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China, U.S., Seek Agreement in Trade Talks

Trade talks between the U.S. and China resumed Tuesday as both nations seem optimistic to reach an agreement that would mark the end of a tit-for-tat trade war. Mid-level talks are ongoing, with higher-level talks expected Thursday that will inclu... Read More

Husker Men lose big at Penn State

The Nebraska men’s basketball team posted its highest point total in more than a month Tuesday night, but the Huskers ran into a hot-shooting Penn State squad in a 95-71 loss at the Bryce Jordan Center. James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 24 poi... Read More

Stamp Farms Co-Defendants Sentenced

OMAHA (DTN) -- Two of three men indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to attain loans and crop insurance for Decatur, Michigan-based Stamp Farms LLC, have been sentenced to prison time. They have been or... Read More News: February 19, 2019

Today on News: Scottsbluff man pleads no contest to amended sexual assault charges involving a six-year-old girl Gymnasium floor at Scottsbluff High School to be replaced Governor Pete Ricketts declares this week as National FFA We... Read More

Fortenberry Announces Postponement of Farm Bill Review Session in Norfolk

Lincoln, NE – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today that, due to severe weather conditions, the Farm Bill review session scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, at the Elkhorn Natural Resources District Conference Room in Norf... Read More

Backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for ann... Read More

Edwards Named National Player of the Week

Junior INF Tristen Edwards was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week announced on Tuesday afternoon. Edwards was also named College Sports Madness National Field Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week, announced... Read More

RMA Administrator: No Hemp Coverage Currently, New Enterprise Coverage Coming

SAN DIEGO (DTN) -- Martin Barbre, the administrator of the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency, told the crop insurance industry on Monday that agents can discuss crop insurance for hemp with farmers who are growing it, but must tell them... Read More

Collaborative Program Brings Ag Leaders Together to Sharpen Skills

Corn farmers joined with their counterparts from other ag-focused organizations in Raleigh, N.C. and Washington, D.C. last week for the revisedLeadership At Its Best Program, sponsored bySyngenta. The new structure of the program allows leaders from ... Read More

Feb. 19, 2019

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 4.08 (-0.16) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 4.08 (-0.16) Crossroads Co-op/Lisco – 4.08 (-0.16) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 4.08 (-0.16) Crossroads Co-op/Gering – 4.08 (-0.16) Farmers Co-Op/Hem... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

WASHINGTON, DC  — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 tho... Read More

Authorities seek suspect in weekend robbery of Crawford gas station

Authorities in the northern Panhandle are seeking a suspect in the robbery of a Crawford convenience store over the weekend. According to a news release by Dawes County Sheriff Karl Daley, a lone male robber held up the Cenex station just before c... Read More

K-State researchers seeking ways to protect flour

Most consumers typically don’t think that a food safety risk lurks in their kitchen’s flour bin, but a handful of product recalls since 2015 in the United States and other countries is changing that mindset. Rather than accept that it’s just t... Read More

Local businessman planning new truck stop on eastern edge of Scottsbluff

A Scottsbluff businessman is working to build a new truck stop on the northwest corner of Highway 26 and East Overland in Scottsbluff. Eric Reichert purchased the five-acre location from the Western Sugar Cooperative last September as part of a pl... Read More