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LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Nebraska Cooperative Council on the development of a groundbreaking web and mobile application suite, Producer Connect. Producer Connect is designed to empower agricultural producers...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting to discuss and consider a number of items including reports from a few subcommittees. During the Water Resources Subcommittee report, Steve Herdzina, Water Resources...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Avian enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) invites the community to a family-friendly birding event on Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Prairie Silver Moores (PSM) detention cells. This event promises an...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources will provide an update on Nebraska’s Upper Platte Basin Robust Review to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors on March 28, 2024. The Robust Review includes water use activities and management...Read more
The 2024 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program presents an incredible opportunity for aspiring individuals to pursue their passion for irrigation. By spreading the word about this scholarship, you can directly impact the lives and careers of promising students who are eager to contribute to...Read more
STANTON, Nebraska - A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet March 28, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. at the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District at 1508 Square Turn Boulevard, Norfolk NE. The public is encouraged...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Jan. 31 and March 7, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees and animal tracks, calculating the number of steers on rangeland, and determining soil...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet Wednesday, March 20, from 9-11 a.m. at the Lower Platte South NRD, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln, NE. The public is encouraged to attend and express...Read more
LOUP LINES ​Volume 45, No. 3 (March 2024) Lower Loup Natural Resources District Alan Bartels, Information & Education Coordinator Nebraska is known worldwide for the spring migration of sandhill cranes. More than one million of the birds spend part of that season in the Platte River Valley, the...Read more
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The 2024 Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar is being held on March 14, 2024 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) at the Ramada by Wyndham in Grand Island, NE. Registration/Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks starting at 9:30 a.m. Rob Lawson, Natural...Read more


LINCOLN, Nebraska – With the stroke of a pen and eager applause, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaims July 11-15, 2022, as NRD Week in Nebraska to celebrate Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) 50th anniversary. “We are proud to celebrate five decades of protecting, conserving and improving...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been monitoring groundwater quality to protect lives, property and the future. Approximately 85 percent of Nebraskans rely on groundwater as their drinking water source and it is the primary...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Approximately 50 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) convened in Scottsbluff for the annual NRD Basin Tour hosted by the South Platte, North Platte and Upper Niobrara White NRDs June 6-7, 2022. “We get far less rain than the rest of state,...Read more
Press release from USDA Farm Service Agency Office. WASHINGTON, May 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been building and maintaining flood control structures to protect lives, property and the future. From Gering Valley in the Nebraska Panhandle to Papillion Creek in the Omaha metro, NRDs across the...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Along with Lt. Governor Mike Foley and local dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebrated their 50th anniversary with the planting of two Red Oaks on the Nebraska state capitol grounds for the...Read more
Nebraska Students’ Natural Resources Knowledge Shines LINCOLN, Nebraska – High schoolers from across Nebraska met in Cozad for the 30th annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 27, 2022. Concordia Lutheran of Omaha took home the championship along with $1,500 and will represent Nebraska at the...Read more
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Since their inception in 1972, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have been planting conservation trees and shrubs for windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat and other conservation purposes. This spring, the NRD Conservation Tree Program plants their 100...Read more
By John Berge, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency; Robert Lawson, State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Collin Olsen, Regional Office Director for USDA’s Risk Management Agency LINCOLN, Nebraska – March 22 is National Ag Day, a time for us...Read more
Photo Caption: The 2022 NARD Executive Committee from left, I&E Committee Chair Jim Johnson, Vice President Marty Graff, Secretary-Treasurer Joel Hansen, Past President Jim Eschliman, President Dr. Orval Gigstad and Legislative Chair Jim Meismer. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the...Read more