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Lower Republican NRD Board Gets Dam Permits, Lawsuit Updates

The Lighter Side Lee Pitts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4

Markets Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub ALMA, Neb. — Lower Republican Natural Resources District board members were briefed Thursday on a possible permitting process for small dams and on a lawsuit that could halt projects to enhance river flows with groundwater. Lower Republican NRD Assistant Manager Bryan Lubeck said Don Day of Olsson Associates of Lincoln made a proposal on the small dam permitting process, but the board took no action. Republican Basin landowners received letters late last year from

the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that said owners of an estimated 280 small reservoirs capable of storing 15 acrefeet or more water must have state permits and water pass-through systems or face civil and criminal penalties. According to information presented at the January Tri-Basin NRD meeting in Holdrege, the DNR letter also said that no surface water can be stored in such reservoirs until further notice because of drought and for Republican River Compact compliance.

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It said DNR staff will make compliance inspections. Tri-Basin General Manager John Thorburn told his board that DNR officials have said the small reservoirs should have had permits when they were constructed, so they need to be permitted now or decommissioned. Also in Alma Thursday, the Lower Republican NRD directors met in closed session with attorney Steve Seglin of Lincoln to discuss a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in

Government Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6

Ag Management Reporter: Another Farm Bill Extension Likely . . . . . . . . . . . . .B10

Livestock News Heartland Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A14

Production News Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A17

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Weather

Weather Commentary Provided By Al Dutcher—UNL, State Climatologist

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Central Plains Irrigation Conference Date: Tuesday, February 26th Time: 9:00 am-Wednesday, February 27th 3:00 pm Description: Conference to provide producers in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado with research-based recommendations for how to deal with drought, how to manage irrigation systems to increase the water productivity, and issues related to water quality and quantity. The conference is supported by the Central Plains Irrigation Association and the Land-Grant universities of the three states. Additional Public Info: Equipment exposition included Location: Holiday Inn & Convention Center - Kearney, NE - 110 Second Avenue - Kearney NE 68848-1925 Directions: From I-80 north at Exit 272 to 110 2nd Avenue Contact: William Kranz - 402-584-3857 - wkranz1@unl.edu

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis: Monitoring & Setting Critical Dates for Decision Making During Drought Date: Wednesday, February 27th Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am Description: Dwayne Rice, Rangeland Management Specialist, NRCS Kansas, as well as Ted Alexander and Cal Adams who are ranchers will discuss monitoring and setting of critical dates by which to make decisions during drought. To view the free sessions registration is required. Got to http://go.unl.edu/uwk to register. Location: Web Seminar Contact: Tonya Haigh - 402-472-6781- thaigh2@unl.edu

Despite Drought, Nebraska’s Crop Values High By Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent

Despite drought that caused lower crop production, the value of principal crops in Nebraska last year was $13.5 billion because of strong prices, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In 2011, USDA reported that Nebraska’s value of principal crops was $13.9 billion, which was up significantly from 2010, when the value was $11.54 billion. Nebraska’s main crop is corn. But last year, because of the drought, USDA reported that corn for grain production in Nebraska — based on year-end surveys — was estimated at 1.29 billion bushels. That is down 16 percent from 2011 and the smallest production since 2006. Farmers harvested 9.1 million acres of corn for grain, down 5 percent from 2011. But while corn for grain production was down 16 percent in 2012, the average statewide value of the corn crop was $7.05 per bushel, which was

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up nearly $2 per bushel from the average statewide corn price in 2010. In 2011, the average statewide corn price was $6.11 per bushel. That produced a total value for Nebraska corn of $9.38 billion, which was up nearly $2 billion from 2010. Even with a diminished corn crop last year, the higher statewide corn price still produced a value of $9.11 billion in 2012. Nebraska’s second biggest crop is soybeans. Last year soybean production totaled 207 million bushels, down 21 percent from 2011. Area for harvest, at 4.99 million acres, was up 3 percent from 2011. The statewide value of soybeans was $14 per bushel, up $2 per bushel from 2011 and $3 per bushel from 2010. That put the value of last year’s Nebraska soybean crop at $2.9 billion, compared to $3.13 billion in 2011 and $2.95 billion in 2010. Nebraska’s third largest crop is allhay production, which last year was Continued on Page 13...

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February 21, 2013

Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Country Living

Characteristics of a Healthy Family Relationship Ruth Vonderohe, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Knox County There are many relationships within a family. There are relationships between parents and children along with relationships between siblings. Every relationship can have its own individual characteristics, and personalities can be a factor in these relationships. There may be situations in which a healthy relationship between siblings exists within a dysfunctional family. However, a healthy family generally has healthy relationships between all family members. It is useful, especially for parents, to understand the characteristics of healthy family relationships so they can be fostered and supported. Time -- Family members who have healthy relationships spend time with one another. Indeed, family time is a fundamental building block to strengthening family bonds. Families who share meal times and take the time to share activities are often families who have better opportunities of establishing healthy relationships among family members. Family members can spend time together one-on-one in addition to time spent with all family members present. In contrast, a family in which members avoid one another as much as possible has characteristics of unhealthy family relationships. Communication -Healthy family relationships exhibit characteristics of good communication. During meal times, there will be conversation instead of silence. Ideas will be exchanged in families with good communication skills. Family members will be able to express their emotions, fears and desires without fear of repercussion. Families will periodically undergo

times of conflict, and healthy families exhibit the ability to communicate and work through the conflict. Trust -- Healthy families have family members who trust one another. This can be a critical characteristic for parents. Parents can be overprotective and feel a need to be hovering around their children during most non-school hours. Healthy parental relationships exhibit a trust that the children will make the right decisions, based on family values that the parents have instilled in them. Fulfilling Needs -- Individual family members can go through times of duress and need. During these times, other family members step up to provide support in a healthy family. In an unhealthy family, for example, family members may celebrate the troubles that siblings experience. This is more than sibling rivalry. It is an unhealthy relationship. But in healthy family relationships, siblings step up and help one another. Family Goals -- Healthy families not only talk about family goals, further enhancing the channels of communication, they work together to achieve family goals. This can be the accomplishing of family chores in order to keep the household running smoothly or the completion of family projects such as the remodeling of a game room. Source: Doug Hewitt has been writing for 20 years and has a Master of Arts from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He authored the book "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting," which includes health and fitness hints for parents. He and his wife, Robin, are coauthors of the "Free College Resource Book."

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - The Lighter Side

February 21, 2013

• IT’S THE PITTS by Lee Pitts • Counterfeit Cowboys by Lee Pitts

You sure do see a lot of folks who were raised on pavement trying to look and act like cowboys and cowgirls. Us cowboys are all so cool who can really blame them? There are sure signs of counterfeit cowboys, such as no spur marks on their Ugg Boots or flip flops, and a flat saddle tied on to a miniature horse. But in some cases it’s harder to tell, so here’s a little guide that will help you sort out the cowboys from the folks whose only encounter with cows is the calf slobber (what my Grandpa called cream) they put in their Starbucks double latte frappacinos. Or whatever. If they use words like paradigm, stakeholders, outside the box, certificate of deposit, box spring and mattress, or sommelier... they aren’t a cowboy. If they wear things like a crash helmet in the shape of a Stetson or Resistol, wing tips, cummerbund, tie, fedora, soccer jersey, or anything designed by Paris Hilton, Calvin Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt or Versace... they are definitely not a cowboy. If they shop in Victoria’s Secret, jewelry shops, Tofu for Less, Rodeo Drive, or Bichon Frises R Us... they aren’t a cowboy. (Places they do shop include gas stations, saddleries, truck stops, and Goodwill Industries.)

If you look in their saddle bags, or on their saddle, and find sunscreen, an umbrella, GPS, paperback by Danielle Steele, little cute dog dressed in clothes, cup holder, New York Times, makeup kit or tofu trail mix... they aren’t a cowboy. A real cowboy wouldn’t be caught dead driving a Beamer, tractor, Rolls Royce (except if it’s an old one used to feed cows) or Smart Car. (No room for their hat.) The only vehicle a real cowboy will be caught dead in is a pickup or a hearse. If they eat ratatouille, vichyssoise, matzo balls, chicken, vegetarian lasagna, their dog or their horse... they are definitely not cowboy material. Real cowboys don’t vacation in The Hampton’s, LA, Paris, Manhattan (unless it’s the one in Kansas), Palm Beach, North Beach, or the nude beach. (Cowboys are generally shy creatures). If they’ve ever watched on television Project Runway, lacrosse, soap operas (unless the star is a horse), Dance Moms, or anything on HGTV... they aren’t a cowboy. If you hear them call their dog Eudora, Darnell, Moonbeam, Sky, Tabitha, Tamsey, Tiffany or World Peace... they aren’t a cowboy. They are for sure NOT a cowboy if they say...

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Fish Recipes Poor Man's Lobster Thermidore 1 lb fresh or frozen cod fish fillet 1 small onion, sliced and then cut into quarters 1 (10 ounce) can cream of shrimp soup 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup white wine 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon paprika Fry fish, when done put in a casserole dish. Saute onions in same pan. Add wine with onions and cook for 30 seconds scrapping bottom of pan often. Add soup and milk. Cook for a minute or two stirring all the time. Pour soup mixture over fish in casserole. Sprinkle with bread crumbs then both of the cheeses and then sprinkle with paprika. Bake in 425°F oven for 10-15 minutes until brown and bubbly.

Crunchy Fish Tacos Lime-Spiked Slaw 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 lime, juice and zest, finely grated 4 cups packaged coleslaw mix 1 mango, peeled, pitted, julienned 1 carrot, peeled, julienned 1/2 field cucumber, seeded, julienned with skin 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup cilantro leaf, chopped Spicy Guacamole 1 avocado, peeled, pitted 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1 lemon, juice of 1 pinch kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste) Cod Tacos 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1/4 cup milk 3 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless cod, cut in to bitesize strips vegetable oil (for frying) 12 small corn tortillas, warmed Slaw: in small bowl, whisk mayo, lime juice and zest, and honey. In medium bowl, combine slaw or cabbage, mango, carrot, cucumber, onion and cilantro. Toss well. Add mayo mixture. Toss until well-mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use. Guacamole: in bowl, combine avocado, garlic, onion, lemon, salt and hot sauce. Mash roughly with fork. If needed, place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate for up to several hours until ready to use. Cod Tacos: put flour in shallow bowl. Season with salt and pepper. In second bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Put cereal in food processor. Process into fine crumbs. Place in shallow bowl. Put cod pieces in flour, tossing to coat. Dip in egg mixture, shaking off excess. Put in cereal crumbs; toss until well-coated. Transfer to clean plate. In large castiron skillet, heat 1-inch oil over medium-high. Add cod. Cook, turning once, until outside is golden and inside is just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes depending on thickness of your pieces. Drain on paper towels. To assemble tacos, lay each tortilla on plate. Top with small pile slaw, dollop guacamole and about 3 pieces cod.

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1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup orange juice 1/4 cup honey 1 green onion, chopped 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets

2 1/2 lbs tilapia fillets 1 cup alfredo sauce 3/4 lb shrimp, cleaned,shelled and deveined 2 tablespoons creole seasoning 1 sweet red pepper, sliced very thin into slivers 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons butter, divided 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 3 tablespoons grated romano or parmesan cheese, for topping

In a large self-closing plastic bag, combine first six ingredients; mix well. Place salmon in bag and seal tightly. Turn bag gently to distribute marinade. Refrigerate 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes for stronger flavor. Turn bag occasionally. Lightly grease grill rack. Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove salmon from marinade; reserve the marinade. Grill 12-15 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush with reserved marinade up until the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Discard leftover marinade.

Crusted Catfish With Crunchy Corn Relish Crunchy Corn Relish 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup water 4 ears corn, kernels cut from the cob 1/4 cup minced red pepper 1/4 cup minced green onion 2 tablespoons half-and-half salt and pepper Crusted Catfish 4 u.s. farm-raised catfish fillets 1/4 cup buttermilk or nonfat yogur 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 cup cornmeal 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper Crunchy Corn Relish: Melt butter in a large skillet. Add water and corn; cover and simmer for 4 minutes. Stir in red pepper and cook for 1 additional minute. Add green onion, half-and-half, and salt and pepper to taste. Crusted Catfish: Stir together buttermilk or yogurt and hot sauce; brush on catfish and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. Coat catfish lightly with cornmeal and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Melt butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. When skillet is hot, sauté catfish about 3 minutes on each side, turning only once, until golden and crisp. Serve with relish. Makes 4 servings.

Tuna Dip 1 (6 ounce) can tuna in water 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp 2 -3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 dash garlic salt 1 -2 tablespoon mayonnaise Mix all the ingredients together, let the flavors blend. Optional additonal ingredients: green onions, green or black olives, or nuts.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash and dry tilapia filets, spread with olive oil and creole seasoning. Place in well oiled baking pan, bake for 8-10 minutes, until just white. While fish is baking, saute slivers of red pepper in 1 tbs butter,until cooked, about 5 minutes. Warm alfredo in a small saucepan. In a frypan, melt 3 tbs butter, add minced garlic and cleaned, prepared shrimp, saute for about 5 minutes. When fish is ready, remove from pan from oven. Carefully remove fillets, place one quarter of the red pepper slivers and one quarter of the cooked shrimp on top of fillets. Top with 1/4 cup of alfredo, sprinkle of grated cheese and a dusting of more creole seasoning.

Slow Cooker Chowder 12 ounces salmon, drained & flaked 3 ounces chopped onions 6 ounces chopped celery 4 -5 ounces shoestring carrots 3 cups fat-free chicken broth 8 ounces fat free cream cheese, cubed 1/4 cup brown rice 1 tablespoon dill weed 1 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 cup water In slow cooker, combine onion, celery, carrots, chicken broth, and rice. Cook for about 4-5 hours on LOW. When the vegetables are soft to your preference, turn the slow cooker to high, add the cream cheese, and stir until melted. Add the salmon, spices, and ¼ cup water. Stir. Cook about 10-20 more minutes on high, stirring occasionally.

Macaroni Salad With Tuna 12 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked al-dente, and completely cooled 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna 1 -1 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 large kosher dill pickles, coarsely chopped 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon dried dill salt and black pepper Cook the macaroni according to package directions for al dente doneness. Drain and immediately plunge into very cold water to stop any further cooking. Drain the tuna, and coarsely crumble into the drained and cooled macaroni. Gently stir in about 1/2 cup of the mayonnaise. Add the pickles, celery and dried dill. Stir again gently adding more mayonnaise until desired coverage is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste, again gently stirring inches. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Government

February 21, 2013

Cutting the Red Tape by Senator Deb Fischer

committee to ensure rulemaking is conducted through a transparent public notice and comment process. I believe it is also critical to exercise rigorous congressional oversight and to push back against government agencies pursuing misguided regulatory objectives. Recently, I joined several of my colleagues in cosponsoring the Regulatory Responsibility for our Economy Act of 2013. As you may recall from my days in the Nebraska Legislature, I only cosponsor bills that I have helped write, or agree with entirely; in this case, I agree wholeheartedly with the legislation. The bill requires the executive branch, which is responsible for issuing regulations, to repeal duplicative and onerous rules currently hindering our nation's job creators. It also requires federal agencies to modify, streamline, or repeal significant regulatory actions that are unnecessary or overly burdensome. The legislation ensures that regulations put forth by the administration account for their economic impact on American businesses, ensure stakeholder input, and promote innovation. These simple, commonsense policies are a good start toward relieving business owners of some of the unnecessary challenges they face in an already difficult economic environment. I believe – and I know many Nebraskans believe – that executive

For far too long, the federal government's reach has extended more and more into the everyday lives of citizens and businesses across Nebraska. Constituents often share with me, both in my office and as I travel the state, that we have got to get to work cutting all of the red tape coming out of Washington. Regulations can be helpful to ensure the health and safety of Americans. However, overregulation places unnecessary burdens on small business owners and stifles economic growth. A homebuilder in Nebraska once told me he was fined nearly $7,000 for simply having a ladder leaning against a wall. Moreover, Nebraskans are all too familiar with the unwise rules proposal aimed at regulating farm dust – an effort the Nebraska congressional delegation has fought hard against. In order to turn around our feeble economy, we must get government out of the way and allow businesses to expand and thrive. That is why I promised to work towards reducing the size and scope of the federal government. As a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I have the opportunity to begin pushing back against unnecessary regulations. I support policies that require regulations to be based on sound science and a thorough cost-benefit analysis. I plan to use my position on the

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agencies should be held accountable for the rules they put in place, which directly affect economic growth and job creation. Another way I hope to cut the red tape is through the constituent services my staff and I in Nebraska offer. We are dedicated to helping constituents navigate the bureaucracy of the federal government. We stand ready to assist fellow Nebraskans with issues ranging from Veterans Affairs to Medicare and Social Security. While my office does not have the jurisdiction to alter decisions made by federal agencies, caseworkers are able to serve as liaisons to help resolve these issues. My caseworkers and outreach coordinators on staff throughout the state bring experience from the local, state, and federal levels of government, as well as the private sector. We consider it an honor to assist Nebraskans in ensuring individual needs and concerns are addressed at the federal level. This week, we celebrated former President Ronald Reagan's 102nd birthday. Reagan famously stated that "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” Well I'm not from the government – I am a rancher from Cherry County who's lucky enough to serve Nebraskans, and my staff and I are here to help.

Addressing the Root Causes of Violence by Congressman Adrian Smith Scottsbluff Office 416 Valley View Drive, Suite 600 Scottsbluff, NE 69361 Phone: (308) 633-6333 Fax: (308) 633-6335

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has caused grief and reflection across the nation. I join all Nebraskans and Americans in mourning the victims and in prayer for their families and friends. Such an act of horror naturally invites debate over what can and should be done to protect children and prevent senseless acts of violence in the future. President Obama and others were quick to insist on new gun restrictions. We all share the goal of reduced violence, but I believe further gun control measures would not address the underlying causes of violence, and would only hurt law-abiding citizens. History and evidence have shown gun bans and restrictions are not an effective way to reduce gun violence. A 2004 study by the National Academy of Sciences found no link between gun controls and rates of violent crime. Numerous school shootings and other mass murders occurred during the previous “assault weapons” ban, including the

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attack at Columbine High School in Colorado. Since the expiration of the ban, gun murders have continued to decline in the U.S. Outlawing certain weapons, accessories and ammunitions would not make them disappear; it would only limit the purchase of these items by those intending to use them for legal purposes. The overwhelming majority of gun owners in America are responsible individuals concerned for the safety and wellbeing of their fellow citizens. Laws on the books will not prevent criminals and those intending to do harm from obtaining arms by other means or from purchasing them on the black market. Some would like to ban all guns, but the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right to “keep and bear arms.” This right, which was recently affirmed by the Supreme Court, is important for personal protection as well as for sportsmen, hunters, and collectors. Above all, the Second Amendment must be preserved because it

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is an essential safeguard to protect American freedom and democracy. The debate about guns and gun control is understandable and well intentioned, but it is misguided. Rather than continuing to focus on guns, we should be having a conversation about the underlying causes of violence, namely mental health. A recent study by professor Stephen P. Segal at the University of California-Berkeley found states with greater mental health services had lower homicide rates than those with fewer mental health capabilities. The vast majority of Americans suffering from mental illness will never commit a crime and are not a threat to our safety. However, to address the true causes of mass violence we must find ways to better identify and treat mental illness. Passing legislation which does not address the underlying issues will not solve the problem, it could create new ones.

