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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Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)
Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)

Repairing Flood-Damaged Fields

March 25, 2019
Lessons learned from the 2011 Missouri River flood in Nebraska and Iowa offer valuable information for growers initiating recovery measures following the 2019 flood.

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Flooded center pivot east of Schuyler (Photo by Aaron Nygren)
Flooded center pivot east of Schuyler (Photo by Aaron Nygren)

Management Recommendations for Irrigation Equipment Affected by Flooding

March 25, 2019
As waters drain and soils dry out, part of the recovery process will include checking irrigation systems for damage and performing maintenance/repair before those systems can be used. Here's what to check in your power unit, irrigation well, and center pivot.

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Disposing of Flood Damaged Grain and Hay

March 22, 2019
Links to Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) resources on best practices for disposing of flood-damaged grain and hay, debris management, flood sediment cleanup, sandbag disposal, and more.

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Flood damaged grain bin

Grain Vacuum Services/Rentals/Suppliers

March 22, 2019
Key points for managing stored grain that may have been contaminated by flood waters and a list of businesses providing grain vacuuming services or equipment to safely remove clean, unaffected grain from the side or top of a bin.

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