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2 NEB. COUNTIES GET LIVESTOCK FRIENDLY DESIGNATION

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more Nebraska counties have been designated as livestock friendly in the state. Gov. Dave Heineman …Read More

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DAKOTAS TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR PIG VIRUS, FAIR SHOWS

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The rapid spread of a swine virus is forcing officials in the Dakotas to take extra …Read More

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SURVEY: NEBRASKA FARMLAND VALUE ROSE 5 PCT IN YEAR

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report on preliminary findings says farmland land rose about 5 percent in value over …Read More

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BACKERS SAY DRONES WILL PROVE USEFUL FOR FARMERS

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agricultural interest in using unmanned drones to help monitor millions of acres of crops is …Read More

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BUGS BECOMING RESISTANT TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Researchers say bugs are developing resistance to the widely popular genetically engineered corn plants that make …Read More

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VETERINARIAN: VIRUS AFFECTING PIGS ON 25 SD FARMS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A virus that state health officials say kills one in 10 piglets has been detected on …Read More

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ANNUAL DROUGHT SYMPOSIUM SET NEXT MONTH IN LINCOLN

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska’s Center for Great Plains Studies has scheduled its 40th annual symposium on …Read More

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NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU OFFERS FARM BILL GUIDANCE

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation has prepared a list to help Nebraska farmers navigate changes wrought …Read More

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NEBRASKA JOINS SUIT CHALLENGING CALIFORNIA EGG LAW

Nebraska is joining a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens. Missouri …Read More

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ORGANIZERS HOPE TO RAISE $2.5M AT PANHANDLE EVENT

HARRISBURG, Neb. (AP) — Organizers have set a goal of a record-breaking $2.5 million for this year’s Cattlemen’s Ball. The …Read More

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TEXAS NOW TRAILS NEBRASKA NUMBER IN CATTLE FEEDING

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal statistics say Nebraska has surpassed Texas in the number of cattle on feed in the …Read More

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USDA RELEASES KEY CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE REPORT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in …Read More

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RAPID CITY STOCK SHOW HAS 2ND-BEST ATTENDANCE YEAR

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Organizers say 322,000 people attended this year’s Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, …Read More

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NRD HOLDING INFO MEETINGS TUES ON PROPOSED IRRIGATION RULE CHANGES

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is holding a pair of Public Information Meetings on Tuesday in Hemingford and …Read More

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BLACK HILLS STOCK SHOW SALES PROVE POPULAR

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Frigid temperatures failed to cool the bidding during livestock sales at the Black Hills Stock …Read More

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NEB. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN MARCH

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A series of meetings throughout Nebraska will give farmers and ranchers an outlook on the state’s …Read More

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“WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE” CONFERENCE FEB 20-21 IN KEARNEY

This year’s Women in Agriculture Conference is coming up later this month in Kearney on Feb 20-21. This year’s theme …Read More

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MANURE-SPILL MEASURE PASSES NEB. LEGISLATURE

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that would increase fines for truckers who spill livestock manure …Read More

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CARGILL ADDS ‘TEXTURED BEEF’ WORDING TO LABELS

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cargill has added wording to its ground beef package labels to say whether they include the …Read More

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LEAK, FIRE SHUT DOWN NEB. BEEF PROCESSING PLANT

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) — An ammonia leak and fire have shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska, but …Read More

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REPORT SHOWS NEBRASKA GROUNDWATER DECLINED IN 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groundwater levels declined significantly across Nebraska after the 2012 drought when farmers and cities pumped more …Read More

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COUPLE ORDERED TO PAY $1.3M FOR FALSE WOOL CLAIMS

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has ordered an Iowa couple to pay more than $1 million over wool …Read More

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