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(Video) Afternoon Agriculture News Update - June 18, 2018

Susan Littfield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: Prescribed burning with Mark Alberts Story 2:  Farmers for Free Trade responds to tariffs  ...... Read More

House Farm Bill Language Would Help Promote Farmer Group Health Plans

OMAHA (DTN) -- The farm bill could be used next year to offer some relief for farmers from high healthcare insurance premiums they face. Association Health Plans (AHPs) have become an avenue touted by the Trump administration to reduce health insu... Read More

Lt. Governor Foley in panhandle this week

Lt. Governor Mike Foley will be in the panhandle Wednesday and Thursday for visits to Scottsbluff, Bridgeport, and Paxton. Wednesday Foley will tour the Riverside Discovery Center at 9 a.m. and then deliver remarks 11 a.m. at Scottsbluff High Scho... Read More

Former Scotts Bluff County Deputy Attorney appointed to Nebraska Supreme Court

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Judge John R. Freudenberg to the Sixth Judicial District of the Nebraska Supreme Court.  Currently, Judge Freudenberg, 48, serves as a County Court Judge in Lancaster County. "Judge Freud... Read More

Wyoming wildfire 85 percent contained

A wildfire that has burned about 31 square miles in southern Wyoming is now 85 percent contained thanks to rainy weather over the past couple of days. Evacuation orders have been lifted for several of the small communities in the vicinity, and som... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD Makes State History with Precedent-Setting Initiative

YORK, Neb. – The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) is embarking on the first-ever combined water quality management and voluntary integrated management planning processes in partnership with both the Nebraska Department of Environment... Read More

The art of second thought

Every Western movie worth watching features at least one full-blown bar room brawl. Such tumultuous scenes are chock full of good guys, bad guys, flying fists and whiskey bottles. Smack-dab in the middle of all this mayhem there’s always one unl... Read More

President’s Rescissions Package is Direct Attack on Farm Bill

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urges Senate to reject nearly $1 billion in farm bill cuts Washington, DC, – The rescissions package being considered by the Senate this week would pull the rug out from under struggling farmers and r... Read More

Farming Family Balances Rural Past and Suburban Present

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jerry Rohwer takes one hand off the steering wheel and points out his truck window. We used to farm this ground for the Warren family, he says. Now it's a water treatment plant. He drives a while and points again. Used to f... Read More

Lawsuit against top Panhandle law enforcement officers dismissed in U.S. District Court

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Nebraska Crime Commission employees against Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman and Scottsbluff Police Chief Kevin Spencer. The... Read More

State Checkoff Aims to Improve Belizean Nutrition with Soy Protein

Belize is one of the poorest countries in Central America, with high incidence of undernourishment. To improve nutrition there and to help communities encourage healthier lifestyles, Xpand2 LLC (an international marketing consultancy) and the Kansas ... Read More