USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the ... Read More

Impaired driver checkpoints to be held in Scotts Bluff County

Scottsbluff will once again draw attention to the dangers of impaired driving during a series of special enforcements designed to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes. Beginning in April and continuing through June, trooper... Read More

Nebraska governor unveils redesigned state website

The Nebraska governor's official state website is sporting a new look. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the redesign on Tuesday. The new design features his office's latest press releases and newspaper columns as well as well as Facebook and Twitter fe... Read More

CME Group Announces First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on ... Read More

Nebraska panel moves bill to legalize ridesharing services

A bill that would allow Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services to operate legally in Nebraska is headed to a vote in the Legislature. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to advance regulations for the smart... Read More

Associated Press All State Girls Basketball Team

CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West, 5-10, Jr. Jaycee Bradley, Norfolk, 5-10, Sr. Jay Bridgeman, Omaha Westside, 6-1, Sr. Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast, 5-8, Sr. Kianna Ibis, Omaha ... Read More

Slavin Delivers ARS 2015 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture at Experimental Biology

BOSTON, March 31, 2015—"Food is not a talisman: Reflections on the science and practice of nutrition," is the subject of Joanne L. Slavin's 2015 W.O.A. Memorial Lecture, which she delivers today at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston. Sla... Read More

Neb. Soybean Board bullish on biodiesel

LINCOLN, Neb. — Biodiesel is expected to remain an important driver of demand for soybeans in the future despite market uncertainties and declining production in 2014, according to leaders with the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB). NSB Executive Direct... Read More

New County Attorney appointed for Box Butte County

For the second time this month, Box Butte County Officials have named a new County Attorney. Charlotte Hood has agreed to take the job once held by longtime County Attorney Kathleen Hutchinson. Earlier this Month, former U.S. Attorney for Nebra... Read More

USDA Report Shows Higher Soybean, Lower Corn Acres Versus 2014

Farmers are projected to plant record acreage for soybeans this year, but USDA's Prospective Plantings report estimates planted soybean acres will come in at 84.64 million acres, slightly below pre-report averages. Planted corn acres are projected a... Read More

Photos released from Alliance Shopko robbery

The Alliance Police Department has released several photos from an armed robbery that took place Monday afternoon. Lieutenant Ken Hart says that around 12:13 p.m . an armed man went to the Shopko pharmacy, pointed two handguns at the pharmacist ... Read More