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LINCOLN, Nebraska, November 14 - Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings next month to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

Nebraska Extension will host seminars in December at O’Neill, Valentine and North Platte designed to help agricultural employers learn techniques and leadership practices to help motivate and empower employees.

Dr. Bob Milligan, Senior Consultant with Dairy Strategies LLC and Professor Emeritus from Cornell University will lead the seminars. Topics will include:

Nebraska Extension in partnership with USDA Farm Service Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service is offering the Inaugural Annie’s Inspired Program “North Central Nebraska Women in Ag. This program has been developed for female agriculture landowners, farmers, ranchers and industry professionals looking to connect with other women in agriculture.  The theme for the 2019 North Central Women in Ag is “Stronger Together.

The National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar that will discuss Chapter 12 Bankruptcy. They will be joined by the Chapter 12 Standing Trustee for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas, Renee Williams.

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

The Handy Bt Trait Table lists the types of Bt hybrids present in all commercialized corn in the U.S.A. in a concise two-page format. It presents the trade names for hybrids with Bt traits, Bt event, protein(s) expressed, targeted insects and herbicide traits. . .