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March 23 - Statewide Tornado Drill and Siren Test: 


The Statewide Tornado Drill and Siren Test is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 between 10 - 11 a.m. CDT / 9-10 a.m. MDT.  (The siren test may be cancelled if severe weather or cold temperatures are in the forecast.) 

LINCOLN — Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest plant sale and garden event, is back in-person April 28-30 in Lincoln.

      There’s a plant for every garden, with more than 600 different varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, succulents, trees and shrubs available. They are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and popular demand and provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc., of Clarkson, Neb. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as an educational tool, fundraising event and to promote regional plants.

March 2, 2022
Contact: Christin Kamm
LINCOLN –The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is advising poultry owners to
protect their flocks against avian influenza by closely monitoring their birds for signs of the
disease and by maintaining strict biosecurity practices. Highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI) is very contagious and can cause severe illness and/or sudden death in domestic birds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed HPAI in commercial and/or backyard flocks
in Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York and Virginia.
To date, the virus has not been found in Nebraska.

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