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UNL Offering Training Workshops for New Ag Budget Calculator Tool

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 16:56
CAP has scheduled a series of training workshops for its new online Agricultural Budget Calculator tool across the state in March.

Nebraska Farm Numbers Lower

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 13:00
Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2021, down 700 farms from 2020.

Nebraska Feb. 1 Potato Stocks

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 12:27
Nebraska growers, dealers, and processors held 3.90 million cwt of potatoes in storage on Feb. 1. Current stocks represent 43% of the 2021 production.

Nebraska Hemp Acreage

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 12:24
Industrial hemp grown in open areas in Nebraska totaled 260 acres, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

New Bill Would Change Nebraska Drainage Law

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 11:47
UNL Extension Water Law and Agricultural Law Specialist Dave Aiken discusses the potential impacts of Legislative Bill 806 on Nebraska farmers and landowners.

Getting Your Start on the Farm or Ranch with USDA Farm Service Agency Webinar

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 11:39
Learn more about the USDA Farm Service Agency's unique loan options for farmers and ranchers.

Risk Preference Calculator: A Tool to Help Decision-Makers Succeed

Wed, 02/23/2022 - 15:56
USDA/Flickr (Public Domain) Learn more about how to identify your risk preference and its importance in building a successful agriculture operation.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Making a Drought Plan, Monitoring Forage Nitrates

Wed, 02/23/2022 - 14:42
High nitrate levels in winter forage feed can be mitigated with the right management strategy, such as dilution. Extension educators share their insights on effective grazing and forage plans with respect to potential drought conditions in 2022, and preventing nitrate poisoning from winter feed.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control, Cover Crop Forage Strategies

Wed, 02/23/2022 - 12:26
Cattle grazing cereal rye cover crop near Tecumseh. (CropWatch file photo)

Food Tolerances Revoked for Chlorpyrifos — What to Know

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 11:28
Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022. Producers will not be allowed to apply chlorpyrifos on any food or feed products after Feb. 28, 2022, and any food items treated with chlorpyrifos products after that date are not permitted to be sold.

2022 TAPS Competitions Begin with Learn, Launch, Interact Event

Fri, 02/18/2022 - 10:49
Attendees will learn everything they need to know about participating in the 2022 TAPS competition.

UNL to Host Virtual Landlord/tenant Cash Rent Workshops

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 12:17
The workshops will cover 2022 cash rental rates, land values, leasing strategies, landlord-tenant communication, farm and ranch succession planning and an overview of farm programs for landowners.

4-H Assistant Appointed for Scotts Bluff County

Wed, 02/16/2022 - 14:08
As the new 4-H assistant, Connelly will be responsible for implementing programming in 4-H and youth development in Scotts Bluff County.

Lack of Snow, Dryness Continue Winter Trend

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 13:34
Drought depiction valid Feb. 8, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The dryness of this winter season is expected to continue in Nebraska, as Nebraska State Associate Climatologist Al Dutcher shares his outlook for the rest of February and March.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout — Tunnel Repair or Replacement Options

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:16
Figure 1. Tunnel No. 1 when there is no water in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal.

WIA Conference to Offer Continuing Education Credits for Crop Advisor, Veterinary Professionals

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 17:17
This year's Women in Agriculture Conference will include 11 workshops that offer certified crop advisor continuing education credits for attendees.

Dryland Specialist Cody Creech Named to Fenster Professorship

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 15:29
Cody Creech speaks to farmers at a recent High Plains Ag Lab Field Day. The second Fenster professor in UNL's history, Creech's research and extension efforts since 2015 have focused on enhancing agronomic practices to increase profitability, optimizing soil water conservation and delivering weed management solutions.