Downey Drilling still open and operating, assessing damages

Downey Drilling still open and operating, assessing damages

    A Friday evening fire at Downey Drilling on the eastern edge of Lexington resulted in damage to a drilling rig along with smoke and heat damage to the rest of the shop area.   Despite that, President and CEO Tom Downey says operations were running as normal on Monday. Contractors…
Nebraska State Make it with Wool Winners Announced

Nebraska State Make it with Wool Winners Announced

Karla Herrarte of Lexington, in the Junior Division, Aretta Brennemann of Curtis, in the Senior Division and Kelsey Patton of Stromsburg in the Adult Division will be Nebraska’s delegates to the National Finals of the Make It With Wool Contest. They were chosen November 20 by judges at the state…
Nebraska State Fair Wins International Awards

Nebraska State Fair Wins International Awards

SPRINGFIELD, MO (November 18, 2021) — The Nebraska State Fair received several honors at the 2021 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Virtual Awards show. Awards varied across several disciplines including Communications, Competitive Exhibits, Agriculture, Sponsorships, and Non-Fair Facility Usage. Competing against Fairs and Expositions from across the world, the…
Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving – for a price

Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving – for a price

First, the good news: There is no shortage of whole turkeys in the U.S. this Thanksgiving. But those turkeys — along with other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling — could cost more. The American Farm Bureau estimates a Thanksgiving feast for 10 will cost $53.31 this year,…
NFU: Farmers earn only 14.3 cents of every Thanksgiving food dollar

NFU: Farmers earn only 14.3 cents of every Thanksgiving food dollar

For every dollar Americans spend on Thanksgiving meals this year, farmers and ranchers will earn approximately 14.3 cents, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). “Ordinarily, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our loved ones and enjoy a big meal,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “But for many Americans, the…
Dwane Roth Receives Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Dwane Roth Receives Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Dwane Roth of Holcomb has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife resources in their care. In Kansas the award…
KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report for November 22, 2021

KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report for November 22, 2021

U.S. Corn and soybeans were 95% harvested as of Sunday, according to the USDA NASS Weekly Crop Progress report. Winter wheat planting was 96%, near the five year average of 97%, conditions rated at 44% good to excellent. Nebraska: Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 30% short, 61% adequate,…