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Panhandle agland values steady in 2014 Video included

For the first time since 2010, the average farmland value increase in the panhandle dropped down to single digits.

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Ag-supporters push for more ag-education in Nebraska schools Video included

Nebraska ag-supporters are making a push to encourage more people to consider teaching agriculture education in Nebraska.   The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation announced plans to offer a new scholarship

LB402 Bill Signing is a Positive Step Forward for Wind And Solar Development in Nebraska

Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen praised Governor Dave Heineman for successfully updating the state's Community-Based Energy Development law with the passage of LB402.

Johanns and Fischer telling Federal Agencies to halt scheme to regulate livestock emissions

If enacted, the new regulations could cost medium-sized dairy farms up to $22,000 and medium-sized cattle farms up to $27,000 annually.

Pre-Medicare informational program April 23 at Scottsbluff

Help is available for people who will be 65 in the next year or two, are receiving mail about Medicare insurance, and want to learn more about Medicare and what it covers.

Goshen County veterinarians are urging locals to get their pets vaccinated after rabies outbreak Video included

A rabies outbreak in Goshen County has veterinarians and health department officials asking locals to vaccinate their pets.

Disaster livestock assistance around the corner for producers Video included

Beef and agriculture producers who suffered losses this harsh winter can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Reclamation hosts public meeting about current water supply levels

Good news for farmers and ranchers this spring irrigation season - water levels are expected to be "normal" compared to levels in the last few years.

UNL Extension educators convene for annual spring conference

Interim Director Dr. Gary Hergert says it is important for the Extension Center staff to stay current with not only their own work... but the work of their peers.

Snowmelt runoff for North Platte Basin expected to be above average for 2014

The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Mills, Wyoming has prepared snowmelt runoff forecasts for the North Platte River Basin. According to Wyoming Area Manager Coleman Smith, the March 1 forecast indicates the spring snowmelt runoff for the North Platte Basin will be about 11 percent above average.

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