Vilsack to host Mexico’s agriculture secretary in Iowa

Vilsack to host Mexico’s agriculture secretary in Iowa

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host bilateral meetings with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula in Iowa this week. Vilsack will also participate in the World Food Prize Laureate Award ceremony in the Des Moines area. On Wednesday, Secretary Vilsack and Villalobos will travel to…
Nebraska Tourism opens marketing grant cycle

Nebraska Tourism opens marketing grant cycle

LINCOLN, Neb. (October 19, 2021) - The Nebraska Tourism Commission’s application cycle is now open for both the Tourism Marketing Grant Program and Community Impact Grant Program. The programs offer funding opportunities to organizations to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers. “The goal of the grant program…
USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year. The USDA said the industry has succeeded in reducing the level of salmonella contamination found in poultry plants in recent years, but…
Davis Honored Again

Davis Honored Again

TJ Davis has been selected as the MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fourth time total this season. Davis had a fourth-straight week with four touchdowns, this time having three passing (11 yards, 42 yards and 38 yards) and one rushing (2 yards).…
California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A 36-year-old California man charged after a traffic crash killed three people in Nebraska is expected to take a plea bargain in the case. KNOP reports Kenneth Kratt, of Madera, California, was scheduled to go to trial Monday on three counts of felony manslaughter. His attorney…
Preparing for cattle transport saves time, money, stress

Preparing for cattle transport saves time, money, stress

With the arrival of fall, many producers are beginning to plan shipment of this year’s calf crop or moving cattle from summer pasture to crop residues, fall/winter pastures, or to a dry lot. Every year, millions of head of cattle are transported from point A to point B. During this…
Down Syndrome Awareness Month focuses on awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness Month focuses on awareness

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recognizes the month of October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month to help raise public awareness about the condition, and advocate for acceptance, understanding, and helping people with Down syndrome live better lives in communities across our state. Down syndrome…
Nebraska Corn is seeking six college students for annual internship program

Nebraska Corn is seeking six college students for annual internship program

It’s only October, but it’s not too early for college students to begin thinking about summer internship experiences. The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) is seeking applicants to take part in six internship experiences beginning in May 2022. The internships vary in location and scope but are designed to provide students…
Nebraska Launches “The Good Life is Calling” Campaign to Draw Talent to the State

Nebraska Launches “The Good Life is Calling” Campaign to Draw Talent to the State

Video from today’s press conference is available by clicking here. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced the launch of a national marketing campaign to promote Nebraska as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  By highlighting everything Nebraska has to offer,…
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor General Colin Powell

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor General Colin Powell

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor General Colin Powell, who passed away earlier today.  General Powell was a four-star general, recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart,…