Development of a Certification in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisors

March 2, 2015—The United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program have partnered to develop new training for a specialty c... Read More

Some Northeast Nebraska Counties Unsure On Same-Sex Licenses

Many same-sex couples in Northeast Nebraska are still in limbo as to whether they'll be able to get legally married starting next Monday. Yesterday  , Judge Joseph Bataillon made his decision to lift Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban, effective Ma... Read More

Deadline Extended for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced  that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to March 13, 2015. While CSP is a continuous sign-u... Read More

BCBS Continues To Confuse West Point Area Patients

In the story that seems to have no end, St. Francis Memorial Hospital officials and physicians were again in shock this week when BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska (BCBS) sent letters to area subscribers in error. This past January BCBS implied St.... Read More

USDA Withdraws Proposed GMO Regulation Rule

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is withdrawing its 2008 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations regarding the introduction (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically en... Read More

Fischer to Keynote Nebraska LEAD Banquet March 13

Lincoln, Neb., March 2, 2015 --  U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska will be the keynote speaker at the annual Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 13. Fischer’s address will provide insight on... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Aims to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

Manhattan, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive launched today to support our neighbors in need and reduce hunger in Kansas communities. Harvesters-The Community Food Bank in Topeka, Kan. hosted state leaders, including Governor Sam... Read More

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued For Flint Hills Burning Season

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that early March through the end of April is the time when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned, a practice that can impact air quality. ... Read More

Fatal Accident Possibly The Result of Slick Roads

// Wintery weather has created slick roads this morning in eastern Nebraska. A crash near 186th and State streets in Omaha just before 7 this morning left one person dead. Also several fire department units were reported in Waterloo this mo... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for March 2015

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for March 2015. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for March is 0.250 percent, unchanged from 0.250 percent in Febru... Read More

‘Celebrating Safe and Healthy Ag Workers’ -- National Ag Day, March 18

National Agriculture Day, March 18, spotlights American agriculture and serves as a reminder that agriculture is part of us all. The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers join producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and gov... Read More