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Promise of Nebraska Hemp Farming Runs Into Harsh Reality

Alex, Tom and Becky Schwarz work Sept. 9, 2021, to cut and load 2021 hemp plants on their farm near Smithfield. The hemp was taken to a nearby on-farm greenhouse to dry. A driveway separated the two rows of hemp from a field of certified organic soybeans. (Lori Potter/Flatwater Free Press)
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Lincoln Journal Star

The State of Beef: Cattle producers, Nebraska politicians seek solutions to low profits

NORTH PLATTE — Trey Wasserburger figures he’s got half a decade invested in his cattle before he sells them to a meatpacker. It starts with getting his Angus cows bred, then helping pull their calves, and weaning the young steers and heifers. Ultimately, they’re fattened with corn and other rations to a market weight of about 1,400 pounds, then sold and processed.
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Nebraska Chamber honors Seward manufacturer

A Seward company that produces electrical transmission equipment has been named one of two Nebraska Manufacturers of the Year by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Hughes Brothers Inc., which was named the small manufacturer of the year, just celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. The company got its...
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North Platte Telegraph

Nebraska ag producer to speak at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

CURTIS — Agricultural advocacy and industry influence will be among topics discussed in Curtis on Monday at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. “We Must Stand United” is the theme for the 6 p.m. free public forum by Trent Loos, a Nebraska ag producer who represents the Protect the Harvest organization.
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Nebraska Corn helping promote E85 in California

Use of E85 fuel is primed for major growth in California. Nebraska Corn organizations want to help stimulate that growth and increase the market for Nebraska ethanol in California. That’s why the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), along with corn checkoff programs from Kansas and Missouri, is providing a $1.25 million...
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North Platte Telegraph

Nebraska Public Power District offering new billing service for direct customers

COLUMBUS — Nebraska Public Power District is offering ratepayers a new billing option with discounts for using electric power during “off-peak” hours. The “RateWise Time-of-Use” program is available in cities and towns where customers pay NPPD directly for their power, the Columbus-based public utility said in a recent press release.
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Nebraska farmers struggling to get farming equipment amid pandemic

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska farmers have struggled to get farming equipment on their soil since the pandemic started. Now with the John Deere strike, farmers are concerned with the long-term effects this could bring. “Supply chain disruption became more of an issue for us as we talk about parts...
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The State of Beef: Cattle producers, Nebraska politicians seek solutions to low profits

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Trey Wasserburger figures he’s got half a decade invested in his cattle before he sells them to a meatpacker. It starts with getting his Angus cows bred, then helping pull their calves, and weaning the young steers and heifers. Ultimately, they’re fattened with corn and other rations to a market weight of about 1,400 pounds, then sold and processed.
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Nebraska ag start-up aims to keep farmers out of grain bins

AURORA, Neb. (KOLN) - It’s a tragic reality in the world of farming: getting trapped or even dying while working in grain bins. It happens to dozens of people a year and a Nebraska agriculture start-up’s mission is to keep workers out of the bins entirely. Last year, Nebraska had...
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