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USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

he U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017. “County committees allow farm... Read More

Cabela's sought sale before hedge fund pressure

Financial documents show Cabela's had been trying to sell itself months before an investor declared its big stake and publicly pushed for the sale. The Omaha World-Herald reports that documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission th... Read More

Sasse: Senate health debate may not get desired outcome

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse says trade and health care were the two big topics as he toured Western Sugar this morning to learn more about the sugar industry. Sasse says the overriding public desire is for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. But ... Read More

Lawmakers Use Farm Bill Hearing to Push Back on Proposed USDA Budget Cuts

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-M... Read More

Experts Expect Down Farm Economy to Continue

A financial expert forecasted to lawmakers Thursday the current agriculture economic conditions will continue. During a Senate Agriculture Committee on the rural economy, Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City informed the comm... Read More

(VIDEO) New Fire Relief PSA Features Actor Eric Stonestreet

Kansas farmers and ranchers are still recovering and rebuilding after the state’s largest wildfire burned more than 651,000 acres causing more than $38 million in losses in March. “This fire was devastating,” Matt Teagarden, Kansas Livestock... Read More

Gering man pleas to child pornography count

A 47-year-old Gering man will be sentenced for a conviction of possession of child pornography. Sean Gudgel entered a guilty or no contest plea Wednesday following an investigation that began last August. The Nebraska State Patrol began the inv... Read More

Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Stabilized

Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. John Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel R. Allen, said in April: "We are seeing signs that after several years of... Read More

Legion baseball weekend schedule

Gering Platte Valley Companies Sr's Tourney at Oregon Trail Park Fri 10:30 a.m. Morrill vs. Alliance Fri 1:00 p.m. Alliance vs. Gordon Fri 3:30 p.m. Chadron vs. Gordon Fri 6:00 p.m. Morrill vs. Chadron Sat 10:30 a.m. Gering vs. Sidney ... Read More

Nebraska Producer says NAFTA a Success Story for Agriculture

A farmer from Nebraska says the North American Free Trade Agreement is a success story for U.S. agriculture, and warns of the risks involved in renegotiation. In a letter published by the New York Times, Alan Tiemann of Seward, Nebraska writes tha... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Thursday scores INTERLEAGUE= Final Seattle 4 Washington 2 Cincinnati at Cleveland 6:10 p.m., postponed AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 0 Final Boston 6 Texas 2 Final Houston 7 Detroit 6 Kansas City at N-Y Yankees 1:... Read More