No-Till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo Aug. 28 in Alliance

No-till on the Plains, Inc. will host an event which will provide producers with ways to increase profitability and gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health.By utilizing continuous no-till, over five inches of water can be saved per acre, greatly improving yields. Fuel and labor requirements can be cut by 50% or more. Soil erosion by wind and water can be reduced by an average of 4 to 14 tons/acre, greatly reducing blowing soil and surface water pollution. Funded through a

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Sarpy County Crash

(Ashland, Neb.)- A three vehicle crash on Highway 6 between Ashland and Gretna Tuesday night claimed the life of a 58 year old Ashland man.

The crash happened around 5:45, Tuesday, August 7, near the intersection of Highway 6 and South 234Street in Sarpy County.  An eastbound pickup driven by Michael Tasler, 59, Gretna was stopped to make a left hand turn when it was struck from behind by an eastbound pickup driven by Shawn Stryker (M), 23, Ashland.  The force of the collision pushed Tasler’s

Johanns Urges Prompt USDA Action on Drought Disaster Declaration, Launches Drought Relief Website

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) wrote Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging prompt action on the Nebraska State Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) request for 58 Nebraska counties to be declared Secretarial Disaster Designations. This disaster designation qualifies producers on a case-by-case basis in those counties for emergency, low-interest loans through the FSA. In the letter, Johanns also asked Vilsack to consider allowing emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve

FSA County Committee (COC) Nominations Period Ends August 1

(LINCOLN, NE) July 18, 2012 – Dan Steinkruger State Executive Director for the Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations are currently being accepted for the local FSA county committees(COCs). The nomination period closes Wednesday, August 1, 2012 with the election taking place between Friday, November 5, and the close of business on Monday, December 3, 2012. 

"I encourage all farmers, ranchers, and landowners to participate in the COC

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