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State Officials Urging Farmers to Control Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Now

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. ... Read More

Drought Still Burdening Rural Economy in 10 States

A new monthly report shows drought conditions continue to burden the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region rose slightly in August to 42.2 from July's abysmally low 40.7. The ind... Read More News: August 17, 2017

Today on News: A Scottsbluff distillery is expanding its offerings by opening a tasting room at their West Railway location Several airlines ready to take off as Scottsbluff's next Essential Air Service Provider Western Sugar Coope... Read More

Husker Offense Continues to Progress

Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team continued work in its third week of training camp on Thursday morning, working out inside Memorial Stadium for a little more than two hours in full pads. Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf add... Read More

Work Continues on L-62A in Minatare Area

Weather permitting, construction continues on L-62A from the junction of US-26/L-62A (Moomaw’s Corner) to the junction of N-385/L-62A (Angora Hill), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Werner Construction LLC, of Hastings, N... Read More

U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U... Read More

Scottsbluff, Gering both on road to open softball schedule Friday

The 2017 high school softball season opens up on Friday for both Scottsbluff and Gering. Gering's coming off a 14-15 campaign last year and they'll open up tomorrow at the Aurora Tournament. Head Coach Tim Gonzalez likes what he's seen from his te... Read More

Increase in Ethanol Production Likely to Outpace Near-Term Demand

According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, the ethanol market will soon face worsening slim-to-negative profit margins, which could potentially push the industry toward consolidation. However, producers that are well-capit... Read More

Chadron man wins NGPC bighorn sheep permit

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a bighorn sheep season for 2018. It authorized one auction and one lottery permit for the season at its meeting August 17 in North Platte. In addition, the drawing for the 2017 bighorn sheep lottery pe... Read More

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Scotts Bluff National Monument

The Great American Eclipse is coming to town and here are a few things to know about viewing the eclipse at Scotts Bluff National Monument. Safety during the eclipse is paramount. Using the correct viewing glasses and other means to see the eclips... Read More

USDA Designates Three Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Nebraska

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Aurora, Charles Mix and Gregory counties in South Dakota as primary nat... Read More