Construction on canal tunnels could begin in fall

Construction on canal tunnels could begin in fall

The 2024 Yonts Water Conference, on April 10, hosted representatives from the Goshen Irrigation District and HDR Engineering, who presented an update on the progress of replacing the tunnels on the Goshen and Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation Districts 129-mile-long mainline canal.  “We’ve selected a contractor, Atkinson Construction, a relatively large full-service…
Larry the Cable Guy brings bounty bull to Lincoln PBR event

Larry the Cable Guy brings bounty bull to Lincoln PBR event

Larry the Cable guy is no stranger to the PBR. In 2007, he was part owner of World Champion Bucking Bull, Chicken on a Chain, and is now the proud owner of high caliber bull, Mr. Koolie. With a 95.7% buckoff rate, Mr. Koolie will be used as the bounty…
NIFA Publishes Report on Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

NIFA Publishes Report on Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Since 2010, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) has served the needs of food animal veterinarians and stakeholders in animal agriculture across the nation by supporting veterinary educational debt repayment in return for veterinarians’ services in designated, high priority, shortage situations. In this time,…
Drop in Farm Income Projected

Drop in Farm Income Projected

Nebraska net farm income this year is projected to be $6.0 billion according to a report by the Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center at the University of Missouri in collaboration with the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska. If accurate, income will decline $1.2 billion…
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (DANR) and the Animal Industry Board (AIB) have received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) of the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy cattle herd in South Dakota. This is the first…