American Ethanol Gets Loud and Proud in Texas

Corn farmers in the Lone Star State are bringing their message about the benefits of American Ethanol to NASCAR fans at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend with one of the largest E15 promotions of the ... Read More


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Syngenta Defends Viptera and Duracade

Syngenta faces increased pressure and criticism from the trade scuffle prompted by their sale of Agrisure Viptera and Duracade corn hybrids, but the company isn't backing down. The company's two genetically-engineered corn traits aren't approved for... Read More

Plea agreement averts trial in theft and forgery case

A 25 year old Scottsbluff man facing a variety of theft and forgery charges after allegedly using stolen checks and credit cards from vehicles has entered no contest pleas to amended charges in an agreement with the state. Scotts Bluff County Dist... Read More

California drought takes bite out of harvest

WOODLAND, Calif. - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains use... Read More

Furlough program released violent inmates early

The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing Wednesday as the chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop, questioned Gov. Dave Hei... Read More

Hyannis minus starter for Minatare rematch

Minatare topped visiting Hyannis 54-46 this past Friday to earn a birth in the Six-Man State Football Playoffs beginning this Friday. It will be a rematch of the two teams, this time in Hyannis, but the homestanding  Longhorns will be minus one o... Read More

Perkins receives honor for work as WNCC trustee

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recently named Dr. M. Thomas Perkins of the Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors as the recipient of the 2014 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. The ACCT Association Aw... Read More

DENVER (AP) _ Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night. Antti Niemi stopped 31 shots and both Avalanche players in the shootout to give the Sharks the win.... Read More

Former Broncos star Bailey to retire

DENVER (AP) _ Champ Bailey has decided to retire after a 15-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl berths, a record for a cornerback. Bailey's agent, Jack Reale, said from Atlanta, Georgia that Bailey had opportunities to play this season but ... Read More

Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven't yet. Staff for the nonprofit Kansas Global Trade Services and the state of Kansas will speak at s... Read More