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New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2019 – New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three t... Read More

CVA Sells Part of West Point Feed & Grain Facilities to Prinz Grain

Central Valley Ag has agreed to sell portion of their grain and feed production assets in West Point that are no longer being used by the cooperative. CVA decided to discontinue grain operations and feed production in West Point post-harvest last yea... Read More

Flooding brings the American Red Cross to Lexington

Following torrential rainfall earlier in the week Lexington and other central Nebraska towns quickly flooded. Families were displaced and left with few options for lodging and immediate assistance. The American Red Cross came set up a shelter inside ... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: UNL farm real estate market survey results for the Panhandle

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey Results released by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln revealed that Nebraska Panhandle agricultural land declined in value for the reporting year ending Feb. 1. The average farmland value in the Panhandle r... Read More

United Way of the Kearney Area Establishes Disaster Recovery Fund

KEARNEY, NE – United Way of the Kearney Area (UWKA) has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund to help those who have suffered any kind of loss following the devastating flooding. Our partner agencies are also taking action by helping those in need. If... Read More

Jack Whittier receives fellow award for extension from American Society of Animal Science

 Dr. Jack Whittier is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award for Extension, presented to him during the opening ceremony of the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.       Whittier, a 36-year m... Read More

(Video) Flooding in Kearney, Nebraska - July 9, 2019

Following storms, portions of Central Nebraska are encountering significant flooding impacting several roadways, including the Interstate. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is advising motorists this flooding event is rapidly evolvi... Read More

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close in Fremont

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Fremont Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Dodge County at 6 p.m. on Thursday... Read More


Brandon Benitz hosts a special “Chat with the Chancellor” segment this week.  For the final time, he's joined by Dr. Hank Bounds, the outgoing President of the University of Nebraska system. We chat about the appointment of a 23-member Presid... Read More

Investing in an Aggie internship

CURTIS, Neb. - A summer internship can be an important part of a college student’s education. Faculty supervising student internships report that the job experience provides many benefits. By applying skills in a real-life setting, students deve... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2019 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we talk about the 23-membe... Read More