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Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop Down 10% from 2021

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:24
Nebraska's 2022 winter wheat crop is forecast at 36.9 million bushels, down 10% from last year's crop, according to USDA NASS.

April Brings High Winds and Deadly Wildfires

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:06
Though summer climate trends haven't changed, the latest CPC outlook reports a higher probability of wetter than normal conditions across Nebraska during May.

Crop Progress: Soil Moisture Rebounds as Planting Fully Underway

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 16:06
As of May 8, Nebraska farmers had begun planting sorghum and soil moisture supplies were significantly improved by widespread precipitation events.

Weather Ready Farms Program Rolling Out to Nebraska

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 14:14
Soybeans are harvested on a farm near Friend. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication) Weather Ready Farms aims to help producers up their operation’s resiliency against extreme weather events and disasters.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Management After Wildfire, Pasture Fertility and Cross Fencing

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:52
Extension educators advise on grazing strategies for areas affected by wildfire and drought, and review soil sampling techniques for an annual checkup on your pasture soil fertility.

Two Record-keeping Workshops Offered in Rushville

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:06
Two workshops on May 23 will help Nebraska farmers develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.

USDA Designates 12 Nebraska Counties as Disasters Due to Drought

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 11:32
USDA FSA has declared additional Nebraska counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans based on losses from drought.

USDA FSA, NRCS to Present on Drought Assistance Programs During May 12 Webinar

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 10:09
Representatives will provide an overview of drought assistance programs designed to help producers mitigate some of the impact of extreme, adverse weather.

Ag Land Management Webinar to Offer Latest on 2022 Cash Rents, Land Values

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 16:17
USDA/Flickr The latest trends in Nebraska cash rental rates and land values will be covered during the next Land Management Quarterly webinar on May 16.

USDA to Gather Information about Adoption of Conservation Practices

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:03
USDA NASS and NRCS are conducting a new survey to gather information about Nebraska producers' adoption of conservation practices regarding crops and livestock.

Making Better Farm Management Decisions

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 14:20
This Cornhusker Economics article discusses how producers can recognize and understand their own behaviors and take measures to nullify potential bias and errors in their thinking process to benefit their management skills.

FAQ for Wildfire Damage to Crops and Range/Pastureland

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:36
A wildfire rages at Buffalo Creek in western Nebraska during November 2021. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Are You Paid for Your Hard Red Winter Wheat Quality?

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 14:51
USDA/Flickr (Public Domain)

Crop Progress: Corn Planting Lags Compared to 2021

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 14:33
Corn planting is 9% behind 2021's pace, as of May 1, but soybean planting is averaging the same as prior years at 19% complete.

Cover Crop Species Decomposition and Nitrogen Release During the Corn Growing Season

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 10:25
First year results in a three-year study to determine cover crop decomposition and nitrogen release throughout the growing season.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Flash Grazing, Alfalfa Herbicides and Weevil Management

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 11:36
It's time to begin pest and weed control measures in alfalfa. Plus, tips to capitalize on fast spring growth with flash grazing.

USDA Disaster Assistance Workshop for Producers Impacted by Wildfires Set for May 5 in Cambridge

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:00
Representatives from USDA FSA, NRCS and Risk Management Agency will present information on disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers and rural landowners.

Assistance Available for Nebraska Producers Recovering from Wildfires, Drought

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 12:42
For producers affected by the recent wildfires in western Nebraska, and drought impacts across the state, there are several organizations that offer assistance, from hay and forage for livestock to help with planting crops.

USDA Designates 10 Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:46
Ten primary counties and 16 contiguous counties have been designated as natural disaster areas to allow producers access to emergency loans for recovery efforts.