Agriculture

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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Wed
04
Mar
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JENNY’S REESources

by Jenny Rees

Wed
18
Feb
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Little Blue River Basin Water Management Plan in Progress

The Little Blue Natural Resources District (LBNRD) and the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District are developing the Little Blue River Basin Water Management Plan.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Agriculture’s Funny Man Heading to Geneva for Farmers/Ranchers College

“Agriculture’s Professional Funny Man” Damian Mason will be at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Geneva, at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 4, for “Agriculture: Trends, Topics and Tomorrow.” Mason, of Huntington, Indiana, is a professional speaker, entertainer, writer, businessman and farm owner.
 
Wed
14
Jan
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Caldwell Elected Vice-Chair of NBC

New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected January 12, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE.
 
Wed
12
Nov
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USDA Releases Updated Crop Report, Insurance Prices

Based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2014 corn crop is forecast at 1.58 billion bushels, down 2% from last year’s record high, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 8.75 million acres, down 8% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at a record high 181 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels per acre from a year ago.

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