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Smith Announces Farm Bill Telephone Town Hall

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced he will host a Farm Bill telephone town hall on Monday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT, to conclude his 2017 Farm Bil... Read More

Mitchell man hospitalized after car-bicycle accident early Tuesday morning

A 68 year old Mitchell man is in fair condition after the bicycle he was riding was struck from behind on Highway 26 west of Scottsbluff. Ace Backer was taken to Regional West Medical Center with a broken leg and rib injuries after the 4:15 a.m. T... Read More

SHIC Funds Near Real-Time Global Swine Disease Monitoring System

Ames, Iowa – The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has funded a near real-time monitoring system for swine diseases around the world. Reviewed by SHIC’s Monitoring and Analysis Working Group, the system will include identification of potenti... Read More

NAFTA Mexico Fact Finding Tour

The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S. corn exports to that market, including the critical role NAFTA plays in on... Read More

US Commerce Department Proposes CVDs on Imports Of Some Biodiesel

An initial finding that Argentina and Indonesia are subsidizing biodiesel production has prompted the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to set preliminary countervailing duty rates of up to 68 percent on imports of the product from the two countries.... Read More

USDA Launches Animal Welfare Database

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service has launched what it calls a “refined public search tool” offering access to compliance records for the Animal Welfare Act. Last year, APHIS formally initiated a comprehe... Read More

Wheat Growers Say NAFTA Can be Improved

The National Association of Wheat Growers says the North American Free Trade Agreement can be improved to benefit U.S. wheat farmers. While stressing the ag industry line of “do no harm” to agricultural trade, the Association says there are so... Read More

Farm Computer Ownership Report Released by USDA

A report by the Department of Agriculture shows farm access to the internet is increasing. The 2017 USDA Farm Computer Usage and Ownership report shows that nationally, 73 percent of farms have computer access. Of those farmers having computer access... Read More

Man charged for killing Scottsbluff inmate in Tecumseh uprising

Authorities have charged a man with killing a fellow inmate during a prison uprising in southeast Nebraska. The Nebraska attorney general's office said Tuesday night in a news release that 26-year-old Eric Ramos is charged with first-degree murder... Read More

Groups See Pruitt NCBA Video Biased Against WOTUS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s appearance in a video with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is drawing criticism from critics and so-called government ethics experts. The Cattle Network reports that critic... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Tuesday INTERLEAGUE= Final Atlanta 4 Seattle 0 Final Washington 4 Houston 3 Final Kansas City 3 Colorado 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final Oakland 6 Baltimore 4 Final N-Y Yankees 13 Detroit 4 Final Boston 9 Cleveland 1 Final Tampa Bay 6 Toron... Read More