Flooded field at ENREEC
Heavy rains in late May 2024 flood the fields of the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Q/A: What Impact Does Flooding and Saturated Soils Have on Wheat and Alfalfa?

May 24, 2024
Extension insights on crop recovery, disease and harvest considerations for flooded wheat and alfalfa fields.

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This Week on N Field: Ponding in Corn

May 23, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Amy Timmerman share insights on plant survival and reseeding after ponding has occurred in planted corn fields.

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Pathfinder Canal Break on July 1, 2022

July 5, 2022
Though it hasn't been determined what caused the Pathfinder (Interstate) canal break last Friday, PID hopes to have it repaired within two weeks. The break affected about 102,000 acres of cropland in Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Resources for Early-Season Crop Damage

June 12, 2020
With crop damage occurring in the forms of hail, wind and flooding early in this growing season, the following are resources that can help you in making decisions.

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How Communities Heal and Recover After Disaster Strikes

March 11, 2020
Last spring Nebraska residents experienced a historic weather event that continues to affect many communities. The historic bomb cyclone that occurred in March 2019 changed the land and communities in many ways. As we approach the anniversary of this historic event, it’s important to understand the recovery process and how communities heal.

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Tips for Managing Feeling and Emotions on the Anniversary of a Traumatic Event

March 10, 2020
Last year Nebraska experienced several disasters that changed individual, family and community life. As the calendar approaches the anniversary date, those impacted may experience strong emotions and feelings such as worry, anger, frustration, loss and sadness.

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Grain bins that burst with wet grain during 2019 flooding

FSA Announces Disaster Relief Payments for Loss of On-Farm Stored Commodities in Nebraska

November 5, 2019
This week the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that payments now are available to eligible producers in Nebraska who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019.

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Accounting for Risk: Agricultural Land Leases and Natural Disaster

August 16, 2019
The 2019 floods and related natural disasters left many landlords and tenants wondering how resulting damages would influence their agricultural properties across Nebraska. This article provides guidance on evaluating damages, considerations for remediating land issues, and natural disaster lease provisions.

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