AFBF Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2014 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to incre... Read More

Vilsack Highlights Conservation Efforts in Midwest

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $15 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to 47 organizations to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. Secretary Vilsack announced Monday the funding of $15.7 million while visi... Read More

Torrington man thought to have drowned in Hawk Springs Reservoir

Crews are looking for a 53-year-old Torrington man who is thought to have drowned in southeastern Wyoming's Hawk Springs Reservoir. Guernsey State Park rangers were called Sunday afternoon after James "Jesse" Nelson jumped into the reservoir to sa... Read More

2 killed, 2 injured in crash north of Greeley

Authorities say two people were killed and two others were injured when the vehicle they were in was struck by a tractor-trailer that rolled over north of Greeley. The Greeley Tribune reports the truck was hauling logs when it rolled on Colorado ... Read More

Commissioners approve tax friendly budget

The Scotts Bluff County Board Monday afternoon approved a 2014-15 budget that barely raises the property tax asking for the next year and actually reduces the general fund levy by over two cents. County Management Accountant Jerry Crable says the ... Read More

Torrington teenager enters not guilty plea on amended first degree murder charge

A 16 year old Torrington teenager Monday entered a not guilty plea to an  amended first degree murder charge in the death early this year of Scotts Bluff County Corrections officer Amanda Baker. Dylan Cardeilhac is accused in the early morning Va... Read More

Lawyer: Juliette's twin sister said another man killed her sister

The lawyer for a man charged in the 2008 death of 2 year old Juliette Geurts of Gering says he intends to claim statements made by the victim's twin sister show another man living in the house is responsible for the death. Dustin Chauncey is charged ... Read More

Bluffs man charged with selling meth near school has 1st court appearance

A 23 year old Scottsbluff man had a first appearance in Scotts Bluff County Court Monday on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Court Documents say Patrick Little Wolf was arrested after WING Drug Task... Read More

Garbacz Receives National Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture

LINCOLN – Stan Garbacz, the Agricultural Trade Representative for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), has been awarded the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture.  The award was presented to Garbacz late last week d... Read More

Governor appoints two new representatives to Nebraska Wheat Board

Governor Dave Heinemann recently appointed Bob Delsing of Hemingford, Neb. and Steve Wiese of Wilber, Neb. as directors for Districts 1 and 6 respectively on the Nebraska Wheat Board. Delsing, his wife Karen, now deceased, and their three children... Read More

Northeast Health Professionals Learn How Farmers are “Raising the Steaks”

As part of its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), the checkoff recently hosted a “Raising the Steaks” immersion event for eager health and nutrition professionals at Hedgeapple Farm in Buckeystown, Md. The tour was Sept. 9, with more t... Read More