Soybean field

USDA Expands Insurance Coverage for Double Cropping for 2023

July 22, 2022
USDA’s Risk Management Agency is expanding double crop insurance opportunities in over 1,500 counties where double cropping is viable.

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Nebraska Ranks Third in USDA’s 2022 Grassland CRP Signups

July 21, 2022
About 5.6 million acres across the U.S. are entering CRP in 2023, surpassing the 3.9 million acres expiring this year.

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USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

June 30, 2022
Commodity and specialty crop producers have until July 22 to complete applications for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program.

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Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop Conservation Planning Activities

June 23, 2022
The funding assists Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in identifying and finding solutions for specific natural resource concerns on their operations.

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USDA Disaster Assistance Workshop for Producers Impacted by Wildfires Set for May 5 in Cambridge

April 29, 2022
Representatives from USDA FSA, NRCS and Risk Management Agency will present information on disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers and rural landowners.

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USDA Designates 10 Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

April 29, 2022
Ten primary counties and 16 contiguous counties have been designated as natural disaster areas to allow producers access to emergency loans for recovery efforts.

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USDA Report Shows a Decade of Conservation Trends

April 6, 2022
A new USDA report shows use of no-till, crop rotations, more efficient irrigation methods and advanced technologies have climbed in recent years.

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Grasshopper

Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland

February 10, 2022
Based on fall adult surveys conducted by USDA-APHIS, the risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska.

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