Ag Life

Wed
26
Aug

Nitrogen management focus of UNL research project

It’s called Project Sense for a reason -- it’s all about the sensors.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Center held a Project Sense demonstration in York Thursday night.
Brian Krienke, Nebraska Soils Extension Educator, began the night’s program explaining the on-farm project.

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

Wed
19
Aug

Tips for better weed management

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension center held its one-day soybean management field days event in four different locations this year with five different topics up for discussion.
The Aug. 12 session was held at the Jason and Dennis Bonsack farm near Alda, attracting anyone interested in soybeans from producers to ag lenders.

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

Wed
05
Aug

Carrying on the Carlson family hog tradition

It is definitely a team effort when it comes to washing 30 hogs at the county fair, and that is exactly how the Carlson family gets it done.
A new generation of Carlson family 4-Hers herd four different pens to the wash area while the rest held clean out the pens, lay down new bedding and put in meals so the pigs can just walk into their pens after a bath.

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

Wed
29
Jul

4-H horse show kicks off 2015 county fair

This year’s Hamilton County Fair unofficially kicked off Sunday night with a horse show north of Giltner, showcasing a small but enthusiastic group of 4-H horse lovers.
Though the start was delayed an hour due to Sunday’s intense heat and humidity, six young riders paraded around the arena on horseback, showing off their skills while also learning how to compete.

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

Wed
22
Jul

Grain Place speaker: Scientific studies show ‘organic does matter’

The keynote speaker at last week’s annual Grain Place Foods farm tour said scientific study after study being released in the past year provides what she believes is convincing evidence that organic farming methods have long-term health and environmental benefits.

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Wed
15
Jul

Grain Place creates foundation to carry on legacy

Grain Place Foods’ annual farm tour included a tribute to the late Don Vetter Saturday with the announcement that a new foundation has been formed to carry on his legacy.
A visionary farmer who began implementing organic farming practices way back in the 1950s, Vetter planted the seeds on the family farm near Marquette for what has evolved into a multi-million enterprise known for both growing and processing organic foods. Don Vetter died in March of this year, and his family is now taking steps to ensure the company’s long-term future.

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Wed
08
Jul

California energy company buys Aurora ethanol plants

Two ethanol plants on Aurora’s western edge carry a different corporate name and logo as of July 1 after Pacific Ethanol, Inc., completed its planned merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. For a detailed story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
01
Jul

Eco-Drip field day educates about SDI systems

A subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system is nothing new to producers in the area. Eco-Drip, a SDI company out of Hastings, held a field day near Chapman Thursday to help explain, demonstrate and educate producers on the workings of the systems and the benefits it can create.
The company, which has eight locations mostly in Texas, has one company located in Nebraska.

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

Wed
24
Jun

Alternatives given to 4-Hers for poultry shows

For those involved in 4-H, FFA or just any county fair in general, it’s not news to them that their poultry and waterfowl will not be allowed at any of Nebraska’s county fairs or the State Fair this year.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture cancelled all poultry events across Nebraska until Jan. 1, 2016. This cancellation comes as an effort to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. The decision was made following discussions with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders.

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

Wed
10
Jun

Area producers suffer from over-saturated fields

Rain has been the talk of the area after numerous storms deluged Hamilton County last week and over the weekend. With areas in the southern part of the county receiving over eight inches of rain in three days, water standing in planted fields was a cause for concern.

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

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