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USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

Twenty two unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat plants have been found growing in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday but the strain, developed by Monsant... Read More

Civil lawsuit dismissed against former Bluffs nurse charged with groping patients

One of the three women who was allegedly groped by nurse Thomas Moore while being treated at Regional West Medical Center has dismissed her civil lawsuit following an apparent settlement. The counsel for the woman, whose name is not being used in ... Read More

Maryland Farmer Elected New U.S. Grains Council Chairman

Chip Councell, a 10th generation farmer from Talbot County, Maryland, was elected as the new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman during the organization’s 56th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Councell and his... Read More

Final push underway to sell ducks for United Way

Anticipation is building for tomorrow's 19th running of the United Way of Western Nebraska Rubber Duck Dash. Up to 20,000 small, yellow rubber ducks will be floated on the North Platte River beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The first 30 number... Read More

Thursday events provide differing opinions of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

Two differing views of Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday. At the Democratic National Convention Scottsbluff delegate Jeff Leanna said the convention hall was electric as Clinton gave her acceptance speech after receiving her party'... Read More

Scottsbluff Burger King robber arrested

Authorities have arrested the man believed to responsible for the Christmas Day break-in at the Scottsbluff Burger King. 43-year-old Anthony De Los Santos is charged with felony burglary. Scottsbluff Police say that on December 25, someone broke i... Read More

New Emergency Siren and Electronics Headed to Broadwater

USDA Rural Development announces the funding of $15,500 to the Village of Broadwater leveraged with $5,670 from the Village for a new emergency siren.  The Village is also the recipient of $1,200 from USDA that will be leveraged with $450 from the V... Read More

Bunge Sees Farmers' Bin-Building Slowing

Though crop prices remain under pressure, grain trading giant Bunge  doesn't see much more leeway for U.S. farmers to store away crops rather than sell them on the cheap, says CEO Soren Schroder during the 2Q conference call. "My impression is ... Read More

Pilot Killed in Crop-Duster Crash

Authorities say a crop-dusting pilot has died in the crash of the plane he was flying in eastern Nebraska. The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. Thursday, about three miles northeast of David City. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene... Read More

Major League Baseball

INTERLEAGUE Thursday's Game Chi Cubs 3 Chi White Sox 1 Friday's Game Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 10-4), 2:20 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games Minnesota 6, Baltimore 2 Chicago Cubs 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Texas 3, K... Read More

Cover Crop Survey Reflects Enthusiasm for the Soil-Saving Practice

Insight from 2,020 farmers from across the country reflected enthusiasm for cover crops and—for the fourth year in a row—found a yield boost in corn and soybeans following cover crops. Multi-year data from the survey shows the yield boost increas... Read More