Recent agriculture

Topics include agl groups released statements disapproving a plan from the EPA regarding renewable fuel standards; Ag producers now can enroll in the Agriculture ARC and PLC programs; organizations receive grants for specialty crops.

LINCOLN — As combines pop up in fields across the Midwest, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association encourage farmers, as well as local residents and visitors, to take a second for safety in rural areas this harvest season.

LINCOLN — Rylee Stoltz of Lincoln is a fan of agriculture. A 2016 graduate of Northeast Community College, she utilized the associate degree she earned through the college to further her education, leading her where she is today: advocating for agriculture.

Nebraska Farm Bureau has offered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a series of recommendations to reform the way beef cattle are marketed.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 10 teachers with funds in support of agricultural education and FFA programs in Nebraska — including one from Northeast and North Central Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Range Judging Contest was held south of Emmet on Sept. 25. The contest had its second largest participation in contest history since its founding in 1954 with 513 individuals participating from 38 FFA chapters throughout the state.

Registration is currently underway for the 11th annual Northeast Community College AG-ceptional Women’s Conference – a day-long event to be held on Friday, Nov. 22, in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast campus in Norfolk. This year’s conference theme is “Strong.”

The Soil Health/Regenerative Agriculture movement is about evaluating the cropping systems we have implemented and determining how they align with Mother Nature’s principles. The prairie soils we are farming now were built to 4 to 7% SOM levels throughout time by the presence of vegetation, …

Jimmy Johns

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