First Cases of Omicron Variant Confirmed in Nebraska

First Cases of Omicron Variant Confirmed in Nebraska

State and local health officials have confirmed six cases of the omicron variant in southeastern Nebraska. In a news release issued Friday, they say the state's first case likely stemmed from one of the six who recently traveled to Nigeria and returned on Nov. 23. Officials say that person became…
Joseph Returning To Lincoln

Joseph Returning To Lincoln

Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost announced Friday Mickey Joseph will join the Husker coaching staff as Wide Receivers Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Associate Head Coach. The hiring is pending the completion of a University of Nebraska background check.A former Husker quarterback, Joseph joins Nebraska after five seasons as the wide receivers coach at LSU, and he…
ACE Testimony Encourages EPA Get the RFS Back on Track

ACE Testimony Encourages EPA Get the RFS Back on Track

Sioux Falls, SD – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty testified today during a virtual public hearing on the Proposed Extension of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Compliance Deadlines the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in November. Lamberty’s testimony pointed out that if EPA would have finalized the 2021 Renewable…
15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

The Nebraska Ag Expo is gearing up for farmers and ranchers on December 7-9 at the Lancaster  Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 15th annual “pure ag” show. Although the Expo was postponed and some exhibitors were not able to attend in 2020, the Nebraska Ag Expo was one…
USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

USDA improves, strengthens crop insurance for hemp producers

In response to feedback received from the producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is improving crop insurance for hemp. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is strengthening the hemp crop insurance policy by adding flexibilities around how producers work with processors as well as improving consistency with the most recent…
Western Conference Tournament results and day two schedule

Western Conference Tournament results and day two schedule

The high school basketball season opened with a flurry of games on Thursday night with a total of eight contests being played in Scottsbluff, Gering, and Mitchell. Friday will see the scene shift to just two gyms with the winners bracket games at WNCC and the consolation bracket games being…
Dominant second half surges Cowboys past Denver

Dominant second half surges Cowboys past Denver

LARAMIE, Wyo.  (Dec. 2, 2021) – The Cowboys held the Denver Pioneers to xx percent shooting in the second half on their way to their seventh-straight win to open the season in a 77-64 win on Thursday evening in the Arena-Auditorium. It is the best start to a season since Wyoming…
NCBA fights for definitive labels on lab-grown meat

NCBA fights for definitive labels on lab-grown meat

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) related to the labeling of meat or poultry products that contain lab-grown animal cells. NCBA believes that the term “beef” should only be applicable to products derived from…
High Fertilizer Costs to Extend into Spring Planting

High Fertilizer Costs to Extend into Spring Planting

A dramatic rise in fertilizer prices weighs heavily on U.S. crop farmers and input suppliers as they prepare for the 2022 planting season. Prices for nitrogen-based fertilizers commonly used for corn production have skyrocketed to all-time highs in recent months. Fertilizer price increases are driven by nitrogen production challenges, tight…