posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Bovine tuberculosis causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle and results in reduced milk and meat production. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact and the inhalation of bacteria.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states.
Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or...
posted on May 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM
The waiting game is far from dull where the Keystone XL pipeline is concerned. Though the door has closed on the public comment period in response to the U.S. State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement, another has opened.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM
This week started with some delayed warm and dry conditions. The weather pattern allowed for corn planting to finally occur. But growers are still well behind the average pace as only 5 percent of the corn crop was in the ground according to USDA’s...
posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas.
High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas....
posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Emotions ran high, this week, in Grand Island, Nebraska where the U.S. State Department held its sole public hearing on the environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM
An unusual coalition of environmentalists, property rights advocates and ranchers are attempting to find new ways to derail project.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
A late-winter storm socked portions of the Plains, Corn Belt and Great Lakes again this week, delivering much-needed moisture to an area still locked in the worst drought in half-a-century.
Over the weekend snow blanketed Denver, Colorado,...
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Heineman sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama confirming that he would allow the controversial project to proceed in his state.
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Nearly 33,000 producers nationwide will be surveyed between January and April.
posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM
The Missouri River has received a special blessing from an Iowa church that hopes the ceremony will make the river holy and reduce flooding and drought.
posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM
A national report says Nebraska was one of two states that experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2012.
posted on October 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM
A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help fund the four-year project.
posted on October 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM
District officials have agreed to buy a farm south of North Platte and retire approximately 15,800 acres from production.
posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM
USDA in its weekly crop report says that while 81 percent of the crop had been planted, only half of it has broken through the soil to show signs of life.