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(Video) Morning Ag News Update - July 16, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on the latest in agriculture news. Story 1: U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill  Story 2: Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S. Story 3: EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix Story 4: Tr... Read More

(Audio) SOS juniors whip Battle Creek, two wins away from state title game

Listen to the game here. BATTLE CREEK - The Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg junior legion baseball team is two wins away from getting to their second state championship game. SOS dismantled Battle Creek Sunday night, 16-2 in five innings in the second ... Read More

Bel Group to build plant to produce popular Mini Babybel snacks in Quebec

SOREL-TRACEY, Que. - The Bel Group says it will spend $87 million to build a factory to produce Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec at its first Canadian plant. The cheese snacks, which are encased in red wax, are currently imported. The proje... Read More

North Platte woman killed in crash just west of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. - Police say a North Platte woman has been killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the crash happened Friday evening when a sport utility vehicle went out of control while... Read More

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Even before Trump b... Read More

New Nebraska laws slated to go into effect on Thursday

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska will see a flurry of new state laws this week, including safeguards to fight prescription painkiller abuse, looser gun regulations and a policy that will make it easier to massage horses for money. The 117 laws will go int... Read More

Pre-Conference Committee Farm Bill Discussions Get Heated in House

The U.S. House could take a step forward on moving farm bill talks ahead by voting to send the bill to conference. However, Politico says Thursday was the latest indicator that the bad blood between House Ag leaders is one of the many issues that nee... Read More

Food bloggers share the story of wheat with readers

Food bloggers have been sharing their stories about their farm to food experience with their readers since returning home from the #Wheat2Bread tour last month. Kansas Wheat teamed up with Red Star Yeast to bring nine food bloggers to Kansas... Read More

Montana Researchers Pioneer Using Wool for Erosion Control

The stuff of socks, sweaters and high-tech underwear now has yet another use, according to a Montana State University study: revegetating roadsides to prevent erosion. At a road cut along Highway 287 near Three Forks, Mont., healthy patches of nat... Read More

(Audio) SOS thrives on Pender mistakes

Listen to the game here.  BATTLE CREEK - In a back and forth affair, the Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg (SOS) juniors survived Pender, 10-9 in the opening round of the Class C Junior State Tournament, Saturday. It was an interesting start to the st... Read More

White develops passion for learning through Kiewit Scholars Program

  College is for everybody. That’s what Erin White believes now that she’s been through the Kiewit Scholars Program at North Platte Community College. The California native always wanted a higher education, but when life kicked in, her ... Read More

Huge Fuel Savings on E85 at CPI Giltner

GILTNER, NE – Flex fuel vehicle drivers can save 85 cents per gallon on E85 at Cooperative Producers Inc. in Giltner (23 Railroad St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and no containers are allow... Read More

Ag Voices of the Future Program Offers Students an Education on Ag Policy

ST. LOUIS – A select group of 10 college students from nine different states completed the Ag Voices of the Future program this week in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives ... Read More

Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

Omaha, Neb. -- Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska The number of opioid medications filled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members declined 19 percent from 2014 to 2017. “There has been a lot more atte... Read More