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Cowboy Memory

There is something about my cowboy that I will never understand. The way our minds are hard-wired so differently truly amazes me. We have lived in the same house for over eleven years and very few...

 

Crisis Training for Ag Professionals

An upcoming online training for agricultural professionals will teach individuals how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior. Farming and ranching can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries,...

 

Resources for Drought

Lincoln -- No matter where you live, drought is a part of life. Being prepared for drought before the next one develops can help reduce the severity of its damaging effects on everything from agricultural production to urban water supplies to...

 

SPNRD August Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Galen Wittrock, SPNRD Assistant...

 

Deadline Approaches for USDA'S Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers...

 

FFA Hits Record Numbers

INDIANAPOLIS – Agriculture plays a key role in society, and nowhere is that more evident than in the continuing growth of FFA and agricultural education. Today, the National FFA Organization...

 

Nebraska Corn Board Elects Leadership

SCOTTSBLUFF – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) elected four farmers to serve leadership roles at its August board meeting. The leadership roles are effective immediately and are yearlong in duration,...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    July 29, 2020

Battling Hunger and COVID

Whether it is the significant demand at the Food Bank of Lincoln or long lines at food pantries elsewhere in our state, the images of people struggling to put food on the table are alarming reminders...

 

SPNRD July Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, July 14, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Thad Kuntz, P.G., Principal...

 

21st Century Makes Organizational Changes

Scottsbluff – 21st Century Equipment, LLC has made several organizational changes to strengthen its local decision-making management strategy. Owen Palm, CEO, of 21st Century Equipment announced...

 

South Platte NRD June Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Ryan Reisdorff, SPNRD Water Res...

 

Farmers Market Open Saturdays

Farmers Market — Sidney’s Farmers Market vendors displayed their wares Saturday morning. Vendors are open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until the first frost, weather permitting. The Farmers Market is...

 
 By Tracy Cooper    Community    July 1, 2020

Leyton FFA Celebrates School Year Achievements

This year the Leyton FFA Chapter tried some new activities such as Milk Quality and Cheese Identification contests, and taking a group to the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days. These...

 

FFA Rooted in Sidney

Greetings! My name is Chaney Peterson and I will be serving your community as the Sidney Junior High and High School Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor. I am honored to help establish this...

 

FFA Celebrates 2020 Graduates Through Forever Blue Network

INDIANAPOLIS – This spring, the National FFA Organization introduced a new online network to connect former FFA members and its supporters. The FFA Forever Blue Network, is a professional and personal development platform that allows former FFA...

 

Get Nebraska Agriculture Growing

Here in Nebraska, June is both Renewable Fuels Month and Dairy Month, so it’s a fitting time to talk about how we’re working to get Nebraska agriculture growing.  2020 has been another...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Congratulates Marla Prusa

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) would like to congratulate Marla Prusa for being selected as this year’s recipient of the Home Baking Association’s (HBA) Educator Award. Each year the HBA requests teachers, community leaders and youth leader...

 

Master Gardner Tips

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle. These tips are relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and follow research-based recommendations. This week’s tips come from Vicki...

 
 By UNMC    Community    June 10, 2020

Ride Safely When Using ATVs

It may appear to be like a toy, but the power found in ATVs (all terrain vehicles) can quickly turn deadly when they are misused. In 2016, the Nebraska department of Health & Human Services documented 578 hospital emergency room visits due to ATV inc...

 

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman

This is the time of year when farmers and ranchers are receiving the valuations on their parcels of agricultural and horticultural lands. While most of these valuations have been fair and accurate, so...

 

Holy Cow

My cowboy had some horses consigned at a sale in Laramie recently. We always arrive the day beforehand to get stalls set up, horses put away, chores done and marketing material out. Driving long distances is always an adventure anymore with 4...

 

New Grass Drill Available at South Platte NRD

The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) recently added a new No-Till Grass Drill to its lineup of equipment available for rent! The SPNRD has made equipment for conservation management...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    May 9, 2016

No-Till Notes: Herbicide resistance

A growing concern across the country is the development of herbicide resistance in weed species to glyphosphate herbicide more commonly referred to as Roundup.  This herbicide has grown in popularity in crop production since it first came on the...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    May 2, 2016

No-Till Notes: 7,000,000,000 humans

I’ve been looking through past articles I’ve written to select articles I think were important as we move forward in agricultural production. My time writing “No-till Notes” is winding down so I’m trying to select articles of importance....

 

No-Till Notes: 10 tips part 5, managing residues

I have been discussing in the past several articles important tips for continuous no-till crop production on dry land and irrigated acres. Managing residues begins at harvest with even distribution of the residues at harvest. I’m a big fan of...

 

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