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  • Terraces a solution to erosion control; funds available

    By Gene HeathersCivil Engineering TechnicianNatural Resources Conservation Service The last 12 months have brought heavy rains and several storms to many of our southwest Nebraska farms.   With the increase in rain, we are also seeing an increase in eros...
  • Forage meeting here set for Aug. 24

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator Forage cropping choices and the economics of forage will be the subject of a meeting Aug. 24, 1 pm at the Imperial Public Library. Specific topics include choosing forages, alfalfa stand assessment, est...
  • Interest sought on grazing option in new wetland applications

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is testing landowner interest in a new Wetlands Reserve Program option to reserve grazing rights on their contracted wetland acres.   Applications are being accepted statewide from Aug. 10-21 at local NRC...
  • ACRE: time is short for decision

    By Robert TignerSW4 Agricultural Extension Educator The 2008 Farm Bill’s new ACRE program has an important deadline coming. Aug. 14 is the final day to elect the new ACRE program for agricultural crops. If growers have not taken a close look at ACRE, t...
  • Five-week business plan basics course offered here

    Training will be conducted in Spanish at the Imperial Lied Library The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) will host a five-week business plan basics course beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26, and ending on Wednesday, Sept. ...
  • USDA announces sign-up for new Conservation Stewardship Program

    Sign-up started Monday in NRCS offices Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced on Aug. 6, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was to begin a continuous signup for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on Monday, A...
  • Nigerian Catholic missionary shares experiences with area parishes

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Catholic parishes in the area learned first-hand about their church’s mission efforts in foreign lands. Rev. Felix Ilesanmi Osasona, a Nigerian priest, spent a week in Imperial recently to tell churches in Indian...
  • Deadline to apply for Nebraska value-added grant approaching

    Recently the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced that Sept. 25 is the deadline for submitting applications for the next round of grants available through the Agricultural Innovation and Value-Added Act. For both value-added grants and B...
  • fsa deadline is Aug. 14

    “Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and landowners need to make sure they have completed farm program signup at their local FSA office by Friday, Aug. 14, 2009,” noted FSA State Executive Director Dan Steinkruger.  “We have three major activities that end...
  • Saga of the banana cream pies

    I needed to provide a couple desserts for a luncheon, so why not double the recipe to make it easier? On second thought, my favorite recipe takes more time with separate layers so I’ll make one Chocolate Butterfinger Delight and stir up some Frosted Pum...

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