Economic Downturn and Other Factors, Not COOL, Caused Decline in Live Cattle Imports to the U.S.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2015) – Contrary to arguments made by America’s trade competitors to the World Trade Organization (WTO), an economic downturn that sapped consumer demand — not Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) — caused decreased demand for cattle imports into to the U.S., according to a...

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Economic Downturn and Other Factors, Not COOL, Caused Decline in Live Cattle Imports to the U.S.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2015) – Contrary to arguments made by America’s trade competitors to the World Trade Organization (WTO), an economic downturn that sapped consumer demand — not Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) — caused decreased demand for cattle imports into to the U.S., according to a...

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Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers in Iowa, Illinois

Deere is laying off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and will sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker adjusts to demand for its products. The Moline, Illinois, company also says it is adding 220 jobs at construc...

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China corn imports 'unlikely' to rise, despite end to GM dispute

China's corn imports look "unlikely" to increase despite officials last month removing a large obstacle to trade in approving Syngenta genetically modified variety which had prompted cargo rejections. US grain exporters have welcomed China's decision last month to approve imports containing Synge...

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Pilger Tornado Rebuilding Effort Aided By Mennonites

Up to 450 volunteers will be coming to northeast Nebraska as part of a Mennonite effort to help Pilger recover from the tornado that destroyed much of the town last June. The Norfolk Daily News reports that the Mennonite Disaster Service wants to construct five houses in six months, using rotatin...

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Tornado Disaster Relief Fund Checks Presented Today In Wisner and Laurel

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is distributing  just over $15,000 today, which was collected for the Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Farmers and ranchers from across the state that were affected by the tornados and in need of emergency and residual help, were given the opportunity t...

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Jan
25
Sun
all-day Beemer Comm Theatre Souper Sunday
Beemer Comm Theatre Souper Sunday
Jan 25 all-day
Take the family out to the Beemer Community Theatre’s Souper Sunday on Sunday, January 25th, at the Beemer Ballroom from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will be serving a variety of soups, sandwiches and[...]
all-day Wisner Sr. Center Spaghetti Feed
Wisner Sr. Center Spaghetti Feed
Jan 25 all-day
Stop by the Wisner Senior Center in Wisner for their all you can eat Spaghetti Feed on Sunday, January 25th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti along with garlic bread, dessert and beverage[...]
Jan
26
Mon
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, January 26th from 12pm to 6pm at Nielsen Community Center in West Point. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood call Nancy 402-372-2180, visit redcrossblood.org or[...]
12:30 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, January 26th from 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Mohr Auditorium in Scribner. For an apointment please call Dris, 402-567-2363; Mary 402-380-9812; Connie 402-664-3458 or Betty 402-664-3435. Walk-ins are welcome.
5:30 pm Breast Feeding Class
Breast Feeding Class
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
St. Francis Memorial Hospital Breast Feeding class Monday, January 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Educational Center at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Those interested in the Breast Feeding Class should[...]
7:00 pm Cuming County Extension Board Me...
Cuming County Extension Board Me...
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cuming County Extension Board Meeting Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cuming County Courthouse Meeting Room in West Point. The agenda for the meeting is available for review at UNL Extension in Cuming[...]
Jan
27
Tue
9:30 am West Point WIC & Immunization Cl...
West Point WIC & Immunization Cl...
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
West Point WIC and Immunization clinic on Tuesday, January 27th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or[...]
11:30 am American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, January 27th from 11:30am to 5:30pm at American Red Cross in Norfolk. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins[...]

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