New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established thr... Read More

Productivity & the environment focus of international conference

FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Debate over the sustainability of agriculture revolves, in part, around divergent beliefs about the implications of agricultural productivity growth for the environment. Yet understanding of how technological change and productivit... Read More

European Union Gives Power to Ban GM Crop Cultivation

BRUSSELS (AP) _ The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on Monday approved the rule that n... Read More

Forest Service 'Champion' Recognized for Corps Program Leadership

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps recently recognized a Forest Service employee as a 2015 "21CSC Champion of the Year" for her outstanding contributions in connecting people to the land. ... Read More

Stanton County Arrest And Sentencing Update

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 20 year old Woodland Park man on charges of Possession of Child Pornography. Michael Herlick was arrested over the weekend following an investigation into his alleged possession of naked images... Read More

Notice of Special Committee Meeting of Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 84-1411 R.R.S. Nebraska 1943, the following notice is being filed.   A Special Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM and March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the Cornhuske... Read More

EPA Likely to Receive Budget Cut

To no one's surprise, Republicans appear unlikely to grant the president's request for $8.59 billion to fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming fiscal year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified last week before the House Appropria... Read More

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2015) – When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This su... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks State's Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex couples filed a lawsuit last y... Read More

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Denounces Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Gov. Pete Ricketts is denouncing a federal judge's decision to strike down Nebraska's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The Republican governor said Monday that the issue should be left to Nebraskans... Read More

CPNRD Approves Project SENSE: New Nitrogen Management Program

(GRAND ISLAND, NE) On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors approved participation in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Project SENSE pilot program in the amount of $16,500/ year for three years.  The pi... Read More