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The first thing I want to do in this month’s column is thank those who helped make our recent N|150 Celebration a success. The events of the day were fun, productive, educational and celebratory – just as we had hoped. The contribution of the Gering High School Jazz Band and the Scottsbluff …

Spooky looking plants have been sighted all across Central Nebraska. Ghostly white peonies and lilac aren’t possessed, they are infected. Find out what is causing this whitish cast to many favorite landscape plants.

WOOD RIVER — All are welcome to participate in a June 29 BioBlitz, a free, public event at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies. This effort offers members of the public a chance to learn about the flowers and butterflies found in Nebraska grasslands, while at the same time helping scientists to gather data about their health.

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According to the Farmers National Co. of Omaha, land values and the market are “on edge trying to decide if prices will be pressured down or if the market will establish a bottom.”

The U.S. Grains Council recently met with the Japan Food Barley Promotion Association as part of the council’s work promoting the heart-healthy benefits of high beta-glucan barley for Japanese consumers and growing a niche market for U.S. farmers.

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