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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation’s biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according ... Read More

Woman airlifted following rollover north of McGrew

A Friday morning rollover accident north of McGrew has injured a Scottsbluff woman. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver, 31-year-old Kayla Bayless- was driving northbound on County Road 35 shortly after 8 a.m. She lost control of her Dodge R... Read More

County Surveyor arrested after Tuesday night standoff

Scotts Bluff County Surveyor Scott Bosse was arrested Tuesday night at his rural Mitchell home on a felony firearm charge after a standoff with authorities. Scotts Bluff County Chief Deputy Troy Brown says deputies were called to the scene to assi... Read More

Governor Ricketts Makes Appointments to Sorghum Board- Officers Elected

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has announced reappointment of Duane Sugden of Sterling and Klint Stewart of Columbus to serve three-year terms on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. Sugden, representing District #1, was originally appointed to t... Read More

One person killed,  another injured in train, grain truck accident west of Mitchell

An accident involving a train and a grain truck this morning just west of Mitchell has resulted in one fatality and another person being flown to a local hospital. The accident happened at the County Road 12 Burlington Northern crossing just south of... Read More

(AUDIO) High school football schedule for tonight

Here's a rundown of the high school football schedule for the final regular season Friday of the year. Scottsbluff (7-1) at Alliance (0-8)...Scottsbluff is aiming for the district title and then a home playoff game next week in round one with a wi... Read More

Ethanol Summit Focuses On Biofuels Collaborations In The Western Hemisphere

Policy makers, industry association leaders and ethanol producers from across the Western Hemisphere have gathered in Houston, Texas, this week for the first Ethanol Summit of the Americas focused on regional collaboration to capture the benefits o... Read More

Orphaned Grizzly Cubs coming to RDC Zoo

This past Spring, a grizzly bear sow was illegally killed by a black bear hunter in Wyoming. The sow grizzly had two yearling cubs with her at the time of her death. State and Federal wildlife officials had hoped the two orphaned cubs would surviv... Read More

Temps Above Normal in Winter Forecast

The National Weather Service issued a forecast for much-above normal temps across the contiguous 48 states from November through January. The above-normal temps include the Central and Southern Plains, as well as the Corn Belt. One exception is a ... Read More

WNCC volleyball sweeps Otero

LA JUNTA, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team received 11 kills from Joise Maldonado in earning a Region IX South conference 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 sweep over Otero Junior College Thursdayevening in La Junta, Colorado. The... Read More

Stabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts

Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, wants to defend the farm bill from possible budget cuts that could come during the budget reconciliation process that got started this week. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says she fi... Read More News: October 19, 2017

Today on News: How a single idea became one of the biggest fundraisers in the Valley; Steve Flower explains how he pitched the Save A Rack bra auction WNCC is in the midst of moving some offices and personnel across the street to the ... Read More

Grassley, Tester Press Ag Secretary to Implement GIPSA Rule

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Tester, D-Montana, asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to move forward on implementing Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, in a letter to Perdue on Wednesd... Read More


Sue Pearman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator in Central Sandhills Area, has been named the 2017 recipient of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Distinguished Service Award. Sue was recogni... Read More