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Today on News: How a single idea became one of the biggest fundraisers in the Valley; Steve Flower explains how he pitched the Save A Rack bra auction WNCC is in the midst of moving so... Read More

Iasillo, Steele Honored by Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club

The directors of a volunteer program that provides non-perishable food on the weekends to the families of low income students in the Scottsbluff and Gering school districts were honored Thursday with the Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club's annual Youth Servic... Read More

Senate Agriculture Committee Sends USDA Nominees Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominees Gregory Ibach, of Nebrask... Read More

Oct. 19, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.14 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.14 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.14 (+0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.84 (+0.01) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.84 (+0.01) Frenchman Valle... Read More

High Oleic Bean Acres Rise as Farmers Search for Profit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, af... Read More

2017 field pea variety trial results available online

Results of the 2017 variety trials for field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website. The pea trials consisted of seven plots with up to 25 varieties at each location. Locations inc... Read More

USDA Provides Support for Hurricane-Impacted Dairies in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 – In the wake of the 2017 hurricanes, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing emergency assistance to dairy operators in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. USDA is preparing for signup to begin Oct... Read More

WNCC men's basketball scrimmages Chadron State Saturday at Cougar Palace

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s basketball team will scrimmage Chadron State College on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Cougar Palace. The Cougars, who have competed in jamboree scrimmages the last two weekends in Dallas and Ft. Col... Read More

Erdman: Bold proposal will force colleagues to take a stand on property tax relief

State Senator Steve Erdman says a bold proposal he plans to introduce in the upcoming legislation session will force his colleagues to take a stance on property tax relief legislation. The proposal crafted by a coalition of homeowner, agricultural... Read More

Police investigate fatal shooting near Colorado State University

Police in Fort Collins are investigating a fatal shooting. Police spokesman Matt Johnson that four people were involved in Thursday's shooting, including some who died and some who were wounded. Police are not looking for any suspects and say t... Read More

Investments in Beginning Farmer Training Are Paying Off

Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released findings from the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). The report, Cultiv... Read More