USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the ... Read More

Associated Press All State Girls Basketball Team

CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West, 5-10, Jr. Jaycee Bradley, Norfolk, 5-10, Sr. Jay Bridgeman, Omaha Westside, 6-1, Sr. Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast, 5-8, Sr. Kianna Ibis, Omaha ... Read More

Slavin Delivers ARS 2015 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture at Experimental Biology

BOSTON, March 31, 2015—"Food is not a talisman: Reflections on the science and practice of nutrition," is the subject of Joanne L. Slavin's 2015 W.O.A. Memorial Lecture, which she delivers today at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston. Sla... Read More

Governor Ricketts Says Increasing Gas Tax Wrong Approach

Over the last 19 months I have logged tens of thousands of miles crisscrossing our great state and listening to the thoughts, ideas, and concerns of our citizens. Throughout my travels the number one issue I hear about from hardworking Nebraskans is ... Read More

Neb. Soybean Board bullish on biodiesel

LINCOLN, Neb. — Biodiesel is expected to remain an important driver of demand for soybeans in the future despite market uncertainties and declining production in 2014, according to leaders with the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). NSB Executive Direct... Read More

USDA Report Shows Higher Soybean, Lower Corn Acres Versus 2014

Farmers are projected to plant record acreage for soybeans this year, but USDA's Prospective Plantings report estimates planted soybean acres will come in at 84.64 million acres, slightly below pre-report averages. Planted corn acres are projected a... Read More

LB 106, introduced by Senator Dan Watermeier, adopts the Livestock Operation Siting and Expansion Act

LB 106: ·       Balances local control, orderly development and economic opportunities in rural Nebraska. ·       Provides predictability and certainty, uniformity, and clear parameters for livestock expansion. ·       E... Read More

MAIZALL Leaders Meet with U.S. Officials on Common Goals

Leaders from MAIZALL, the international alliance for maize, were in Washington last week for discussions with senior U.S. officials from the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding ongoing coo... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA Monday's Games= L.A. Lakers 113, Philadelphia 111, OT Boston 116, Charlotte 104 Atlanta 101, Milwaukee 88 Toronto 99, Houston 96 Memphis 97, Sacramento 83 Utah 104, Minnesota 84 Portland 109, Phoenix 86 Tuesday's Games= Atlanta at D... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Monday's Games= Tampa Bay 5, Montreal 3 Vancouver 4, St. Louis 1 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 1 Calgary 5, Dallas 3 Edmonton 4, Colorado 1 Buffalo 4, Arizona 1 Tuesday's Games= Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. New... Read More

Spring Training

SPRING TRAINING Monday's Games= Pittsburgh 18, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 6, Washington 2 Atlanta 4, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 6, tie, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 1 Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 3 Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 5 San Diego ... Read More