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Potential economic impact of tunnel collapse could be $89 million

The July 17, tunnel collapse of the Ft. Laramie Canal could cost as much as $89 million to its surrounding communities.  An economic impact report was done by the University of Wyoming Extension and Nebraska Extension and the two organizations re... Read More

A Powercat with Precision

Farmer uses agricultural technology to plant image of popular K-State logo KISMET, Kan. – Folks across the country find all kinds of ways to celebrate their favorite universities and sports teams. This summer, Rocky Ormiston may have just o... Read More

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above... Read More

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a bri... Read More

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rain-Fed Crop Yields

Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 13, 2019 — A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rain-fed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat I... Read More

Husker Genetics: building a strong foundation

The sun beats down as Jeff Noel stares out at miniature fields of wheat near Yuma, Arizona. These aren’t the sprawling yellow fields of grain from western Nebraska. Each mini field or plot measures less than 75 square feet. As the director of Huske... Read More

Quarterly webinar series to address land management issues

The third edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly will feature results from the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey, including land values and cash rental rates. Nebraska cover crop utilization and lease considerations will be part... Read More

AEM Releases July Ag Equipment Sales Numbers

MILWAUKEE – July 2019 saw decreases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors as well as total U.S. 2-wheel-drive tractor sales compared to July of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment... Read More

WASDE Report Increases Corn Production, Average National Yield

Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners breaks down the acreage and yield estimates released in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate in a special edition of Trading Bits & Bytes. USDA surprised the market Monday by increasing c... Read More

Mid-Season Update on Soybean Gall Midge

As of August 7, six new counties have been identified as infested with soybean gall midge in Nebraska. Several new counties have been identified in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota and an infestation has been identified in northwest Missouri (Figure ... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

Corn was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition and soybean condition was rated 54%, both unchanged from the previous week, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Corn silking was estimated at 90%, and corn in the dough stage was... Read More

Irrigation districts hold update on work progress of damaged irrigation canal

The Gering Ft. Laramie District updated constituents on the construction at the Ft. Laramie Canal on Monday, Aug. 12, at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The work on the canal wall breach is complete and ready for wh... Read More

Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented... Read More

Nebraska Grower Adds Hemp in Bid to Reap More Profit From Land

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska grower has added industrial hemp to its crop list as it searches for ways to reap more profits from its land. Annette Wiles drove to Colorado recently and paid $5 apiece for 72 plants in each of four ... Read More