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Precision Ag Makes Farming More Sustainable, Profitable

Lincoln, Neb. — Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need.  Understan... Read More

WNCC softball picks up two wins

NORFOLK – Jasmine Wessel and Lauren Oxford each had two home runs and the Western Nebraska Community College softball team combined for 26 runs and 32 hits in taking a doubleheader from Northeast Community College Wednesday evening in Norfolk. Oxf... Read More

Alliance Council approves redevelopment plan for new hotel

This week the Alliance City Council approved Tax Increment Financing (TIF)  on a redevelopment plan for the area on Highway 385 between Westco and Pepsi, where Alliance Lodging LLC plans to build a new hotel. Interim City Manager Rick Kuckkahn sa... Read More

USDA Offers First Forecast for Spring Planting

USDA projects soybean acres will grow to 88 million acres planted this spring, up 4.6 million acres from last year, while corn planting will be 90 million acres, down 4 million from last year. In a broader perspective, USDA projects farmers will hav... Read More

HS basketball scoreboard: Gering, Scottsbluff girls teams beaten at districts

Here's the rundown of the high school basketball action from the postseason on Wednesday night. Girls B6 District Tournament Sidney 72, Scottsbluff 57...Top seeded Lady Raiders earn a spot in the district title game with the double digit win. A... Read More

Health Canada Approves Sale of Irradiated Ground Beef

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat. ... Read More

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

The Trump administration has lifted federal guidelines that said transgender students should be allowed to use public school bathrooms and  locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. The Wednesday decision is a reversal of an Obama-era d... Read More

Bayard 5th graders participate in NGPC's Trout in the Classroom Program

There's something fishy going on at Bayard Elementary School, but it's all in the name of science. Jenna Krul's 5th Grade science class has been learning all about trout, and have been raising about 80 since they were just fish eggs. During that t... Read More

Western Sugar and contractor cited, fined for August accident

Federal safety regulators have cited and proposed fines and penalties for two companies connected to a worker who fell at a Scottsbluff construction site. The worker was injured in August after falling through a floor opening at the Western Sugar... Read More

Punitive Damages Allowed in Farmer Lawsuit Against Syngenta

A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them. In an order unsealed Tuesday, Hennepin County Dist... Read More

Senators Question Nebraska Sales and Property Tax Proposal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lawmakers are questioning a proposal that would raise Nebraska's state sales tax and steer the extra revenue into tax credits for low-income residents and property owners. The bill drew support from farmers on Wednesday during a... Read More