rivers Health Department Facilitate   LINCOLN – On Sunday, DHHS’ Epidemiology and YRTC-Kearney staff along with Two Rivers Health Department and the Nebraska National Guard, setup on-site testing for al... Read More

(Audio) Danielson Named Hastings Boys Head Coach

Cozad-After four seasons, Cozad head boys basketball coach Drew Danielson is headed east. Danielson has accepted the head coaching job at Hastings high school.  Click here to listen to interview. The native of York went 55-42 in his four seasons coa... Read More

Central District Health Department reports COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases total 56

Central District Health Department (CDHD) reports a total of 56 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Central District as of 5 p.m., a significant increase from the prior day’s total. This does not include the number of cases being diagnosed by healt... Read More