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U.S. Grains Council Statement On China Tariffs And Retaliation

Washington, D.C. - A statement from U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight: "While we are not surprised, we are dismayed at new tariffs announced today by the Trump Administration again... Read More

Perdue:  Administration Unlikely to Cap RIN Prices

An Agri-Pulse report says it appears that the Trump administration will not be putting a cap on the price of biofuel credits, known as Renewable Identification Numbers. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the administration will more likely try to brin... Read More

Officer shortage results in on-call status for Alliance Police

A police officer shortage in the city of Alliance has led the city council to approve an amendment to its police contract that allows the Police chief to provide for an on-call officer during shifts. City Manager Rick Kuckkahn says they currently ... Read More

China vows to defend its interests against US trade actions

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take "all necessary measures" to defend the country's interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. ... Read More

Governor celebrates National Ag Week

In celebration of National Ag Week Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman were touring Nebraska. The two stopped in Sidney on March 21, in order to meet with ag producers, the public and visit Agri-Pla... Read More

Trump seeks new China tariffs, as trade war worries mount

President Donald Trump on Thursday directed his top trade adviser to impose an estimated $50 billion in new tariffs against Chinese goods, his latest move against what he sees as unfair trade practices even as markets remain skittish about a possib... Read More

John Deere Concerned About Trade Retaliation

The world’s largest maker of agriculture equipment, Deere and Company, is worried that possible trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect its machinery sales. A Bloomberg report says the steel and aluminum tariffs on impor... Read More

European Union Approves Bayer Takeover of Monsanto, with Conditions

German chemical company Bayer was given conditional European Union approval in its acquisition of Monsanto. A Dow Jones report says the takeover bid, which is worth more than $60 billion, was only approved after both companies agreed to divest the... Read More

Torrington man pleads guilty to aggravated homicide by vehicle

A 22-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to aggravated homicide by vehicle in the death last year of another man that occurred while fleeing police at a high speed. Tyler Lane, of Torrington, entered the plea in Albany County District Court o... Read More


Appropriations Committee Chair John Stinner of Gering says "bad things happen" if the legislature does not vote Friday to bring the budget up again for debate and move it through the second reading. A dispute over abortion and family-planning clin... Read More

WNCC to host Health Professions Fair Saturday

Western Nebraska Community College's Health Professions Fair is the place to be for anyone interested in entering the healthcare field. It's also the place to be for anyone looking to take advantage of affordable health risk assessments. Really, ... Read More