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Board of Regents confirms Walter “Ted” Carter as eighth University of Nebraska president

  The Board of Regents voted today to confirm Walter “Ted” Carter, VADM (Ret.), as the eighth president of the University of Nebraska system. Carter, the immediate past superintendent of th... Read More

Sheriff: Remains are those of 2 missing Wisconsin brothers

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — Northwest Missouri authorities say human remains found in Missouri and Nebraska are those of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Caldwell County Sheriff Jerry Galloway announced in a news release Friday that remains found ... Read More

Irrigation districts vote for additional $9 million repair

A permeation grouting repair of the Ft. Laramie Canal tunnels one and two will bring the total repair cost to about $15 million.  A unanimous vote from the Gering Ft. Laramie Irrigation District on Thursday, Nov. 21, and a majority vote from the ... Read More

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Rises Only a Penny

An annual survey finds the Thanksgiving Day dinner average cost this year for ten is $48.91, less than $5.00 per person. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey on Thanksgiving Day meal items increased just once cent from last yea... Read More

Upcoming Nebraska Farmers Union Convention Agenda Highlights Announced

Lincoln, Nebraska.  “Harnessing the Power of Organization to Serve Family Farm Agriculture Since 1913” is the theme for the 106th annual Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) state convention.  John Hansen, NeFU President said, “We made the decisio... Read More

Rural Radio Network launches weekly agriculture newsletter

Lincoln, Nebr. – The Rural Radio Network, a division of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association, today announced the launch of a new weekly digital newsletter. Each week, subscribers will receive the latest agriculture news, market information and ... Read More

Shortage of sugar could see imports from Mexico

The sugar market could be facing a shortage next year, as an early freeze and wetter conditions than usual have ruined some of this year’s crop.  On Friday, Nov. 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it fully intends to take app... Read More

VIDEO: Butler Co. farmer and leader awarded NRRA's

NRRA annual meeting photo album  The Nebraska Rural Radio Association bestowed it's prestigious "Service to Agriculture Award" Monday to Rising City farmer and leader Bart Ruth. NRRA President Ben Steffen of Humboldt presented the award during th... Read More

(Audio) Special Edition of

Last week, the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus celebrated the anniversary of the passing of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and National First Generation Student Day with a number of events across campus. In this special edition, we hear... Read More

Partnership Seeks LB840 Funds for Hemp Operation Centered in Scottsbluff

A new business has submitted an LB840 funding application to the City of Scottsbluff for an operation to grow hemp seed, process the crop, and ultimately retail some of the resulting products. Western Farms, LLC, a partnership of ag producers Mark... Read More

New look for NCTA Discovery Day November 18

CURTIS, Neb. – A parent-student visitation event at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture brings a new format to the Aggie “Discovery Day” on Monday, Nov. 18th. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., for an overview of four divisions - agribusiness... Read More