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Crop conditions solid as August fades

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
KIMBALL, Conditions cooled slightly across the tri-state region during the last seven days while scattered precipitation came from serial weather systems.
The rainfall refreshed warm-season grasses and deepened the season's somewhat unusual mid-summer hue across pastures and rangeland.
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LEAD 31 participant receives White House honor

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
LINCOLN, When Desiree Wineland of Cambridge found out she was to be honored by the White House as a Future of American Agriculture Champions of Change, she said she was humbled by the award.
For it wasn't too many years ago that Wineland and her husband, Calvin, decided to move to Nebraska to embark on a new career in agriculture
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Cow-calf commentary: Good American or bad American?

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
The word on the American street is that we are a nation sharply divided. There are only two sides, according to the narrative, and you're either "for us or against us."
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Business after Hours Sept. 4 at UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a Business after Hours event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff.
This event is an opportunity to celebrate several milestones.
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Iowa State-UNL partnership creates plant science app for teachers, students

Modified: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
LINCOLN, A new app will give high school agri-science teachers a tool for teaching biotechnology to their students.
"The Journey of a Gene" is the product of a partnership between Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
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Who’ll report the rain?

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
NEW FRANKLIN, Mo., Summers in the Midwest are often about the haves and have-nots. Some are getting the rain, while others watch as storm after storm passes over their cropland that is pining for a drop.
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Summer begins to fade with cooler evenings

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
KIMBALL, Although temperatures jumped back up into the 90s across most of the tri-state region last week, significant overnight cooling was also present, so what could have been a very hot and sticky week was in fact reasonably mild.
As we close out the first 60 days of calendar summer and enter the final month of the season, the days
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Nebraska State Fair is capstone event for 4-H youth across the state

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
LINCOLN, Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 22-Sept. 1 at Fonner Park in Grand Island can view more than 10,000 4-H exhibits from 2,500 exhibitors across the state, representing all 93 Nebraska counties.
The Nebraska State Fair is the capstone event for 4-H'ers to showcase their educational experiences that have taken place in the past year, said Shane Potter,
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Cow-calf commentary: Who will feed us when the Farmer in the Dell is gone?

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Aging farmers
There's no way to get around it; all people have to eat. As long as there are human beings walking the planet, there will be a demand for people food.
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Scotts Bluff County Fair Livestock Sale Gala

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Carson Wilmot; County Reserve Champion Beef; Price: $5.50/lb. or $6,963; Buyer: Doug Jaggers Cattle Company, Sheridan Livestock, Gordon Livestock, Crawford Livestock, Sterling Livestock, John Burke Cattle Company, Otte Feeds
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UW bulletin highlights agriculture research across Wyoming

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, weed control and fertilization are among research projects covered in the fourth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.
This year's bulletin also highlights studies on vegetable, herb and grape production in Wyoming, as well as season-extension systems such as high and low tunnels.
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