In response to the growing area of drought in Nebraska, emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres is being allowed in most counties. Other drought-based resources now available include haying of highway rights-of-way and the Hay and Forage Hotline.
The Nebraska Beginning Farmer and Rancher Network will be hosting two programs in June on the Farm Service Agency Disaster and Loan Programs, as well as use of limited liability entities and the Nebraska Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.
As spring planting season gets underway, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA)wants to remind farmers and other outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive specialty crops and pollinators from pesticide use. Pesticides include all categories of pest control products such as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.
Interested in the business of craft beer? The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board has grant funding available for projects that enhance the states hop and craft brewery industry. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications until Nov. 1, 2016, from eligible producers and handlers wanting to participate in USDA’s National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.