Solid Farm Economy Shows Signs of Slowing

Solid Farm Economy Shows Signs of Slowing

The Kansas City Federal Reserve says financial conditions in its district remained solid in the second quarter, but survey respondents say signs of slowing growth are likely in the months ahead. Farm real estate values grew rapidly in recent quarters, but those valuations moderated in the second quarter alongside recent…
Regional Care, Inc. event commemorates 30 years of service

Regional Care, Inc. event commemorates 30 years of service

Regional Care, Inc. will commemorate 30 years of service to its customers with an event Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Trails West YMCA Camp in Scottsbluff. RCI began business in 1992 as a third-party insurance administrator, handling healthcare claims for Regional West Medical Center’s staff.…
Closures Planned During Park Upgrades in North-Central Nebraska, Panhandle

Closures Planned During Park Upgrades in North-Central Nebraska, Panhandle

Access to certain areas of parks in north-central Nebraska and the Panhandle will be temporarily closed to make way for improvements. Mike Morava, regional superintendent for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, said each of the projects is being started early enough in the fall to be finished before visitation…
Soybean Disease Update: White Mold

Soybean Disease Update: White Mold

While concerns about white mold are present across northeast Nebraska, reports of disease are being received from fields in Polk and Seward counties. The disease, also called sclerotinia stem rot, infected these fields and many others earlier in the season during flowering. It is only during the flowering stage that…
Niobrara National Scenic River Celebrates Founders Day

Niobrara National Scenic River Celebrates Founders Day

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service. On Thursday, August 25th, 2022, the Niobrara National Scenic River will be celebrating the founding of the National Park Service with two special events. At 10:00 a.m., join an interactive story time at the…
Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

WASHINGTON - “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi for leading the House in quick passage of the historic Inflation Reduction Act, putting rural America over special interests, and delivering a historic bill to President Biden’s desk. “The Inflation Reduction Act will provide significant support for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners as…
August Column from SBPS Superintendent

August Column from SBPS Superintendent

It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! A time like no other for those working and involved in education. Parents are eager to get their kids back into school and have their families back in a routine.Community members look forward to a Friday night…
Center applauds Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in conservation, clean energy 

Center applauds Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in conservation, clean energy 

LYONS, NEBRASKA – In a win for rural communities, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Friday. Included in the package is funding for working lands conservation and investments in clean energy for rural communities.  “This package will positively impact rural people across the country,” said Johnathan…
NIH Grant to Help Wachs Isolate Causes of Low Back Pain

NIH Grant to Help Wachs Isolate Causes of Low Back Pain

For all of the pain that stems from the lower back — an instigator of chronic distress in more than 500 million people worldwide — the details behind that pain have long bedeviled researchers. Supported by a new five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Nebraska’s Rebecca…