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Updated CPC July Outlook Continues to Favor Above Normal Temperatures, Below Normal Moisture for Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 10:38
Nebraska Climatologist Al Dutcher reviews the official climate forecast for July and breaks down the potential for timely precipitation events during critical crop growth stages.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Latest Updates from food.unl.edu - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 10:16
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food ProcessorNewsletter/Program:  Food Fun for Young Children Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/food-fun-for-young-children/food…Subscribe Link: https://food.unl.edu/subscribe-food-fun-young-kidsContact Info: Cami WellsTaxonomy Term Description: 

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.


  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 6 ounces non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Place milk, yogurt, chocolate chips and frozen cherries in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Category:  Beverages Yield: 2 servings Calories: 180Total Fat: 5Saturated Fat: 3.5Potassium: 8Total Sugars: 24Iron: 6Vitamin D: 10Calcium: 20Protein: 8Fiber: 3Added Sugars: 5Total Carbohydrates: 29Sodium: 60Cholesterol: 5Photo provided by Cami Wells

USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 17:18
Commodity and specialty crop producers have until July 22 to complete applications for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program.

Nebraska June 1, 2022 Grain Stocks

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:59
Nebraska corn stocks are up 3% from 2021, and soybeans stored are up 53%, according to USDA NASS.

2022 Nebraska Acreage Report

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 14:48
Dry edible bean acreage is up 17% in Nebraska, while corn acreage is down 2% and soybean acreage remains unchanged from 2021.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — June 28, 2021

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:27
The forecast for July includes chances of precipitation across the state beginning this weekend, followed by a return to temperatures in the 90s and 100s until mid-July.

Agricultural Custom Work – What to Charge?

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:31
Farm and Ranch Management Analyst Glennis McClure discusses how custom operators can input data from the 2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Report into the Agricultural Budget Calculator to figure charges that will be competitive in the marketplace.

Sensors on the Pivot for Automated Irrigation Scheduling in the Great Plains

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:37
Figure 1. Thermal infrared sensors mounted on the center pivot irrigation system for monitoring canopy temperature. Results of a research project on optimizing irrigation methods by utilizing thermal and multispectral center pivot sensors to gather crop data.

2022 Nebraska Grazing Conference

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:33
Friday, July 1, 2022

The 2022 Nebraska Grazing Conference will be held August 9 and 10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE with a program bridging grazing lands conservation and management.


Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Cutting Hay, Controlling Bluegrass

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:48
An important, yet often overlooked, way to determine when to cut grass hay is what quality of hay is needed on the operation. Extension educators discuss some often overlooked factors for determining a grass hay cut date, and share recommendations on timing irrigation for more effective control of bluegrass in alfalfa.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Harvest Begins

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:38
Winter wheat harvest in Nebraska has begun, with 66% of the crop reported to be in fair to excellent condition.

Flame Weeding Workshop set for Aug. 17 at ENREEC

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:53
A Flame Weeding Workshop will be held Aug. 17 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. Attendees will learn how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in seven agronomic crops — field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and wheat.

USDA Designates Several Nebraska Counties as Disasters Due to Drought

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:43
Producers in numerous Nebraska counties will be eligible for emergency credit to recover from intense drought during the growing season.

Technical Note: Where are my cattle at? – Part II: Virtual Fencing

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:27
Friday, July 1, 2022

In recent years, a modern technology, “virtual fencing,” has emerged into the market and has been gaining growing interest from the livestock producers, particularly in the cattle sector. Virtual fencing technology has been studied in some European countries and Australia where grazing beef and dairy cows are predominant. More research is currently being conducted in the USA to better understand how virtual fencing might fit within cow-calf and yearling operations as a tool for grazing management.


Agronomy Youth Field Day Kicks Off July 6

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:07
Brad Ramsdale, professor of agronomy at the Nebraska College for Technical Agriculture, discusses plant and weed identification with a group of youth at a previous Youth Agronomy Field Day. (Photo by Kathy Burr) Nebraska youth will spend the day immersed in activities to learn more about weed identification, plant growth stages, insect management, using ag tech for irrigation management, and more.

Keep Summer Cattle Marketing Current

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 14:42
Friday, July 1, 2022

Feedlot managers understand that heat stress reduces intake.  This effect is more marked in cattle that are closer to their finishing weight, and during the first heat event of the season as cattle are not acclimated to heat yet. 


Weighing Risk and Reward of Annual Forages

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:50
Friday, July 1, 2022

This planting season, early dry conditions followed by late wet conditions in some areas have caused some fields to be designated prevented planting acres. To go along with this, high feed and forage prices and less than ideal pasture conditions due to previous years’ drought are allowing the opportunity for producers to think outside the box. After all, an influx of prevented plant acres provides freedom to produce annual cover crops to counter-balance current forage prices.