Appeals court tells EPA to ban pesticide or decide it’s safe

Appeals court tells EPA to ban pesticide or decide it’s safe

A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to quickly determine whether a pesticide linked to brain damage in children should be banned. The court says the EPA had delayed acting on the widely used bug-killer chlorpyrifos for nearly 14 years. The EPA has been ordered to act…
Livestock Judging Camp is May 26-27

Livestock Judging Camp is May 26-27

CURTIS, Neb. — Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to learn more about livestock judging at the 2021 Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. NCTA Livestock Team members and Coach Doug Smith will conduct the camp on May 26, with participants encouraged to…
NSP reminds drivers to stay alert with Ag implements on the move

NSP reminds drivers to stay alert with Ag implements on the move

MAY 4, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska’s planting season is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol advises all motorists to watch for agricultural implements on Nebraska’s roadways. “Our ag producers across Nebraska do exceptional work to feed America year-in and year-out,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.…
Farm Bureau launches Farm State of Mind resource directory

Farm Bureau launches Farm State of Mind resource directory

The American Farm Bureau Federation launched an online directory of resources for farmers, ranchers and their families who are experiencing stress and mental health challenges in recognition of May as Mental Health Month. The directory, which is on the Farm State of Mind website at farmstateofmind.org, features listings for crisis hotlines…
More farmers suing USDA alleging discrimination

More farmers suing USDA alleging discrimination

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty last week filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the alleged race discrimination in the American Rescue Plan. Specifically, the organization targets a provision to offer loan forgiveness based on racial categories. The organization filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of five plaintiffs…
Rural Radio Network highlights women in agriculture during April

Rural Radio Network highlights women in agriculture during April

During April, the Rural Radio Network highlighted women in agriculture across Nebraska and Kansas. These women were nominated by people in their communities who witness their work ethic and dedication to the agriculture industry. Hear stories from the Nebraska panhandle to the southeast corner of Kansas. Find all of the…
KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for the week of May 3rd

KAAPA Ethanol crop progress report for the week of May 3rd

The warm weather was very conducive to planting last week. It even helped to get more of the summer row crops above the ground. Up and to the last week of April US farmers were doing good to double the corn planting progress week to week. For the last week…
Women in Ag: ‘Best ranch wife anyone could ask for’

Women in Ag: ‘Best ranch wife anyone could ask for’

Her husband described her as “the best ranch wife anyone could ask for.” Loretta Naprstek was a rural elementary school teacher for 41 years, and she has been running a cow-calf operation north of Lexington with her husband, Hap, since they were married in 1970. But she’s been involved in…