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Aggies compete at Denver

CURTIS, Neb. – The NCTA livestock judging team braved cold weather in pre-contest workouts in early January, and their efforts paid off last week in Denver. The sophomore team brought home a 12th... Read More

Nebraska governor allocates $3.8 million for Ft. Laramie Canal repairs

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was in Scottsbluff on Jan. 15, to present his State of the State Address. Almost six months to the day of the Ft. Laramie Canal failure on July 17, in Wyo. The canal feeds water to both Nebraska and Wyoming irrigato... Read More

Panhandle Master Gardener Training Program to begin

Nebraska Extension’s Master Gardener Program is taking applications for Panhandle residents who enjoy horticulture, want to learn more, and are willing to volunteer to share their knowledge with their community.       Master Gardener training... Read More

Reaction to The Phase-One Agreement with China

U.S. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between the United States and China: “This agreement is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working.... Read More

Thornier trade issues await after in initial US-China deal

The United States and China are set to take a step toward trade peace after 18 months of economic skirmishing. President Donald Trump and China's chief trade negotiator plan to sign a modest agreement Wednesday that would ease some U.S. economic sanc... Read More

With Fischer’s Support, USMCA Advances Out of  Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) voted to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement passed the committee by a bipartisan vote. The full Senate is exp... Read More

Phase One Trade Deal Signed

President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement with China Wednesday. The phase one deal, according to the Trump administration, is worth an extra $40-50 billion annually over the next two years in U.S. agricultural sales to China. However, Senate... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Proposes Disaster Relief for Nebraskans

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that one of his key mid-biennium budget proposals is delivering flood relief for Nebraskans.   “When we were faced with the most widespread and costliest natural disaster in state hist... Read More

Nebraska Sees Most Traffic-Related Deaths Since 2007

The Nebraska Department of Transportation says the state ended 2019 with 249 traffic-related deaths, the most the state has seen since 2007. The trend in traffic fatalities in the state has been on the rise nearly a decade, when 181 people died on... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Spring 2020 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we discuss the University's fundi... Read More

Heuermann Lecture to feature ecosystem ecologist, Jan. 14

Lincoln, Neb. — Elena M. Bennett, an ecosystem ecologist studying the interactions of ecosystem services on landscapes will deliver the next Heuermann Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bennett is an associate professor and the Canada R... Read More