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Today on News: A Friday morning accident claims the life of a 64-year-old Morrill man The driver in a 2016 drunk driving accident recieves the maximum prison sentence Friday afternoon ... Read More

Oct. 20, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.08 (-0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.08 (-0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.08 (-0.06) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.78 (-0.06) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.78 (-0.06) Frenchman Valle... Read More

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Nebraska Farmers

(LINCOLN, Neb.) Oct. 20, 2017 – USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Mike Eller announced that approximately 85,000 Nebraska farms enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will re... Read More

Authorities release information on Friday morning fatal accident

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who was killed following a Friday morning accident west of Mitchell. Chief Deputy Troy Brown says 64-year-old Michael Weimer of Morrill was killed after a grain truck he was... Read More

NBB Holds Firm In Its Request for 2.5 Billion Gallons of Biomass-Based Diesel, 4.75 Billion Gallons of Advanced Biofuels

Yesterday the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Notice of Data Availability (NODA), focusing on the advanced biofuel standard for 2018 and the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel under the... Read More

Brazil's JBS shuts 7 plants after $230 mln asset freeze

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA shut down seven slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso do Sul after a court-ordered asset freeze affected its operations in Brazil’s second largest cattle-producing state, a press representative said on We... Read More

EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation’s biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according ... Read More

Woman airlifted following rollover north of McGrew

A Friday morning rollover accident north of McGrew has injured a Scottsbluff woman. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver, 31-year-old Kayla Bayless- was driving northbound on County Road 35 shortly after 8 a.m. She lost control of her Dodge R... Read More

County Surveyor arrested after Tuesday night standoff

Scotts Bluff County Surveyor Scott Bosse was arrested Tuesday night at his rural Mitchell home on a felony firearm charge after a standoff with authorities. Scotts Bluff County Chief Deputy Troy Brown says deputies were called to the scene to assi... Read More

Governor Ricketts Makes Appointments to Sorghum Board- Officers Elected

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has announced reappointment of Duane Sugden of Sterling and Klint Stewart of Columbus to serve three-year terms on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. Sugden, representing District #1, was originally appointed to t... Read More

One person killed,  another injured in train, grain truck accident west of Mitchell

An accident involving a train and a grain truck this morning just west of Mitchell has resulted in one fatality and another person being flown to a local hospital. The accident happened at the County Road 12 Burlington Northern crossing just south of... Read More