Ag Department to estimate farmers' spring planting plans

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Agriculture Department plans to release its estimate of farmers' spring planting plans. The report expected to be released Tuesday comes as growers weigh grain prices, weat... Read More

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas

BRUSSELS (AP) _ Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk. ``With quotas being lifted, we're really scared that produ... Read More

Scottsbluff woman accused of forging checks

An 18-year-old Scottsbluff woman has been arrested on several charges stemming from the theft of several checks. Scottsbluff Police say that the victim contacted them saying several checks were stolen from his residence while he was at work. The b... Read More

Monsanto Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Help Monarch Butterflies

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 31, 2015-- Monsanto Company announced today a $400,000 commitment to partner with and support the efforts of experts working to benefit monarch butterflies. This comes in addition to the company's earlier announcement ... Read More

Nebraska LEAD program learns about panhandle agriculture

Nebraska's next round of leaders in the Agricultural industry wrapped up their 18 month course this week here in the Panhandle. The 34th class of the Nebraska Lead Program made stops in Scottsbluff and Gering to learn about the industry from some ... Read More

USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).... Read More

Suspicious package causes disruption in Nebraska Unicameral

Officials say they have cleared the suspicious package found at the Nebraska Capitol, and the Legislature will resume debate. The item found Tuesday afternoon delayed the start of afternoon debate in the  Legislature. Nearby offices were clea... Read More

Biodiesel Industry Seeks to Reverse Argentina Import Decision

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the EPA to stay its recent decision to streamline Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), pending public review and comment. In a petition ... Read More

March 31, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.14 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.14 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.14 (-0.17) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 5.16 (-0.17) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.04 (-0.17) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.11 (-0.17) ... Read More

Impaired driver checkpoints to be held in Scotts Bluff County

Scottsbluff will once again draw attention to the dangers of impaired driving during a series of special enforcements designed to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes. Beginning in April and continuing through June, trooper... Read More

Nebraska governor unveils redesigned state website

The Nebraska governor's official state website is sporting a new look. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the redesign on Tuesday. The new design features his office's latest press releases and newspaper columns as well as well as Facebook and Twitter fe... Read More