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Farm and Ranch Employer Seminars This Month

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:38
Finding, hiring, and retaining quality employees are major challenges for Nebraska agricultural businesses. In December Nebraska Extension will host seminars to help ag employers learn practices to help motivate and empower their employees.

Corn and Sorghum Harvests Nearly In

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 16:20
Nebraska's corn harvest was 96% complete, near 99% for both last year and the five-year average. Sorghum harvest was 97% done, near 99% for both last year and the average.

USDA Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:39
Figure 1. Fusarium head blight (Photo by Stephen A. Harrison, Louisiana State University)

Monday's Heuermann Lecture to Focus on Advancing Agriculture, Protecting Ecosystems

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:23
Achieving major advances in crop production while preserving Nebraska's healthy agricultural ecosystems is the topic of a panel discussion Nov. 25, the first of the 2019-2020 Heuermann Lectures. Attend in person or view live online.

Corn Harvest, at 85%, Nears the Finish Line

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 13:17
With warmer days last week, corn harvest made good progress and by Nov. 17 was 85% done, near last year's 86% but still behind the five-year average of 91%.

Ag Economist David Kohl to Speak Dec. 9 in Bruning

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:26
Agricultural economist David Kohl will be the first speaker in the 2019-2020 Farmers and Ranchers College Series.

Several Precipitation Options Forecast for Next 2 Weeks

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:57
Our stretch of relatively dry weather is coming to an end, with three storms now forecast to roll through Nebraska in the next two weeks. Rain and snow are likely in some areas so stay informed and prepared for winter weather.

Free Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this December

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:13
Free clinics with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor are being offered for farmers and ranchers at five sites across the state in December. The clinics are confidential, one-on-one meetings.

New USDA Harvest Projections Down from 2018

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:09
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at 1.77 billion bushels, down 1% from 2018. Soybean production is forecast at 282 million bushels, down 13%.

New Introductory Cover Crop Guides Cater to Nebraska

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:48
Two new guides from the Midwest Cover Crops Council and Nebraska Extension offer key "how to" information for growers interested in integrating cover crops into their traditional corn-soybean rotation.

Conference for Women Managing Agricultural Land Dec. 11

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:26
Female agriculture landowners, farmers, and ranchers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2019 Women Managing Agricultural Land conference.

Update: Yield and Water Use of Field Peas and Chickpeas Under Irrigation

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:49
Figure 1. Study of irrigated chickpeas at Grant (left) and harvesting irrigated chickpea plot in 2019. (Photos by Strahinja Stepanovic) Research in southwest Nebraska looks at potential water savings of adding field peas and chickpeas into corn and soybean rotations where irrigation water is limited. Both crops efficiently used early season precipitation to produce good dryland yields.