USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 – The Agriculture Department’s Prospective Plantings report indicates that compared to 2014 farmers will plant more acres of soybeans but fewer acres of corn this ... Read More

Free public tree pruning workshop slated for Scottsbluff on Thursday

The North Platte Natural Resources District and Nebraska Forest Service are partnering to conduct a tree pruning workshop to demonstrate the correct techniques for pruning young trees. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 ... Read More

USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates April 2015

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for April 2015. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for April is 0.250 percent, unchanged from 0.250 percent in March... Read More

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vickie Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Depart... Read More

USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has awarded $31.5 million in funding to local, state, and national organizations to support programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Ass... Read More

Monsanto Posts Lower Earnings

Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company’s best-selling biotech corn seeds. The St. Louis agricultural business giant reported a second-quarter profit o... Read More

Grant helps multiple organizations integrate, improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by... Read More

Rodney Atkins to perform at Chadron State College

Country music singer Rodney Atkins will perform at Chadron State College on Friday, April 24th. The event begins with a country barbecue at 5:00 p.m., with the Atkins concert to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Nelson Physical Activity Center on the C... Read More

Low prices putting brakes on hog expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa – Larger numbers of hogs plus U.S. Department of Agriculture revisions that increase hog statistics equals expansion of the U.S. pork industry. Right? Not so fast, said three noted livestock economists in response to the second-... Read More

Scottsbluff girls sweep tennis matches

Scottsbluff swept two matches at a Gering tennis triangular Tuesday.  The Cats topped the host Bulldogs  6-to1 and bested the Alliance Bulldogs 6-to-3. Alliance won the other match-up of the day, 6-to-3 over Gering. Zoe Holscher, Christina Vi... Read More

Additional arrest made in Scottsbluff check forgery case

Another 18-year-old has been arrested in connection to several forged checks that were cashed in Scottsbluff. Tyson Gutierrez was arrested Tuesday morning. Gutierrez was the man who allegedly took the $1275 cash from forged checks that were cashed... Read More