The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors will review the second increment plans for the Basin-Wide and the Central Platte NRD individual plans at 2 p.m. Thursday at 215 Kaufman Ave. in Grand Island.
Nebraska groundwater levels continued to rise in the areas most affected by the 2012 drought, according to a new report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Conservation and Survey Division. Still, some portions of the state recorded levels below those of the pre-drought years.
Nebraska windbreaks have played an important role in the protection of livestock as Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers have worked to protect their cattle during a remarkably long and harsh winter. Since 1972 Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked with Nebraska landowners to plant over 96 million trees and shrubs. Many of these plantings are multi-purpose windbreaks that shade and shelter homes, reduce soil erosion, protect crops and provide food and cover for wildlife. But this winter, it was the protection windbreaks provided cattle that proved most beneficial to Nebraska farmers and ranchers.
SCOTTSBLUFF — “Water, Agriculture, People & Change,” is the topic of discussion for the next installment of the “Science on Screen” series at The Midwest Theater on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Leo Hoehn swears by the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
Nearly 900 fourth-grade students gained a better understanding of the state’s agricultural industry on Tuesday at Fonner Park.
“Keep Life Simple” is the theme of the annual Women in Agriculture Conference, which will feature information and advice about simplicity and excellence, making meals with a multi-cooker, forage production, youth loans, farming with disabilities, and more.
BRIDGEPORT — Sometimes it’s hard for producers to link “the big picture” of watershed management with “the little picture” of managing water in the field.
Two action items for the Upper Prairie/Silver/Moores Flood Control Project in northwest Grand Island were approved by the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors at their February meeting.
LINCOLN — Frederic Oltjenbruns’ family had made a living tilling Nebraska’s soil for 150 years until last year.