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Undefeated Huskers Prepare for Purdue

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska football team practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for 90 minutes Thursday afternoon. Both the defense and offense started with stretching and individual dril... Read More

USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers. The program, called EZ Guarant... Read More

Old West Balloon Fest receives tourism award

More statewide recognition Thursday for the The Old West Balloon Festival Reinflated as the local event won the outstanding Event award for communities with population over 10,000 at the 2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference at the Gering Civic Center. ... Read More

Torrington terminates Police Chief Eric Sharp

Torrington’s Chief of Police has been fired following his involvement in a hit-and-run accident last week. Mayor Mike Varney confirmed the termination of Chief Eric Sharp on Thursday. "After review of the completed investigation regarding Chi... Read More

Final Rule Sent to OMB; White House has 90 Days to Finish

OMAHA (DTN) - EPA has sent the final rule for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard blend levels to White House for its approval. The White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to complete its review of the final rule within the next 90 days... Read More

KSU Feed the Future lab helping establish agricultural research center in Cambodia

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has received a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to boost agricultural innovation and growth in Cambodia, a country where 80 percent of the population is directly or indirectly... Read More

Cross Country State Championships are Friday

The high school cross country State Championships are Friday in Kearney. In Class B it was Gering qualifying both the girls and boys team out of the district meet. Scottsbluff qualified their girls team and they'll also be sending Josh and Noah... Read More

Biofuel Groups Ask Congress to Extend Tax Credits

OMAHA (DTN) -- At some point before Dec. 9, Congress will need to vote on a budget bill to continue to fund the government, and one ethanol interest group is asking House and Senate leaders to take that opportunity to extend a number of biofuels tax ... Read More

Scottsbluff man free after state dismisses charges; avoids third trial

A Scottsbluff man who was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison in the spring of 2015 is a free man, after having his sentence vacated and Scotts Bluff County District Court dismissing charges that were filed against him three times. 42-year-old ... Read More

Early voting brisk in Scotts Bluff County

Election Day is less than a month away, and activity has been heavy for voting early at the Scotts Bluff County Election Office in Gering. Whether it's the polarity of the contentious Presidential campaign, or the convenience of voting early and g... Read More

Local growers invited to Farm to School event Saturday

In a farm to school workshop Saturday, Oct. 22, opportunities for students and ag producers will be presented by the Center for Rural Affairs. The event is for both area school food service staff and fruit and vegetable farmers to learn how they c... Read More