USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in August. The USDA said falling crop receipts...

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USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in August. The USDA said falling crop receipts...

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Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Division Director in EPA's Office of Water. Nagle rece...

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Yarger's Diamond Center Closing After 65 Years In West Point

Jim Yarger has decided to close the doors to the business his father started 65 years ago. Yarger Jewelry has been part of West Point since 1948. "He (his father) decided he wanted to start a jewelry store. He had a little bit of watchmaking experience from Beatrice. He went to the banker and ask...

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Ferguson Protests Worse Than In August

The police chief in St. Louis County, Missouri says violent protests following the announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old are ``much worse'' than protests that occurred right after the August shooting. Following Monday night's ...

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No Charges Against Prison Employees In Sentencing Fiasco

None of the state employees who were blamed for Nebraska's prison sentence miscalculations will face criminal charges. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly announced the decision Monday as they released the findings of their investigation. Bruning says...

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Nov
18
Tue
all-day Bancroft Good Will Trailer
Bancroft Good Will Trailer
Nov 18 – Nov 25 all-day
Bancroft Good Will Trailer Tuesday, November 18th through Tuesday, November 25th at the Bancroft Municipal Building on Main St in Bancroft. Accepting housewares, books, cd’s & video tapes, collectables, toys, small appliances, furniture, clothing, shoes[...]
Nov
25
Tue
9:00 am West Point WIC & Immunization Cl...
West Point WIC & Immunization Cl...
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership West Point WIC and Immunization Clinics on Tuesday, November 25th from 9am to 3pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. For an appointment or for more information regarding[...]
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, November. 25th from 12pm to 6 pm at American Legion Hall in Beemer. For an appointment call Ann at 402-528-3668 or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. User sponsor code:[...]
Nov
26
Wed
7:30 pm Dueling Pianos
Dueling Pianos
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Dueling Pianos Wednesday, November 26th doors open at 7:30pm with performance from 8p to 11pm at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point. Tickets presale $15, $20 at door. Tickets available at CharterWest National Bank,[...]
9:00 pm Snyder Firemen’s Dance
Snyder Firemen’s Dance
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Snyder Volunteer Fire & Rescue are holding a dance this Wednesday, November 26th, at the Snyder Firemen’s Ballroom. Band “The Back Forty” will perform from 9 p.m. Until 1 a.m. Cost is $10 at the[...]
Nov
30
Sun
all-day Christmas on the Hill
Christmas on the Hill
Nov 30 all-day
Christmas on the Hill Sunday, November 30th to December 14th at St. Benedict Center in Schuyler. Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.[...]
all-day Navtivity Scenes
Navtivity Scenes
Nov 30 all-day
Nativity Scenes from November November 30th through December 14th and January 2nd though January 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Benedict Center in Schuyler. View a wonderful display of nativity scenes from[...]
1:00 pm Master’s Hand Queen Elsa Open House
Master’s Hand Queen Elsa Open House
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Master’s Hand Queen Elsa Open House Sunday, November 30th from 1pm to 4pm at Master’s Hand in Tekamah. Meet Queen Elsa, free carriage Rides & face painting, delicious treats, story telling and more.

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