Ag Life

Wed
06
May

Spring planting off and running

Rain and cooler temperatures had farmers anxiously waiting for the green light to begin planting, though seed was finally going into the ground last week as another growing season begins to take root.
Todd Whitney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator for Hamilton County, reported that farmers had to wait on planting this year’s crop, which could provide some challenges, both in the field and in the pocketbook.
 

Wed
29
Apr

Root Demand system touted as water, energy saver

Installation began last week north of Hampton on a high-tech ag product which some industry experts say could reduce water use by as much as 40 percent on fields not suited for pivot irrigation.

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

Wed
22
Apr

Hampton seniors earns 10 State FFA Degrees

Hampton’s FFA Chapter did itself proud at last week’s state convention in Lincoln, coming home with 10 State Degrees, two State Star finalists and one State Proficiency Award.

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

Wed
22
Apr

High Plains FFA chapter impresses at state

High Plains FFA teacher Tom Hofmann had 28 members compete in the 2015 state convention last week.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Apr

Aurora FFA chapter competes at state

A total of 40 Aurora FFA members made the trip to the state convention last week in Lincoln and one team made its presence known right away.

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

Wed
22
Apr

News-Register wins Service to Ag, Community recognition

The Aurora News-Register received 18 awards in the Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, accumulating enough points to be named best newspaper among the state’s largest weekly publications.
The newspaper, owned by Kurt and Paula Johnson, received first place recognition in 9 of 42 categories, while finishing runner-up in six categories and third in three.
For the 10th year in a row, and 16th of the last 17 years, the News-Register was also recognized for outstanding coverage of the state’s leading industry by winning the Omaha World-Herald’s Service to Agriculture award. The newspaper’s weekly coverage was coordinated by news editor Tessa Burgener. In addition, the News-Register won the Omaha World-Herald’s Service to Community award.

Wed
15
Apr

Grain Place Foods hosts chefs for a seminar

The weather outside wasn’t ideal on April 6, but Grain Place Foods still hosted around 15 chefs and restaurant owners from around the state who were eager to learn how the grain used in their food is made.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.
 

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