The Platte Institute and the Nebraska Farm Bureau released a joint policy brief examining the economic disruptions from COVID-19 on Nebraska’s agriculture sector. The brief details the challenges the industry faced prior to and during the one-two punch brought on by the pandemic, as well as the ongoing uncertainties agriculture faces in its wake.
Beginning October 1st, Nebraska drivers after renewing their driver license will have the option to print their temporary license at home. Previously, when renewing a driver license online, the only way to obtain a temporary driver license while waiting for the new license to be printed and delivered, was to visit a DMV office. To accommodate the added convenience, design changes have been made to the temporary license to ensure it can be printed at home from any standard printer. The new design will be printable on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and will no longer feature a photo.
The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT on September 25th, was 43,162, an increase of 2,775 from Friday, September 18th. There were 26 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 468. A total of 32,238 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.
North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 41 additional cases in the district: 6 - Brown, 6 - Knox, 4 - Pierce, 10 - Antelope, 10 - Holt, 2 - Boyd and 3 - Cherry.
Area farmers have been cutting silage for the last few weeks. Beans are drying fast and corn is also starting to dry down. Ainsworth Irrigation District said it shut down water from Merritt reservoir on September 21st.