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Gering native nominated for Grammy award

A Gering native is hoping to win a second Grammy come Monday night. Julia Scozzafava is a member of the Kansas City Chorale, who is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Choral Performance" for thei... 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

Bluffs school board approves two year contract with faculty

The Scottsbluff School Board Thursday morning approved a new two year contract with the district's teachers that is effective at the beginning of the next school year. Superintendent Rick Myles says the contract raises base pay $475 the first year... Read More

Nebraska to Host Inaugural Midwest Farm to School Conference

Lyons, NE – More than 200 farmers, ranchers, school food service personnel, and community members working to improve students health and economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers will gather in Nebraska City, NE for the first ever Midwest... Read More

Russia Bans US Corn and Soybeans

Russia will ban imports of U.S. soybeans and corn (used for popcorn production) from Feb. 15 due to what they say are phytosanitary concerns, according to several media reports quoting Russia’s ag watchdog agency Rosselkhoznadzor. According to a r... Read More