Garrett Shadbolt wins Round 1 of Cheyenne Frontier Days

Garrett Shadbolt wins Round 1 of Cheyenne Frontier Days

Merriman, Nebraska's Garrett Shadbolt won the bareback riding in the first performance of the rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Shadbolt bested his opponents with an 85.5 point ride on United Pro Rodeo’s Big Apple. Shadbolt's success on Saturday has propelled him to the semifinals, which will take place July 26th…
Study: Bacon safe to eat for people with red meat allergy from tick bite

Study: Bacon safe to eat for people with red meat allergy from tick bite

New research shows "special" bacon might be safe to eat for people who obtain a red meat allergy from a lone star tick bite. The surprising source for the loophole around the allergy: genetically modified pigs. Known as "Gal-Safe" pigs, these animals were created for organ transplant research. The name…
A Tale of Two Years

A Tale of Two Years

Nebraska’s last two growing seasons have been plagued with drought. This year the drought has receded, and the state’s crop producers have seen marked improvement in growing conditions. Pasture conditions are also better than average for this time of year. The improvement of the past year can be seen in…
KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

National Data breakdown from Water Street Advisors Corn Silking 61%; 41% last week; 56% on averageCorn Dough 17%; 8% last week; 11% on averageCorn Condition 67% G/E; 68% G/E last week, 57% last yearSoybeans Blooming 65%; 51% last week; 60% on averageSoybeans Setting Pods 29%; 18% last week; 24% on…
UNL leadership webinar focuses on rural Nebraska communities

UNL leadership webinar focuses on rural Nebraska communities

A three-part webinar series facilitated by University of Nebraska-Lincoln educators has been created to address the need for leadership resources in rural Nebraska.  Tyler Quick, one of the coordinators for the Lead and Succeed Lunchbox Series, shares how a brainstorm session the previous year turned into a program for “discussions [that]…