New wheat seed plant planned in Hemingford

HEMINGFORD, Neb. (AP) _ Officials in Hemingford are excited about a new $5 million wheat seed plant that's being planned in the western Nebraska town.

But project organizers are telling the village that Hemingford needs to draft a comprehensive plan so the project can qualify for tax increment financing.

Gothenburg attorney Mike Bacon told the village board that to qualify for the tax breaks the project has to comply with a town's comprehensive plan, but Hemingford doesn't have one.

The new plant would be used to clean small grains such as wheat and oats for use as seeds. It will be about 170-feet-long and 60-feet-wide with some storage bins outside.

Hemingford officials approved an agreement with project backers and pledged to work on resolving the comprehensive planning concerns.

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