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Free Ag Law and Farm Finance Clinics this November

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:04
These clinics are private, one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Compact Aims to Boost Ag, Natural Resource Industries in Northeast Nebraska

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:51
Meeting the education needs of youth and lifelong learners in agriculture and natural resource is the goal of a new education compact among the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and six Nebraska institutions.

NDA Funding Available to Install, Renew Buffer Strips

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:25
Figure 1. This fall is an optimum time to assess the need for buffer strips to protect waterways from potential runoff of pesticides, fertilizers, and sediment. Funding assistance for buffers is available from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. (Photo courtesy of NRCS)

Grazing Cover Crop Workshops at 4 Sites in November

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:17
Local farmers and ranchers with experience grazing cover crops on row crop acres will be among the speakers at Grazing Cover Workshops to be held at four sites in November.

Cornhusker Economics: An Illustration of Farm Program Decisions and Impacts

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:03
While the ARC and PLC programs were carried over from the 2014 Farm Bill with relatively modest changes, the substantial drop in market prices and outlook since 2014 pointed toward a widespread shift in enrollment away from ARC and toward PLC due to the increased relevance of the price safety net. However, with this year’s extreme weather events, concerns over crop production, and hopes for improved trade prospects, there has been some recovery in commodity prices that could affect farm program supports and producer preferences. The author looks at various program options and the impacts of selecting them.

Helping Cows Cope with Cold Stress

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 16:07
Friday, November 1, 2019

Cold stress increases a cow’s energy requirement and can pull down her body condition.  We think many cow/calf producers experienced this last year.  While we don’t know what mother nature has in store for us this year, it is good to think ahead and have a plan. A good start is to evaluate body condition score (BCS) now, and if cows are not at a 5 to 5.5 BCS, then taking steps to improve BCS before cold weather hits can help reduce the impacts of cold weather on the cows.


2019 Grazing Cover Crops Workshops

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 15:36
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, Nebraska Extension, and Green Cover Seed have teamed up to present cover crop workshops at four locations in Nebraska.

Featured speaker Shane New is a regenerative agriculture focused entrepreneur from Holton, Kansas who, with his family, operates New Family Farms. His topics include: knowing how to take economic values from your operation; why are you doing it if you are losing money; do we really know what foods should taste like; and how to change the way you see.


Register Now for Range Beef Cow Symposium XXVI - November 18-20 in Mitchell, NE!!

Latest Updates from beef.unl.edu - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:38
Friday, November 1, 2019

You won’t want to miss RBCS XXVI! This year Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach will be here to discuss domestic and international marketing of U.S. beef. Jim Robb from the Livestock Marketing Information Center will give the traditional market outlook. Wacey Kirkpatrick, a rancher from South Dakota will explain using price protection for the cow/calf producer. Dr.