Medicaid Personal Allowance Bill Advances

A bill to increase allowances for blind, elderly and disabled Nebraska Medicaid recipients has cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers voted 29-12 to advance a measure by Sen. Patt... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 04, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    354    Beans - 924 Oakland    Corn -    349    Beans - 924 Tekamah    Corn -    349    Beans - 924 West Point    Corn -    354    Beans - 924 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

LBNRD and GAME AND PARKS TEAM UP TO UPGRADE LIBERTY COVE GRASSLAND

The Little Blue Natural Resources District (LBNRD) and the Nebraska Game and Parks (NGPC) have entered into agreement to enhance wildlife habitat at Liberty Cove southwest of Lawrence in Webster County, Nebraska. The WILD Nebraska, Wildlife Extension... Read More

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba — The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade ... Read More

McDonald's Changing Chicken

NEW YORK (AP) _ McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the chicken change will take pla... Read More

Free NRCS webinar on carbon cycle, soil health, March 10

Find out how cover crops and proper grazing management can improve the carbon cycle and soil health. Jay Fuhrer, nationally-known soil health expert and District Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bismarck, North... Read More

New Report Shows Food Hubs Emerging as Economic Force in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state’s local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmer... Read More

Be Aware Of Possible Scams Making The Rounds In West Point Area

Be wary of letting strangers into your home. Nikki White, with Cuming County Power tells the  840 KTIC newsroom that two of their employees have had people posing as door-to-door sales people try to talk their way into their homes. In both instan... Read More

Roundtable on sustainable American beef created; diverse participant list covers farm-to-fork

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (March 3, 2015) - A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the launch of the U.S. ... Read More

Soy Checkoff Recognizes Market Developer, Biodiesel Board

ST. LOUIS (March 3, 2015) – The United Soybean Board (USB) recently awarded two of its highest honors to a market developer and an organization that have been instrumental in developing major new opportunities for U.S. soybeans that have greatly im... Read More

Iowa State University Part of Land-Grant Impacts Website Launch

AMES, Iowa — A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land grant universities has been launched. “The Land-Grant Impacts website... Read More