AGRICULTURE

As usual, the recent cold snap has triggered numerous questions about insect survival. Farmers in particular want to know if the extreme cold temperatures we just experienced will kill off some of our common insect pests. The quick answer is: It depends.

LINCOLN — Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs.

While forage crops may not always be the main product for most producers, they do play an important role in our production systems, particularly for those of us who own livestock. We take time every year to look at crop yields and pick the varieties of corn and beans to plant or take time wi…

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) wants to remind producers and dealers of the importance of familiarizing themselves with Nebraska grain laws when it comes to grain dealers.

Spring will be here before we know it. But, even in the winter management decisions can be made to reduce losses caused by some important diseases. The most damaging pathogen of soybean is soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and now is the time to make decisions to control it. If you have confirmed …

In a year that could be filled with excuses, Norfolk FFA members have continued to take and make opportunities. The year started with guidelines and restrictions, which turned out to be just forks in the road.

Whether you planed it originally or held off due to dry conditions in the fall, the time for spring planting alfalfa is just around the corner. Selecting the right seed is crucial, and two traits to consider are fall dormancy and winter survival. These traits are often treated the same, but …

The annual Nebraska On-Farm Research Network research results update meetings will be offered in-person and online in 2021. Farm operators and agronomists from across the state will obtain valuable crop production-related information from on-farm research projects conducted on Nebraska farms…

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation has selected Becky Streff for the 2021 Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year honor. The Teacher of the Year is awarded to outstanding teachers that incorporate agriculture into their classroom through innovative ideas and lessons.

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O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department announced Thursday afternoon that it has been made aware of 10 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on Monday.

Firefighters with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Division conducted training with several other area departments Sunday at a former residence on South Fifth Street, near Ta-Ha-Zouka Park. The goal of the training was to have firefighters work together to enhance their firefighting skills and te…

AGRICULTURAL NEWS

As usual, the recent cold snap has triggered numerous questions about insect survival. Farmers in particular want to know if the extreme cold temperatures we just experienced will kill off some of our common insect pests. The quick answer is: It depends.