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Eastern Nebraska Producers Invited to Participate in Weather Ready Farms

February 17, 2021
The Weather Ready Farms Designation Program is currently searching for participants in Eastern Nebraska to engage in the expanded pilot.

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Weather Ready Farms Pilot Program

April 3, 2020
The Nebraska Extension Weather Ready Farms (WRF) program team created a self-assessment checklist to provide producers with cropping system-related recommendations for practices that reduce the risk of losses on farms from weather events.

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Flooding in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. Damaged railroad bridge over the Platte River near Plattsmouth. (Photo by Tyler Williams)

Nebraska's Most Challenging 60 Days

March 29, 2019
Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.

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One-month EDDI drought monitor

Developing Drought Ready Farms

March 22, 2018
Sometimes drought can seem to develop quickly and without warning. Having a drought plan that incorporates prediction and drought-monitoring tools can help keep growers from being caught off-guard.

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