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Wheat harvest underway

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
KIMBALL, Following a week of intermittent rain and occasional coolness, winter wheat harvest ground into gear across the southwest Panhandle over the weekend.
Initial reports were positive, with yields running slightly higher than expected and quality very good.

Final results: Panhandle farmland values up 20 percent in 2014

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Farmland values in the Nebraska Panhandle continue to climb, according to results of the annual Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey released in June.
The results reveal that, in 2014, the average statewide value of farmland increased 9 percent to $3,315 per acre.

Cow-calf commentary: Branding

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
In the late afternoon last Tuesday, a wall of clouds appeared in the west and gradually moved in. These weren't the typical afternoon thunderstorm clouds, but more a solid mass of medium-gray that soon filled the sky from horizon to horizon.

UW fills plant sciences department head position

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., A plant scientist with years of experience teaching students and conducting studies at research and extension centers is the new head of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming.
Jim Heitholt will leave his crop physiology position with Texas A&M University, Commerce and join the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Aug. 18.

Diversified cropping system and cover crop tours Aug. 16

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
LINCOLN ­, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Organic Farm Tours from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 will help organic producers learn more about increasing soil health by incorporating cover crops into their cropping systems.
Tours will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie.

4-H’ers place in National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
LINCOLN, Several Nebraska 4-H'ers placed during the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Match in Grand Island.
The invitational drew 553 4-H youth, ages 14-18, from 34 states competing in one of the nine disciplines offered.

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