The Natural Resource Report can be heard every Wednesday at 4:17pm. You will hear the latest from cooperating Natural Resource Districts: Middle Republican, Upper Republican, Lower Republican, Tri-Basin, Central Platte, and Little Blue NRD's. You can also find archived reports on this site. For more information on any of the 23 Natural Resource Districts in Nebraska go here!
We are currently working on a new website for the Middle Republican NRD. This is going to be a great new and improved tool for the district and its producers. There will be a tool on the website for farmers to be able to utilize and calculate their water usage right then and there. All they will need to know is the beginning and ending readings along with the number of acres certified to that particular well and the units of the meter. There will also be an E-Newsletter sign up on the website, allowing any individual to sign up and receive emails about what is currently happening in the district as well as future information.
We just recently are got involved with twitter and facebook so we can stay connected with our producers and customers. So make sure to check us out on these social media outlets for upcoming events and news.
The District just completed their tree plantings for the year. They were a great success and even caught a rain behind them. We machine planted around 17,500 total in the NRD. This consisted of nearly 35 total tree plans and within those 35 plans there were 70 wildlife thicket plans. The technicians and the tree planter did all of these plans in 12 successful days.
With chemigation coming right around the corner, don’t forget to get your permits done and submitted back to the district. The technicians will be headed out to start their inspections around June 1st.
N-CORPE is also working on getting its own website up and running. This is going to be a great educational piece for producers within the whole basin to utilize for all questions and concerns. There is also a great youtube video out on the web showing the whole aspect of the project that will give you a good idea as to how it works. Just go to YouTube.com and type in N-CORPE Augmentation Project. Make sure you check it out.