Winter Storm Warning in effect for: Box Butte, NE; Dawes, NE; Sioux, NE

...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND STRONG WINDS FOR THE NORTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE TONIGHT... .ENERGY FROM A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER EASTERN NEBRASKA TONIGHT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN NEBRASKA PAN... Read More

Secretary Vilsack Announces Cattlemens Beef Board Appointments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 25 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms. Newly appointed members representing cattle producers a... Read More

Ricketts makes appointments for Banking and Energy offices

Governor-Elect Pete Rcketts has selected David Bracht of Omaha and the state's new Energy Director and former state senator Mark Quandahl as Banking and Finance director Bracht is a partner at Stinson Leonard Street, LLP where he co-leads the rene... Read More

Congress Requests $1.5-Million to Study USDA Plans

Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. Tom Vilsack Vilsack, ... Read More

Smith says 2015 priorities include immigration and tax reform, approval of Keystone pipeline

With new leadership in the 114th Congress next year comes hope for passage of immigration reform. Nebraska Third District Congressman Adrian Smith says it's possible. But he believes any proposal must start with securing the country's borders. Smi... Read More

Chadron gas wars

Gas prices are still under $2 a gallon in some places, but no place in the country is as low as Chadron according to Fox News. Chadron Area Chamber of Commerce Director Colette Fernandez says prices started dipping last week and have dropped to $1... Read More

 AGCO founder Robert J. Ratliff inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

DULUTH, Ga. (Dec. 22, 2014) — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade association for the off-road equipment industry, announced AGCO Corporation founder Robert J. Ratliff as one of the 2014 inductees into the AEM Hall o... Read More

Three arrested on combination of drug and weapons charges

Two men have been arrested on drug and weapons charges, and a woman on similar drug counts after a suspicious vehicle containing methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia was stopped by Gering Police Saturday night. Court documents say a ... Read More

Another arrest made in check forgery case

A second person has been arrested in connection with cashing checks stolen from a local farming operation. 22 year old Joshua Campos was arrested on a warrant charging him with 2nd degree forgery after Platte Valley Bank reported additional checks... Read More

NCTA builds cattle owners with Heifer Link

Curtis, Neb. – Students beginning their own beef cattle enterprises while in college are relying on solid genetics and the annual multiplier effect. Since 2007, students at the Nebraska College of Agriculture in Curtis have had the chance to lea... Read More

Associated Foods buying Safeway, Albertsons stores in MT, WY

The proposed merger of the Albertsons and Safeway grocery chains is leading to new ownership for eight stores in Montana and Wyoming. Associated Foods is buying Albertsons stores in Butte, Montana, and Laramie, Wyoming, along with two Safeway stor... Read More