Agriculture

Wed
11
Dec
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CPI partners with Land O’ Lakes to donate to local fire department

CPI partners with Land O’ Lakes to donate to local fire department

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Tom Roemmich, Clay Center Fire Chief, right, receives a check for the fire department from Mark Thieszen, CPI Co-Interim CEO.

HASTINGS—Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI) has partnered with Land O’Lakes to donate funds through the Land O’Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program to local non-profit organizations.

The Clay Center Volunteer Fire Department was selected to receive $2,500 toward the purchase of a new Jaws of Life©.

The department’s previous Jaws of Life© unit was 41 years old. Parts and repairs have become obsolete for the equipment. The new unit consists of a 10,000 psi hydraulic power unit, cutter, spreader, and ram tools.

 

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Wed
04
Dec
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Deciding on holiday greenery, trees; upcoming Farm Bill programs

Deciding on holiday greenery, trees; upcoming Farm Bill programs

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Deciding on an artificial versus real Christmas tree is a matter of personal preference. Growing up, we had an artificial tree mostly because my mom’s allergies were very sensitive to the smell of pines and our house was pretty small so having a small tree we knew would fit in our dining room was preferred. We did, however, one year have a pine tree that we cut out of our windbreak that needed to come down and I remember how big, beautiful and magical it was!

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Wed
04
Dec
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FSA offers assistance for farmers hurt by 2018-19 disasters

FSA offers assistance for farmers hurt by 2018-19 disasters

Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 now can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) program. Nebraska FSA offices across the state now are ready to accept applications.

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Wed
27
Nov
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Upcoming landlord, tenant cash rent workshops

Upcoming landlord, tenant cash rent workshops

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Nebraska Extension’s Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops for 2020 and Beyond will provide the latest leasing, real estate and management information to operators, tenants and landowners in Nebraska this winter.

The workshop is scheduled in 19 communities throughout the state, between Dec. 6, 2019, and March 18, 2020.

Extension educators Austin Duerfeldt, Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek, all working in the Department of Agricultural Economics, have collaborated to develop a program that will address agricultural finance and the real estate market, negotiation skills and considerations for leases and strategies for farmland succession and communication.

 

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Wed
20
Nov
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U.S. Grains Council, Taiwan delegation visit Flint Hills Resources Fairmont ethanol plant

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Sponsors and participants of the Taiwanese delegation tour, from left, Roger Berry, Nebraska Ethanol Board; Mark Murphy, Flint Hills general manager of ingredients; Michael Lu, US Grains Council; David Cotton, plant manager, Flint Hills Fairmont; Dan Nerud, Chairman, Nebraska Corn Growers’ Association; and Boone McAffee, research director, Nebraska Corn Board.

FAIRMONT—On Oct. 23, the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont ethanol plant hosted representatives from the U.S. Grains Council, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and a delegation of feed ingredients buyers from Taiwan. The Taiwanese buyers were in the United States as part of a fact-finding tour to learn about animal food products made by ethanol plants.

While ethanol plants produce dried distillers’ grains as a co-product in the production of ethanol, the Taiwanese group chose to tour Flint Hills’ Fairmont plant in part because the facility also produces NexPro®, a high-protein animal food ingredient that is especially useful in the production of poultry, fish, shrimp and pet food.

NexPro® is made through a proprietary process that separates protein from the whole stillage that remains after the production of ethanol. The Fairmont plant has been producing NexPro® since 2018.

Wed
20
Nov
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Clay Co. FSA encourages producers to schedule apts.to complete Livestock Indemnity Program Applications

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Clay County reminds producers who previously filed a Notice of Loss for 2019 livestock losses to make an appointment to complete the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) application process.

“Producers who filed a LIP Notice of Loss following the death of livestock earlier this year should gather their records and submit all supporting documentation to FSA,” David Studnicka, County Executive Director in Clay County said. “Producers are encouraged to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.”

LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to floods, blizzards, extreme heat or extreme cold, among other causes. For disease losses, FSA county committees can accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management.

Wed
20
Nov
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Agriculture today:

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Brandy VanDeWalle
UNL Extension Educator Clay County & Fillmore County

Agriculture Today: It is What It Is…What Should We Do About It?

Those of us in agriculture are no stranger to risks involved with agriculture that are taken every day, whether it is financial, production, legal, price/market or human resource risks. While we can’t control everything, there are measures that can be taken to protect one’s operation and reduce risk. Each year the Farmers & Ranchers College hosts Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus from Virginia Tech, who does an excellent job describing global risks which affect us locally and how those risks will affect the agricultural industry.

The agricultural economic down turn is in the seventh year and counting. Razor thin margins combined with increased volatility is the economic environment that most in the industry are facing. The result is massive changes in the structure of agriculture and rural communities.

Wed
30
Oct
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Voting begins for 2019 FSA county committee elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on Nov. 4, to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

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Wed
30
Oct
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Upcoming Farmers, Ranchers College

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Brandy VanDeWalle
UNL Extension Educator Clay County & Fillmore County

The Farmers and Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, upto-date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in south central Nebraska through a collaborative effort between business, industry and higher education leaders. Furthermore, the Farmers and Ranchers College will provide the tools necessary so that agricultural producers will be able to respond positively to these changes using a profitable decision making process.

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Wed
30
Oct
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Clay Co. FSA reminds producers of Nov. 15 acreage reporting deadline for fall-seeded crops

Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, David Studnicka, announced today that producers who file accurate and timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.

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