The combine had two Trump flags on it, causing some to speculate the fire was politically motivated.
MatMaCorp has a portable COVID-19 testing system that is targeted for use in rural hospitals.
Nearly two dozen counties in the state now have disaster declarations because of drought.
More than 80 farmers and their families helped Jonathan Rempel complete his harvest this weekend. He said people from around the area and even some from other states met up early Friday morning and started working.
The company plans to sell the ammonia it produces to farm cooperatives in the region, the CEO said, and has already had meetings "with a number of them."
The report, based on 2017 data, found that agriculture accounts for nearly 34% of business sales, 22% of the gross state product and nearly a quarter of the state’s jobs.
Prices for hogs dropped 53% from January to April, according to the report, while prices for live cattle dropped 25%. While crop prices did not see as big of a decline, they were in worse shape heading into the year than livestock prices.
Harvest is approaching, a time to gather the fruits of your labor and of the soil after a long season of tending to crops. See harvest photos from the past 10 years from our archives.
The university is "a world leader in agriculture," UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said, and could provide "a key partnership" on ag research issues.
See Ander Christensen's passion-filled rant at Monday's City Council meeting that was making the rounds of Newsweek, TMZ, NBC, Yahoo and Fox News.
Steve Nelson will step down at the end of the year after 9 years leading the group.
Meatpacking plant representatives chose not to appear at the legislative hearing to voice their opposition. Sen. Tony Vargas described that no-show decision as "disrespectful."
Nearly 60 Nebraskans have contacted the state since Friday, reporting they received unsolicited seeds in the mail.
The program director is planning to propose a full degree program to the Faculty Council later this fall that could create a cannabis studies major in time for the 2021-22 academic year.
Nebraska could suffer nearly $3.7 billion in agricultural income losses this year due to the coronavirus if economic conditions do not improve, the Nebraska Farm Bureau estimated Wednesday.
U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach said Thursday that shielding and distancing measures have reduced the likelihood of community spread of coronavirus within meatpacking plants to "virtually nil."
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Lincoln alleges the workers, several of whom were teenagers at the time, weren't paid the federal minimum wage and were subjected to substandard working conditions.
The husband-and-wife veterinarian team of Erin and Ben Schroeder will bring more of the dirt, blood and manure to the airwaves on May 30, when season 2 of their show, "Heartland Docs, DVM," debuts on Nat Geo Wild.
The pandemic has many Nebraska farmers and ranchers asking whether they can remain in business.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled the ground rules Tuesday for distributing $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers feeling financial pain from COVID-19, but several agriculture groups say producers may need more federal aid in the future.
Like many other graduating students, Anna Kobza had her college experience cut short by the coronavirus and missed out on what could have been a long-winded goodbye to the place she spent the past four years.
Sen. Deb Fischer spoke on Fox News Thursday about the coronavirus's severe consequences for agriculture.
The recent closure of the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, because of a large outbreak of COVID-19 put many northeast Nebraska producers in a precarious situation.