Lincoln Co Emergency Mngt seeks storm damage information

Lincoln Co Emergency Mngt seeks storm damage information

Region 51 Emergency Management, which includes Lincoln County, is asking the public to report any damage to their home or business from last night's storm. It can be submitted to https://report-ne-lincoln.orioncentral.com/ . Deputy Director Joanna Le Moine says they will be conducting a damage survey with the National Weather Service today. A…
Weekend Reads: Slaughterhouse ban and replanting from recent tornado damage

Weekend Reads: Slaughterhouse ban and replanting from recent tornado damage

Stories making agriculture news headlines this week include a potential slaughterhouse ban in Colorado and dropping groundwater levels in Nebraska. Here are some of this week's top agriculture news stories. NEWS: Nebraska’s worst groundwater level decline found in Butler County last year The worst groundwater level decline in Nebraska last…
Agriculture’s Shining Star . . .Cattle

Agriculture’s Shining Star . . .Cattle

Record feeder cattle prices are the shining star for Nebraska agriculture this year. According to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, the price for 500-600 lb. steers in early June was just above $352.16 per cwt., well above the $300.00 received last year at this time. Prices this year have shattered…
New ballot measure proposes to ban slaughterhouses in Denver

New ballot measure proposes to ban slaughterhouses in Denver

A new ballot measure would ban slaughterhouses in the city and county of Denver.  Pro-Animal Future is a political group that has introduced the measure. The group is opposed to the harvesting of animals and argues that the slaughterhouse odors are a “nuisance” to nearby neighborhoods.  “There’s multiple signs from the proponents…
K-State brings over 100 students to Manhattan for livestock judging camps

K-State brings over 100 students to Manhattan for livestock judging camps

Kansas State University welcomed over 100 high school students to campus for their two annual livestock judging camps.   Students came from over 20 states to learn from the livestock judging team and coaching staff in Manhattan and improve their oral reasons skills on June 3-5 and June 10-12.  …
New program connects Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers

New program connects Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers

A new program has launched to help connect Nebraska pasture owners with livestock producers. The Nebraska Grazing Exchange, created by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR), works by having land owners fill out information about what pasture land they have available and then it's added to an interactive map…