Agriculture

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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Wed
08
Jun
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Nebraska Tractor Relay Treks Through Clay County Sunday

Nearly 80 tractors left the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice to set out on a week long tractor drive across the state to its final destination of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument near Harrison. The journey, hosted by the Nebraska Antique Farming Association (NAFA), was to take nine days, traveling at 12 miles per hour and stopping for breaks and to eat. The first night on the trip, drivers and supporters of the event made a stop in Geneva for the night, prior to making a trip through Grafton, Sutton and a visit at the Wesley and Marilyn Schliep farm east of Clay Center. 

 

Wed
01
Jun
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Deadlines Approaching to Report Prevented Plant, Failed Acres in Clay County

(Clay Center, NE)–May 26, 2016—Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director David Studnicka reminds producers that filing accurate and timely acreage certification reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented plant or failed acres, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. “Excessive moisture and severe storms in the county may have prevented producers from planting an intended crop or may have damaged an existing crop,” said Studnicka. “Producers should report any crop acres they intended to plant, but due to extreme weather, were prevented from planting.”  

Wed
25
May
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Growing Season is Underway...

Corn has begun to appear throughout Clay County thanks to some beneficial rains in recent weeks, as shown in a field southeast of Clay Center.
 
Wed
18
May
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JENNY’S REESOURCES

Corn and Soybean Update: After last week’s storms, some have wondered how long their germinated seed and emerged plants could survive under water. There isn’t a great deal of research regarding germinated corn hybrid seed. From some corn inbred research, it is not expected that germinated seed can survive in flooded conditions for more than four days. Within 48 hours, soil oxygen becomes depleted and crusted soils from heavy rains can lead to reduced emergence. A two-day flooding event after soybean seed germination and imbibition (water uptake) reduced soybean stands from 20-43 percent in research conducted in the early 2000s.
 
Wed
11
May
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Hangar, Aircraft Lost in Saturday Fire

In a press statement released by Aurora Cooperative President and CEO Chris Vincent Monday, May 9, Vincent stated that Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co., Aurora, acknowledges that its airplane hangar in Henderson, NE, was engulfed in flames on Saturday evening and appears to be a total loss, including aircraft. In the release, Vincent stated “that no injuries occurred and our staff is safe and well. The state fire marshal is currently investigating the fire, but his initial indication is accidental and possible cause is electrical. Final results will be coming in the next few weeks.” 

 

Wed
27
Apr
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NCTA Wins Nationals in Crops, Ag Computers

Crookston, Minn.–The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture took 21 students to a national contest in Minnesota last week and garnered awards for their two-year college in Curtis. Aggie teams won national titles in crops judging and agricultural computers, with second place in the always competitive livestock judging contest. NCTA teams earned third places in agribusiness management and dairy judging, with fourth-place teams in ag sales, horse judging and livestock management.
 
Wed
20
Apr
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Heuermann Lecture to Focus on Food, Ag Research

Lincoln, NE, Apri l 19, 2016—Sally Rockey, executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture April 26. Rockey will highlight new ways of thinking about publicprivate partnerships and how to leverage collaboration to drive innovation in food and agriculture.
 

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