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USDA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Critical Agriculture Production Research

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $3 million in grants to address critical issues affect... Read More

Plane in Chadron crash registered to Texas man

Authorities have not yet released the name of the pilot killed yesterday afternoon in the crash of a private plane southwest of Chadron. The FAA Aircraft Registry, using the tail number from the agency's preliminary accident report, lists the plan... Read More

New USDA Fact Sheets Illustrate State-by-State Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a series of fact sheets illustrating how the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement can boost the U.S. agriculture industry, supporting more American... Read More

House Agriculture Committee Holds Hearing on Dietary Guidelines

With less than three months before the guidelines are expected to be finalized, the House Agriculture Committee today held a public hearing to continue their oversight of the development of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This proved to be... Read More

Haunted Museum attracts nearly 500 after 1st weekend

The Riverside Discovery Center's new spooky "Night at the Museum" feature had a huge opening weekend, attracting just under 500 brave participants who visited the old, purposely haunted Wildlife World Natural History Museum in Gering. RDC Educatio... Read More

New Kimball County Veterans Service officer appointed

A hometown boy and veteran of the Afghanistan war has been named the new Kimball County Veteran Service Officer. The Kimball County Commissioners Tuesday selected 29 year old Austin Garner to fill the vacancy  created when they fired Shaun Everts... Read More

Mom convicted of child abuse facing burglary charge

A mother of five who was arrested on five separate child abuse charges earlier this year is back behind bars. 33-year-old Nicole Farr was arrested Monday morning after allegedly stealing upwards of $2,000 of change in a 5 gallon water jug from a r... Read More

Monsanto slashing 2,600 jobs, buying back shares as sales fall

Monsanto Co, one of the world's largest seed and agrichemical companies, said on Wednesday that it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations to cut costs in a slumping commodity market that it expects to squeeze results well into 2016. ... Read More

Young Southeast Asian leaders to visit the area this weekend

The local Sower Foundation and Afghanistan Connection group along with the University of Nebraska at Omaha will be hosting 21 young southeast Asian academic fellows and their mentors this weekend during a short visit to the area. The short local s... Read More

Nebraska Corn opens invitation for bus trip to Kansas Speedway for October 18 NASCAR race

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — NASCAR fans, start your engines and join Nebraska corn farmers as we head to the races! The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association has an open invitation to consumers interested in attending the Sunday, Octobe... Read More

Obama Administration Makes TPP Sales Pitch to Agriculture

The Trans-Pacific Partnership sales pitch to American agriculture is that the 500 million or so people outside the U.S. represented by the trade deal includes a rapidly-expanding middle class that will want more U.S. food products. "I will tell ... Read More