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USDA announces funding opportunity for distance learning, telemedicine projects in rural areas ◆ Nebraska received $565,000 for Fiscal Year 2014 for related projects

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
WASHINGTON, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas.
"This program provides people who live and work in rural areas with better access to a variety of educational and health care

Honoring Nebraskansí service and sacrifice

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Nebraska's Third District has a long tradition of military service. During the week leading up to Memorial Day, we honored two local heroes from different generations who displayed extraordinary valor and an unyielding commitment to our country.
Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz of Alma was one of six Marines killed in a helicopter crash on May 12th while providing humanitarian aid to

Louie Snappin' Bees

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Ol' Louie loved bees. Of all the things I remember about him, I remember that best. He'd be layin' out in the front yard, day dreamin' and sunnin' himself when I'd see an eye open and an ear cock. Then he'd spring to his feet and start snappin' at the air. His jaws would be makin' a sound like someone

Late planting provisions for crop insurance available for farmers

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF,†Farmers whose corn planting has been slowed by wet weather might have already missed a deadline for crop insurance, but they still have several risk-management choices for their crop.
The frequent and sizable rains seen across parts of Nebraska recently have kept some Nebraska growers from completing their corn plantings. Although 85 percent of corn acres have already planted in

Cool and wet continues in region

Modified: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
KIMBALL, Cool and wet conditions continued to be the norm across much of the tri-state region as a seemingly constant series of weather systems flowed across the High Plains over the last seven days.
Most of the month of May has produced similar weather. Skies have been nearly constantly overcast or filled with cloud, and sunshine has been the exception,

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