Ag Department to estimate farmers' spring planting plans

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Agriculture Department plans to release its estimate of farmers' spring planting plans. The report expected to be released Tuesday comes as growers weigh grain prices, weat... Read More

Three Husker volleyball players set to transfer

Lincoln, Neb. – Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced on Tuesday that Alexa Ethridge, Maddie Haggerty and Kira Larson are leaving the Nebraska volleyball program. Each player has been given a full release to transfer. “We are very... Read More

Two Huskers honored by the Big Ten

Lincoln – Following a 4-1 week for the Nebraska baseball team, that included a sweep of the nationally-ranked Texas Longhorns, senior Kyle Kubat was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week and freshman Elijah Dilday was named Big Ten Co-Freshmen of the W... Read More

Judge gives tentative OK to deal in Tyson meatpacking case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of more than $730,000 in the class-action lawsuit brought against Tyson by workers at the company's meatpacking plant in Emporia. The deal ends a nearly eight-year... Read More

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas

BRUSSELS (AP) _ Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk. ``With quotas being lifted, we're really scared that produ... Read More

Monsanto Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Help Monarch Butterflies

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 31, 2015-- Monsanto Company announced today a $400,000 commitment to partner with and support the efforts of experts working to benefit monarch butterflies. This comes in addition to the company's earlier announcement ... Read More

USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    356    Beans - 906 Oakland    Corn -    351    Beans - 906 Tekamah    Corn -    351    Beans - 906 West Point    Corn -    356    Beans - 906 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Biodiesel Industry Seeks to Reverse Argentina Import Decision

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the EPA to stay its recent decision to streamline Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), pending public review and comment. In a petition ... Read More

CME Group Announces First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on ... Read More

Associated Press All State Girls Basketball Team

CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West, 5-10, Jr. Jaycee Bradley, Norfolk, 5-10, Sr. Jay Bridgeman, Omaha Westside, 6-1, Sr. Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast, 5-8, Sr. Kianna Ibis, Omaha ... Read More