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Agriculture

News related to the agricultural industry.

NCTA flips switch on new technology (05/30/14)
CURTIS --North of the main campus on a college farm laboratory, agriculture students in a new irrigation technician training program at Curtis can now put their hands on the latest center-pivot technology. On Thursday, with a full complement of volunteers from various regional dealerships and cooperators, Reinke Manufacturing of Deshler, Neb., donated and installed an on-farm teaching tool at the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. ...
Dundy County designated disaster area for drought (05/23/14)
LINCOLN, Neb. - Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced that Dundy County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area due to the ongoing drought affecting Nebraska. Dundy County was declared a Secretarial Disaster on May 21, 2014, based on the U.S. ...
McCook ag lab owner urges annual water and feed testing (05/15/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Cattle producers know that a consistent supply of drinkable water, along with the proper nutritious feeds, are critical to their animals' well-being -- and to the bottom line for their business. However, there can be some serious hazards lurking in that water and food, so knowing about their presence -- and specifically what they are -- can protect ranchers' investments.
Paul Schaffert named to Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement (05/01/14)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Paul Schaffert of Indianola was recently inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement. Schaffert, a farmer in Southwest Nebraska for more than 40 years, has played an integral part in the agricultural industry. He was one of the early adaptors and supporters of the eco­fallow farming system, and produces innovative planter and drill attachments that are sold on a national and international level. ...
USDA reminds producers of March 17 sales closing date for noninsurable crops (03/03/14)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, urges producers who want to purchase 2014 protection through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of March 17, 2014. The sales closing date is actually Saturday, March 15, 2014, but producers have until Monday, March 17, 2014, to purchase coverage this year...
Annual conference will examine water issues (02/21/14)
CURTIS, Nebraska -- Of all the issues facing Southwest Nebraska, nothing comes close to being as crucial as what's being done to protect the quality and quality of the region's water supply. For that reason, the 28th Annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference -- scheduled Friday, March 7, at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Room in McCook -- has taken on added significance. ...
Co-op votes to merge (02/14/14)
BIG SPRINGS, Nebraska -- The Farmers Co-op Elevator Association of Big Springs membership voted to merge with Ag Valley Coop on Thursday. The merger will take place on March 1, 2014. "Ag Valley Coop Board, Management and Staff are pleased to welcome the members of Farmers Co-op in Big Springs to become part of the Ag Valley Cooperative family. ...
Longevity honors (01/30/14)
During the annual meeting of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers in Kearney on Jan. 25, from left, Ken Kircher, Bob Haag and Albert Hayes, members of the Red Willow County, Nebraska, fair board, accept plaques and pins honoring them for 35 years each as fair board members. ...
NCTA judging students gain at Denver; Curtis man in top 20 (01/30/14)
Curtis, Nebraska -- Two NCTA livestock judging teams gained new experiences recently as they competed at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Sophomore Blake Hodson of Curtis garnered 20th place overall in the cattle carload contest, and was in the top 20 of the NWSS Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest...
USDA Farm Service Agency issuing CRP rental payments (10/24/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Red Willow-Frontier County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director, Kenneth Carriker announced that County Offices of the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) are distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants this week. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed due to the lapse in Federal funding...
USDAs Farm Service Agency issues CRP rental payments (10/23/13)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director, Dan Steinkruger announced that USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska is distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants this week. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed due to the lapse in Federal funding...
Landowners should apply now for resource conservation funds (10/23/13)
LANDOWNERS SHOULD APPLY NOW FOR RESOURCE CONSERVATION FUNDS Those interested in applying natural resource conservation measures on their farm or ranch are encouraged to sign up for program dollars by Nov. 15th. LINCOLN -- October 18, 2013 -- Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation are encouraged to sign up now for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). ...
Winning mare (09/19/13)
Kittens Majic Doll, owned by Mary and Roger Bennett of rural McCook, won first place in the 5-10-year-old mare division and grand champion mare over all at the FQHR (Foundation Quarter Horse Registry) Horse Show on Friday, Aug. 23, in Grand Island. She was shown by the Bennetts' daughter-in-law, Kelly Bennett, and their grandson, Cauy Bennett, both of Elwood. Cauy won the youth ranch pleasure class on her. Shown with their silver buckles are, from left, Kelly, Cauy, Mary and Roger Bennett...
