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A bit of wet

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
KIMBALL, Weak thunderstorms produced light rain across the southern Panhandle Monday, and a chance of more rain was forecast through Thursday.
The one-tenth of an inch of rain was the first measurable precipitation to visit Kimball since 0.03 inches of liquid equivalent came with a light dusting of snow on March 3-4.
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Women in Agriculture: Conference set for April 10 at Sidney

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
SIDNEY, "Agriculture: Our Purpose. Our Passion" is the theme of the Women in Agriculture Conference April 10 at Sidney.
The conference (8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 664 Chase Blvd.) is for women involved in farm and ranch business decisions, who want to learn more about farm and ranch management, who are landowners, or who
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The farmer’s cut

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo., Farmers and ranchers receive 15.8 percent of every dollar spent on food by consumers, according to the National Farmers Union, which published the information based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.
Approximately 80 percent of every dollar spent by consumers on food goes to people who handle or promote the product
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Nebraska Farm Bureau says prompt action needed on Trade Promotion Authority

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
LINCOLN, Congress should act quickly to grant the President Trade Promotion Authority, as Nebraska farmers, ranchers and the state's broader economy has much to gain, said Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson on Monday, March 23. Every U.S. President since 1974 has been granted TPA, providing them the power to secure trade agreements with foreign partners.
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Environmental Trust helps integrate, improve groundwater aquifer data

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling effort and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by collecting and digitizing decades' worth of data from thousands of oil and gas well logs.
The well log information will be combined with
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El Niño and spring

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
KIMBALL, Spring arrives today (March 20) at 4:55 p.m.
Following a week of warming weather, conditions continued spring-like but cooler Tuesday as a cold front began moving through the tri-state region.
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Historical overview of fertilizer – Part 2 of 3

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
For thousands of years after agriculture came into existence, manure was the main source of fertilizer.
But sometime in the 18th Century, it became common knowledge that ground-up bones provided crop nutrients.
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Cow-calf commentary: Did you ever wonder why …

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
With apologies to the late Andy Rooney.
Anyway, did you ever wonder why any of us are still alive?
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Three Panhandle residents among new members of Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Three people from the Panhandle were among 10 new members of the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement recognized recently in Lincoln.
They include Jim Schild of Scottsbluff, Extension Educator and Associate Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, and ag producers Chris Cullan of Hemingford and Alton Lerwick of Lyman.
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University of Missouri releases final price estimates before program enrollment deadline

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, The University of Missouri Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute released its final long-term price projections before the March 31 Farm Bill program enrollment deadline.
The projections give corn and wheat producers an idea of whether their crops are likely to qualify for payments over the next five crop years under the Farm Bill Commodity programs.
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Nebraska and California program blends beef production with nutrition and culinary expertise

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
KEARNEY, The Nebraska and California Beef Councils recently collaborated on a program to provide culinary dietitians with a taste of beef production practices set in the ranching communities of Napa and Sonoma County California. The 2 1/2 day Nutrition and Dietetics' Association conference focused on increasing food and culinary skills and knowledge on emerging trends and topics in the field
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