Protesting truckers and Brazilian government reach agreement

SAO PAULO (AP) _ The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, caus... Read More

ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING DIRECTOR JAMES MOLL, AVAILABLE AT WALMART STORES MARCH 3rd

LOS ANGELES (February 26, 2015) – Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, at Walmart and Walmart.com. The availability of the documentary at reta... Read More

Bridgeport beats Hemingford in epic C2-12 final

Where to start? The Hemingford and Bridgeport showdown lived up to, then exceeded expectations Thursday night in front of a raucous crowd at Gering High School. In the end it was Bridgeport earning a hard fought overtime win against the Bobcats... Read More

Soil Health Partnership Discusses Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability

PHOENIX (February 26, 2015) – The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is sponsoring a Learning Session Friday, February 27th 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. A panel of demonstration farmers will discuss w... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharov on the past, present, and future of the nation's... Read More

Farm Bureau Honors PAL Graduates  for Leadership Achievement

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2015 – A group of 10 outstanding young farm and ranch leaders was honored today by the American Farm Bureau Federation as graduates of the organization’s seventh Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. The young ... Read More

Scottsbluff moves into district title game against Sidney

Beating a team three times during a season can be a tough task.  The Scottsbluff girls found that out Thursday night in McCook, trying to top the Bison in the semifinals of the Girls B6 District Basketball Tournament. After two easy wins against ... Read More

Husker woes continue at Ohio State

 Columbus – Freshman Tarin Smith had a career-high 13 points, but a hot-shooting Buckeye squad was too much, as Nebraska fell 81-57 Thursday evening. Smith hit 5-of-6 shots from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers, to pace a trio of H... Read More

Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground c... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

Gering season comes to an end against Sidney

The Gering High Bulldogs held Sidney to 15 first half points, but despite good defense Adam Freeburg's crew found themselves down by 13 points at halftime en route to a season ending,  26-19,      loss to the Lady Raiders in the semifinals of th... Read More