Friday Facts, Fun, and Food

I hope everyone had a wonderful week in the mini heat-wave.  As we head into mid-July, here are some tidbits for your reading pleasure.

Need to buy some hay?  Want to sell some hay?  The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Hay and Forage Hotline may be of assistance.

FSA acreage reporting deadline is extended to August 2, 2013.  The crop insurance acreage reporting deadline remains July 15, 2013.

Interested in whether cover crops may help your corn and soybean yields?  There is evidence yields increase.  Curious about whether you can insure your cover crops?  This post has some great information.

A truck farm is driving around Omaha.

Finally, no one wants to turn on their oven in this heat.  However, fresh veggies are everywhere.  Keep your oven off and enjoy some fresh food with Green and Yellow Bean Salad with Chunky Tomato Dressing and Feta Cheese.

Friday Facts, Fun, and Food

Another week down!  I hope everyone had a productive week.  For your weekend reading pleasure:

There are many paths for beginning farmers to enter the profession.  In that vein, Dakota Rural Action is offering its Farm Beginnings class in Rapid City this year; classes begin in November.  Spots are limited so sign-up if interested.

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Cornhusker Economics has an interesting article on tools for long-term decisions and management for cattle operations.

How much is a bale of hay worth this year?

Farmland prices have hit the tipping point?

Using goats for fuels reduction in Cleveland National Forest.  Looks like a promising experiment.

Finally, need a simple side dish this weekend?  Balsamic Grilled Baby Carrots may be just the thing.