Photo of a farmer in contemplation in a field

New Wellness Resources for Farm and Ranch Families

April 26, 2019
Agriculture is a stressful occupation and while it provides numerous rewards, it does not come without challenges. These tips and resources can help you and your family better understand the effects of stress on your health and manage them.

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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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Scotch thistle

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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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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