• Farm group teams up with data firm to help farmers buy land

    Finding Farmland (http://findingfarmland.youngfarmers.org), a new website that offers educational tools to help young farmers address the top obstacles to starting a farm – access to both land and capital – was launched this week by the National Young Farmers Coalition and Fathom Information Design.

  • Big Red Worms Business to Cook Grow Sew

    Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen announced the completion of the financial and management transfer of Big Red Worms, a wholly owned project of Nebraska Farmers Union Enterprises, LLC to Cook Grow Sew, LLC. The official transfer date was August 31, 2007 when the legal documents were signed.

  • USDA offers targeted farm loan funding

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director Jodene Johnson reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  • Tax help available for those who still need to file for 2016

    The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers, especially those who received tax-filing extensions, to know they can still get the tax help they need to meet the Oct. 16 extension deadline. 

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Chadron State College honored by National Weather ServiceCSC College Relations Special to The Farmer CHADRON, Neb. – An official from the National Weather Service (NWS) praised administration and staff of Chadron State College Thursday for completing a s

An official from the National Weather Service (NWS) praised administration and staff of Chadron State College Thursday for completing a set of rigorous warning criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady. CSC is the second higher education institution in Nebraska to receive the StormReady designation.

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Kimball Co. hosts regional land judging

Teams from Scottsbluff and Bayard high schools placed at the top of the ranks during the 2017 West Nebraska Regional Land Judging Contest here.

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Nebraska project goal improved land-use efficiency

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems.

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Things in the night . . .

There’ll be ghoulies and ghosties and things in the night that go bump across the state next month as Nebraska State Parks hosts a series of fun, Halloween-themed events.

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Food knowledge is key to diet health

For most Americans eating is just something we do several times a day. We have regular mealtimes, we eat when we get hungry, and quite often our dining is a social or family activity.

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