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OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university resea... Read More

Committe on Agriculture Rejects Latest GMO Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose it... Read More

Soy Growers to Chipotle: Misinformation is Not a Marketing Strategy

ST. LOUIS (May 1, 2015) - The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement today in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including th... Read More

Escaped inmate gets 2 to 5 years

A man who escaped custody while on work release from the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center February 5th has been sentenced  to spend the next 24 to 60 months in prison. District Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced 26 year old James Thorpe Monday a... Read More

USDA Study Shows COOL Provides No Economic Benefit

The Agriculture Department on Friday sent the House and Senate Agriculture committees a farm bill-required study that says that country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken has no economic benefit to the meat industry. DTN obtained a copy o... Read More

Local National Monuments pivotal for area tourism

A new National Park Service report shows that over 130,000 visitors to Scotts Bluff and Agate Fossil Beds National Monuments in 2014 spent $7.5 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 111 jobs in the local area and had a cum... Read More

Students to play role of veterinarians during Tuesday 4-H event

Scotts Bluff County 4-H will be playing host to over 200 students on Tuesday at the fairgrounds. The "Animals Inside and Out" event will include students from Morrill, Mitchell, and Scottsbluff. It will allow the kids to explore the science of pig... Read More

ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – The House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs tha... Read More

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

A survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska on April 27 revealed widespread occurrence of stripe rust in the southernmost tier of counties. Prevalence (percentage of fields with stripe rust) was greater than 70%. Incidence (perce... Read More

Mobile visitor information center unveiled to kickoff National Tourism Week

As National Tourism Week events kick off across the country, Scotts Bluff County tourism leaders followed suit. Festivities got underway at 9 a.m. at the Gering Civic Center, with Gering Mayor Tony Kaufman reading a proclamation. However the bi... Read More

NU president, ag leader to address NCTA graduates May 7

Curtis, Neb. – A Nebraska cattle producer will join University of Nebraska administrators including President Hank M. Bounds in saluting Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture graduates on May 7 at commencement in Curtis. Bill Rishel, founder... Read More