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Ag Update: Agriculture producers who have been impacted by the blizzard and flooding and are now in need of hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, etc. should call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) at 1-800-831-0550.

Those with hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, equipment, etc. who are willing to donate, please contact NDA at 1-800-831-0550. 

Disposal of Animal Carcasses

Nebraska Flooding Resources

Nebraska has just recently experienced catastrophic and unpredictable weather that may affect food and water safety in your home. Follow these steps to keep your FOOD SAFE during and after flood conditions. News Article by Amy Peterson, Extension Educator.

Resources for farmers and ranchers dealing with adverse weather conditions.

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) financially assists producers suffering from loss of livestock due to adverse weather. LIP Fact Sheet

2018 rates charged by custom operators for machine hire services and other work they provide for neighboring farms and ranches. This publication includes both Spring and Fall rates. 2018 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates

The preliminary Cornhusker Economics 2018 Farmland Values and Rental Rates:

2019 Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates

Farm Succession powerpoint by Allan Vyhnalek, Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Featured at the Butler County Ag Expo, main topics include:

The need and importance of planning. Importance of effective family communication. How generational values effects communication. How the on-farm sibling is treated, fair or equal? Who you have on a team to work on succession. Make better use of your lawyers’ time.

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Nebraska Extension offers resources to flood victims
Mar 22 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery. Read more
Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields
Mar 5 – An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages. Read more