Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committ... Read More

Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit to Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council filed the lawsuit in... Read More

Duo arrested as part of WING Drug bust in Morrill County

Charges are being filed against two men who sold drugs to Confidential Informants working for the WING Drug Task Force. 20-year-old Dylon Busskohl and 22-year-old Alex Kildow, both of Bridgeport, were the targets in a WING investigation in Novemb... Read More

2 injured in cell tower accident Wednesday in Scottsbluff

A dispatcher with the Scotts Bluff County Communications Center has confirmed that two people were injured while working on a cellphone tower. Around noon on Wednesday, crews with Viaero were working on constructing a cell phone tower on West Ove... Read More

DIA bans pot-themed souvenirs

Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them at Denver International Airport. The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could tain... Read More

Gering hoops teams split two with Torrington

Tuesday night basketball at Gering High School produced a doubleheader split for Gering and Torrington. In the boys game Gering ran past the Blazers 82-54. The win snapped a five game losing streak for the Bulldogs and afterwards assistant Coach S... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Names 2015 Leadership Academy Members

Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2015 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin the program Jan. 29-30 in Kearney. “The goal of the academy is to ignite the tale... Read More

EPA Allows Argentine Biodiesel to Enter U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the United States, and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard provided a third ... Read More

Region 22 Emergency Director ready to hit ground running

A new Emergency Management Director is now serving Scotts Bluff and Banner Counties. Tim Newman began duties as Region 22 Emergency Management Director on Monday. He replaces longtime Emergency Management Director Jerry Bretthauer and interim Di... Read More

Alliance pins Gering in wrestling dual

Alliance won 11 of 14 matches Tuesday night en route to a 54-to-15 win over the Gering Bulldogs in a wrestling dual held at Gering Junior High. Six of the 11 Alliance wins came by pin, including from the state's third rated 145-pound Class B wrest... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Voices Support for LB 85, Encourage Amended Fee Structure

LINCOLN – Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) today testified in support of LB 85, a bill regarding fees for the Nebraska Brand Committee, sponsored by Sen. Al Davis of Legislative District 43. In addition to voicing support for the bill, NC encouraged the Neb... Read More