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USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. These funds wi... Read More

Report “Orphaned Containers” from Flood to 1-877-253-2603

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to identify, report and remove containers of potentially hazardous materials that were displaced by the March 2019 floods. Those who find t... Read More

USDA Launches Ace the Waste! Food Waste Contest for Students

 Food waste is a problem everyone can tackle, including our nation’s youth. As part of Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is launching Ace the Waste! A student competition for food waste reduction ide... Read More

Animal rights groups sue Iowa over its latest ag-gag law

Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a s... Read More

Illinois honors former state, US Secretary of Agriculture

Illinois is honoring a former state agriculture department director who also led the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Ronald Reagan. State officials on Monday unveiled a new plaque honoring John Block. It's located inside the Agricul... Read More

Kids These Days

Kids today sometimes get the raw end of society. From time to time, I’ll read an article focusing on what’s wrong with them or overhear a conversation over coffee focusing on the problems with kids today. Don’t be fooled — there’s still ... Read More

African Swine Fever Risk Calls for Action

With The global African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or another foreign animal disease (FAD), means that... Read More

African Swine Fever: Conquering Asia, Moving in South Africa, Smoldering in EU

With the official report coming late last week that the island province of Hainan was positive for African swine fever (ASF), China is now essentially ASF-positive in its entirety. In the west, Xinjiang was found to be positive in early April, follow... Read More

Nebraska & Kansas Milk Production

Nebraska:  Milk production in Nebraska during the January-March 2019 quarter totaled 357 million pounds, down 2 percent from the January-March quarter last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number o... Read More

Culver’s #Farming Fridays on Social Media Returns

Back for its fourth consecutive year,  Culver’s #FarmingFridays return April 26, 2019. Created in 2016, the social media series profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about agricultural. The influencers will share... Read More

Storm Chasers lose third straight in loss to Baby Cakes

Baby Cakes batters bashed three home runs, including a solo shot from J.T. Riddle as part of a six-run fourth inning, while Omaha first baseman Cheslor Cuthbert upped his hit streak to 13 games and Storm Chasers center fielder Bubba Starling... Read More

Briar Cliff Baseball wins at Grand View

Briar Cliff baseball traveled to Des Moines Monday afternoon for a game against Grand View and came home victorious for the first time since April 5, picking up an 11-9 non-conference win over the Vikings. The Chargers trailed the majority of the ... Read More

Northeast Baseball goes 1-1 against Southeastern

NORFOLK, Neb. – Southpaw Andrew Shaw (Dillon, Colo.) kept No. 8 Southeastern Community College in check for seven innings on Monday, propelling Northeast Community College to a 7-0 ICCAC victory at Veterans Memorial Field in Norfolk, Neb. The H... Read More

Box of Corn falls off Truck near Hefty Seed

A box of corn reportedly fell on the roadway near Hefty Seed on Highway 275 near West Point late Monday afternoon. According to scanner traffic, the box reportedly fell off a truck around 4:20 p.m. Hefty was able to put the box back on the truc... Read More