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Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., first woman to lead NU system, installed as University of Nebraska interim president

The University of Nebraska celebrated history today with the installation of Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D., as interim president. Fritz, a 30-year veteran of the university who most recently served as execu... Read More

NRCS announces $1.9M research investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $1.9 million in funding for 15 Soil Science Collaborative Research projects focused on soil science and soil survey research. The informati... Read More

Ricketts urges EPA to commit to renewable fuels

Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the 32nd annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Omaha.  During his remarks, he discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to exempt 31 small refineries from fulfil... Read More

Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 22

MANHATTAN, Kan. —  The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its annual meeting at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at the Pioneer Memorial Library, 375 W. 4th Street in Colby, Kansas. The RRCA meeting will focus on wa... Read More

New Trucking Hours of Service Rules Proposed

The Trump administration Wednesday proposed changes to hours of service rules for commercial vehicle drives. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the proposal seeking to give drivers “more flexibility while maintaining the s... Read More

$65,000 Awarded Through Local Chapter Grant Program

Thirteen Nebraska FFA chapters or FFA members were awarded funds through the Nebraska FFA Foundation local chapter grant program. This program, in its third year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual st... Read More

2019 Kansas Water Photo Contest Launched

Photos Featured at the Governor’s Water Conference in November Kansas is blessed with an abundance of great natural resources and Kansans are encouraged to capture the most vital of these; water. The Kansas Water Office (KWO) is accepting wa... Read More

University of Iowa receives $1.07 million for water quality from EPA

(Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the University of Iowa will receive a $1.07 million EPA Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreement to fund a project that improves water quality, habita... Read More

Poll offers insight on rural Nebraskan's views of immigration

While rural Nebraskans have mixed opinions about the impact of immigration on rural Nebraska, those more likely to have lived alongside recent immigrants have more positive views, according to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll. Overall, 38% of respondent... Read More

Kind: Purdue Ignoring Wisconsin Farmers, Gives Trade Aid to Largest Producers

A Wisconsin lawmaker is demanding changes to Department of Agriculture trade aid distributions. Democrat Ron Kind, a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, says the current Market Facilitation Program favors large farmers. In a letter to Agriculture ... Read More

USDA Secretary Perdue to appear at UNL town Hall

As part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary celebration, Chancellor Ronnie Green will host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Aug. 23 for a public town hall event during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Fo... Read More