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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

January Regular Meeting Notice 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 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 d

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

Notice of Order Adopting the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan

Friday, January 25, 2019

MIDDLE REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT

 NOTICE OF ORDER ADOPTING THE REPUBLICAN RIVER BASIN-WIDE PLAN

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.

Reminder on Irrigation Usage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2013-2017 allocation period is in its last year, along with that has come several questions about water usage and penalties. The MRNRD Board of Directors has approved the next allocation period for 2018- 2022 and producers will have 60” allocation plus an allowable reserve of up to 12” (IF YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE OR AS ADJUSTED FOR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY OVERUSE) from the 2013-2017 allocation period.

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New USGS Map of High Plains Aquifer Represents Conditions After Enacting Changes to Ag Management Practices

Monday, February 27, 2017

Water-level changes from 2002 to 2015 were examined in wells screened in the High Plains aquifer within the Republican River Basin and the results are now available in a 

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