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Importers buy U.S. corn at record rate as drought tightens LatAm supplies

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Importers are buying U.S. corn at the fastest pace since the mid-1990s, according to U.S. government data, as tightening stocks in Latin America prompt a rush to purchase cargoes o... Read More

Mega million jackpot grows to record level

Lincoln, NE – March 19, 2018 – Three months without a jackpot winner has grown the Mega Millions jackpot to a record level. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly. The Mega Millions jackpot star... Read More

March 19, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.92 (-0.30) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.92 (-0.30) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.92 (-0.30) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.35 (-0.29) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.35 (-0.29) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Corn-state senators seek Trump meeting as U.S. biofuel changes loom

(Reuters) - A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about the nation’s biofuels law, amid expectations the administration will soon act to lower the regulation’s costs to the oil refining industry... Read More

Man accused of dragging son next to his car

A Mitchell man accused of dragging his child alongside a moving vehicle over the weekend is in the Scotts Bluff County Jail. Court documents say a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Deputy responded to Mitchell following a disturbance with Austin Welle... Read More

Rural Mainstreet Index Remains Positive

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index slipped in March but remained above growth neutral for a second-straight month. Those results come from the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region that depends on agricultural. ... Read More

Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Wright dies at age 72

Nebraska Supreme Court Justice John Wright has died at the age of 72. Wright died Sunday after a long, undisclosed illness. Chief Justice Michael Heavican said in a statement that Wright's death leaves a great void on the seven-member court. Wr... Read More

Bluffs woman arrested on variety of drug related charges

A Scottsbluff woman is facing multiple felony charges stemming from the execution of an early Saturday morning search warrant. 32-year-old Jessica Serda was arrested on charges of: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, three... Read More

Ricketts warns time is running out to approve property tax relief

  With time running short in Nebraska's 60 day legislative session, Governor Pete Ricketts is urging lawmakers to get busy on property tax relief, something voters have made clear they expect. Since 2005, ag land property taxes have risen ... Read More

Report Points to Industries at Risk of Job Losses Due to Metal Tariffs

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. rice, cranberries, sweet corn, orange juice, kidney beans, peanut butter, tobacco and whiskey are among the agricultural products listed by the European Union to face retaliatory tariffs in Europe due to the Trump administration's... Read More

EPA Proposes Reduction in Required RIN Credits for Philly refinery

The Environmental Protection Agency made a proposal to lower the number of biofuel credits that bankrupt oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions must buy under the Renewable Fuels Standard. The nation’s biofuels groups are very concerned about th... Read More