Roberts names US Senate Agriculture Committee Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas has named senior staff for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. Roberts is the committee chairman and named Julian Baer, formerly ... Read More

New theme for Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair has unveiled their theme for this year. It's "Fun is in the Fair". Marketing Director Shaun Schleif this year's theme "highlights the family focused fun that is the primary ingredient in every state fair." He adds that with "l... Read More

Olive Township's 'Naked Farmer' grateful for recovery

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Tim Vander Zwaag confidently walks through his house without assistance and has a firm handshake with a wide smile. And he laughs, even at his nickname _ The Naked Farmer. ``It's a very unique story,'' he told The H... Read More

USDA Creates More Bird Habitat Opportunities on Irrigated Farmland

WASHINGTON, Jan 26, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland... Read More

ASA Announces Regional Winners of 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 26, 2015) –The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Steve Berger, Wellman, Iowa (Midwest Region); Mike Starkey, Brownsburg, Ind. (Northeast Region); and Jimmy Thomas, Timberlake, N.C. (South Region), as the regi... Read More

Cattlemen Urge Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON (January 26, 2014) - As trade negotiators meet again this week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, legislation that gives the President authority to negotiate trade agreements with a... Read More

Fremont Shooting Victim Identified As Kevin Kennebeck

Police say the 19 year old Fremont man who was shot and killed Sunday morning was Kevin Michael Kennebeck. He was pronounced dead at Fremont Health Medical Center on Sunday morning. His roommate, 18-year-old Andrew R. Marty, has been charged i... Read More

Cigar Bars Prefer Smoky Settings

Cigar aficionados are calling on Nebraska lawmakers to exclude cigar bars from the state's smoking ban. Advocates argued in a legislative hearing Monday that a recent court ruling robbed cigar shops of the exception they deserve. The statewide... Read More

Iowa Governor Hospitalized Overnight

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be hospitalized overnight after he fell ill at an event. Branstad had been admitted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and is being observed for flu-like symptoms. The governor was taken by ambulance to the hospital af... Read More

Bomgaars To Take Over ALCO Location In West Point

Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states. Four stores are in Nebraska where Bomgaars will relocate their existing sto... Read More

Free Webinars Help Growers Make Farm Bill Decisions

Three hour-long webinars this week, sponsored by Illinois Corn, will detail the three decisions farmers face when it comes to commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill: Keep or update yields? Retain or reallocate base acres? Which program to choose to... Read More