COVID-19 Nebraska cases

AGRICULTURE

Many crops are in good condition as planting season continues, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 8% short, 78% adequate and 13% surplus. Subsoil moi…

With the possibility of ethanol plants being shut down for quite some time, developing animal rations without distiller’s products to provide moisture and protein is an issue on many producer’s minds. One option that may be considered this summer is to cut fall planted rye or spring oats, wh…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will allegate $19 billion to provide aide for farmers, ranchers and distributors through direct support and USDA food distribution programs.

Planting season has begun in Nebraska, according to the weekly USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report.

Tractor Supply stores, including Norfolk, has implemented many changes recently to keep everyone safe, including a dedicated greeter at every store location to drive awareness of social distancing, monitor the number of customers in store and to provide additional cleaning of key items like …

COLUMBUS — Because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball will be postponed until June 4-5, 2021, with the event remaining in Columbus.

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At about 10:28 p.m. on Thursday, 929 customers lost power because a tree fell into some power lines.

Protesters came out Wednesday evening in Norfolk to raise awareness of racial injustice in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and James Scurlock.

Firefighters arrived around 2 p.m. After two hours, the situation appeared to be under control. Smoldering piles of brush and compost were extinguished and firefighters were cutting down dead trees and clearing brush from the scene.

AGRICULTURAL NEWS

Many crops are in good condition as planting season continues, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 8% short, 78% adequate and 13% surplus. Subsoil moi…

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