Western Corn Belt still reeling from the drought

Drought may have eased over much of the Corn Belt, but in areas along the western edge of the region, the drought’s impacts still linger. According to the latest Drought Monitor report, just 15 per... Read More

USDA Announces Funding to Encourage Healthy Eating Choices

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily aff... Read More

Stalk and Crown Rot Diseases Likely in Many Fields

Much of the 2014 Nebraska corn crop has experienced repeated and prolonged stress and wounding. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing.  In particular, stalk rot diseases are beginning to dev... Read More

Abdullah earns big ten honor again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is the offensive player of the week in the Big Ten for the third time in five weeks. Abdullah, who leads the nation in rushing yards and is second in yards per game, ran for 208 yards and a care... Read More

Sen. John Nelson sworn-in as next Lt. Gov.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has named state Sen. John Nelson of Omaha as his new lieutenant governor. Nelson was sworn into office Monday at the Capitol. He replaces Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who resigned earlier this month after a judge approved... Read More

NCTA Students Dig in for

Curtis – A Hills oak, water birch and sycamore are putting down roots in Curtis. College horticulture students grabbed their shovels Thursday as part of “ReTree Week” in Nebraska and planted three trees on campus at the Nebraska College o... Read More

Food Animal Production Faces Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016.  There will also be new regulations regarding how veterinarians will author... Read More

Can you effectively graze calves or yearlings on cornstalks?

Grazing cows on corn stalks is a long-standing, common practice to reduce feed costs. Grazing calves or yearlings on corn stalks is much less commonly done, but does represent an opportunity to produce inexpensive gains. Corn stalks are often thou... Read More

Anti-Pipeline Concert Draws Crowd To Northeast Nebraska

Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Lincoln Journal Star reports politicians and activists spoke ... Read More

Knife Attack At Cornhusker Tailgate Party

Lincoln police are investigating a knife attack at a football tailgate after the Nebraska Cornhuskers game over the weekend. A 28-year-old man was slashed on Saturday at a tailgate behind the Lincoln Journal Star production building. Police Capt. ... Read More

NFL Scores

NFL Thursday's Game= N.Y. Giants 45, Washington 14 Sunday's Games= Green Bay 38, Chicago 17 Houston 23, Buffalo 17 Indianapolis 41, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 38, Carolina 10 Detroit 24, N.Y. Jets 17 Tampa Bay 27, Pittsburgh 24 Miami 38, Oa... Read More