Ag Life

Wed
22
Oct

‘Critical’ Sedan facility rebuilt following explosion

As a result of the explosion that heavily damaged the Aurora Cooperative’s grain elevator at Sedan on July 5 of last year, the 2013 harvest season was a challenge for the location that serves much of southern Clay County.
A rebuild was not possible in that time frame, so the Sedan elevator operated as it could for the time being.

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

Wed
08
Oct

Farmers stay busy getting crops out, weather permitting

If you drive out anywhere on a dirt road surrounded by fields, it is very likely that you will see a combine or two working away to harvest this season’s crops.

Aurora farmer Darin Danielson was just one of many area farmers busy combining last week before the rain. Considering everything that has happened to farmers this season, from hail, tornadoes and excessive rain, the soybean harvest has been surprisingly good.

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

Wed
01
Oct

Learning the importance of agriculture

How do you get 88 fourth graders to sit down and pay attention to adults talking about agriculture?


You roll out a $280,000 combine for them to crawl around on, llamas and goats for them to pet and make sure the adults have candy and games -- all while educating them on the importance of agriculture. If you do those things, they’ll listen.

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

Tue
23
Sep

Wild and wooly

Llamas and alpacas took over the livestock arena at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora Saturday for the Wild n’ Wooly show. Mary Kate Steele from Osceola takes her alpaca, Vulpes, through the obstacle course. The Lincoln Creek Llama Club members are now qualified to compete at the Grand National Competition in Park City, Kan. on Oct. 24 and 25. Those members include Jonah Jensen, Arika Jensen, Lyndsay Jensen, Ellie Wanek and Jane Wanek.
 

Wed
17
Sep

Local organizations brave rainy, cold weather

This year’s Husker Harvest Days was a muddy event for over 600 exhibitors from the top agribusinesses in the nation and around the world. There seemed to be more talk about the soupy parking area and the two-hour wait in lines for buses to the event than agriculture, but despite Mother Nature, crowds of people still overran the muddy parking lot and streets to see the different vendors.

To read more, see this week's print edition, or click on the link to read the free e-editon.
 

Tue
02
Sep

Food preservation, one jar at a time

Mason jars have been extremely popular lately. They have made their appearances as decorations in weddings and homes. Sometimes they are even used as drinking glasses for water, teas and numerous other beverages. For the whole story, see this week's print or e-edition.

Tue
26
Aug

UFC holds last event before becoming CVA

United Farmers Coop (UFC) held its last answer plot event under the UFC name on Thursday. To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

Wed
20
Aug

2014 Farm Bill requires new farm safety net program decisions from producers

With the new 2014 Farm Bill established in February come huge farm program decisions that farmers must consider and soon decide on.
The 2014 University of Nebraska’s Soybean Management Field Days were held in four different locations last week-- Auburn, Shickley, Belgrade and Snyder. Two presenters, Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, and Jeff Peterson, UNL ag economics marketing instructor and Heartland Farm Partners president, educated farmers about the soybean market and the upcoming farm program decisions.
 

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