Agriculture

Wed
18
Sep
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NEBRASKA PLANTING PROGRESS

Here is the latest data from the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service, as of Sept. 15:

This past week, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork.

 

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Wed
18
Sep
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SC, Sutton FFA’s teach youth about farm safety

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

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ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton hosted a farm safety day for elementary students at Sutton Public and Sutton Christian Schools Friday, Sept. 13. LEFT: Jaden Nuss teaches students about a sprayer. RIGHT: Hank Ehly, left, and Chase Clark, right, look at the different type of welds a person can do while learning safety about welding. Sandy Creek FFA members taught farm safety Monday, specifically focusing around the PTO shaft, as seen here. At the left, Parker Sintek draws where a PTO shaft is on a tractor and how it connects to a wagon/cart. At the right, Sam VonSpreckelsen, far left, Jason Brockman, center right, and Keifer Anderson, far right, demonstrate how the PTO shaft turns and talks about other areas of the tractor and why it’s important to steer clear of it while it’s on.

 

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Wed
11
Sep
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Trail rides, tractor drives & pulls

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TORY DUNCAN | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Dave Beck makes his way forward during the annual tractor pull Sunday during Old Trusty.

Old Trusty kicked off the weekend with its annual trail ride, as seen below, and tractor drive, above, on Friday, Sept. 6. Here, Lynn Sorensen of Ong pulls out of the Clay County Fairgrounds, headed for Fairfield.

 

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Wed
04
Sep
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Growing trade with Vietnam, Japan

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Rickett

To grow Nebraska, we must continue to develop new international partnerships and deepen our existing trade relationships. Trade missions allow leaders in our state to meet face-to-face with overseas buyers, government officials, and businesses. They allow our farmers and ranchers to tell the story about Nebraska agriculture and to promote their worldclass commodities firsthand. They also give Nebraska businesses an opportunity to showcase their goods and services directly to prospective customers. These personal connections help establish lasting relationships, built on personal trust, that open markets for our exports and bring jobs to Nebraska.

Wed
21
Aug
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Additional flood assistance may be available for Nebraskans

LINCOLN—At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the incident period in which disaster-caused damaged may be covered.

The presidential disaster declaration, issued March 21, originally covered the period from March 9 to April 1.

With the extension, additional uninsured damage sustained through July 14 may now be eligible for FEMA assistance and U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans.

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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Fall lawn care reminders

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VIEWS FROM VANDEWALLE

The kids are back in school, the first Husker football game will start in a couple of weeks–it is officially fall! During this time of year, it is an ideal time to seed the cool season turfgrasses tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. For all of you horticulture enthusiasts, be sure to follow Nicole Stoner, extension educator focused in horticulture’s blog at plantsandpests.wordpress.com, or go to Nebraska Extension’s Hort Update newsletter at hortupdate.unl.edu.

This week I took some of the lawn tips from the Aug. 19 edition of Hort Update on site preparation for lawn seeding or over seeding. For success, seedbed preparation is important to assure seed to soil contact.

 

Wed
14
Aug
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Fertilizer Award led to nat. speaking engagement for Deweese farmer

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RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Brian Herbek received the Fertilizer Award, which eventually led him to being a national speaker. Standing with him is his wife, Blythe,.

Earlier this month, Brian Herbek did something he never dreamed he would do—stood up in front of a room of people from across the nation to share lessons learned in his 20-plus years of farming.

“He did great,” said his wife, Blythe, near the picture window of their home that they share with their two young sons south of Deweese.

Overlooking the rolling hills near Walnut Creek, where not another house can be seen for miles around, the view out of their living room is a far cry from the busyness of Peoria, IL, where the couple spent early August taking part in the National Strip-Tillage Conference.

Approximately 600 people attended the two-day event, which included Herbek’s breakout session entitled “Crunching the Numbers on Nutrient Efficiency in Strip-Till.” Blythe described how farmers were so engaged in her husband’s presentation that many were resistant about moving onto lunch.

 

Wed
24
Jul
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NEBRASKA PLANTING PROGRESS

By Rita Brhel

Here is the latest data from the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service, as of July

21. This past week, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork.

CORN

So far, 40 percent of corn has silked, well behind last year’s 80 percent at this time and the five-year average of 70 percent. Corn condition rates at 77 percent good to excellent, 18 percent fair, and 5 percent poor.

 

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Wed
24
Jul
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County ag sales contribute to top U.S. district

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Nebraska’s Third Congressional District covers 65,000 square miles of the state.

Nebraska’s Third Congressional District—covering 65,000 square miles of the state—ranks number-one nationally in terms of economic impact from agriculture.

This is according to data released recently from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington, D.C.

Clay County sits among the 68 of Nebraska’s 93 counties to be included in the Third Congressional District, which stretches from the state’s northern, western, and southern borders to just short of the Lincoln, Norfolk, and Omaha metropolitan areas.

 

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Wed
10
Jul
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NE Grazing Conference is Aug. 12-14 in Kearney

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LINCOLN—Beginning and experienced graziers, land managers, policy makers, and those concerned with the utilization and conservation of our grazing lands are encouraged to register for the 19th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug. 12-14, at the Ramada by Wyndham, 301 2nd Ave., Kearney. The conference is hosted by the Center for Grassland Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

“The information delivered by our speakers this year has a two-fold purpose,” Daren Redfearn, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and chair of the conference steering committee said. “Our goals are to build on enhancing traditional grazing lands management practices, and provide insight on implementation of practices that support the stewardship of grasslands and grazing lands resources throughout Nebraska and the Great Plains.”

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