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Panhandle highway construction projects set to begin

Construction work begins this week on a short-term repaving of Highway 385 from Angora to the Morrill/Box Butte County line. That 14-mile stretch will be repaved again as part of the Heartland Expr... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1 Tuesday, May 5= Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.        ...... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 5= Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.  ...... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

AMERICAN LEAGUE= Monday's Games= Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Oakland 7 Texas 2, Houston 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2 Tuesday's Games= N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay ... Read More

OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects. Backers of Measure 2-89, the Loca... Read More

UDSA Crop Progress Shows Corn Planting Racing Ahead

U.S. corn producers were busy in the week ended May 3, as 55% of the crop is now in the ground, compared to 19% last week and a five-year average of 38%, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. "Monday's report was bearish for corn due to t... Read More

USDA Announces Funding Under Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Organizations looking to tap into USDA funds under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program have until July 8 to apply for this year's round of $235 million for large-scale conservation projects. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Mo... Read More

Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was having a news conference Monday afternoon to outl... Read More

Committe on Agriculture Rejects Latest GMO Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose it... Read More

Soy Growers to Chipotle: Misinformation is Not a Marketing Strategy

ST. LOUIS (May 1, 2015) - The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement today in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including th... Read More

Escaped inmate gets 2 to 5 years

A man who escaped custody while on work release from the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center February 5th has been sentenced  to spend the next 24 to 60 months in prison. District Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced 26 year old James Thorpe Monday a... Read More