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Wheat grows at the agriculture fields at 84th and Havelock. (Photo by Craig Chandler/University Communication)

NCIA a Longtime Partner with Nebraska Growers for Seed Certification

July 2, 2024
When Nebraska farmers see a seed bag marked with the blue tag from NCIA, they have the assurance that the seed has met the standards for germination, purity and variety identity.

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A bumblebee gathers pollen at a Rocky Mountain Bee plant in the southern Panhandle of Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

2024 Women in Ag Conference Scheduled for August

July 1, 2024
This year's conference will feature presentations by Nebraska Extension and NRCS on pollinators and other beneficial insects, specialty crops and backyard farming, and animal husbandry, plus discussions on mental health and wellness.

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Jordyn Bader discusses her work with the ag-tech startup Marble Technologies during the Heuermann Lecture on May 29. She was part of a panel of ag-tech entrepreneurs that also included (from left) Shane Forney of Sentinel Fertigation; Chad Johnson of Grain Weevil; Jacob Hansen of ALA Engineering; and Jessica Korinek of Nave Analytics. (Photo by Cara Pesek, IANR Media)

Heuermann Lecture Panel Touts Nebraska’s Ag Tech Strength

June 13, 2024
The lecture highlighted Nebraska’s strengths in ag tech, including diverse startups, increased venture capital, and large-scale strategic investments enabling research innovations.

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Historical farm labor data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Northern Plains Farm Labor Report for April 2024

June 11, 2024
The number of farm workers in Nebraska has remained unchanged since 2023.

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Nebraska Extension Educator Nathan Mueller chats with participants during the 2023 Youth Crop Scouting Competition. (CropWatch file photo)

Registration Open for 2024 Youth Crop Scouting Competition

May 15, 2024
The top three teams of the 2024 crop scouting competition will receive cash prizes, and the top two teams will advance onto regionals.

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In addition to highlighting the importance and achievements of women in the ag industry, the International Year of the Woman Farmer initiative will support ongoing UN efforts to address gender equity, food security and poverty.

U.S. Paves Way for UN to Declare 2026 as International Year of the Woman Farmer

May 15, 2024
The worldwide observance will call attention to the vital role that women play in global food and agricultural production, as well as raise awareness of the unique challenges they face in the ag industry.

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The worst compaction happens on the first pass across the field, so controlling traffic will help minimize compaction as a whole.

Strategies to Minimize Compaction During Wet Spring Conditions

May 15, 2024
Insights on how wet field conditions affect compaction and ways to mitigate compaction when field work can't be delayed.

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For more information or assistance with completing a USDA NASS survey, visit the respondent portal.

USDA Seeks Feedback from Producers about 2024 Crops, Stocks, Inventories and Values

May 14, 2024
Producers are encouraged to provide information on planted and harvested acreage, including acreage for biotech crops, and grain stocks, to aid NASS in determining the national supply of commodities for the 2024 crop year.

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