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Nebraska farmer faces replant issues

An eastern Nebraska farmer says he’s had to replant more acres than usual this year. Quentin Connealy tells Brownfield some heavy rains in late April and early May caused issues. “We had a good run here the last couple of years. I don’t think... Read More.

98% of Nebraska corn emerged, 98% of soybeans planted

An eastern Nebraska farmer says some weather challenges extended his planting season well into June. Quentin Connealy raises corn and soybeans along the Missouri River. “We’ve been busy replanting spots and corn endings,” he said. “We didn’t turn wheels for about 20 days in... Read More.

Nebraska sees soil moisture decrease

Nebraska’s soil moisture levels declined over the past month. The USDA says around half of the state is short to very short of soil moisture at the end of March following a mostly dry end to winter, which is a concern ahead of planting,... Read More.

Nebraska soil moisture levels dip

Warm, dry conditions for most of February have had an effect in Nebraska. The USDA says soil moisture levels across the state declined, while still holding at early 2023 levels, with only about a third of the state in some form of drought, compared... Read More.

Nebraska farmer making final preparations for 2024 planting season

A northeast Nebraska farmer says he’s eager to start planting his 2024 crop. Ed Lammers raises corn, soybeans, alfalfa, rye, and cattle near Hartington. “I don’t know if we’re going to vary much,” he said. “Right now we’re just doing maintenance on equipment that... Read More.

Nebraska wheat rating up sharply on year

What a difference some precipitation can make. The USDA says 69% of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop is in good to excellent shape after improved precipitation during January, well above the 48% reported a month ago and the just 22% called good ago. Soil moisture levels... Read More.

Soil moisture up in Nebraska

Improved precipitation has raised soil moisture levels in Nebraska. The USDA says nearly half of top soil and about a third of subsoil in Nebraska have adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, not ideal, but better than this time last year. 48% of Nebraska’s winter... Read More.

Nebraska Cattlemen discuss traceability heading into ’24

A leader in the cattle industry says animal disease traceability will be an important issue in 2024. Laura Field is the executive vice president of Nebraska Cattlemen. “We all know that if we ever had a foreign animal disease outbreak in this country, it... Read More.