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Good moisture in Panhandle

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
KIMBALL, A good soaking rain visited the Nebraska Panhandle and much of the tri-state region as a slow moving weather front passed through between April 15-18.
While the Panhandle avoided snow, much of southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado received light-to-heavy snow mixed in with the rain, accompanied by moderately brisk winds.
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UNL Extension Tractor Safety Course offered in Gering in June

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
GERING, A Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Course will be offered at Gering June 8-9. Any 14- or 15-year-old teen who plans to work on a farm other than his or her parents' should plan to attend.
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Cow-calf commentary: Pair bonding

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
It all started innocently enough. Cows 3046 and 2049 laid down about 75 feet apart to have their calves.
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Arbor Day is Friday, April 24

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
NEBRASKA CITY, Tradition.
Heritage.
America's heartland.
National treasure. 
For many, these words have meaning. For the Arbor Day Foundation and our members, partners and supporters, these words describe who we are and what we are all about.
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Tree efforts across Nebraska recognized

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
LINCOLN, This year's award winners for Tree City USA Recognition Day span the state from Scottsbluff to Omaha and from big cities to the village of Potter (population 337).
The Nebraska Forest Service gave awards on April 1 at the Nebraska State Capitol.
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A bit more moisture

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
KIMBALL, Conditions were very close to normal across the tri-state region last week. For a third consecutive week, the highs and lows averaged out to the long-term norm, and some precipitation fell across the region as rain and snow.
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North Platte NRD plans flow meter maintenance push

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, North Platte Natural Resources District staff is heading out to the fields to provide flow meter maintenance, and landowners are reminded that NRD vehicles and staff will be traveling throughout the district.
Scott Schaneman, water resources coordinator for the North Platte NRD, says every flow meter get inspected and maintained every three years, and his goal is to
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Cutworm activity increasing in western Nebraska

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Army cutworms are on the move! So far there have been no reports of damaging numbers of these insects, and only low levels (below threshold) in Hitchcock and Chase counties; however, now would be a great time to scout wheat and alfalfa for these insects.
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Cow-calf commentary: Smarter, not harder

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
We shipped yearlings the other day. The truck was due at 2 p.m., and I was there at 1:55 p.m., which turned out to be 10 minutes late.
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument prepares for prescribed fire

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
HARRISON, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument plans to conduct a prescribed burn this weekend, Friday, April 17 through Monday, April 20, as weather and conditions allow. The burn will consist of approximately 355 to 450 acres in what is known as the River North unit, located north of the Niobrara River, along the north side of River Road, in the
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Teacher Loan Program helps meet growing demand for agricultural education, FFA programs

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
LINCOLN, A growing demand for agricultural education and FFA programs in schools across Nebraska, paired with a critical shortage of agricultural education teachers in the state, is bringing the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the Nebraska FFA Association together to promote opportunities to encourage more students to look at agricultural education as a career path.
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Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy uses tagging and tracking system

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
HARRISON, For staff of the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy, Saturday, April 11 began at 6:30 a.m. with a staff briefing at the command center in the Post Playhouse at the Fort Robinson State Park. Staff received a daily update, direction for the day, and a copy of the Incident Action Plan.
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Women In Ag students value mentors

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
CURTIS, Agriculture students at a rural Nebraska college appreciate role models and mentors who help guide their careers.
When a dozen members of the Women in Agriculture chapter at the University of Nebraska's College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis attended the 30th Nebraska WIA conference, they found many friendly faces and opportunities for discussion.
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