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United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly, Placements Down

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.3 million head on October 1, 2016. The inventory was slightly above ... Read More

Personal barbs highlight Wyoming U.S. House debate

Tension mounted in the Wyoming U.S. House race debate in Casper as Democrat Ryan Greene and Republican Liz Cheney traded a series of increasingly personal barbs. The sniping culminated with Cheney saying Greene's parents guaranteed his job securi... Read More

WNCC soccer teams enter Region IX playoffs this weekend

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will enter the post-season this weekend with road matches on Saturday. The Cougar women, 2-10-4, earned the No. 7 seed and will face the second-seeded Otero Junior College R... Read More

No Transform Label for Cotton, Sorghum in 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Cotton and sorghum growers will once again have to resort to Section 18 emergency use exemptions to use Transform (sulfoxaflor) in 2017, after EPA finalized a new, limited-use label for the insecticide that doesn't include tho... Read More

Regional housing study recommends construction of 775 homes in next five years

A regional housing study conducted for the Western Nebraska Economic Development group has outlined a five year plan that calls for construction of 775 homes in Scotts Bluff, Morrill, and Kimball counties. Lonnie Dickson with Hanna-Keelan and Asso... Read More

DOJ Queries Farmers on Deere-Precision Planting Deal

It's not every day that the government comes a-callin', so when the Washington, D.C., phone number popped up on his cellphone on September 28, Illinois farmer Matt Foes couldn't resist answering. He's glad he did -- the phone call was from the Depar... Read More

Oct. 20, 2016

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 2.77 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 2.77 (-0.02) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 2.77 (-0.02) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.16 (+0.01) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.16 (+0.01) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Sidney man

The man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 shooting death of a Sidney woman has lost his conviction appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court. 57-year-old Larry Martinez was sentenced last September on convictions of 1st Degree Murder an... Read More

Harvest Communications and Safety Reminder

We are now past the mid-point of harvest, but I want to make use of this column to encourage you to have contact with your landlord during harvest too.  I understand that this a very busy time of year, but there are some opportunities. Most of th... Read More

WNCC comes back to down Otero

The No. 2 Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team survived a thriller Thursday night against Otero Junior College. The Cougars were facing a 2-0 deficit and came back to capture the five-game win 19-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23, 15-5. It was t... Read More

National FFA Organization Names Stars Over America

INDIANAPOLIS - (National FFA Organization)– FFA members from Oklahoma, Minnesota and South Dakota earned the most prestigious honor awarded to a student by the National FFA Organization Thursday at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Ind... Read More