Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan progra... Read More

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office. Hortic... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 353 Beans - 956 Oakland Corn - 348 Beans - 956 Tekamah Corn - 348 Beans - 956 West Point Corn - 353 Beans - 956 East Grain Hub Corn - 356 Beans - 961 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 350 Beans - 956 Howells ... Read More

Farm to School Act of 2015, Connecting Students to Local Food and Farms, Introduced in Congress

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 – Today, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representati... Read More

Semi Incident Delays Traffic In West Point

A semi truck ran off the side of the road at Highway 275 and 32 just after one o'clock this afternoon. The truck came to a stop in  front of the Dollar General Store in West Point just shy of hitting a pole. It's not known why the truck came ... Read More

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resitance to Wheat Disease

Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26, 2015 -- A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle Ea... Read More

Monsanto Now Accepting Nominations for 2015

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 26, 2015) – They are the heart of the family and the backbone of their farm operation. They are farm moms, and they nourish, nurse and care for everything and everyone in their families, on their farms and in their communities. To o... Read More

Another Nebraska Court Grants Injunction Against KXL PIPELINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV5SLXnccr8 YORK, Neb. – Moments ago a second District Court Judge, Hon. Mary C. Gilbride, issued a Temporary Injunction in another landowner lawsuit against TransCanada. The Order halts condemnation cases along t... Read More

Deal Reached in Brazil Truckers Strike; Trucks Still Blocked

Brazilian truckers' representatives and the government reached an agreement late Wednesday to bring an end to the road blockades that have delayed soy deliveries to port and hindered harvest efforts over the last eight days. But reports from the hig... Read More

Livestock zoning bill controversy

LINCOLN, Neb. — One size doesn’t always fit all, according to some opponents of a livestock zoning bill. LB 106, introduced by Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, would create the Livestock Operation Siting and Expansion Act. The bill would al... Read More

Alliance Announces National Geographic’s Dennis Dimick as Summit Speaker

February 25, 2015 – Dennis Dimick, executive editor at National Geographic magazine, will address attendees at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual Stakeholders Summit, to be held May 6-7, 2015 in Kansas City, MO.  Early registration is now ... Read More