A county road east of Kimball washed out by liquid water in the form of summer rain.m like gemstones. Shaun Everton/Business Farmer
We’re not unique. Every form of life on our planet – bacteria, viruses, plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals – depends on respiration, food, and water. Without any or all of these things every life form we know of will die. It’s not negotiable.
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Staff Column: Jess Oaks
Jess Oaks
This spring, I was gifted a tiny black Angus bull calf, and when I say “gifted” I mean he was given to me as a fighting chance of survival. The calf was born as a set of twins and momma just didn’t have enough room for the calves to grow correctly in utero. While the heifer calf was born healthy, the bull calf had a case of contracted tendons.
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Nebraska Wheat Board seeks candidates for board of directors vacancies

The directorship appointments for two of the Nebraska Wheat Board will expire June 30, 2024, and are seeking candidates to apply for those districts. The open positions are District 1 and District 6.

Farm community news
NRD tree pruning and community forestry workshop March 20th
GERING – The North Platte Natural Resources District, and the Nebraska Forest Service, are partnering to host a tree pruning workshop about the proper pruning methods and tools, general tree …
USDA now accepting applications for climate change fellowship position to help record number of farmers and rural small businesses access clean energy funds Application deadline 1/8/2024
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2024 NWSS Tentative Livestock Schedule
January 3-21, 2024, • Denver, CO Location Key: BPAA: Beef Palace Auction Arena; SA: Stadium Arena; SH1: Stadium Hall 1/Murdoch’s Junior Barn: Witwer Show Arena: New Yards Show Arena (2 rings); Wagner Equipment Auction Arena: New Yards Sale Arena; Williams Yards: New Yards
National Museum of Military Vehicles Tank Restoration shop opens for exclusice public tours
The National Museum of Military Vehicles, located near Dubois, Wyoming, is hosting its first-ever Restoration Shop Program on Saturday, January 13th. It will repeat the program on Saturday, February 17th for those unable to attend the January session.
USDA highlights 2023 successes in serving farmers, families and communities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is marking the end of 2023 by highlighting on-the-ground projects and partnerships that are building economic prosperity for farmers, families, and communities nationwide. Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America ...
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The sustainability benefit of beans

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WYOBRASKA – Here at Northern Feed & Bean, we know how important it is to have sustainable, healthy food that tastes great. Beans are well known for all their incredible health benefits, such as promoting healthy weight maintenance and gut health while minimizing chronic disease risk. Importantly, beans also provide numerous benefits for environmental health. If you are looking for a sustainable, environmentally friendly choice that can help improve your health too, beans are the perfect solution. So, what are the sustainability benefits of beans? Let’s walk through those together.

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Columns and Opinion
Guest Column
1. Join a cattle marketing group or sell on the web/local • sale barns have a small group of buyers’ interest in mind.   • why do they sort the way they do?   …
Staff Column
This past week, our small farm experienced a great loss.   We had bred our sow, and the babies were set to arrive any day. We stepped up our piggy checks but somehow, we missed key signs …
Backroad Ramblings
March 14 is Pi day. Not pie, as in apple or blueberry, but Pi, as in a mathematical term. The reason March 14 is Pi day is because in math, Pi is 3.14. On a calendar, 3.14 is March 14. For …
Staff Column: February gardening tasks
Well, now that the hustle of moving is over, it is time to start digging a little deeper into the 2024 gardening season.
Backroad Ramblings: Just go to bed
You know all those “national days of whatever” that I’m always telling you about? Well, I’ve finally come up with one of my own. It’s “national just go to bed night”.
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