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Today on News: Morning train vs. truck accident in Scottsbluff lands Goshen Co. man in hospital Local businessmen continue pitch for proposed aquatics center in the Twin Cities Orga... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Welcomes EPA Approval of E-30 Pilot for State of Nebraska Vehicles

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies welcomed news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a project requested by the State of Nebraska to study the use of higher ethanol blends.  In the pilot program, th... Read More

American Farm Bureau's take on KORUS agreement.

President Trump recently signed the amended trade deal with South Korea known as KORUS. Many are hailing the completed deal as President Trump fulfilling his promise to fight for American workers and businesses in international trade. American Farm ... Read More

Local grower announced as Director for Nebraska Corn Board District 8

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, recently announced the new Nebraska Corn Board District 8 director. Andy Groskopf, a farmer in the Scottsbluff area, has been appointed by the Governor to fill the directorship. “I’ve always been interested ... Read More

Escalating Trade War with China Will Increase Damage to  American Soybean Farmers

Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2018)—The Administration’s decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on $60 billion of U.S. products—deepens and prolongs the tr... Read More

Sept. 25, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 4.47 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 4.47 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 4.47 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Gering – 4.47 (-0.02) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.55 (-0.07) New Alliance / ... Read More

Driver in train-truck accident says his brakes failed

Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman has identified the truck driver in this morning's truck- train accident as 68 year old Bill Searle of Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. Deputies responded to the collision at 7:34 this morning at the South Beltline and Hi... Read More

Pork Industry Commits To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S. organizations in a global initiative to create international standards and codes of practices to prevent unsafe res... Read More

Planned Bluffs Bar and Grill approved for keno but opening date still unclear

The Gering city council has approved the new Bluffs Bar and Grill at the old Sonic location on 10th Street in Gering as a new keno outlet, but there is still no time frame on when it will be open. Gering building inspector Rod Sterkel told the cou... Read More

USMEF Statement on Signing of Revised KORUS

On Sept. 24, the revised Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was signed by President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued the following statement: Signing of... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on DOJ Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling

(Washington, D.C., September 24, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a ... Read More