USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and ... Read More

Harms:

The keynote speaker at this year's annual State of the Valley luncheon Wednesday was State Senator John Harms, who focused on the need for passage of the Scottsbluff High School bond issue. Harms told those in attendance we are a "community at risk",... Read More

Statues of Four Secretaries of Agriculture to be Dedicated Saturday

Statues honoring four Nebraskans who made lasting, national impacts on agriculture and natural resources have come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant... Read More

Farm groups: Growers are the first line of defense against unapproved traits

Farm industry groups want to remind farmers that they're the first line of defense in protecting U.S. export markets, especially when it comes to harvesting and marketing corn that contains traits not approved by key importers. "It's really critical... Read More

3 people arrested in Lincoln County slaying

Three people have been arrested in the slaying of a man whose body was found on a riverbank near North Platte. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says two people reported seeing the body late Tuesday along the South Platte River. Officers say th... Read More

Heineman Discusses International Trade, Announces Conference

Today, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed Nebraska’s efforts to expand international trade efforts specifically in Japan, and announced that Nebraska has been chosen to host the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association’s 50th annual conference in September 2018.... Read More

Neb. Corn Board, Univesity of Neb. create Presidential Chair

The Nebraska Corn Board has made a $2.0 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the permanently endowed Nebraska Corn Checkoff Presidential Chair. The endowment will provide annual support to the Institute of Agricult... Read More

Tree plantings underway in downtown Scottsbluff

The downtown Scottsbluff revitalization project includes a number a tree plantings in and around the downtown area. Plantings were underway Wednesday morning at the parking lot on 1st Avenue behind Midwest Theater and in First Responders Park behind ... Read More

Gering sweeps Chase County

Gering picked up its second and third wins in the past four days against Imperial Chase County, sweeping a doubleheader from the visitors Tuesday night 7-5 and 9-4. A wild pitch scored Delany Dean with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth i... Read More

Scottsbluff wins Gering Golf Invite

The Scottsbluff Bearcats ran away with the four-team Gering Golf Invitational Tuesday at Monument Shadows Golf Course.  The Cats recorded a season low score of 356 to outdistance second place Gering by 34 strokes.  Sidney and Alliance rounded out t... Read More

NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

The National Chicken Council used an article by Reuters this week as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for use in raising chickens are not used in human medicine, and those that are will be phased out for ... Read More