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Three businesses fail in latest local compliance checks

Scotts Bluff County law enforcement and the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol compliance checks November 21, 2015, resulting in three non-compliant of the 72 on- and off-sale businesses (5%) sel... Read More

2015-2016 Nebraska Ag Youth Council Members Announced

Today, Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced the selection of the members of the 2015-2016 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). The Council is comprised of college-aged students from around the state who have a... Read More

Review of Nebraska prison sentences finds 1,242 with errors

A review of Nebraska prison sentences has found that nearly one in four inmates received sentences that were too short or too long because of errors in how ``good time'' credit was applied. The Department of Correctional Services said Tuesday that... Read More

November 24, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 3.85 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 3.85 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 3.85 (-0.05) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.02 (-0.07) New Alliance / Alliance, 4.02 (-0.07) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 3.85 (-0.04)... Read More

USDA Forecasts 38% Fall in Farm Income

Net U.S. farm income will drop 38% this year to $55.9 billion, the lowest level in more than a decade, reflecting depressed crop prices and softening dairy and hog markets, federal forecasters said Tuesday. USDA said net farm income will drop to the... Read More

Popular Insecticide Ban Would Leave Farmers Looking for Options

A series of court decisions and actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threatens to remove a popular Dow AgroSciences insecticide. EPA recently proposed a ban of chlorpyrifos -- the active ingredient in Dow AgroScience's Lorsban, an org... Read More

U.S. Forest Service issues Christmas tree cutting permits

U-S Forest Service Christmas tree cutting permits for the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands went on sale Monday. The $10 permits allow the purchaser to harvest one tree up to $15-feet tall in selected areas. Pine Ridge Ranger District Fores... Read More

Over 2,000 more Emergency Room visits at RWMC in 2015

The number of emergency room patients at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff has skyrocketed this year. Dr. Sheila Webb-Bowles, Emergency Medicine Physician with Regional West said that the hospital has already seen over 19,000 patients th... Read More

Contact: Bethany Johnston, Extension Educator, Central Sandhills Phone: 308-645-2267 Email: "The Quick Six,” a series of six meetings around the Panhandle in December sponsored by Nebraska Extension, will give beef produce... Read More

Second arrest for Chadron man on drug charges in two months

A 19 year old man is in custody in Chadron for the second time in as many months facing a number of drug related charges after police responded to a disturbance call Monday. Chadron Police Lt. Rick Hickstein says around 9 a.m. Monday, officers wer... Read More

EPA Expected to Slightly Boost RFS Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

Declining gasoline prices are giving the EPA room to hike the mandate levels on ethanol relative to the coming announcement on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue its Renewable Fuel Standard for three year... Read More