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Financial Health Checkup for Farmers and Ranchers

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 14:49
This webinar with Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist Jessica Groskopf takes a closer look at farm and ranch balance sheets and help you answer questions about the financial health of your business.

TAPS Crowdsourcing Team Makes First Decisions of the Season

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 12:12
To date, the TAPS Crowdsourcing Team has determined a series of pre-plant decisions, including hybrid company, seed variety, population density and pre-plant nitrogen amount, with some interesting results.

Roth IRAs for Children Earning a Wage on the Farm

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:37
USDA/Flickr (Public Domain) Though savings accounts for farm youth are common, Roth IRAs are another great avenue for investing the money they earn through labor on the family farm.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for May

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:14
There are five dates scheduled for free, in-person farm and ag law clinics in May. 

Crop Progress: Nebraska Soybean Planting Underway

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:01
Soybean planting has begun in Nebraska, and corn planted was 10% as of April 24.

Tracking Your Cost of Production Amid Rising Input Prices

Mon, 04/25/2022 - 14:38
Craig Chandler/University Communication Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure reviews the updated Nebraska crop budgets, which now reflect 2022 fuel prices increases and input cost adjustments.

Fire Damage and Crop Residue Impacts

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 10:39

Considerations for Planting into Dry Conditions

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 09:50
As of April 21, 96% of Nebraska was in moderate to extreme drought (D1-D3), resulting in dry, hardened soils for many this planting season. With planting being critical for everything else that happens during the growing season, the dry conditions have led to a variety of questions this planting season regarding soil conditions, planting depth, irrigation and herbicides.

Turmoil in Commodity Markets

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 18:38
This Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar explores the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia and outlook with regard to wheat prices, food security and global trade.

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — April 19, 2022

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 18:25
With the lack of measurable moisture this past week for a large portion of the state, Nebraska experienced a continuation of topsoil and subsoil moisture decline and winter wheat deterioration.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Spring Weed Control, Pasture Conditions and Alfalfa Irrigation

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 17:58
Extension educators explain why grazing could be your best early spring weed control method, review trigger dates to assess moisture levels and pasture conditions, and whether irrigation will be needed before the first cutting of alfalfa.

Using Emergency Tillage to Control Wind Erosion

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 16:44
Although soil erosion is best handled with a long-range plan that includes maintaining vegetative ground cover, reducing tillage, reducing field widths, and planting wind breaks, when soil starts moving unexpectedly — or conditions suggest this may occur — emergency control strategies are needed.

Farmers Invited to Participate in Multi-State On-Farm Research Survey

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 11:00
Photo by Fernanda Krupek