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Gering council member says

Gering council member Ben Backus says the process the city uses to review potential new businesses coming to town needs to be examined. Backus asked a number of questions Monday about the process t... Read More

Many Applaud as EPA Proposes Rule To Repeal ‘WOTUS’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2017 – Several agricultural groups and others are happy over today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave t... Read More

International Dairy Groups Join U.S. in Calling for Action Against Canadian Trade Policies

(Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017) An international coalition of 10 dairy industry organizations, including three U.S. dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in the increasingly acrimonious dispute over Canada’... Read More

Brazil meat inspection flaws flagged in new blow to sector

Brazil's meat industry lacks enough inspectors to ensure the product is safe, a health inspectors union said on Monday, blaming government cutbacks for what the United States has called system-wide sanitary issues. The ANFFA union renewed its long... Read More

State commission retains panhandle's 4th district judgeship

The Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission Tuesday recommended to the legislature that a fourth district court judge be retained in the panhandle’s 12th judicial district and that the judge be located in Scotts Bluff County. The decision came af... Read More

TCD names new Community and Economic Development Director

Twin Cities Development has announced that a familiar face will be taking the reins as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Former Scottsbluff/ Gering United Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Scottsbluff City Councilman Ke... Read More

NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Ag

A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for U.S. agriculture and settle remaining challenges for our nation’s farmers and ranchers in our neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stat... Read More

Chinese-owned Syngenta eyes Bayer assets to bolster seeds

Switzerland's Syngenta (SYNN.S), the crop protection company acquired by ChemChina, has vowed to bulk up its seeds business and join the chase for assets rival Bayer (BAYGn.DE) must sell to gain regulatory approval for its takeover of Monsanto(MON.N)... Read More

California to List Glyphosate as Cancer-Causing

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)... Read More

Nebraska senator looks for new state flag via crowdsourcing

A Nebraska state senator who called for an overhaul of the state flag is turning to the internet to come up with a possible new look. Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha says he wants to see ideas from the public and may try to change the flag again if one d... Read More

Business community urges Gering Council to welcome new concrete company

Members of the Gering business community Monday night urged the city council to streamline their approval process and welcome a Wyoming firm that  wants to build a concrete plant and regional offices  at the proposed joint Industrial park in east G... Read More