Judge gives tentative OK to deal in Tyson meatpacking case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement of more than $730,000 in the class-action lawsuit brought against Tyson by workers at the company's meatpacking p... Read More

Nebraska LEAD program learns about panhandle agriculture

Nebraska's next round of leaders in the Agricultural industry wrapped up their 18 month course this week here in the Panhandle. The 34th class of the Nebraska Lead Program made stops in Scottsbluff and Gering to learn about the industry from some ... Read More

USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).... Read More

Suspicious package causes disruption in Nebraska Unicameral

Officials say they have cleared the suspicious package found at the Nebraska Capitol, and the Legislature will resume debate. The item found Tuesday afternoon delayed the start of afternoon debate in the  Legislature. Nearby offices were clea... Read More

Biodiesel Industry Seeks to Reverse Argentina Import Decision

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the EPA to stay its recent decision to streamline Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), pending public review and comment. In a petition ... Read More

March 31, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.14 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.14 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.14 (-0.17) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 5.16 (-0.17) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.04 (-0.17) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.11 (-0.17) ... Read More

Impaired driver checkpoints to be held in Scotts Bluff County

Scottsbluff will once again draw attention to the dangers of impaired driving during a series of special enforcements designed to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes. Beginning in April and continuing through June, trooper... Read More

Nebraska governor unveils redesigned state website

The Nebraska governor's official state website is sporting a new look. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the redesign on Tuesday. The new design features his office's latest press releases and newspaper columns as well as well as Facebook and Twitter fe... Read More

CME Group Announces First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

LONDON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on ... Read More

Nebraska panel moves bill to legalize ridesharing services

A bill that would allow Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services to operate legally in Nebraska is headed to a vote in the Legislature. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee voted 5-2 on Tuesday to advance regulations for the smart... Read More

Associated Press All State Girls Basketball Team

CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Chloe Akin-Otiko, Bellevue West, 5-10, Jr. Jaycee Bradley, Norfolk, 5-10, Sr. Jay Bridgeman, Omaha Westside, 6-1, Sr. Tantashea Giger, Lincoln Northeast, 5-8, Sr. Kianna Ibis, Omaha ... Read More