Ag Life

Wed
25
Feb

‘Agriculture is the backbone of this nation’

Aurora senior Jared Sullivan didn’t grow up on a farm, but that has not stopped him from being heavily involved with agriculture for the majority of his life.
Sullivan, who serves as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) president for the Aurora chapter, has been involved with another organization, 4-H, since he was 8 years old, which is the age he started showing sheep.

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Wed
18
Feb

Managing irrigation systems is critical

Bill Kranz, a Nebraska Extension irrigation specialist, helped producers confirm that they are  efficiently using their sprinkler irrigation systems in his presentation during Hamilton County Ag Day.

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Wed
11
Feb

Early crop research done on June 3 hail storms

Roger Elmore, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension crop specialist, started his presentation at Hamilton County Ag Day with a disclaimer, or the fine-print as he also called it.

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Wed
04
Feb

Aventine building storage facility

The walls started going up last week on a new 750,000 bushel corn storage bin at the Nebraska Energy LLC plant, the first of two large facilities planned by Aventine Renewable Energy. President and CEO Mark Beemer reported that the $4 million storage facility at Nebraska Energy is expected to be completed by mid-March, and soon after construction will begin on a 1.5 million-bushel storage facility at the larger Aurora West plant. Beemer also reported that a new corn oil separation facility is now up and running at the Nebraska Energy plant, producing three semitrucks of corn oil a week.

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.

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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.

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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.

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