Nebraska Extension launches new strategic direction

Nebraska Extension launches new strategic direction

Nebraska Extension is rolling out its 2023-2027 strategic direction, captured in three ambitions designated as “The Big 3:”  Strengthen Nebraska agriculture and food systems.   Inspire Nebraskans and their communities.   Enhance the health and wellbeing of all Nebraskans.  This strategic direction is primarily based on ongoing conversations with people from across…
2022 Census of Agriculture underway in Nebraska

2022 Census of Agriculture underway in Nebraska

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed an invitation to all known agriculture producers across Nebraska and the nation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at agcounts.usda.gov. The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and territory.…
As Americans slash Christmas spending, one surprising category is spared

As Americans slash Christmas spending, one surprising category is spared

56% of Americans plan to sharpen their pencils and slash their Christmas budgets this holiday season. Inflation and a pending economic recession have wreaked havoc on wallets across America. With the holidays coming up, Americans have to pull in their spending on gifts, decorations, and food, but there is one…
State hopes UNL study will help explain wild turkey population decline

State hopes UNL study will help explain wild turkey population decline

OMAHA — Hunters and conservationists hope a new study of Nebraska’s declining number of wild turkeys will help determine how to help the roaming gobblers rebound. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is funding the study with $1.8 million in fees from gun, ammo and hunting permit sales, said Luke…
Voluntary grant program aims to restore Sandhills grasslands, wetlands

Voluntary grant program aims to restore Sandhills grasslands, wetlands

LINCOLN — A voluntary grant program will provide $4 million to landowners in the Sandhills region to remove invasive eastern red cedar trees and restore grasslands and wetlands, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently announced. The four-year program, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is aimed at…
Lammers, Bohuslavsky appointed to the United Soybean Board

Lammers, Bohuslavsky appointed to the United Soybean Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of 40 members and five alternates to serve on the United Soybean Board. Forty-four members and alternate members will serve three-year terms and one member will serve a one-year term. The terms of board members appointed to three-year terms start…
Grain IQ Podcast: What’s important in the USDA WASDE report?

Grain IQ Podcast: What’s important in the USDA WASDE report?

As you’ve probably gathered by now, there are so many pieces of information you can use to make grain marketing decisions. It’s easy to go into information overload. Some grain marketing experts will tell you why a certain material matters. Other experts will tell you just the opposite for the…
Nebraska Cattlemen announce Young Cattlemen’s Connections class of 2023

Nebraska Cattlemen announce Young Cattlemen’s Connections class of 2023

Nebraska Cattlemen have announced the Young Cattlemen’s Connections (YCC) Class of 2023. The selection committee chose ten emerging leaders for the prestigious two-year program to help these participants develop a solid foundation of industry knowledge and to strengthen the future of Nebraska’s beef industry. Nebraska Cattlemen President-elect Steve Hanson stated,…