Ag Life

Wed
28
Jan

Sen. Friesen: Property tax relief a priority

Nebraska’s new governor isn’t the only one who feels that property taxes are a problem, as Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen sees Gov. Pete Ricketts’ proposed changes as a start to fixing the problems.
“I think it’s nice that he has kept his focus on fixing the property tax situation,” Friesen said. “He realizes that it is a big problem across the state, and he addressed it in his campaign. He has continued that focus in his speech on the State of the State.”

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Wed
21
Jan

Progress made on Pioneer Trails recreation project

The Pioneer Trails Recreation Area Development was a piece of the agenda at the Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors meeting Thursday.
The directors approved a bill to pay Nemaha Landscape Construction $37,181.70 for work completed on the amphitheater at Pioneer Trails in December. The company completed approximately 90 percent of the work on the amphitheater.

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Wed
14
Jan

Water and weather the focus of Ag Day events on Jan. 29

by Tessa Burgener

With the ground frozen and the temperatures at an extreme low lately, the agricultural community in Hamilton County hasn’t been doing much of anything out in the fields.
Instead of spending the majority of their time outdoors, producers have been working on getting all their ducks in a row for the next growing season starting this spring.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
31
Dec

Longtime cattle feeders look back to the past

Each year the York-Hamilton County Cattlemen’s Association recognizes two honored guests from each county who have been special contributors to the livestock industry. This year from Hamilton County, specifically Hampton, longtime cattle feeders Allen and Darlene Klute will be the honored guests at the banquet.

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Wed
24
Dec

Can certain cover crops help improve groundwater quality?

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District held a groundwater management training at The Leadership Center in Aurora last week for local producers.
The UBB NRD has determined that the majority of Hamilton County is in phase II of the groundwater quality regulations and within those regulations ag producers must attend nutrient management training once every four years. Over 100 producers filled the room to get their training credits.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Dec

CROP-TIP field day focuses on soil health, groundwater quality

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District hosted its 11th annual CROP-TIP field day last week in York, with the big ticket items of soil health and groundwater quality on the agenda for the day.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
03
Dec

Informational meetings help producers explore their safety net program options

With the deadlines for choosing a coverage plan quickly approaching, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Hamilton County held its first Farm Bill informational meeting. The meeting, which drew a full house of producers and others interested, was held to explain all the options with the new bill.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
12
Nov

Plot hybrid yields lower than last year

The Hamilton County Corn Growers hybrid test plot, located west of Aurora on Highway 34 on Mike Oswald’s farm, was harvested on Nov. 5. The plot, which was located in the same place as last year, showed a significantly lower yield average among the hybrids than compared to 2013.

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Tue
04
Nov

What harvest means for the other half


Harvest has always been a busy time for farmers, but it also has an impact on their spouses, whether they are spending their nights alone or out in the field helping. This is something anyone living in an agriculture community like Hamilton County knows all too well.

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Wed
29
Oct

Rain slows harvest; beans showing good yields

Harvest is well under way across the country and ideal weather conditions have had many Hamilton County producers happy, though chomping at the bit to stay in the fields.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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