Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inve... Read More

McPherson Rejects Calls To Step Down

A Nebraska education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 6-2 on Wednesday for member Pat McPh... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More

EPA Allows Argentine Biodiesel to Enter U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the United States, and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard provided a third ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Voices Support for LB 85, Encourage Amended Fee Structure

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today testified in support of LB 85, a bill regarding fees for the Nebraska Brand Committee, sponsored by Sen. Al Davis of Legislative District 43. In addition to voicing support for the bill, NC encouraged the Neb... Read More

Smith Stands for Nebraska Agriculture at Trade Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) participated today in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the U.S. trade policy agenda.  In the hearing, Smith raised concerns to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about workforce d... Read More

ASA to EPA: Where Are Your Renewable Fuel Priorities?

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2015) – The farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced their exasperation, confusion and anger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following an announcement that the EPA will ... Read More

Saunders County Livestock Association Summary

About 550 people attended the Saunders County Livestock Association banquet Tuesday night. It was held at the Starlite Ballroom near Wahoo. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spoke following dinner, touching on two familiar themes: The negative effec... Read More

Wisner-Pilger Defeats Clarkson-Leigh In Basketball

Wisner-Pilger's boys and girls defeated Clarkson-Leigh in  basketball action Tuesday night in games heard on 107.9 the Bull. Click on sports/podcast above to hear Tom McMahon's interviews with the coaches....... Read More

Some Activists Oppose Ag Director's Reappointment

Animal welfare advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to oppose the governor's reappointment of the state agriculture director. Testifiers accused the department Tuesday of failing to enforce punishments against commercial breeders who mistreat dog... Read More

St. Francis CEO Briggs Will Retire In May

Ronald O. Briggs, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of St. Francis Memorial Hospital since 1995, announced his retirement effective May 1. Briggs is wrapping up a 44 year career in healthcare. He began as a respiratory therapist before entering health a... Read More