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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00am
JOB DESCRIPTION FORNRD Field Office SecretaryEMPLOYMENT STATUSFull time position working at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Grant, NE. Normal working hours will be from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Normal weekly work time will not exceed f...
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 8:00am
Time is running out to order conservation trees from your Natural Resources DistrictLINCOLN, Nebraska – Trees help soften the harsh climate of the Great Plains, but recent weather events are leaving Nebraska communities at-risk of being devoid of trees and their innumerabl...
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Upper Republican NRD is accepting applications from irrigators for cost share to encourage the use of soil-moisture probes. The application period will end when all available cost-share funds have been obligated.Application forms are available on the homepage of the URNR...
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 9:15am
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am
The Upper Republican NRD is accepting variance applications until Jan. 4, 2021 for the certification of new irrigated acres and allocation that would necessitate drilling a new well for the 2021 irrigation season. Certifying new irrigated acres that require drilling an irrig...
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:30am
NRD board member Terry Martin also honored by state organizationBy Jan ShultzThe Imperial RepublicanTwo men affiliated with the Upper Republican NRD are being honored by the Nebraska Association of Natural Resources Districts (NARD).Earning one of the organization’s top aw...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 8:45am
The Hall of Fame class and conservation award winners will be honored at the 2021 Legislative Conference.Usually, the Nebraska Association of Natural Resources Districts has a busy September. NARD normally announces its Hall of Fame honorees during Husker Harvest Days in mid...
Friday, September 25, 2020
A special meeting of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) Board of Directors concerning requests for variances to the URNRD’s Rules and Regulations for Groundwater Control will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the URNRD office at 511 East Fif...
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:45am
The Upper and Middle Republican Natural Resources Districts and Southwest Weed Management (SWWM) have partnered together to tackle invasive weed species throughout the URNRD and along the Republican River Basin.One of the targeted noxious weed species is the non-native phrag...
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...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
03/15/2021 - 8:47am
Nitrate levels in Nebraska’s groundwater are on the rise, especially in portions of Northeast Nebraska. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) has analyzed the nitrate data gathered as part of the routine Groundwater Quality Sampling Program and found some...Read more
02/18/2021 - 9:02am
Chris Dunker A frozen pipe burst at the AltEn ethanol plant near Mead early Friday morning, causing waste to spill out of the property and onto a neighboring University of Nebraska-Lincoln research center site. Staff at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center,...Read more
02/10/2021 - 8:21am
By DANA CRONIN • JAN 29, 2021 Last month, the Illinois Department of Agriculture opened applications for its second annual Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program -- which provides a crop insurance discount for each acre of cover crop a farmer plants. It filled up in less...Read more
01/18/2021 - 12:38pm
By KAY LEDBETTER Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Growing dual-purpose wheat for both grazing and grain production is an important agricultural practice in the Southern Great Plains. But of late, more Texas Rolling Plains producers want to know if alternative systems to...Read more
12/25/2020 - 12:40pm
Melanie Wilkinson YORK – The York City Council has agreed to enter into a contract with JEO Consulting Group which will now do a flood mitigation evaluation for the city. This goal of the study is to eventually reduce the size and number of flood plain designations in the...Read more
12/06/2020 - 3:00pm
Water joined gold, oil and other commodities traded on Wall Street, highlighting worries that the life-sustaining natural resource may become scarce across more of the world. Farmers, hedge funds and municipalities alike are now able to hedge against -- or bet on -- future...Read more
11/16/2020 - 11:53am
By Marianne Stein URBANA, Ill. – Climate change and a growing world population require efficient use of natural resources. Water is a crucial component in food production, and water management strategies are needed to support worldwide changes in food consumption and...Read more
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

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