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Nebraska Wheat Crop Report - July 29

For the week ending July 26, 2015, Nebraska experienced near normal temperatures throughout the state, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Portions of the southeast rec... Read More

SWBC co-founders emphasize commitment to Scottsbluff during ribbon cutting

The co-founders of SWBC emphasized Wednesday they are committed to Scottsbluff. During a ribbon cutting ceremony at their local facility, the former Aurora Loan Services building, Chairman Charlie Amato said the company is excited about the growth... Read More

USDA hosting free workshops Wednesday and Thursday in Scottsbluff

The USDA Rural Development’s office is continuing their mission to keep communities in rural America vibrant. On Wednesday and Thursday evening, they are hosting an outreach event at the Guadalupe Center in Scottsbluff to discuss USDA housing pr... Read More

LeMahieu carries Rockies to win

CHICAGO (AP) _ D.J. LeMahieu had three hits and scored twice to help the Colorado Rockies get a win in their first game after trading Troy Tulowitzki, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Tuesday night. LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 18 games ... Read More

Former Minatare Police Chief sentenced; surrenders Law Enforcement Certificate

A former police chief  will never be a law enforcement officer again in the state of Nebraska, under terms agreed upon in a plea deal struck today in Scotts Bluff County Court. On Wednesday, Robert Regester pleaded no-contest on two charges of A... Read More

Former U.P. railroad worker awarded $900,000 in suit against former employer

A retired Union Pacific Railroad employee has been awarded $900,000 by a Scotts Bluff County District jury for injuries suffered when a chair he was sitting on broke while he was employed at the railroad's's South Morrill facility. Dan Anderson wa... Read More

USDA Scientist Helps Texas Sorghum Growers Reduce Water Use

Sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains are trying to save water, at levels that could be costing them yield. US Department of Agriculture scientist Susan O’Shaughnessy and her colleagues are studying yields and water-use efficiency of early- and ... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball INTERLEAGUE Baltimore       7  Atlanta         3 Philadelphia    3  Toronto         2 Pittsburgh      8  Minnesota       7 Arizona         8  Seattle         4 Oakl... Read More

Ethanol Producer says EPA's RFS Proposal Could Send Future Projects Overseas

Poet-DSM joined several other cellulosic ethanol developers in saying they will stop future investments in projects if the three-year Renewable Fuel Standard proposal is finalized. The comments were submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen... Read More

Choosing the Right Variety for Next Year’s Wheat Crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust a... Read More

USDA Studies Avian Flu Pathways

"Factors associated with an increased risk of becoming infected with HPAI included being located within one of the 10-kilometer control zones," APHIS said. "Using rendering of dead birds as a disposal method; sharing of company trucks, trailers, bird... Read More