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Nebraska Corn Fertilizer Price Concerns Elevated Following Release of New Report

LINCOLN – Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) – collectively known as “Nebraska Corn” – are crying foul after researchers at Texas A&M University released an economic analysis suggesting pending tariffs...

 

Funding Available for Farmers to Establish Soil Health Demonstration Projects

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service  is continuing an effort to enhance the adoption of soil health practices through the establishment of Soil Health Management Demonstration Projects....

 

'Farming Evolution' Feb. 16-17

Get out your calendars and mark Wednesday & Thursday, February 16 and 17 as the dates for the annual Farming Evolution event. Whether you look at regenerative agriculture concepts with a wary eye or fully embrace the ideas, this event is for you....

 

Wittrock New SPNRD General Manager

Galen Wittrock has taken over as the new General Manager for the South Platte NRD (District). Wittrock, who was just honored for 30 years of service to the District, takes over for Rod Horn who...

 

Property Tax Relief, Broadband, Federal Tax Proposals Top Ag Stories for 2021

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s agricultural economy rebounding this year and the subsequent property tax relief tied to the economy are among the top agriculture stories of 2021, according to Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB). Also making the list is the move...

 

In Search of Reliable Ag Workers

Finding it difficult to hire and retain great ag employees? Consider attending the Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Virtual Seminar Series to be held in January. Nebraska Extension will host a virtual seminar series in January (Jan. 18, 20, 25 and...

 

Soil Health Fund Established to Promote Regenerative Agriculture

BATTLE CREEK – Battle Creek no-till farmer and advocate Dan Gillespie sought to leave any land he farmed in better condition than he found it. Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), in collaboration with Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society,...

 

Unit Cost of Production Workshop Jan. 13-14 in Scottsbluff

A two-day workshop this January will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation. Having information to make effective business decisions is important for ranch...

 

Private Pesticide Training Schedule for 2022

The 2022 private pesticide applicator training dates, times, and locations have been set, with sessions beginning in early January and continuing through early April at sites throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Sandhills. Notification letters will...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Soil Disease Index, Tool for Managing Sugarbeet Diseases, Available for Growers

For more than 20 years the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center’s Plant Pathology Program has been using a soil index test as a forecasting tool for sugarbeet root rot diseases in Nebraska. A recent conversation revealed that some sugarbeet...

 

USDA Offers Funds For Economic Relief to Biofuel Producers, Restore Renewable Fuel Markets Hit by Pandemic

LINCOLN – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic...

 

App Connects Farmers to Experts, Benefits Both

  Des Moines, IA,  – Farmmee, the app that connects farmers with farmers when they need help the most, is proving its mettle around the country.   The most recent example is straight from the heartland.   Tim Sinn runs a 600-head...

 

NDA Announces Retirement of State Veterinarian

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is announcing the retirement of State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes. He started working for NDA in 1990 as a veterinary field officer and became state veterinarian in 2005. Hughes’ last day...

 

State Dry Pea & Lentil Commission Announces Meeting

The Dry Pea & Lentil Commission will hold its December meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. CST. The meeting will...

 

New Board Members Announced for National FFA Foundation Sponsors' Board

INDIANAPOLIS (National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Foundation announced its new chair for the Sponsors’ Board during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall. Paul Rea, senior vice president, BASF agricultural...

 

UNL FOR FAMILIES: Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare-eligible Nebraskans still have time to review their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans through Dec. 7. Also, anyone eligible for Part D but not yet signed up for a drug plan can do so until Dec. 7. Every year beneficiaries need to...

 

The Hidden Prairie within Morrill Hall

Chris Helzer, a local nature photographer and Nebraska director of science at The Nature Conservancy, was looking for a new way to tell people why prairies are interesting and important when he came...

 

Land and Range Judging Contest Held

On September 15th the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) hosted the 2021 Area 1 Range Judging contest in Alliance. Range Judging is a high school competition that challenges...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

The Sandhills Rangeland Monitoring Cooperative (SRMC) is a rangeland monitoring project that seeks to link ranchers, scientists and the public in a network of knowledge exchange about rangeland health...

 

Handling Grain Properly

Working with any kind of grain – especially when it’s stored in a bin – poses life-threatening hazards. Understanding those hazards and knowing how to protect yourself from harm helps prevent...

 

Webinars Addressed Current State and Potential Growth the Meat Processing Industry

LINCOLN — Center for Agriculture Profitability housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln hosted a webinar series on October 12 and 14 addressing the current state and potential growth of the meat...

 

Student Leaders Prepare for 94th National FFA Convention and Expo

INDIANAPOLIS — This week, FFA members and supporters from across the country will celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 27-29. Nine Sidney High School FFA members and officers, their...

 

Supply Chain Crunch Affecting Agriculture - From Farm to Table

As shoppers adjust their holiday gift-buying strategies due to supply chain issues, they might want to think about retooling their holiday meals, too. Just as consumers are feeling the supply chain headaches, so too are farmers, food processors and...

 

Nebrasaka PSC Opens Complaint Against South Dakota Grain Dealer

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) has filed a complaint requiring Banghart Properties LLC, a.k.a. Fearless Grain Marketing Storage & Arbitrage, a.k.a. Fearless Grain Marketing, a.k.a. Fearless Grain of Gettysburg, South...

 

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