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York Ag Expo Canceled

YORK- 2021’s York Ag Expo is canceled. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic and the restrictions this could impose on the show itself, we felt it would be best to cancel 2021’s York Ag Expo. We are saddened and frustrated we had to make this ca... Read More

Rural Grocery Initiative to host ‘Keeping Groceries Alive’ webinar

MANHATTAN, Kan. – When a grocery store closes, the local community suffers. The Rural Grocery Initiative is addressing this problem with a free, online webinar series aimed at preventing such closures in the first place. The eight-part series, ... Read More

Online public scoping meeting open for Box Butte Creek Watershed Plan EA

An online public scoping meeting for the Box Butte Creek Watershed Plan and Environment Assessment is now open for public comment. Patrick O'Brien, general manager of the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District  explains more on the comme... Read More

Nebraska court clears way for Costco-affiliated poultry farm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has cleared the way for a new Costco-affiliated poultry farm just outside of Lincoln, despite opposition from neighbors, environmental groups and others. The court rejected an appeal Thursday that ... Read More

Farm broadcasting to full-time mom: Peters to transition after 7 years

With four busy boys and two more babies on the way, Assistant Farm Director Shalee Peters is stepping away from the Rural Radio Network to pursue full-time motherhood and raise her children on their family farm. Peters, who joined the Rural Radio ... Read More

(AUDIO) Building and feed truck destroyed in Oconto feedyard fire

  Firefighters from several communities responded to a fire Wednesday morning at Custer County Feeders, located about a mile south of Oconto. Oconto Fire Chief Cliff Badgley says the call came in around 7:23am for a feed truck on fire. ... Read More

Oh, Christmas tree … now what do I do with thee?

Dried-out Christmas trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home, said Karen Stafford, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Prevention Program coordinator based in Lufkin. “Firs, spruce,... Read More

Wyo-braska resident leaves behind legacy of announcing

The voice of the Wyoming LaGrange Mini-Fair Gymkhana passed on Sunday, Dec. 20. Monty Hopkins was 82, and along with the gymkhana, rodeos, and radio, he made a good life for himself talking. Tiffany Hopkins says her grandfather Monty was a talker ... Read More

Cooperative has sixth-best year amidst Covid Pandemic

The 79th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of Western Cooperative Company (WESTCO) took place on Wednesday, Dec 16. The cooperative had its sixth-best year in its 79-year history, even with the Covid 19 pandemic, which is not to say the business didn... Read More

SCC Ag Club nearly doubles fundraising goal to help families in need during holiday season

The Ag Club at Southeast Community College (SCC) in Beatrice, Nebraska, has spent time giving back to the community this holiday season through multiple student-led efforts. Over the last two months, the Ag Club participated in the Blue Valley Com... Read More

Longtime Lexington farmer and agriculture advocate passes

Services have been set for a Lexington farmer remembered for his longtime impact on Nebraska Agriculture.   Jim Lundgren passed away Monday at the age of 75. Jim worked nine years in meatpacking before transitioning to farmed and ranching while a... Read More