Sen. Deb Fischer Joins Agriculture Committee

Sen. Deb Fischer Joins Agriculture Committee

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator, Republican Deb Fischer, garnered a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Fischer, a rancher from Valentine, announced her appointment Tuesday, saying agriculture “is the backbone of Nebraska’s economy, and...
Bovine Tuberculosis in Wheeler County

Bovine Tuberculosis in Wheeler County

A herd of cattle in Wheeler County are under quarantine after a cow tested positive for tuberculosis. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said in a news release that veterinarians confirmed the case in a cow that was moved to Wheeler County from an infected herd in...
South Dakota Crop Report

South Dakota Crop Report

Federal agriculture officials say timely rain, additional acres planted and improved seed hybrids helped salvage South Dakota harvest this year, despite the worst drought conditions in five years. U.S. Department of Agriculture December projections put the...
Valentine NWR Trapping Season

Valentine NWR Trapping Season

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that designated areas of Valentine National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and Yellowthroat Wildlife Management Area in northcentral Nebraska will be open for trapping this winter. The trapping season will start...
Valentine NWR News

Valentine NWR News

In preparation for a rotenone treatment in 2018, length limits on largemouth bass and northern pike at Pelican Lake will be rescinded Dec. 1 through Aug. 1, 2018. This action begins the second phase of the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Aquatic Habitat Project....
FFA National Convention Wrap Up

FFA National Convention Wrap Up

The 90th National FFA Convention took place in Indianapolis this past week. James Battershaw and Cade Adamson received 6th out of the 12 National Finalists with their agriscience fair project in the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems category.  21 students from...