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Gov. Ricketts Announces Ag Director to Celebrate Arrival of Nebraska Beef in China

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach will be in Beijing and Shanghai June 29-30, 2017 to celebrate the arrival of Nebra... Read More

NCTA ranks in Top 30 trade schools

Curtis, Neb. – The two-year technical agriculture college at Curtis, Nebraska, has again gained national attention with a ranking by Forbes business magazine. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, which is part of the University of Nebr... Read More

U.S. Wheat Organizations Share Positions on NAFTA with USTR

Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) CEO Chandler Goule and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Director of Policy Ben Conner testified to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agre... Read More News: June 27, 2017

Today on News: Gering residents voice their concerns to the council about the current business climate south of the river Panhandle Humane Society's impound is full after firework season begins, with numerous dogs running away from th... Read More

June 27, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.72 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.72 (+0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.72 (+0.04) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.82 (+0.04) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.82 (+0.04) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Many Applaud as EPA Proposes Rule To Repeal ‘WOTUS’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2017 – Several agricultural groups and others are happy over today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave t... Read More

International Dairy Groups Join U.S. in Calling for Action Against Canadian Trade Policies

(Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017) An international coalition of 10 dairy industry organizations, including three U.S. dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in the increasingly acrimonious dispute over Canada’... Read More

USGC: NAFTA Modernization Efforts Should Seek to Ease Uncertainty For Customers, U.S. Farmers

Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Chip Councell tes... Read More

Brazil meat inspection flaws flagged in new blow to sector

Brazil's meat industry lacks enough inspectors to ensure the product is safe, a health inspectors union said on Monday, blaming government cutbacks for what the United States has called system-wide sanitary issues. The ANFFA union renewed its long... Read More

State commission retains panhandle's 4th district judgeship

The Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission Tuesday recommended to the legislature that a fourth district court judge be retained in the panhandle’s 12th judicial district and that the judge be located in Scotts Bluff County. The decision came af... Read More

TCD names new Community and Economic Development Director

Twin Cities Development has announced that a familiar face will be taking the reins as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Former Scottsbluff/ Gering United Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Scottsbluff City Councilman Ke... Read More