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$100,000 for new ballpark construction part of approved keno funding

The Gering city council Monday night approved  several recommendations from the city's Keno Committee, including $100,000 to help fund construction of a new baseball field and stadium for the Western... Read More

D.O.T. awards EAS contract for Scottsbluff/Denver flights to SkyWest

The waiting game is over as the Western Nebraska Regional Airport Authority board was notified that SkyWest has been approved as the new airline to take up the Essential Air Service route between Scottsbluff and Denver. Airport Manager Darwin Skel... Read More

US River System Still Not Flowing Smoothly Amid Fall Harvest

As new-crop soybeans head to U.S. rivers for shipment to the Gulf of Mexico, low water in some spots, high water in other areas and ongoing service issues will slow shipments. The Ohio River near Brookport, Illinois, has been the biggest problem chi... Read More

Oct. 23, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.19 (+0.11) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.19 (+0.11) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.19 (+0.11) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.89 (+0.11) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.89 (+0.11) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Wheat Growers Defend Current Program of Sending US Commodities to Needy Countries

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., late last week launched a campaign to make changes to U.S. food aid programs in the next farm bill, but wheat groups defended the current system of sending American ... Read More

Wyoming study focuses on I-80's future needs

Wyoming officials say traffic on the I-80 corridor in southern Wyoming will continue to grow, requiring careful long-term planning for work that could come at a high cost. Consultants on Thursday laid out the start of a master plan for the interst... Read More

New ARS Website Enhances Access to Scientific Information

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) launched a newly designed website today that improves access to information about ARS research. The new site features mobile responsiveness allowing users to better navigate and view information on both mobile ... Read More

Local bankers reject idea that farm loan foreclosures may be on the horizon

Area bankers say despite difficult times in the ag sector, they do not expect a significant number of farm loan foreclosures in the next few years. The bankers commented after Creighton University Economic Professor Ernie Goss indicated that 10% o... Read More

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

DES MOINES, IOWA – Oct. 23, 2017 – The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21 at The award, in its second... Read More

Lightning sparks pasture fires near Broadwater, Burns estimated 1,200 acres

Lightning sparked pasture fires Saturday near Broadwater kept eight area fire departments and 50 volunteers busy in breezy conditions. Morrill County Sheriff Milo Cardenas says the fires started in four different locations north and west of Broadw... Read More

4 former Chadron State wrestlers plead not guilty to hazing

Four former Chadron State College wrestlers have pleaded not guilty to charges of hazing and assault. Court records say the four entered their pleas Friday in Dawes County Court. A judge set their pretrial hearing for Dec. 12. The four are 24-... Read More