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Statement from USDA Secretary on Farm Income Forecasts for 2015 and 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement today on the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016, released by USDA's Economic Research Service. "Today's farm inco... Read More

Minnesota Proposes Restrictions to Neonicotinoid Use

Concerns over the role neonicotinoids may play in pollinator health issues have prompted the governor of Minnesota and the state's Department of Agriculture (MDA) to propose sweeping restrictions to neonicotinoid use that are unprecedented for U.S. g... Read More

Nebraska High School Football Ratings

The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's result and this week's opponent. The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the ... Read More

Study Shows Benefits Of 'Livestock Friendly' Designation

More than a decade after Nebraska created its “livestock friendly” designation, participating counties have gained more cattle farms and lost fewer hog farms than those that lack the designation, a new study by agricultural economists at the Univ... Read More

Will Railroads Keep Up During Harvest in US and Canada?

With near-record corn and soybean crops predicted in the U.S. and big crops also expected in Canada, railroad companies in both countries are gearing up for what looks to be another high-volume harvest this fall. The question on many farmers' and shi... Read More

Some Nebraska prison staffers to get $500 retention bonus

Nebraska corrections officials are awarding $500 retention bonuses to prison employees who work in jobs with high turnover and vacancy rates. The Department of Correctional Services announced the bonuses Tuesday as part of its efforts to recruit ... Read More

Bluffs council takes no action on proposed hotel occupation tax

The Scottsbluff City Council Monday evening elected not to take any action on a  proposed ordinance that would create a 4% hotel occupation tax that would be used to fund infrastructure improvements in the city. Clarence Gealy, representing Hampt... Read More

Bolzer prelim delayed, Continuance requested in Converse case

The man charged with motor vehicle homicide in a fatality accident August 20th on the west edge of Mitchell has had his preliminary hearing postponed. 23 year old Joshua Bolzer of Mitchell was to appear in court this (Tuesday) afternoon, but the p... Read More

Nebraskan Included in the Eight Finalists For USFRA's Next Faces Of Farming & Ranching Class

With enthusiastic farmers across the country, spanning beef, corn, cotton, dairy, pork, poultry and soybeans, excited to share the truth behind today's agriculture to consumers, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announces today the final... Read More

Wyoming seeks to block judge's order on air ambulance fees

The state of Wyoming is scrambling to try to block a federal judge's ruling that the state may not regulate how much air ambulance companies charge for transporting workers who are injured on the job. The state is asking a federal appeals court in... Read More

Scottsbluff student makes splash at State Fair Education Competition

Bluffs Middle School/Scottsbluff High School was well represented by one student at the Nebraska State Fair last weekend in Grand Island. Courtesy SBPS Jamie Chen represented Scottsbluff during the Education Competition, placing in several eve... Read More