Midwest U.S.-Japan Conference Set For NE In 2018

Governor Dave Heineman announced today that the Midwest U.S. Japan Association's 50th annual conference in September 2018 will be held in Nebraska. "This is a conference we have every year. About 1... Read More

Heineman supports Gale on ballot decision

Governor Dave Heineman says he supports the decision by Secretary of State John Gale to allow Mike Foley to be included on the November ballot as Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts running mate. The Libertarian Party says Gale failed... Read More

Scottsbluff wins Gering Golf Invite

The Scottsbluff Bearcats ran away with the four-team Gering Golf Invitational Tuesday at Monument Shadows Golf Course.  The Cats recorded a season low score of 356 to outdistance second place Gering by 34 strokes.  Sidney and Alliance rounded out t... Read More

NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

The National Chicken Council used an article by Reuters this week as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for use in raising chickens are not used in human medicine, and those that are will be phased out for ... Read More

Harms not supportive of moving community colleges to state funding

State Senator John Harms is holding a series of Town Hall meetings in the area, and around a half dozen people turned out in Gering Tuesday for one of the meetings. When asked about the possibility of the state funding community colleges, , an idea s... Read More

NCGA Testifies on Importance of Biotechnology at GMO Hearing

The National Corn Grower Association’s Biotechnology Action Team testified to a National Research Council committee on the importance of biotechnology. Ohio corn grower John Linder testified on behalf of NCGA during the hearing Monday in Washington... Read More

Reward offered for recovery of ducks

Due to a malfunction with their back-up net, the United Way of Western Nebraska lost some of the ducks in the Rubber Duck Dash Saturday when the back-up net failed to stop them They may be anywhere east of the Trails West YMCA Camp in the North Platt... Read More

PEDv Cases dropping, Concerns Still Persist

The number of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus cases is dropping according to reports from American and Canada growers. Just five new cases have been found since April in Ontario according to recent reports. That’s compared to the 60 cases identifie... Read More

As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers are letting on and the pain could p... Read More

Gering evens record with 3-1 win over Scottsbluff

A third set rally helped carry the Gering High Bulldogs past the Scottsbluff Bearcats in volleyball Tuesday night at a packed SHS high school gym. Gering captured the first set 25-19.  Scottsbluff won the second 25-18 and led through part of the ... Read More

Frost Damage in Corn and Soybeans

Recent cold weather may have produced some very early freeze damage to crops in our area. Freezing temperatures before physiological maturity can cause both reduced yield and grain quality problems. Normal maturity occurs in corn when kernels form a ... Read More