USDA Announces Program to Help Heirs Resolve Land Ownership, Succession Issues

August 10, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $67 million in competitive loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP), which aims to help agricultural producers and landowners resolve heirs’ land ownership and succession issues.

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USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program General and Grasslands Signup

June 24, 2021
The USDA has set a Friday, July 23, 2021, deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup 56. The FSA will accept applications for CRP Grasslands from Monday, July 12 to Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

June 22, 2021
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local FSA office before the applicable deadline. Thursday, July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county and by crop.

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Corn Planting Begins, Oats 70% Completed

April 19, 2021
For the week ending April 18, 2021, corn planted was 2%, equal to last year, and near 4% for the five-year average.

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USDA Announces Funding to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

April 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.

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Photo by Agustina Diale

Nebraska 2020 Annual Crop Production Summary

March 3, 2021
Corn for grain production in Nebraska based on year-end surveys is estimated at a record high 1.79 billion bushels for 2020. See how all major Nebraska crops fared for the year.

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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.

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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