Market Analysis -- Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the recent lean hog futures rise, ongoing impacts from PEDv and the price of soybean meal. Spring Weather Outlook -- Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, talks about below-average winter temperatures and the weather outlook for spring. Al also explains how snowpack in the Rockies could affect irrigators in Nebraska. Crop Insurance Options -- Monte Vandeveer, UNL Extension educator, outlines 2014 crop insurance options for farmers, specifically Revenue Protection policies. Brazilian Futures Market -- Fabiana Salgueiro Perobelli Urso, BM&FBOVESPA agribusiness products manager, discusses how farmers in Brazil can use futures contracts to protect their margins. Weather Forecast -- Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
CORRECTION: Separate enterprise units for irrigated and non-irrigated (dryland) crops as a result of the 2014 Farm bill will begin in 2015, not in 2014 as discussed in the original video of this interview. Monte Vandeveer, UNL Extension educator, outlines 2014 crop insurance options for farmers, specifically Revenue Protection policies.
Part 4 in the series, Pollination Security for the Northeast, overviews research investigating and identifying landscape factors that affect bee abundance in blueberry fields. For more information see http://www.extension.org/bee_health and page Pollination Security for Fruit and Vegetable Crops in the Northeast
"Pollination Security for the Northeast: Part 3 continues a series of educational videos from a USDA Specialty Crops Research Inititave progarm called, Pollination Security for the Northeast. For more information, please see eXtension.org/bee_health
Fabiana Salgueiro Perobelli Urso, BM&FBOVESPA agribusiness products manager, discusses how farmers in Brazil can use futures contracts to protect their margins.
Nitrate can be a problem in private drinking water supplies. Testing for and management of excessive nitrate is the responsibility of the owner of the well.
Green roofs have many benefits which include capturing stormwater, reducing the urban heat island effect, reducing heating and cooling costs, and providing green space.
A brief look at stormwater and stormwater pollution.
Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp and Cathy Thomas coach Team Nerd, a First Lego League team researching solutions to natural disasters and learning about robotics.
Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp and Deane Nielson coach the Pioneer Bots, a First Lego League team researching solutions to natural disasters and learning about robotics.
In Nebraska, the 4-H youth development program is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. In 2013, Lancaster County 4-H involved nearly: 1,330 club members, 269 independent members, 1,707 youth in afterschool & summer programs which incorporated 4-H activities, and 19,071 youth in 4-H school enrichment programs. Nearly 1,701 adults volunteered! Numerous events give youth plenty of opportunities to learn, practice skills and have fun!
Audio: "Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts
Learn the basics of planting herbs.
Learn how to chop herbs and turn "ordinary" foods into "extra-ordinary" foods!
Becky Vogt, UNL Center for Applied Rural Innovation shares how the newly released data from Gallup parallels the 2012 Rural Poll results. The University of Nebraska has conducted the Rural Poll for the past 17 years. The Poll has a history of gathering data of how Nebraskans feel about issues, trends happening in Nebraska. For more information about the Nebraska Rural Poll go to http://ruralpoll.unl.edu/report12
There are many tools available to you to reach a new customer base but you need to start with understanding local search. The mobile devices are used - the more important local search becomes! Learn how to start claiming your bubble!
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator encourages entrepreneurs to put together a solid social media business plan. Without one, an entrepreneur really has no direction or goal to achieve, thus greater chance of failure. Another short Mini-Let's Do Business segment will air shortly.
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