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... 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

ASA Ratchets Up Pressure on Unions, Ports to Resolve West Coast Slowdown

ST. LOUIS (January 28, 2015) – The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with more than 90 fellow farm and food organizations, called on representatives on both sides of the labor dispute impacting operations at five west coast po... Read More

US Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species act. courtesy of Senator Jerry Moran Moran's am... Read More

Optimism Prevails at 20th Anniversary Meeting of Bison Association

DENVER, CO (January 28, 2015) - Optimistic attitudes among bison producers attending the National Bison Association's 20th Anniversary conference and strong prices paid at the annual bison auction held at the National Western Stock Show here last w... Read More

Creighton breaks losing streak

OMAHA, Neb. -- Toby Hegner and James Milliken combined for 38 points off the bench as Creighton snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 77-74 win over St. John's on Wednesday night. Creighton improved to 10-12 (1-8 BIG EAST), while St. John's dro... Read More