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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Four individuals honored for conservation workLINCOLN, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days Sept. 15, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized four individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month.“Nebraska’s Natural Reso...
Friday, August 27, 2021
(Lenexa, Kan., Aug. 27, 2021) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $263,000 in grant funding for Nebraska to improve drinking water for residents in small towns and underserved communities.This funding is part of $25 million in Wa...
Sunday, July 11, 2021
DARYL BAUER Nebraska Game and Parks Commission         Jul 11, 2021 Updated Jul 17, 2021It is midsummer, it is hot and that means prime time for blue-green algae blooms.There is not a body of water here that does not have blue-green algae,...
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
A new tool for irrigators to track crop water use and evaporation is now on the Upper Republican NRD website. Near the bottom of the home page at www.urnrd.org is a tab “Weather, Real-Time Rain Amounts, ET and Water Levels” that directs users to the evapotranspiration (E...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
For a state located in the middle of the continent, Nebraska has an abundance of water — in most years, that is, and in many parts of the state, but not everywhere all the time.The Cornhusker State has more miles of streams and rivers than any other state, and more groundw...
Friday, May 7, 2021
The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and its partners have begun weekly sampling of public lakes across Nebraska. This year’s sampling began this week, and no health alerts were issued.This sampling will test for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-...
Monday, February 22, 2021
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
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...
Friday, December 11, 2020
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...

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Regional/National Water News
Regional/National Water News
02/10/2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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