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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.
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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. 

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. 

The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering 15 crops. Also included is information on crop budgeting procedures, machinery operation and ownership costs, material and service prices, and a crop budget cost summary.

For more information: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/nebraska-crop-production-budgets-2019

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Perdue town hall, pep rally, exhibits highlight N150 celebrations at state fair
Aug 16 – Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair, Aug. 23 through Sept. 2 in Grand Island, will have several opportunities to celebrate the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Read more
Poll offers insight on rural Nebraskans’ views of immigration
Aug 14 – While rural Nebraskans have mixed opinions about the impact of immigration on rural Nebraska, those more likely to have lived alongside recent immigrants have more positive views, according to the 2019 Nebraska Rural Poll. Read more