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America has endured times of great challenge and great triumph. At a time when doubt is growing about the prospects of a bright future for America, we must remember that the road to prosperity has never been an easy one. And our success has always been because we, as a people, are greater than the challenges we face. Without a doubt, years of economic recession have taken a significant toll on our country. During this period, unemployment climbed to 10 percent, remaining alarmingly high in January, at 7.9 percent. The financial markets have been on an unpredictable rollercoaster ride, reacting to economic and political turbulence abroad and ongoing uncertainty at home. And now, some fear this environment may be “the new normal.” A recent study conducted by Rutgers University revealed that 61 percent of respondents believe America will never fully recover from what is now being called the “Great Recession.” It’s certainly easy to understand why people are discouraged about the prospects for our future. Nearly three quarters of Americans have either lost jobs or know somebody out of work as a result of the

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economy, according to the study. Generation Y, the nation’s next leaders, has come of age in a time fraught with war, divided government and economic hardships. We must not lose sight of the strength and resiliency that have always been a part of the American spirit. When a spate of wildfires raged across Nebraska’s fields and prairies threatening farm and ranch land, folks from near and far came to lend a hand. While not everyone could pick up a hose and battle the blaze, they were all committed to helping in the effort. In the end, this display of neighbor helping neighbor spared untold acres needed to help feed and fuel the world. This courage and selflessness is evident throughout our history. So is the entrepreneurial spirit witnessed in Nebraska through everything from Kool-Aid to CliffsNotes to mass production of center-pivot irrigation systems. America has always been the cradle of innovation. We not only design new and revolutionary products and processes, our country is the birthplace of ingenious ideas, like our Constitution and modern democracy.

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America is not just the result of a few words on a paper or lines on a map. It is the product of those hard working and enterprising people who devised the genius of our founding documents, and dared to explore a new frontier. Today is no different. Our country is not defined by rules handed down by government, but rather common principles upheld by those who believe in her future. Make no mistake; the trials that face us today are not insignificant. They will require innovative thinking and bold resolve. They will require civic engagement across the country and political courage in Washington to make the difficult yet necessary decisions. But these are the characteristics that built America. I continue to be encouraged by the innovative and determined spirit of folks in Nebraska and across America. A country is only as strong as its people. Our collective American spirit—our drive to achieve and rise above—is what make America great. So long as we as individuals maintain that spirit, I truly believe our brightest days are still on the horizon.


February 21, 2013

Nebraska Farm & Ranch - FFA

Page 7

Proud Supporters of FFA Featuring Chapters in these Counties Cass • Douglas • Gage • Johnson Lancaster • Otoe • Pawnee • Richardson • Saunders

Norris FFA Members Compete in District Leadership Skills Events Bryce Doeschot, Norris FFA Chapter Reporter District Leadership Skills Events – On January 29, twenty Norris FFA members traveled to Southeast Community College in Beatrice to compete in various District Leadership Skills Events. Results are as follows: Senior Parliamentary Procedure team received first place, qualifying for state. Senior Team members are Kyle Essink, Bailee Peters, Rachel Kechley, Bryce Doeschot, Jake Bornschlegl and Ashley Anderson. Junior Parliamentary Procedure team also received first place, qualifying for state. Junior team members are Autumn Berndt, Spencer Peters, Joshua Kelsey, Brenna Doeschot, Michelle Rohman, Connor Sullivan, Haley Zabel and Cody Grusing (alternate). In Creed Speaking, Sydni Lienemann received first place and qualified for state; Joshua Kelsey received a blue ribbon. For Junior Public Speaking, Sierra Nelson received first place and qualified for state, and Michelle Rohman received second place and also qualified for state. In Senior Public Speaking, Kelli Doeschot received a red ribbon. Haley Zabel received a blue ribbon in Natural Resources Speaking. For Extemporaneous Speaking, Jaime Stephenson received a blue ribbon, and Kyle Essink received a red ribbon. In the Job Interview competition, Elizabeth Ehmen received third place and a blue ribbon. Ben Rice received fourth place and a blue ribbon and Bryce Doeschot received a blue ribbon. For their Agricultural Demonstration event, Kelli Doeschot and Katy Fosler received blue ribbons. Congratulations to all those who competed! State FFA Convention will be held April 3-5, 2013, in Lincoln. Food Drive – The Norris FFA held a food drive during the week of November 26 through November 30. The students at Norris High School competed against each other to see which IAP group could collect the most non-perishable food items. Ms. Henke’s IAP came out ahead, earning a free Prairieland Dairy ice cream party. The food drive continued on November 30 during the high school basketball games. Spectators who brought three or more non-perishable food items received a free bag of popcorn. The Norris FFA collected nearly 1,000 food items for a local food pantry. Thanks to all who participated in the food drive! National FFA Week – National FFA Week, February 16-23, gives members a chance to

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educate the public about agriculture and FFA. At Norris, the students will be answering FFA trivia questions during lunch, as well as competing in Ag Olympics throughout the week. Some of the agricultural games will include hay stacking, milking a cow, stick horse races, leading goats through an obstacle course, and wheelbarrow races. Sierra Nelson and Michelle Rohman received On Friday February 22, the Norris FFA Chapter, first and second place respectively in Junior Public Skills USA, Student Council, and Norris CARES Speaking. Both qualified for state will be hosting a speaker for both the high school and middle school. Mike Smith Live informs Fall Party and IMPACT Workshop – On students about the negativities of bullying and October 17, the Norris FFA Chapter had their how to prevent it. The week will allow the whole annual Fall Party. The night’s activities included school to get involved and have a great time while roasting hot dogs over a bonfire, a scavenger hunt, expanding their agricultural knowledge. bobbing for apples and a hayrack ride. A few of the Bell Ringing – On December 10, the Norris Nebraska state officers even attended the event! FFA rang bells for the Salvation Army. Members The night was a huge success and everyone had a stood on the east side of Scheels, rang bells and great time. collected money from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Roughly 15 The next day FFA members attended an FFA members participated and helped collect money workshop called IMPACT. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., during that time. Members were happily filled FFA members experienced high-energy leadership with holiday cheer and some even sang Christmas sessions over a variety of topics including carols to the shoppers. Although the weather was teamwork, leadership, the importance of chilly, members huddled up with blankets and had agriculture and many more. The theme this year a good time raising money for a great cause. was “Build It Up!” Those who attended discovered Christmas Tree Pick-Up – The Norris FFA how each one of us can “Build It Up!” as leaders in has been involved in many community service our chapters, schools, and communities. projects this year. During the past holiday season, National Convention – A group of 14 Norris the Norris FFA Chapter held their annual FFA members traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, Christmas tree pick-up on January 2 at 1 p.m. The for the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo FFA picked up trees in the towns of Hickman, held October 24 through October 27, 2012. The Firth, Panama, Holland, Roca, Cortland and Norris students were able to attend sessions and Princeton. Four trucks were sent out to the area the Career Fair while also participating in towns to find trees placed by curbs. The trees were competitions. The Farm Business Management then delivered to Holmes Lake to be made into team earned a gold medal, placing 11th. This team mulch. Fourteen FFA members helped with the event. Continued on page 10

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - FFA

February 21, 2013

Freeman FFA Enjoying Success, Preparing for State Convention Blake Lenners, Freeman FFA Chapter Reporter, and Tony Jensen, Freeman FFA Advisor It has been a very busy year for the Freeman FFA Chapter. The chapter has been raising money for a 33-foot growing dome greenhouse, and has received incredible support from the community through donations and grants from DuPont Pioneer, Farm Credit Services of America, Monsanto, Norris Public Power, the Walmart Foundation, FFA: Food for All, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and Thrivent Financial. We are hoping to wrap up fundraising, complete the dirt work, and finish the construction of the growing dome this spring. Freeman FFA Chapter members Jeff Wallman, Johnathan Neil, Claire Richardson, Meghan Schellpepper, Sarah Page, Matt Ideus, Carley Remmers, and Anna Harder were selected to participate in the Nebraska State FFA Chorus. They will perform during State FFA Convention in April. Six senior FFA members applied for their state degree. Jeff Wallman's poultry production

proficiency earned a gold at the district review and will be sent on to state for further evaluation. The Freeman FFA Chapter had eight state qualifiers in Leadership Skills Events in January. These qualifiers are listed: Jeff Wallman, 1st purple in Senior Public Speaking; Taylor Larkins, 1st purple and Gabe VanEngen 2nd purple in Discovery Speaking; the team of Morgan Lenners, Emily Lenners, and Katie Unvert, 1st purple in Ag Demonstration; Blake Lenners, 2nd purple in Job Interview; Lindsay Hottovy, 2nd purple in Natural Resources Speaking; Holden Scott, 2nd purple in Creed Speaking; and Everett Bloom, 2nd purple in Extemporaneous Speaking. The junior high participated in quiz bowl and had every team get one win, while one team got 2nd place. The Freeman FFA Chapter members are looking forward to FFA Week, where there will be a hay bale toss, hunger awareness activity, elementary ag literacy presentations, blue and gold day, official dress day, kiss-a-goat contest, and tractor day. Upcoming events include district Career Development Events on March 5, state officer visit on March 11, and State FFA Convention on April 3-5.

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NORRIS FFA MEMBERS Continued from page 7 consisted of Kyle Essink, Hanna Flamme, Courtney Goering and Janelle Mitchell. The Environmental and Natural Resources team placed 11th also, earning a gold medal. Bryce Doeschot, Elizabeth Ehmen, Ryan Reed and Ben Rice participated on the Natural Resources team. A Veterinary Science team from Norris also competed at the national level this year. This year was the first year for this competition. The Vet Science team members included Ashley Anderson, Andy Kinney, Brittany Lucas and Avery Sass. The Norris FFA chapter also received a three-star chapter award during the convention. Great job to all who participated in national competitions!

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Ashland-Greenwood FFA Chapter Shines

Palmyra FFA Concentrates on Community Service for Leadership Training

Elizabeth Yunker, Ashland-Greenwood FFA Chapter Reporter

Emma Bremer, Palmyra FFA Chapter Reporter

The Ashland-Greenwood FFA horse judging team (equine evaluation) did very well this fall for contest in career development events. They first participated at the state level in the senior division and then qualified for nationals. The National Horse Evaluation career development event (CDE) was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event tests the student’s ability to select and evaluate horses. Event components include eight selection classes that consisted of four halter classes and four performance classes. Students also have to give four sets of oral reasons on how they place classes. Teams also worked together to complete practical activities. Individual awards go as follows: Summer Craft achieved gold, Kendall Riecken earned bronze, and Marisa Rogers and McKenzie Rogers received silver. The whole team placed with a silver award. McKenzie Rogers, a participant in this event, said this about going to nationals, “It was a once in a lifetime experience. My older sisters were always involved in 4H and did horse judging, that inspired me to work hard for this event. We also had practice once a week for nine months out of the year, allowing us to be very prepared.� Twelve Ashland-Greenwood FFA members had the great opportunity of going to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past October. They attended career and college fairs, which allowed them to educate themselves on colleges they found interesting. Workshops were also held at the event center, including one about dinner etiquette, which was attended by the students. Tours of a local cave were also available, which the Ashland-Greenwood students enjoyed. They also learned about aquaculture. According to Logan Kennedy, “I had a lot of fun at National Convention. It was very educational, and I got to experience downtown Indianapolis.�

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By David M. Fiala

Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

Country Grain Prices as of 2/19/13 Location

Corn

Aurora Bloomfield Bruning Chappell Columbus Franklin Fremont Funk Gordon *** Grand Island Grant Hastings Hemingford Holdrege Imperial *** Kearney Kimball Lexington Lincoln Maywood McCook Merna Nebraska City Norfolk North Platte Ogallala Ord Overton Sidney St.Paul Superior Waco Wahoo Wayne Alliance Imperial Gordon Hemingford

New Corn

Beans

New Beans

Wheat

New Wheat

$7.07 $6.99

$5.20 $5.09

$14.45 $14.47

$11.98 $11.94

$7.39

$7.21

$6.93 $7.09 $7.03

$5.30 $5.18 $5.23

$13.98 $14.64 $14.28

$11.72 $12.12 $11.80

$7.29

$7.16

$7.33

$7.10 $6.59 $7.07 $6.90 $7.10 $6.79 $7.03 $6.90 $7.12 $6.95 $7.10 $7.17 $7.06 $6.95 $7.03 $7.18 $7.10 $7.06 $6.88 $7.12 $7.10

$5.30 $5.00 $5.20 $5.30 $5.30 $5.21 $5.25 $5.30 $5.29 $5.30

$14.40

$11.94

$14.45 $13.97 $14.43

$11.98 $11.72 $11.99

$14.37 $13.97 $14.48

$11.84 $11.72 $12.02

$7.15 $6.95

$5.28 $5.29

$14.42 $14.68 $14.29 $14.02 $14.28 $14.83 $14.65 $14.29

$5.20 $5.30

$14.73 $14.40

$5.30 $5.15

$14.32 $14.41

$5.25 $5.29 $5.30 $5.24

$12.21 $11.72 $11.77 $11.87 $12.17 $11.84

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New Milo

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$4.90

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$6.51

$4.70

$7.33 $7.25

$7.23 $7.17

$6.51

$4.70

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$7.11 $7.41 $7.31 $7.19 $7.11

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$4.90

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$7.16 $6.99 $6.62 $6.66

$4.95 $4.79 $4.80

$7.56 $7.05 $7.11 $7.18

$7.31 $7.17

$7.15

$12.77 $11.84

$7.40

$7.19

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Crop Basis Charts from Reporting Locations as of 2/5/13 Corn Basis

Soybean Basis

Wheat Basis

Sorghum Basis

$4.92 $4.85

$7.16 Northern $42.00 Oil Flowers Spring Wheat $7.66 Spring Wheat $7.71

$35.00 Pinto Oil Flowers (new) Spring Wheat(new) Spring Wheat(new)

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Corn

Wheat

Soybeans

Corn trade has ground sideways to start the week demand concerns weighing the market down, with spreads, basis, and the soy complex adding support. For the week, trade is unchanged on old crop corn, and flat on new crop. The dollar has firmed a bit this week. May futures on the chart now have support at $6.85 with resistance at $7.00. New crop 2013 corn has broken back to the lower end of the range with some moisture for the Western Corn Belt, and continued expectations for large acreage and much improved yields. The weekly export inspections slipped back to 9.05 million bushels, which remains pretty slow. Weekly exports are delayed because of the Holiday, and are expected to remain low. Basis and spreads continue to signal significant tightness in the cash market. Ethanol production data is expected to be supportive this week with better margins available, and better blender usage. Long term US weather remains questionable, but not bullish at this time. Some of the weather models are concerning for the secondary corn crop in Brazil, although first crop corn is in good shape. Hedgers call with questions.

Wheat trade has been sideways with better exports dueling with forecast precipitation. For the week, Chicago trade is 4 lower, KC is unchanged, and Minneapolis is 2 lower. US wheat remains the cheapest origin in the world for milling wheat, and is very competitive on feed wheat. Egypt is going to tender soon for April delivery as they try to stretch supplies, while China and Brazil have been more active. India has moved quite a bit of feed wheat locally. Long term dryness will remain a concern, but some relief should be found over the next few days. On the chart, March Chicago wheat has turned mostly negative with support at $7.20 in the near term, and resistance at $7.542. Export shipments bounced to 30.5 million bushels, wheat exports are expected to be solid again this week. US feed usage of wheat should be on the rise as well, with attractive margins in the Southern United States. Hedgers call with questions.

Soybean trade rebounded sharply with disappointing rains in Argentina and renewed Chinese demand. The nearby soybean weekly net change is 57 higher, with meal $24 higher, and bean oil up 45 points. Overall the momentum has shifted back higher. Nearby March soybean trade now has support at $14.57 and $14.55, with resistance around $14.90, then $15.00. Trade has really struggled in the $14.90 area, and the continued rejection of that area would likely trigger further liquidation. Chinese buying has returned after their Holiday. South American weather remains dry in Southern Argentina, while Northern Brazil has trended drier for harvest with the ground in between in decent shape. Export shipments were good at 40 million bushels, with fresh sales of 120,000 of old crop announced so far. Crush margins remain okay domestically, and are very strong in China. US soybean basis has been sideways but is still pretty elevated. South America is also struggling with logistics as harvest gets fully underway. Hedgers call with questions.

Support: Resistance

Mar. 13 682 708

Dec. 13 549 574

May 2013 Corn (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Support: Resistance

Chicago 723 763

K City 763 810

Minneapolis 817 853

May 2013 Wheat (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Open . . .6.900 High . . . .6.970 Low . . . .6.892 Close . . .6.962 Change +0.042

Support: Resistance

May 13 1365 1529

March Meal March Oil 391 5066 455 5400

May 2013 Soybeans (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .14.674 High . . .14.730 Low . . . .14.590 Close . . .14.684 Change .+0.112

Open . . . .7.440 High . . . .7.452 Low . . . . .7.440 Close . . . .7.452 Change .+0.064


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Continued From Page 1 Lincoln by the Frenchman Cambridge and Nebraska Bostwick irrigation districts. In part, the lawsuit seeks to halt two multimillion projects that would pump and transport groundwater into river tributaries to help Nebraska comply with the 1943 Republican River Compact. The lawsuit says the state and federal entities listed as defendants have not done enough to protect the irrigation districts’ water rights, specifically by not controlling overuse of groundwater. Bostwick, based in Red Cloud, is downstream from Harlan County Lake and provides water to approximately 22,455 acres of farmland along Franklin, Naponee, Superior and Courtland canals. Cambridge-based Frenchman Cambridge is upstream of the lake and serves more than 45,600 acres on four canal systems. The river augmentation projects targeted include a plan by Imperial-based Upper Republican NRD to build a 4.6-mile pipeline to transport groundwater from a southwest Dundy County wellfield into Rock Creek. Meanwhile, the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican and Twin Platte NRDs are purchasing a 19,300-acre Lincoln County farm — about 16,000 acres are irrigated — for $83 million. Three-fourths of the groundwater from that property could be added to Medicine Creek. Officials of the irrigation districts are concerned that the water would bypass their irrigation projects and the federal reservoirs where their water is stored. The lawsuit also argues that transporting groundwater to benefit steamflows into another state — in this case Kansas — is not one of the three uses of aquifer water authorized

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by the Nebraska Constitution or Groundwater Management & Protection Act. Irrigation district officials and their attorney earlier told The Kearney Hub that a lawsuit goal is to ensure that DNR won’t approve augmentation projects if they are detrimental to the reservoirs and irrigation districts. Another goal is to do more to reduce overuse of groundwater that is hydrologically connected to streamflows. Such groundwater use reduces the irrigation districts’ surface water supplies, district officials have said. In other Lower Republican NRD business Thursday, Lubeck said the board is likely to change NRD rules to require use of mechanical flow meters. He said electronic meters are too easily subject to service interruptions. The board decided to discontinue Lower Republican NRD grass seed sales in Franklin and Webster counties, something that already had been done in Harlan and Furnas counties. Lubeck said the directors don’t want the NRD to compete with local businesses.

