This fall driving across Nebraska I have seen thousands of bales of crop residue, primarily corn stalks baled up. While this is not unusual, the drought across Nebraska definitely had an impact on corn stalks being harvested as a forage for beef cattle. Pasture and rangeland grazing losses were significant across most of the state and hay production was reduced under dryland conditions. While grazing crop fields is ideal, it may not be practical for everyone and some farmers without livestock are looking for another source of income by baling up crop residue bales.
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Nebraska Extension Debuts New Strategic DirectionOur new direction leverages Extension’s expertise and strengths to align with what Nebraskans tell us they want and need.
TAPS program coming soon to high school classroomsHusker researchers and the teachers worked to develop curriculum modules for their students.
New Program Reaches Indigenous TeensProgram is helping Native American teens gain hands-on lessons regarding traditional Indigenous peoples’ farming beliefs and practices.
Once we get past Christmas, I always start thinking about spring gardening again. I know it is very early to do that in January, but the seed catalogs start coming in the mail and I get excited for the growing season. One plant that blooms very early and could be added to your gardens is one called Helleborus, or more commonly, Lenten Rose.
Last year Nebraska Extension introduced the free Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC) program. This program is designed to assist agricultural producers in determining their cost of production and projected cash and economic returns for their various farm or ranch enterprises. It is developed by the Center for Agricultural Profitability in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agricultural Economics. This article comes from recent issues of CropWatch where Glennis McClure and other members of the Center for Ag Profitability Team explained the program and a couple of , specific questions that may come up when using it.
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Nathan Mueller, Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator provides timely information about growing wheat in southeast Nebraska. Here is an update he provided concerning winter wheat variety selection.
The 2022 Nebraska Custom Rates Report is now available on the Center for Agricultural Profitability’s website, at https://cap.unl.edu/customrates. The biennial publication reports on survey data gathered on custom operations and services in Nebraska, providing updated market rates and information for custom work providers and their potential customers.