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NCGA Responds to Cruz Speech on RFS

Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke this week before workers at the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery. He says the bankruptcy was caused by the law requiring refiners to purchase Renewable Iden... Read More

United Way of Western Nebraska congratulates trip drawing winner

The United Way of Western Nebraska Friday morning announced Michael Engelhaupt as the winner of the 2017-2018 Campaign Trip Drawing. As a winner of the drawing, Engelhaupt was presented with a $3,000 trip voucher, generously sponsored in part by D... Read More

Regional West - UC Health partnership to expand and enhance local cancer care

A new strengthened partnership between Regional West and the University of Colorado Cancer Center is designed to expand and enhance cancer care to patients served by the Scottsbluff hospital. Dr. Vince Bjorling, Regional West Cancer Services Medic... Read More

Ricketts encourages NRA to hold convention in Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in Nebraska after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location. Ricketts said in a tweet Friday that he and other Nebr... Read More

Section 199A Fix Is Coming

A DTN report says Congress may be close to replacing the Section 199A language in the new tax law that curbs the advantages of farmers who sell their products to cooperatives rather than private companies. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says a possib... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Opposes Irrigation Tax Bill

 Nebraska Farm Bureau has registered its opposition to a bill seeking to tax the use of irrigation water. Introduced by Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus, LB 1022 would create a one-cent tax on every 10 gallons of water pumped from an irrigation well... Read More

National Weather Service Seminar at 3i SHOW

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The National Weather Service is presenting “Weather and Climate” on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the 64th Annual 3i SHOW. The seminar is free and will be held in the “Presentation Area,” located in the southwest cor... Read More

Mexico Buying More Brazilian Corn as NAFTA Negotiations Continue

Mexico purchased ten times more corn from Brazil last year than it had previously. Reuters says that’s due to the uncertainty regarding the potential outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Mexican government data and to... Read More

USDA Outlook: Not So Good

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday. The USDA Agricultura... Read More

Nebraska senators eye incentive for long-term care insurance

Nebraska lawmakers are looking at tax incentives for long-term care insurance to reduce the number of aging residents who rely on Medicare and Medicaid in the future. Sen. Merv Riepe of Ralston presented the measure to the Legislature's Revenue C... Read More

Husker Softball goes 1-1 on Day One of Mary Nutter Classic

Cathedral City, Calif. --- In its first of two games this evening, the Nebraska softball team (9-2, 0-0 Big Ten) handed No. 6 Texas A&M (10-1, 0-0 SEC) its first loss of the season with a 6-3 defeat on Thursday night. Kaylan Jablonski moved... Read More