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USDA: Despite Late Start, Record Corn Crop Likely

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop.

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Tenative Agreement Reached on Nebaska Water Releases

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Nebraska officials have agreed to stop releasing water into Kansas, now that the states have reached a tentative agreement on Kansas' future access to water from the Republican River.

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Missouri River Basin Remains Dryer Than Normal

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the cold weather reduced the amount of runoff from snowmelt in the past month.

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Despite Heavy Snow, Water Short in North Platte River

Posted: 05/08/2013 - The Wyoming State Engineer's Office expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead despite recent heavy snowfall in the river headwaters. Hydrologists continue to forecast less water storage than the amount needed for irrigation.

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Wet Spring Brings Troubling Start to Corn Planting

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Farmers in the nation's breadbasket who only recently were praying for an end to a withering drought are now pining for enough sunshine and heat to dry their muddy fields in time to plant their corn and other crops.

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This Week on Pure Nebraska: May 7, 2013

Updated: 05/07/2013 - You might be a life-long Nebraskan and yet you may have never heard of the Roman l. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center. We'll take you there for a tour and find out how this facility works to help the livestock industry.

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Too Wet to Plant, Too Dry to Grow?

Updated: 05/01/2013 - Planting season is underway, and after last year's drought, the governor says he's optimistic about this season. But one farmer says it's too soon to tell.

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This Week on Pure Nebraska: April 30, 2013

Updated: 04/30/2013 - This time of year, farmers and producers are thinking about planting season. And many farmers are putting crops in the ground with the help of the latest technology. We'll meet a farmer who is using social media to help with his operation.

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Planting Season Gets Underway

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The Nebraska Corn Board says Nebraska farmers will be making a $3 billion investment in the next few weeks as they plant 9.9. million acres of corn.

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Looking for Love in Dwindling Farm Country

Posted: 04/29/2013 - As family farms sell out to corporations and more farmers move to the city, it's getting harder for single people in rural areas to find mates.

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This Week on Pure Nebraska: April 23, 2013

Updated: 04/23/2013 - It's time for corn planting season, but some farmers have been delayed by the recent cold weather and snow in April. We'll talk to a farmer from Lexington on his plans for the planting season.

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USDA Starts New Program to Track Farm Animals

Updated: 04/17/2013 - The federal government has started a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

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