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Gering man gets more jail time for credit card fraud

A Gering man will serve a small jail term after a burglary charge regarding an alleged November break-in at Country Auto Sales in Scottsbluff was dismissed and he was simply sentenced today for unaut... Read More

John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

MOLINE, Ill.,  /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technolo... Read More

Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition sign research agreement

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition are joining forces to explore innovative plant nutrient products, technologies and opportunities to influence and advance grower practices and grower efficiency. Compass Mi... Read More

Husker researchers explore ways to use grape waste

Lincoln, Neb. — It's no secret that grapes are the primary ingredient in wine, but what happens to the parts of the grape that don't go into that bottle of Merlot? Roughly 20 percent of the grape, including the seed, stalk and skin, are not use... Read More

Singer Kelly Clarkson to open Nebraska State Fair in August

Grammy Award-winner and debut "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has been announced as the opening musical act for the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island later this year. Clarkson is now a judge on the TV singing contest show "The Voice," and ... Read More

Best in the West T&F recap and results

The talk last night on the infield at Bearcat Stadium focused on two things; great athletes and great weather. With temps in the mid to upper 60's everyone involved was thankful for a great evening of weather to compete in. And with the weather lo... Read More

Campus abuzz with pollinator-friendly beds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — If you notice this spring that campus is buzzing more than usual, that’s likely because of a new commitment to being mindful of bees and other pollinators, their habitat and nutritional needs, and how the campus can play a r... Read More

WNCC baseball team sweeps NJC

Western Nebraska Community College baseball team received strong pitching and clutch hits to earn an Empire Conference doubleheader win over Northeastern Junior College Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Field. In the opener, the Cougars received st... Read More

NFU Board Opposes Current House Version of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors today unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to the current version of the 2018 Farm Bill as passed by the House Agriculture Committee last week. The Board called on House membe... Read More

NPNRD candidates participate in local forum

The Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau held its Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 24,  at the Gering Civic Center. The public was invited to hear from each candidate on a variety of issues. Among the candidates at the event were the North Platte NRD Su... Read More

USDA Rural Development Innovation Center Launches Interactive Webpage to Share Best Practices for Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, NE, April 25, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new interactive webpage to identify best practices for building rural prosperity. “Rural communities need forward-thinking strategies ... Read More