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Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
UNL at Forefront of Innovation in Irrigation, ConservationDeploying the latest technology and strategies, the University has helped Nebraska farmers save more than 326 billion gallons of water and more than $50 million in fuel costs since 2005.
Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
With harvest moving forward in full force in recent days, it is important to make careful observations on how corn and soybean yields were impacted by various pests and environmental conditions this growing season. This past year has been a challenging year with extreme shifts in weather, difficulty in getting crops planted if getting them planted at all, fertility issues and several pests showing up in both corn and soybeans.
I would like farmers to be aware of this program in Nebraska. For the past 27 years the SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program has made available Farmer/Rancher (Producer) grants. In Nebraska we are part of the North Central Region so farmers and ranchers compete with farmers and ranchers from 11 other states in this region. Over the years in Nebraska we have received 67 grants for a total of over $400,000. A farmer or a rancher can apply for a grant to use on their farm and can receive a maximum of $9,000, two farmers from different operations can apply together for a grant and receive up to $18,000 for a project and a group of producers (3 or more) can apply together for a grant and receive up to $27,000 for their project.