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Nebraska Extension's CropWatch web site has answers to farmers' questions about crop varieties, fertilizer, irrigation, pest control, harvest and many other issues. Check out the main page or click below to go directly to sugarbeets, dry edible beans, wheat, or potatoes.

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Nebraska Extension's Beef Cattle Production Website has research-based information about all facets of beef production; news about current trends; interactive decision-making tools; and calendars with learning opportunities


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The North Platte River:

Surface Water Irrigation Projects and Power Generation: A basic history of and information about the North Platte River U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects '“ surface irrigation, power generation and other related irrigation and power generation projects '“ on the North Platte River drainage.
By Gary Stone, Extension Educator, Panhandle Research & Extension Center.

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UNL students pitch business ideas at competition
Apr 4 – University of Nebraska–Lincoln students competed for one of three $1,000 awards during a quick pitch competition hosted by the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program on April 21. Read more
Rockey stresses importance of ag research during Heuermann Lecture
Apr 4 – Sally Rockey, executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, said advances in agricultural research have played a significant role in improving life expectancy and quality of life and will be critical to feeding the world's growing population. Read more