Local FSA 'Office of the Year' (07/29/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Red Willow-Frontier Farm Service Agency in McCook was selected as the "2012 Outstanding FSA Office of the Year" by the Nebraska State FSA. Nebraska FSA State Director Dan Steinkruger, who was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama, presented a recognition plaque to the McCook office Thursday afternoon and praised their service to local farmers and ranchers...
Final date for DCP enrollment nears (07/26/13)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director, Dan Steinkruger reminds Nebraska producers of the opportunity to enroll in the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP). The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for DCP, among other Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs, through 2013. ...
Cattlemen's Ball raises record $2.12 million (07/16/13)
PAXTON, Nebraska -- For the first time in its history, the Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska has surpassed $2 million in proceeds. Officials for the 2013 Cattlemen's Ball have announced that the net proceeds from this year's event in Paxton-Sutherland were $2.12 million -- exceeding the previous record by some $600,000. All of the money stays in Nebraska to support cancer research and local health and wellness programs...
Farm Estate, Transition workshop set (03/07/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- A Farm Estate and Transition Planning workshop will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in McCook. There is no charge for the workshop and a lunch will be provided. To register (and for questions), call the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258 or the Red Willow County Extension Office at 308-345-3390 by March 22 to reserve a spot...
Bill would regulate herbicide spraying (03/07/13)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Nebraska's growing grape industry is feeling the burn of chemical drift. Nebraska can grow some varieties that other parts of the country can't, said Alan Vybiral, president of the Nebraska Wine and Grape Grower Association. But last year, Barton Holmquist a grape grower near Eagle, Neb., lost three tons of grapes or about $3,000 because of suspected 2,4-D spray drift from a neighbor. ...
McCook FFA student wins grant to advance homegrown fencing enterprise (02/28/13)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The National FFA Organization announced that Nicholas Cole of McCook, Nebraska, was selected to receive a Keystone Steel and Wire-Red Brand grant in the amount of $1,000 to initiate or improve Nicholas's career development experience known as a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)...
Meetings set for farmers on Republican (01/25/13)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- UNL Extension is teaming up with Monsanto/DEKALB and the four Natural Resources Districts in the Republican Basin to offer a free educational program to help producers cope with limited water supplies. The meetings will be held at three locations: Feb. 11 at the Fairgrounds in Imperial; Feb. 12 at the Fairgrounds in McCook; and Feb. 13 at the Ag Center in Holdrege...
Sorghum increasingly popular as 'gluten-free' food (01/25/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The United States is the world's largest producer of sorghum as animal feed, but the growing interest in "gluten-free" foods for humans is making it popular for baking as well. Bakers are finding more and more uses and recipes for "sweet" sorghum kernels, sorghum berries and sorghum flour...
Why milo? (01/23/13)
In September 2007, then retired producer/elevator operator Wayne Allen of rural McCook said that drought resistance is the biggest reason producers on the Golden Plains grow milo, a native South African grass first introduced in the United States in the late nineteenth century. ...
Weather forecast (01/23/13)
Al Dutcher, climatologist with the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, tells those at the 2013 "Sorghum Profitability" seminar Tuesday morning in McCook, Nebraska, that yes, the drought that menaces the High Plains will persist into 2013. ...
Sorghum finds favor in changing conditions (01/23/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Trenton Agri-Products, the ethanol producing plant east of Trenton, Nebraska, wants milo this fall. "Milo in significant quantities," TAP President Charlie Wilson told grain producers gathered at the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers' "Sorghum Profitability" seminar in McCook Tuesday. ...
Experts: Flash drought to continue (12/20/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- The drought that swept across wide areas of the United States in the past year was historically unusual in its speed, its intensity and its size, climatologists at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said this week...
Keeping weeds under control (12/13/12)
An effective weed control plan for pasture and range involves several management practices. The grazing scheme takes into account the type of livestock as well as the grass and forb species available. Grazing intensity influences the relative abundance of undesirable forbs and grasses. ...
Workshops focus on tree care, sustainability (12/13/12)
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- The Nebraska Forest Service announces the 2013 Western Tree Care Workshops in Chadron, Scottsbluff, Sidney, Valentine, North Platte, and McCook in January. These full-day workshops will address some of the challenges associated with growing trees and other landscape plants in Nebraska, with specific emphasis on dealing with the drought's effects on trees and shrubs...
Tri-State Cow Calf Symposium set for McCook Jan. 8 (12/10/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Successfully Managing the Cow Herd in the Course of Drought will be the focus for the 2013 Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium and Trade Show Jan. 8. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Time with opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m. ...
