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Sasse Applauds Grasz Confirmation

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Steve Grasz to be the United States Circuit Judge for Eighth Circuit. Senate Republicans confirmed Grasz, one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, despit... Read More

White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country’s biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter. ... Read More

Dec. 12, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.07 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.07 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.07 (-0.02) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.21 (-0.01) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.21 (-0.01) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Expelled CSCS wrestlers to enter diversion program

The four members of the Chadron State College wrestling team kicked off the squad, expelled from school, and arrested in an alleged hazing incident have all reached plea agreements to enter a pre-trial diversion program that could expunge their recor... Read More

Chairman Roberts: “Trade Is More Than a Product Crossing a Border”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today addressed the Washington International Trade Association, highlighting the benefits of NAFTA to American agricultu... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- USDA Bumps up Corn Use

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA raised corn usage for ethanol on Tuesday for the 2017-18 crop by 50 million bushels, but also lowered soybean and wheat exports by 25 million bushels for each crop. The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand E... Read More

EU to Lists Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

The European Union is setting up potential reasons to reject Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto. This week, the EU is expected to send Bayer a so-called statement of objections that list potential reasons for the EU to block the $66 billion proposa... Read More

More prison time for Michael Valdez

A Scottsbluff man sentenced to prison in September for robbery was given additional prison time Tuesday  on drug and firearm convictions. Scotts Bluff County District Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced 29 year old Michael Valdez to 8-10 years in pri... Read More

Voluntary Water Use Reporting Underway

(Lincoln, Neb.)  —  With another irrigation season ended and a new water year already under way, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has sent out invitations to all surface water irrigation permit holders to voluntarily report their... Read More

Wool Exports Increase 24 Percent

Wool exports increased 24 percent during the 2017 marketing year. Exports of U.S. wool increased 8.64 million lbs. to total more than 25 million lbs. for the year. The American Sheep Industry Association says work in conjunction with the Departmen... Read More

NRD

The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is hosting a food drive now through December 14th at 1:30 p.m., proceeds and donated food items will be given to Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) for distribution. “This g... Read More