SCOTTSBLUFF - On a recent warm, late-summer day, as many dry edible bean growers in Nebraska were watching their fields turn color and preparing for harvest, four scientists paced through a bean field north of Scottsbluff made up of hundreds of tiny plots, each one a different line or type of bean – representing different varieties of dry beans from all over the world.

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Adopting grass-legume systems instead of only legumes or only grasses can improve overall productivity and profitability, according to research published in a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension.

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Apple picking is next to pumpkin spice and football on the list of fall favorites, and most Minnesota orchards are now fully stocked with apples ready to be plucked from trees.

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LINCOLN — Nebraska Farm Bureau has created a new large group Association Health Plan to help its farm and ranch members avoid higher premiums in the individual health insurance market.

James Kalisch, an entomologist with Nebraska Extension, said the heavy rains over the past six weeks is playing a role in the larger number of mosquitoes in Nebraska. Both August and September have been wetter than normal across much of the state.

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Horse enthusiasts from throughout Nebraska and surrounding states will be in Grand Island this weekend for the 2018 Aksarben Horse Show. The show will be on Saturday and Sunday at the Thompson Arena at Fonner Park.

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, as of the week ending Sunday, 4 percent of the corn harvest has been completed, compared to 2 percent at the same time last year and the five-year average.

LINCOLN — Corn and soybean harvests were getting underway slowly by Sunday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. An estimated 4 percent of corn and 3 percent of soybeans were out of the fields.

GRAND ISLAND — One thing leads to another, said Roger Luebbe, Husker Harvest Days operations manager, who oversaw the $7.5 million infrastructure improvements to the site over the last 10 months.

GRAND ISLAND - As Nebraska farmers head into the fields this fall to harvest record corn and soybean crops, they are also facing trade uncertainties and continued lower income.

SHELTON — A projected record Nebraska harvest of corn and soybeans won’t be enough to generate profits for many farmers struggling with low market prices made worse by tariffs and the uncertainty of the economy.

Each year, more than 100,000 people visit Husker Harvest Days to see the latest in agricultural equipment and technology. More than 600 exhibitors bring their wares and services to display at the world’s largest outdoor agriculture show.

BRIDGEPORT — Over 100 students and teachers from eleven high schools in the Panhandle traveled to Bridgeport on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to test their knowledge of rangeland management.

At Husker Harvest Days, it wasn’t only farmers and the public who had an opportunity to see the latest in agricultural equipment and technology. It was also a place for young people, many of them 4-H and FFA members, to learn about agriculture and possible career chances in the industry.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Farmers Union (NFU) on Thursday recognized 26 outstanding U.S. senators and representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed again in Nebraska. What does that mean for your beloved ash trees, and what should you be doing about it now?