Dr. Grotelueschen honored by NRRA at annual meeting

Dr. Grotelueschen honored by NRRA at annual meeting

    Lexington, Neb. -- Dr. Dale Grotelueschen of Harvard, Nebraska on Tuesday received the Nebraska Rural Radio Association's 34th annual Service to Agriculture Award. Dr. Grotelueschen earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1974, followed by his master of science in clinical science from Colorado State…
Andersons receive 2021 Lexington Area Farm Family Award

Andersons receive 2021 Lexington Area Farm Family Award

Rob and Natalie Anderson and their family were named the 2021 Lexington AreaChamber of Commerce Farm Family of the Year during the chamber’s annual banquet Friday.They are the third generation of the family to receive the designation, with Rob’sgrandparents, Florence and Harlan Anderson receiving the award in 1983, and his…
Bradley wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Bradley wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Chuck Bradley, from Rockford, Ala., was named the 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 57th annual competition held at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, Tenn., and presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). “It was such a surreal moment,” Bradley said. “I was in awe. You go back and look at the other past…
Cattle Chat: Caring for first-calf heifers and calves

Cattle Chat: Caring for first-calf heifers and calves

Each season of the year brings management considerations for the beef producer. For summer, two groups in the herd – first calf heifers and young calves – need special attention, according to experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute. “First calf heifers need a lot of extra care because…
Cattle markets legislation introduced in U.S. House

Cattle markets legislation introduced in U.S. House

The Optimizing the Cattle Market Act of 2021 introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday seeks to change cattle market dynamics. Introduced by Missouri Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler, the legislation would direct the Agriculture Department to create a cattle formula contracts library, and increase the reporting window for "cattle committed"…
Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

The world’s largest meat processing company is getting back to work after production around the world was disrupted by a cyberattack just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. Brazil’s JBS SA said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack…
Producers with crop insurance to receive premium benefit for cover crops

Producers with crop insurance to receive premium benefit for cover crops

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if they planted cover crops during this crop year. The Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), offered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), helps farmers maintain their cover…
Webinar to cover US meat exports, livestock markets

Webinar to cover US meat exports, livestock markets

The growing role of exports in livestock markets will be the focus of a Nebraska Extension webinar that will be held on Thursday at noon. Exports account for a significant share of U.S. pork and beef production, especially for certain cuts, adding value to every animal produced. The U.S. Meat…
Competitive bidding pushes land prices higher

Competitive bidding pushes land prices higher

Interest in purchasing agricultural land has grown since a coronavirus pandemic-induced slowdown blanketed the land market last spring. Farmers are feeling more financially secure as very strong commodity prices arrived on top of large government payments in 2020. This is propelling farmers to bid more aggressively for additional land than…
Notices of property valuation change are in the mail

Notices of property valuation change are in the mail

MAY 28, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division, remindsproperty owners that real property Notices of Valuation Change will be sent by county assessors on or beforeJune 1, 2021. If there was an increase or decrease from the 2020 assessed valuation of a real property…