Welcome to the KTIC Agriculture Information blog!!!Check back here for the latest in ag news and information, from local events to international happenings and government reports that affect your operation. -Chad Moyer, Farm Director, KTIC Radio On May 10, 2018, the Nebraska Department of Insurance became aware of a pending cancellation of a large number of crop hail named peril (crop hail) policies issued to Nebraska growers by Crop Pro, a managing general agent of Guide One Mutual Insurance Company.Be sure to remove animals while desired grasses still have a few leaves remaining so they regrow quickly and compete with any recovering or new weeds.Some established weeds, especially perennials, aren’t controlled easily with grazing.This cancellation notice did not apply to federally reinsured multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) that was sold in conjunction with the private crop hail policies.
"The feedback between land surface and atmosphere is critical to issues such as drought monitoring and short-term weather forecasting."A nationwide interest in better understanding these relationships has experts pushing to establish a national soil moisture monitoring network, and one goal of the workshop is to stimulate progress toward realizing the vision of the National Soil Moisture Network, which aims to integrate diverse sources of soil moisture observations, including federal and state in-situ monitoring networks, satellite remote-sensing missions, and numerical models.Bruce Anderson, NE Extension Forage Specialist Pasture weeds are a problem for many of us.It’s a challenge to control or prevent them in the first place.The right grazing practices, though, can help reduce this problem.If you have weedy pastures, first ask yourself – Why?