Agriculture

Wed
18
Apr
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NE Farm Bureau petitions USDA to limit the definition of beef

LINCOLN–Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to not use the term “meat” when referring to all lab-grown and plant-based meat alternatives. The request to limit the definition of “beef” and “meat” to only products from live animals born, raised and harvested in the traditional manner, comes from a strong movement to develop and commercialize alternative protein products, particularly “clean meat,” also called lab-grown or cultured meat, and plant-based proteins.

Wed
11
Apr
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Farmers sought for on-farm research trials

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) is seeking growers who would like to conduct research trials in the 2018 crop season.

NOFRN is designed to help growers test and answer questions they have about products or practices they’re considering implementing on their farm. The on-farm research studies provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with university and industry experts to design and conduct research suited to the farmer’s own operation.

 

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Wed
04
Apr
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Dawn Caldwell named new NHAA member

Lincoln, March 27–The Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement honored David and Ann Bruntz of Friend and Don Hutchens at a banquet on March 23 at Nebraska East Union in Lincoln.

Formed in 1916, the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement is dedicated to preserving and improving Nebraska agriculture. Each year, the group recognizes at least one honoree and elects new members.

 

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Wed
28
Mar
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When hail strikes, find answers at Hail Know

Hail strikes Nebraska crops each year, creating uncertainty and questions for farmers: “Does the level of damage warrant replanting or will the remaining stand yield better than a replant would? How should I adjust inputs for the remaining season? Would a cover crop be cost effective?”

RECORD SIZED HAIL

A hailstone with a diameter of 7 inches and a circumference of 18.75 inches fell near Aurora, during a June 22, 2003, storm, setting the U.S. record for largest hailstone. Since then, on July 23, 2010, a heavier hailstone (1.938 lb) with a larger diameter (8 inches) fell near Vivian, SD, taking the U.S. record.

 

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Wed
28
Mar
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NRD board close to water rules

The Little Blue NRD Board is nearing the final draft re-write of its Groundwater Management Rules and Regulations.

Mike Onnen, manager of the Little Blue NRD, reports, “The Water Resources Committee is nearly finished with their deliberations on rule changes in pursuit of sustainability for the water resource of the district.”

The re-write of the district’s Groundwater Management Plan was approved by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources in December 2017 paving the way for modifications of the triggers necessary for more proactive water management.

“The previous triggers allowed as much as 15 feet of additional groundwater declines in portions of the district before allocation of groundwater would occur,” Onnen said.

 

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Wed
21
Mar
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Twin Valley Weed Management offers help

The invasive weed called phragmites was put on the Nebraska Noxious Weed list several years ago. Since that time it has become very prevalent in South Central Nebraska. The Twin Valley Weed Management needs your help in reporting to them any sightings.

This invasive perennial is found most generally along rivers, around ponds, along creeks, CRP acres, and in the bottom of sub-irrigated ravines and road ditches.

The plant spreads not only by seed, but is rhizominous and can spread tenfold in a single season. It has no forage value to livestock or to wildlife.

 

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Wed
21
Mar
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Nebraska Ag Land Value falls in 2017

The average for Nebraska agricultural land values has declined by 3 percent over the last year, according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the fourth-consecutive year of decline. Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014.

The statewide all-land average value for the year ending Feb. 1 averaged $2,745 per acre. Average farmland values for the eight districts and the percentage decrease from 2017 were: Northwest, $720 (5 percent); North, $1,095 (6 percent); Northeast, $5,420 (2 percent); Central, $3,280 (3 percent); East, $6,260 (2 percent); Southwest, $1,700 (3 percent); South, $3,775 (3 percent); and Southeast, $4,810 (1 percent).

 

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Wed
14
Mar
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Farm and ranch succession transition workshop

By Brandy VanDeWalle

Persons of all ages are invited to attend a “Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshop” hosted by UNL Extension. This workshop will be Friday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Nebraska Extension in Saline County, 306 West Third St., Wilber.

Cost to attend is $20 per farm operation and $10 for each additional family member. Please preregister by Tuesday, March 20, by calling Nebraska Extension in Saline County, 402-821-2151, to ensure that there are enough handouts, food and other materials. The registration fee will include your meal, handouts and presentations.

 

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Wed
07
Mar
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PLANT SCIENCE INVESTIGATION & COMMUNITY GARDEN

By Brandy VanDeWalle

Have a green thumb? Interested in gardening? If you answered yes to those questions, join the Plant Science Investigation (PSI) and/or Community Garden teams this year. Here’s what you can learn about in PSI:

• Learn about the importance of agriculture and how crops are used.

 

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Wed
28
Feb
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Tractor Safety Training required by law for teen workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.

Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment.

 

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