USDA: COVID-19 Impact on Pork Processing Short-lived

USDA: COVID-19 Impact on Pork Processing Short-lived

USDA’s Economic Research Service says the impact of COVID-19 on processing rates was short-lived in the largest pork-producing region. Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska compose the largest hog processing region in the United States, where more than 40 percent of all U.S. hogs are processed. The region is also home…
Report: Concentration Not Affecting Pork Prices

Report: Concentration Not Affecting Pork Prices

A new report shows pork prices increased because of demand, higher input costs and labor shortages throughout the supply chain, not concentration in the meatpacking industry. Economists with Iowa State University, North Carolina State University and the National Pork Producers Council released the report Wednesday. The report also says pork…
Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Widely Available Soon

Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Widely Available Soon

While the Panhandle has outlets for COVID testing, free at-home COVID testing will soon be widely available. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be providing at-home COVID tests to Nebraska residents. Panhandle Public Health District is organizing locations in communities for easy access. Watch for an announcement…
KNEB.tv News: January 26, 2021

KNEB.tv News: January 26, 2021

Today on KNEB.tv News: Scottsbluff Police investigate weekend burglary at Dale's TireBluffs man with multiple warrants arrested at mall parking lotSHS Junior aces ACTTCD hires new Executive Director Catch those stories and a whole lot more- right now on KNEB.tv News:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGL4_54_QuM
Torrington Fire Department Receives Tower Truck After 1-Year Wait

Torrington Fire Department Receives Tower Truck After 1-Year Wait

Firefighters in Torrington have a new piece of equipment in their arsenal to fight structure fires in and around the community. The Torrington Fire Department recently took delivery on a new Tower truck, and during the past week city and rural department staff have been training on how to operate…
State Adding Nursing Home Beds to Help Eastern Nebraska Hospitals

State Adding Nursing Home Beds to Help Eastern Nebraska Hospitals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new state program will add nearly 100 new nursing home beds in three of Nebraska’s largest cities to help relieve some of the pressure on hospitals that are struggling with the surge in COVID-19 cases. The state Department of Health and Human Services said between…
Jan. 26, 2022  |  Area Cash Prices

Jan. 26, 2022 | Area Cash Prices

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney/Lisco/Mitchell – 7.63 (-0.19)Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport/Torrington – 7.63 (-0.19)Crossroads Co-op/Gering/Lyman – 7.63 (-0.19)Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 8.01 (-0.19)New Alliance / Alliance – 8.01 (-0.19)Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball – 7.66 (-0.19)West Plains LLC/Gering – 7.66 (-0.18)West Plains/Alliance – 8.03 (-0.18)Pine Bluffs Feed & Grain/Pine Bluffs – 7.66 (-0.19)Scoular Grain/Sidney – 7.62 (-0.18)Oshkosh…
Bluffs Man With Multiple Warrants Arrested at Mall

Bluffs Man With Multiple Warrants Arrested at Mall

A 25-year-old Scottsbluff man who had two felony warrants for his arrest was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon. Scottsbluff Police received a tip that Michael Mapes was inside Dunham's Sports, and confirmed that there were active warrants for Mapes' arrest. As officers arrived on scene, he had left Dunham's…