Agriculture

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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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.”  

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