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A telephone call from Kansas water officials could at any time cut off irrigation water for up to 500 farmers on the Big Blue and Little Blue Rivers in southeast Nebraska, a Nebraska water official said Friday. The flow of water from those two rivers into Kansas is getting close to the point of falling short of flow requirements under a 1971 compact between Nebraska and Kansas, said J. Michael Jess, director of the Nebraska Department of Water Resources. Although the flow on both rivers meets compact requirements now, they will likely be short when the requirements increase July 1, Jess said. If flows are short, he said, he will have to order irrigators off the system. "I'm bound by the compact. We have an obligation to satisfy those minimum flows," Jess said. "What will trigger all this is when Kansas

calls me and says they're not getting enough water." There are already irrigators being cut off on the Platte and Republican Rivers in Nebraska due to the drought conditions, Jess said. That happens on the Republican River almost every summer, he said. He said he didn't know how many irrigators have received notices along the Platte and Republican Rivers. There has never been a problem on meeting flow requirements for Kansas in the Big Blue and Little Blue systems, he said. "This has all the appearances of a long-term situation," he said. "We're a little concerned." In Iowa, irrigators are being shut off on stretches of the Little Cedar, English, Winnebago, Cedar, Chariton, Thompson, Skunk and Maquoketa Rivers. If Kansas does not receive its flow, irrigators in Nebraska will first be cut to their

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Over the last 30 years, Mexico has become an aggressive exporter of feeder cattle to the United States. The U.S. has relied so heavily on these imports to supplement supply that experts are now calling the levels of imported Mexican feeder cattle unsustainable. According to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group, the availability of cattle for shipment is expected to post a steep decline in 2013, leaving the U.S. cattle feeding industry searching for ways to make up for this sharply reduced supply. "Record high feeder and calf prices in the U.S., as well as a favorable exchange rate, were factors in a surge of exports to the U.S. over the last two to three years," said report author Don Close, vice president of Food and Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Animal Protein. "However, it was really the severe drought in 2011 that prompted such anotable increase in exports to the U.S. so that the levels became unsustainably high."

The USDA reported that all cattle and calves in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2013, totaled 89.3 million head, 2 percent below the 90.8 million on Jan. 1, 2012. This is the lowest Jan. 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 88.1 million on hand in 1952. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 38.5 million, were down 2 percent from the 39.4 million on Jan. 1, 2012. This is the lowest Jan. 1 inventory of all cows and heifers that have calved since the 36.8 million head in 1941. The 2012 calf crop was estimated at 34.3 million head, down 3 percent from 2011. This is the smallest calf crop since the 33.7 million born during 1949. Calves born during the first half of 2012 are estimated at 25 million, down 3 percent from 2011. A critical result of the drought-induced surge in feeder cattle imports from Mexico has been a substantial increase in the shipment of heifers.

When U.S.-Mexican feeder trade began to gain steam, 90 percent of the cattle exported by Mexico were steers. By September 2012, spayed heifers accounted for more than a quarter of all shipments. Such an escalation in heifer shipments signals a total depletion of Mexican cattle supplies. "Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a depleted inventory, of course, but more importantly, there is going to be a sharply reduced retention of potential replacement heifers," Close said. "Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll undoubtedly see lower shipments of feeder cattle into the U.S. for the next two to three years, as well as challenges for the Mexican cattle industry related to rebuilding a supply that will bring exports to the U.S. on par with historical levels." Because the shipments of Mexican cattle have reached an unsustainable level and will inevitably decline, the critical question now is how will the U.S. cattle feeding industry make up for a reduced supply of feeder cattle from Mexico. "Cattle feeders are going to need to change several aspects of how they procure cattle, starting with becoming more dependent on feeders from the southeast cow/calf complex," Close said. As a result, southern U.S. cattle feeders will be forced to look further north and be more pricecompetitive in the central and western U.S., in spite of the freight disadvantage. With the U.S. cow/calf herd already at a 50-year low, such new competition is likely to force feeders with weaker supply sources or weaker operating finances out of the market. Finally, the report said, it can be expected that the U.S. cattle feeders will be required to return to Canada for available feeder cattle numbers. Look for more news @ www.myfarmandranch.com

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Nebraska Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report Week Ending: 2/15/2013 MARKET: Ericson/Spalding Auction Market (02/16), Huss Livestock Market LLC - Kearney (02/13), Lexington Livestock Market (02/15), Loup City Commission Co. (02/12), Ogallala Livestock Auction Market (02/14), Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook (02/11), Burwell Livestock Market (cow sale) (02/15), Valentine Livestock Market (cow sale) (02/14) Receipts: 19,821

Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

Last Week 24,111

Last Year 24,103

Compared to last week, steers under 400 lbs sold mostly steady, 450-500 lbs sold 6.00 lower, over 500 lbs sold 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Heifers sold 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Most declines were noted on sales before Friday, end of the week sales sold higher (compared to last week) than early week sales. Demand was moderate to mostly good for all offerings. This was the first week in a very long time where a the bulk of the receipts included heifers. Some were quoted as replacements but the bulk went to feed yards. Supply this week included 52 percent heifers, 47 percent steers with the balance on bull calves. Near 74 percent of the feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

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Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 8 . . . . . . . . .343 . . . . . . . .343 . . . . . . . . .205 . . . . . . . . . . . .205 24 . . . . . . .370-388 . . . . . .382 . . . .189.00-205.00 . . . . .194.17 113 . . . . . .402-446 . . . . . .422 . . . .182.00-203.50 . . . . .194.24 255 . . . . . .454-498 . . . . . .479 . . . .174.00-193.50 . . . . .182.45 696 . . . . . .503-547 . . . . . .530 . . . .163.00-195.00 . . . . .179.21 12 . . . . . . . .513 . . . . . . . .513 . . . . . . . .187.5 . . . . . .187.5 Fan 358 . . . . . .550-599 . . . . . .579 . . . .155.00-175.75 . . . . .169.11 32 . . . . . . .550-562 . . . . . .554 . . . .175.00-176.75 . .176.14 Fan 1022 . . . . .600-646 . . . . . .620 . . . .148.25-168.50 . . . . .161.75 19 . . . . . . . .647 . . . . . . . .647 . . . . . . .148.25 . . . .148.25 Fles 914 . . . . . .651-699 . . . . . .678 . . . .144.00-160.00 . . . . .154.39 30 . . . . . . . .656 . . . . . . . .656 . . . . . . . .143.5 . . . . . . .143.5 Cal 1359 . . . . .700-749 . . . . . .717 . . . .139.25-158.60 . . . . .147.08 8 . . . . . . . . .727 . . . . . . . .727 . . . . . . .132.75 . . . . . .132.75Cal 1355 . . . . .750-796 . . . . . .770 . . . .134.10-145.25 . . . . .140.77 1147 . . . . .800-847 . . . . . .826 . . . .131.25-142.50 . . . . .137.24 378 . . . . . .851-893 . . . . . .871 . . . .125.25-136.60 . . . . .132.69 86 . . . . . . .901-928 . . . . . .914 . . . .125.00-131.25 . . . . .127.57 129 . . . . . .955-982 . . . . . .962 . . . .129.00-130.25 . . . . .129.87 13 . . . . . . . .1068 . . . . . . .1068 . . . . . . . .126 . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 16 . . . . . . .313-345 . . . . . .333 . . . .179.00-203.00 . . . . .187.34 48 . . . . . . .350-396 . . . . . .375 . . . .165.00-187.00 . . . . .172.72 264 . . . . . .401-448 . . . . . .428 . . . .164.50-181.75 . . . . . .171.8 438 . . . . . .451-498 . . . . . .478 . . . .153.00-173.00 . . . . .163.51 38 . . . . . . . .488 . . . . . . . .488 . . . . . . . . .175 . . . . . . . .175 - TF 53 . . . . . . .465-488 . . . . . .479 . . . .175.00-179.50 .177.85 - VA 340 . . . . . .507-549 . . . . . .526 . . . .142.00-159.00 . . . . .151.81 21 . . . . . . .508-530 . . . . . .520 . . . .153.50-158.00 . .155.6 - Fan 1133 . . . . .551-599 . . . . . .568 . . . .141.00-158.25 . . . . .149.91 103 . . . . . . .550 . . . . . . . .550 . . . . . . .154.75 . . . .154.75 - Fan 1604 . . . . .600-649 . . . . . .622 . . . .131.00-148.25 . . . . .142.63 172 . . . . . .629-631 . . . . . .630 . . . .146.00-150.25 .147.98 - Fan 39 . . . . . . . .633 . . . . . . . .633 . . . . . . . . .132 . . . . . . .132 - Fles 13 . . . . . . . .619 . . . . . . . .619 . . . . . . . . .139 . . . . . . .139 - Rep 1631 . . . . .650-697 . . . . . .681 . . . .132.00-147.50 . . . . .138.96 20 . . . . . . . .650 . . . . . . . .650 . . . . . . . . .128 . . . . . . . .128 - Cal 78 . . . . . . . .693 . . . . . . . .693 . . . . . . . . .149 . . . . . . .149 - Fan 37 . . . . . . . .677 . . . . . . . .677 . . . . . . . .143.5 . . . . .143.5 - Rep 873 . . . . . .704-749 . . . . . .735 . . . .130.00-146.00 . . . . .135.66 79 . . . . . . . .722 . . . . . . . .722 . . . . . . . . .148 . . . . . . .148 - Fan 82 . . . . . . . .703 . . . . . . . .703 . . . . . . . . .185 . . . . . . .185 - Rep 856 . . . . . .752-783 . . . . . .766 . . . .128.00-137.00 . . . . .133.64 69 . . . . . . . .753 . . . . . . . .753 . . . . . . . . .148 . . . . . . .148 - Fan 693 . . . . . .800-849 . . . . . .825 . . . .125.00-134.50 . . . . .129.91 238 . . . . . .860-894 . . . . . .884 . . . .124.00-128.50 . . . . . .126.9 11 . . . . . . . .1017 . . . . . . .1017 . . . . . . . .120 . . . . . . . . . . . .120

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NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 2/15/2013 Eastern Nebraska: Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay, grass hay steady. Dehy pellets and ground alfalfa steady. Corn stalks steady to firm. A lot of cattlemen are very concerned with the drought situation. Many are trying to stock pile any kind of roughage source they can in case they will have to feed their cow herd all summer. Dehy pellet trade was moderate this week. Ground hay movement slow and steady. Demand moderate to good in some areas of the state. Prices are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) stack in medium to large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported sales. Nebraska Department of Agriculture has a hay and forage directory available at www.agr.state.ne.us click on Hay Information. Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 300.00, Good large rounds 200.00-225.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 200.00-225.00. Cornstalks round bales 80.0095.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 340.00-350.00; alfalfa meal 345.00-350.00 Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 300.00; Premium small squares bales 350.00. Good large rounds 225.00230.00. Grass Hay: Good large rounds 200.00230.00. Corn stalks large round bales 85.00-90.00. Alfalfa ground/del local hauls 250.00-275.00. Corn

stalks ground/del 130.00-140.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 325.00-340.00 alfalfa meal 336.00-347.00. Western Nebraska: Compared to last week: All classes are trading firm. Supplies are light on all classes with the majority of the remaining supplies consisting of third and fourth cutting hay. Buyers are continuing to buy hay on an as need basis. There were some reports of high quality hay trading under 200.000 between long standing customers. USDA-NASS reports that alfalfa production in 2012 totaled 52 million tons on roughly 17.3 million acres. These figures being the lowest production level since 1953 on the smallest number of acres since 1948. According to the National Drought Monitor, 29.19 percent of the region is in exceptional drought. That is a 2.2 percent increase from the first of the year. Moderate demand with slow to moderate trading activity. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Most horse hay sold in small squares. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. Alfalfa: Premium to Supreme large squares 240.00-280.00, large rounds 240.00; Premium to Good large squares 240.00-250.00; Ground and delivered 220.00. Corn Stalks: Large squares 90.00-100.00, instances of 110.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

• St. Joseph Sheep - Week Ending Monday, February 18, 2013 • Prior Week Slaughtered Lamb Head Count -- Formula : Domestic - 12,240; Imported - 0 Slaughtered Owned Sheep: Domestic: 3,417 Head; Carcass Wt: 46-106 Lbs.; Wtd Avg Wt: 83.6; Wtd avg. Dressing: 51.2; choice or better; 98.2% YG 59.7% Domestic Formula Purchases: . . . .Head . . .Weight (lbs) . . .Avg Weight . . . . . .Price Range . . . . . . . . .Wtd Avg 537 . . . .under 55 lbs . . . . . .47.8 . . . . . . . .216.64 - 350.00 . . . . . . . .227.92 1,051 . . . .55-65 lbs . . . . . . .61.2 . . . . . . . .208.68 - 233.16 . . . . . . . .231.89 1,922 . . . .65-75 lbs . . . . . . .70.4 . . . . . . . .212.50 - 280.00 . . . . . . . .234.39 3,887 . . . .75-85 lbs . . . . . . .78.6 . . . . . . . .224.00 - 291.00 . . . . . . . .242.56 3,282 . . .over 85 lbs . . . . . .92.9 . . . . . . .190.01 - 223.04 . . . . . . . .214.27

9 . . . . . . . .650-673 . . . . . .663 . . . .141.25-141.50 . . . . .141.39 34 . . . . . . .709-745 . . . . . .736 . . . .133.75-141.75 . . . . .137.25 15 . . . . . . . .821 . . . . . . . .821 . . . . . . .129.85 . . . . . . . .129.85

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3 Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 8 . . . . . . . . .376 . . . . . . . .376 . . . . . . . . .108 . . . . . . . . . . . .108 30 . . . . . . . .830 . . . . . . . .830 . . . . . . . . .100 . . . . . . . . . . . .100 73 . . . . . . . .911 . . . . . . . .911 . . . . . . . .96.5 . . . . . . . . . . .96.5

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Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1-2 Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 8 . . . . . . . . .387 . . . . . . . .387 . . . . . . . .171.5 . . . . . . . . . .171.5 40 . . . . . . .436-449 . . . . . .441 . . . .149.00-161.00 . . . . .157.35 86 . . . . . . .464-490 . . . . . .474 . . . .138.00-160.00 . . . . .157.64 50 . . . . . . .523-543 . . . . . .532 . . . .143.25-147.50 . . . . .145.59 162 . . . . . .561-597 . . . . . .589 . . . .132.50-142.50 . . . . .137.78 67 . . . . . . .616-649 . . . . . .619 . . . .132.50-140.50 . . . . .138.11 32 . . . . . . . .697 . . . . . . . .697 . . . . . . . .132.5 . . . . . . . . . .132.5 86 . . . . . . .700-747 . . . . . .743 . . . .125.00-133.25 . . . . .132.53 15 . . . . . . .808-832 . . . . . .821 . . . .124.00-125.10 . . . . .124.51

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 9 . . . . . . . . .636 . . . . . . . .636 . . . . . . .140.75 . . . . . . . .140.75

5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Week Ending: 2/17/13 Confirmed: 58,387 Week Ago: 76,952 Year Ago: 147,595 Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,334 . . . . . . . . .1,320-1,550 . . . . . . . . . . .122.00-124.00 1,490 . . . . . . . . . . .123.07 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,408 . . . . . . . . .1,110-1,535 . . . . . . . . . . .119.00-125.00 1,429 . . . . . . . . . . .122.38 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,569 . . . . . . . . .1,220-1,470 . . . . . . . . . . .122.00-123.00 1,327 . . . . . . . . . . .122.98 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 . . . . . . . . . .1,350-1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .123.00-123.00 1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .123.00 Weighted Averages Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,646 . . . . . . . . .1,115-1,435 . . . . . . . . . . .122.00-123.00 1,340 . . . . . . . . . . .122.86 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,912 . . . . . . . . .1,070-1,444 . . . . . . . . . . .119.00-123.00 1,297 . . . . . . . . . . .122.17 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,063 . . . . . . . . .1,085-1,450 . . . . . . . . . . .122.00-123.00 1,188 . . . . . . . . . . .122.99 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... ============================================================================================================== Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) (Paid on Hot Weights) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,307 . . . . . . . . . .883-981 . . . . . . . . . . . . .194.00-198.00 928 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.86 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,459 . . . . . . . . . .834-961 . . . . . . . . . . . . .193.00-200.00 904 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.71 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,082 . . . . . . . . . .768-935 . . . . . . . . . . . . .194.00-196.00 853 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.74 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,766 . . . . . . . . . .738-922 . . . . . . . . . . . . .193.00-196.00 823 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.93 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,170 . . . . . . . . . .706-868 . . . . . . . . . . . . .194.00-196.00 787 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.40 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,407 . . . . . . . . . .698-810 . . . . . . . . . . . . .194.50-196.00 775 . . . . . . . . . . . .195.44 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .17,562 . . . . . . .1390 . . . . . . .122.81 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .15,621 . . . . . . .1281 . . . . . . .122.59 Dressed Del Steer . . . .8,848 . . . . . . . .892 . . . . . . . .195.76 Dressed Del Heifer . . .7,343 . . . . . . . .791 . . . . . . . .195.54

Sales fob feedlots and delivered. Estimated net weights after 3-4% shrink. Other: Contract sales; Formula sales; Holsteins; Heiferettes; Cattle sold earlier in the week, but data not collected on day of sale; Etc.

Week Ago Averages:

Year Ago Averages:

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .19,691 . . . . . . .1,400 . . . . . . .124.87 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .12,570 . . . . . . .1,273 . . . . . . .124.76 Dressed Del Steer . . .18,242 . . . . . . .907 . . . . . . . .199.84 Dressed Del Heifer . . .10,622 . . . . . . .816 . . . . . . . .199.67

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .39,152 . . . . . . .1,338 . . . . . . .128.03 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .36,991 . . . . . . .1,242 . . . . . . .128.01 Dressed Del Steer . . .25,363 . . . . . . .892 . . . . . . . .202.40 Dressed Del Heifer . . .19,518 . . . . . . .812 . . . . . . . .202.50

Apr. 13 12570 13180

Mar. 13 Feeder 13715 14545

Hogs

Cattle

Lean hog futures have broken lower with pressure from the beef pit and trade concerns. For the week, front months are 150 lower. April futures have resistance at $8350, and support now at $8200, with trade falling below the major moving averages. Cash prices have soften a bit in slow trade ahead of the storm, while the cutout has held together decently. Packer margins are improving a bit. The dollar has been flat to stronger and Russia and China making noises about Racopatime. Pork is still competitively priced but next to the other proteins. Hedgers call with questions, and focus on margins looking forward with the hog charts turning down and corn looking to rally. Apr. 13 Jun. 13 Support: 8042 9032 Resistance 8637 9442

Cattle trade has struggled with sliding cutout values and demand concerns as well as further fund liquation. For the week, nearby Live Cattle are 225 lower, and feeder cattle are 250 lower. Chart support is around 12800 on the April contract, and resistance at 13050. Cash trade has been limited and soft at $123 cash and $195 dressed, with sales likely complete for the week with the storm. Cutout trade was flat with choice at $182.31 down $.52 and select at $180.71, down $.18. This is

limiting upside in the feeders and cash trade. Packers are still really struggling with margins. The winter storms also disrupting retail demand as well as cattle movement this week. Feeder cattle are being hurt by forward demand concerns even with better feed costs. The winter storm may give grazing a shot in the arm with better moisture in the near term. Hedgers call with questions.

March 2013 Feeder Cattle (CBOT)

April 2013 Live Cattle (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Support: Resistance

April 2013 Hogs (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Open . . .83.150 High . . .83.500 Low . . . .82.125 Close . . .82.950 Change .-0.100

Open .129.675 High . .129.675 Low . .127.500 Close .128.225 Change .-1.325

Open .141.575 High . .142.350 Low . .140.175 Close .140.725 Change .-2.450

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - FFA

February 21, 2013

Blair FFA Chapter Collects Pennies for Patients Haley Bledsoe, Blair FFA Reporter The Blair FFA chapter has marked its territory in Blair High School with a new addition to the fundraising program. Pennies for Patients is a coin drive that is geared towards leukemia and lymphoma fighters. The goal of $1,200 was surpassed with a total of $2,300, due to the tremendous participation of Blair High School. This amount ranked Blair High School as one of the top high schools in the state to contribute to this organization. “I was really surprised at how well all of the AEPs did and how much support was received from the faculty,” Blair FFA Advisor Laura Joy said. “To exceed the goal by $1,000 plus is amazing. This shows what type of students Blair has.” AEP groups were given two weeks to collect spare change. If paper money was donated towards other AEPs, the coins would then be subtracted. This was a challenge for Mrs. Pat Olson’s homeroom. Their box totalled $250 in coins; however, there was also $118 in paper bills.

