The Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced recently that walnut twig beetle, a carrier of thousand cankers disease , was discovered in Gering. This is the first confirmation of the beetle in Nebraska. No dead or symptomatic trees have been found to date and thousand cankers disease has NOT been found at this time, although surveys are…

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Missouri Forest Resource Advisory Council, of which Missouri Chapter Walnut Council is a member, recently prepared an issues brief about CRP. In summary, it states that “Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and CFR are biased against hardwood tree plantings, their continued management and provides a huge economic disincentive for farmers to enroll new plantings…

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