Dams Protect Lives and Property During Intense Rainstorms

Dams Protect Lives and Property During Intense Rainstorms

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Amid a series of intense rainstorms, eastern Nebraska faced a deluge that brought up to 10 inches of rain within hours. Thanks to a network of floodwater-reduction dams, lives were saved, and property damage was significantly mitigated. These dams, built through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources…
Equipment is Key to Carbon Neutrality in the Beef, Dairy Industries

Equipment is Key to Carbon Neutrality in the Beef, Dairy Industries

The beef and dairy industries have outlined comprehensive plans to achieve net zero over the next few decades. Accomplishing that objective will require deliberate actions from a variety of stakeholders, including beef and dairy farmers themselves, logistics providers, processors, and resellers. Ag equipment manufacturers also have an important role to play…
Mann Champions Agricultural Community

Mann Champions Agricultural Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. Rep. Mann is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, which will markup the Farm Bill on Thursday, May 23. Rep. Mann represents…
Northern Plains Farm Labor

Northern Plains Farm Labor

LINCOLN, Neb. May 22, 2024 - In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, NorthDakota, and South Dakota) there were 37,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on farmsand ranches during the week of April 7-13, 2024, unchanged from the April 2023 referenceweek, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Workers…
GHS celebrates completion of greenhouse project with ribbon cutting

GHS celebrates completion of greenhouse project with ribbon cutting

The Ag and Natural Resource Career Pathway at Gering High School officially has a new addition. On Monday, students and staff were joined by district board members, administrators and Chamber of Commerce representatives to cut the ribbon on the new greenhouse at the school. Superintendent Dr. Nicole Regan called it…
Midwest Dairy Awards Educational Scholarships to Nebraska Students

Midwest Dairy Awards Educational Scholarships to Nebraska Students

[OMAHA NEBRASKA] – ​​​​​​​Midwest Dairy Nebraska Division awarded $5,000 in scholarships to six high school and college students for the 2024-2025 academic school year. Recipients were chosen based on past and present leadership involvement in their school, local community, and dairy community. On the application, recipients addressed what they see as the…