Nutrition research improving public perception of beef

Nutrition research improving public perception of beef

The Beef Checkoff is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and the NCBA is talking about the successful promotion and research programs driving beef demand. The NCBA said consumers are more open to the nutritional benefits of beef than at any other time since the Checkoff first began more than three decades…
Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. The Des Moines Register reports that a spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms told U.S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that seasonal employment currently allowed under a federal visa…
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change. Some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn Belt into one of the…
Natural History and Habitat Days set for Ponca State Park

Natural History and Habitat Days set for Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. — Celebrate Nebraska’s flora, fauna and geology during Natural History and Habitat Days starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 21 at Ponca State Park. Tours and talks will cover natural history, geology, wildflowers, pollinators, and flora and fauna. Numerous other activities also will be available on the grounds. To…
Senator Albrecht’s Weekly Update

Senator Albrecht’s Weekly Update

107TH LEGISLATURE INTERIMIt’s Fair Season in District 17, a fun time for showing off our livestock, baked goods,hand crafted items and enjoying the comradery of our friends and neighbors as wecelebrate the richness of our Ag-land and produce at the Wayne County Fair. 30 x 30 Land GrabGovernor Pete Ricketts…
100 years of Nebraska State Parks at Ponca State Park

100 years of Nebraska State Parks at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. — Celebrate 100 years of Nebraska State Parks on Aug. 6-7 at Ponca State Park in Dixon County. The two-day event will include a wine and cheese social, with music by the Bligh Brothers; oral storytelling under a harvest moon; hayrack rides; sunset kayaking; reenactors and more. Former…
First Human case of West Nile Virus for 2021 found in ELVPHD Area

First Human case of West Nile Virus for 2021 found in ELVPHD Area

Lincoln – The first human case of West Nile virus for the 2021 season has been found in the Elkhorn-Logan Valley Health Department area (Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties). The person who tested positive was not hospitalized, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). West Nile…
The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net

Markets seem to bring a slow dayWeather will be a factor for both grains & livestockFront end on the near future looks lowerDemand is understatedSouth American weatherLong term demand will be bullishCattle market is stuck in a rangeSupplies will tightenWill COVID reign people in?Cold storage kind of friendly
Wayne State Women’s Track Signs 10 for 2022

Wayne State Women’s Track Signs 10 for 2022

Wayne State College head cross country and track and field coach Marlon Brink has announced the addition of 10 student-athletes in the 2021 spring signing period that will continue their academic and athletic careers and compete for the Wildcat women's track and field team in the 2021-22 academic year. The…