Nebraska Department of Agriculture

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NDA Encourages Pesticide Applicators, Specialty Crop Growers and Beekeepers to Work Together to Protect Crops

April 19, 2022
The NDA encourages growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators to make use of online mapping services such as DriftWatch to protect sensitive crops and pollinators from pesticides.

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Proposals for 2022 Specialty Crop Projects Due Jan. 31

January 19, 2022
Applications are now available online for any producer, educator or organization interested in applying for this grant, which supports funding for new specialty crop projects.

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2021 FAQ for Restricted Use Pesticide Dicamba Products (Engenia®, XtendiMax® and Tavium®)

February 1, 2021
Review use requirements for three newly registered dicamba products, including information on training, application time limits and new recordkeeping requirements for 2021. 

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Figure 1. Late fall is a good time to assess the need for buffer strips to protect waterways from potential runoff of pesticides, fertilizers, and sediment. Funding assistance for buffers is available from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. (Photos courtesy of NRCS)

NDA Funding Available to Install, Renew Buffer Strips

October 31, 2019
After a wrenching year of storms and floods across much of the state, it's time to take stock of steps to reduce the impact of extreme weather on your farm and the surrounding environs. Financial incentives are available for vegetative buffer strips.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln research trials comparing production of two varieties of hemp. On the left is a CBD variety and on the right is one grown for fiber and grain.

Industrial Hemp Production in Nebraska

June 21, 2019
Under the 2019 Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) may license persons to cultivate, handle or process hemp under an expanded NDA hemp pilot program. Individuals may apply to NDA by 5 p.m. Friday, June 28 for hemp cultivation licenses under the pilot program.

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2019 FAQ for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia® and XtendiMax®)

January 30, 2019
"If I had RUP dicamba training in 2018, do I need training in 2019?" The answer to that question, which is "Yes," and other questions about training and new application requirements for the three RUP dicamba products are covered in this FAQ.

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NDA Specialty Crop Grant Proposals Due Jan. 31

January 11, 2019
This grant program supports the research, development, and marketing of specialty crops, including dry beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey and some turf and ornamental crops

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in June

May 25, 2018
One-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations are available at five sits this June to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, and water rights.

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