When you grill steaks this summer, grill extra to make another meal! Kids prefer steak over salad, so this is a great way to add variety to the menu.

Accidents can happen anytime, and Nebraska Farm Bureau wants to offer members piece of mind when it comes to unexpected accidents or health concerns.

The travel boom of 2021 has started. After more than a year of going nowhere, we're all going somewhere and TicketsatWork has all the theme park deals for Nebraska Farm Bureau members. Use Company Code NEFBF to unlock the savings.

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Content from CommonGround Nebraska by Hilary Maricle, Farmer

When you have questions about how your food is grown and raised, reach out to CommonGround Nebraska on the web or on social media. We want to be a resource for you to make your food decisions based on facts, not on fear.

Growing up working in my parents' grocery store and helping out on my grandparents’ farm led me to a lifelong obsession with high quality food. As a farmer, my family and I take pride in growing healthy foods and look forward to doing so in the future.

Information courtesy Jo Cosgrove, landscaper and an expert at www.Trees.com.

While summer is a great time to be a pet owner there are some hazards of the season that may be obvious like heat strokes and damaged paws. There are also a few plants pet owners should keep an eye out for to ensure their pet's health and wellness.

Give me five - of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy that is! Develop an awareness that farmers provide an abundance of foods we need to maintain and develop healthy lifestyles. Follow along and create a visual to help remember the five food groups and recognize locally grown foods.

For a quick dinner, try garlic chicken in a puff pastry and a fresh lettuce salad. Served with broccoli and corn mixture or any vegetable combination you’d like. The entire meal can be made on one baking pan, so cleanup is a breeze.

Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) members have access to a wealth of special offers on a variety of products and services with several well-known national companies and brands. Explore these featured NEFB benefits designed to help you this spring. View the full list of member benefits and start saving today at www.nefb.org/benefits. But Wait – There’s more! Find up-to-date member benefits information on-the-go with access to special savings codes and direct links when using the mobile app. Search FB Benefits on Google Play or the App Store. Log in using your membership number and zip code.

It’s hard to believe that right in the heart of Nebraska beef country, farmer Grant Jones is successfully raising shrimp.

The tax deadline has been extended to May 17. Don’t forget to file for your Refundable Income Tax Credit for Property Taxes Paid to Schools on you 2020 Nebraska Income Tax Return. View our guide here to learn more. Also, let your senator know that you want the maximum property tax relief in 2021 by sending them a note here.

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Let’s think about plants…what do they need to grow? Plants need L.A.W.N.S: light, air, water, nutrients, and space to grow. Nebraska’s farmers serve a vital role in meeting plants’ needs because the availability of resources varies from one ecosystem to another. Use this twelve-day resource to watch four of Nebraska’s top crops grow in a glove!

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Looking Forward

It’s safe to say that 2020 wasn’t the year anyone expected. The pandemic severely altered our daily lives, from health concerns to changes in work and school. Rather than dwell on the negative, we can officially say hindsight is 2020 and choose to stay positive as we move forward into 2021. Together, let’s create and enjoy a “Nourishing New Year” where we highlight the benefits of eating right and staying healthy. We want to also showcase ways to use our member benefit partners to save you money and offer you ideas on how to celebrate National Ag Week. If you have any questions, ideas, or concerns, feel free to contact me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. editor of Nebraska Living and I will be happy answer them.

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Tina Henderson

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As the sun shines down, a herd of young calves and their mothers gather around a pond tucked away in a Buffalo County pasture. The scene is a small piece of heaven that Alec and Meredith Ibach like to call home. They are the fifth generation on the family farm and ranch near Sumner, raising corn, soybeans, and beef cattle. After starting his career with Farm Credit Services, Alec returned to the farm in 2018 with a mission to continue and grow his family’s legacy.