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02/21/2014
The State of Nebraska Water Task Force has completed its work in 2013. The results of their effort to review and prioritize funding for water projects in the state has resulted in Legislative bills LB940 and LB1046 which came up for hearings on February 18.Read more
02/21/2014
Nebraska water users in the Republican Basin could have avoided a Compact Call Year had Kansas and their supporters accepted augmentation projects and alternative compliance plans in 2013. Nebraskan's should know that we can achieve our water management goals, but it will take the cooperation of...Read more
02/21/2014
The Nebraska Chemigation Act requires producers who plan to apply fertilizer or pesticide through an irrigation system be certified by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). Certification is valid for four years and training is provided through the extension office.Read more
02/21/2014
The Cedar Knox Rural Water Advisory Committee and Lewis and Clark NRD have revisited the prospect of providing water service to the Brooky Bottom area. The Project has refigured the cost for the original 26 users as follows.Read more
02/19/2014
Applications are now being accepted for 2014 conservation cost-share funds through the North Platte Natural Resources District. Cost-share programs are available to landowners in Banner, Garden, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and southern Sioux counties for soil, water and range conservation improvements.Read more
02/18/2014
Local irrigators, producers, farm managers, agronomists, insurance agents and bankers are invited to attend the 28th annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference being held Friday, March 7th, 2014 at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in McCook. Registration will begin at 8:45 AM...Read more
02/17/2014
Last week I started off my 10 tips to successful no-till crop production with a discussion on crop rotations. I feel this is the most important consideration on your farm. Designing a crop rotation for your farm will affect your bottom line, weed and disease cycles and your farm's performance well...Read more
02/14/2014
Another step was taken by the Nemaha Natural Resources District board of directors toward the Duck Creek Watershed project planned near Peru. During their regular meeting on Thursday, February 13, board members reviewed appraisals for purchase of land rights associated with the multi-use project...Read more
02/14/2014
Construction will soon begin on Zorinsky Lake Water Quality Basin # 1 following approval by the Papio-Missouri River NRD Board of a construction bid of $2.79 million from Hawkins Construction. The structure will protect the quality of water in Zorinsky Lake, one of Omaha's most popular water-based...Read more
02/13/2014
A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Alda, Nebraska on May 3, 2014. The first place team comprised of Karson Langley, Jessica Campbell and Logan Uhlir earned the state berth on Tuesday, February 4 at the contest held in the Prairie...Read more

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