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Deere Announces Third-Quarter Earnings of $642 Million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The harvest has come in for stock investors in Deere & Co (DE.N) but a more plentiful bounty may rest on further improvement in the farm equipment maker's performance. Even in a strong year for machinery stocks, Deere shares... Read More

Lighthizer: NAFTA Costing Jobs, Failing Americans

At the start of the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reports the deal had benefited many Americans, but it had also failed countless others. Lighthizer noted that C... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Thursday INTERLEAGUE= Final Arizona 4 Houston 0 Final N-Y Yankees 7 N-Y Mets 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final Cleveland 9 Minnesota 3 Final Toronto 5 Tampa Bay 3 Final Minnesota 4 Cleveland 2 Final Texas 9 Chi White Sox 8 ___= NATIONAL ... Read More

State Officials Urging Farmers to Control Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Now

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. In early August, the Kansas Wheat Commission re... Read More

Regional West Medical Center Named 2017 Most Improved Hospital

Regional West Medical Center has been named one of the country's "Most Improved" in utilizing technology to enhance health care. The distinction is based on the 19th Annual Health Care's Most Wired(r) survey, recently released by the American Hospita... Read More

Aug. 17, 2017

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 3.09 (-0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 3.09 (-0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 3.09 (-0.06) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.64 (-0.05) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.64 (-0.05) Frenchman Valle... Read More

First time home buyer recognized by Platte Valley Bank

Associates of PV Mortgage Company, a Platte Valley Company, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and Champion Realty came together today to congratulate first time home buyer Abby Hargreaves on her recent home purchase. On Thursday, ... Read More

Drought Still Burdening Rural Economy in 10 States

A new monthly report shows drought conditions continue to burden the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region rose slightly in August to 42.2 from July's abysmally low 40.7. The ind... Read More News: August 17, 2017

Today on News: A Scottsbluff distillery is expanding its offerings by opening a tasting room at their West Railway location Several airlines ready to take off as Scottsbluff's next Essential Air Service Provider Western Sugar Coope... Read More

Husker Offense Continues to Progress

Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska football team continued work in its third week of training camp on Thursday morning, working out inside Memorial Stadium for a little more than two hours in full pads. Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf add... Read More

Work Continues on L-62A in Minatare Area

Weather permitting, construction continues on L-62A from the junction of US-26/L-62A (Moomaw’s Corner) to the junction of N-385/L-62A (Angora Hill), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Werner Construction LLC, of Hastings, N... Read More

U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U... Read More

Scottsbluff, Gering both on road to open softball schedule Friday

The 2017 high school softball season opens up on Friday for both Scottsbluff and Gering. Gering's coming off a 14-15 campaign last year and they'll open up tomorrow at the Aurora Tournament. Head Coach Tim Gonzalez likes what he's seen from his te... Read More

Increase in Ethanol Production Likely to Outpace Near-Term Demand

According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, the ethanol market will soon face worsening slim-to-negative profit margins, which could potentially push the industry toward consolidation. However, producers that are well-capit... Read More