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. ... 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

Peterson: AG should oversee Corrections Department attorneys

The Republican Candidate for Nebraska Attorney General says he supports changing who oversees the attorneys in the Department of Corrections. As the debate continues over a miscalculation of prison sentences blamed on corrections department attorn... Read More

Theriot Expected to Have Big Year

Nebraska women's basketball point guard Rachel Theriot was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Team announced on Sunday, Oct. 19. Theriot, a 6-0 junior from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, claimed a spot on the fourth-team All-America... Read More

How to Carry More Cattle by Making the Land You Have More Productive - Fall Forage Tour

McPHERSON, KS (Oct. 20, 2014) - Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtlan... Read More

Douglas County Farm Bureau Donates to Omaha Children’s Museum Farm Exhibit

OMAHA, NEB. Oct. 2014 – Douglas County Farm Bureau has donated $25,000 to become the lead sponsor of the Omaha Children’s Museum “Once Upon a Farm” exhibit, Larry Hadan, president of the Douglas County Farm Bureau said Oct. 18. “Agricult... Read More

Mother now charged in child cruelty case

A Scottsbluff woman whose boyfriend is accused of beating her 3-year-old daughter has been charged with child abuse by negligence. Twenty-four-year-old Cassandra Miller was arrested after a warrant was issued Friday. Her boyfriend, 25-year-old Cod... Read More

Scottsbluff man charged with sexual assault of girlfriend's daughter

A 22 year old Scottsbluff man has been charged with the sexual assault of his girlfriend's four year old daughter. Howard Red Bear, Jr. will make his first court appearance Monday afternoon after being arrested for second degree sexual assault of ... Read More