As a result, Mr. Greg Gross’s AEP won the competition with a total of $305 coins, with only $11 in paper bills. The class was rewarded with a pizza party. Another competition was held for Pennies for Patients by the Blair FFA chapter. Five teachers agreed to take part by displaying their names on a box during lunch periods. Students could donate coins or paper money towards any box. The teacher with the most money must wear the official FFA dress, which includes a blue corduroy jacket, tie and black slacks or skirt. Mrs. Nancy Knapp won by a landslide and was seen sporting the outfit last week with a prideful attitude. “We wanted to do a fundraiser that benefited some organization,” Joy said. “The chapter talked as a whole and decided that this would be fun and beneficial for the entire high school.” National FFA Week – Posters were taped throughout the hallways of Blair High School. Bold blue and yellow print caught the eyes of passerby and a spark of excitement began to grow. National FFA Week is a time to promote the organization within the community. The Blair

FFA chapter celebrated this on February 18-21. Members and non-members anticipated this week with a positive attitude and school spirit. From coveralls to bulky jackets of various colors, Monday was Carhartt day. Tuesday was the time to show off the organization with the FFA attire. Members brought their own meat to grill out during lunchtime on Wednesday. Tractors began to fill the school parking lot on Thursday morning along with students sporting their favorite hats. A dollar donation was required in order to wear a cap, and all proceeds went towards Huntingtons disease patients.

Mrs. Nancy Knapp sports the FFA official dress with a prideful attitude. The teacher raised the most money for a competition held by the Blair FFA chapter for the Pennies for Patients organization. Photo by Haley Bledsoe.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - FFA

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Stanton FFA Chapter News Dustin Lambertsen, Stanton FFA Advisor The Stanton FFA Chapter has had a busy year so far. The students spent the summer with activities. In June, the chapter hosted the Annual Stanton FFA Progress Show on Father’s Day. The chapter had a very good turnout and is working on plans for the 2013 show. On July 4, the chapter had its traditional popcorn and pop stand during the Stanton Fourth of July community festival. The chapter ended the summer with the 100th edition of the Stanton County Fair. The chapter had many students take part in showing livestock and preparing indoor projects. Along with the projects, the Stanton FFA Chapter members had their popcorn and pop stand open in the food court. Two weeks later, the chapter had several students take part in the Nebraska State Fair showing cattle and sheep. The Stanton students also spent the summer working on their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) projects and planning out the school year. In September, the Stanton FFA Chapter had students attend Husker Harvest Days, where they learned about technologies in agriculture today. In October, the chapter sent 20 students to the IMPACT Leadership Conference, which was held at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. The chapter hosted the Northeast Nebraska Land Judging in rural Stanton County. The students helped prepare for the contest as well as registration. After the completion of the contest the Stanton students, along with Advisor Mr. Lambertsen, Principal Mr. Cunningham, and Superintendent Dr. Sieh served the FFA students and advisors hamburgers and hot dogs at the Stanton County Fairgrounds. Later in October, four students took part in the District 3 Dairy Judging, where they received a blue as a team. The Stanton FFA Chapter sent six students, along with Mr. Lambertsen, to the National FFA Convention October 23-28, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Stanton FFA Chapter was part of the 55,000 students, advisors, and guests who attended this event. Stanton students who

Schedule of Events

attended National FFA Convention were Rachel Shafer, Braska Patterson, Courtney Schellpeper, Dexter Patterson, Eric McCarthy and Ben Novotny. The group went on many tours throughout the trip including the following: Hawkeye Breeders near Adel, Iowa; John Deere Planter Factory in Moline, Illinois; Indianapolis Speedway; National FFA Leadership Center in Indianapolis; and the burial spot of Abraham Lincoln and family in Springfield, Ill. The students also took part in the Career and College Fair, Leadership Seminars and the General Sessions. The Stanton FFA Chapter is gearing up for the Spring Semester with the following activities taking place: District 3 Livestock Judging, January 24; National FFA Week, February 16-23; District 3 Career Development Events, February 27; State FFA Convention, April 3-5; and Stanton FFA Chapter Banquet, May 4. Stanton FFA Team Qualifies for State – The Stanton FFA Chapter had 14 students take part in the District 3 Livestock Judging contest hosted at the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb. In the Junior Division, eight students took part and placed very well with one of the teams qualifying for the State Competition. That team consists of Justin Bowers (10th grade), Courtney Schellpeper (10th grade), Abi Colsden (9th grade), and Ashly Reese (9th grade). The Stanton Senior teams had members place very well but missed qualifying for the State competition. Placements are as follows: In the Junior Division, Justin Bowers achieved 24th place, Abi Colsden 26th place, Ashly Reese 29th, Courtney Schellpeper 39th, Sara Bohack 45th, Braska Patterson 52nd, John White 55th, and Brooke Dahlkoetter earned 73rd place. In the Senior Division, Rachel Shafer placed 23rd, Ben Novotny 29th, Zach Doffin 37th, Dexter Patterson 42nd, Eric McCarthy 65th, and Colby Wolf earned 79th place. The Stanton FFA Students who qualified for the State contest will compete April 4 in Lincoln, Neb., at the University of Nebraska East Campus Animal Science Building.

SCRIBNER-SNYDER FFA... Continued from page 12 Also receiving a blue ribbon was Kim Siebe. Though the teams did not walk away with any state qualifiers, each member did very well and used the contest as a learning experience to hopefully qualify for state livestock judging competition next year. The next major activity for the Scribner-Snyder FFA Chapter is FFA Week. A variety of activities are being planned to help celebrate our organization. Monday chapter members will be wearing their FFA T-shirts to school, a state officer is coming to visit, and we are doing face painting for the elementary students. Tuesday is Camo Day, along with a Snack Attack (brownie sundaes) for the junior high and high school at Scribner-Snyder. Wednesday is Drive your Farm Machinery to School Day, an Appreciation Breakfast for the teachers at SSCS, and dress like a Farmer Day. Thursday we will be holding a petting zoo for all of the elementary students to participate in. Finally, Friday is Official Dress Day, as well as Ag in the Classroom activities. In addition, this year we would like to serve doughnuts to the local farmers that are in the community drinking coffee. Also, we will have a coloring contest for Preschool through 12th grade, and trivia questions. After all of the FFA Week festivities, seven members will head to Kearney for MFE/ALD Leadership Conferences. On March 12, the Scribner-Snyder FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual barbeque and auction as a fundraiser to help raise money for the chapter. At the event there will be great food, a

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silent auction, and a labor auction. In the chapter’s labor auction, each member of the chapter will be sold to the highest bidder, to perform work for eight hours. Every member has to participate in this event, even the exploratory junior high members, but they only have to work for four hours. Aside from working for the person that bought them, the members of the ScribnerSnyder FFA Chapter have had to work hard so that the barbeque auction can be a success. Members went around to many local businesses to ask for donations for the auction, as well as helping to prepare the meal. Without the hard work of the members and generous donations from local businesses, the auction would not be possible. Brook Lodl and Jordon Schut are ScribnerSnyder FFA Chapter's two members who are applying to get their state degree. The two members completed an application and an interview, and they will not know if they will receive their state degree until a later time. These two students have been involved in FFA for their entire high school career and have worked very hard to achieve their goals. The Scribner-Snyder FFA chapter has been working very hard to make this year a success and hope to continue working hard to achieve their goals. We are looking forward to finishing out the semester with as much flurry and excitement as it was started: with state convention, banquet, officer interviews, and Chapter Officer Leadership Training.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch

February 21, 2013

The Heartland Express Category Index 1000 - Hay & Forage Equip

1500 - Hay and Grain

2200 - Horses

3000 - Other Equipment

Mower, Windrowers, Swathers, Rakes, Balers, etc.

Alfalfa, Prairie Hay, Straw, Seed, Corn, Bean, etc.

Registered, Grade, Studs, Tack, Mares, etc.

Antique Items, Fencing, Buildings, Catchall, etc.

1100 - Tillage Equip

1800 - Livestock Equip

2300 - Other Animals

5000 - Real Estate

Tractors, Implements, Sprayers, Cultivators, etc.

Chutes, Gates, Panels, Feeder Wagons, Bunks, etc.

Dogs, Poultry, Goats, Fish, etc.

Farm Real Estate, Non Farm Real Estate

1200 - Irrigation Equip

1900 - Cattle

2500 - Services

6000 - Bed and Breakfast

Engines, Motors, Pumps, Pipe, Pivots, Gear Heads, etc.

Feeder Cattle, Heifers, Bulls, Services, etc.

Help Wanted, Custom Work and Services, etc.

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7000 - Special Events

1300 - Grain Harvest Equip

2000 - Swine

2600 - Transportation

Combines, Heads, Augers, Dryers, Carts, etc.

Feeders, Sows, Boars, etc.

Cars, Pickups, Truck, Trailers, ATV, Planes, etc.

1400 - Other Equipment

2100 - Sheep

2800 - Construction

Snowblowers, Blades, Shop Tools, Washers, Heaters etc.

Feeder Lambs, Ewes, Bred Ewes

Dozers, Scrapers, Loaders, Crawlers, Heavy Trucks, etc.

Guide Hunts, Fishing Trips, Singles

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SN 8566, new paint, new rear tires. Runs very good - Always shedded Field-ready, 2nd owner, had for over 30 years. Well-maintained. $5000 308.641.2474 • Scottsbluff, NE IH Farmall Tractor wide front end. 1 owner showroom new. $3,500.00 Blue Ford Grain Truck with lift. Extra Good! Low miles. $3,650.00

John Holt Truck Sales

918-448-0621 McCurtain, OK NE - JD 8100, 2WD, 4050 HOURS, DUALS, MICHELIN TIRES, (402) 726-2488 NE - JD 4440, 1 YR OLD LOADER, 4955 HOURS, MICHELIN TIRES, (402) 726-2488 1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE NE - 40” MANURE BUCKET OR 80” DIRT/SNOW BUCKET FOR AC MODEL 170 LOADER. $75 OR $125, (308) 624-2177 1103 - LOADER ATTACHMENTS WANTED TO BUY NE - DIRT OR MANURE BUCKET HEAD FOR F10 LOADER, NEEDS TO HAVE ORANGE FRAMEWORK W/GRAPPLE, (308) 587-2344 1105 - DISKS FOR RENT NE - FOR SALE: SWEEP BLADES AND ROLLABLE BORON DISC BLADES. JESS PUTNAM DISC ROLLING. OVERTON NEBR. FULLTIME BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YRS. EXPERIENCE. WE ALSO INSTALL BLADES! CALL: 800-987-6612 OR CELL NUMBER:, (308) 325-0050 FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344

DISC ROLLING SOFT STEEL BLADES ..........AND..........

ABLE TO GRIND NONE ROLLABLE HARD BORON BLADES Call Roy Eckdaul Cell: 402-660-8298 Or Leave Message: 402-377-2437 1106 - PLOWS AND SWEEP PLOWS FOR SALE KS - FLEX KING 4X5’ SWEEP PLOW, GOOD CONDITION, $1,100.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - NEW FLEX KING PICKER WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

1109 - PLANTERS FOR SALE IA - NEW & USED KINZES, SORENSEN EQUIPMENT, HARLAN, IA, (712) 755-2455 NE - C-IH 12R36” VERTICAL FOLD 3 PT, ALWAYS SHEDDED, (308) 995-5515 NE - 16 JD 3 BUSHEL BOXES W/RADIAL BEAN METERS. $350 PER ROW., (308) 3807161 1110 - SEEDERS FOR SALE NE - 4010 CONCORD AIR SEEDER. 308-3600377 OR, (308) 282-1330 1111 - DRILLS FOR SALE NE - !! ROUND CAPS !! THE ULTIMATE GRAIN DRILL PRESS WHEEL CAP! COVERS COMPLETE FACE OF WHEEL. CONVERTS V FACED WHEELS TO ROUND FACE FOR BETTER FLOTATION & DEPTH CONTROL. PERFECT FIT! EASY TO INSTALL! DON YUNG DISTRIBUTING, KIMBALL, NE., (308) 2352718 NE - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 1112 - ROTARY HOE FOR SALE NE - 30’ JD ROTARY HOE CALL FOR DETAILS, (308) 882-4588 1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE SD - 3-PT 8R FLAT FOLD, $1,500.00, (605) 386-2131 1114 - SPRAYERS FOR SALE NE - JD 25A, 3 PT. HITCH, 150 GAL, 20” BOOM, (308) 587-2344 NE - CENTURY 500 GALLON PULL BETWEEN, $400.00, (402) 787-2244 KS - ‘07 MILLER MD 1000, 90’ BOOM, CUMMINS & ALLISON, RAVEN GPS, 1500 HRS, $95,000.00, (620) 865-2541 1117 - FIELD CULTIVATORS FOR SALE KS - CRUSTBUSTER 32’ SPRINGTOOTH FIELD CONDITIONER, HARROW, $500.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - J. D. CULTIVATOR UNIT. 8X30”, 5X7 BAR, HEAVY DUTY HITCH & GAGE WHEELS. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 1120 - FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT WANTED TO BUY NE - YETTER 2995 COULTERS, (308) 2821330 1122 - LAND PLANES & LEVELING EQUIP FOR SALE NE - 8X30”, 5X7 BAR, HEAVY DUTY HITCH & GAGE WHEELS. DOUBLE SHANK HILLER HAWKINS BOTTOMS. CALL:, (402) 3642592 1130 - TRACTORS,TILL. OTHER FOR SALE NE - HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HOSES & PTO PUMPS, (308) 587-2344 NE - ORTHMAN FLAT FOLD 8R30” TOOLBAR, $3,000.00, (308) 380-7161 TX - NEW & USED FARM EQUIPMENT. NEW & USED PARTS. TRACTORS, COMBINES, HAY & FARM EQUIPMENT. KADDATZ AUCTIONEERING & FARM EQUIPMENT SALES. ORDER PARTS ONLINE AT: KADDATZEQUIPMENT. COM, (254) 582-3000 KS - 21ST ANNUAL WESTERN KANSAS FARM & INDUSTRIAL EQ. AUCTION. FEB 1112-13, 2013. GARDEN CITY AIRPORT, 9 MI E OF GARDEN CITY, KS. 9 AM EACH DAY. SHOP, TRACTORS, TRUCKS, ANTIQUES, INDUSTRIAL, PICKUPS, SUV’S, TRAILERS, RV’S, IRRIGATION. SCOTTAUCTION. COM, (800) 466-8214 1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - GOOD USED 25 OR 30 HP ELECTRIC IRR. WELL MOTOR, (308) 624-2177 NE - WANTED WISCONSIN AIR-COOLED, V465D, 65 HP., (402) 372-3009 www.myfarmandranch.com


February 21, 2013 1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS FOR SALE NE - USED VEE BELTS: 3-IHC C176” $15 EA; 4 GATES C240” $20 EA; 3 DAYCO C240” $15 EA; 4 DAYCO C270” $15 EA 1 DAYCO C116 $10 EA; 1 DAYCO 94” X 1 1/4” WIDE $10, (308) 624-2177 1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE NE - C. C. W. 3X4 BERKELEY PUMP, PUMP AVAILABLE. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 1203 - PIPE WANTED TO BUY NE - WANTED TO BUY: USED ALUMINUM PIPE. PAYING TOP CASH PRICES. WE PICK UP ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. MINIMUM PURCHASE 1000’ PIPE. CALL FOR A QUOTE, (308) 380-4549 FOR SALE NE - IN STOCK UNDERGROUND PIPE, WIRE AND FITTINGS. TRENCHING AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL, (402) 678-2765 MILES AND MILES, used aluminum pipe, siderolls, pumps, gaskets, PVC, motors, cooling jackets, hydrants, 10” water transfer pipe. WATERDOG IRRIGATION CO. Littlefield, Texas Ph-806-385-4620; Fax-806-385-5734 www.waterdogirrigation.com 1205 - GENERATOR FOR SALE IA - WINCO PTO GENERATORS, CALL US FOR PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY! HARVEY AT EDEN SUPPLY 8AM - 10PM., (515) 679-4081 IA - WINCO GENERATORS, NEW 1PH 50KW $4,750. KATO LIGHT NEW 1PH AND 3PH WINPOWER USED 1PH $1,000. CALL WES SEBETKA AT, (641) 990-1094 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE NE - AMARILLO GEARHEADS: 110HP 4:3 $700, 70 HP 4:5 $650, (308) 624-2177 NE - US MOTORS GEARHEADS 90HP 4:3 $450, 50HP 5:6 $650, 50HP 5:4 $600, 30HP 4:3 $300, (308) 624-2177 NE - DERAN/RANDOLPH GEARHEAD 100HP 4:3 $500, PEERLESS GEARHEAD 2:3 $300, (308) 624-2177 1207 - PIVOTS FOR SALE NE - (8) HIGH SPEED CENTER DRIVES FOR A VALLEY PIVOT. MAKE OFFER. CALL:, (308) 883-8662 NE - PIVOT TRACK CLOSER, (402) 726-2488 1208 - TRAVELER SYSTEMS FOR SALE

SOUTHWEST RAAFT CO. Rotating auto-Aligning Flotation Track • Reduces center-pivot irrg rut problems • No tire slippage & digging • Works on all brands of sprinklers Bob Gruner - 806-678-0268 Bob_gruner@hotmail.com www.nostuckpivots.com

1209 - PUMPS WITH MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 3/4 BERKELEY PUMP W/ PRIMING VALVE ATTACHED TO 262 ALLIS W/ RADIATOR ON CART. CALL:, (402) 364-2592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. WANTED TO BUY NE - WANT TO BUY: RADIATOR, FAN & CROWL FOR A FORD 300 PWER UNIT. GRAND ISLAND NE CALL:, (308) 389-2465 FOR SALE WI - SERVING THE MIDWEST WITH COMPLETE IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, ALL TYPES, NEW & USED. CONTACT ROBERTS IRRIGATION COMPANY AT 1500 POST ROAD, PLOVER, WI 54467, (800) 434-5224 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE MN - CONKLIN® PRODUCTS-BUY WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. LONG DISTANCE LUBRICANTS, FASTRACK® ANIMAL PRODUCTS, FEAST® LIQUID FERTILIZERS, PAINTS AND WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS. WWW. FRANKEMARKETING. COM, DEALERS NEEDED! FOR CATALOG CALL:, (855) 238-2570 OK - REBUILT COMBINE SIEVES. NEW REEL BATS, GALVANIZED AND BLACK CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 OK - ‘82 GLEANER N6, 24’ HEADER CELL 580-525-1265, $7,500.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - C-IH 1480, 810 24’ HEAD CELL 580525-1265, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE - CONT’D OK - TR85 NEW HOLLAND, 3208 CAT, 24’ HEADER CELL 580- 525-1265, $5,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - R70 GLEANER, 2689 ENGINE HRS, 1904 SEPARATOR HRS, $20,000 CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 1302 - COMBINE HEADS FOR SALE SD - WE REBUILD COMBINE & WINDROWER HEADER AUGERS TO LIKE NEW CONDITION. PONCELET’S WELDING, RAMONA, SD. (605) 480-4860 OR, (605) 482-8405 SD - NH 98C 12 ROW 30 CORN HEAD: HH, HDP, KNEIGHT ROLLS, FIELD READY, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $48,500 ASK FOR JOEL AT, (605) 350-1138 KS - 2011 JD 630R HEADER, ONLY 1000 ACRES, SHEDDED & LIKE NEW, $27,000.00, (620) 865-2541 1305 - WAGONS/GRAVITY WAGONS FOR SALE IA - DEMCO 550 OR 650 GRAVITY WAGONS. CALL, (712) 210-6587 1306 - GRAIN CARTS FOR SALE NE - A&L 425 BUSHEL. ROLLOVER TARP, 540 PTO, (308) 436-4369 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE NE - BROCK BINS & GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT, EPS & BEHLEN BLDG SYSTEMS, BUCKLEY STEEL, AINSWORTH, NE, (402) 387-0347 NE - CONE SHAPED, UPRIGHT STEEL BIN, APPROX 12’X28’, AUGER AT THE BOTTOM, (308) 587-2344 1315 - COMBINE TRAILERS FOR SALE SK - COMBINE TRAILERS: TRAILTECH OR JANTZ, SINGLE & DOUBLE. HYDRAULIC FOLD HEAD TRANSPORTS. FLAMAN SALES, BOX 280, SOUTHEY, SK, CANADA S0G 4P0, (306) 726-4403 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER FOR SALE IA - MIDWEST PNEUMATIC. BRANDT, CONVEYAIR, REM, VACBOSS, HANDLAIR. NEW, RECOND, PTO OR ENG DRIVEN, PUMPS, AIR LOCKS, PIPE, PARTS, SERVICE. 5 YR LOANS W/ GREAT RATES. 40+ UNITS IN STOCK. OUR HIGH VOLUME MEANS YOUR BEST DEAL! WE DELIVER! MACEDONIA, IA, (800) 480-2487 NE - NEW ORTHMAN DRY BEAN CUTTERS, (308) 995-5515 OK - ROTEX GRAIN CLEANER, HAS CORN SCREENS RIGHT NOW, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 NE - FOR SALE! AUTOMATIC GRAIN BIN FAN CONTROLLER BY SENTRY PACK. THE EASIEST TO OPERATE & MOST RELIABLE CONTROLLER AVAILABLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CANTACT JOHN SMEDRA AT VALLEY GRAIN MANAGEMENT. ORD NE., (308) 730-0251 IA - 24’ TO 42’ COMBINE HEAD MOVERS., (712) 210-6587 1407 - ELECTRIC MOTORS FOR SALE NE - COMPLETE LINE OF SHEAVES, BEARINGS, DRIVES, & MOTORS, (402) 387-0347 1408 - DAIRY EQUIPMENT WANTED TO BUY WI - USED BULK MILK TANKS, ALL SIZES, (800) 558-0112 FOR SALE

