FDA Tweaking Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business. New proposals by the Food and Drug Administration ... Read More

Man pleas to amended child pornography charge

A 31 year old man arrested in Gosper County on a Scotts Bluff County warrant has entered a no contest plea to attempted distribution of child pornography in a plea agreement with prosecutors. Jonathan Bye was living at a trailer court at Johnson L... Read More

USDA investing $68 million in Renewable Energy Projects

USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday $68 million worth of funding for 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide. The funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independenc... Read More

Banner Health imposes visitor restrictions due to enterovirus outbreak

Banner Health hospitals, including Community Hospital in Torrington, have imposed visitor restrictions because of the outbreak of enterovirus 68. The restrictions include no visitors under age 13 and mandatory health screenings for siblings who w... Read More

House Passes Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2014) – The House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) by a vote of 253 to 163. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman said this was a positive move for cattle producers... Read More

Farm Groups Respond to Executive Order on Antibiotic Resistance

President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.  The executive order came as a response to bacteria that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, a problem... Read More

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than ... Read More

Huskers ready for Miami

Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their Saturday night showdown with the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday afternoon, as the Huskers conducted a 50-minute walk-thru inside of the Hawks Championship Center. Nebraska H... Read More

Subcommittee Focuses on Benefits of Soil Health, Conservation Practices

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine the benefits of promoting soil health in agriculture and rural Amer... Read More

WNCC drops Western Wyoming in top-ten showdown

Fabiana Andrade finished with a triple-double and Stephanie Massanet had a double-double to lead the No. 5 Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team fought back from deficits to topple No. 7 Western Wyoming Community College 25-17, 17-24, 25... Read More

Grizzlies drop Eagles in three straight

Adam State University's Lindsey Stindt had 17 kills to lead the Grizzlies to a 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20 Rocky Mountain Conference victory over Chadron State Thursday night. Chadron State middle hitter Alia Brennan had six kills on the night and chip... Read More