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

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

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

21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA—21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected to be complete in e... 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

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

Neb. Senators Johanns & Fischer pan Pres. Obama's immigration plan

Nebraska  Republican U.S.  Senators  Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer are turning a  cold shoulder to  President  Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.  Johanns had this take:   “What the President is doing is wrong.  His decision t... Read More

Plum Creek Medical Group Gets High Marks for Quality and Performance

  The Plum Creek Medical Group of Lexington has received top marks for its quality services in a federal assessment of care provided by accountable care organizations (ACOs). PCMG is a member of the South East Rural Physicians Alliance (SE... 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