Former RFD-TV anchor reflects on the life of  founder Patrick Gottsch

Former RFD-TV anchor reflects on the life of founder Patrick Gottsch

Marlin Bohling, a familiar voice to the Rural Radio Network, reflected on the life of Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of Rural Media Group, who passed away over the weekend at age 70. Bohling joined KRVN and the Rural Radio Network in 2012 and worked there for about two years…
KAAPA Ethanol: USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report 5/20/24

KAAPA Ethanol: USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report 5/20/24

Corn planting progress made a big jump last week to nearly catch up to the five-year average, while soybean planting continued slightly ahead of the average pace, USDA NASS said in its latest weekly Crop Progress report released on Monday. Water Street Solutions: Corn Planted 70%; 49% last week; 71%…
Nebraska wheat disease update

Nebraska wheat disease update

Wheat disease surveys were conducted May 14-16 in the southeast, south-central, southwest and Panhandle of Nebraska. Growth stage ranged from flag leaf emerging or emerged in the northern Panhandle to wheat headed or flowering in the southeast. Disease levels were generally low and some fields had little or no disease.…
NSP Supports House Agriculture Committee’s Progress to Farm Bill Markup

NSP Supports House Agriculture Committee’s Progress to Farm Bill Markup

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2024)—National Sorghum Producers commends the House Committee on Agriculture as they commence markup this week on the 2024 Farm Bill, particularly in the face of economic uncertainty and rising costs for U.S. sorghum producers. NSP is optimistic the proposal by Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson will bolster…
ATV death in rural Seward County

ATV death in rural Seward County

The Seward County Sheriff's Office responded to an ATV rollover accident shortly before 9:00pm Saturday evening, just south of Beaver Crossing. Preliminary investigation on scene revealed an ATV was traveling southbound on 413th Road when the ATV left the roadway and drove up an embankment. The driver and soleoccupant, 46-year-old…
Nebraska Extension offers Part 107 drone test prep courses

Nebraska Extension offers Part 107 drone test prep courses

During the months of June, July and August 2024, Nebraska Extension will be offering one-day (eight hour) courses across the state to prepare individuals to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Knowledge Exam. “The Part 107 Test Prep Course has been very successful, and students have been doing very…
Thedford and Stapleton High School Rodeo Results

Thedford and Stapleton High School Rodeo Results

Nebraska High School Rodeo Association student athletes spent their weekend in Thedford and Stapleton. Here are results from both days of rodeo, per the NEHSRA: Day 1: Thedford - Thomas County Fairgrounds NE - Sat May 18  Tie Down NeHSRA #PlaceNameScore/Time4221Schrunk, Kaddo - Pender NE11.8304402Mead, Luke - Norfolk NE12.0802123Drueke, Taylor…
ASI Awarded Additional NADPRP Grant

ASI Awarded Additional NADPRP Grant

The American Sheep Industry Association has been awarded a National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program grant for $111,110 to evaluate the traceability of livestock marketed in an auction market setting utilizing electronic identification in a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak through collaboration with industry and state partners. The purpose…
K-State breaks ground on Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

K-State breaks ground on Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University has launched a project that will bring together two of its strongest agricultural programs under one roof. The university held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 17 for the Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation, to be located just off the corner of Claflin Road…
Supernovas win title

Supernovas win title

OMAHA, Neb. — From preseason favorites to first-ever champions, the Omaha Supernovas (18-8) swept the Grand Rapids Rise (13-13) 25-13, 26-24, 25-22 Saturday in front of 10,678 to become the inaugural PVF Champions.  Saturday marked the third sweep in the month of May for the Supernovas. Omaha had three sweeps combined in the…