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USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico

WASHINGTON — USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25 to explore trade opportunities between the two countries. The mission participan... Read More

USDA Crop Progress Numbers Bearish for Wheat, Soybeans; Neutral for Corn

Corn planting and emergence continued to run ahead of the five-year average in the week ended May 22, according to USDA's latest Crop Progress report. Corn is 86% planted, compared to 75% last week, 90% last year and a five-year average of 85%. Em... Read More

Use Dormant Native Range and Supplements to Possibly Improve Cow Herd Efficiency

Maintaining cow herd nutritional requirements in an economically feasible way is vital to efficient cattle production, according to John Jaeger, Kansas State University associate professor of animal sciences. Jaeger has researched how producers can u... Read More

Deere Tightens Leasing Terms

Deere & Co. said on Friday it has tightened conditions for renting equipment as a slump in farming incomes has led customers to prefer leasing rather than buying its agricultural machinery. In the face of lower crop prices, farmers in the U.S., ... Read More

Nebraska Gasoline Blends Top 13 Billion Gallons of Ethanol

High octane, less expensive, locally produced, renewable – no matter the reason, Nebraska motor fuel sales show that drivers continue to choose ethanol-blended gasoline. According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue Motor Fuels Division, in th... Read More

Scottsbluff men each face over two dozen burglary counts for storage unit break-ins

Two Sottsbluff men face over two dozen felony burglary counts for what appears to be connected break-ins into storage units in the North Platte Valley over the first three months of this year. 36 year old Nicholas Anaya is charged with 26 burglary... Read More

Costco Selects Site Just South of Fremont for Chicken Plant

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) _ Costco Wholesale Corp. is seeking rezoning and annexation of some property south of Fremont where it can locate a chicken processing plant. The Greater Fremont Development Council said in a news release Monday that the land i... Read More

Sugarbeets a Focus in Fight Over GMO Food Ingredient Labels

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. sugarbeet industry leaders question USDA's decision last week to increase sugar cane imports due to "uncertainty" surrounding GMO labeling issues. Industry representatives note the imports were needed more to deal with growing com... Read More

Siske headed to Norfolk

After nine successful season's at Scottsbluff HIgh School,  boys basketball coach Tony Siske is moving on.   The soon to be 40-year old Siske is the new head the coach at Norfolk High School. Siske will take over the reigns of a successful Pant... Read More

Meat Institute Welcomes USITC Report Affirming Positive Economic Impact of TPP

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) welcomes the positive findings of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) report regarding the beneficial impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the U.S. economy, agriculture sector and m... Read More

United Way benefits from colorful Saturday event

Despite fewer participants than the previous three years, Saturday's fourth annual "Color Dash" fundraiser for the United Way of Western Nebraska, sponsored by First State Bank was still a big success, with nearly 600 participants. United Way Spec... Read More