COOL Backers Point to Survey as New Label Rule Readied
As members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees seek to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling, backers tout a new survey from the Consumer Federation of America citing that 90% of Americans favor labeling the origin of meat.
Johanns opposes Farm Bill
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns , a former Secretary of Agriculture, today voted against advancing out of committee a farm bill that relied on budget gimmicks and outdated policy.
Fri May 17, 2013
Farm Bills Give Everyone a Chance to Squawk
Now that the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have passed their versions of the farm bill, it's time to cherry pick all the things people hate about the legislation.
Wed May 15, 2013
Heineman Consults Former Governors Who Served In Senate
As he contemplates a bid for Senate, the GOP's top recruit - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman - is engaging some former governors who made the same transition.
Tue May 14, 2013
Senate panel approves massive farm bill
Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, during the committee's hearing on the Farm Bill, officially known as the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.
Mon May 13, 2013
North Platte Bulletin
Johanns calls for IRS investigation
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns called for a Senate hearing Monday to look into Internal Revenue Service practices of targeting conservative groups for harassment when reviewing their tax documents.
Fri May 10, 2013
City council approves revisions to fill levels
FEMA regulations require that cities put in two feet of fill when constructing new buildings in 'special flood hazard' areas.
Wed May 08, 2013
Tim Carney: Big businesses and localities win online sales tax
When do 21 Republican senators vote for higher taxes? Answer: When the biggest businesses and local politicians hire top K Street lobbyists to push for the tax-hike legislation.
AGRIBUSINESS: Former Ag Secretaries Highlight Importance of Japan's Inclusion in TPP
Two former Secretaries of Agriculture believe Japan's decision to seek inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations could be a game-changer for U.S. agriculture and good news for the country's overall economy.
Senators want exemption to Dodd-Frank swap rules
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing on the budget for the Treasury Department on Capitol Hill in Washington April 24, 2013.
Mon May 06, 2013
Sen. Johanns Reacts to EPA's Disclosure to Anti-Ag Activists
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's multiple disclosures to anti-ag activist organizations of thousands of records including the personal information of ag producers: "EPA's ongoing assault on America's ag producers is nothing short of alarming," Senator Johanns said.
Sun May 05, 2013
Heineman mulls Senate run; other Republicans wait
It's been nearly three months since U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns announced he wouldn't seek a second term in 2014, and still, not 1 of his fellow Nebraska Republicans has stepped up to replace him.
Sat May 04, 2013
Service Academy Open House Teaches Area Students About Military Opportunities
Students around Central and Western Nebraska Saturday learned about the various academy programs available at the Service Academy open house at Central Community College's Grand Island campus.
Fri May 03, 2013
Nebraska Bread and Community Leaders Meet with Sen. Johanns as Farm Bill Heats Up
Just one week before the scheduled congressional debate on the farm bill and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , a diverse team of leaders met with Sen.
Thu May 02, 2013
EPA Continues To Release Personal Information On Cattle Producers
The Environmental Protection Agency again admitted it had released too much information on livestock producers, specifically producers from Montana and Nebraska .
The Huffington Post
Karl Rove Issues 2014 Warning
Karl Rove thinks Republicans have a shot at winning many 2014 Senate races if they take steps to prevent history from repeating itself.
Wed May 01, 2013
Fierce lobbying counters White House push for food aid ...
A White House plan to modernize the major U.S. food aid program, by donating cash rather than American-grown food, is in trouble after fierce lobbying by farm groups, food processors, shippers and others who set out to sink the idea months before it was unveiled in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Senators Urge Probe in EU Ethanol Duty Decision
A bipartisan group of senators are asking for an investigation into a recent anti-dumping decision made by European Union regarding ethanol imports from the United States.
La Vista Sun
World-Herald editorial: Internet tax is only fair
You swing by the neighborhood hardware store, talk with a sales person who knows his charcoal, find just the right model and then - you go home, surf the web and order it over the Internet.
The Papillion Times
Nebraska, Iowa follow different flight plans on state plane
Jack, his family and former Husker running back Rex Burkhead visited with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Monday.