Nebraska farmer talks next steps following devastating hail to crops

Nebraska farmer talks next steps following devastating hail to crops

In April, we visited with Dan Kristensen, a farmer near Minden, Nebraska, who was looking forward to a promising growing season. Fast forward to July, and hail has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. In this week's edition of Fridays in the Field, we catch up with Dan to…
Deadline approaching for 2025 Farm Dog of the Year contest

Deadline approaching for 2025 Farm Dog of the Year contest

Farmers have until July 19 to submit nominations for the 2025 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest. This is the seventh year of the contest which is supported by Nestlé Purina PetCare and celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers. The grand prize…
On this day in agriculture history: UNL Tractor Test Laboratory opens

On this day in agriculture history: UNL Tractor Test Laboratory opens

On this day in 1919, the Tractor Test Laboratory opened its doors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), marking a significant milestone in agricultural machinery testing. The lab was established following the passage of the Nebraska Tractor Test Law, which required all tractors sold in the state to be tested…
Nebraska celebrates new feedlot research, teaching, extension center

Nebraska celebrates new feedlot research, teaching, extension center

The University of Nebraska held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 27 marking the completion of a feedlot research, teaching and extension center. The new facility, located at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, Nebraska, will pave the way for world-class research projects and teaching and extension opportunities…
Flooded or hailed out fields? Here’s what to do next

Flooded or hailed out fields? Here’s what to do next

Farmers may be wondering 'what's next?' following another round of challenging weather. This weekend, hail pelted crops in central Nebraska and last night, excessive rain flooded fields in eastern Nebraska. In this feature interview, Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees shares the latest insights on potential crop damage and what farmers…
Denmark implements $100 per cow carbon tax

Denmark implements $100 per cow carbon tax

Denmark will become the first country to tax livestock farmers for the greenhouse gases produced by their cows, sheep, and pigs, starting in 2030. The aim is to reduce Danish greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from 1990 levels by 2030, according to Taxation Minister Jeppe Bruus. The Associated Press reports…