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Big second half carries Gering past North Platte

Host Gering outscored North Platte 39-20 in the second half en route to a 65-50 come-from-behind win Thursday night on the first day of the East-West Shootout. "We may have been a little intimidate... Read More

Bluffs man sentenced for theft of government funds

A former Scottsbluff man has been sentenced on federal charges of theft of government funds. 42-year-old Frank A. Sanchez Jr. received a 90 day home confinement sentence from United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Additionally, Sanchez will... Read More

February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016 Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 3.64 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 3.64 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 3.64 (-0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 3.72 (-0.01) New Alliance / Alliance, 3.72 (-0.01) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/... Read More

Agriculture and community advocate Charlie Fenster dies at age 96

Charlie Fenster, one of the great advocates for agriculture in Nebraska and a true community servant, passed away Thursday at the age of 96. Dr. Charles Hibberd, Dean of Cooperative Extension at the University of Nebraska and the Panhandle Researc... Read More

Vilsack, lawmakers urge end to Cuban trade embargo

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba by urging the group's members - including some of the country's leading ag groups and compani... Read More

Over-the-Top Grass Control: Herbicide Approved for Sorghum

February 11, 2016 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the registration approval of the active ingredient nicosulfuron (the active ingredient in DuPont™ Zest™ herbicide) that will complement the non-GMO DuPont™ Inzen... Read More

Abengoa Says It Plans to Restart Ravenna, Ne Plant

Abengoa SA will not sell its assets or seek more secured debt to finance operations at an idled corn-ethanol plant in Ravenna, Nebraska, before creditors are made whole, an attorney for Abengoa Bioenergy of Nebraska assured a Nebraska bankruptcy cour... Read More

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of USDA Deputy Chief Economist

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. He has served as senior economist for agricult... Read More

Less than 25 tickets left for Richard Marx concert

Less than 25 tickets remain for Richard Marx concert on Feb 13th at the Midwest Theater. All Seats that remain are single seats. The remaining Tickets will remain on sale until Showtime. Member $35.00 Non-Member $40.00 Champagne and Chocolates... Read More

Farmland Prices Fall in Much of Central U.S.

Farmland values dropped across much of the Midwest in the fourth quarter, according to Federal Reserve reports on Thursday, a symptom of continued weakness in the agricultural sector fueled by several years of depressed crop prices. The average pr... Read More

Bluffs police: No connection at this time between Scottsbluff and Rapid City robberies

The Scottsbluff Police Department confirms it has been in contact with Rapid City Police about a pharmacy robbery that had occurred in their jurisdiction on the same day of the Scottsbluff Safeway robbery. But Scottsbluff Police Sergeant Lance kite s... Read More