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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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Wheat seeding begins as summer wanes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
KIMBALL, Winter wheat seeding was underway across much of the tri-state region last week. Weather conditions were mostly cooperative with the only significant rain falling in Banner County.
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Cow-calf commentary: Weather or not...

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
Global warming irony
Americans, it is said, have short memories. Quite often, this seems to be true.
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Understanding Ag: Sustaining natural and human resources that support ag

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Let's take a minute to talk briefly about growing things. Different types of soil and climate combinations play a huge role in what can be grown in what area.
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Understanding Ag - Part 2: Sustaining natural and human resources that support ag

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, The first installment of Understanding Ag discussed why, with the growing population and the growing demand for food, it is imperative now, more than ever, that we manage our limited resources (land, water, producers) in a sustainable manner.
In Nebraska, cattle outnumber people 4 to 1.
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Water: Making every drop count

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
LINCOLN, Nebraska's diverse landscape progresses from lush, fertile crop ground in the east to the temperate Sandhills in the west.
This change in scenery is attributed in large part to differences in the amount of rainfall and the water available to grow a variety of crops.
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