Southwest High FFA accepts $2,500 Dupont Pioneer grant (12/05/12)
BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Southwest Senior High's FFA chapter members accepted a $2,500 DuPont Pioneer grant during an awards presentation Tuesday morning at the school in Bartley, Nebraska. They plan to use the award to update their agricultural and science curriculum...
FFA launches fund drive (10/18/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- November marks the beginning of the annual I Believe in the Future of Ag fundraising campaign. This campaign helps local FFA chapters raise money for innovative projects in their classrooms, leadership programming, community service projects and field trips to advance agriculture education in their school...
How much should you charge for cornstalk grazing? (10/18/12)
How much rent should a corn producer get for allowing animals to graze the crop residue? There is no single number that works in all situations. The amount will vary according to the level of service being provided by each party, such as fencing, watering, and care of the cattle...
Grant will help buy ag science curriculum (08/16/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook, Nebraska Senior High's FFA Chapter will use a $2,500 DuPont Pioneer grant to purchase curriculum resources for ag science education. Eugene Koch of McCook and Clayton Geisinger of Holdrege, representatives of Pioneer Hybrid International, presented a check for the grant award to FFA ag instructor and FFA sponsor Sarah Knutson and MHS FFA members Tuesday, Aug. 14...
Emergency drought assistance is available (08/06/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Craig Derickson, State Conservationist of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced today that NRCS is available to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers through the Drought Relief Special Initiative. Producers may apply for assistance August 6 - 15, 2012...
Old-time harvesting, farming demonstration Aug. 12 (07/25/12)
INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Anyone interested in old-time farming and harvest methods will want to mark Sunday, Aug. 12, on their calendar, according to organizers of the Fourth Annual Bum Malleck Memorial Threshing just south of Indianola. This year's event will feature threshing with steam power, plus perhaps the largest display of working Rumly tractors in Nebraska...
Application from above (07/16/12)
Art Blythe of Oxford, Nebraska, a pilot for Sides Aerial Application of Bartley, Nebraska, sprays a fungicide for corn root worm beetle Saturday on a Bartley-area field bordered on the south by an old, weathered farmstead building.
Ag business looks to gain benefit from worldwide network (07/12/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Following last week's announcement that local agricultural equipment dealership Curly Olney's had finalized terms with new ownership, Titan Machinery Inc., store manager Mark Fletcher was unexpectedly faced with calls from customers this week concerned that some services would be discontinued...
Furnas County Fair July 16 -- 21 (07/05/12)
The Furnas County Fair is right around the corner and you've probably seen the posters in the downtown businesses announcing the many activities that will take place during the week of July 16 -- 21. The County Fair premium books are available at the Extension Office or they may be picked up at one of the banks in your community...
Rainfed corn moving into critical period (07/05/12)
From my perspective, this is the worst I've seen it this time of year, in my lifetime ... and I've been around for a while. I know it's hard to explain, because fallow wheat yields reported in the 80-bushel range during this years' harvest, were not that uncommon...
Work is done (06/28/12)
An old combine rusts away in the weeds, remembering the day when it was state-of-the-art harvest technology.
Testosterone toro (06/28/12)
Testosterone Toro Back in Timber's youth he got a job helpin' gather wild cattle out of the fields of an Arizona cotton farmer. He and his pardner, Jessie tried roping them but were unsuccessful. Number One, the cows only came into the field at night along with the native deer, and Two; the horses were not nocturnally trained and wouldn't get within a rope's length of the stealthy beasts!...
Managing cow herds during drought (06/28/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Anytime drought occurs, times are difficult for livestock producers. However, having a drought management plan will help alleviate some of the stress of decision making when the drought actually occurs. This plan will help producers avoid management practices that would lead to "panic", mass selling of livestock. ...
Already ready (06/21/12)
A wheatfield is ready for harvest in Southwest Nebraska, two weeks or more ahead of schedule, thanks to the dry conditions. Wheat harvest is almost complete in Kansas and is forging ahead in the cornhusker state. While parts of southern Nebraska have received some much-needed rain, the northern and western parts of state remain hot and dry, which is putting stress on crops and pastures. ...
Soldier beetles go marching in (06/21/12)
NOEL MUES Furnas County Extension Educator Recently, I observed large numbers of brownish colored beetles on my flowering, linden tree that is located in the back yard. With a little research, I determined that they were one of the many different species of Soldier Beetles that belong to the family, cantharidae...
