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Rural Gering farmer escapes injury when his tractor rolls off river bridge

A rural Gering farmer miraculously escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he drove his tractor off the North Platte River bridge near Melbeta, landing it cab first into the water. Nebraska ... Read More

 EPA Faces Scrutiny on Glyphosate

OMAHA (DTN) -- The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology launched an oversight investigation into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's alleged inadvertent release of a cancer risk assessment final report on glyphosate, the active ing... Read More

May 5th, 2016

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.60 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.60 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.60 (-0.05) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.68 (-0.03) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.68 (-0.03) Frenchman Valley Co-O... Read More

PVC Monument Marathon to celebrate 5th year

For the fifth year, the Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) Foundation and the Star-Herald are hosting the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon and Half-Marathon in Gering/Scottsbluff, Nebraska. As the race celebrates its fifth anniversa... Read More

 2016 HRW Tour Final Report- Kansas Tour Pegs 382.4 MB Crop

MANHATTAN, Kansas (DTN) -- This year's hard red winter wheat tour was a rubbernecker compared to the previous year. The tour estimated total production would come in around 382.4 million bushels. Scouts estimated Kansas yields will come in at 48.6 b... Read More

Volunteers being recruited for Robidoux Trading Post restoration

Volunteers are being recruited to assist with a project to restore Robidoux Trading Post in Carter Canyon Friday and Saturday as part of National Tourism Week. Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Karla Niedan-Streeks says the ... Read More

Vilsack wants more CRP acres in next farm bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will enroll more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) this year, while expressing hope that Congress will allow for even higher enrollment in the next farm bill. “Our CRP progra... Read More

Participants encouraged to register for 8th annual Suummit to Summit race/walk

The 8th annual Summit to Summit race to benefit Summit Christian College is Saturday, May 14th. The seven mile run or walk starts at Summit Christian College and goes to several areas around the Scotts Bluff National Monument before returning to t... Read More

Ricketts endorses Elmshaeuser in 47th District legislative race

Governor Pete Ricketts Thursday announced his support of Republican candidate Karl Elmshaeuser in the District 47 Legislative race. In a prepared media release Ricketts said Elmshaeuser's "background in rural economic development will make him a k... Read More

Cinco de Mayo activities planned for this weekend

With Cinco de Mayo landing on a Thursday this year, all of the associated celebrations and activities in the Valley are being held this weekend. Events will include the King and Queen Royalty Pageant at the Guadalupe Center in Scottsbluff Friday even... Read More

Are Farm Co-ops Feeling the Pressure to Merge?

What could China possibly have to do with a wave of mergers sweeping American farm co-ops? More than you might think, if you ask Todd Ludwig, CEO of the CFS (Central Farm Service) co-op in Minnesota. “Syngenta is basically the Chinese governm... Read More