Nebraska Beef State License Plates

Time to promote Nebraska as “THE BEEF STATE” For $70.00, Nebraska residents can own a specialty “beef” license place. People in the United States often don’t know where there beef comes from.  Drive around Nebraska and you will see many, large feedlots. “In March, the state passed Texas as the No. 1 state in the nation for cattle

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Plant Tissue Testing – Soybeans

Check out this video on the proper steps in pulling a plant tissue sample for soybeans. This video gives great step-by-step instructions in pulling a tissue sample. It is a great time to look a the nutrients in your plants and determine if any additional applications are needed for your soybeans. photo credit: UnitedSoybeanBoard via

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Pilger Tornado – June 16, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of Pilger, Nebraska. The community works to clean up and receover family belongings. The magnitude of this storm is one that will be talked about for many years. Now the hard part sets in. Many families lost their entire belongings. Thankfully, many volunteers are helping with

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Gas Prices

Were you aware that different formulations of gasoline could have an effect on the price that you pay at the pump? This story is interesting on several fronts. As Americans watch what is happening in our world and we tend to be focused on how those events affect the price of oil,  Maybe we should

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Contaminated Soil

Check out this video and see why lead in soil continues to be an issue for a lot of people and their families. It is a topic that needs to be addresed and looked at more closely. The high levels found in 13 different states should serve as a wakeup call to all of us.

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FEW Ethanol 2014

Each year a representative from Midwest Laboratories attends the FEW – International Fuel Ethanol Workshop.  Sessions started Monday, June 9, 2014 with a look at advanced techonogies in corn production. The dialogue was very interesting and the need to stay current on new technologies was reinforced. Speakers were talking about the advanced features of drones,

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Farm to School Movement

Check out this news story. It is really critical that we start showing our students where our food comes from and how local food providers can offer quality food alternatives to snacks and junkfood. This story is a well produced news story and it really shows the fact that many kids really need to understand

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