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Indian summer comes early

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
KIMBALL, Last week produced the first cold snap, frost and snow of the season across much of the tri-state region. Conditions moderated over the weekend with warming temperatures and lots of sunshine.
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New director to start Nov. 1 - Will head the UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN, Dr. Don Reynolds will become the director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Nov. 1. He also will serve as associate dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.
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Cow-calf commentary: Ranch tours

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
Why tours?
One of the things I do on the family ranch is give tours. I do this for several reasons. First of all, I'm trying to build a more diversified operation, and there is profit to be made in the ag/eco-tourism market.
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Nebraska BQA: Handling compromised animals

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Cattle producers have long recognized the need of proper husbandry and stewardship for the animals entrusted into their care. Best livestock production practices, based on research and sound science, help ensure the well being, animal health and productivity of cattle.
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Four scientists named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON, Four scientists have been named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame for discoveries in soybean genomics, sustainable farming, poultry disease control and crop micronutrients. ARS is the chief intramural scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Wheat producers: 2015 SCO deadline is Sept. 30

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Landowners and tenants with wheat ground who are interested in the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) commodity program and the new insurance product called the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) need to sign up for 2015 SCO wheat coverage by Sept. 30.
Late this year, or in early 2015, landowners will be able to select which Farm Bill commodity program to participate
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Landlord/tenant cash lease workshops in Chadron and Scottsbluff

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Landlord/tenant cash lease workshops offered at Chadron and Scottsbluff will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for them and help maintain positive farm leasing relations.
Workshop times and locations: Chadron: Sep. 23, 1:30 p.m., at Dawes County Extension Meeting Room

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Wheat emerging, first snow forecast

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
KIMBALL, Forecasters were calling for the first snow of the season Thursday as a slow-moving weather front passed through the tri-state region.
The Thursday night/Friday morning forecast for Kimball predicted a 60-percent chance of rain with snow likely beginning after midnight and continuing through mid-morning.
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Nebraska Wheat Board: Rick Larson elected as chairman

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Rick Larson of Potter, Neb. was elected chairman of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during a recent NWB meeting. Brent Robertson of Elsie, Neb. was elected vice chairman.
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Nebraska LEAD announces 2014-16 fellows

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
LINCOLN, Nebraska LEAD Group 34 participants were announced by Terry Hejny, director, Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program.
The newest members of Nebraska's premier two-year agricultural leadership development program in its 34th year are made up exclusively of participants who are involved in production agriculture and/or agribusiness in Nebraska, Hejny said.
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Cow-calf commentary: Hometown America

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
KIMBALL, It's always something. At least there wasn't a foot of snow on the ground when it happened.
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Herd breeding program decisions are among the topics at Nebraska State of Beef Conference

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
NORTH PLATTE, As Nebraska rangeland recovers from several years of severe drought, many ranchers are interested in rebuilding cowherds that were downsized as pastures dried up.
Herds can be rebuilt either with purchased replacement cows or with heifers raised from a ranch's herd.
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2014 Farm Bill and building your safety net

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been slow to roll out deadlines for the 2014 Farm Bill commodity programs, producers still need to be preparing to make key decisions.
The three major decisions are (1) updating base acres, (2) updating yield and (3) selecting a commodity program.
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State climatologist: Models show above-normal precipitation for this fall

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
LINCOLN, A big question this fall: will there be harvest delays due to wet weather?
Tendencies for above-normal precipitation statewide with the highest probability south and west of a line from Scottsbluff to Grand Island are showing up for September according to the Climate Prediction Center, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist says.
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New online tools help farmers use climate data

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
BROOKINGS, S.D., Two new online decision-making tools are available to farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Useful to Usable, or U2U, research project, according to state climatologist and South Dakota State University associate professor Dennis Todey.  The project is funded through the Agriculture and Foods Research Initiative.
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Test alteration simplifies diagnosis of poultry diseases

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich., U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found a way to make it easier to detect two serious poultry diseases by modifying an already available test.
The two diseases, avian reticuloendotheliosis and Marek's disease, are highly contagious and can cause cancer-like diseases, production losses and death in birds. Marek's disease usually affects young adult chickens, while
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