Rural Poll: Self-Employment Becoming More Common In Rural Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 29, 2015 -- Many rural Nebraska households utilize self-employment and multiple job-holding to piece together their incomes, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. The 19th annual ... Read More

114th Congress Will Include a Large, Bipartisan Dairy Farmer Caucus

ARLINGTON, VA – The new 114th Congress will feature a large and active group of House members looking out for the interests of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. A bipartisan group of legislators is reestablishin... Read More

Gov. Ricketts praises NRDs as “envy of the Nation” during state conference

Governor Pete Ricketts praised Nebraska’s natural resources districts (NRDs) for their work to protect the state’s natural resources during a speech at the at the Nebraska association of resources Districts (NARD) annual legislative conference in... Read More

Governor Ricketts Stands by Ibach Reappointment

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he stands by his decision to reappoint the state's agriculture director despite protests from animal welfare groups that want him removed. Ricketts said Thursday that he thinks Department of Agriculture director Greg... Read More

Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas. MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interacti... Read More

In Depth Farm Bill Meeting

Farmers are faced with some of the most important decisions of their working lives under the 2014 Farm Bill. To help them make informed decisions, K-State Research and Extension is teaming with several sponsors to bring 15 educational meetings to Kan... Read More

Chief Justice Says More Rural Attorneys Needed

Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican says the state has a growing need for rural attorneys and for language interpreters to serve the courts. Heavican told lawmakers Thursday that a shortage of lawyers in rural areas has contribut... Read More

No Explosives Needed On Platte After All

A Platte River ice jam near Omaha has broken up on its own, so officials have canceled plans to attack it with dynamite. The 11/2-mile-long jam had backed up river water in western Douglas County, just west of Omaha, and parts of Saunders County, ... Read More

FFA members return from educational, cultural experience in South Africa

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, January 29, 2015/National FFA Organization) –FFA members recently returned from a 14-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Members participated in the 2015 International Leadership Seminar for State Off... Read More

Nebraska's Sasse to lead US Senate agriculture subcommittee

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security. A news release Wednesday announcing the appointment says the subcommi... Read More