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US Cabinet Officials: Farm Exports a Priority in NAFTA

Both U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized that the Trump administration has no intention of jeopardizing U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexic... Read More

Summer programs begin at Scotts Bluff National Monument

(GERING, NE) Scotts Bluff National Monument kicks off their summer programs on Memorial Day weekend. Blue skies, green grass and wildflowers; start the summer on this note of beauty. Come take a wild flower walk with Steven Rolfsmeier, Chadron Sta... Read More

Purple Color in Corn Seedlings: A Valid Concern Affecting Yields?

The rainy season in combination with a long period of unusual low temperatures are causing slow plant growth for all summer crops, including corn. Cold temperatures and saturated soils are not only affecting corn stands through uneven emergence and l... Read More

Autopsy confirms Bluffs man found in drainage canal died of hypothermia

Scottsbluff Police say an autopsy on the body of a man found the evening of April 29th near a drainage canal in Scottsbluff confirmed he died from hypothermia. Captain Brian Wasson says the autopsy showed intoxicants in the body of 45 year old Bil... Read More

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

he U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017. “County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about... Read More

Installation of new SHS scoreboards to begin soon

Installation of new scoreboards at the Scottsbluff high school gym, softball fields, and Bearcat Stadium for the 2017-18 sports season will begin soon. Scottsbluff Booster Club President Jeff Kriewald  says they are in the process of finalizing t... Read More

May 26, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.20 (+0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.20 (+0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.20 (+0.07) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.40 (+0.06) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.40 (+0.06) Frenchman Valle... Read More

USDA Releases Bearish Cattle On Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.0 million head on May 1, 2017. The inventory was 2 percent above May 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during April tot... Read More

Cabela's sought sale before hedge fund pressure

Financial documents show Cabela's had been trying to sell itself months before an investor declared its big stake and publicly pushed for the sale. The Omaha World-Herald reports that documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission th... Read More

Sasse: Senate health debate may not get desired outcome

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse says trade and health care were the two big topics as he toured Western Sugar this morning to learn more about the sugar industry. Sasse says the overriding public desire is for Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. But ... Read More

Lawmakers Use Farm Bill Hearing to Push Back on Proposed USDA Budget Cuts

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-M... Read More