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Livestock market operation suspends sales for summer

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say Nebraska Livestock Sales of Norfolk has suspended its summer schedule. Jim Barta owns the operation, and he said Monday that, ``due to the declining number of cat... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 5= Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.  ...... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1 Tuesday, May 5= Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.        ...... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

AMERICAN LEAGUE= Monday's Games= Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Oakland 7 Texas 2, Houston 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2 Tuesday's Games= N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay ... Read More

Property Tax Bill Called

Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature. Lawmakers gave first-round approval Monday to an exemption for personal business property. The bill would apply to farm equipment suc... Read More

Compromise Reached On Aid To Dependent Children Hike

Governor Ricketts and Senator Kathy Campbell last night agreed on a compromise to provide for an increase in the Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) benefit this session. This agreement comes in response to the Governor’s veto of LB89. “I am pleas... Read More

OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects. Backers of Measure 2-89, the Loca... Read More

UDSA Crop Progress Shows Corn Planting Racing Ahead

U.S. corn producers were busy in the week ended May 3, as 55% of the crop is now in the ground, compared to 19% last week and a five-year average of 38%, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. "Monday's report was bearish for corn due to t... Read More

USDA Announces Funding Under Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Organizations looking to tap into USDA funds under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program have until July 8 to apply for this year's round of $235 million for large-scale conservation projects. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Mo... Read More

Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was having a news conference Monday afternoon to outl... Read More

Committe on Agriculture Rejects Latest GMO Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose it... Read More