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NCTA and Mississippi State announce poultry partnership

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Leaders from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Mississippi State University signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday  designed to train workforce entrants for the midwestern state’s burgeoning poultry industr... Read More

(Audio & Video) Rural Radio Forum: Nebraska's Property Tax

The February 6th Rural Radio Forum focused on Nebraska property taxes, particularly with agricultural land. The forum featured interviews with each of the three major proposals in the Legislature that address the property tax issue. Senator ... Read More

Parents salute two from NCTA

CURTIS, Neb. – Parents appreciating college faculty and staff for their work with students is a tradition at the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis. Two individuals were honored recently with the Uni... Read More

Rural Mainstreet Index Declines

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index declined slightly in January from December's weak reading, remaining below growth neutral. However, organizers say the monthly survey of rural bank CEO's in the Midwest is significantly higher than the ... Read More

Special program at 3:00pm TODAY on Property Taxes

  Join us at 3:00pm today for a special hour-long program on Property Taxes.   Hosted by Scott Foster, the program will include interviews with senators of the three main property tax proposals in the Legislature.   Foster will also discu... Read More


Camille Anderson of Lexington, and Alyssa Smith of Hastings, represented Nebraska at the National Make It With Wool competition held in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry Association Convention, February 1-3, in San Antonio, TX, according t... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Announces the Hiring of Three New Regional Managers

LINCOLN, NEB. – Leann Robitaille of Omaha, Neb., Nick Haack of Upland, Neb., and Heidi Pieper of Farnam, Neb., have accepted regional manager positions within the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Rob Robertson, Nebraska Farm Bureau chief administrator said Fe... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Spring 2018 semester. This week, he's joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNK has recently been awarded with a couple of... Read More

Rural Radio Forum to spotlight property taxes

No issue is as hotly and continually debated in Nebraska as the property tax. As costs of production rise and crop and stock prices fluctuate, Nebraska's family farm businesses watch their tax assessments constantly climb. Financial soundness and the... Read More

U.S. rejects proposals to unblock NAFTA, but will stay in talks

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade chief on Monday dismissed Canadian proposals for unblocking NAFTA modernization talks but pledged to stay at the table, easing concerns about a potentially imminent U.S. withdrawal from the t... Read More

Cattlemen brave the cold to celebrate

                                                                      Mullen –   New Year’s Eve the Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA) held their annual ‘Winter Ball’ at the new Ho... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Spring 2018 semester. This week, he's joined by a special guest, the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds. We talked about an e-mail h... Read More

Americans to Eat 1.35 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

The annual Chicken Wing Report by the National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will consume 1.35 billion wings during Super Bowl weekend, an all-time high. The report released Thursday says the number of wings that will be consumed during... Read More

Growers hear good news at Western Sugar Cooperative Board meeting

Sugar beet growers have had a rocky start in 2018, but things are beginning to look better after the latest Western Sugar Cooperative Board meeting. Kendall Busch, President of the Nebraska Sugarbeet Growers Association, says the board agreed to m... Read More