Agriculture

Wed
15
Apr
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The Babies of Spring...

These baby calves soak in a little sun over the weekend, not many days after joining the world during the 2015 spring calving season in the county. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson

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Wed
08
Apr
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Wind Driven Fire...

Farmers in the area of the former town of Verona helped the Clay Center and Sutton Volunteer Fire Departments battle the April 1, fire with tractors, disking up ground where the fire had burned.
 
Wed
01
Apr
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Steve Domm Named CEO at Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI)

Hastings, NE–March 25, 2015: The Board of Directors of Cooperative Producers Inc. (CPI) has announced that Steve Domm has been selected to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 11, 2015.
Domm will succeed Bob Fifield, who served as CEO of CPI until December of 2014.
 
Wed
01
Apr
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Knowing the Effects of Grass Tetany

by Richard F. Randle, DVM,
Wed
25
Mar
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Boardman Elected President of National Agricultural Aviation Assoc.

ALEXANDRIA, VA–The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is pleased to announce that Rick Boardman of Henderson, NE, has been elected President of NAAA for 2015. Boardman is the operator of Boardman Aerial Spraying Inc., a flying service his father owned when he was growing up. With his father as his mentor, he started making applications by air in 1984, and six years later, he and his brother purchased the business. In 2010, Boardman sold the company to Aurora Coperative and now operates the business for them. He and his three pilots fly Air Tractor and Thrush planes and treat mostly corn, soybeans, pastures and seed corn.

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Wed
25
Mar
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US Department of Ag Finalizes Procedures For Sorghum Referendum

(Clay Center, NE), March 23, 2015 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a referendum be conducted no later than seven years after the start of assessments, which began on July 1, 2008. For the program to continue, a majority of those voting must favor the continuation of the order.

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Wed
18
Mar
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Sandy Creek FFA has Five Teams Heading to State

Wed
18
Mar
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Clay County FFA Honors Earned

Wed
11
Mar
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USDA Reminds Producers of Deadline this Monday for Noninsurable Crops

Wed
04
Mar
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Farmers Learn Valuable Software

Farmers were able to work with the software SMS Advanced during a hands-on workshop recently. The Precision Ag Data  Management Workshop is designed to demonstrate methods  of extracting more information from a farmers precision ag data.  Using the software, farmersare able to conduct multi-yield  data normalization analysis;analyze yield monitor data; read  variable rate nutrients and soiltypes; and develop prescription maps for various crop inputs,  while also looking at corn and  soybean populations .

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