BULK TANKS-USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT Buy-Sell-Trade

800-844-5427 1412 - SHOP TOOLS,WELDERS, ETC WANTED TO BUY NE - 110V WELDING ROD DRYING OVEN, (308) 587-2344 1415 - FURNACES AND HEATERS FOR SALE NE - NEW VAL6 PORTABLE DIESEL RADIANT HEATERS. DAYSTAR RADIANT HEATERS. NEW WASTE OIL HEATERS W/TANKS. AG & INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, (402) 893-4745 ELIMINATE • RISING • FUEL COSTS: Clean, safe and efficient wood heat. Central Boiler Classic and E-Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace; heats multiple buildings with only one furnace. 25 year warranty available. Heat with wood, so splitting! Available in dual fuel ready models. www.CentralBoiler.com. WE ALSO HAVE whole house pellet/corn/biomass furnaces. Load once per month with hopper. www.Maximheat.com.

A-1 Heating Systems Instant rebates may apply! Call today! 307-742-4442.

1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - ELSTON GOPHER MACHINE, (308) 5872344 IA - WWW. WHEELRAKE. COM, (712) 3662114 KS - ORTHMAN & BUCKEYE FRONT 3 PT HITCHES, $1500 EACH., (620) 865-2541 IA - 6 ROW 30 BUFFALO CULTIVATOR WITH GUIDANCE SYSTEM. CALL, (712) 210-6587 KS - JD 1800 DISPLAY, ONLY ONE YEAR OF USE, LIKE NEW, $1,250.00, (620) 865-2541 1501 - ALFALFA HAY WANTED TO BUY IA - QUALITY SML OR LG SQ ALFALFA OR MIXED IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 KS - WANT TO BUY: ALFALFA/GRASS PICKED UP OR DELIVERED ROUND OR LARGE SQUARE BALES. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL KEVIN MELVIN AT, (620) 5463507

ALFALFA WANTED: Big squares or rounds. Alfalfa & any grass wanted.

Chris, PH-620-253-2661;

Toll Free-877-394-0890 FOR SALE NE - ALFALFA, 4X4X8 BALES, DAIRY QUALITY, SHEDDED & TARPED, HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - 2ND, 3RD, & 4TH CUTTING SMALL SQUARES. GOOD QUALITY HAY, (308) 8824588 NE - GRINDING QUALITY ALFALFA IN LG RD BALES, HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-9626399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - HORSE QUALITY IN SM SQ BALES, SHEDDED & TARPED HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 KS - ALFALFA: ROUNDS OR SQUARES. PICKED UP OR DELIVERED. CALL ROY AT PLEASANT ACRES., (620) 804-1506

FOR SALE

Grass or Alfalfa! Delivery by semi-loads Call Steve for more information

308-325-5964 COW AND HORSE HAY FOR SALE: Big rounds grass/alfalfa and straight alfalfa; 3x4x8 big squares first and second cutting grass/alfalfa and straight alfalfa. Semi load lots. Please call 575-274-6335 SD - HAY FOR SALE! ROUND BALES, MIDSQUARE BALES. GRASS HAY OR ALFALFA. CALL:, (605) 842-3125

Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa Grass Mix Brome and Orchard. 4x8 and 3x4 Squares. 2nd & 3rd cutting, choice, no rain Can Deliver!

307-575-1199 • 307-532-0517 Torrington, WY

All 3 Cuttings Irrigated Alfalfa Hay Big Round Bales. Premium Quality.

ALSO.... Wheat Straw, Clipping and Grass. Farmer-Owned. Delivery Available

605-890-2092 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH CUTTING

GOOD GREEN ALFALFA Can Deliver - 3x4’s

970.520.5024 NE Colorado

1502 - PRAIRIE HAY FOR SALE IA - LARGE RD & BIG SQ BALES GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY, DELIVERED IN SEMI LOADS ONLY, (641) 658-2738 KS - TOP QUALITY SM SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779 KS - TOP QUALITY 4X4X8 SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779

Page 19 1504 - OAT/WHEAT/RYE HAY FOR SALE KS - 250 WHEAT STRAW BALES, BIG RNDS BALES, 730#/EACH 2. 97% CRUDE PROTIEN, NET WRAPPED., (785) 528-3445

All Types Hay For Sale: Grass, Alfalfa, Mix, CRP Hay, Etc. We Do the Trucking.

717-377-9994 Please Leave Message.

1505 - STRAW WANTED TO BUY IA - GOOD CLEAN, BRIGHT SM SQ IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE KS - 600 BALES OF WHEAT STRAW , NET WRAPPED. CALL, (620) 243-3112 KS - 3 X 3 SQUARE AND ROUND BALES OF STRAW, AND WHOLE MILO BALES. CALL CELL AT, (316) 772-3675 KS - 180 BIG RND STRAW BALES, $40.00/TON OBO, (785) 822-7864 1509 - SORGHUM FOR SALE

SORGHUM SUDAN GRASS $42/50# Bag

OTHER TYPES OF FORAGE PRODUCTS ALSO AVAILABLE. FROM RYE TO PEAS AND SUDAN TO ROUNDUP ALFALFA.

“If it’s GREEN and GROWS, we probably can supply IT!” Ask about early order/early pay discounts!

Alan Koerperich

1512 - SEED FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - FOR SALE: HIGH QUALITY TRITICALE SEED. CLEANED, 54LB TEST WEIGHT, 90’S % GERMINATION. REASONABLE DELIVERY FEE. DELIVER ANYWHERE BULK OR BAGGED. CALL BROCK BAKER AT 316-2491907, (620) 983-2144 IA - CERTIFIED SHELBY 427 SEED OATS, (712) 210-6587 1519 - CORNSTALK BALES FOR SALE NE - 1000 CORN STALK BALES WITH CORN IN THEM. NON-GMO. CARLTON NEBRASKA. CALL:, (402) 469-5230 1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER WANTED TO BUY

DAMAGED GRAIN WANTED ANYWHERE WE BUY DAMAGED GRAIN & FEED PRODUCTS IN ANY CONDITION WET OR DRY INCLUDING DAMAGED SILO CORN AT TOP DOLLAR WE HAVE VACS & TRUCKS CALL HEIDI OR LARRY

NORTHERN AG SERVICE, INC. 800-205-5751 FOR SALE IA - WWW. REPLACEMENTRAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 366-2114

970-580-5438 402-261-8725 alankoerperich@yahoo.com 1512 - SEED WANTED TO BUY KS - WE BUY DAMAGED GRAIN - GRAIN VACS AVAILABLE. ALSO DAMAGED GRAIN FROM GROUND PILES., (316) 640-3203 FOR SALE TX - FORAGE-TYPE TRITICALE SEED, CALL GAYLAND WARD SEEDS, (800) 299-9273 IA - BUYER & SELLER OF PRAIRIE GRASS & WILDFLOWER SEED, OSENBAUGH SEEDS, LUCAS, IA., (800) 582-2788 NE - NATIVE GRASS SEED, WILDFLOWER, LEAD PLANT, SMART WEED & OTHERS. SOUTH FORK SEED COMPANY. 402-3367748 OR, (402) 482-5491

We Buy Damaged Grain. Grain Vac’s Available. Also damaged grain from ground piles. Call Greg at 316-640-3203 WY - CERTIFIED SAINFOIN SEED: CAN OUT PRODUCE ALFALFA. WILL NOT BLOAT LIVESTOCK. VARIETIES INCLUDE: SHOSHONE/BIG HORN REMONT. $1.45/LB. TO ORDER GO TO WWW.SAINFOINSEED.COM OR CALL MARK AT 307-202-0704 OR CARMEN AT, (307) 645-3380

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Haybuster 256+2 .........................$8750 JD 2020.......................................$5250 Post augers for skidstr, NEW ......$1950 JD 960 cultivator 21’ ...................$3750 Knight 3042 Reel Mixer.............$18500 Case 1070 ...................................$8500 GP Turbo Till 2200 ....................$20000 JD 630 Disk, 29'..............................Call Bobcat 773 ................................$10750 Laurier Bale Retriever..................$6250 JD 148 Loader.............................$3250 H&S 310 spreader ...........................Call Friesen 220 Tender ......................$5000 NH 276 square baler........................Call New EZ Haul Hay Trailers In Stock

BradWhiteEquipment.com Broken Bow, Nebr. 308-870-0206

BERMUDA GRASS HAY $230.00/TON Excellent condition. Matt - 402-419-6729 mrtake@gmail.com Bermuda is a high nutrition green/grass. Net-wrapped. Delivery available, full semi load minimum

www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Located 3 1/2 miles east of Plainview, NE on Highway 20 To Sell Corn call

Husker Trading at 866-348-7537 To Purchase Distillers Grains call

Ryan or Todd at 877-487-5724 ext 3 or 1 HIGHEST QUALITY HAY, ALL @ THE LOWEST PRICES! • Alfalfa 4x4x8 Large squares, large rounds - excellent cow hay • Alfalfa small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/Orchard small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/Grass Mix Large rounds - excellent cow hay • Timothy/Orchard small squares, large rounds - excellent horse hay • Orchard Grass small squares - excellent horse hay • Alfalfa/50-50 mix 5000 Large round Bales ( 2011 feeder cow hay) • Triticale Large Squares 4x4x8 • Peanut Hay big rounds • Milo Rounds

Truck loads delivered to your location.

Call 855-808-9090


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1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D

1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE - CONT’D

Net Wrap, Twine, Covers, Hay Preservative, Silage Wrap Preseason Sale $48" X 9,840' $185, 64" X 7,000' $178, 64" X 10,000' $250, 20,000' 110 twine $18.95, 4,000' 350 knot $23.95, 50' X 100' Cover $179, Silage Wrap $68.50, Ask About Free Delivery Jordan Ag Supply (800) 726-0401 NE - BIG ROUND BALES, CERTIFIED WEED FREE, FOR MULCH OR MIXING TO EXTEND YOUR PRESENT FEED. BASICALLY CAT TAILS, (308) 587-2344 1804 - FEEDING WAGONS FOR SALE

• Bulk Feed Wagons • • Cake Feeders • • Round Bale Feeders •

J & K Mfg.

620-922-3842 2022 Gray Rd., Edna, KS 1807 - HAY GRINDERS/PROCESSORS FOR SALE CO - TUB GRINDERS, NEW & USED (W/WARRANTY). OPERATE WELL W/70-175 HP TRACTORS, GRINDS WET HAY, TOUGH HAY & ALL GRAINS. HIGH CAPACITY. LOW PRICE. WWW. ROTOGRIND. COM, (800) 724-5498, (970) 353-3769 MN - HAYBUSTER 1150 TRUCK MOUNT GRINDERS, ENGINE GRINDERS, NEW/USED. PARTS SHIPPED DIRECT. BAKKOBROS. COM. (320) 278-3560, OR CELL, (320) 808-0471 1810 - MANURE SPREADERS FOR SALE OK - 2008 INTERNATIONAL PAYSTAR. CAT, 18SP, ROTOMIX VERTICAL SPREADER 80219. 1337 ENGINE HOURS, 21, 853 MILES. EXCELLENT CONDITION! FAMILY OWNED/ OPPERATED. WEDER FARMS: 580-735-2344 EVE. 508-735 -2751 OR CELL,, (580) 7275323 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 24’ HAY FEEDERS MEALS ON WHEELS. SAVES HAY, SAVES TIME & SAVES MONEY! CALL, (712) 210-6587 1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE NE - BULL TOUGH BOTTOMLESS HEAVY GAUGE STOCK TANKS, (402) 387-0347 MN - JUG LIVESTOCK WATERERS. THEJUGWATERER. COM, (320) 808-0471

To place your classified ad call Jodi @ 800-658-3191

GIANT RUBBER WATER TANKS Tanks made from used earth moving tires.

Sizes from 6 to 13 foot. Can be open topped or drinker holes cut for frost-free winter use. Full loads can be delivered anywhere in the United States.

Guaranteed best quality & lowest price. Call

605/473-5356

1819 - WINDMILLS FOR SALE NE - REBUILT AIR MOTORS OR REPAIRS, (308) 587-2344 NE - MONITOR PUMP JACK-CHOICE OF GAS OR ELECTRIC MOTOR, $650.00, (308) 4364369 1820 - LIVESTOCK BEDDING FOR SALE NE - CORRUGATED WINDBREAK STEEL, 8 GAUGE THROUGH 20 GAUGE, (402) 3870347 MN - BEDDING FOR SALE. DRY SAWDUST FOR DAIRY BARNS, DELIVERED ON WALKING FLOOR TRAILERS. WILL DELIVER TO MN, EAST SD, WEST WI, & NORTH IA ONLY. ALSO AVAILABLE SWEET CORN SILAGE IN THE FALL. CALL FOR PRICES, (320) 8642381 1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - 20’ BULL WHIP, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - WE ARE YOUR W-W NORTHSTAR DEALER. EMERSON EQUIPMENT. WHITMAN, NE, (308) 544-6421 KS - TIRE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: WATER TANKS, MINERAL FEEDERS, SILAGE COVER WEIGHTS. WWW. GEETIRE. COM, (785) 231-8397

1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D TX - TANK COATINGS, ROOF COATINGS. AVAILABLE FOR METAL COMPOSITION SHINGLES OR TAR ROOFS. LONG LASTING & EASY TO APPLY. WE ALSO MFG. TANK COATINGS FOR CONCRETE, ROCK, STEEL, GALVANIZED OR MOBILE TANKS. VIRDEN PERMABILT CO. WWW. VIRDENPRODUCTS. COM, (806) 352-2761 1901 - FEEDER STEERS FOR SALE MO - WE SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING “QUALITY” FEEDER CATTLE, (816) 688-7887 1902 - FEEDERS HEIFERS FOR SALE KS - HEREFORDS FOR SALE:SPRING HEIFERS-SHOW PROSEPECTS BULLS, HORNED AND POLLED, SPRING BRED DAVIS HEREFORDS. MAPLE HILL, KS 785-2564643, (785) 256-4643 KS - HEREFORDS FOR SALE: SPRING HEIFERS-SHOW PROSPECTS BULLS, HORNED AND PULLED, SPRING BRED DAVIS HEREFORDS, MAPLE HILL, KS, (785) 2564643 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT CATTLE LOCATORS - MAX HARGROVE, (816) 6887887 NE - 25 YEARLING OPEN REG ANGUS HEIFERS, (308) 569-2458 1904 - BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE KS - COMING 3 YR OLD, CERT. RED ANGUS , 2ND CALVING- HEIFERS. 90 HD. START CALVING IN MARCH. H&F RED ANGUS CATTLE CO. WWW. HFREDANGUSCATTLE. COM 785-479-0536, (785) 479-6048

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ANGUS BRED HEIFERS 1,000+lbs. • Very nice! 80 black AI bred to: SITZ DASH 60 red AI bred to: HXC CONQUEST Calve Feb 20th for 60 days to LBW Bieber bred bulls. Great disposition!

Synthetic Field Turf 75% OFF Used for Dog Runs, Geotextiles Drainage Systems, Etc.

308-548-8079

Recycling by Repurposing

IA - 53 BLACK ANGUS WYOMING HEIFERS, 1100 LBS. , ULTRASOUNDED TO CALVE MARCH 10-MARCH 30TH, (641) 658-2738 KS - 34 BRED HEIFERS, FARM RAISED, 1ST CALVING TO LOW BIRTH RATE ANGUS BULLS, TO START IN MARCH., (620) 2853471 KS - 200 HD, 600-800LB BRED HEIFERS, CALVING IN MARCH 150 HD, 4 YR OLD BRED COWS, FALL CALVING., (785) 418-2983 NE - QUALITY JERSEY AND JERSEY CROSS SPRINGING HEIFERS. JAN, FEB, & MARCH FRESHENING. CALL LOREN LUND AT 402635-2350 OR, (507) 254-2500 1906 - BRED COWS FOR SALE

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OK - 40 YOUNG RED ANGUS COWS. 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD. BRED TO ANGUS FOR SPRING CALVING. CALL MIKE AT:, (918) 625-5689

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Belgrade, NE • 308-550-0673 KS - FOR SALE: RED AND RWF ANGUS COWS AND HFRS, 2-5YRS OLD, SPRING BRED. 10 HD FALL BRED COWS. ***ALSO, LOOKING FOR PASTURE FOR RENT FOR 2013., (785) 770-7969 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

February 21, 2013 1906 - BRED COWS FOR SALE - CONT’D

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OK - 40 YOUNG BLACK ANGUS COWS. 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD. BRED TO ANGUS BULLS FOR SPRING CALVING. CALL MIKE AT:, (918) 625-5689 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE NE - REG. ANGUS BULLS, 2 YEAR OLDS & COMING YEARLINGS. BLOODLINES OF 878, SITZ ALLIANCE, MYTTY IN FOCUS, FORESIGHT GRANDSONS, (308) 569-2458 NE - PUREBRED ANGUS BULLS, YEARLINGS & 2 YR OLDS. SITZ UPWARD, CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER, WAR PARTY, SELECTIVE, WMR TIMELESS, GAME ON, RITO REVENUE, & CONNEALY 044062 BLOODLINES. SCHULTE ANGUS RANCH, KEARNEY, NE. CALL 308-708-1839 OR, (308) 236-0761

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NE - ANGUS- BLACK SEMMENTAL AND CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE! 2 YRS, 18 MONTHS, AND YEARLINGS. RECORDS AVAILABLE, TOP QUALITY, REASONABLE. CALL RICK WETOVICK, FULLERTON NE. :, (308) 536-2901

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1909 - BULLS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - SMITH ANGUS 24TH ANNUAL PRIVATE TREATY SALE. AT THE RANCH 25 MILES SE OF BASSETT, NE. WE WILL BE OFFERING 60 PLUS YEARLINGS, 33 COMING 2’S, AND 15 SIM/ANGUS BULLS. 100% GUARANTEE THE FIRST BREEDING SEASON! SMITHANGUSRANCH. NET, (402) 244-5440

BUY YOUR WAY Bull Sale (No. 4) February 23 - March 2, 2013 45 Red & Black Simmental & SimAngusTM bulls sell at the farm by private treaty or silent auction Discounts for early bidders - contact us for details Proven pedigrees - built with beef production in mind! Rodney & Kim Hofmann Clay Center, KS I 785-944-3674 www.honestbulls.com hsfcows@gmail.com

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MOLITOR ANGUS 34th Annual Production Sale

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 - 1pm at the ranch (11558 SW 90th St., Zenda) 5 N. & 2.5 W. of Zenda, KS or 9 W., 9 S. & 2.5 W. of Kingman, KS

Selling 130 Bulls & 30 Females • Performance • Calving Ease • High Carcass Traits • Gentle Disposition Traits Many of the bulls and females selling are sired by these popular A-1 sires: Hoover Dam, Right Answer 746, In Focus, Pendleton, Contrast and Efficient.

