Nebraska Department of Agriculture

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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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics This May April 27, 2018

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

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Specialty Growers, Pesticide Applicators Can Work Together to Protect Sensitive Crops March 2, 2018

Growers and neighbors communicating throughout the season can help reduce injury from off-target RUP-dicamba drift this year. Using DriftWatch to identify specialty crop acres and beehives can also help.

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Feb. 9 Deadline for NDA Specialty Crop Grants February 2, 2018

Proposals for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant program, administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, should be submitted by Feb. 9. Last year 13 Nebraska projects received a total of $600,000 in funding for research, development, and marketing.

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NDA Dicamba Update: Registration and Use on Soybeans in 2018 January 11, 2018

Dicamba registration might be the biggest issue the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program has faced since the program began in 1994, writes Tim Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager. He discusses the issues and concerns that need to be fully understood for everyone to move into the 2018 growing season with their eyes wide open.

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November Ag Law and Ag Finance Clinics October 27, 2017

Schedule an appointment for one-on-one, confidential consultations with farm finance and ag law specialists at one of four clinics being held in Nebraska in November.

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Grape leaves damaged by pesticide drift
Figure 1. Grape leaves damaged by glyphosate spray drift. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture encourages growers to work with nearby speciality crop growers to avoid spray drift accidents. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Department of Agriculture)

NDA: Farmers, Pesticide Applicators Encouraged To Help Protect Sensitive Specialty Crops April 21, 2017

As spring planting season gets underway, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA)wants to remind farmers and other outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive specialty crops and pollinators from pesticide use. Pesticides include all categories of pest control products such as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

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filter and buffer strips next to waterway
Figure 1. Grassed filter strips and grass and woody buffer strips are a common sense means for reducing sediment and agrichemicals in field runoff. Funding is available from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to use these measures. (Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS)

NDA Funding Available for Buffer Strips January 23, 2017

Buffer strips are a common sense approach to reducing agrichemicals and soil sediment in field runoff and may be funded through a program of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

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