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Meet Garret Talcott, 2019 American Star Farmer Finalist from Nebraska

As a member of the Palmyra FFA Chapter in Nebraska, Garret Talcott has loved riding tractors and raising livestock his entire life, starting his career in farm work when he was only around 6 years old. “I’ve always grown up on the farm here,... Read More


Brandon Benitz hosts a special edition of “Chat with the Chancellor” this week by welcoming in a first-time guest, Dr. Kelly Bruns, the interim Dean of the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. This week, we learn ... Read More

Fortenberry Statement on Tomorrow's Farm to School “Crunch-Off”

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement today announcing the Farm to School “Crunch-Off” tomorrow, Friday, October 25, at 11 AM, at Clinton Elementary School, 1520 North 29th St., in Lincoln, Nebra... Read More

ICE Raid In Madison

The Immigration Legal Center has confirmed to KTIC Radio News that a raid was conducted at D & D Industries in Madison this morning.     Communications Director Dawn Bashara says 14 people were apprehended.  ILB is trying to d... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Fall 2019 semester! He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, we chat about the rural school teachers who ... Read More

Senator Fischer Speaks on the Importance of USMCA

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urged House Speaker Nancy Pelos... Read More

Gering company awarded FCC Connect America Fund

On Oct. 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized more than $61.8 million for the Connect America Fund Phase 2 (CAF) over the next decade to expand broadband service to rural homes and businesses in 14 states. The program will bring ... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Fall 2019 semester.  He's once again joined by a special guest, the interim-President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Susan Fritz. Dr. Fritz visited Kearney ... Read More

Nebraska State Fair releases 2019 results

(Grand Island, NEB)—Nebraska State Fair today announced results for the 150th Fairabration held in Grand Island, Nebraska from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, 2019. The State Fair encountered significant challenges this year with 6.62 inches ... Read More

CNPPID Oct. 7 board meeting summary

(HOLDREGE, Neb.) – Several members of the public attended The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s monthly board meeting on Monday to express their concerns about access to a small lake on Central’s Supply Canal that is popul... Read More

Utility reminds farmers to watch for power lines at harvest

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers should watch out for power lines when harvesting their crops this fall. The Nebraska Public Power District is reminding farmers to keep an eye out for power lines when they bring combines and other large eq... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” segment here in the Fall 2019 semester.  This week, he's once again joined by a special guest, Dr. Ronnie Green, the Chancellor at University of Nebraska–Lincoln. There is a lot to tal... Read More

Area school awarded $10K for STEM program

Banner County School is among five Nebraska schools and others across the U.S. to receive a grant award from the Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education STEM program.  The school will receive $10,000 to enhance their STEM program Opti... Read More