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Ricketts approves Nebraska bill to allow packer-owned hogs

LINCOLN, Neb.  The nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers will end under a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed... Read More

Putting the Data Together

A vision is out there for all this data that farmers are collecting: You spend a day doing a lot of work, and when you have a moment, you open a screen — on your computer, smartphone or tablet — to see all the information collected from your work... Read More

(AUDIO) USDA Offers Help for Blizzard Stricken Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers with livestock losses from last week's blizzard are eligible for assistance from USDA's Livestock Indemnity Program. We visited with Deputy Director of the Farm Service Agency in Nebraska, Erin Clason this week about who is el... Read More

Proposal To Double Tax On Tobacco In Nebraska

Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers. A legislative committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill by Sen. Mike Gloor that ... Read More

(Audio) Gov Ricketts Talks About Taxes And Medicaid

Governor Pete Ricketts called the KTIC newsroom Thursday to talk about his property tax proposals, expanded Medicaid and his proposed transportation infrastructure bank. Click on news/podcasts above to hear his interview....... Read More

USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26, 2016. This will be one of the m... Read More

Top 25 College Basketball

Thursday's Games Indiana 85 ( 4) Iowa 78 California 83 (11) Oregon 63 Friday's Games No. 17 Arizona vs. UCLA, 9 p.m. No. 19 Dayton at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. No. 23 Southern Cal at Arizona State, 8 p.m. TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursd... Read More

NHL

NHL Thursday's Games Columbus 4, Anaheim 3, SO Calgary 6, San Jose 5, SO N.Y. Islanders 5, Los Angeles 2 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 1 Colorado 4, Ottawa 3 Washington 4, Minnesota 3 Boston 6, Winnipeg 2 Dallas 4, Chicago 2 Edmonton 5, Toronto 2... Read More

NBA

NBA Thursday's Games Oklahoma City 121, New Orleans 95 Milwaukee 99, Washington 92 Friday's Games No games scheduled...... Read More

NCBA Continues to Express Concerns with Market Volatility

After hearing concerns from membership nationwide, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has instituted a working group with the CME Group to address volatility in the cattle markets. Working together as an industry is the best way to resolve t... Read More