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Commissioners approve fire component for software upgrade

The Scotts Bluff County Board Monday evening approved a contract with software firm Emergency Reporting to provide the fire department component for a new software upgrade that will allow efficient st... Read More

Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets. JBS, the world's largest meatpacking company, was fined $3.2 billion after company... Read More

Ground broken for Gering High School renovation project

A large crowd of students, faculty and dignitaries were on hand Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony ahead of the start of construction on the Gering High School renovation project. Board members especially thanked the community members who voted ... Read More

Importers buy U.S. corn at record rate as drought tightens LatAm supplies

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Importers are buying U.S. corn at the fastest pace since the mid-1990s, according to U.S. government data, as tightening stocks in Latin America prompt a rush to purchase cargoes of the grain from animal feeders worldwide. A deep... Read More

Nebraska Dry Bean Commission announces openings

Notice is hereby given that the terms for four members of the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission will expire May 31, 2018. The members represent dry bean growers in Districts II, III and At-Large grower representative for Districts III and IV and an openin... Read More

Husker Softball wins 1-0 decision over DePaul

Fullerton, Calif. -  The Nebraska softball team picked up its 20th win of the season with a 1-0 victory over DePaul (17-11) on Sunday in its last of five games at the Easton Invitational. Kaylan Jablonski got the win and improved to 13-5. She ... Read More

Snow, and worry, blankets town in Nebraska

During fall harvest season, Rodney Adams, 64, and his son, who farms with him, worked around the clock to dig sugarbeets out of the ground before the freeze set in.  If they were delayed, there wouldn’t be enough to feed the Western Sugar Cooperat... Read More

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Women in Agriculture conference set for April 13 at Sidney

“Keep Life Simple” is the theme of the annual Women in Agriculture Conference, which will feature information and advice about simplicity and excellence, making meals with a multi-cooker, forage production, youth loans, farming with disabilities,... Read More

Mega million jackpot grows to record level

Lincoln, NE – March 19, 2018 – Three months without a jackpot winner has grown the Mega Millions jackpot to a record level. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly. The Mega Millions jackpot star... Read More

March 19, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.92 (-0.30) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.92 (-0.30) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.92 (-0.30) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.35 (-0.29) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.35 (-0.29) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Corn-state senators seek Trump meeting as U.S. biofuel changes loom

(Reuters) - A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about the nation’s biofuels law, amid expectations the administration will soon act to lower the regulation’s costs to the oil refining industry... Read More