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Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Ag Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

State Land Judging Competition Challenges Youth Near Gering

LINCOLN – Students and instructors from 29 high schools met near Gering to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 19. The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the an...

 

Planning a Career in Ag? High School Seniors Apply Now for Soy Scholarship

St. Louis, Mo. — If you or someone you know is an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, we have an opportunity for you! Future ag leaders are vital to the sustainability and growth of our industry, and the...

 

SPNRD's Long Range Plan, Conservation Tree Program Approved

On Tuesday, October 11, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room at 551 Parkland Drive, Sidney, NE. The Board approved the Long Range...

 

Nebraska Military Veterans Wanted for Service in Agriculture Industry

Eric Galatas Nebraska News Service This winter, military veterans will have an opportunity to translate hard-won skills on the battlefield into Nebraska's fields and pastures through "Putting the Pieces Together," a U.S. Department of...

 

UNL Schedules Ag Estate Planning, Leasing Workshops

Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of workshops covering estate planning and agricultural land management and leasing in the Panhandle region between Nov. 7 and...

 

Husker Study: Brazil Can Grow More Soybeans Without Deforesting Amazon

Geitner Simmons IANR Mefia LINCOLN — Developing countries around the globe face a challenge that pits economic growth against environmental protection. As they expand their agricultural production, they often convert forest into cropland and...

 

'Some of the Worst I've Ever Seen' Nebraska Ranchers, Farmers Struggle Against 5th Worst Drought on Record

Editor's note: This content was originally created for Nebraska Public Media, with permission given for distribution through Nebraska News Service. Historically dry weather across Nebraska will be a big factor for farmers this fall as corn and soybea...

 

Biden-Harris Administration Makes $500 Million Available to Increase American-Made Fertilizer Production

LINCOLN  – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Biden-Harris Administration is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes...

 

UNL for Families: Reducing Food Waste

Reducing food waste can help individuals save approximately $370 per year. The average American family of four may be able to save close to $1,500 annually by preventing food waste. The USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency have a goal to cut...

 

Sidney's FFA - Senior Division Wins 1st Place at 2022 Area 1 Range Judging Contest

SCOTTSBLUFF – Approximately 150 students met in Scottsbluff for the 2022 Area 1 Range Judging Contest on September 14, 2022. Sidney’s FFA Senior Division Team won First Place with teammates Zoe...

 

Harmful Algal Blooms Alert issued for Iron Horse Trail Lake and Oliver Reservoir

Lincoln - The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Iron Horse Trail Lake (Wildlife Management Area) in Pawnee County and Oliver Reservoir in Kimball County.  Iron Horse Trail Lake...

 

State Farm Bureau PAC Endorses Kathy Wilmot for Board of Regents

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC) has endorsed Kathy Wilmot of Beaver City. Wilmot is seeking election to represent District 7 on the University of Nebraska...

 

The North Platte River – Multi-use Water

By Gary Stone Nebraska Extension Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator Built in the 1950s, the Dave Johnston power plant is located near Glenrock, Wyo. This coal-fired power plant uses North...

 

UNL Crops Testing Winter Wheat Trials Available

By Dr. Amanda Easterly, Research Assistant Professor at the High Plains Ag Lab; Dr. Brian Maust, Research Technologist, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; Dr. Cody Creech, Associate Professor and Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist, PREEC; Dr....

 

Westra New Director of Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center

John Westra has been selected as the new director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. His appointment will take effect on...

 

What Do Regional Transmission Organizations Do?

LINCOLN. - The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference recently held a virtual webinar titled, "What Do Regional Transmission Organizations Do?" with Casey Cathey, Director of System Planning at Southwest Power Pool. In this webinar, Casey spoke about the...

 

21st Century Awarded State Youth Talent Initiative Grant

LINCOLN – Gov. Pete Ricketts recently announced MetalQuest and 21st Century Equipment as the recipients of the Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI) grants for 2022. Launched by the Governor in...

 

Gov. Ricketts Hosts Ag and Economic Development Summit

KEARNEY – Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts welcomed 365 leaders to Kearney’s Younes Conference Center for the “Governor’s Summit on Ag and Economic Development,” co-hosted by the Nebraska...

 

Terminating a Verbal Farmland Lease

By Jessica Groskopf, PHREC Extension Educator, Agricultural Economist; Dave Aiken, Professor and Agricultural Water Law Specialist ; Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator, Farm & Ranch Transition and Succession...

 

National FFA Alumni & Supporters Awards Grants to Assist Chapters

INDIANAPOLIS (National FFA Organization) – National FFA Alumni and Supporters recently announced 15 grants awarded to chapters across the country. Give Back to Your Roots Grants, supported by Nutrien Ag Solutions, were awarded to the Central FFA...

 

U.S. Congressman Flood Discusses Beef Industry Priorities during Cuming County Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Mike Flood recently visited Albers Feedlot in Wisner. Located in Cuming County, Albers Feedlot has a 100 year history that spans five generations. "It was an honor...

 

Donate Garden Produce

Delicious vegetables and fruits are abundant in August. And gardeners know that a lot of this produce is ready for harvest at the same time, making it difficult to use before it goes to waste. To avoid throwing out produce, start with a plan to use...

 

Preserving Family Relationships and Navigating the Transfer of Ag Business to the Next Generation

Jolene Brown, international family business consultant and Successful Farming columnist, will be sharing ways to preserve family relationships and navigate the transfer of ag businesses to the next...

 

Cercospora Leaf Spot

Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) has long been and remains a constant problem to sugar beet production throughout the eastern and Great Lakes production areas of the United States. In fact, it is thought to have been a major reason for early production in...

 

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