Agriculture

National Farm Safety and Health Week is this week, Sept. 15-21. This annual promotional week commemorates the hard work and sacrifices made by our nation’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.”

Recent agriculture

Anyone could agree that the 2019 crop season has been one of extremes. The Bomb Cyclone brought the incredible runoff event that led to thousands of acres of prevented planting. The wet weather persisted well into the planting season. Then in early June Mother Nature shut the rainfall spigot…

Despite concerns farmers have about the crop properly maturing before the first frost, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service expects Nebraska's 2019 corn crop to bring a record harvest of 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year's production.

LINCOLN — As the University of Nebraska–Lincoln reflects on its 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond, it’s also celebrating its longstanding connections to the people of the land.

A snowy/rainy spring gave way to above average rainfall for the summer in much of the mid-section of the country and the moisture has presented challenges for this year’s hay crop.

WAYNE — More than 200 fifth graders from eight classrooms in Northeast Nebraska gained firsthand experience on where their food, fiber, and fuel come from by attending the third annual Growing Potential Agriculture Festival held in Wayne on Aug. 29.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation was awarded a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) to support the growth of agricultural literacy in pre-kindergarten-12th grade classrooms in Nebraska. Funding for the competitive grant program came from the…