• Curt Arens

    Drought and Climate Change: Is It a Natural Thing?

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 28, 2012

    I don’t know of very many people who deny that the Earth’s climate is changing. But, if you listen to some alarmists, it is changing so rapidly, solely because human activity has caused large releases of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. So, apparently, only Hollywood and the government can save us now. On the U.S. EPA website on the topic, the headlines are clear. Climate Change is Happening. Humans are Largely Responsible. Climate Change Affects…

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    Collecting Farm Data: Getting to the Big Picture

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 19, 2012

    I have become a big fan of technology. Although I’m a traditionalist at heart, I have seen the huge positive impact of technology on farms and ranches firsthand. I’m convinced that technology is the tool that will allow farmers of the future to feed the growing world population. No matter which direction we turn, technology is making waves. The way we communicate, the way we select seed, view fertility, handle pests and build organic matter are all tied intimately to…

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    Agritourism Pioneer Leaves His Family with a Ranch Legacy

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 13, 2012

    Two years ago this fall, when I was visiting Kreycik Elk and Buffalo Ranch, conducting an interview for Nebraska Farmer on agritourism and how to secure insurance for such ventures, it was one of the most beautiful days I’ve seen in Nebraska. Their ranch is truly one of the great spots in the state. For those of you who have never visited Kreycik’s ranch, it is situated west and south of Niobrara, adjacent to the Niobrara River. In the mid-1980s, Kenard Kreycik and his wife…

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    Election Day: Remembering Nebraska's Native Born President

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 6, 2012

      On Election Day, I wanted to share the time I was honored to visit with Nebraska’s native born President. Over a decade ago, when I was farming full-time and freelance writing for several regional magazines, I had the unique opportunity to interview Gerald Ford. Gerald Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. in a home along Woolworth Avenue in Omaha on a hot July day in 1913. His spoiled and violent father, Leslie King, Sr., married his mother, Dorothy, in 1912. After their…

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