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Three individuals will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame

 
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Questions about trees, erosion, drought or water quality? Stop in to visit with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts during Husker Harvest Days Sept. 13-15, 2022.
 
“This is a great opportunity for producers to...Read More
Expectant parents are often concerned about health and safety as they plan for the arrival of their little one: what’s the crash test rating of this car seat? Is this infant swing linked to SIDS? Which formula is the highest quality?
 
New research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska – Lincoln...Read More
Lake Hastings improvements and other projects toured by NRD directors
 
From water quality and quantity projects to educational partnerships, to flood control measures, members of the board of directors from the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District toured multiple sites in the Hastings area on Friday, August 19...Read More
Written By: Nathan Pflueger – Pheasants Forever Precision Ag Coordinator

Did you know Pheasants Forever is working with producers across the eastern portion of the Rainwater Basin to benefit row crop operations and local wildlife? As you travel throughout the basins it is no secret that row crop acres are a substantial part of the...Read More
 
LINCOLN, Nebraska – More than 51,000 trees of ETGreen’s 1 million goal take root advancing an ecosystem that provides shelter, safety, food, and more to a diverse range of species. 
 
In July 2021, Executive Travel, a Lincoln-based travel management company, announced its ETGreen initiative with a goal of...Read More
The Daake family has been farming in Nebraska for generations. Today, Dave Daake and his son, Alex, continue that tradition by farming and practicing conservation on the family’s 1,100 acres, which lie between Goehner, Utica, and Beaver Crossing.
 
Due to their commitment to smart stewardship of the land, the father and son...Read More
Do you know what’s in your water?
 
If your home’s water comes from a private well in Nebraska, you may have elevated levels of common nutrients found in agricultural fertilizers. Consuming water with elevated levels of nitrate-nitrogen can have significant health risks, especially for younger people. Annual testing of your...Read More
Since 2017, the City of York and the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District have worked together to protect water quality in the city’s wellfield through Project GROW (Growing Rotational crops On Wellfield). Five years into the program, the partnership continues to accomplish its goals and has also generated something unexpected: statewide...Read More
Cover crops offer many benefits, from reduction of compaction to reducing erosion to increasing water infiltration, but for corn growers in Nebraska, there is one major challenge: time. Drilling cover crops is most often done post-harvest, but depending on weather conditions, planting that late in the season may be difficult. That’s why the Upper...Read More
Since the founding of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts in 1972, Larry Moore has been a fixture of the board room at the Upper Big Blue NRD. Moore first started attending NRD board meetings 50 years ago, not as a director, but as a driver. One of his friends, Raymond Burke, was elected to the first board of directors for the local district,...Read More

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