Agriculture

Wed
15
Jul
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Corn fields show damage after July 8-9 storm

Corn fields show damage after July 8-9 storm

Rain came at a cost last Wednesday night, July 8, into early Thursday morning, July 9.

That cost was high winds that damaged corn and property throughout Clay County. Normally when a storm moves through the county a line of damage can be observed. This time around there was no line and damage could be observed across the county. The areas that were hit the hardest were around Trumbull and Edgar.

The damage to corn was lodging, green snap, and bent plants. While walking the rows, plants could be seen leaning anywhere from an 85-angle to almost horizontal. In the worst fields, the plants on the north end rows were uprooted or lodged onto the plants south. Some of the plants had snapped stocks, green snap. At the same time, others just had corn that was bent over leaning onto the neighboring plants.

 

 

Wed
15
Jul
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4-H’ers shine at revised county fair

4-H’ers shine at revised county fair
4-H’ers shine at revised county fair
4-H’ers shine at revised county fair

Overall numbers were down in shows at the Clay County Fair July 8-11, but there were still quite a few 4-H’ers participating in events. Here, Lily Griess, back right, Kyler Hegemann-Wharton, center, and Dax Shipley, lead their pigs around during the showmanship round at the swine show Saturday. BELOW RIGHT: Jason Brockman looks toward the judge while keeping his cow in place during the beef show.

 

 

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Wed
22
Apr
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COVID-19 ag producer best management practices

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Spring is a busy time of year for our farmers and ranchers and this year is no different. What is different however is the impact that COVID-19 has had on our rural communities. With kids home and schooling from home, some farm/ranch spouses working from home or not able to work at all, the stress is very real for many. Those of us in agriculture know the work we do to produce food for the world is essential but be sure to take precautions to protect you and your family during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

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Wed
22
Apr
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Pandemic’s impact on agriculture beginning

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An area row crop ag producer discs a field south of Clay Center along Highway 14 Wednesday afternoon. ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on agriculture is just beginning, but the potential for serious ramnifications are as high as in other sectors of the U.S. economy.

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Wed
29
Jan
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ON THE JOURNEY: JANUARY

*Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part column*

The one thing I admired most about Spain and Portugal was the slow pace. For example, they take Sundays very seriously as a day of rest. Both the Sunday we were in Spain, and the Sunday we were in Portugal, only a few people were out and about, the cities were bare, and most places were closed. As the tour guides simply said, “Sundays are a day of rest.”

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Wed
29
Jan
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Risk, Reward Worskshop set for February

Risk, Reward Worskshop set for February

VIEWS FROM VANDEWALLE

RISK AND REWARD

WORKSHOPS

An upcoming Nebraska Extension workshop will help farmers develop marketing plans for 2020.

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Wed
22
Jan
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UNL Extension hosts Ag Tenant-Landlord Workshop Jan. 15

UNL Extension hosts Ag Tenant-Landlord Workshop Jan. 15

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Jim Jansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural systems economist and Extension educator, reviews 2019 cash rent rates across the state with area farmers on Jan. 15, at the fairgrounds in Clay Center.

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Wed
22
Jan
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ON THE JOURNEY: JANUARY

ON THE JOURNEY: JANUARY

While in Spain, officers toured Clisol Greenhouse in Almeria, known as Europe’s Vegetable Garden.

*Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part column*

A few weeks ago, the thought of traveling abroad seemed dreadful to me. Being thousands of miles away from home, friends, and family?? A nightmare. I had never really been interested in learning about different cultures or other languages. I was happy and content in Nebraska, living my best life.

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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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