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Nebraska State Fair Results for Cedar County 4-H Members. 

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This summer, Nebraska Extension is hosting series of pasture walks across northeast Nebraska the 3rd Tuesday of the month, June – September. The third event will be held August 20th at 4:00 PM at the Ellis Schrunk Ranch, 50684 837 Rd, Bartlett, NE. Ellis with son Steven will provide a tour of their operation as well as share personal experiences and insights on managing intensively grazed dairy and beef cattle.
Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers and ranchers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depressions, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts. This workshop is specifically for agricultural professionals, such as bank lenders or ag suppliers, to help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer, rancher, or rural family member might need help. Learn how you can help at a free program from 9:00-11:00 am on Friday, July 19 at the ENREC near Mead, or Thursday, August 15 at Haskell Ag Lab near Concord.
The newly released preliminary findings of the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights provides insight on recent trends in agricultural land values and rental rates across Nebraska. The agricultural land values and rental rates in the report represent averages for different regions within Nebraska based on surveys completed by agricultural panel members. This publication was created for informative purposes to assist you in making educated decisions regarding your agricultural business.
Nebraska Extension is your trusted source for flood-related information. Visit https://flood.unl.edu as a resource for information in coping with a flood disaster for families, homeowners, businesses & communities, and agriculture. Also, Haskell Ag Lab near Concord is serving as a collection location for Hay donations and fencing materials for livestock owners impacted by the flooding.

The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to an average of $2,650 per acre according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the fifth consecutive year of downward pressure as market values have dropped. Visit https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2019/nebraska-farm-real-estate-values to see preliminary results reported in the March Cornhusker Economics Report.

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