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  • What's Up

    Meteor shower on its way By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Okay campers, time to start looking for a good dark-sky place, some place where all the city lights are gone and you have a really good view of a dark, dark sky. Why? The premier event of su...
  • Legislative summit set for Aug. 16 near Ashland

    Taxes. Regulations. The debt crisis. The farm bill. What happens in D.C. can dramatically impact the business community and the bottom line. That is why all Nebraskans are invited to attend the Federal Legislative Summit set for Thursday, Aug. 16. Hosted ...
  • Nebraska State Fair forms exclusive fan club for fairgoers

    The Nebraska State Fair has formed a fan club that gives fairgoers a number of benefits, including t-shirts, membership cards, gate admission, shorter lines to free concerts and more. According to State Fair executive director Joseph McDermott, “The fan...
  • WIC program has new income guidelines

    As of July 1, the income guidelines to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC have expanded allowing more families to be eligible for the program. WIC provides nutritious food at no cost to ...
  • Heat is taking a toll on seniors

    Senior care company advises family caregivers to keep a close eye on elderly during heat wave. Nobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be deadly for older adults. That’s why senior care experts are encouraging families to take e...
  • In the Garden

    Make lawn care sustainable By the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum The blazing summer heat in Nebraska is enough to make you wonder if your cool-season lawn is worth all the trouble. You may have spent a good part of the spring season reseeding, fertilizing...
  • Kentucky bluegrass and dormancy over the summer

    By Robert TignerUNL Extension Educator Don’t worry—your bluegrass lawn isn’t dead yet. The most commonly used turfgrass for home lawns is Kentucky bluegrass; a cool season grass that performs best under the cool growing conditions of spring and fal...
  • FSA Scoop

    Continuous sign-up announced for CRP Highly Erodible Land Initiative By Teri Moss, County Executive Director Continuous sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land (HEL) Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23. Nebraska recei...
  • Nation’s drought worsening

    (AP) The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned Thursday, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle. The drought covering two-thirds of the...
  • If using drought-damaged corn for forage, make decision carefully

    Drought, along with hail, wind, heat and other factors, has left some corn yields extremely low across the state. However, damaged corn often can be fed to livestock for forage. Silage, green chop hay and grazing all can work to help capture the corn crop...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...
  • Haying or cutting silage from drought-damaged corn fields assessed

    By Robert KleinExtension Specialist Drought conditions across much of Nebraska will limit grain yields in dryland corn this year, leading growers to look at other options for harvesting value from these fields. In some cases, harvesting the crop for sila...
  • Conservation Corner

    Conservation buffers practices to consider By Janet LaglerNatural Resources Conservation Service As your CRP contract nears its end, you will be making decisions on what to do next with your land. While much of the CRP land in Nebraska is productive and...
  • Drought map shows intensification in Nebraska and central U.S.

    It’s official: Part of central Nebraska now is experiencing the state’s first exceptional drought–the most intense level –in eight years, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The center, headquartered at the University of Nebraska-...
  • Feeding value and pricing drought-stressed corn silage

    By Robert Tigner UNL Extension Educator, One option for salvaging  damaged, dryland corn is as corn silage to feed ruminant animals. This article covers issues in pricing drought-stressed corn silage. Before harvesting for silage, check with your crop in...
  • Stink bugs reported in corn and soybeans

    Relatively high numbers of stink bugs have been reported in Nebraska corn and soybean.        “Both crops are sensitive to stink bug injury during their reproductive stages, so stink bug scouting should now begin,” said Bob Wright, University of...
  • Iron chlorosis of woody plants

    By Dr. Tom Dill Past Extension Educator Many trees, shrubs and other ornamental plants in Nebraska suffer from iron deficiency. In the Southwest part of the state there is no exception. In fact, it can be much worse here than other areas. The high mag so...
  • Relay team raises nearly $3000

    Dear Editor: With the generous donations and luminaria purchases, “Thunder on the Hi Line” Relay for Life team was able to raise $2900. The 150 luminarias donated locally were taken to Ogallala to the Western Trails Relay for Life event on July 20-21...
  • Kudos to city employees, residents

    Dear Editor: To the City of Grant and Grant residents: I appreciate the city employees for all their efforts that have been made to make Grant a pleasant place to live and if driving through, a pleasant place to see! This includes the newly painted curbs,...
  • Good choices made for fair awards

    Dear Editor: I got the Tribune-Sentinel this week with the good news on the front page: John Long would be the grand marshal and Kevin and Barb Hatch the good neighbors in the 125 anniversary of Perkins County. I couldn’t have chosen better people.  ...