class="page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-news page-template-page-templatesnews-php page page-id-544 page-parent group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.4 vc_responsive"
Irrigation industry recruits former Marine

CURTIS, Neb. - When Collin Overmann left California after four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, the Nebraska native wasn’t sure of his next assignment.      "I thought about going to... Read More

Census of Ag Helps Farmers Influence Future Policy

USDA Census of Agriculture forms will start showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in December. The national census is conducted by the National Ag Statistics Service every five years and it’s extremely important that farmers take time to respond. B... Read More

(AUDIO) Westco Legion Baseball hires pair of coaches

America's pastime is front and center as we all get set to enjoy a great American holiday. On Monday night the Westco Legion Baseball program announced two hires. Jeremiah Luber was named the new head coach of the Zephyrs senior team while Dall... Read More

Commissioners reject invitation for private meetings

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners have rejected an invitation to meet privately with the co-owner of a popular organic health farm who opposes approving a conditional use permit for neighboring land to accommodate a proposed asphalt plant. Cou... Read More

Farmers Receive 11 Cents of Thanksgiving Retail Food Dollar, NFU Farmer’s Share Shows

WASHINGTON – Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.4 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication. T... Read More

Operation Christmas Child loads over 4,600 shoeboxes

Since it's beginning, the Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Collection effort has delivered gift filled shoeboxes to millions of children in need around the world. Monday evening, volunteers pitched in to load 4,684 of the boxes into a Brown T... Read More

Monsanto Asks Judge to Overturn Arkansas Dicamba Ban

An Associated Press report says Monsanto went before an Arkansas judge on Friday to ask the court to stop the state’s plan to ban dicamba use from April through October. Dicamba has been a source of complaints from farmers across the state, who ... Read More

Bluffs council approves

The Scottsbluff city council Monday evening approved a resolution declaring a large parcel of property on the west side of the city blighted and substandard so it can be readied for redevelopment. The over 120 acres is located south and west of Wa... Read More

Pioneers Add Assistant Coach, Players

GERING, NE – The Western Nebraska Pioneers of the Expedition League today announced the addition of Josh Teichroew as Assistant Coach, and announced five players who have signed contracts to play for the 2018 season. Teichroew, a native of Yankt... Read More

Free Workshop on Ag Liens, Loans & Leases

You are welcome to attend a free workshop on Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases.   The workshops will be held in Davenport, (December 13, 2017) at the Community Center and Holdrege, (December 14, 2017) at the Phelps Co Ag Center.  With a lunch provided a... Read More

Trump Administration Appoints Nancy Johner to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Trump Administration recently appointed Nancy Johner as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA). Johner will join the Nebraska FSA team on Monday, Nov. 27. Johner comes to FSA fr... Read More