It all started with 6-year-old Kai Baldwin of Vernal, Utah. He saw a news story about the flooding in Nebraska and could not hold back the tears. “How will they get home and save their animals without a bridge?” he asked his mom. “We have to send them our money!”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to slash meat consumption in schools and other city facilities is being slammed in a letter by Nebraska Farm Bureau. De Blasio’s Green New Deal, a wide-ranging initiative, includes reducing purchases of beef by 50 percent at all city-controlled facilities, including schools, prisons and hospitals.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s Connecting Chapters Program equips high school FFA members to connect with elementary students and peers to increase agricultural literacy – awareness, knowledge and appreciation – in their communities.

There is some good news for Nebraska farmers and ranchers who are reeling from intense blizzards and unprecedented flooding this spring, which also have led to historical delays in planting this year.