Many Ag Labor Concerns Not Covered by Exec Action

Some migrant farm workers may see legal relief from President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration announced Thursday night, but industry experts says the order will do little to solve long-... Read More

Alco In West Point And Elsewhere To Close

Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores. There are twelve ALCO stores in Nebraska.  That means the towns of West Point, Ogallal... Read More

ASA Reacts to EPA’s Deferral of Biodiesel RVO Number Until 2015

WASHINGTON (November 21, 2014) – In response to today’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that the EPA would not finalize the 2014 Required Volume Obligations (RVO) will not before the end of the year, American Soybean Associa... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR FRIDAY NOV 21, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    333    Beans - 969 Oakland    Corn -    324     Beans - 962 Tekamah    Corn -    324    Beans - 962 West Point    Corn -    330    Beans - 964 East Grain Hub    Corn... Read More

National Corn Growers Association Responds to EPA's Decision

The following is a statement from Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today's EPA announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard: "Today's announcement by EPA shows the Administ... Read More

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.  Cornerstone Bank provided nearly $3.3 million for 37 ho... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD to Construct New Headquarters to Serve Public Better

YORK, NE – In order to serve the public better and effectively manage the ever-increasing regulatory burden placed upon Nebraska’s NRDs, the Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors approved building a new NRD headquarters north of the York County F... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Participate in Week of Action on Climate Change

Lyons, Nebraska - Several organizations from across the Midwest and Great Plains partnered this week to urge people in their states to take action to address climate change and call for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and limitin... Read More

Nebraska Jobless Rate Drops In October

A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for October dropped to 3.4 percent. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the rate was four-tenths of a point under the October 2013 rate of 3.8 ... 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