Cropping & Water Systems

 

Population growth puts a greater stress on expanding yields for food, which still encouraging resource stewardship. To help meet this challenge, we share unbiased, research‐based information for a diversified agricultural audience.

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Cropping & Water Systems

August 31st - Adams County Fairgrounds

Anyone who owns or leases farm ground or leases it to someone else will want to attend this day-long seminar providing information and education about that ownership.  Learn management strategies for this asset by attending this seminar at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave, Hastings, NE. The event will be held Thursday, August 31st with registration starting at 9:00 a.m., program starting at 9:30 and ending around 3:00 p.m.

September 7th - 5:30 pm - Lawrence, NE

Join Sorghum producers from around the state for one of the 3 dates and locations to expand your knowledge on raising sorghum on both irrigated and dryland plots. Sorghum Field Days provides excellent learning and networking opportunites! 

August 24, 2017 at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska

This year’s Field Day is jointly sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance (NEWBA). Water is one of Nebraska's most valuable natural resources. This Field Day offers a unique opportunity for anyone interested in water to learn and see irrigation practices and cropping systems on a farm scale that maintain or increase crop production while conserving water.

We are quickly approaching operating loan renewal season for farms and ranches. This year, obtaining farm or ranch operating loan may be difficult for some producers due to low working capital and low crop/cattle prices. It is likely that some producers in your community will not receive a bank loan to farm/ranch or may need to find a different lender in 2017.

To help producers navigate this period of low prices, there are three levels resources available.

Low farm prices and a tightening labor market will limit Nebraska's economic growth during the next three years, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Read the full story on Nebraska Today.

Labor market, farm prices to limit state growth through 2019