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UNL Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers to address stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska.   We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. You are not alone. We care about you.

By: Amy Timmerman – Extension Educator and Jim Jansen – Extension Educator

There are many things on our checklist as we recover from these historic floods and blizzards from the past several day.  As we move forward, producers need to know the basics of the Livestock Indemnity Program and how this program may provide financial assistance to help cover livestock losses.  Below is a brief description of the livestock indemnity program but as the steps you need to take to make a claim with the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA).

 Who is eligible for the livestock indemnity program (LIP)?
Any commercial livestock owner who legally owned the livestock on the day that livestock died and/or were injured. 

National Quilting Day “Touch of Comfort” Service Project March 15-16

If your private pesticide applicator license is expiring April 15, 2019 you have several ways to renew it. This license is necessary to purchase and apply restricted use chemicals on agricultural lands in the state of Nebraska. For more information on a obtaining an initial license or on renewing your current license:

Suicide is preventable and prevention begins with knowing what signs to look for and how to help. This story outlines the common signs of chronic stress and when someone may be considering suicide as well as steps you can take to help them.

If you have been impacted by the rising rate of suicides, you are not alone.

Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help

Quite a few ag land leases in Nebraska start on March 1st.  Do you have questions about setting up that new lease and new lease rate?  In addition to the traditional face-to-face meetings that are held, there will be a new feature - Ag Land Management Quarterly Webinars. 

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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