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Business on Track to be Wyoming's First USDA Slaughterhouse

A Cody business is on track to become Wyoming's first federally licensed and inspected slaughterhouse. The Cody Enterprise reported Monday that Wyoming Legacy Meats is working to attain licensing t... Read More

Cattlemen Call on U.S. Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2017) The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environm... Read More

Huskers Host Buckeyes Wednesday Night at PBA

The Nebraska men's basketball team returns home for an important Big Ten matchup Wednesday evening, as the Huskers host the Ohio State Buckeyes. A limited number of tickets remain for Wednesday's game for as low as $10 by visiting Huskers.com/tick... Read More

Bluffs man accused in New Year's Eve murder makes first court appearance

A  64-year-old Scottsbluff man charged with the murder of 48-year-old Melissa May of Scottsbluff made his first court appearance Tuesday in Scotts Bluff County Court. Lucio Munoz is charged with first degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a fe... Read More

Tom Vilsack to Take Helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council-Former USDA Secretary to Serve as President and CEO

ARLINGTON, Va., January 17, 2017 – The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a non-profit... Read More

Grain Marketing Workshop Set for Columbus

A free grain marketing workshop will be held on February 6th at Pinnacle Bank (east), Columbus, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will assist grain producers with developing marketing plans to fit their operation. With the lower commodity pri... Read More

Scottsbluff council to consider joint purchase of land for industrial park

The Scottsbluff city council Tuesday  evening will consider making a final decision on partnering with the city of Gering on the purchase of 83 acres on the east edge of Gering for an industrial site. The Gering council has already agreed to the ... Read More

Study Tracks ‘Memory’ of Soil Moisture

The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, tha... Read More

Pesticide applicator training in western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will be offering training throughout western Nebraska in early 2017, from late January through April, for licensed pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification of their license for 2017. A license is... Read More

SCOTUS Rejects Petition Challenging Wetlands Determination

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected South Dakota farmer Arlen Foster's petition asking the court to consider a USDA procedure to determine wetlands on his 0.8 acres in the Prairie Pothole region. (Photo courtesy of the Pacific Legal Foundation) ========... Read More

Beijing Braces for Trump

BEIJING (Dow Jones) -- When U.S. President-elect Donald Trump picked China critic Robert Lighthizer early this month as his chief trade negotiator, the Chinese Commerce Ministry called a senior economist at a government think tank and assigned him a ... Read More