Agriculture

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28
Mar
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When hail strikes, find answers at Hail Know

Hail strikes Nebraska crops each year, creating uncertainty and questions for farmers: “Does the level of damage warrant replanting or will the remaining stand yield better than a replant would? How should I adjust inputs for the remaining season? Would a cover crop be cost effective?”

RECORD SIZED HAIL

A hailstone with a diameter of 7 inches and a circumference of 18.75 inches fell near Aurora, during a June 22, 2003, storm, setting the U.S. record for largest hailstone. Since then, on July 23, 2010, a heavier hailstone (1.938 lb) with a larger diameter (8 inches) fell near Vivian, SD, taking the U.S. record.

 

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Wed
28
Mar
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NRD board close to water rules

The Little Blue NRD Board is nearing the final draft re-write of its Groundwater Management Rules and Regulations.

Mike Onnen, manager of the Little Blue NRD, reports, “The Water Resources Committee is nearly finished with their deliberations on rule changes in pursuit of sustainability for the water resource of the district.”

The re-write of the district’s Groundwater Management Plan was approved by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources in December 2017 paving the way for modifications of the triggers necessary for more proactive water management.

“The previous triggers allowed as much as 15 feet of additional groundwater declines in portions of the district before allocation of groundwater would occur,” Onnen said.

 

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Wed
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Mar
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Twin Valley Weed Management offers help

The invasive weed called phragmites was put on the Nebraska Noxious Weed list several years ago. Since that time it has become very prevalent in South Central Nebraska. The Twin Valley Weed Management needs your help in reporting to them any sightings.

This invasive perennial is found most generally along rivers, around ponds, along creeks, CRP acres, and in the bottom of sub-irrigated ravines and road ditches.

The plant spreads not only by seed, but is rhizominous and can spread tenfold in a single season. It has no forage value to livestock or to wildlife.

 

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Wed
21
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Nebraska Ag Land Value falls in 2017

The average for Nebraska agricultural land values has declined by 3 percent over the last year, according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the fourth-consecutive year of decline. Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014.

The statewide all-land average value for the year ending Feb. 1 averaged $2,745 per acre. Average farmland values for the eight districts and the percentage decrease from 2017 were: Northwest, $720 (5 percent); North, $1,095 (6 percent); Northeast, $5,420 (2 percent); Central, $3,280 (3 percent); East, $6,260 (2 percent); Southwest, $1,700 (3 percent); South, $3,775 (3 percent); and Southeast, $4,810 (1 percent).

 

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Wed
14
Mar
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Farm and ranch succession transition workshop

By Brandy VanDeWalle

Persons of all ages are invited to attend a “Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshop” hosted by UNL Extension. This workshop will be Friday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Nebraska Extension in Saline County, 306 West Third St., Wilber.

Cost to attend is $20 per farm operation and $10 for each additional family member. Please preregister by Tuesday, March 20, by calling Nebraska Extension in Saline County, 402-821-2151, to ensure that there are enough handouts, food and other materials. The registration fee will include your meal, handouts and presentations.

 

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Wed
07
Mar
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PLANT SCIENCE INVESTIGATION & COMMUNITY GARDEN

By Brandy VanDeWalle

Have a green thumb? Interested in gardening? If you answered yes to those questions, join the Plant Science Investigation (PSI) and/or Community Garden teams this year. Here’s what you can learn about in PSI:

• Learn about the importance of agriculture and how crops are used.

 

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Wed
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Feb
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Tractor Safety Training required by law for teen workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.

Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment.

 

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Feb
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Farm Bureau participates in ag reading program

Through the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture Reading Hour Program, Lisa Griess, office assistant for Clay County Farm Bureau, volunteered to read the agriculture-themed book to Mrs. Schmer’s kindergarten class at Sutton Public School.

The program, which was funded through a grant from Farm Credit Services of America, aims to engage agricultural volunteers in their communities to read an accurate agriculture-themed book to youth in their communities.

 

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Feb
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Sutton 4-H clubs celebrate 4-H Month

To celebrate 4-H Month, elementary students at Sutton involved in the Eastside Livestock and Town and Country Lassies clubs dressed in their green and white 4-H shirts. 

 

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Wed
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Farmers, Ranchers College set for Feb. 23 in Geneva

By Brandy VanDeWalle

Today’s farmers and ranchers not only have to be efficient with production practices, but also need to be well-informed with risk management and economics of their business. With that in mind, the Farmers and Ranchers College is offering the program, “Crop Insurance, Farm Bill Policy Update and More” at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva, Feb. 23.

This workshop will start at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:45 and will wrap up at 3 p.m. Due to the generous contributions of many businesses and organizations, the program is free; registration is preferred for an accurate meal county by Feb. 16. Call the Fillmore County Extension office at (402)759-3712 or email Brandy at brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu to register.

 

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