FSA County Committee nominations under way (06/21/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Red Willow-Frontier County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Kenneth Carriker, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the Aug. 1, 2012 deadline...
Thistle control (06/19/12)
Red Willow County, Nebraska, weed superintendent Bill Elliott will investigate rural properties on which State of Nebraska ag inspection specialist Jeff Lampmann, of Grant, has reported infestations of noxious weeds, such as this musk thistle growing near McCook. ...
Wheat harvesters get early start (06/15/12)
STRATTON, Nebraska -- High temperatures, lack of rain and hot winds seem to be speeding up wheat harvest on the Golden Plains. Combines have been spotted in fields recently, about two to three weeks ahead of a typical Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas wheat harvest...
Suspicious of the good cow market (05/31/12)
I was visiting with Bill in Alabama. He's a cattleman, a bit of a philosopher and a constant worrier. I mentioned that one of my friends had sold a set of 520 lb feeder cattle for $1.99 a pound! That's more than a thousand dollars a head! "I know," said Bill, "I've sold some myself but..." then he paused and added, "I'm wondering if the price is getting too high?"...
Reducing ragweed in pastures (05/31/12)
NOEL MUES Furnas County Extension Educator Ragweed growth has exploded in many of our pastures during recent years. This major source of hay fever can reach 1'- 6' in height, depending on the taxonomy. There are three different kinds of ragweed: common ragweed, western ragweed and giant ragweed and all are responsible for ragweed allergy...
June 1 deadline for SURE, DCP signup (05/24/12)
CITY, STATE, May 23, 2012 -- Red Willow-Frontier County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Kenneth Carriker, reminds producers that June 1, 2012, is an important program deadline, as it is the final date to apply for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program payments (SURE), and enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE)...
The Compassionate Cowman (05/24/12)
Willie is a great example of the compassionate cowman. He should be a poster boy for St. Francis of Assisi, except St. Francis is in Kansas and Willie lives in Colorado. During calving season he observes certain procedures that he has perfected when a heifer needs help...
Use care in controlling broadleaf weeds (05/24/12)
NOEL MUES Furnas County Extension Educator Homeowners should avoid applying herbicides if temperatures exceed 90°F. Read and follow all label directions for safe and effective applications. The optimum time to apply herbicides for perennial broadleaf weeds like dandelions is during fall when plants will translocate herbicide throughout the plant to increase long term control. ...
Master Gardeners available for consultation (05/03/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Several local individuals are successfully completing the educational requirements to become certified Master Gardeners. These volunteers have participated in live and recorded trainings on horticulture related topics since early February. They are now engaging in community projects to fulfill their volunteer hours to complete their certification...
New building (04/26/12)
A new, 70-foot by 125-foot warm up arena is going up on the Red Willow County Fairgrounds, made possible by a donation by Tom Kiplinger as well as his neighbors, Marty Sis and Rick Wilcox, which will enable the main Kiplinger Arena to attract larger events as well as hold more inside during the winter. ...
Et tu, Uteri! (04/12/12)
Many country veterinary practitioners have invested money in their clinics for facilities to handle cattle and horses. It is for the convenience of the vet but also for the restraint and treatment of the patient. However, there were those clients that assumed it was so the vet could charge them for an office call. Dr. Blaine took an after-hours call from a 3rd generation cattlewoman in the rolling foothills of western Alberta...
NRD presents conservation award at water conference (03/22/12)
CURTIS, Nebraska -- The Middle Republican Natural Resources District on Wednesday, March 14th, during the Southwest Nebraska Water Conference, presented one of two conservation awards to Cindy Ross. Kirt and Cindy Ross were nominated last year for the District's Outstanding Tree Planter award by NRCS Conservationist Darwin Hinrichs. Kirt was out of town and unavailable for the presentation...
The Clueless (03/22/12)
American, Canadian, European and, I assume, Australian citizens are becoming increasingly detached from the realities of attaining life's three most essential necessities; food, fuel and shelter (FF and S). Most 21st century urban children have no familial or environmental connection to the source of the food on their plate, the gas in their car, the wood in their wall, or the copper in their iPod...
May 4 deadline for NRD scholarships (03/22/12)
CURTIS, Nebrska -- Middle and High school students interested in this summer's natural resources camps have until May 4 to get their scholarship applications in to the Middle Republican NRD. Five scholarships are available, two per county within our district, each in the amount of the camp registration fee...
