Ducks swim amid a flooded unharvested corn field whose value as farmable land will be reduced this year. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Property Taxes and Flood Damage April 23, 2019

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would establish a process for reducing the value of land and buildings damaged by natural disaster. See how this process would work if passed in its current language.

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Watch for Invasive Plants After the Flood April 23, 2019

Flood waters likely moved weed seeds, possibly introducing invasive or particularly problematic weeds in new areas of the state. Management of many of these weed species is best achieved early season when several practices may be integrated to achieve control.

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After flood waters recede, fields and farms have been left with layers of loose cornstalk debris that needs to be deposed of.

Stuck on Stalks? Consider These Options for Managing Loose Cornstalks April 19, 2019

When flood waters receded in farm areas, loose cornstalks were left everywhere, often in wide areas more than 4 inches deep, complicating early season field work. Consider which of these management options might work best for your operation and conditions.

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March 2019 NSCO Climate Update

March Climate Update Reveals 'Why' Behind Historic Flood April 12, 2019

Nebraska's historic flooding in March was the result of more than just the “bomb” cyclone; rather, the long, cold winter played a huge role. Read more about how the climatic stream of events led to the catastrophe that followed in this month’s Climate Update.

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Screen show of the video, Growing Annual Forages, one of five available from the April 9, 2019 post-flood meeting.

Growing Annual Forages to Replace Flood Losses April 12, 2019

Five video presentations are now available to address seed selection and production of annual forages that might be used to replace hay and pasture lost to the flood. Topics include successful forage production, nutrient value of the feed, and related government program.

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Adjusting Pasture and Hay Ground Leases for 2019 April 11, 2019

Where there is significant flood damage to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates, depending on individual circumstances.

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Wet soil compaction

Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies April 11, 2019

With the wet spring, producers need to evaluate soil moisture conditions before heading to their fields to clean up flood debris and fill in ruts, rills, and gullies.

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Tilling wet soil creates additional problems

Wait For Better Conditions Before Heading Out On Wet Soils April 11, 2019

If you're putting a log chain or tow strap in the tractor cab just in case you get stuck, even you know it’s too wet. Waiting a day or two for the soil to dry out some will provide better soil conditions for planting and stand establishment.

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