Ag Life

Wed
01
Apr

Field work underway as area producers prepare to plant

It’s that time of the year again where the tractors are rolling in the fields, working to prepare the ground for spring planting. Mid-April seems to be the magic date for area producers as the point when planting needs to begin.
Derek Klute, who farms with his dad Mark Klute north of Hampton, has taken over the planting side of the operation. The Klutes plant both corn and soybeans.

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Wed
25
Mar

Emerging markets the future of ag trade

Trade was a huge topic at this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference held in Kearney at the beginning of March.
“Exports are going to return as the primary driver of American agriculture over the next 10 years,” Mike Dwyer said in his presentation at the conference.

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Wed
18
Mar

Working together to market Nebraska’s agribusiness

“Made in Nebraska” is just one example of the type of stamp that needs to be used on agribusiness products produced in this great state, according to Omaha sources. For a detailed story, see this week's News-Register.
 

Wed
11
Mar

Engineer reviews pros, cons for livestock odor control systems

A biological systems engineer offered testimony last week on the potential for odor reduction in livestock facilities using modern technology, based on a possible cattle feedlot expansion south of Aurora.

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Wed
04
Mar

Aventine begins extracting corn oil at NELLC

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of a $2.4 million Valicor corn-oil separation system at its Nebraska Energy LLC plant in Aurora.
“High production levels and excess inventories nationally have led to tight margins, particularly in Nebraska,” explained Mark Beemer, Aventine’s president and CEO. “By investing in this system we are adding to our revenue stream and diversifying beyond ethanol production in Nebraska.”

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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.”

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

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