Ag Life

Wed
10
Jan

TB scare in northern Nebraska reiterates importance of prevention

The discovery of a bovine tuberculosis (TB) positive cow in a beef cattle herd in Wheeler County Dec. 22 brought out the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarians, getting the attention of cattle producers even here in Hamilton County.
The Nebraska herd was identified through an epidemiological investigation from an infected South Dakota herd.

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Wed
03
Jan

Grain Place Foods focused on investing in soil

Cover crops are a hot topic in agriculture today with more and more farmers showing interest either growing cover crops or learning more about them. Using cover crops and a rotational cropping system is something Dave Vetter at Grain Place Foods has been working on for more than 40 years.

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Wed
27
Dec

Tips for producers preparing to build in rural Nebraska

Farm Credit Services of America took the stage Dec. 6 at the Nebraska Power Farming Show in Lincoln to educate an audience about the financial information needed for building a new house or improving upon newly acquired land and some tips to make it easier.
Kris Donnelly, a country home loan officer at Farm Credit Services of America, spoke to the small crowd on how she helps producers build homes on rural land every day and some of the steps to take that can ensure a family’s long-term investment is worth the final dollar amount.

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Wed
20
Dec

BQA training aimed at making beef the best it can be

At a time when consumers are actively questioning and making buying choices based on food safety, it is imperative that Nebraska beef producers step up and prove that they raise beef in a safe and healthy environment. An appropriate herd health program, producers were advised last week, ensures that all cattle are raised in the best health and Beef Quality Assurance is a manual for safe production.

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Wed
13
Dec

Vetter, Evans realign duties at Grain Place Foods

More than 40 years after returning to an organic family farm that has since grown into a multi-million dollar operation, David Vetter is handing off some of his duties at Grain Place Foods.
Vetter will retain his title as chief executive officer, though effective Dec. 1 Christian Evans has been named as president. The move is intended to allow Vetter more time to focus on the company’s core mission, which is to provide grain products grown and produced in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
13
Dec

Nebraska Power Farming Show hosts local vendors

An influx of out-of state visitors to Nebraska in December wasn’t due to their interest in cold weather, but instead the focus of a few short days involving the second largest U.S. indoor farm show in Lincoln.
For producers, this means a lot of great products to check out and demonstrations to see, and for local companies it’s a way to showcase their products and get first-hand feedback as well.

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Wed
06
Dec

Area growers gather to brainstorm about on-farm research

On Nov. 27, a handful of area farmers met with Hamilton and York county Extension agents to brainstorm ideas for Nebraska’s On-Farm Research Network.
The On-Farm Research Network, now sponsored by both the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board, was born from a merger between Quad County Research (York, Hamilton, Fillmore and Clay counties) and the Soybean Profitability Group around five years ago.

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Wed
29
Nov

Glyphosate-resistant weeds take over Nebraska

Weed resistances in Nebraska and their management have been a growing concern as UNL assistant professor and Extension weed management specialist, Dr. Amit Jhala, explained to a crowd at the Gateway Farm Expo in Kearney Nov. 15.
“All of you have at least some sort of weed problem that is not effectively controlled by a single herbicide,” Jhala said to the audience of producers.

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Wed
22
Nov

Schroeder inducted into cooperative hall of fame

The Nebraska Cooperative Council welcomed Rod Schroeder into its Hall of Fame last week, recognizing a lifetime of service to the cooperative system.
Schroeder, a long-time Aurora resident, said he was both honored and humbled with the prestigious nomination. He was one of two Hall of Fame inductees honored at the Nebraska Cooperative Council’s annual meeting Nov. 15 in Kearney, with the other being Fred Temme of Wayne.

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Wed
15
Nov

Corn Grower’s plot harvested successfully

Another year of testing hybrids against each other came to completion Nov. 7 when the Corn Grower’s Association’s test plot, located a few miles west of Aurora, was harvested.
Association representative Steve Jacobsen isn’t a stranger to how the plot is taken care of -- from planting to harvesting -- and explained why the acres are so important to Hamilton County farmers.
“Our hope is that it will give a flat result that is representative of what the hybrid really does in this area,” Jacobsen stated.

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