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UNL Meats Judging Team Muscles Through Beginning of Season

LINCOLN – For nearly 100 years University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been evaluating the cuts of meat for differences in composition and quality as part of the Meats Judging Team. The UNL...

 

Panhandle Research and Extension Center Staff Earn Promotions

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce the promotion of four faculty members in 2022. Jeff Bradshaw and Karla Wilke earned promotion to full professor. Nevin Lawrence and Bijesh Maharjan earned promotions to associate...

 

Agsplosion Brings Agriculture to Local Students

More than 700 elementary students from western Nebraska got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture during the Agsplosion event that was held in five different locations in the Panhandle. The young learners spent the day rotating...

 

Nebraska Farmers Union Applauds Appointment to Nebraska USDA FSA State Committee

LINCOLN (May 6, 2022) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) applauds the appointments of four additional members to the Nebraska FSA State Committee. They join Roy Stoltenberg of Cairo who was appointed to the State Committee November 1, 2021 and John...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    May 11, 2022

Fairness in The Cattle Market

As Nebraskans know well, we are the beef state. We have every segment of the supply chain from cow-calf producers, to backgrounders, to large and small feed yards and also three of the four big packer...

 
 By Leann Sato    Community    May 11, 2022

Master Gardener Tips – Week of May 9

Inspect, Connect, Direct, Select -the four steps of the Water Sense Sprinkler Spruce Up. First, inspect and replace clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads. Second, check for leaks where heads and pipes connect and tighten if needed. Third,...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

By John Thomas; Crops Extension Educator, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties Karen DeBoer; Crops Extension Educator, Kimball, Banner, and Cheyenne Counties John Smith; Retired Machinery...

 

Drought in Nebraska Causing Concern as Farmers Prepare for Planting

There’s an old wives’ tale in farming: Seven years of drought and seven years of good conditions. Galen Roebke, Seward farmer, said the current drought timeline makes him wonder if it’s true....

 

Farmland and Pasture Lease Workshop

Those interested in learning about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations should make plans to attend an upcoming workshop in Rushville. A Farmland and Pasture Lease workshop will be held April...

 

ACE Camp Pairs Natural Resources with Summer Fun

Whether it’s a reptile wrapped around a wrist or a cool splash in the Middle Loup River, Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) has something to offer this summer. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are now accepting registrations...

 

Keep Your Farm Site Safe

By UNMC, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Omaha What do you want to protect? That’s the first question Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Fred Whitford advises farmers to ask when considering how to make their far...

 

New Communications Specialist Appointed for Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center

Scottsbluff native Brittany Fulton has been appointed as Communications Specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center at Scottsbluff. She will...

 

Branding School Event in Valentine, April 27

The Sandhills Cattle Association, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance, and Nebraska Extension – Beef Systems have teamed up for the first-ever “Branding School”. This event brings content that will be beneficial for producers before their next...

 

70 Years On, 'Backyard Farmer' Remains Hardy Perennial in Nebraska Life

Lincoln — Each spring, the annual return of “Backyard Farmer” to the airwaves is as eagerly anticipated as the return of Sandhill cranes to Central Platte waters. The show has been a shared...

 

UN–L FOR FAMILIES:

Spring has sprung and garden fever is in the air. What better way to get kids outside than to plant a garden? Making the whole garden experience a family affair can be an extension of the classroom in the outdoors. It also gives youth an opportunity...

 

UNMC, Nebraska Extension Announce Tractor Safety Course for Teens at 6 Sites

Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about safe farming practices, can register for a tractor safety training course offered at six locations across Nebraska from May 25 through June 10. The course...

 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Commercial Flock in Nebraska

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian...

 

Thank a Farmer for Food, Fiber, Fuel, and Our Future

LINCOLN – March 22 was celebrated as National Ag Day, a time for us to thank farmers and ranchers for feeding, sheltering and powering our nation. We also want to celebrate and recognize the pivotal role of producers in mitigating climate change...

 

Nebraska Corn Board recognizes Ag Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

LINCOLN – Three individuals were recognized at the Nebraska Corn Board’s (NCB) 2022 awards dinner on March 17 in Lincoln. The annual awards event highlights outstanding contributions to the...

 

Stephenson Appointed Interim Director of UNL Panhandle Center

As the search continues for the next permanent director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center at Scottsbluff, Mitchell Stephenson, Range and Forage Management Specialist at the Panhandle Center and...

 

ASA President Testifies for Soy Growers Before House Agriculture Committee on Title I of Farm Bill

ASA President Brad Doyle (AR) recently testified during the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee’s hearing on Title I of the farm bill, specifically farm safety net components of the...

 

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative: Canada's TRQ Proposal Continues Unfair Treatment of US Exports

GREEN BAY, Wis. ­— Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the U.S., said today the proposed changes by the Canadian government to how it administers its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for U.S. dairy would continue to block...

 

Nebraska Must Act Now to Secure Our Water

Nebraskans know every drop of water is precious.  Agriculture is our top industry.  It makes up 20% of our economy, and it generates one in four jobs in our state.  Access to water makes this...

 

Agricultural Producers Have Until March 15 to Enroll in USDA's Key Commodity Safety Net Programs

WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2022 crop year have until March 15, 2022, to sign a contract. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

GROWMARK System Offering Pollinator Garden Program

Groups across the United States wishing to participate should fill out the online application by March 11, 2022: http://bit.ly/2022GMKPollinator. Bloomington, Ill. (AgPR) February 17, 2022 – Honey bees and other pollinators play an important role...

 

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