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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...

 
 By Xin Wiso    Community    October 20, 2021

Panhandle Perspective:

Nowadays, farmers have more access than ever to data of all kinds about their crops, thanks to rapid development of sensor and telemetry technologies over the past few decades. Yet the adoption rate o...

 

Nothing More Nebraska - 2021 State Fair 'Fun'

Grand Island, NE — The Nebraska State Fair opened with great excitement and anticipation. The gates opened and the grounds filled with fairgoers as State Fair Board Chair Beth Smith and Executive...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES:

Can winter field peas, planted in September and harvested the middle of the following summer (like winter wheat), work as part of the dryland cropping rotations in the Nebraska Panhandle? The question is being studied by the alternative crops...

 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Urges State's Congressional Delegation To Support Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking Nebraska’s three House members to support the Senate passed version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act when it comes to the House floor for a vote. “Whether it’s good roads to move crops and...

 

Sidney High School Range Judging

Congratulations to these Sidney high students who attended the State Range Judging competition on September 29th in Valentine, Nebraska. Team members pictured include Emily Miller, Zoe Fornander,...

 

National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, the National Farmers Union, a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. This campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge...

 

State Corn Growers Hire New Director

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) has hired a new director of grower services. Katherine Byrne brings talent and experience from her time as public relations director at Ag Valley Co-op and internships with the Nebraska Pork...

 

Threat of Tax Increases Concern State Farm Bureau

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors expressed its opposition to the reconciliation package that has been working its way through Congress, in a letter to President Biden and Congressional leaders this week. “Given what the...

 

Inaugural Graze Master Cattle Sale and Open House Nov. 13

PLEASANT DALE, Neb. – Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company just northwest of Pleasant Dale, Neb., and Ken Stewart of XL Ranch out of Cowley, Wyo. are pleased to announce they will be holding the inaugural Graze Master cattle sale and open house on...

 

Annual NRD Conference Focuses on Sustainability, Techonology

LINCOLN – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD employees, directors and...

 

Master Gardner Tips

Volunteering at community gardens: With fall approaching there are many garden tasks to be completed and many community gardens in need of care, including the Scotts Bluff Court House front garden fall cleanup; removing tall grasses at the Guadalupe...

 

2021 State Fair 4-H Results

Sara Allard – Purple – Intermediate Beef Showmanship Sara Allard – Purple - Market Beef – Crossbred Steers Sidney Allard – Purple – Senior Beef Showmanship Sidney Allard – Purple – Commercial Breeding Heifers Calved March/April 2020...

 

Returning to the Farm Workshop Set For December 10, 11

Lincoln - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the...

 

Kopriva Ag Ready for Business

Daryl Koptiva grew up farming. When he wasn't farming, he was custom harvesting. When he wasn't cutting grain, he was repairing machinery to get back in the field. Now he is offering his experience...

 

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