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Senate Ag Committee Approves Vaden as USDA General Counsel

Despite concerns, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nomination of Stephen Vadenn as the Department of Agriculture’s general counsel this week. The nomination moves on to the full Senate ... Read More

USDA Ends Prevented Planting +10 Percent Option

The Department of Agriculture has ended a ten percent higher crop insurance coverage option for prevented planting claims. In a memo sent out to insurers and USDA’s Risk Management Agency field offices, USDA eliminated the Prevented Planting +10... Read More

Plant Impact puts itself up for sale, after Bayer breaks pledge on product purchases

Shares in Plant Impact plunged to an all-time low after the crop enhancement group revealed that it had put itself up for a quick sale, saying it had been left facing a cash hole after Bayer broke a pledge on product purchases. Plant Impact shares... Read More

Wyoming struggling to budget for aging population

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) _ Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund asked lawmakers for help in addressing the $32 million budget deficit that's only expected to grow. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in department's presentation to the Joi... Read More

McKinney: Farmers Need NAFTA Backup Plan

Farmers need a backup plan if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a top Department of Agriculture official. Ted McKinney, USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, told Agriculture.com that he... Read More

(AUDIO) Scottsbluff splits home games against Douglas

After a 2-1 trip to Gillette, Wyoming this past weekend the Scottsbluff boys improved to 5-2 on the season, winning their home opener over Douglas, Wyoming by the final of 75-51. After a little bit of a slow start the Bearcats were leading by just... Read More

Iowa State Agronomist receives new innovator award

AMES, Iowa–Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced today. Sotirios Archontoulis, an assistant professor ... Read More

(Audio) Huskers Ready For Final Four

The fifth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team will face No. 1 seed Penn State at 6 p.m. (CT) on Thursday in the first of two NCAA Semifinals at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Nebraska was the first team to punch its ticket to Kansas City after the Hus... Read More

Ag Secretary Says Oil Refiners Need RFS Relief, But Farmers Also Need Strong NAFTA

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reiterated Tuesday that President Donald Trump will keep his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, but said changes are needed to help the oil-refining industry deal with what is seen as specu... Read More

Regional West Foundation Awards $68,000 in Nursing and Health Education Scholarships

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― The board of directors of Regional West Foundation is pleased to announce that $68,000 in scholarships has been awarded by the foundation to 34 area students who are enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) ... Read More

High School Basketball Scores

Tuesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Ainsworth 68, Valentine 43 Allen 54, Hartington-Newcastle 35 Alma 52, Southwest 49 Bertrand 65, Eustis-Farnam 29 Bishop Neumann 67, Aquinas 53 Boys Town 80, Douglas County West 35 Cent... Read More