Agriculture

Wed
03
Aug
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Survey Shows Shifting Prices for Nebraska Ag Producers

Lincoln, NE. — Recent findings from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2016 Custom Rates Survey show changing rates for machinery operations and related services. The survey summarizes the current rates charged for specific machinery operations commonly used by agricultural producers. Many Nebraska producers hire custom operators to perform machinery services for their farms and ranches across the state.

 

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Wed
03
Aug
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Clay County Among 10 Counties Affected by Southern Rust Disease

Southern rust has been confirmed in samples from 10 Nebraska counties—Adams, Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Lancaster, Nuckolls, Pierce, Polk, Thayer and Valley. All were from fields with a low incidence of disease at the time.

 

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Wed
27
Jul
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Over 150 Pull at Edgar Lions Pull

In an event that started in the late 1970s, the annual Edgar Lions Club Antique Tractor Pull made its return this past Saturday in south Edgar, with over 150 pullers chugging their way down the 300-foot track in several weight classes in both stock and classic tractor divisions. In addition, a special “Out of the Field” pull anchored the annual event. Locally, several Clay County pullers held their own in the competition.
 
 
Wed
20
Jul
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

by Jenny Rees

 

Wed
13
Jul
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Beef Fitting Extraordinaires...

4-Hers participating in the Beef Fitting Contest on Sunday, July 10, include, back row, from left: Logan Majors, Alyssa Novak, Garrett Parr, Luke Hinrichs, Jason Brockman, Megan Fehr, Lydia Fitzke and Joe Hinrichs. Front row, from left: Nathan Baldwin, Maggie Schlichtman, Ethan Shaw, Laurel Moore, Dax Shipley, Lily Griess, Morgan Menke and Josh Shaw. Fehr, Brockman, Shipley and Griess received the second place award, while Fitzke, J. Hinrichs, Menke and J. Shaw earned first place.

 

Wed
06
Jul
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

by Jenny Rees
 
The rain came down beautifully and was such a blessing! This past week, we have received several gardening questions about flowers aborting on a number of vegetable crops. Even though most were keeping plants watered at the base of the plants, the cause was most likely due to the number of high heat days. A number of University Extension websites mention that high heat (over 90F) and low humidity reduce pollen viability and cause flowers to abort, especially in tomatoes, peppers, beans and corn. 
 
Wed
29
Jun
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Shaw, Brockman Compete at PASE Contest

Two Clay County 4-H members competed at the PASE (Premiere Animal Science Event) Livestock Judging Contest held June 21, in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources. Josh Shaw, the son of Brian and Julie Shaw of Fairfield, and Jason Brockman, the son of Steve and Cheryl Brockman of Deweese, represented the county at the competition.

 

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Wed
29
Jun
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Sutton student awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

Sutton Public High School student Brittney Reinsch has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. In the fall, Reinsch will study agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Reinsch exemplifies the quality of students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships.

 

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Wed
22
Jun
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Groundwater Levels Rise 1.2 Feet in Upper Big Blue NRD

During May 2016, the NRD measured over 500 observation wells throughout the District and then averaged the data of all these wells. Observation wells are measured in the spring of each year, allowing the water table to rebound from the previous irrigation season. The observation wells measured are equally distributed geographically throughout the District to provide an accurate profile of the District average. Overall, the spring 2016 average measurement for the groundwater level change shows a rise of 1.2 feet from last spring.  

 

Wed
15
Jun
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Clay County Hosts 4-H Dairy Goat Show Sunday

Junior Dairy Goat: Andralyn Lancaster, Clay County, left

 

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