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Since August 2022, USDA has provided approximately $1.15 billion in assistance to more than 20,000 distressed borrowers as a part of an ongoing effort to keep borrowers farming and remove obstacles that currently prevent many borrowers from returning to their land.

USDA to Provide Additional Financial Assistance to Farm Loan Borrowers Facing Risk

August 24, 2023
The additional funds are expected to aid another 3,500 eligible Farm Loan Program borrowers through the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Hail Damage to Crops in Scotts Bluff Area

July 6, 2023
Extension experts weigh in on recent hail impacts in Nebraska and options producers should take into consideration regarding weed and disease control for damaged crops.

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Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, is necessary to participate in many USDA programs.

USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports by July 17, Use New Online Map Features on Farmers.gov

July 5, 2023
Producers can access their FSA farm records, maps and common land units through the farmers.gov portal to help expedite the crop acreage reporting process.

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Carter Canyon rangeland
Rangeland in Carter Canyon, where the perennial grasses meet the cheatgrass. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

A Year Later Effects of Wildfire Still Felt on Rangelands

July 5, 2023
On June 9, producers and landowners received information on how 2022 fires may still affect their ranges, including recommendations for grazing and cheatgrass control in 2023. 

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Droughty corn

Forage Options for Drought-stressed Non-irrigated Vegetative Corn and Nitrate Concerns

June 29, 2023
UNL experts share recommendations for producers who are considering using non-irrigated drought-stressed corn as forage.

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Drought corn
Corn leaf rolling is the primary symptom of drought, and yield loss estimates are assumed when drought stress occurs for four consecutive days or more. (Photo courtesy Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)

Drought-stressed Crops and Yield Potential

June 23, 2023
Research insights on yield loss from drought stress during vegetative, silking and grain fill growth stages of corn.

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FSA encourages producers to complete the ERP Phase Two application, PARP application and acreage reporting for July 15 during the same office visit.

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Revenue Loss Programs to July 14

June 21, 2023
FSA has partnered with nine organizations to provide educational and technical assistance to agricultural producers and provide assistance in completing an ERP Phase Two application by the new deadline.

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This Week on N Field: Insurance Update for Farm Operations

June 8, 2023
With the arrival of severe weather season, N Field Observations highlights the importance of reviewing and updating insurance policies for your ag operation.

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