AGRICULTURE

As the 2020 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment approaches.

Ann Fenton and Pat Jones, Extension Educators with the University of Nebraska Extension, are offering a program to share information on the Nebraska Cottage Law LB 304 Final Reading.

The Testing Ag Performance Solutions program has been awarded an $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. TAPS was one of 19 Conservation Innovation Grant projects awarded this year.

Colostrum is the “first milk” produced after calving. It has a different composition than milk, as it has an important role in being the first meal a calf receives. Colostrum is more nutrient-dense than milk and contains antibodies essential for calf health.

Two directorships for the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board (NWB) is open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN — The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decisions approaches.

Terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board will expire June 30, and Nebraska’s corn checkoff program is seeking candidates to petition for those districts. The open positions represent Districts 2, 3 and the board’s at large director.

Nebraska Extension in Knox County will host a Beef Producer Update at the Knox County Extension office in Center on Feb. 19 and the Madison County Extension office in Norfolk on Feb. 21.

All cattle and calves in Nebraska as of Jan. 1, totaled 6.80 million head, unchanged from Jan. 1, 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a free workshop for aspiring farmers, people who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland or are experiencing transition with farmland they own.

Appeara

MADISON — Pacey Nicklen, 21, of Norfolk was sentenced here in Madison County District Court on Friday for his attempted escape from Madison County Courthouse in August.

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