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USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms a... Read More

KSU Feed the Future lab helping establish agricultural research center in Cambodia

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has received a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to boost agricultural innovation and growth in Cambodia, a country where 80 percent of the population is directly or indirectly... Read More

Cross Country State Championships are Friday

The high school cross country State Championships are Friday in Kearney. In Class B it was Gering qualifying both the girls and boys team out of the district meet. Scottsbluff qualified their girls team and they'll also be sending Josh and Noah... Read More

Biofuel Groups Ask Congress to Extend Tax Credits

OMAHA (DTN) -- At some point before Dec. 9, Congress will need to vote on a budget bill to continue to fund the government, and one ethanol interest group is asking House and Senate leaders to take that opportunity to extend a number of biofuels tax ... Read More

Scottsbluff man free after state dismisses charges; avoids third trial

A Scottsbluff man who was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison in the spring of 2015 is a free man, after having his sentence vacated and Scotts Bluff County District Court dismissing charges that were filed against him three times. 42-year-old ... Read More

Early voting brisk in Scotts Bluff County

Election Day is less than a month away, and activity has been heavy for voting early at the Scotts Bluff County Election Office in Gering. Whether it's the polarity of the contentious Presidential campaign, or the convenience of voting early and g... Read More

Local growers invited to Farm to School event Saturday

In a farm to school workshop Saturday, Oct. 22, opportunities for students and ag producers will be presented by the Center for Rural Affairs. The event is for both area school food service staff and fruit and vegetable farmers to learn how they c... Read More

Surrogates for Presidential Candidates Touch on Ag Topics

A debate of surrogates for the two major presidential candidates on farm and food policy ended up being far more agreeable than the debates of the two candidates they represented. A forum hosted by the Farm Foundation on Wednesday included K... Read More

Huskers Host No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 3 Minnesota

The top-ranked Nebraska volleyball team returns home this week for the “Weekend of Champions” celebration, as the Huskers host No. 4 Wisconsin on Friday at 8 p.m., and No. 3 Minnesota on Sunday at 1 p.m., both on Big Ten Network. The Huskers will... Read More

Airport Board approves plans for new commercial hangar

A new larger sized commercial hanger will be built soon at Western Nebraska Regional Airport after the airport authority board Wednesday approved plans for the construction. Airport Manager Darwin Skelton says with increased transient aircraft com... Read More

Semi Driver Life-Flighted after Rear-Ending Tractor

SCHUYLER –  A Columbus man has been life-flighted after a semi collided with a tractor on HWY 30. According to Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl, area law enforcement were dispatched to the collision, between County Road 4 and 5, arou... Read More