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. C... 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

National Research Council Public Hearing Opens Doors to Biotech Opponents

OMAHA (DTN) -- Some of the most vocal critics of genetically engineered crops will get a spotlight shined on them this week in Washington, D.C., as the National Research Council holds two days of hearings as part of the group's latest review of crop ... Read More

Heineman: Picking new Lt. governor will take couple weeks

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office. But Heineman said Monday that he doesn't expect to announce a replacement for Lavon Heidemann a couple of weeks. ... Read More

September 15, 2014

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.09 (-0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.09 (-0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.09 (-0.07) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.91 (-0.07) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.03 (-0.07) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.19 (Bas... Read More

Kurtz wins United Way Duck Dash grand prize

Ken Kurtz, the owner of Spectrum Photography in Gering and the grand prize winner of the 17th annual United Way of Western Nebraska Rubber Duck Dash, could not be happier. Kurtz won a 2015 Tahoe donated by Team Chevrolet, his dream vehicle for hau... Read More

Two new teams added for Western Conference basketball tournament

Two new teams will be part of the Western Conference Boys and Girls Invitational Tournament that will tip-off the basketball season December 4. Omaha Gross will head west and Greeley West High School will come east for the three day tournament. ... Read More

CSC to host Alumni softball game

CHADRON - The Chadron State College softball program will have its annual alumni game on Family Day, Saturday, Sept. 20, in conjunction with many other activities around campus. Saturday's alumni game will begin at approximately 4 p.m., following the... Read More

Agriculture hall of fame has budget struggles

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) _ The leaders of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs are trying _ again _ to figure out how to ensure its future. The hall closed for the season in May because of financial troubles, the seco... Read More