News

Cattle Group Says State Legislative Session Successful

Cattle Group Says State Legislative Session Successful

Photo: WNAX

Nebraska State Senators return to Lincoln Thursday to put the finishing touches on their 2014 session.  The State Cattlemen’s Association is pleased with how most of the session went. Legislative Director Laura Field says although they didn’t get everything approved they wanted felt they made progress with most of the measures that got approved.

Field says one of the more important issues they’ll be following up on will be part of a summer study committee’s work and that is education funding.

Field says she supports the State Farm Bureau’s unveiling of their new Ag teachers loan and scholarship program that was recently announced. She’s hoping other ag groups will come forward with ways to help both the state’s ag students and educators in the future.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes

Fresh
MoneyDollarsCoins

An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

in Local

Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

Fresh
Stethoscope Medical

Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

in Local

Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot

Fresh
gambling

Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

in Local

Time To Think About Winter

Fresh
WinterWx

Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter…..at some point.

in Local

Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

combine

A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.