Ag Life

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.

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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.

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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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