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Last year near this time, Russian President Vladimir Putin amassed a massive contingent of Russian forces at the Ukraine border. This year, as if on cue, he’s back at it. Even with unverified claims of a partial drawdown, Russia has encircled Ukraine with over 150,000 troops, poised for an a…

Don’t let Nebraska’s location in the middle of America fool you. Our state touches every corner of the globe with the crops we grow, livestock we raise, and products we manufacture. Each year, Nebraska exports around $10 billion of goods and services worldwide. Over 95% of consumers live out…

When I was a boy, my grandfather, who was a county ag extension agent, asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I said, “Papa, I want to be a farmer.” While I didn’t exactly become a farmer, I have been regularly asked to lead in the innovative spaces of food production, rural development,…

When I was a boy, my grandfather, who was a county ag extension agent, asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I said, “Papa, I want to be a farmer.” While I didn’t exactly become a farmer, I have been regularly asked to lead in the innovative spaces of food production, rural development,…

The 2022 Winter Olympics are finally underway. Each of the American athletes competing this year is the best in their event. Many have dedicated their entire lives to their sports, hoping to one day have this chance to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. 

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With U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry fighting felony charges in California, state Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk announced Sunday afternoon that he is seeking to replace him in the 1st Congressional District.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the standard measure of inflation, catapulted 6.2%, the highest one-year jump in over thirty years. Gasoline (up 50%) and used cars (up 26%) led the surge, though food prices were not far behind. Bacon pric…

The special session of the Nebraska Legislature began this last Monday, September 13, for the sole purpose of redistricting (along with various confirmations of gubernatorial appointments). The nine-member redistricting committee (of which I am a member) has been hard at work for several wee…

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