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(VIDEO) Smith Questions U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Agriculture Trade Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on agriculture trade priorities in today’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on President T... Read More

Cheyenne County man gets lengthy prison sentence for burgalry

A 28-year-old Dix man receives a lengthy prison sentence this morning in Cheyenne County District Court for burglarizing buildings on two rural farmsteads and for possessing multiple firearms as a convicted felon. Charles Meister was sentenced to... Read More

Burn without concern

The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, researchers say. “Fire is a part of this community,” said soil scie... Read More

CFTC fines U.S. cattle futures traders $5 million

U.S. futures regulators fined a Memphis trading firm and three associates $5 million on Wednesday for using a manipulative tactic in CME Group Inc's (CME.O) cattle futures, a market grappling with extreme volatility. The Commodity Futures Trading ... Read More

Smith waiting on details before supporting Republican Health Care plan

U.S. Senate Republicans have unveiled the text of their draft healthcare bill today as senators struggle over issues such as the future of the Medicaid program and lowering insurance costs. Republicans have been working for weeks behind closed doo... Read More

Nordeen: Panhandle Big Horn Sheep numbers going in opposite directions

Nebraska Game and Parks wildlife biologist Todd Nordeen says agency is trying to determine why the Big Horn sheep herds in the Wildcat Hills south of Gering are doing much better than the  Pine Ridge herds  in terms of numbers. Nordeen told the ... Read More

NAGC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The National Agricultural Genotyping Center, championed by the National Corn Growers Association, marks its one-year anniversary today and it does so with a significant list of accomplishments of importance to corn farmers. NAGC's mission is to ... Read More

Sampson Construction chosen as Construction Manager for WNCC remodel

A Lincoln construction firm that built the Scotts Bluff county Detention Center has been named the Construction Manager for WNCC's Scottsbluff campus remodel project. College President Dr. Todd Holcomb says Sampson Construction was chosen from amo... Read More

Last Homesteader’s tractor in Alaska rescued from wilderness

The Friends of Homestead National Monument of America is bringing home the Allis Chalmers tractor used by America’s last homesteader. Dr. C.T. Frerichs, a retired Beatrice family physician, is providing the Friends of Homestead a financial donat... Read More

June 21, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.83 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.83 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.83 (+0.04) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.92 (-0.06) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.92 (-0.06) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Trump Talks Ag While In Iowa

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids to talk agricultural technology, and held a rally in downtown Cedar Rapids. Tru... Read More