USDA Seeks Applications to Support Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 – Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs.   “This... Read More

United Way seeks volunteers to help with agency funding applications

The United Way of Western Nebraska is looking for 100 volunteers to help make some serious financial decisions. Executive Director Steph Black says these volunteers will be needed for the United Way's annual fund distribution process for the age... Read More

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted

NEW YORK (AP) _ Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink the proceeds into real estate and energy par... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers to debate proposed ban on flying lanterns

State senators will debate whether to outlaw small flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska. A legislative committee voted 7-0 on Monday to advance a bill that would ban the sale, possession and use of paper lanterns. The lanterns are made ... Read More

Senators advance measure to protect pregnant employees

Nebraska mothers-to-be will have better employment protection under a bill headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Senators advanced a measure Monday that would require employers to acknowledge physical limitations of pregnancy and make accommo... Read More

NCTA students survey PLANET landscape

Curtis, Neb. – It wasn’t the sky being the limit, recently, but the PLANET for horticulture students from a college in southwestern Nebraska. Eight students studying at the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis... Read More

Nebraska term-limit expansion measure wins initial approval

A ballot measure that could give Nebraska lawmakers an extra four years in office has won initial approval in the Legislature. Senators gave the constitutional amendment proposal first-round approval on Monday with a 27-12 vote. The current pro... Read More

CSC cowboys win again; take regional lead

For the second weekend in a row, Chadron State College cowboys have won the team title at a rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. The latest championship was at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington. While their margin of victory w... Read More

Coalition Talks with White House, USTR Leaders About COOL

A coalition of family farmers, ranchers, consumer groups and trade groups recently met with White House and U.S. Trade Representative officials to urge support for Country-of-Origin Labeling. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson reminded of... Read More

March 30, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.31 (+0.23) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.31 (+0.23) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.31 (+0.23) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 5.33 (+0.23) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.21 (+0.23) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.28 (+... Read More

NAWG Hires Oakes as Director of Operations

Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2015 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of Brian A. Oakes as the director of operations to the wheat growers’ team. Oakes will assist in office management and coordination, an... Read More