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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...

 

Soy Growers Welcome Opportunity to Provide Protein to Address Global Hunger, Child Malnutrition

The U.S. Agency for International Development this week announced nearly $1.3 billion in additional critical humanitarian and development assistance to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, including $200...

 

Husker Harvest Days Gears Up to Bring Producers, Exhibitors Together

St. Charles, Ill. – July 13, 2022 – The time has come for the world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show to open its gates. Husker Harvest Days is an opportunity for producers to meet face-to-face with agriculture’s industry leaders...

 

New Popcorn Promotes Growth of Beneficial Bacteria

Lincoln — Each of us walks around with trillions of microbes living in our gut. In past decades, scientists have started to understand how the properties of our personal microbiome impact our...

 

Women in Ag's 'Herd That!' Livestock Management Conference Set for Broken Bow

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program, along with the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Program, has announced the second annual Herd That! Conference on Sept. 21, in Broken Bow. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the One Box...

 
 By Elaine Pile    Community    July 13, 2022

Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

Tips for a Successful County Fair Entry...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Community    July 6, 2022

Corn Can Provide Food and Fuel without Sacrificing Either

As our nation celebrates Independence Day, the grocery bill for cookouts and picnics is hitting the budgets of American families harder this year. The American Farm Bureau Federation calculated U.S....

 

Nebraska Grazing Conference To Be Held In August

The 2022 Nebraska Grazing Conference will be held August 9 and 10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE with a program bridging grazing lands conservation and management. The conference will begin with a field tour from 9:30 am to 11:30 am...

 

USDA Has Issued More Than $123.1 Million in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Nebraska Agricultural Producers

LINCOLN  – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that agricultural producers nationwide have already received more than $4 billion through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), representing nearly 67% of the more than $6 billion...

 

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