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John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

MOLINE, Ill.,  /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park as a design and test lab for ... Read More

Best in the West T&F recap and results

The talk last night on the infield at Bearcat Stadium focused on two things; great athletes and great weather. With temps in the mid to upper 60's everyone involved was thankful for a great evening of weather to compete in. And with the weather lo... Read More

Campus abuzz with pollinator-friendly beds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — If you notice this spring that campus is buzzing more than usual, that’s likely because of a new commitment to being mindful of bees and other pollinators, their habitat and nutritional needs, and how the campus can play a r... Read More

WNCC baseball team sweeps NJC

Western Nebraska Community College baseball team received strong pitching and clutch hits to earn an Empire Conference doubleheader win over Northeastern Junior College Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Field. In the opener, the Cougars received st... Read More

NFU Board Opposes Current House Version of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors today unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to the current version of the 2018 Farm Bill as passed by the House Agriculture Committee last week. The Board called on House membe... Read More

NPNRD candidates participate in local forum

The Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau held its Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 24,  at the Gering Civic Center. The public was invited to hear from each candidate on a variety of issues. Among the candidates at the event were the North Platte NRD Su... Read More

USDA Rural Development Innovation Center Launches Interactive Webpage to Share Best Practices for Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, NE, April 25, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new interactive webpage to identify best practices for building rural prosperity. “Rural communities need forward-thinking strategies ... Read More News: April 25, 2018

Today on News: Candidates vying for the Scotts Bluff County Commissioner District I seat field questions during a Tuesday evening forum Mitchell man facing several felony charges following sexual assault of child investigation  Sc... Read More

Dairy Industry Commends Congress’ Call for NAFTA Action on Canada’s Dairy Policies

(Washington, D.C. – April 25, 2018) U.S. dairy groups today commended the bipartisan efforts of 68 members of Congress who encouraged the U.S. Trade Representative to eliminate Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy exports and its protectionist pricin... Read More

Governor Ricketts Once Again Fails to Deliver Property Tax Relief

LINCOLN—Nebraska Farmers Union’s Board of Directors evaluated the wins and losses in the recently concluded legislative session during their spring board meeting.  Like most Nebraskans, the Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) board was most frustrated... Read More

Scoreboard installation shows Pioneer baseball right around the corner

The scoreboard at Oregon Trail Park Stadium is being installed, marking the fact that the Western Nebraska Pioneers season is not far away. Team owner Chuck Heeman says it is one of the things that shows the season is "only a month out and I like ... Read More