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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 9:00am
By Lori Potter, Hub Staff WriterBERTRAND — What a difference a year has made at Nebraska’s largest lake.Water levels at Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Lake McConaughy were nearly 15 feet lower Tuesday than on Aug. 11, 2019, CNPPID Irrigation Op...
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00am
While farmer and exhibitor interest remains, the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days cancelled for 2020ST. CHARLES, ILL. (June 29, 2020) — For more than 65 years, farmers have turned to the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days for the latest information a...
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00am
Soil health advocates say interest is growing in nurturing the vital natural resource, but there’s no standard way to measure soil health or predict its potential for improvement.Now, a soil scientist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proposing a concept —&...
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:45am
Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting funding applications through July 13. LINCOLN, June 15, 2020 – Farmers know when they lose soil, they lose profits. Preventing soil erosion is good for the environment and for producers’ bottom line. The USD...
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 9:45am
 The Upper Republican NRD is no longer accepting applications for cost share on soil moisture probes. All $86,000 we received in a grant from the state’s Water Sustainability Fund for the probes used in 2019 and 2020 has been obligated for approximately 215 probes use...
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 8:45am
LINCOLN – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has issued an order easing restrictions on pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal. The order temporarily postpones certain training requirement...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:15pm
Applications for groundwater well permits and variance applications are now available online at https://urnrd.gworks.com/. You are urged to use the online application process while the NRD office is closed to unscheduled visits from the public due to the Coronavirus out...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 11:30am
IMPERIAL, Neb. – Cost-share funds that pay for one-half of the cost of soil moisture probes are available from the Upper Republican NRD.The NRD is accepting applications from ag producers/landowners in Chase, Dundy and Perkins Counties to get reimbursed for one-half the co...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00am
By TODD VON KAMPEN todd.vonkampen@nptelegraph.comNov 2, 2019Board members of NCORPE, the water augmentation project in southwest Lincoln County, have invited the developer of four northeast Nebraska wind farms to make a public presentation Monday in Curtis.A representative o...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
07/25/2020 - 9:41am
Editor's Note The following is excerpted notes from Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Director of Communications Bob Kjelland who visited with Timothy Pautler, a third-generation family farmer and irrigator who lives at Stratton, Colorado, and serves on multiple boards and he...Read more
06/29/2020 - 12:12pm
by KHGI KEARNEY, Neb. — Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Kearney by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kearney Park and Recreation staff discovered the tree on a street terrace, according to the NDA. The...Read more
06/22/2020 - 3:28pm
By: MATTHEW DALY Associated Press The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands WASHINGTON -- The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that...Read more
06/22/2020 - 3:25pm
With Skip Hyberg Evidence suggested that in many respects, the environmental gains from the adoption of conservation practices by U.S. farmers may have stalled in recent decades. Farm Journal Foundation, working with the Trust in Food division of Farm Journal Media,...Read more
06/09/2020 - 10:05am
Research shows effects of native tallgrass prairie, crop-livestock systems on erosion, water quality EL RENO, Okla. — Long-term research is important to understand how land management impacts runoff and erosion, which pose serious threats to soil and water quality worldwide...Read more
06/01/2020 - 4:40pm
By Katrina Vaitkus Since 1972, the Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District (MNNRD) has been devoted to helping solve natural resource issues in their area. Many of those issues revolve around erosion and water quality in the Long Pine Creek Watershed. This watershed,...Read more
02/25/2020 - 11:25am
By Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska Communications, 2/25/2020 Six decades after pouring water into its livestock production, the United States is investing relative drops in the bucket to produce its meat, milk and eggs, says a recent analysis from the University of...Read more
07/22/2019 - 10:09am
By Susan Szalewski / World-Herald staff writer Jul 15, 2019 South-central Nebraska communities that were hit with heavy rain and flooding last week were in “full recovery mode” Sunday, an emergency management official said. Residents ripped out soggy drywall and other...Read more
04/10/2019 - 11:06pm
LINCOLN, NE. , April 10, 2019 – The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments...Read more
10/11/2018 - 8:44am
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) announces that funding is available to Nebraska farmers to replace eligible agricultural irrigation pump diesel engines with all-electric equipment. The diesel engine may be replaced with a new electric motor or by...Read more

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