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Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

KEARNEY COUNTY FAIR
AUGUST 7-12, 2019 *2019 Kearney County Fair 4-H Premium Book

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Resources for Nebraska Farmers, ranchers, and Their Families. We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We care about you!
Sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life. We are committed to providing opportunities that will improve the well-being of individuals by offering programs dedicated to sleep deficiency and combatting this public health problem.
Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

Cornhusker Economics, March 13, 2019 (*Preliminary Figures)

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Doing Your Part: Recycle plastic ag pesticide containers for useful products
May 15 – Recycling plastic is the right thing to do -- especially when it diverts about 75,000 pounds of pesticide containers annually from Nebraska landfills. Read more
Quarterly webinar series to address land management issues
May 15 – The second edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly will cover 2019 cash rental rates and land values in Nebraska and critical communication issues between landlords and tenants. Read more