House Ag Committee Looks At Soil Health

Advocates for soil health highlighted the benefits of both soil and water quality to members of a House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday, but they also acknowledged solid economic numbers are need... Read More

September 18, 2014

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney,                   4.93 (-0.12) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport,         4.93 (-0.12) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman,                   4.93 (-0.12) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford,... Read More

Beef Checkoff Budget Set

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $39 million into programs under the fiscal year 2015 budget, pending review by the full Beef Board and USDA approval. In action earlier this week, the Operating Committee approved checkoff funding for a ... Read More

Harvest Festival this weekend at Legacy of the Plains

The Legacy of the Plains Museum is teaming with activity Friday as final preparations are underway for this weekend's Harvest Festival. Executive Director Katie Bradshaw says in terms of the indoor exhibits, they will not be 100% complete with prepar... Read More

Man pleas to amended child pornography charge

A 31 year old man arrested in Gosper County on a Scotts Bluff County warrant has entered a no contest plea to attempted distribution of child pornography in a plea agreement with prosecutors. Jonathan Bye was living at a trailer court at Johnson L... Read More

USDA investing $68 million in Renewable Energy Projects

USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday $68 million worth of funding for 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide. The funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independenc... Read More

Banner Health imposes visitor restrictions due to enterovirus outbreak

Banner Health hospitals, including Community Hospital in Torrington, have imposed visitor restrictions because of the outbreak of enterovirus 68. The restrictions include no visitors under age 13 and mandatory health screenings for siblings who w... Read More

House Passes Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2014) – The House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) by a vote of 253 to 163. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman said this was a positive move for cattle producers... Read More

Farm Groups Respond to Executive Order on Antibiotic Resistance

President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.  The executive order came as a response to bacteria that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, a problem... Read More

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than ... Read More

Huskers ready for Miami

Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their Saturday night showdown with the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday afternoon, as the Huskers conducted a 50-minute walk-thru inside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska H... Read More