Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Tyson Foods said Monday that it plans to spend roughly $50 million on year-end bonuses for over 80,000 hourly workers at its meatpacking plants that will give them between $300 and $700 apiece. Those bonuses are on top of wage increases the company has approved at many of its plants…
BBB Study: Online shopping scams flourish on social media during pandemic

BBB Study: Online shopping scams flourish on social media during pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. — A shift toward online shopping during COVID-19, global supply chain crisis, and a resurgent economy have all created a recipe for a breakneck holiday shopping season—one where online shopping fraud poses a tremendous risk to consumers. Online purchase scams have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and social media ads play a…
Husker Men routed at home by Michigan

Husker Men routed at home by Michigan

Alonzo Verge Jr. had a season-high 31 points, but Michigan took control early and posted a 102-67 victory over Nebraska Tuesday evening at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers (5-5, 0-2 Big Ten) shot just 31.9 percent on the night, including 35.1 percent in the first half, as Michigan used a 21-5 run in building…
Video Spotlights | Nebraska Ag Expo | Tuesday

Video Spotlights | Nebraska Ag Expo | Tuesday

The Nebraska Ag Expo is underway 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 of few ag shows held last winter due…
Inmate sentenced in Buffalo County dies at TSCI

Inmate sentenced in Buffalo County dies at TSCI

Tecumseh, Neb. -- 25 year old Michael Becker died Tuesday morning at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His sentence started on January 4, 2019. Becker was serving a 15 to 20 year sentence on charges out of Buffalo County that included robbery and second degree assault. As is the…
Nationwide Preliminary Injunction in Effect for Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction in Effect for Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Lincoln, Neb. -- A federal district court in Georgia on Tuesday entered an order forbidding the federal government from enforcing its unprecedented contractor vaccine mandate against any federal contractor or subcontractor in “any state or territory of the United States of America.” The court issued that order when granting a…
Lance Atwater Takes Home Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet Competition

Lance Atwater Takes Home Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet Competition

KEARNEY, NEB. – Adams/Webster County Farm Bureau member, Lance Atwater of Ayr is the winner of the 2021 Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet competition. The award was announced Dec. 7, at the “We Love Our Members” luncheon during Nebraska Farm Bureau’s (NEFB) 104th Annual Convention held Dec. 5-7…
COVID-19 Omicron Variant Found in Nebraska

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Found in Nebraska

McCook, Neb. -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has received reports that the COVID-19 variant known as omicron, which was first found in South Africa, has been identified in the southeastern part of the state. No cases have yet been identified in the SWNPHD area. According to the Nebraska…
Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program offers new in-depth learning experiences

Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program offers new in-depth learning experiences

Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 7, 2021 – Nebraska 4-H members across the state were recognized as “members of excellence” for their participation in a new livestock program launched in 2021. The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program was designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership,…