Nutrient Management Issues for 2019

March 29, 2019
The impact on soil nutrient availability after the March snowmelt/heavy rainfall event is highly variable. The following describes what to consider in areas of little, moderate, and severe harmful effects.

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Flooding in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. Damaged railroad bridge over the Platte River near Plattsmouth. (Photo by Tyler Williams)

Nebraska's Most Challenging 60 Days

March 29, 2019
Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.

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Recovering Flooded Pastures

March 29, 2019
Recommendations for recovering a flooded pasture and making it viable again.

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Disaster-Related Tax Relief

March 28, 2019
Due to the President's recent disaster declaration, individuals and businesses in several counties may qualify for tax relief. This covers an extended tax filing deadline, casualty losses, and how to request free copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers.

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Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground?

March 28, 2019
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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Flooded farmstead and grain bins
Flood-soaked grain is almost certain to be contaminated and present some unique challenges for disposal. (Photo by Lee Valley, Inc.)

Disposing of Flood-Soaked Grains and Forages

March 28, 2019
Regulatory considerations and recommended actions for managing flood-soaked grains and forages no longer usable for food or feed.

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Donated hay bales accumulate at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. (Photo by Deloris Pittman - Nebraska Extension)
Donated hay bales accumulate at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. (Photo by Deloris Pittman - Nebraska Extension)

Nebraska Extension Resources for Flood Victims

March 27, 2019
Nebraska Extension offers a number of resources for flood response and recovery, from how to safely reenter homes and work in contaminated areas to testing domestic wells for bacteria.

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Bureau of Reclamation Wyoming Area Office Snow Water Content graph for the Seminoe Reservoir

Rocky Mountain Snowmelt Runoff Above Average

March 27, 2019
The preliminary outlook is for a high level of snowmelt runoff for the North Platte River this spring.

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