Agriculture

Wed
23
Nov
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Rees recognized by NE Agribusiness Club

Lincoln, NE—Three Nebraskans were honored for their service and dedication to agriculture at the Nebraska Agribusiness Club’s 50th annual awards banquet November 3rd at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln. The 2016 honorees for Public Service to Agriculture are Dr. Jim Specht of Lincoln and Victor Bohuslavsky of Brainard. The club also recognized Jenny Rees of Clay Center as the New Horizon Award honoree.

 

Wed
16
Nov
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A group of those that came out to help

A group of those that came out to help with the harvest bee gather for a lunch just north of Sutton during Tuesday’s event that took place near Sutton and Grafton.

 

 

Wed
09
Nov
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Rees shares thoughts on residue management

By Jenny Rees

 

Grazing Corn Residue: With harvest completed or rapidly nearing completion, some may be interested in residue management. Grazing can remove corn kernels lost during the harvest process, reducing volunteer corn for the following year and reduces residue while benefiting cattle as livestock feed. However, many stalks in Nebraska are left ungrazed for various reasons. One reason I’ve heard is the potential impact of increased compaction and reduced yield of the next crop. Nebraska Extension has longterm research addressing this concern…in fact, 16 years of research conducted at the Ag Research and Development Center near Mead.

 

Wed
02
Nov
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Phragmites: The beautiful noxious weed

Phragmites are tall plants that display a purple-silver colored head and sprout from thick, green stems. Although beautiful to look at, phragmites are actually listed as a noxiious weed and are harmful to the ecosystems they grow near.

 

Wed
26
Oct
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Crop Insurance Workshop to Focus on Risk Management Strategies

Ag professionals, including growers and ranchers, who wish to enhance their knowledge of risk management and their ability to design an appropriate risk management plan, are encouraged to register for a Nov. 9 crop insurance workshop. It will be hosted by Nebraska Extension at the Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd., Grand Island. This year’s workshop will focus on farm survival, outlook and risk management strategies. Topics discussed during the workshop include where to consider cutting costs, whole-farm crop insurance, current crop insurance policy issues and a market outlook provided by Jeff Stolle of the Nebraska Cattlemen and Cory Walters of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
 
Wed
19
Oct
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Wide array of crop conditions affecting yield performances

By Jenny Rees

Wed
12
Oct
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Fun at Country Harvest Pumpkin

Groups of kids and their parents covered the grounds at the Country Harvest Pumpkin near Glenvil Saturday, jumping on large bounce areas, into hay and sliding in corn, such as shown here. The pumpkin patch also offers pumpkin ice cream, a haunted maze and fun for all ages. 

 

Wed
05
Oct
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Making yield monitor checklist; field days continue statewide

By JENNY’S  REESOURCES

 

Yield Monitors: Harvest is rapidly progressing! Dr. Joe Luck wrote an article in this week’s CropWatch regarding making sure your yield monitor is collecting accurate information. Here are a few pointers he shares: “The first item on the yearly checklist should be verifying that firmware is upto- date on the in-cab monitor and your GPS system. This may require a check with your dealership or a visit to the company website. System software needs to be checked every year to make sure you’re running a current version.  

 

Wed
28
Sep
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National 4-H Week set for Oct. 2-8

More than seven million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Clay County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible young people who each day work to make a positive impact on their community. 4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-19, across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn by-doing approach. 

 

 

Wed
21
Sep
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Sutton FFA teaches elementary farm safety

Maddie Nuss, center, has a few kids guess what kind of horses she and Logan Majors, far right, have by showing them a quarter. Nuss and Majors explained the basics of the horses, while Treygan Rafert, left, and elementary students look on at Nuss and Majors’ presentation 
 
 

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