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Market Journal: Farming Challenges in Western Nebraska December 7, 2018

This week's Market Journal includes segments on farming in western Nebraska, part two of series about the Nebraska Farm Bureau, market analysis, and a look back at weather events that made 2018 unique.

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GIS Shapefile showing precipitation and streamflow in the Lower Platte South NRD

HPRCC Now Offers 500+ GIS Map Options November 14, 2018

If you use GIS to help with your farm management decisions, check out the new shapefiles being offered by the High Plains Regional Climate Center. Individual shapefiles are available for over 500 map options.

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Chart showing date of first snow of the season 1948-2018
Chart showing date of first snow of the season 1948-2018

Nebraska Weather: Variability is the Norm October 19, 2018

With much of the state's corn and soybeans still not harvested, it seemed too early for snow, but really how unusual is an Oct. 14 snow? UNL Climatologist Ken Dewey takes a closer look at the variability of Nebraska's weather.

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Map of the Midwest showing average date ranges for first 28°F freeze. (Source: Midwest Regional Climate Center)
Figure 1. Map of the Midwest showing average date ranges for first 28°F freeze. (Source: Midwest Regional Climate Center)

Average First Freeze Dates for Nebraska September 21, 2018

Statistics indicate that first freeze (28°F) trends for southeast Nebraska are changing, moving slightly later into the fall while those for northwest Nebraska, at the other end of the scale, are not changing. See average first freeze date ranges here.

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Nebraska map showing departure from normal precipitation

A Recap of Weather and Its Effects on the 2018 Crop Season September 20, 2018

Weather data and trends from April through August are reported here and help explain what you're seeing from the cab this fall.

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