Natural Disasters

chart showing farm income trends since 2000

Disaster, Financial Shocks & Stress - You Aren’t Alone

March 11, 2020
Everyone confronts times of stress. Know that whatever challenges you have faced, you are not alone!

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How Communities Heal and Recover After Disaster Strikes

March 11, 2020
Last spring Nebraska residents experienced a historic weather event that continues to affect many communities. The historic bomb cyclone that occurred in March 2019 changed the land and communities in many ways. As we approach the anniversary of this historic event, it’s important to understand the recovery process and how communities heal.

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aerial view of the historic 2019 flood

Tips for Managing Feeling and Emotions on the Anniversary of a Traumatic Event

March 10, 2020
Last year Nebraska experienced several disasters that changed individual, family and community life. As the calendar approaches the anniversary date, those impacted may experience strong emotions and feelings such as worry, anger, frustration, loss and sadness.

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Raising Awareness of Farm Stress

August 7, 2019
This year has been fraught with challenges for farmers and agribusiness throughout the state, leading to increased stress. This article lists a number of tools and free resources available across the state to help individuals cope with stress.

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Strategies for delayed soybean planting

Strategies with Delayed Soybean Planting

May 24, 2024
Adjusting soybean planting practices (row spacing, seeding rate and the use of custom planting) and relative maturity of the variety can help maximize yield potential when planting after mid-June.

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Corn seeds germinating in soil
If you're unsure what corn hybrids will mature before average killing frost in your region of Nebraska, use the U2U GDD tool to compare scenarios of hybrids and planting dates for your location.

Corn Hybrid Maturities and Late Planting

May 24, 2024
Still planting corn and wanting to change to a different hybrid maturity? Here are some things to consider and a tool that can help you assess which hybrid options are likely to mature before an average fall freeze date for your location.

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Home damaged by natural disaster

Keeping Track of Your Assets

June 5, 2019
Creating an inventory of your property can make settling insurance claims a little less daunting, particularly when faced with the whole-house devastation of a flood, tornado, or other natural disaster. Here's how to start your inventory.

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Seeding in person's hand
When estimating whether severely injured plants will survive, check the growing point. Healthy growing point is yellow/white and firm as is shown in this picture. Unhealthy growing point is discolored and soft to the touch. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Replanting Corn: Things To Do and Think About

May 24, 2024
Recent flooding events beginning May 20-21, 2024 in portions of the state have some concerned about the need to replant corn when waters recede. It’s important to assess potential recovery before making replant decisions.

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