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Farm ministers call for more welfare for animals

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater attention should be given worldwide to the welfare of farm animals and to reducing the use of growth-enhancing medications, agriculture ministers from about 70 countries me... Read More

Montana fair official is new Nebraska State Fair director

The Nebraska State Fair Board has announced the hiring of a new executive director from Montana. The board announced Friday that it has hired Lori Cox as the new Nebraska State Fair director. Cox comes from the Big Sky Country State Fair in Montan... Read More

Skyhawk men roll, 96-69 in Chadron

CHADRON, Neb. – January 20, 2018 – Chadron State College pushed the visiting Fort Lewis College men's basketball team in the first half, but despite a 22 to 14 rebounding advantage in the second, the Skyhawks were able to put more than two-third... Read More

Freshmen shine as Fort Lewis tops CSC women

CHADRON, Neb. -- January 20, 2018 -- A pair of freshmen grabbed the spotlight here Saturday night, when the Fort Lewis College women's basketball team broke a three-game losing streak to defeat Chadron State 78-66 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Confer... Read More

Representative Adrian Smith to head to Montreal for NAFTA negotiations

Republican Congressman Adrian Smith says he's been selected to serve on the congressional delegation traveling to Montreal next week to negotiate the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Smith, who represents Nebraska's vast, rural ... Read More

Chemigation certification training scheduled for western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions beginning in February through early April at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance and Valentine, as well as other sites around Nebraska, such as Ogallala, North Platte a... Read More

It's not Groundhog Day, it's Badger Day

GERING, Neb. – The groundhog may or may not see its shadow, but the forecast says there is a highly favorable chance for people to learn about another burrowing animal next month. Badger Day will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Wildcat Hills... Read More

Nebraska officials hope to better locate 911 callers

Public safety officials say Nebraska is trying to transform the 50-year-old 911 system to better locate calls made on cellphones. Officials tell the Lincoln Journal Star that four of every five 911 calls in the state are made on cellphones. But of... Read More

Farmers asked to participate in UNL custom rate survey

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics is asking farmers and ranchers for help in compiling its annual report on Nebraska Farm Custom rates. Every year many farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid ... Read More

Sorghum Checkoff seeks applicants for Leadership Sorghum

The Sorghum Checkoff is accepting applications for Leadership Sorghum Class IV, a program designed to develop the next generation of sorghum leaders. During the 15-month leadership program, class members will be exposed to various aspects of the s... Read More

Several local communities declare snow emergencies

In preparation for the major winter storm, several area cities and villages have declared snow emergencies. Snow emergencies are in effect for the cities of Scottsbluff/Gering/Terrytown, Bayard, Morrill, Alliance, Sidney, and Chadron. Those peo... Read More