New theme for Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair has unveiled their theme for this year. It's "Fun is in the Fair". Marketing Director Shaun Schleif this year's theme "highlights the family focused fun that is the primary ing... Read More

Cattlemen Urge Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2014) - As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with a... Read More

Fremont Shooting Victim Identified As Kevin Kennebeck

Police say the 19 year old Fremont man who was shot and killed Sunday morning was Kevin Michael Kennebeck. He was pronounced dead at Fremont Health Medical Center on Sunday morning. His roommate, 18-year-old Andrew R. Marty, has been charged i... Read More

Cigar Bars Prefer Smoky Settings

Cigar aficionados are calling on Nebraska lawmakers to exclude cigar bars from the state's smoking ban. Advocates argued in a legislative hearing Monday that a recent court ruling robbed cigar shops of the exception they deserve. The statewide... Read More

Iowa Governor Hospitalized Overnight

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be hospitalized overnight after he fell ill at an event. Branstad had been admitted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and is being observed for flu-like symptoms. The governor was taken by ambulance to the hospital af... Read More

Bomgaars To Take Over ALCO Location In West Point

Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states. Four stores are in Nebraska where Bomgaars will relocate their existing sto... Read More

Free Webinars Help Growers Make Farm Bill Decisions

Three hour-long webinars this week, sponsored by Illinois Corn, will detail the three decisions farmers face when it comes to commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Keep or update yields? Retain or reallocate base acres? Which program to choose to... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers ‘All In’ On TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2015 – With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council today threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will ... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY JAN 26, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    353    Beans - 911 Oakland    Corn -    348    Beans - 911 Tekamah    Corn -    348    Beans - 911 West Point    Corn -    348    Beans - 911 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it need... Read More

USDA Seeks Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue ... Read More