Dad's turn to cook (03/15/12)
Dads Brad Lauer, Garrett Nokes and Travis Balderston, all of McCook, Nebraska, treat their kids to an early-morning breakfast of pancakes, sausage patties and eggs at the sixth annual "Ag Appreciation Breakfast" hosted by the Ag Task Force of the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce the morning of March 13. ...
NCTA Ranch Horse Team in action (03/15/12)
RAPID CITY, South Dakota -- The Ranch Horse Team of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska, started its spring season at the Black Hills Stock Show Merck Animal Health Ranch Horse Competition Jan. 29 and 30, in Rapid City, South Dakota...
Farm cat (03/15/12)
Oh, the joys of being a farm cat. The endless possibilities of places to play and investigate, to crawl over, and under, and into.
Making a seed tape (03/15/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- If you're antsy to be gardening and you just can't stand it, you can scratch that itch with a late winter garden project. Make a seed tape. What is a seed tape? It's a perfectly spaced, pre-made seed product. Why make a seed tape? Two reasons. It ensures proper spacing of the veggie seeds in the row, and teaches children about math facts...
Timing pre-emergence herbicides (03/15/12)
After last year's impressive crabgrass presence, control was on the minds of many this spring. Recently an in-depth article on crabgrass control for professionals was posted at http://turf.unl.edu/pdfcaextpub/LCOProSe..., but we've had a number of questions on timing of preemergence herbicides...
4-H enrollment deadline April 1 (03/15/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Youth who are interesting in joining the 4-H program in Red Willow County are reminded to get their enrollment paper work completed by the Monday, April 2 deadline. Youth who are ages 8 to 19 by January 1, 2012 are eligible to join the 4-H program either through a traditional 4-H club or as an independent member. ...
Big Red Summer Academic Camps signup under way (03/15/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Youth who will be entering grades 9 through 12 this fall are invited to participate in the Big Red Summer Academic Camps to be held June 10-15, 2012 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. These career exploration camps are an opportunity for youth to spend time investigating an interest or potential career while spending time on campus, states Mary K. Warner, Extension Educator...
Ag land values soaring (03/15/12)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Nebraska's agricultural real estate values jumped 31 percent in the last year, the largest increase in the 34-year history of UNL's annual survey. The 2012 UNL Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey "confirms what most people close to agriculture already knew -- agricultural land values across the state have shot upward in recent months," said Bruce Johnson, the UNL agricultural economist who conducts the survey...
MOOOOVE over, big guys: Fans tout beef in pint-sized package (08/18/11)
Bigger may not always be better, at least for 11-year-old Cameron Lashley of McCook. While a standard mature cow stands 50 to 60 inches tall and weighs an average of 1,200 to 2,000 pounds, Lashley's miniature cattle appear almost cute in comparison: 500 to 700 pounds, a mere 47-53 inches tall, with stocky, shorter legs and curly white faces....
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. conducts nationwide voluntary recall of Kent Feeds swine products (06/18/10)
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. (KNG) is voluntarily recalling some Kent Feeds swine feed products due to insufficient vitamin D levels in premixes it purchased from Tri Ag Supply, Inc. that were used in those swine feed products. The recall is being implemented in order to prevent health problems in swine consuming feed products where there is a vitamin D3 deficiency...
Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days set Aug. 11-14 (08/05/09)
LINCOLN -- "Growing Nebraska's Future" is the theme of the 11th annual Soybean Management Field Days Aug. 11-14. The event will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting right here in Nebraska...
Producers: Monday deadline for FSA nominations (07/28/09)
MCCOOK -- The Farm Service Agency in would like to remind farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have only a few days left to meet the Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, deadline to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees...
Hay harvesting permits available (07/02/09)
In its second year, the program that enables Nebraska landowners to receive hay harvesting permits is in effect. These permits are for the harvesting of hay from the right-of-way of state maintained highways. Interstate highways and freeways are excluded from the program. Landowners whose land abuts the state right-of-way will have the first opportunity to...
Nebraska leads nation in irrigated acreage (06/19/09)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- While the number of irrigated acres is dropping in many parts of the country, it continues to rise in Nebraska, which now ranks first in the nation. Some areas of the state are over-irrigated, however, and significant limitations on future irrigation are looming, said Bruce Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economist...
Foreign disease response (04/30/09)
Area officials listen to a presenter from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa during a Foreign Animal Disease Response workshop recently in McCook, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health District and the Emergency Managers of the Southwest Region. ...