MOLITOR ANGUS RANCH Richard or Mike Molitor 620-243-6335 Fax: (620) 243-7533 Cell: (620) 243-3081 molangus@onlinezenda.net Catalogs available upon request or register for online bidding at: www.dvauction.com

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1909 - BULLS FOR SALE - CONT’D YEARLING ANGUS BULLS: Many will work well on heifers. Bred for milk and growth. BUY NOW WE WILL DELIVER AFTER APRIL 1! Sons of Denali, Connealy Right Answer, Sitz Upward and other top sires!

Buseman Angus, Call Joe 605-351-1535 1911 - GRASS CALVES FOR SALE

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1914 - BISON WANTED TO BUY

BUFFALO WANTED All classes, any quantity

402-694-9353 1919 - FEBRUARY PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE CO - HAYNES CATTLE CO. 5TH ANNUAL “WORKING BULL” ANGUS SALE. 2/26/13. 1 PM. OGALLALA LIVESTOCK MARKET. SELLING 110 REG ANGUS BULLS. 100 YRLINGS, 9 2 YR OLDS, 1 FALL YRLNG. SCANNED CARCASS INFORMATION AVAILABLE FEB 1 AT WWW. HAYNESCATTLECO. COM, (970) 854-3310

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 1919 - FEBRUARY PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - LANDMARK ANGUS ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE, 2/26/13. 1PM, SHAMROCK LVST MKT, O’NEILL, NE. SELLING 45 FALL & 30 SPR BULLS. SONS OF: RAVEN ADMIRAL 1726, RIVER HILLS OBJECTIVE T199, GAR PREDESTINED, HOOVER DAM, AMONG OTHERS, OBJECTIVE T199 SEMEN FOR SALE, (402) 360-1028 1920 - MARCH PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE NE - MLM GELBVIEH OPEN HOUSE & PRIVATE TREATY KICK OFF SALE: MARCH 4, 2013. BRED & FED WITH THE COMMERCIAL MAN IN MIND! GELBVIEHBULLS. COM, (402) 879-4976 KS - CATTLEMAN’S CHOICE ANGUS & SIMANGUS SALE. 3/5/13. 1PM WASHINGTON LVK MKT, WASHINGTON, KS. SELLING 80 BULLS: 60 ANGUS, 20 SIMANGUS. 50 18 MONTH OLDS, 30 SPRING YEARLINGS. BEST GENETIC VALUE ANYWHERE!, (785) 325-2926 NE - JAGER FARMS SIMMENTALS 28TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE & PRIVATE TREATY SALE. SAT, MARCH 9TH, 2013 AT THE FARM LOCATED 1. 5 MI. E OF HAZARD, NE ON HWY 2. OVER 50 POLLED, STOUT, GROWTHY, PERFORMANCE TESTED YEARLING BULLS W/PRIORITY ON CALVING EASE & GROWTH, (308) 452-4402 NE - QUIRK LAND & CATTLE CO. 37TH ANNUAL SALE. 3/19/13. HASTINGS, NE. 110 PEFROMANCE-TESTED BULLS, INCLUDING 45 LOW BIRTH WEIGHT HFR BULLS & 40 OPEN, OUTCROSS FOUNDATION FEMALES. YOUR PROVEN SOURCE FOR PROVEN, OUTCROSS GENETICS! QUIRKLANDANDCATTLE. COM, (402) 463-6651 NE - JINDRA ANGUS 13TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE. 3/5/13. 1 PM, CREIGHTON, NE LVSK MKT. SELLING 115 REG. YRLG ANGUS BULLS, 40 REG. ANGUS HEIFERS. PRESERVING THE POWER OF SCOTCH CAP GENETICS. JINDRAANGUS. COM, (402) 920-3171 KS - MYRON RUNFT CHAROLAIS BULL SALE. SELLING 40 BULLS MARCH 25, 2013. 12:30 PM. BELLEVILLE 81 LIVESTOCK AUCTION. BELLEVILLE, KS. EXCELLENT BULLS, EXCELLENT DATA, EXCELLENT GUARANTEE., (785) 527-5047 NE - WAGONHAMMER RANCHES ANNUAL TOTAL PERFORMANCE PROD SALE. 3/20/13. 12:30 SHAMROCK LVSK, O’NEILL, NE. SELLING 185 LOTS. 170 BLACK ANGUS BULLS & 15 REG. ANGUS HEIFERS. MATERNAL STRENGTH AT ITS BEST!, (402) 3952178 NE - DBL INC. 2ND ANNUAL VIDEO BULL SALE. 3/21/13., (308) 536-2414

FOR SALE AT PRIVATE TREATY

BLACK SIM/ANGUS & BALANCER BULLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE POUNDS IN YOUR NEXT CALF CROP?

LS 14 BW: 88 Birth date: 2/24/2012 9/1/12 wt. : 852 lbs. 205 day: 940 lbs. 1/1/13 wt. : 1375 lbs. ADG: 4.4 Rea. : 21.3 IMF : 4.7 Sire: Basic Instinct *this is an example of the bulls we have on our ranch* Our bulls have length, depth, moderate frame, calving ease & good disposition. Sires include: Basic Instinct • Upward • Con Air • RLS17 These bulls are structurally sound with the commercial cattlemen in mind. Performance sheets & Ultrasound data available. Call Rod or Laramie Strand Platte, SD H-605.337.2328 • Rod’s Cell- 605.680.7628 • Laramie’s Cell-605-682-9016

45th Annual Bull Sale On-line Sale Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 Closing time 6:00 p.m. with extended bidding.

SELLING: 50 Maine Anjou • 15 Angus • 5 Simmental 10 eighteen-month-old bulls Miles & Kim DeJong (605) 869-2329 • Kennebec, SD 57544 Wyatt DeJong (605) 842-5683 Kevin & Katrin Van Zandbergen (605) 869-2362

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1920 - MARCH PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - JMB ANGUS & RAINS SIMMENTAL BULL SALE. 3/7/13. 12:30 PM (MST) AT THE JMB ANGUS RANCH 9 MI. SOUTH OF SHARON SPRINGS, KS. SELLING 45 ANGUS BULLS, 20 SIMMENTAL/SIMANGUS BULLS, 10 REG ANG HFRS, 15 SIMMENTAL/SIMANGUS HEIFERS. JMBANGUS. COM, (785) 8524229 KS - LAFLIN RANCH. A TRADITION YOU CAN HANG YOUR HAT ON!, (785) 468-3529 1921 - APRIL PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE NE - SONDERUP CHAROLAIS RANCH 31ST ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE. AT THE RANCH WEST OF FULLERTON, NE. NOON ON 4/11/13. SELLING 100 CHAROLAIS BULLS & 10 RED ANGUS BULLS., (308) 5362050 1930 - CATTLE OTHER FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT & BREEDING CATTLE LOCATORS, (816) 688-7887 CO - IT’S SIMPLE. . . YOU NEED SALERS. ACCORDING TO U. S. MARC, SALERS HAVE OPTIMUM BIRTH WEIGHT & GROWTH PERFORMANCE FOR CROSSING WITH ANGUS. SUPERIOR TO COMPETING CONTINENTAL BREEDS FOR MARBLING, SALERS ARE RELATIVELY EQUAL FOR YIELD. SALERSUSA. ORG, (303) 770-9292

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OUTBACK FEEDERS, LLC

If you are out of feed and don’t know what to do, call us to discuss your options. We will feed your cows, steers, heifers or replacement heifers. Call Joe at 785-527-0164 or Bryan at 785-527-1165 Located in Munden, KS

COLORADO BRAND FOR SALE DUES PAID CURRENT

$2000.00/OBO.

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307-235-8797 2006 - SOWS & PIGS WANTED TO BUY NE - LOOKING FOR A LARGE BLACK HERITAGE HOG BREEDER IN NEBRASKA. PLEASE CALL PAT AT:, (402) 336-2015 2010 - FARROWING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE SD - STAINLESS STEEL DRY, WET/DRY PIG FEEDERS. WEAN/ FINISH, 50”, 60”, 70” PIG CRATES. G/STALLS, DOUBLE LL 250HD PORTABLE NURSERY, CAST-IRON CENTER FLOORS 5X7’, TRIBAR FLOORS SS NURSERY GATES, FEEDERS. CALL MIKE AT:, (605) 251-1133 2101 - FEEDER LAMBS FOR SALE SD - CUSTOM SHEEP FEEDLOT: LAMBS & EWES TO FEED, FATTEN & GROW!!! SHIPPY SHEEP FEEDLOT. CALL KYLE AT 605-8420935 OR DALE 605-842-3967. WWW. SHEEPFEEDLOT. COM, (605) 842-3967 2105 - BRED EWES FOR SALE KS - DORPER AND WHITE DORPER SHEEP, EXPOSED EWES FOR, (785) 827-1722 2200 - REGISTERED HORSES FOR SALE NE - AQHA BROOD MARES, (308) 569-2458

Page 21 2200 - REGISTERED HORSES FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - BUCKSKIN COMING 2 YR OLD STUD COLT FROM TOP MARE, DOC BAR DASH FOR CASH, ACTIVE COLT, (308) 569-2458 NE - 1 PEPPY DOC SAN 6 YR OLD PALAMENO STUD, BROKE. 1 CREMELLO 4 YRS, SOUND. 1 PAINT STALLION: MARDELLE DIXON- 3 BARS BRED. 10YRS, BROKE. CALL FOR INFO:, (308) 384-1063 2202 - STUD SERVICE FOR SALE NE - MORGAN STALLION STANDING AT STUD, (308) 587-2344 2208 - HORSE TRAINING FOR SALE

Colts Started Colts started on cattle Horse breaking and training Problem solved Cutting and reined cow horses Ranch horses Ranch rope work Arena work Thousands acres to ride out on Clinics and lessons

605-430-0529 2230 - HORSE- OTHER FOR SALE NE - FREE!!!! COLTS, FILLIES, MARES. SKIPPER W, SHINING SPARK, PEPPY DOC SAM & JET-DECK BLOODLINES PICK-EM UP/ HAULEM AWAY. CALL:, (308) 384-1063 SD - MITCHELL LIVESTOCK HORSE SALE, MITCHELL, SD. , MARCH 8TH:TACK AT 4:30PM, HORSES AT 6:00PM. OPEN CONSIGNED HORSES FOLLOWED BY LOOSE HORSES. WWW. MITCHELLLIVESTOCKHORSESALE. COM TYLER MCGREGOR-605770-8190 OR RHONDA LOGES-, (605) 7595478 2301 - DOGS FOR SALE WY - GOOD QUALITY BLUE HEELER AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS: BRED IN MICHIGAN. BEST DOGS I HAVE EVER HAD! PUPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A REGULAR BASIS. $300.00., (307) 272-1915 KS - GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, REGISTERED, FARM RAISED, EXTRA SPECIAL, JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY., (785) 731-5174

BORDER COLLIE/MCNAB STOCK DOG PUPPIES: Ready to go, black and white, short haired, proven working parents, first shots and wormed. 100% guaranteed to work stock. Call for details. 307-620-0232 2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK KS - NEED RESPONSIBLE HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS FOR 2013 HARVEST CREW. TX TO MT SUMMER WHEAT HARVEST. GUARANTEED MONTHLY WAGE PLUS ROOM & BOARD. NEW JD COMBINES, PETERBILT/KW TRUCKS. SKINNER HARVESTING LLC, CALL DAN OR LEAVE MESSAGE AT (620) 340-2843, (620) 343-8140

Farmhand Wanted!

with mechanical experience. Housing and many other benefits provided.

Nemeth Angus Ludell, KS 785-626-4309 • 785-322-5505

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2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK CONT’D

AG RELATED SALES EXPERIENCE?

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Wheat Harvest Help Wanted from Montana to Texas. 3 CDL Truck Drivers; 2 Combine Operators.

Amber Waves Harvesting Malta, MT

Call for info:

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Grain Originator Yuma, CO Bartlett Grain Company, L.P. is seeking a highly motivated Grain Originator to buy grain for our Yuma, CO facility. This individual will have a primary focus on grain origination along with the transportation and logistics of moving grain from one location to another by truck and railcar. Our ideal candidate will be a great communicator, will be good with numbers and will have demonstrated experience buying grain from local farmers and producers. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, preferably in Ag Economics or Ag Business, but we would consider candidates with significant experience in this field that does not hold a degree. As a leading agribusiness company, we offer a competitive wage and full benefits package. This includes health and life insurance premiums paid for employee, dental, vision, Rx card, 401k with company match, profit sharing, flexible spending plans, paid vacation and holidays and more. Apply in person, send your resume or call for more information.

105 North Kamala, Yuma CO 80759 jobs@bartlett-grain.com 800-860-7290 EOE/AA/D/V/Drug Screen/Background Check

2502 - CUSTOM WORK/SERVICES IA - WANTED DAMAGED CORN AND WHEAT AND ALPHA TOX CORN! PAY PREMIUM DOLLAR WITH VACS IN TRUCKS. CALL CODY 402-350-8187 OR WES 402-250-4185, (402) 350-8187 KS - CORN, MILO, WHEAT HARVESTING WANTED. TWO JD MACHINES & SUPPORTING TRUCKS., (785) 567-8515 IA - DISC BLADE SHARPENING. ON-SITE ROLLING, NO TEAR DOWN, NO GRINDING. CALL, (319) 377-0936 NE - ALL STEEL FEEDLOT FENCING. STEEL FEED BUNKS. PORTABLE CALVING SHEDS. FREE ESTIMATES AND WE TRAVEL. MEISTER WELDING., (402) 367-2479

Custom bailing, raking, shredding & hauling of corn stalks and hay! We rake for downed corn. Have 4 balers & 19 wheel Roush rake. Also do hauling with side dump trailer. Custom Manure Spreading.

Matt Musil 308-380-8972 Ravenna Nebraska Custom bailing, raking, shredding, & hauling of corn stalks and hay! Custom silage cutting We rake for downed corn. Have 4 balers & 19 wheel Roush rake. Also do hauling with side dump trailer. Custom Manure Spreading.

Matt Musil 308-380-8972 • Ravenna NE SD - SHEEP SHEARING CREW AVAILABLE NOW!!!! ASK FOR ROY AT, (605) 380-8768 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

VLACH CONTRUCTION INC. Earth work of all types.

“We now install drainage tile up to 12 inches” Rick Vlach 308-245-4165 Home • 308-219-0072 Cell Steve Kriewald 308-219-0454 Cell Scotia, Nebr.


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7 Triangle 7 Cattle Co., LLC

2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE - CONT’D

TRUMP TRUCKS 1998 330 Peterbuilt, 300 horse cat. Allison auto, 16,000 front axle, 40,000 ridewell rear suspension. 22 ft. of double frame. $25,000 2002 International 4400 dt466 250 hp, Allison auto, 14,000 front axle, 40,000 air ride rears, will take 20’ bed, stock # 12-118 $30,000 2003 Freightliner Semi tractor, FLC112, 350 hp Mercedes, Allison auto, 12,000 front, 40,000 air ride rears. stock #08-058 $25,000

A.I. Training Clinics 5,700+ producers trained from across the U.S. and 8 foreign countries by Harold Miller over the last 30 years. Focus on successful A.I. management in addition to the skill.

To see pictures and more information go to

www.trumptrucks.net or call 800-821-5667

(3) 2006 IH 9400, red, day cab, Cat 435hp, 10spd ......... ................................$29,500

February 11-14, 2013 March 18-21, 2013 April 22-25, 2013

For Details, Call: (970) 481-3921 or www.7triangle7.com or Harold Miller 31065 C.R. 41 Akron, CO 80720

Freightliner FLD-120, 42” FT slpr ..........................$12,500 2013 43’ grain trailers ..........

2011 43’ Wilson Ag Hoppers, 66’ sides, air ride w/scale

MIDWEST TRUCK SALES & LEASING L.L.C.

