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Agricultural Land Management Quarterly Webinar

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:45
The November webinar covered recent findings from the 2022 USDA NASS county-level cash rent survey and trends in farm programs influencing operations across the state.

2022 Northern Plains Farm Labor Report

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:30
The Northern Plains farm laborers are receiving higher wages in the region and the workforce remains stable compared to 2021, according to a recent report by USDA NASS.

Crop Progress: Minor Improvement in Winter Wheat Condition

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:15
Winter wheat made only a slight improvement in condition as of Nov. 27.

2022 Census of Agriculture Now Underway in Nebraska

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:03
Nebraska producers can now begin using their unique survey codes to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture, which is open for responses until Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

Survey: How Did We Do in 2022?

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:07
What did you like about CropWatch content in 2022? How can we better help you with farm management decisions in 2023? Take our survey and let us know!

Financial Drought Prompts Closures, Uncertainty for Mesonet’s Future

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:21
Nebraska Mesonet staff commemorated a new weather station's first day of observations in July 2021 with this photo. Located in Big Springs, the weather station is funded by UNL's West Central Research and Extension Center. (Photo by Nebraska Mesonet)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Saving Hay, Ag Land Leasing Workshops

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 16:30
Tips on reducing hay loss from the elements and during feeding, and information on December's ag land leasing workshops for producers seeking more in-depth farm and ranch leasing guidance.

2023 Nebraska Crop Production Budgets — Higher Costs and Risks

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 15:35
Shelby Chesnut/realagstock (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability) Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst, reviews her projections for cost of crop production increases in 2023.

TAPS Banquet to Celebrate 2022 Competitions

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 14:19
After a social hour and dinner, TAPS organizers will discuss the findings from this year’s competitions, present data derived from teams’ decisions, and end the evening with honors to the award recipients for each contest.

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Offers 2023 Growing Season Information

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 13:47
The 2022 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 with the opening of the expo, followed by speaker sessions beginning at 9:10 a.m. Presentations at the 2022 expo will highlight soybean market predictions for 2023, management of soybean stem borer and how to plan a successful transition for your farm or ranch operation.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for December

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 13:02
There are three dates scheduled for free, in-person farm and ag law clinics in October. 

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cornstalk Quality after Precipitation, Alfalfa for Protein

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 13:26
Choosing the right protein may help bring the cost of feed down and more accurately meet the needs of your cattle.

Crop Progress: Sorghum Will Soon Finish Harvest 2022

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:57
As of Nov. 20, sorghum harvest was at 98%. Winter wheat condition remained stable, while pastures and range conditions had a slight improvement.

The Impact of Low Stocks-to-use Ratio and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict on the Distillers-to-Corn Price Ratio

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 15:17
Erin Ehnle Brown/realagstock (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability) Department of Ag Economics Assistant Professor Elliott Dennis assesses the distiller grains market in Nebraska using weekly FOB bid level prices for DDG, MWDG, and WDG from ethanol plants.

Project Aims to Boost Ag Tech Through Improved Field Connectivity

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:56
Members of the Field-Nets research team pose in a soybean field on East Campus with their millimeter wave radios with phased-array antennas. The researchers (from left) are Santosh Pitla, Qiang Liu, Yufeng Ge, Christos Argyropoulos and Mehmet Can Vuran. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing) A Nebraska research team is designing a next-generation wireless network for agricultural fields that would catalyze an array of digital farming technologies and buoy the businesses of countless farmers.

Hunting Leases and Legal Considerations

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:21
Geese silhouetted against a Nebraska sunset. (CropWatch file photo) Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf and Ag Law Specialist Dave Aiken cover Nebraska recreation and agrotourism laws, review ways to mitigate liability, working with multiple tenants and developing hunting lease agreements.

IANR Celebrates Third Consecutive Year of Record-breaking Research Funding in 2022

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 13:58
Through the 2022 awards, researchers in all disciplines of study across the institute received funding for a wide variety of projects to advance agriculture and natural resources resilience across Nebraska and around the world.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Nov. 15, 2022

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 16:32
The current outlook for November includes rainfall for eastern Nebraska and snow for the west on Thanksgiving, followed by a potentially statewide snow event beginning on Black Friday.

USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 14:12
The funds will support projects that assist farmers and ranchers with managing capital, acquiring and managing land, and learning effective business and farming practices.

USDA NASS to Collect 2022 Crop Production and Stocks Data

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 11:36
Results of the the survey will be published in the Crop Production Annual Summary and the quarterly Grain Stocks report on Jan. 12 on USDA NASS's site.