Canada Threatens US With Tariffs

Canada is looking at slapping duties on iconic U.S. products ranging from California wine to ketchup after the World Trade Organization (WTO) found America's meat-labeling laws offside for a third tim... Read More

Syngenta lawsuit against Bunge over GMO corn revived on appeal

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court has opened the door for Syngenta Seeds to revive a lawsuit it brought against Bunge North America in 2011 over the agribusiness company's refusal of a type of genetically modified corn. ... Read More

Scottsbluff candidate forum this evening

The second candidate forum hosted by the Government Affairs Committee of the Scottsbluff-Gering Chamber of Commerce will be held this evening at the Lied Scottsbluff Library. The forum will feature candidates from Terrytown and Scottsbluff school ... Read More

New atlas will help find 'gaps' in crop production

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A new mapping tool unveiled Monday and developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners could help boost global crop production while conserving land and water. The Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, gove... Read More

Trial to start for Colorado man accused of dismembering mom

A trial is getting underway for a Centennial, Colorado man accused of poisoning and dismembering his mother after she removed him from her will. Jury selection is expected to start Tuesday in the case of 25-year-old Ari Liggett, who was charged wi... Read More

Nebraska farmers make good progress on harvest

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Recent mild weather has helped Nebraska farmers make good progress on harvesting their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more soybeans are being harvested now because farmers are waiting for corn to dry out a bit mo... Read More

Commissioners approve investing in wellness program

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners Monday approved investing into a wellness program for its employees. Commission Board Chair Mark Masterton said the county will invest $2.50 per employee each month from its health fund for the program. It wil... Read More

Bluffs council asks staff for options to expand trash collection

The Scottsbluff city council Monday evening asked staff to provide options on how to expand their trash collection efforts to include appliances, mattresses, couches and other "bulkier" items. Scottsbluff Mayor Randy Meininger says one of the opti... Read More

BQA Producers Forum Open to All Checkoff Investors

Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers:  The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producers Forum will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas, the day prior to the A... Read More

Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers

HIAWATHA, Kan. – Produce items adorned with oval-shaped gold stickers at Hiawatha Thiftway, located in northeast Kansas, are grown by local farmers. Store owner Tim White partners with the local farmers’ market to bring these locally grown foods ... Read More

Game and Parks Commission to meet in Scottsbluff Thursday

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will be meeting at the Scottsbluff Hampton Inn Thursday morning, and will consider a number of topics including updates on mountain lion and elk populations and wildlife hunting seasons. District 7 commissi... Read More