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 By Adrian Smith    Community    May 12, 2021 

The Impact of Biden's Tax Proposals on Agriculture, Small Businesses

Many parts of the economy in our great state of Nebraska are thriving. However, the new slate of tax increase proposals coming from the Biden Administration will undermine the success of...

 

More than 100 Small Farms Get A Giant Boost

Sacramento, CA — Access to start-up capital is a big challenge for farmers. A small grant program through the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is helping. More than 100 farmer veterans received word Friday that they are being awarded equipment...

 
 By Gary Stone    Community    May 5, 2021

Range Pasture Weed of the Week - Dalmation Toadflax

Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place.  An Integrated Pest Management plan (IPM) can be developed to manage, contain and...

 

Bill Reduces Ag Land Property Taxes

LINCOLN — Property tax continues to be a heated topic in the Nebraska Legislature. Senators took nearly the entire day on April 21 to debate and vote on LB2, a bill that would reduce the amount of taxes agriculture landowners pay to school...

 

UNMC, Nebraska Extension Announce Annual Hazardous Occupations Safety Courses for Teens

Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, have announced plans for the annual “tractor safety” training courses scheduled at 5 sites acr...

 

Morel Mushroom Season Has Begun

LINCOLN – There is good news for foragers. The morel mushroom picking season is just beginning. Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers. “Look...

 

I'll Tell You When to Run

There are three primary questions I ask myself before I write a column: 1) If I were ever to run for a government office, will these words be held against me? (Answer: probably) 2) Is so-and-so going...

 

South Platte NRD April 13 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 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 (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). On March 18, the Board held a...

 

South Platte NRD Education Updates Announced

The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) has officially launched their redesigned website. The website can be found at the same link as before (spnrd.org). On the website are the latest education updates that are listed below as well as...

 

Report: Groundwater Levels Up in 2020

LINCOLN — Groundwater levels rose significantly across most of Nebraska from January 2019 to January 2020, and the state received so much precipitation over that period that a new color was added...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces Ambassador Program 

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year Ambassador Program. The goal of the NWB Ambassador Program is to develop college-aged students into better advocates and leaders in agriculture and to help...

 

I Would Have Fired Me

Let’s just cut to the chase. I ran the pick-up off of a bridge. I may or may not have continued to go straight when I needed to turn. This is very far from my normal, but the Lord worked so hard on...

 
 By Anita Gail    Community    April 7, 2021

Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations. Tread carefully to avoid soil compaction: As...

 

Yonts Water Conference Returns April 9

Each spring, as the planting season approaches, brings fresh questions about irrigation water: How much water will the mountain snowpack provide to the North Platte Valley? What’s the state of the irrigation infrastructure in the valley? What have...

 

New Nebraska Land Link Program Connects Land Seekers With Land Owners

A new Nebraska Extension program will work to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners who are interested in transitioning their land to a new owner. Nebraska Land Link is now accepting applications from interested...

 

UNL FOR FAMILIES: Cooking Dry Beans

In the early months of the pandemic, non-perishable foods like dry beans were flying off grocery store shelves. If you still have some packaged dry beans in your pantry, winter is the perfect time to...

 

Grain Bins Are Focus of Safety Week

LINCOLN – Nebraska farmers continue to be good stewards of the land, producing more bushels with less resources. Because of this increased efficiency, on-farm grain storage is on the rise. With...

 

I'd Be Safer in the Tractor

I have recently discovered why a majority of ranch women work offsite. I used to think it was about finances, retirement, career goals, etc. I don’t think any of these are the MAIN reason. Simply,...

 

4-H Gives Back

In celebration of Nebraska 4-H Month in February, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Cheyenne County and the Cheyenne County 4-H Clubs created volunteer bags for PlainsWest CASA....

 

Celebrating and Growing Nebraska Agriculture

From March 21-27, 2021 we celebrate National Agriculture Week in Nebraska. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the hard work our farmers and ranchers do to produce high-quality and affordable...

 

South Platte NRD March 9 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Rod Horn, General Manager for...

 

4-H Carnival Set for March 20

The Cheyenne County 4-H Council is excited to host the Annual Spring Carnival this year on March 20th from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds! The primary goal for the carnival is to...

 

Bachin' With the Cowpokes

As the Cowboy’s Wife was on her way out the door for a few days away to teach a Professional Development, she mentioned that if I had any ideas for an article this week, I was welcome to write it. S...

 

2021: Ag Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage for Corn Base Acres?

The deadline to enroll in Farm Programs is quickly approaching on March 15, 2021. Producers have the option to change enrollment between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). But the question is, “which one should I...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers, Livestock Producers Impacted by Recent Winter Storms

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged...

 

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