Ag Life

Wed
20
Jan

Agricultural experts discuss water concerns

The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV) and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) hosted the second annual Nebraska Conservation Summit to discuss the topic of water conservation in the state just over a month ago.
As one of the many topics covered during the conference, agricultural concerns became the focus at the top of everyone's list. A panel of Nebraska experts was set up to discuss the effects of water conservation and the combined efforts in research for crop, livestock and utility production.    

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Wed
06
Jan

Management and benefits of cover crops

Cover crops were a topic of discussion during the Upper Big Blue NRD’s annual Crop-tip meeting held  in early December in York. Paul Jasa, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension engineer, discussed with producers the general management of cover crops which included which ones to choose and their benefits.
“This is a fairly new topic to some of you and then some of you have probably been using them for a number of years,” he said.

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Wed
30
Dec

UNL representative speaks on the effect of climate change

Kim Morrow, climate change resource specialist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, presented her climate change report at the 2015 Nebraska Conservation Summit held at the beginning of December.
Morrow’s goal during her presentation was to remove the topic of climate change as a partisan issue.

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Wed
23
Dec

Nitrogen efficiency a topic of discussion at field day

The issues of nitrogen haven’t subsided. The topic was a main point of discussion during the NRD Upper Big Blue’s 12th annual Crop-Tip field day held Dec. 9 in York.
Dr. Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories in Kearney told producers nitrates are still a serious problem.

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Wed
16
Dec

Water conservation focus of Omaha Summit

The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters (NLCV) and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) hosted their second annual Nebraska Conservation Summit Dec. 6 to discuss the topic of water conservation in the state.
Executive director of the NLCV, Eliot Bostar explained why his organization has been taking steps to provide a public discussion on this important topic.

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Wed
09
Dec

Guest speaker sheds light on markets and weather

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Association held their annual board meetings Thursday in Grand Island at the Raising Nebraska Building. After the groups’ meetings, they listened to chief meteorologist and broker from Indiana, Ryan Martin, give a presentation on -- no surprise here -- weather and the markets.

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Wed
02
Dec

Livestock, 4-H carves the way for local teen

With 30 goats to choose from it can be quite the challenge for Delaney Schmer when it comes to picking only one to take into the ring with her during the national dairy goat shows.
“We take about 15 head when we go to a show,” Schmer said.

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Wed
18
Nov

Pacific Ethanol pleased with early performance

The new owner of the two local ethanol plants brought its entire board of directors and senior management team to town last week both to see its new Aurora assets in operation and to reach out to the community.

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Wed
11
Nov

Corn hybrid yields higher than previous years

The Hamilton County Corn Growers hybrid corn plot, located west of Aurora on Highway 34, was harvested on Oct. 20, showing a significantly higher yield average compared to 2014. The plot is located on Mike Oswald’s farm and has been in the same area the last three years.

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Wed
04
Nov

Community harvest efforts help local farmer

Aurora and the surrounding communities came together on Oct. 27 to provide the time and effort to complete an entire corn harvest for local resident Dale Steingard, who was severely injured in a car accident July 10.
Kurt Goertzen was one of the Steingard's closest friends and one of the three farmers who helped coordinate the powerful community effort.

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