Blue Prairie Brands, Inc. has settled into a plant in Gering on Rundell Road. Brad Justice, co-founder and cheif operating officer director of the company has been in Gering working to get the plant ready for processing.
Mule skinner and rancher Dave Henson of Banner County talks about his mules at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering. He was part of the event Tools and Technology Through Time, which teaches area fourth-graders about agriculture of the past.
The area has been inundated with small white moths lately known as snout-nosed moths. Dr. Jeff Bradshaw, entomologist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center says the moths are not much of a danger to anything, but can be a nuisance.
It's harvest time around the valley and not only are thousands of acres of corn, beans, and beets ready to be harvested, but even the backyard farmer is looking to harvest their goods. One suggestion to save some of that produce for later months is canning. I caught up with Jamie Goffena extension educator of food, nutrition and health at the Nebraska Extension Dawes County office in Chadron, to get more of an idea about canning.
Cody Creech, Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist for the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff will be at the Crop Rotation workshop in Harrisburg Thursday, Aug. 25. Discussing te value of residue on crops.
A deadline of Oct. 4 is looming for ag producers. In a struggling farm economy producers have about six weeks to respond to the Environmental Protection Agency report on the environmental impacts of atrazine.
The report if unchallenged would mean a virtual ban on atrazine.