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Continuing Momentum of Free Trade Agreements  Welcome News for Soybean Growers

Trade negotiations are officially on the horizon with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum generated by a bilateral deal with South Korea (KORUS) and a renegotiated NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada, now the ... Read More


LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman today announced the appointment of Amelia Breinig to the position of assistant director. Breinig, who has education and experience in communications and international trade... Read More

Oct. 17, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 4.49 (-0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 4.49 (-0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 4.49 (-0.07) Crossroads Co-op/Gering – 4.49 (-0.07) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.66 (-0.07) New Alliance / ... Read More

Applying Interconnected Game Theory to Analyze Transboundary Waters: A Case Study of the Kura-Araks Basin

A number of environmental problems are international in nature, including many water management issues. Rivers, for example, do not recognize political boundaries. Therefore, pollution generated in one country can affect neighboring countries, while ... Read More

Trudeau Says USMCA Keeps China Trade Door Open

Canada’s Prime Minister says the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement allows Canada to move forward with trade talks with China. Despite a provision in the text of the agreement that allows the U.S. to opt-out of the deal if Canada or Mexico engages wi... Read More

More out state spending driving better marketing results for Tourism Commission

The Executive Director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission says the state is getting better results with its marketing by spending more of that money out of state. John Ricks says taking the message to people outside of Nebraska has resulted in rec... Read More

Do We Really Need a Reminder to Vote?

Thomas Jefferson, one of the leading architects of our republic, is often quoted as Election Day nears. His words serve as a reminder that every American has a responsibility to participate in the election process and vote for legislators and a gover... Read More

Ski season ramping up in Colorado with more openings

Ski season is ramping up in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area plans to open for the season Friday and Loveland Ski Area will follow on Saturday. Arapahoe Basin is often one of the first ski resorts to open in North America. Last weekend Wolf... Read More

Hernias In Calves

Question: We had a big calf born during the night with intestines exposed. It was dead when I found it. I assume this was a herniation of some sort, as it was near the umbilical cord. Was this just a fluke of nature or some sort of inherited disorde... Read More

Foley recognizes long-time state employees for their service

Lt. Governor Mike Foley was in Scottsbluff Tuesday morning to congratulate long-time state employees in the panhandle for their service to government and the public. Many state employees received length of service awards for being in their job any... Read More

The Science Behind Shattered Soybeans

Most people recall the heat of the 2012 drought. Jessie Alt remembers the sound. "In 2012, when soybeans were shattering due to dry conditions, the pod can really burst open and the seed can literally spread itself out and you can hear it happening... Read More

Stinner: Complete redo of Nebraska Tax Advantage Act may be necessary

Gering Senator John Stinner says it may be necessary to do more than a tweek to the Nebraska Tax Advantage Act. The state's major economic development incentive legislation expires in 2020 and the Chairman of the Legislature's Appropriations Commi... Read More

Busy rest of the week for Cougar athletics including volleyball home tonight

It is nearing post season time for volleyball and soccer and this week has plenty of post-season excitement for the Western Nebraska Community College athletic teams this week. It all starts on Wednesday when the No. 19 Cougar volleyball team hosts ... Read More

Trade News Has Pork Producers Feeling Optimistic

News on the trade front is getting better for U.S. pork producers as the Trump administration today announced it wants to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom. The National Pork Producers Council commended ... Read More