Should You Add SCO Coverage to Your Crop Insurance For Wheat?

Choosing your crop insurance contract for 2015 just got more complicated with the addition of the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a county-level insurance program available through the 2014 farm b... Read More

Psychiatrist: Release of Jenkins was against his recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A psychiatrist says he doesn't know why a mentally ill prisoner was released from custody, giving him the chance to kill four people in Omaha. Dr. Eugene Oliveto told a legislative committee Thursday that he had recommended Ni... Read More

Senate Debates Future of Renewable Energy Credits

With commercial cellulosic ethanol production getting a jumpstart in places like Iowa and Kansas this year, the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday began discussing the future of the energy tax code during a hearing. The debate comes at a time when le... Read More

CAPWN seeking local infusion of cash to cushion operations funding

CAPWN Board President Tim Nolting of Bushnell says the non-profit organization is attempting to obtain an infusion of cash from local banks to assist their efforts to work through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Citing "a perfect storm unfortunate financial s... Read More

Searches continue near Paxton, south of Torrington for drowning victims

Searches are being conducted in two different areas in the region for men believed to have drowned during the past five day. Near Paxton a search continues for a man who is believed to have drowned in an NPPD supply canal while fishing late Monday... Read More

Continuing Resolution expected to pass in Senate Thursday

Congress Wednesday passed a Continuing Resolution which would fund the federal government until December 11th. The bill will be debated in the Senate today, and is expected to pass and be on the President's desk for signature before the end of the da... Read More

Experts say wheat farmers should watch Black Sea exports

The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do ... Read More

Former Alliance resident to receive purple heart

Former Alliance resident and United States Marine Lance Corporal William Simmons, who was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan on June 20 will receive the Purple Heart in a ceremony scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 19, in Portsmouth, V... Read More

Panhandle sessions on Affordable Care Act set for September 30th

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Department of Insurance has scheduled informational sessions across the state on the Affordable Care Act. The two-hour sessions will cover several topics, including enrollment, tax credits, premiums and the indivi... Read More

USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to... Read More

Huskers Rally for 3-1 Win Against Creighton

The No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team rallied from a slow start to defeat the Creighton Bluejays 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in the first meeting between the teams since 2011 before 8,060 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday night. ... Read More