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Agriculture and community advocate Charlie Fenster dies at age 96

Charlie Fenster, one of the great advocates for agriculture in Nebraska and a true community servant, passed away Thursday at the age of 96. Dr. Charles Hibberd, Dean of Cooperative Extension at th... Read More

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of USDA Deputy Chief Economist

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. He has served as senior economist for agricult... Read More

Less than 25 tickets left for Richard Marx concert

Less than 25 tickets remain for Richard Marx concert on Feb 13th at the Midwest Theater. All Seats that remain are single seats. The remaining Tickets will remain on sale until Showtime. Member $35.00 Non-Member $40.00 Champagne and Chocolates... Read More

Farmland Prices Fall in Much of Central U.S.

Farmland values dropped across much of the Midwest in the fourth quarter, according to Federal Reserve reports on Thursday, a symptom of continued weakness in the agricultural sector fueled by several years of depressed crop prices. The average pr... Read More

Bluffs police: No connection at this time between Scottsbluff and Rapid City robberies

The Scottsbluff Police Department confirms it has been in contact with Rapid City Police about a pharmacy robbery that had occurred in their jurisdiction on the same day of the Scottsbluff Safeway robbery. But Scottsbluff Police Sergeant Lance kite s... Read More

Bluffs school board approves two year contract with faculty

The Scottsbluff School Board Thursday morning approved a new two year contract with the district's teachers that is effective at the beginning of the next school year. Superintendent Rick Myles says the contract raises base pay $475 the first year... Read More

Nebraska to Host Inaugural Midwest Farm to School Conference

Lyons, NE – More than 200 farmers, ranchers, school food service personnel, and community members working to improve students health and economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers will gather in Nebraska City, NE for the first ever Midwest... Read More

Russia Bans US Corn and Soybeans

Russia will ban imports of U.S. soybeans and corn (used for popcorn production) from Feb. 15 due to what they say are phytosanitary concerns, according to several media reports quoting Russia’s ag watchdog agency Rosselkhoznadzor. According to a r... Read More

Bunge expects challenging year; earnings miss estimates

Feb 11 Bunge Ltd expects a challenging year in 2016, Chief Executive Officer Soren Schroder said on Thursday, as the global grain trader reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit. The company, which is also a major agricultural processor, fa... Read More

Wisconsin Too Much For Huskers

Madison, Wis. – Nebraska ran into a hot-shooting Wisconsin team Wednesday night, as the Badgers hit 11 3-pointers in a 72-61 win over the Huskers. Wisconsin (15-9, 7-4) hit 11-of-18 from 3-point range, including four consecutive 3-pointers after Ne... Read More

Top 25 College Basketball

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wednesday's Games? Texas Tech 85 (14) Iowa St. 82, OT Alabama 63 (15) Texas A&M 62 Tulsa 82 (16) SMU 77 Marquette 96 (20) Providence 91, 2OT (21) Baylor 82 Kansas St. 72 Thursday's Games No. 4 Iowa at Indiana, 9 ... Read More