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• 1995 Ford Pick-up XLT 97000 actual mileage, great condition, 2 wheel Dr. $3,900.00 • 2008 Buick CX Lucerne, excellent condition. $11,900.00 • 2010 Ford Focus 10000 miles, 33.1 miles to gallon. $6,900.00

2602 - PICKUPS WANTED TO BUY NE - HD COIL SPRINGS FOR 1971 3/4 TON CHEVY PICKUP, END GATE FOR 1980 GMC 3/4 TON, (308) 587-2344 KS - GOOD FACTORY BED FOR ‘73-’79 FORD PICKUP, NO RUST THROUGH, (620) 8652541 FOR SALE NE - THIRD SEAT FOR 95-99 SUBURBAN, TAUPE LEATHER, $100.00, (308) 624-2177 2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE SD - 1952 IH L160 TRUCK, 16’ COMBINATION GRAIN & STOCK BOX & HOIST, GOOD CONDITION. $2000, (605) 386-2131 MO - CHEVY C65 10 WHEELER, 18’ BED, ROLLOVER TARP, 5+2 SPEED, RUNS GOOD, $7,000.00, (660) 548-3804 KS - 1986 MACK TANDUM DUMP TRUCK FOR SALE! NEW PAINT, VERY NICE TRUCK. $16,000 CALL:, (316) 323-2707

Grade 1 and Grade 2

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2840 - OTHER CONST. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

JD 2555 4WD tractor

2005 Peterbilts & Kenworths, ALLISON AUTOMATICS, tandem axle, cab and chassis, can build to suit, Steve 785-259-6817 2604 - GRAIN TRAILERS FOR SALE KS - GOOSENECK 350 BUSHEL, DUAL HOPPER, TANDEM DUAL, ROLL TARP, EXCELLENT, $6,500.00, (620) 865-2541 2607 - UTILITY TRAILERS FOR SALE NE - 2010 23’ FLATBED TRAILER, DOVE TAIL & RAMPS, (402) 726-2488 KS - INTERSTATE 6’ X 12’ ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILER, HAS INTERIOR CABINETS & SHELVING, $2,750.00, (785) 871-0711 2613 - MOBILE HOMES & RV’S FOR SALE KS - 1977 CHEVY MOTOR HOME, $3,950.00, (785) 871-0711

Cattle Artificial Insemination Courses April 11-14th, Lamar, CO

April 25-28th, Ault, CO

Registration deadline March 15th

Registration deadline April 1st

Contact Us About Refresher Courses Late registration fee: $100 Cost: $475 Classes limited to 15 students For more info or to register: Dallas Schleining (970) 420-0267 www.schleininggenetics.com

Rich’s Ag Service Give us a call for all your Repair needs! General Diesel Repair, AG, Construction, Irrigation Power Units, Over the Road, Engines, Air Conditioners

308-293-5108

484-798-1405 F&S Truck Parts is buying and selling truck beds in your area. Call Zach at 800-440-0721 pick up and delivery available 2803 - DIRT SCRAPERS WANTED TO BUY MO - WE BUY & TRADE USED HYDRAULIC EJECTION SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 FOR SALE MO - NEW & USED SCRAPERS- EJECTION & DUMP, ANY SIZE, (660) 548-3804 NE - PULL BEHIND BOX SCRAPERS, 10’ & 12’; 3PT’S 6’ & 8’, (402) 678-2277 MO - NEW TOREQ BY STEIGER & LEON SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 MO - TOREQ 40” PTO DITCHER, $7,800.00, (660) 548-3804 MO - BUFFALO 12’ BOX BLADES IN STOCK, (660) 548-3804 ND - SCRAPER: BUY & SELL OLD CABLE SCRAPERS, CAT 60, 70, 80; LETOURNEAU LS, LP, FP; A/C; ALL MAKES AND SIZES, WILL CONVERT OVER TO HYDRAULICS, VERY PROFESSIONALLY DONE, TIRES & PARTS. CONTACT STEVE, WWW. STEVEVOIGHTMAN. COM. CELL 701-6808015 OR BUS., (701) 742-2182 KS - 6 YD PULL TYPE FORCED EJECTION, $2,950.00, (785) 871-0711 MO - LEON HYDRAULIC EJECT 1450 WITH EXTENSIONS, NEW TIRES & PAINT, (660) 548-3804 MO - ASHLAND 13 YD. DIRECT MOUNT HYD EJECT, LOW HOURS, VERY GOOD CONDITION, (660) 548-3804 2806 - CRANES & DRAGLINES FOR RENT NE - 28 TON NATIONAL CRANE, 152 FT. REACH, (402) 387-0347 2822 - SKID STEER LOADERS FOR SALE KS - BOBCAT 963, $20,000.00, (785) 8710711 2824 - MATERIAL HANDLING EQMT FOR SALE NE - 1500-8000# (MOSTLY 4000#), AIR TIRES & NEW FORKS, (402) 678-2277 OK - PETTIBONE, 30’ LIFT CELL 580-5251265, $3,500.00, (580) 361-2265 2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE MN - THE BEST RADIANT FLOOR HEAT WATER TUBING. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON A COMPLETE SYSTEM. VOLUME DISCOUNTS, FACTORY OUTLET PRICES. COMPARE & SAVE! GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES. WWW. MIKESHEATING. COM & CALL, (800) 446-4043

To place your classified ad call Jodi @ 800-658-3191

3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE SD - HAENSEL DISTRIBUTING. I90 EXIT 387 HARTFORD SD. CALL CLINT AT 605-3106653 OR JOHN AT FOREVER POST 4”X7’POINTED, 5”X8’ FLAT. PLASIC FENCE POST CAN BE NAILED, STAPLED, SCREWED. WON’T ROT. 39 POSTS PER BUNDLE. 4 BUNDLE DISCOUNTS $12 TO $16 EACH. STEEL STORAGE CONTAINERS 8’X20’, 8’X40’ $2500. TO $4500 EACH. WE DELIVER., (605) 351-5760

GALVENIZED GUARDRAIL

with Koyker loader, cab, AC, heat, 5300 hours, clean. $22,500.00 Burns, WY

FOR RENT

402-934-7727

402-289-2807

2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE - CONT’D

.........................Call for price

OMAHA, NE 2601 - CARS FOR SALE

2615 - AIRPLANES FOR SALE NE - MONI MOTOR GLIDER AND TRAILER, LOW HOURS, (402) 364-2592 2616 - TIRES WANTED TO BUY NE - HOT PATCH VULCANIZING PATCHES, (308) 587-2344 NE - 11. 2 X 36 OR 12. 4 X 36 TIRES, (308) 587-2344 MO - 20. 4 X 34 REAR TIRES, (816) 3782015 FOR SALE NE - 15” SPLIT RIMS, 8 HOLE, 750 MUD/SNOW, (308) 587-2344 NE - RIM-GARD, NON CORROSIVE, TIRE BALLAST, TUBE OR TUBELESS TIRES, (308) 587-2344 NE - (2) 320 X 90R54 WITH 10 BOLT WAFFLE RIMS, $2,750.00, (308) 380-7161 2618 - SEMI TRACTORS/TRAILERS WANTED TO BUY IA - LATE MODEL TRLRS & TRUCKS WITH LIGHT DAMAGE OR IN NEED OF ENGINE REPAIRS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE KS - 1974 UTILITY CHASSIS W/2-350 BU. GRAVITY BOXES, HYD AUGERS, ETC., $9,500.00, (620) 865-2541 MO - ‘96 IH 9200 W/FLATTOP SLEEPER, M11, LOOKS & RUNS EXCELLENT, 210” WHEELBASE, (660) 548-3804 2630 - TRANSPORTATION OTHER FOR SALE

February 21, 2013

3002 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY SD - MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE ANY OLDER MM, (605) 386-2131 FOR SALE MN - ANTIQUE TRACTOR COLLECTORS! BIEWER’S TRACTOR & MACH. SALV. SPECIALIZES IN 1920-85 TRACTOR PARTS. FREE NATIONWIDE LOCATING. BARNESVILLE, MN. SEARCH PARTS & SEE OVER 100 ANTIQUE TRACTORS PICTURED AT SALVAGETRACTORS. COM, (218) 493-4696 NE - TRACTOR PARTS FOR SALE. NEW AFTERMARKET PARTS FOR MOST MAKES OF TRACTORS. FRONT END PARTS, 3 PT HITCH PARTS, RADIATORS, SEATS, STEERING WHEELS, BATTERY BOXES, PTO PARTS, DRAWBARS, WATER PUMPS, DECALS & MORE. CLASSIC AG, AINSWORTH, NE., (800) 286-2171 3003 - ANTIQUE VEHICLES WANTED TO BUY SD - IH 6 SPEED SPECIAL TRUCK, (605) 386-2131 SD - OLDER JEEPS, CJ 2A, 1948 OR OLDER, ALSO MILITARY, (605) 386-2131 NE - 1950 FORD CRESTLINER & 1951 VICTORIA, (308) 876-2515 NE - TEENS, 20’S, EARLY 30’S IHC TRUCKS, PARTS, LITERATURE, (308) 894-6965 3004 - ANTIQUE MACHINERY FOR SALE Near New GE electric irrigation motor and Aurora Pump, 260 ft, 75/100 hp, good condition; FARMHAND HAY SWEEP with factory push-off. Fits F11/F258 Loaders. Excellent shape! “RARE” TWO-BOTTOM MCCORMICK TUMBLE PLOW with sodbuster plow bottoms; LINE OF ANTIQUE MACHINERY, including manure spreader, culitvators and potato digger; 22 FOOT 2 3/8 INCH drill stem windmill tower. Excellent shape!! Casey, 307-630-2345 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Now selling large square bales, Alfalfa & Grass Hay

Call or E-mail Ray:

970.405.8866

raypropes@rpjenergy.com • www.rpjenergy.com

3W Livestock EQUIPMENT WINTER SPECIAL ON CONTINUOUS FENCE • 6 Bar 1 1/4" 14 Gauge 20' Section- $85 • 5 Bar 1 1/2" 14 Gauge 20' Section- $91 • 1 3/4" Schedule 40 20' Section- $98

Fenceline Feedrack Panels 50”x16” Start at $225

308.235.8536 308.235.2119

Volume Discounts on 50 Panels & Over DELIVERY AVAILABLE

3010 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALE

Ag Chemical Co

is expanding distribution. LOCAL exclusive territories. High earning potential.

941-456-8384- cell or www.Atlantic-PacificAg.com 3016 - BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES FOR SALE NE - HIGH DENSITY FOAM BOARD INSULATION. $18.56 PER SHEET - 4’ X 8’ X 2” THICK. ELIMINATE FROST HEAVING IN CONCRETE. PERFECT FOR IN-FLOOR HEATING APPLICATIONS. CALL LITEFORM AT, (800) 551-3313

30’x50’x10’..................$8,579 40’x60’x12’ ................$11,999 60’x100’x16’..............$26,706 100’x150’x16’............$58,425

BIG DOOR SPECIALS

60’X100’X18’ ............$37,500 70’X100’X18’ ............$58,000 30’X16’ Overhead Door w/Opener Incl. (Local codes may affect prices) Fx: 940-484-6746 info@rhinobldg.com

Visit Our Website: http://www.RHINOBLDG.COM Toll Free 1-888-320-7466

MO - FARM BUILDING SALE! SAVE THOUSANDS ON BARNS, IMPLEMENT SHEDS, SHOPS AND GARAGES. FACEBOOK: PERKA BUILDINGS OR CALL, (800) 467-3752 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Engine Machine Specialist High Efficiency & Long Life G855 .........................$21,000 G3406.......................$22,500

Complete Overhauls G3406 .......................$15,000 G855 .........................$15,000 Complete OH Includes: All new pistons & liners, valves, seats, guides, paint, dress out parts, gauges & run-in

Trades Welcome Nobody Builds A Better Engine Than Us!!

Guymon, OK

580-338-3986

www.enginesatems.com


February 21, 2013

Waterproof Billboard Tarps Used as Hay Tarps, Pond Liner, Covering Equipment “Recycling by Repurposing”

Repurposed MATERIALS • Used Conveyor Belting: Windbreaks, flooring • Pool Covers: Garden covers, awnings • Sweeper Brushes: Livestock Back Scratchers www.repurposedmaterialinc.com

303.321.1471

3032 - GIFT ITEMS FOR SALE MN - GREAT GIFTS FOR YOUNG & OLD! ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT FARM FAMILIES. COLLECTOR SERIES OF STORIES ACCURATELY DEPICT FARM FAMILIES, ANIMALS & CHORES WITH IMAGINATION & HUMOR. PRESERVE YOUR FARM HERITAGE WITH THESE KEEPSAKE, BOOKS. SAMPLE PAGES & REVIEWS BY CHILDREN, FARMERS, PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS AT WWW. GORDONFREDRICKSON. COM. ORDER FROM AUTHOR ONLINE, BY EMAIL OR BY PHONE. FOR MORE INFO OR QUESTIONS: TWOGFSC@INTEGRA. NET *, (952) 461-2111 3034 - WIND GENERATORS WANTED TO BUY SD - JACOBS 32 VOLT WIND GENERATOR, ALSO WINCHARGER USED DURING THE ‘30’S & ‘40’S, WILL PAY ACCORDING TO CONDITION, (605) 386-2131 5000 - FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

80 ACRES of Ag Land in NE Nebraska

Row crop, pasture, wetland, wildlife and stock well.

402-992-2021

www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

MORE THAN JUST SPRAYERS! Check With Us First For Parts

• Banjo Valves, Strainers and Fittings • Hypro. and Ace Pumps and Parts • Teejet Nozzle Bodies • Turbo Drop Nozzles • Fertilizer Orifices • All Sizes of Hose

Select Sprayers, LLC

4319 Imperial Ave., East Hwy. 30, Kearney or call

308-338-8006

Feedlot

5000 - FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE - CONT’D

51956

FOR SALE

This 40,000 head capacity lot is located in the heart of Montana’s cattle and farming country. The Sale Includes... • 877 total acres w/187 irrigated. • 2 homes. • Office, shop, grain storage, feed mill, office complex and a complete processing facility. This feedlot has been in continuous operation since 1974. The present owners are wanting to retire after successfully running the feedlot for over 30 years.

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CHASE CO., KS. 960 A. Flint Hills Grasslands, Large ponds, good fence. Rolling Flint Hills at it’s Very Best! $1,895/acre

620-273-6421 Griffinrealestateauction.com Cottonwood Falls, KS

WANTED TO RENT KS - YOUNG FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND TO RENT, CUSTOM FARM OR PLANT IN SHERMAN & CHEYENNE COUNTIES. DAN SHIELDS FARMING, (785) 821-0804 5001 - NON-FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

118 acres Crawford Co., Iowa...$1,003,000 (Goodrich Township) 90 crop acres & pond 96 acres Crawford Co., Iowa .......$675,000 (Milford Township) 60 crop acres

Hunting Country Real Estate LLC www.huntingcountry.net

109 North 4th Ave., Logan, Iowa • 712-644-3955 Mitch Barney (Broker) Private Land Sales and Auction Services Licensed associates throughout IA, NE, KS, MO, OK, TX, CO

For Sale!

FOR SALE BY OWNER PRICE REDUCED COUNTRY LIVING! 34 ACRES AND LARGE NEWLY REMODELED HOME. 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF BRIDGEPORT, MORRILL COUNTY, NEBRASKA. 24 IRRIGATED ACRES, TREES, HUNTING, GUEST OR RENTAL HOUSE, BARN, EXTRA GARAGE, GRAIN BIN AND MORE.

PHONE 308-262-1370 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

3030 - OTHER FOR SALE NE - REASONABLY PRICE MECHANICS GLOVES, WARM GLOVES, MITTENS & OTHER GLOVES., (308) 587-2344 WY - FOR SALE: NEW AND USED COAL STOKER STOVES. ALSO MAGIC HEAT, RECLAIMERS, PARTS, SERVICE AND ADVICE FOR MOST MAKES. THANK YOU!, (307) 7543757 3031 - TARPS FOR SALE

Nebraska Farm & Ranch

LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER.

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80x200 Indoor Arena on 7 acres! 3 miles from North Platte on Walker & State Farm Rd. New well, corrals, return alley w/roping chute. Inferred heaters, energy efficient lighting, 500 gl. propane tank, room to build!

Call 541-490-5335 5004 - PASTURE RENT WANTED TO RENT

PASTURE WANTED for 30 to 400 cows for the summer of 2013 and beyond. Dustin

316-323-4874

KS - WANTED: PASTURE FOR COW/CALF PRS FOR 2013 GRAZING SEASON. EXCELLENT CATTLE REFERENCES. WILL PAY A FINDERS FEE., (620) 921-5529 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

- 2 or 3 PT BLADES: 6’, 7’, 8’, & 9’ - 3 PT BOX BLADES 5’, 6’, 7’, & 8’ - JD 3 PT, 4 & 5 BOTTOM PLOWS, $950 - 2 & 3 BOTTOM PLOWS ON STEEL OR RUBBER - IH 2pt 3 & 4 BOTTOM PLOWS - CASE 4 DISC 27” HYD PULL PLOW - JD #30, 45, 46, 48, 148 LOADERS $350 - $3,650 - SICKLE MOWERS - MOUNTED OR PULL TYPE, 2 OR 3 PT, 7’ & 9’ - 5’ & 6’ PULL TYPE OR 3PT. CUTTERS

- 3 PT 7’ ROTARY BH & FINISH MOWERS - 2 PT 5’ ROTARY CUTTER $575 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS - IH A, SUPER A, B, C, SUPER C, H, SUPER H, M, SUPER M, SMTA, 300, 350, 400, 450, 460, 560, 606, 504, 706G, 240, 340, 574 UTILITIES - 1984 IH HYDROW W/WESTENDORF 21 LOADER, CAB, 3 PT - NH 67 SQ BALER FOR HAY OR STALKS

5006 - RENTAL PROPERTY WANTED TO BUY NE - LOOKING FOR LAND TO RENT. IRRIGATED OR DRYLAND. LONG TERM. CASH OR SHARES. ANYWHERE IN NEBRASKA. TO PLANT ALFALFA OR FORAGE. CALL:, (308) 627-3082 WANTED TO RENT NE - WANT TO RENT! FATHER ALONG WITH SON (WHO IS HOPING TO GET STARTED FARMING) LOOKING FOR FARM GROUND TO RENT. MODERN EQUIPMENT, WILL PAY GOING RENT PRICE. PLEASE CALL 308-2632361 OR, (308) 991-5184 6000 - GUIDED HUNTING FOR SALE

Earn $$$ Lease the Hunting Rights to your Land !

1-866-309-1507 Call for a Free Quote & Info Packet. Hunting Leases Since 1999 www.BaseCampLeasing.com 7030 - NOTICES OTHER WANTED TO BUY

Wanted!! Father and son looking for opportunity to deer hunt. Please call for availability to hunt or lease options.

402-984-1883

- LARGE NUMBER OF ANTIQUE MACHINERY ITEMS INCLUDING STEEL WHEEL PLOWS, POTATO DIGGERS, & GEARS FOR IH & JD STEEL WHEELS, STEEL WHEEL ROAD GRADERS & LAY LOADERS - NUMEROUS MANURE SPREADERS $650 - $950 - JD 48A, $1,850 - JD MTB, JD B, JD 50 W/HYD & PTO. - JD 694 - 6R30 - 3PT 6’ & 7’ DISKS

(712) 299-6608

The Ranch Mart, Inc. Jack McGuinness • 406-671-7078 • www.ranchmartinc.com

Free standing livestock windbreaks available in 7'x12 and 7'x16 can be used with the v-panels or standalone and pin sections together for desired length. 7x16 - $450.00

12' standalone, pin multiple units or line a corral or build a round pen. 4' units available also. 7x12 - $325.00

V-style panels pin together for stable windbreak, corner protection or pin to strait line sections.

