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Thinking outside the box

CURTIS, Neb. _ Educators have stretched teaching methods and hands-on learning platforms to a unique level of outreach. When asked to “think outside the box” due to the coronavirus pandemic ou... Read More

Consumers Increase Online Grocery Orders During Outbreak

Consumers are ordering more goods and groceries online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grocery Dive, a web-based grocery industry publication, reports 31 percent of U.S. households have used online grocery services over the past month. Out of those ... Read More

Two COVID-19 deaths reported in Nebraska; Directed health mandates expanded

The first and second deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today. The first death was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions from Douglas Coun... Read More

Nebraska State Fair to Seek New Executive Director

The Nebraska State Fair will be seeking a new Executive Director following the departure of Lori Cox Friday. In a news release, State Fair Board officials they came to a mutual agreement with Cox due to health reasons, she would transition immedia... Read More

Cattlemen's Ball postponed to June 2021

Columbus, Neb. -- Chalk up another victim of the coronavirus. The 2020 Cattlemen's Ball has been postponed until June 4th & 5th, 2021.  It will remain in Columbus. Kevin Rasmussen, Chairman of the Advisory Board, says the decision to postpone... Read More

Valmont Provides Business Update on COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, has prepared an update pertaining ... Read More

USDA Makes it Easier to Feed Kids and Those Who Need Food During the COVID-19 National Emergency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced additional flexibilities to make it easier for children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities to get food during the COVID-19 national emergency and remove administrative road... Read More

UFCW Announces Nebraska Pay Increase, Benefits for Meatpacking and Food Processing Workers on Front Lines of Coronavirus Outbreak

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents more than 250,000 meatpacking and food processing workers, announced agreements the union reached to increase pay and benefits for more than 6,300 Nebraska workers... Read More

Ranking Member Stabenow Statement on the Third Bipartisan Coronavirus Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, late Wednesday night issued the following statement after the Senate passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econom... Read More

Pine Bluffs Distilling among Wyoming distillers making hand sanitizer

Early next week Pine Bluffs Distilling of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.,  will have its first batch of hand sanitizer ready. The company decided to start making hand sanitizer to help out in their community. “One of our customers sent us a screenshot of Dr... Read More

NCTA to offer all classes remotely beginning March 30

CURTIS, Neb. - The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis takes the health and safety of campus community very seriously. As the spread of COVID-19 continues, NCTA administration is taking additional steps to help protect the NCTA comm... Read More