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United Soybean Board Announces Polly Ruhland as New CEO

ST. LOUIS (August 23, 2017) – After an intensive search by a farmer-led team, the United Soybean Board (USB) has named Polly Ruhland as the new chief executive officer (CEO) effective November 1, 20... Read More

Terrytown woman charged with multiple counts of child abuse

A 35-year-old Terrytown woman has been charged with eight counts of child abuse and failure to report child abuse following a lengthy investigation by the Scottsbluff Police Department. Jennifer Earley (a.k.a. Jennifer Meeker) is charged with four... Read More

Popular Ag Sack Lunch program brings ag awareness to students and their families

Lincoln, NE —A program designed to increase agricultural awareness with Nebraska young people and their families is back for an eighth straight year. The Ag Sack Lunch program provides a free lunch and an agriculture-focused learning experience ... Read More

116 new state laws set to go into effect in Nebraska Thursday

New state laws to accommodate breastfeeding students, nuns, telehealth services and the Libertarian Party will take hold on Thursday along with more than 100 other statutes approved in Nebraska this year. The 116 laws will go into effect three mon... Read More

Huge Powerball jackpot causes ticket sales to soar

Imagine having enough money to be more wealthy than celebrities like Celine Dion, Justin Beeber, Taylor Swift or Judge Judy. If someone wins Wednesday night's Powerball Jackpot, they will be in that position with the current jackpot up to $700 mil... 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