Water in irrigation tunnel
Water flows through Goshen Irrigation District Tunnel No. 2 on June 15, 2020. (Gary Stone Photo)

2021 Crop Insurance Coverage for Those Affected by the Irrigation Canal Tunnel Collapse

February 16, 2021
A summary of insurable production losses due to collapse of the Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie irrigation canal in 2019.

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Diseased chickpea plant
A close-up view of Ascochyta blight in chickpea, showing symptoms on pods and dead leaves.

Panhandle Perspectives: New chickpea disease study will begin in 2021

January 29, 2021
With chickpea demand on the rise, UNL researchers are digging into a fungal disease issue that has long-prevented the crop's commercial growth in Nebraska. 

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USDA NASS to Collect 2020 Crop Production and Stocks Data

November 19, 2020
As the 2020 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms.

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map showing affected counties

USDA Designates Six Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

October 8, 2020
Producers in Colfax, Cuming, Dawes, Dodge, Stanton and Thurston counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for emergency loans.

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USDA Investigates Packages of Unsolicited Seeds from China

July 29, 2020
USDA urges anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds to immediately contact their State plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director.

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2017 USDA Census of Agriculture is Underway

December 15, 2017
Producers in Nebraska have started receiving the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture.

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