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Honey Bee Colonies More Successful By Foraging on Non-Crop Fields

Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of sunflowers or canola, according t... Read More

(Audio) 375 Miles Of State Highways In Nebraska Still Closed

(click podcast tab to hear interview with Schneweis)       Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis reports 375 miles of state highways are still closed due to flooding.  More than 2,000 miles of state... Read More

(Audio) Nebraska Broadcasters Association donates $20,000 to American Red Cross to kick off Friday’s statewide “#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief”

(click on podcast page to hear  Jim Timm announce the fund-raiser during the governor's Wednesday media briefing)       The Nebraska Broadcasters Association has made a $20,000.00 donation to the local chapter of the Amer... Read More

(Audio)  Report Damage To County Assessor's Office

(click on podcasts to hear interview with assessor)       Cuming County Assessor Cherie Kreikemeier reminds property owners that they should visit or call her office to report any damage that's been caused by the flooding. ... Read More

Scoular Announces New Manufacturing Facility to Be Constructed in Seward, Nebraska

Scoular, an employee-owned company based in Omaha, Neb., that offers diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe, has announced that an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary... Read More

African Swine Fever Continues Global March: China ASF Outbreak Spreads to Vietnam, Raises Threat to Asia and Beyond

Outside of its origins on the African continent, African swine fever (ASF) continues its relentless march through parts of Asia and Europe, causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork production. Much of the world’s attention has been on Ch... Read More

Flooding Disrupting Midwest Rail Services

Flooding in the central-U.S. is halting rail traffic, including shipments and deliveries from agricultural facilities. Union Pacific noted the flooding has caused “significant damage” to the company’s rail network. Five routes of the Union P... Read More

Livestock Group Calls Beef Trade with Brazil Risky

Livestock groups warn any trade allowing Brazil to export beef to the U.S. would put the U.S. beef industry at risk. President Donald Trump and his counterpart from Brazil discussed trade issues Tuesday, including beef, sugar and ethanol. However, so... Read More

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year. But that's not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked u... Read More

Property Tax Moves Forward In Unicameral

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodity prices is headed to the full Nebraska Legislature for debate. Members of the Revenue Committee voted 6-1 to advance the measure. The bill by Sen. Steve ... Read More