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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural commu... Read More

Nov. 17, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.24(+0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.24 (+0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.24 (+0.05) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.02 (+0.05) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.02 (+0.05) Frenchman Valley... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Agreement with Bulgarian Soybean Processers

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has signed letters of intent with nine soybean processing companies in Bulgaria to promote the use of Nebraska-grown soybeans and soybean products in their faci... Read More

Biodiesel Board Responds to RFS RIN Concerns

A letter from the National Biodiesel Board to the Trump Administration seeks to clarify issues refineries are wanted addressed. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is holding the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to the Department of Agricultu... Read More

WNCC Board approves tuition rates, construction contract for renovation

The WNCC Board of Governors has approved a minimal increase in tuition for the upcoming school year. President Dr. Todd Holcomb says when the board approved tuition rates Wednesday for the 2018-19 school year, they considered a faculty request to ... Read More

Scottsbluff man charged with third degree sexual assault of  a child

A 42 year old Scottsbluff man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl  several times has been charged with third degree sexual assault of a minor. Court documents say an arrest warrant for Doug Fox was issued after a forensic interview w... Read More

(Video) Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87. T... Read More

Nebraska unemployment for October lowest since 1999

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate dropped slightly in October to 2.7 percent, reaching a low that hasn't been seen since 1999. The department said in a report released Friday that the figure was one-tenth... Read More

Farm Groups React to House Passage of Tax Reform

Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. The American Farm Bureau Federation called the action a “step closer to a tax code that works for all farmers and ranchers.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa... Read More

U.S. Farm Exports Hit Third Highest Level on Record

Agriculture exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The Department of Agriculture announced the... Read More

Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. The pipeline operator, TransCanada Corp., says it has shut down the system and the state has sent an inspector to the si... Read More