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Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for April

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 12:46
There are five dates scheduled for free, in-person farm and ag law clinics in April. 

You CAN Stress-Less: Tips and Strategies for Success

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 11:31
This free Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar provides strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybeans, Less Corn Acreage

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:29
Producers surveyed across the U.S. intend to plant a record high 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4% from last year, while corn acreage is expected to decrease by 4%.

UNL-TAPS Program Presents New 2022 Crowdsourcing Team

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:03
The Crowdsourcing Team will have its own plot at WCREEC and compete in real time against all traditionally participating competitors of the 2022 TAPS sprinkler corn contest using a majority rule decision-making process.

Landlord-tenant Cash Rent Workshop Recordings Available Online

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 13:23
The workshop covered 2022 cash rental rates, land values, leasing strategies, landlord-tenant communication, farm and ranch succession planning and an overview of farm programs for landowners.

Pasture and Forage Minute: The Importance of Legumes, Alfalfa Seed Selection

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 12:24
Extension educators explain how to replace costly nitrogen fertilizer with legumes in grazeland and select alfalfa varieties for disease resistance.

Optimize Your Operation’s Efficiency with On-farm Research

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:42
Julie Batie-Louden and her father, Don Batie.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Crop in Fair Condition

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 10:13
For the week ending March 27, 2022, winter wheat crop condition was at 47% fair, 24% good.

UNL to Host Webinar on Pasture, Forage Management Decisions During Drought

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 10:06
This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how drought impacts forage production on native rangeland, trigger dates and management options for cattle producers at each date.

Digging into Extension: Stone on the Water

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 22:19
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone (left) demonstrates how to set a siphon tube to fifth graders from local Panhandle schools during a recent water education day. In the Nebraska Panhandle, Gary Stone is raining down knowledge to local farmers looking for a little help. Find out what he's been up to out west in this installment of Digging into Extension.

CPC Latest Outlooks Offer Little Drought Relief

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 14:15
The latest CPC outlook reports above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation are expected to continue in Nebraska until the end of summer.

Winter 2021-22 Recap

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 12:36
According to preliminary findings by the National center for Environmental Information, the 2021-22 winter season ranked as fourth-driest on record for the state of Nebraska.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Pasture Rental Rates, Cool-season Grass Fertilizer

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 11:28
Extension educators review preliminary results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market survey on pasture rental rates, and tips on fertilizing cool-season grass pastures.

New Article Traces Aspects of the History of Irrigation in the Great Plains and Water Productivity

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 10:56
Figure 1. Center pivot irrigation systems dot the landscape along the South Platte River. On the North Platte River, Lake McConaughy reservoir stores water which is later used for irrigation. (Photo credit: Google Earth)