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Student research could increase farm yields

Two North Platte Community College students are conducting research that could potentially improve productivity for farmers across the nation. Luke Christen, of Anselmo, and Patrick Haynes, of North Platte, have spent the fall picking field corn a... Read More

CASNR dean finalists to visit campus

Lincoln, Neb. — The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has selected three finalists in its search for dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The candidates will visit ... Read More

K-State Global Campus to offer Agricultural Law and Economics Course online 

MANHATTAN — A leading expert in the field of agricultural law and economics will teach a Kansas State University three credit hour online undergraduate course on the topic to interested students in the spring 2019 semester. Roger McEowen, ... Read More

HuskerChat: Callahan on Martinez: 'This is as good as you're gonna see' (NE vs. Bethune Cookman)

The first  victory, a seller freshman quarterback and the defense receives a few more Blackshirts.  The Nebraska football team won their first game of the 2018 season against Minnesota 53 - 28 on Saturday. The Husker’s 53 points are the most p... Read More

FFA builds Nebraska leaders

Nebraska agriculture takes to the national stage this week in Indianapolis and the NCTA Aggies will be there among an anticipated 63,000 participants. Three staff representing the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are among the throngs of ... Read More

Dr. Cowan to step down as cancer center director

Has accomplished numerous milestones over past two decades The man who helped spearhead the ascent of the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine into an international powerhouse for cancer care and research – Ken Cowan, M.D., ... Read More

Nebraska communities among 136 interested in hosting ERS & NIFA

Three Nebraska communities are interested in becoming the new homes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). In August, Perdue announced that most ERS and NIF... Read More

Online Grocery Sales to Quadruple

Over the next five years, online grocery sales are expected to more than quadruple between now and 2023. More web-based options will become available and more consumers are expected to give it a try. The prediction comes from a new forecast by mar... Read More


This month is the first part of a two-part special edition of “Chat with the Chancellor”.  Brandon Benitz and the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds, focus entirely on research across the University of Nebraska syste... Read More

Early freeze slows sugar beet harvest

The sugar beet harvest is moving slowly, after the snow on Oct. 14, followed by freezing temperatures in the single digits. Even with the weather delay, Jerry Darnell, Western Sugar vice president of agriculture for the South Region said the harve... Read More


City, State and federal officials announced that Antelope Creek, which runs for 11 miles through Lincoln, has been removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters list. Only 90 creeks in the nation have been removed fr... Read More

Eastern Wyoming College alumni invest $25,000 in ATEC

Eastern Wyoming College alumni David and Gina Briggs are investing $25,000 in EWC’s Agricultural Technology Education Center. Their investment will help construct a $7.9 million state-of-the-art facility offering new and enhanced courses in agrono... Read More


Brandon Benitz is once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Many of the UN-system schools work hard to recruit and retain "first-generation" Students, so we learn what exactly a “first-generat... Read More

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar scheme. Documents filed in federal court in Iowa show that T... Read More