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Notice of Rules & Regulations Hearing

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District will hold a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony with regard to proposed revisions to the rules and regulations for the Ground Water Management Area for the Middle Republican Natural Resources District.  The hearing will be at the Middle Republican NRD Office, at 208 Center Avenue, in Curtis Nebraska on March 10, 2020, at 1:30 PM.  Written testimony may be sent to the Middle Republican Natural Resources District at PO Box 81, Curtis, Nebraska, 69025.  Written testimony will be accepted until the close of the hearing on March

Notice of Annual Meeting regarding the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Upper Republican Natural Resources District (NRD), Middle Republican NRD, Lower Republican NRD, Tri-Basin NRD, and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) hereby provide notice that a public meeting related to the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time at the Cambridge Community Building, 722 Patterson St, Cambridge, NE 69022.

2020 ACE CAMP

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Adventure Camp on the Environment (ACE Camp) emphasizes plant-soil-animal relationships, range livestock management, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and water quality. The camp features field and classroom activities designed to provide a well rounded natural resources education.  

***Please fill out the Registration From as well as the Application for the Scholarship opportunity!  You must reside in the district where you are applying for a scholarship!

February Regular Meeting Notice & Agenda 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Middle Republican NRD Office, 208 Center Avenue, Curtis, Nebraska.  The agenda, kept current, is available during regular business hours at the NRD office in Curtis.  Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations should call the NRD at 308-367-4281 or 800-873-5613 five days prior to the meeting.

MRNRD SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

Thursday, January 16, 2020

April 8, 2020 - Two $500.00 scholarships are available for high school students in the Middle Republican Natural Resources District.  Preference will be given to those applicants who plan to major in a natural resources or agricultural related field.  Applicants must live within the Middle Republican Natural Resources District as well, which consists of Frontier, Red Willow, Hitchcock, Hayes, and the southern half of Lincoln County.

NEW 2020 Chemigation Permit Information

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The MRNRD is proposing changes to the Chemigation Permit process.  These changes will be in line with current law and provide a clear understanding of the Chemigation Permitting to all potential chemigators. No one should begin to chemigate without a permit or they will be fined. 

The MRNRD’s Chemigation changes will be sent out several times before the deadline but this is first notice! Proposed changes will be open for comments at a public hearing.

      New are Renewal Permit deadline will be June 1st every year

Middle Republican NRD Tree Ordering & Planting Deadlines

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We have a variety of trees and shrubs available to landowners.  Trees may be purchased as hand plants where you plant them yourselves, or as a machine planting where our staff will bring in the tree planting machine which is capable of planting thousands of seedlings a day.  If you are interested in us planting your trees/shrubs, the sign-up deadline is November 30thso please give our office a call at 308-367-4281 or your local NRCS office.  Order forms for the trees and shrubs available for purchase will be out in August and final orders will have to be turned in no later than F

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION FUNDS APPROACHING

Monday, October 22, 2018

Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in receiving funding should sign up before Nov. 16, 2018.

Conservation Funding Available for Irrigation Improvements Farmers in southwest Nebraska

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Producers in the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican NRDs in southwest Nebraska, which includes all or portions of Perkins, Chase, Dundy, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Red Willow, Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and Nuckolls counties, may apply for funding to make irrigation system efficiency improvements.  Eligible conservation practices include: converting gravity systems to subsurface drip with a maximum payment of $1,000 per acre; permanently retiring end guns on pivots for $2,000 per acre; and installing high intensity soil moisture sensors for an approximate total of $5,000 o

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

Friday, January 26, 2018

Some of these benefits of CSP include:

·       Improved cattle gains per acre;

·       Increased crop yields;

·       Decreased inputs;

·       Wildlife population improvements; and

·       Better resilience to weather extremes.

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