Nebraska Corn Board seeks candidates for vacancies

Nebraska Corn Board seeks candidates for vacancies

Notice is hereby given that the terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board (Nebraska Corn Board) will expire June 30, 2023, and Nebraska’s corn checkoff program is seeking candidates to petition for those districts. The open positions represent Districts 2, 3 and the Board’s…
Nebraska Extension launches new strategic direction

Nebraska Extension launches new strategic direction

Nebraska Extension is rolling out its 2023-2027 strategic direction, captured in three ambitions designated as “The Big 3:”  Strengthen Nebraska agriculture and food systems.   Inspire Nebraskans and their communities.   Enhance the health and wellbeing of all Nebraskans.  This strategic direction is primarily based on ongoing conversations with people from across…
Governor-Elect Pillen announces School Finance Reform Committee

Governor-Elect Pillen announces School Finance Reform Committee

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor-elect Jim Pillen announced the initial members of a new School Finance Reform Committee, which will provide recommendations on how to update and reform the state's school aid formula. Below is the groups and individuals on the School Finance Reform Committee:  Governor-elect Jim Pillen, Chairman Members of…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

Midweek and the markets are grappling with the likelihood the rail strike has been avoided and that the US economy may not actually be in recession. For the outside equities Wednesday brought the second reading of the GDP for the 3rd quarter which increased from 2.6% last month to 2.9%…
2022 Census of Agriculture underway in Nebraska

2022 Census of Agriculture underway in Nebraska

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed an invitation to all known agriculture producers across Nebraska and the nation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at agcounts.usda.gov. The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and territory.…
As Americans slash Christmas spending, one surprising category is spared

As Americans slash Christmas spending, one surprising category is spared

56% of Americans plan to sharpen their pencils and slash their Christmas budgets this holiday season. Inflation and a pending economic recession have wreaked havoc on wallets across America. With the holidays coming up, Americans have to pull in their spending on gifts, decorations, and food, but there is one…
State hopes UNL study will help explain wild turkey population decline

State hopes UNL study will help explain wild turkey population decline

OMAHA — Hunters and conservationists hope a new study of Nebraska’s declining number of wild turkeys will help determine how to help the roaming gobblers rebound. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is funding the study with $1.8 million in fees from gun, ammo and hunting permit sales, said Luke…
Voluntary grant program aims to restore Sandhills grasslands, wetlands

Voluntary grant program aims to restore Sandhills grasslands, wetlands

LINCOLN — A voluntary grant program will provide $4 million to landowners in the Sandhills region to remove invasive eastern red cedar trees and restore grasslands and wetlands, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently announced. The four-year program, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is aimed at…