USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for October 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for October 2014. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for October is... Read More

Historic demonstration highlights sugar beet crop

Every year, the Legacy of the Plains Museum Harvest Festival features a different crop for historic demonstrations. This year's harvest featured sugar beets. This morning (Wed), museum volunteers delivered a load of sugar beets grown on the museum... Read More

U.S. Biodiesel industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers

WASHINGTON -The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. NBB urged the commission to allow duti... Read More

Mitchell bomb threat suspect receives two years probation

A 40 year old Mitchell man charged with placing a false bomb in Mitchell in a New Year's Eve incident that prompted the evacuation of a four block area in Mitchell has been placed on two years probation. Christopher Lopez had entered a plea to attemp... Read More

Beef Checkoff Teams Up With Ibotta App

In cooperation with Ibotta, the 16th most frequently used app in the United States, the beef checkoff recently encouraged customers at two national retailers to choose beef at the meat case. Ibotta shared educational information about freezing beef a... Read More

Torrington's Community Hospital earns Joint Commission accreditation

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Community Hospital has earned  The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ho... Read More

Alliance hearing today on proposed expansion of Highway 385

        Panhandle leaders hope for a good turnout later today at a Nebraska Department of Roads public hearing in Alliance on the draft environmental assessment for widening Highway 385 to 4 lanes from Alliance to the L-62A junction south of A... Read More

Heineman Worries Corrections Investigation Becoming Politically Motivated

The state senator heading the special legislative committee investigating practices at the Corrections Department told the Omaha World Herald he'll subpoena memos and emails regarding how the governor, attorney general and others determined which inm... Read More

New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

ST. LOUIS - Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to theirbottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming... Read More

Decent rains and prices lift US winter wheat area

Hard red winter wheat seedings will lead a rise in US wheat area for 2015, as rainy weather in the southern Plains, and a relatively strong insurance price, attract farmers to the grain. The International Grains Council, forecasting the biggest wo... Read More

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame introduces  the Class of 2014

During a moving and occasionally humorous event held at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC on September 13, "One of the most distinguished Classes to be inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame joined the ranks of our five previous Clas... Read More