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When the Storm Rages

When a person chooses to live a life of agriculture it really is more than a livelihood, but truly a way of life. This means that when we drop into the arctic tundra temperatures, we must still get...

 

South Platte NRD Feb. 9 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Discussed at the meeting were...

 

Agri-Plastics Adds Online shopping Option

Agri-Plastics, The Calf Housing Specialist, is proud to introduce calfhutchshop.com, an online shop for calf feeding products and accessories. As third-generation dairymen, the VanBuuren family knows the challenges with raising healthy dairy calves....

 

2021 Dry Edible Bean Day Today, Feb. 10

The 2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will be a virtual event this February, featuring the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting and updates on bean-related research in Nebraska. Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m....

 

High Plains Ag Lab virtual annual meeting set for Feb. 16

The annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Research Update and Advisory Board Meeting is going virtual for 2021. It will begin at 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Feb. 16, on the Zoom webinar platform. At the annual research update, the...

 

Webinar to Help Producers Better Understand Costs

LINCOLN — A Nebraska Extension webinar on Feb. 11 at noon will feature a panel discussion aimed at helping farmers and ranchers to better manage costs of production. The webinar will focus on where to find cost-of-production information,...

 

Researchers Map Ticks Across the State

After eons of landing on the legs and arms of humans and animals, ticks have landed smack-dab in the middle of the research interests of University of Nebraska–Lincoln master’s student...

 

UNL For Families:

Many eggs reach stores only a few days after being laid. Determining the freshness of eggs can be confusing at times, as some egg cartons feature two dates. The Julian date is the “pack date,” when the eggs were washed, graded and placed in the...

 

MEAN Elects Board Officers for 2021-22

LINCOLN – The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), the wholesale power supply entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2021-22 at its annual meeting Jan. 21. Those re-elected to one-year terms as...

 

Chemigation Certification Training

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions in February and March at Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online. Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and...

 

Webinar to Focus on Adding Value to Livestock Through Certification Programs

LINCOLN — Nebraska Extension’s upcoming Farm and Ranch Management webinar will focus on strategies for livestock producers to add value through approved certification programs. Consumers are...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

I will introduce a bill to move the headquarters of the Game and Parks Department to the City of Sidney. Currently, state law mandates that the headquarters for the Game and Parks Department be in...

 

Extension Webinar to Explore Livestock Nuisance, Odor Footprints

LINCOLN — An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will examine recent livestock facility nuisance litigation and look at a tool from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for assessing the odor footprints of these facilities. The webinar will be...

 

Lawmakers Urged to Break Meat Supply-Chain Logjam

OAKLAND — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill to provide some relief for meat supply chains by allowing consumers to purchase smaller ownership shares of livestock. Aunbrea Zeleny with the Oakland Meat Processing Plant said Legislative Bill...

 

High Plains Ag Lab Lives Up to Its History

As the new year begins, all is quiet at the research plots at the High Plains Agricultural Lab 6 miles northwest of Sidney. Winter wheat fields are dormant, and other fields await the spring...

 

FFA Members Compete in Speech Event

Five members of the Sidney High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, returned from a speech competition with awards, and just importantly experience. Angel Helms, Erika Meakins, Isis...

 

Sidney FFA Members Compete in District Leadership Contest

Sidney FFA members competed in the District FFA Leadership contest on December 9, 2020. Our chapter had five members represent Sidney, which is quite an impressive accomplishment. The event was held virtually and conducted using Zoom. Freshmen Riley...

 

SPNRD County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings Changing

The South Platte NRD (District) will not be holding any County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings in person this spring. Instead certified irrigation owners and operators will be receiving a letter with instructions on how to provide...

 

Extension Crop Production Clinics Online This January

LINCOLN - The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include crop production, soil management, water management, agribuisiness...

 

Pea and Lentil Board Seeking Inaugural Board Directors

LINCOLN – Five directorships for the Nebraska Pea & Lentil Board are open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CST on Friday, May 1, 2021. These five (5) appointments will be the inaugural dir...

 

Dry Bean Variety Trial Results Now on CropWatch

Results of the 2020 variety trials for dry edible beans and field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension...

 

Leyton FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS - Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership,...

 

Enrollment Open for Agriculture Risk Coverage

LINCOLN – Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period is open through March 15, 2021, and producers are encouraged...

 

Outstanding County 4-H Members

The Cheyenne County 4-H program recognized Felicity Beyer and Kaylee Eddy as their Outstanding 4-H Members of the Year during their annual achievement celebration on November 22nd. The Outstanding...

 

4-H Members Achievements Celebrated

The Cheyenne County 4-H Youth celebrated their achievements for the year with a virtual celebration on November 22nd.  The youth and their families participated in a Goosechase scavenger hunt around the county taking photos and videos of their...

 

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