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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...
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 —&...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
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
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

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