USDA Top Lender Honors Presented to Banks in York

York, NE—Midwest Bank and Cornerstone Bank were recognized yesterday in York as Top 10 Lenders in Fiscal Year 2014 for USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) loan program.  Corne... Read More

EPA delays decision on Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time... Read More

Area High School Actors Receive Awards

Wisner-Pilger's Fine Arts Auditorium was the site of the fifteenth annual Gator Play Production Festival.  Four schools presented their play productions--Howells-Dodge, "Hamlette", directed by Janet Fritzinger; Bancroft-Rosalie, "A Midsummer Night's... Read More

Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dun... Read More

NCBA Submits Comments on Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association submitted comments last week regarding a proposed change in standards of grading beef. Significant changes in the industry have occurred since the late 90's when the last grade standards were published. Based... Read More

Conaway Ready to Work on Next Farm Bill, Immigration

Texas Republican Mike Conaway who was recently confirmed to be chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has said he’s ready to work on the next farm bill and Immigration reform. The comments come on the heels of president Obama’s executive ord... Read More

Huskers To Host Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn't be more different. The 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) spent the week trying to come to grips with having allowed an FBS-record 40... Read More

President Obama Outlines Immigration Reform Executive Orders

President Obama will grant legal status and work permits for five million illegal immigrants by executive order—a plan that that the American Farm Bureau claims won’t help agriculture. In a prepared statement, AFBF said “In practical terms, we ... Read More

More Studies Show Pro-GMO Results

There's nothing new about scientific studies that conclude that genetically engineered (GE) crops, also known as GMO crops, are no more of a health hazard than those produced with earlier technology. There are, in fact, dozens of such studies includi... Read More

Study shows divide between farmers, scientists on climage change

A Purdue University study shows farmers have a significantly different view of climate change and its causes than do scientists and climatologists. That difference is hardly surprising, but the degree to which the two groups disagree is remarkable. ... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 331 Beans - 945 Oakland Corn - 322 Beans - 938 Tekamah Corn - 322 Beans - 938 West Point Corn - 328 Beans - 940 East Grain Hub Corn - 331 Beans - 945 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 331 Beans - 943 Howells ... Read More