USDA Seeks Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs.   “This ... Read More

USDA Agency Retools Its Monthly Science News Magazine

Agricultural Research has been a flagship publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 1953. This month, ARS debuts a new, all-digital version of the magazine called AgResearch that will make be... Read More

Keith Urban August 29th at Nebraska State Fair

Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour 2015” to the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm.  Tickets are on sale now for $90 for the stage pit and $60 for general adm... Read More

Highway 71 projects to begin week of April 13th

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of April 13 on North Highway 71 in the Wildcat Hills area, beginning in Banner County and extending into Scotts Bluff County. The Nebraska Department of Roads says Werner Construction of Hast... Read More

Free public tree pruning workshop slated for Scottsbluff on Thursday

The North Platte Natural Resources District and Nebraska Forest Service are partnering to conduct a tree pruning workshop to demonstrate the correct techniques for pruning young trees. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 ... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates April 2015

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for April 2015. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for April is 0.250 percent, unchanged from 0.250 percent in March... Read More

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Depart... Read More

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Ass... Read More

Monsanto Posts Lower Earnings

Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company’s best-selling biotech corn seeds. The St. Louis agricultural business giant reported a second-quarter profit o... Read More

Grant helps multiple organizations integrate, improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by... Read More

Rodney Atkins to perform at Chadron State College

Country music singer Rodney Atkins will perform at Chadron State College on Friday, April 24th. The event begins with a country barbecue at 5:00 p.m., with the Atkins concert to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Nelson Physical Activity Center on the C... Read More