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190 to 200 airplanes fly into Alliance airport for eclipse

The Alliance Airport was a busy place for Monday's solar eclipse, with a total of 190 to 200 aircraft flying into the small municipal airport. Jeff Jensen and his wife Gaylene are the FBO, or Fixed... Read More

Nebraska Delegation to Focus on Farm Bill at Upcoming Listening Session

LINCOLN, NEB. – All five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation will take part in an upcoming farm bill listening session hosted by several Nebraska agricultural organizations. The Nebraska Agriculture Farm Bill Listening Session will be ... Read More

Nebraska Governor views eclipse at Carhenge

While attendance was lower than expected at Scottsbluff/Gering official viewing sites for the eclipse Monday, the same held true at Carhenge in Alliance, although a few thousand people were still on hand there for a unique viewing experience. Nebr... Read More

Scotts Bluff County episode of waterfowl hunting show premieres

Back in January, a crew of about two dozen hunters, cameramen, and outfitters were in Scotts Bluff County for the week filming an episode for a future hunting TV show. This week, The Grind Waterfowl TV debuted their episode of 'Nebraska Waterfowl ... Read More

Fischer promoting development of rural broadband in new infrastructure bill

Senator Deb Fischer is continuing to promote improving the state's rural infrastructure during August recess visits around the state. While Fischer is in Omaha Tuesday talking to trucking, rail and aviation industry leaders, she spoke about improv... Read More

Aug. 22, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 2.94 (-0.09) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 2.94 (-0.09) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 2.94 (-0.09) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.49 (-0.09) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.49 (-0.09) Frenchman Valle... Read More

National Young Farmers Coalition’s Lindsey Shute receives Eating Well Magazine’s 2017 American Food Heroes Award

HUDSON, NY – Aug. 22 – Lindsey Lusher Shute, the Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), has been named one of EatingWell magazine’s top ten 2017 American Food Heroes for her work supporting young ... Read More

Macie Wippel Ag Educator attends CASE Conference and Develops Soybean Classroom Curriculum

(FAIRBANKS, ALASKA) – Macie Wippel has completed a STEM based CASE (Curriculum for AgriScience Education) training the past two weeks in Fairbanks, Alaska on Natural Resources and Ecology.  Through a Nebraska FFA Foundation scholarship, funded by ... Read More

EU Probes Bayer's Planned Buyout of Monsanto

The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, sa... Read More

GRASSLAND STUDIES FALL SEMINAR SERIES BEGINS AUG. 28

Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 22, 2017 – The 23rd annual fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Grassland Studies will include 12 lectures on topics related to grasslands, including what drives profits, fitting p... Read More

Long-term benefits of eclipse visitation cited

A local tourism official says the thousands of people who visited the area during Monday's eclipse and the planning for the event will have long-term benefits for the community. Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karla Niedan-Streeks s... Read More