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Gering council approves large group of keno recommendations

The Gering city council Monday night voted 7-1 to approve over $78,000 in recommended keno funding, but not without questions from two council members about some of the expenditures. Council member... Read More

NMPF Statement on Senate Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

ARLINGTON, VA – “We congratulate Secretary Sonny Perdue on his confirmation by the Senate today, and we’re eager to work with him on the challenges facing the nation’s dairy farmers – issues he’s already indicated he will tackle at the U.... Read More

Perdue Confirmed as USDA Secretary

Sonny Perdue has been confirmed as the next USDA Secretary. The Senate came to a vote began shortly after 4:30 pm cst and ended around 5 pm. Perdue will be the 31th Secretary of Agriculture. The vote was 87 in favor and 11 against. One Senator vo... Read More

(AUDIO) Moving Late Calving Cows Up in the Breeding Season Could Prove Beneficial

As the end of the calving season nears for many cattlemen, the last few cows in the heavy pen seem to last forever. Those late calvers are doing more than dragging out the calving season. They are costing you money. Their young calves are usually lig... Read More

First Week Crop Progress Includes Soybean Data

U.S. corn planting jumped to a near-normal pace while national soybean planting was ahead of the five-year average in USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday afternoon. USDA estimated 17% of the nation's corn crop was planted as of Sund... Read More

Spring up the Bluff winds down National Parks Week

It was a busy week for the staff at Scotts Bluff National Monument, with their week long series of events concluding with Sunday's Spring up the Bluff relay race. Things got started on April 14th with "The Monumental Clean Up," and the Monument al... Read More

Nebraska Rolls Past Illinois

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska softball team used a pair of six-run innings and a three-hit shutout from Cassie McClure to race to a 14-0 five-inning victory over No. 25 Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers posted their most... Read More

NRD could lose valuable funding

The North Platte Natural Resources District is fighting to hold onto funds with the bill LB98. The bill if passed would extend the special budget authority of natural resources districts within river basins designated as fully appropriated and over-a... Read More

Gering man jailed for felony domestic assault

A Gering man is being held on a $50,000 bond with a ten percent cash provision after being charged with felony second degree domestic assault. Court documents say the victim told Gering Police 37 year old John Sinks became upset with her around 1 ... Read More

NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014-16. The NBB challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inter... Read More

Stinner bills to revamp tourism commission and require corrective response to State Audit gain final approval

A bill to expand and revamp the Nebraska Tourism Commission introduced by Gering Senator John Stinner has gained final approval. The commission ran into fiscal problems last year that led to the firing of its executive director. Stinner says th... Read More