$250.00

Call to order 307-680-4595 Rancher to Rancher Direct

Midlands Classified Ad Network SKILLED NURSING FT OR PT LPN OR RN FOR DAYS OR EVES. FT OR PT CNA/MA ALL SHIFTS. ACU/AACU: FT OR PT CNA EVES OR NIGHT. FT LPN. ACTIVITIES ASST: FT EVES MUST BE 21 YR. OLD. DIETARY: FT OR PT DIETARY AIDES AND COOKS. APPLY IN PERSON: GOLDEN LIVINGCENTERSCOTTSBLUFF 111 W. 36TH STREET SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361 308-635-2019 "THROUGH ENRICHING THE LIVES OF OUR EMPLOYEES, WE ENRICH THE LIVES OF THOSE WHOM WE SERVE." EOE/MFVD/AA WE'RE HIRING CREW MEMBERS. OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE...PAID HOLIDAYS, VACATION AND PERSONAL TIME, COMPANY TRIPS AND REWARDS, MEDICAL/DENTAL/PRESCRIPTION, LIFE INSURANCE PLAN, OPTIONAL SAVINGS PLAN, AND INCENTIVE PLANS! APPLY AT: W W W. I A M M O RT O N B U I L D I N GS . C O M (800)477-7436 MORTON BUILDINGS INC., IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPANY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE. WE ARE AN ESTABLISHED COMPANY OFFERING ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION, REMODELS & SERVICE. JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER: TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE, FULL-TIME WITH BENEFITS. EMAIL RESUMES: DH.INDEPENDENTPLBG@YAHOO.COM AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) COORDINATOR WESTERN REGION. REQUIREMENTS: MASTER’S DEGREE PREFERRED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION OR RELATED FIELD, NEBRASKA CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE, THREE OR MORE YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD AND THEIR FAMILIES. SEND A LETTER OF APPLICATION/RESUME: DR. JEFF WEST, ESU#13, 4215 AVENUE I SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361 OR JEFFWEST@ESU13.ORG POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED EOE. FOR MORE INFORMATION: MARG DREDLA, SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR 308-6353696 OR 308-631-3933 ELEMENTARY COMPUTER TEACHER WITH TECHNOLOGY DUTIES. HEMINGFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A CLASS C2 DISTRICT IN WESTERN NEBRASKA HAS THE FULL-

TIME TEACHING POSITION LISTED ABOVE FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. THE SALARY AND BENEFIT PACKAGE IS COMPETITIVE WITH LARGER DISTRICTS. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN A GREAT JOB ATMOSPHERE PLEASE SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION, INCLUDING OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT NEBRASKA TEACHING CERTIFICATE TO: MR. RON FOSTER, EL PRINCIPAL, RFOSTER@PANESU. ORG FOR QUESTIONS, HEMINGFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PO BOX 217, HEMINGFORD, NE 69348, WWW.HEMINGFORDSCHOOLS .ORG, POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. EOE LOCAL MEDICAL HIGH VOLUME WALK-IN CLINIC IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A FULL TIME MID-LEVEL PROVIDER. PREVIOUS PRIMARY OR URGENT CARE EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. OFFERS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING W/ NO ON-CALL DUTIES. A COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFIT PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE COMMENSURATE W/ EXPERIENCE. SEND RESUME: QUICK CARE MEDICAL SERVICES, 3210 AVE. B, SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361 OR E-MAIL: SMCDONALD@QUICKCAREMEDICAL.NET THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER IN GERING, NE. FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION OR TO APPLY, VISIT WWW.STATEJOBS.NEBRASKA.GOV OR YOUR LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE STATE APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE ON FEBRUARY 25, 2013. NOTIFY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AT 402-471-2075 IF YOU NEED ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. (TDD CALLS ONLY: 402-471-4693). THE STATE OF NEBRASKA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OUTREACH MANAGER, SCOTTSBLUFF. THE MANAGER WILL SERVE AS CONTACT FOR THE ASSIGNED COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CONDUCT OUTREACH EFFORTS TO ATTRACT STUDENTS TO OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS. REQUIREMENTS:

BACHELOR'S DEGREE, SALES OR RECRUITING EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED. A P P L I C A T I O N W W W. B E L L E V U E . E D U / E M P L O Y MENT.ASPX ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL. DUE TO RETIREMENT, BAYARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL POSITION FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL TERM. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEBRASKA ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATE AND HOLD AND APPROPRIATE ENDORSEMENT. BAYARD IS A CLASS C2 SCHOOL IN SCENIC WESTERN NEBRASKA. INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE VISIT WWW.BAYARDPUBLICSCHOOLS.ORG TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FORM AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. SEND ALL INFORMATION TO MR. TRAVIS MILLER, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, BAYARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PO BOX 607, BAYARD, NE 69334, SCHOOL PHONE (308)586-1325. BAYARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. ENGLISH AND/OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR. COACHING/EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS AVAILABLE. DUE TO RETIREMENT, BAYARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH AND/OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR POSITION FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL TERM. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEBRASKA TEACHING CERTIFICATE AND HOLD AN APPROPRIATE ENDORSEMENT. BAYARD IS A CLASS C2 SCHOOL IN SCENIC WESTERN NEBRASKA. INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE VISIT WWW.BAYARDPUBLICSCHOOLS.ORG TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FROM AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. SEND ALL INFORMATION TO MR. THOMAS PERLINSKI, SECONDARY PRINCIPAL, BAYARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PO BOX 607, BAYARD, NE 69334, SCHOOL PHONE (308)586-1700. BAYARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNITL FILLED.


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Triumph of Ag Expo March 6 & 7

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February 21, 2013

47th Annual Triumph of Ag Expo – Farm and Ranch Machinery Show Announces Nebraska Wheat Part of Show! Over 1,000 booths with over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space of the latest technology will be showcased at the 47th Annual Triumph of Agriculture Exposition Farm & Ranch Machinery Show, Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. Regarded as the area's largest indoor Shortline farm machinery show, it has become tradition for area farmers, ranchers, stockmen, and their families to come to the expo and ask questions directly to the leading farm manufacturers and suppliers for ways to improve their farm operation right before spring fieldwork begins – all at one time and under one roof. The seminar schedule provides a chance to learn more about some of the new products and services available at the show. The Farm Show will be open on Wednesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association and the Nebraska Wheat Board – collectively known as Nebraska Wheat – are bringing the Mobile Baking Lab to the Triumph of Ag Expo in Omaha March 6-7, 2013. Nebraska Wheat will serve free, fresh-baked cinnamon rolls while discussing the advantages of using wheat in the rotation. Read further for more details. Bob Mancuso, Sr., the show’s producer, says, “Farming today is more challenging and Midwest farmers are interested in keeping up with the changes and ways to increase their profits and yields per acre while reducing their costs.” The Triumph of Ag Expo offers a one stop opportunity to see and compare hundreds of hands-on demonstrations from the newest farm machinery to the day-to-day supplies and product information that's available for today’s farming decisions. The Triumph of Ag Expo is proud that they have been able to keep the admission to the expo free for the past 47 years. Advance free admission tickets can be obtained from county extension agents, farm machinery and equipment dealers, or at the door of the Qwest Center Omaha. There are over 4,500 parking spaces on site right at the convention center entrance.

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About Nebraska Wheat The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association and the Nebraska Wheat Board – collectively known as Nebraska Wheat – are bringing the Mobile Baking Lab to the Triumph of Ag Expo in Omaha March 6-7, 2013. Nebraska Wheat will serve free, fresh-baked cinnamon rolls while discussing the advantages of using wheat in the rotation. During the Triumph of Ag Expo, the Mobile Baking Lab will be run by Nebraska wheat farmers and their spouses as well as Nebraska Wheat staff. Visitors to the booth are welcome to ask questions about wheat production in Nebraska, the benefits of using wheat in a rotation with corn and soybeans, where the wheat check-off is going, and why wheat nutrition and education should matter to farmers. Seed guides, pocket wheat production handbooks with disease and pest information, and membership information for the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association will also be available in the booth. The Mobile Baking Lab is a complete kitchen housed inside a 24-foot trailer, used by Nebraska Wheat to connect wheat farmers with consumers. Nebraska Wheat uses fresh-baked wheat foods to initiate conversations with trade show attendees about wheat production practices and wheat nutrition. The Nebraska Wheat Board administers the check-off of 0.4 percent of net value of wheat marketed in Nebraska at the point of first sale. The board invests the funds in programs of international and domestic market development and improvement, policy development, research, promotion, and education. The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association is a non-profit, membership based organization that works to improve and stabilize the profitability of the Nebraska wheat producer. The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association works to do this by representing Nebraska’s wheat producers in state and national policy and providing educational opportunities to producers and consumers.

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Reduced - Till Unit Finding Acceptance From Farmers Mixed in with about 280 other exhibits of farm machinery at the Triumph of Agriculture show in Omaha is an item called the Bush Hog Ro-Till. The six-row tillage tool sells for about $12,000, but read what its promoters say it can do: It increases crop yields, protects against drought, provides protection against wind and soil erosion, takes less labor and fuel and reduces machinery maintenance. "Sounds almost too good to be true," said Albert Trouse, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agronomist in Auburn, Ala., who also serves as a consultant for the Bush Hog machinery company, based in Selma, Ala. The company has about 100 dealers in Nebraska and 125 in Iowa. Trouse was in Omaha this week as part of a 15-city promotional tour for the tillage equipment. He spent part of Tuesday and Wednesday at the Triumph of Agriculture show in Omaha City Auditorium, attracting farmers to the Bush Hog exhibit. First Run Sold The response from farmers at the Omaha show and similar ones across the nation has been positive, Trouse said. "The first run of 300 Ro-Tills made already has been sold and demand has been

so high, they're back in production even though it's getting late for the planting season," he said. "One North Dakota farmer flew down to Selma in hopes of finding one to buy." The Bush-Hog company is just one of many farm machinery companies with new items or revised versions of old products to promote at the Triumph of Ag show, said Matt "Bud" Fleischer of Columbus, Neb., a member of the show's farm council. "There are so many advances in farm machinery and equipment that it's very hard to keep up with everything anymore," Fleischer said. He urged farmers to gather as much information as possible about any items of equipment that interests them. "Some things may turn out to be just right for your operation, others may not," Fleischer said. Tillage System Trouse said the ro-till he promotes is part of a tillage system called Precision Applied Tillage that provides crops with uncompacted soil to grow in and provides machines with firm soil to work on. The ro-till pulverizes the soil into rows of uncompacted Y-shaped pathways that extend into the subsoil, he said. The pathways allow

plant roots to get the air, water and nutrients needed for maximum growth. Because the soil isn't compacted, it allows the subsoil to store more rainfall, which can protect against drought, he said. In between the pathways where seeds are planted are traffic lanes, which provide firm footing for equipment and reduce fuel consumption. Crop residue also is left in the traffic lanes to help prevent soil erosion, Trouse said. The ro-till can be hooked up to planting equipment, fertilizer and herbicide applicators, he said. "It means you can work your fields, plant your seed and apply your chemicals in one pass. That reduces labor, fuel consumption and isn't as hard on a farmer's machinery." Trouse said he thinks the new tillage system will spread quickly. "It offers farmers conservation they can afford," he said. "Yield is not sacrificed for conservation yield actually increases. The farmers' production costs don't skyrocket they drop." The presentation of the farm show's annual Agri Award also was made Wednesday to Robert Daugherty, chairman and chief executive officer of Valmont Industries in Valley, Neb.

USDA Issues Strong Farm Income Forecast for 2013 Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent Despite concerns about the ongoing drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is optimistic that agriculture will be strong financially in 2013. A report issued by the USDA on Monday said that, after adjusting for inflation, 2013's net farm income is forecast at $128.2 billion. That would be the highest since 1973. The forecast is based on the assumption that a return to trend yields will lead to record crop production levels and result in substantial year-end crop inventories. According to the USDA’s reasoning, "This would lead to higher net farm income since this measure goes beyond cash income to include the value of inventory change and other non-cash items." During the last five years, Nebraska corn and soybean crops have been setting production records, but the drought last year reduced yields and production. Going into 2013, drought conditions continue, with concerns about the lack of moisture reserves for grass production this year, along with dryland crop production. But strong crop and livestock prices have helped Nebraska’s and Grand Island’s economy. Despite the ongoing drought, taxable sales in Grand Island in 2012 could be close to $1 billion. Figures from the Nebraska Department of Revenue show that

taxable sales were $81.6 million in Grand Island in November, up 6.4 percent from the previous year and the highest taxable sales in Grand Island’s history for November. Ethanol has been a strong driver in higher crops prices because of the extra demand it has created for corn since the federal government implemented the Renewable Fuels Act in 2007. However, the ongoing drought has also influenced supply and demand. While input costs have been high for farmers and ranchers, statewide average prices for Nebraska’s principal crops — corn, soybeans, wheat and hay — were all up in January from the previous year. In response to the USDA’s Economic Research Service report, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack called the forecast "the strongest net farm income in four decades" and "another positive testament to the resilience and productivity of U.S. farmers and ranchers." Vilsack said American agriculture "continues to endure an historic drought with tremendous resolve, and last year was an important reminder of the need for a strong safety net." "The commitment of American producers to embrace innovation and adapt to new challenges has helped fuel growth for American agriculture over the past five years," Vilsack said. "I am also heartened that our farmers' keen business sense is

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February 21, 2013

Smith Praises Hydropower Act Passed by House Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, which was introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. The legislation includes regulatory relief similar to Nebraska Rep. Adrian Smith’s Small Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act. "The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act would reduce government barriers to more clean, renewable American energy," Smith said. "The bill expands on the idea behind the Small Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act, which I introduced to increase power generation and encourage economic growth in rural America. This common-sense legislation has again passed the House with broad bipartisan support and deserves consideration by the Senate." Smith, along with Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., introduced the Small Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act in both the 111th Congress and the 112th Congress, to exempt hydropower projects generating less than 1.5 megawatts from the Federal Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) permitting rules. FERC regulates the licensing and inspection of private, municipal, and state hydroelectric projects. Smith said the new legislation increases the exemption level for conduit-type hydropower projects from 1.5 to 5 megawatts, which would allow, for instance, certain irrigation districts and municipalities to partner with local power districts to generate existing conduit hydropower without going through the lengthy and burdensome FERC permitting and exemption process. He led this effort after a variety of entrepreneurs revealed the cost of FERC compliance for very small hydropower projects often exceeds the cost of the project itself. In related news, although the global consumption and installed capacity of hydropower and Bullet $13 g e o t h e r m a l LV4 2,4-D $17 technologies have Counter $2.25 increased steadily since 45¢ off Corvus $4.00 oz. upplusto rebate 2003, both types of energy saw slower Gen. Targa $44 growth in 2011, Will meet or beat all prices! according to Quantity Discount research conductednew by the Worldwatch

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USDA Announces 45th General Sign-Up for the Conservation Reserve Program MINNEAPOLIS, -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. CRP has a 27-year legacy of protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States. Under Secretary Vilsack's leadership, USDA has enrolled 11.7 million acres in various CRP efforts. "Since the 1980s, the CRP program has established itself as a benchmark in voluntary conservation efforts, providing American producers with assets to address our most critical resource issues," said Vilsack. "Last year, during one of the worst droughts in generations, the CRP proved vital in protecting our most environmentally sensitive lands from erosion. Emergency haying and grazing on CRP lands also supplied critical feed and forage for livestock producers due to the drought. And the program continues to bring substantial returns to rural areas, attracting recreation and tourism dollars into local economies while sustaining natural and wildlife habitat for future generations." Additional sign-ups for continuous CRP programs -- such as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife -- will be announced in spring 2013. Currently, about 27 million acres are enrolled in CRP, which is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resourceconserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. Contracts on 3.3 million acres of CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2013. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. Producers that are accepted in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive an annual rental payment for the length of the contract (1015 years). Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP's other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis and that often provide additional financial assistance. Continuous sign-up dates will be announced at a later date. Over the past 27 years, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, hunters, fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts have made CRP one of the largest and most important USDA efforts. CRP continues to make major contributions to national efforts to improve water and air quality, and to prevent soil erosion by protecting the most sensitive areas including those prone to flash flooding and runoff. CRP has also helped increase populations of pheasants, quail, ducks, and rare species, like the sage grouse, the lesser prairie chicken, and other grassland birds. Highlights of CRP include:

CRP has restored more than two million acres of wetlands and two million acres of riparian buffers. Each year, CRP keeps more than 600 million pounds of nitrogen and more than 100 million pounds of phosphorous from flowing into our nation's streams, rivers, and lakes. CRP provides $1.8 billion annually to landowners-dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small businesses and creating jobs; and CRP is the largest private lands carbon sequestration program in the country. By placing vulnerable cropland into conservation, CRP sequesters carbon in plants and soil, and reduces both fuel and fertilizer usage. In 2012, CRP resulted in carbon sequestration equal to taking about nine million cars off the road. The Obama Administration is leading a host of federal agencies in the America's Great Outdoors initiative to develop a 21st century conservation agenda and reconnect Americans to the outdoors. At the same time, USDA continues to enroll a record number of acres of private working lands in conservation programs, working with more than 500,000 farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices that clean the air we

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Report: Growth in U.S. Corn Yields Dependent on Adoption of New Production Practices The Grand Island Independent Increasing plant population density will be critical to growing yields in U.S. corn production. But increasing this density will be dependent on the economics that farmers face, according to a new report released by researchers at the Rabobank International Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group. The report, titled "Crowding The Fields," finds it likely that we’ll see one to two years of stagnant plant population growth due to high input costs and dry soils in the U.S. "Corn yield growth in U.S. is reaching a key milestone as the trend of increasing plant population per acre is challenged by limitations of the current production processes," said Sterling Liddell, vice president with the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. "We know the confines of current equipment and production techniques will eventually challenge the ability of U.S. farmers to sustain historic yield growth trends. Trends our global population is demanding." The report finds the key areas where future problems are becoming measurable in more dense plant populations include: -- A lack of adequate precision in planting equipment -- Fertilization practices which can encourage non-uniform plant growth -- Insufficient spacing for root systems to develop Each of these factors alone present serious challenges to long-term growth in the corn yield curve. However, taken together, these obstacles are capable of severely restricting yield growth potential.

"Changes in production methods take place gradually," Liddell said. "As these changes are being implemented, growers continue to be keenly aware of increasing input costs and land values, making each decision more and more critical to maintaining a profitable operation." Much of the equipment needed to drive the industry toward structural change will exit, Liddell said. The bottleneck for increasing corn yields rests more on farm economics driving change rather than the technology requirement to produce at more dense population levels, the report noted. In addition, the report finds a shift toward spring nitrogen application will create additional demand for urea. Specialty fertilizers, particularly nitrogen extenders, are likely to see increased demand as farmers attempt to make nutrients more available throughout the growing season. In addition, decreased plant-to-plant spacing will necessitate increased precision in planting equipment. As a result of technology developments, seed and equipment manufacturers have expressed confidence that the rate of yield growth can double over the next 10 years. Although technology is constantly improving, the only feasible way of accomplishing that goal will be to nearly double the rate of plant growth, the report said. "The burden ultimately lies with farm input and machinery companies being able to demonstrate the positive economic returns of a steeper investment in costs and educate farmers to optimize production practices under much denser conditions," Liddell said.

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Auction Reveals Cost of Missouri River Flood to Landowners David Hendee, The Omaha World Herald TEKAMAH, Neb. — Now the cost of the Missouri River flood of 2011 is less murky. Millions of dollars in land values were washed away by the unprecedented flooding. A non-irrigated, riverside farm that survived calamities over a century, only to drown in the flood, was sold to three Tekamah-area farmers at auction Saturday. They paid a combined $2.4 million — or roughly 52 percent less than what it might have generated with no damage. The sale of the 620-acre Beaver Farms north of Omaha gave neighbors and other floodplain landowners in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa an indication of the value of their flooddamaged cropland. A majority of the farm's rich topsoil was smothered by sand left behind by a summer of floodwater two years ago. The farm sold for about $2.6 million less than undamaged land would have received, based on the price paid for a top-producing, flood-free corner of the farm. "It's like you signed your deed over to nobody,'' Ron Dierking of Scribner, Neb., said of the financial loss suffered by flooded-out farmers. Dierking sat in on the auction out of curiosity. Still, the sellers were pleased and auctioneers were surprised at how much was paid for cropland that will require about $1 million to be cleared of sand. "We're all happy with the way it went,'' said Elinor Beaver, 87, of Tekamah, whose late husband's parents built a two-story house on the farm in 1918. Those settlers were descendants of Nebraska Territory pioneers whose land grant was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. "The price people pay for land!'" Elinor Beaver said. "It's almost ridiculous.''

Land broker Jack Nitz, founder of a Fremont auction company that bears his name, said he didn't expect two tracts heavily damaged by floodwater to sell for as much as they did. Tekamah farmer Kevin Brummond paid $3,050 per acre for a 163-acre tract and $2,600 per acre for a 299-acre parcel of cropland, both largely covered with sand. Some drifts are 5 feet deep. Brummond said it may cost him $3,000 to $4,000 more per acre to clear the land and put it back into production. "It's too good of a farm to let it sit,'' he said. Lonnie Elliott of Tekamah, who farmed Beaver Farms as a tenant for 42 years, bought a 119-acre tract for $6,600 an acre. Sand covers about 15 percent of the parcel. Continued on Page 7

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Auction Reveals Cost... Continued from page 6 Elliott said the Beaver family's financial loss is clear. A 40-acre parcel of top-producing cropland that wasn't flooded sold for $8,100 an acre. A nearby tract that took the brunt of the flood damage sold for $2,600 an acre. "Had the family sold that ground prior to the flood, then the whole farm would have sold in that $7,000 to $8,000 range,'' he said. "They took the biggest hit in the county because the farm was so large and had so much damage.'' The total sale price equates to $3,852 an acre across the farm's damaged and undamaged cropland. That compares with an average $5,800 per acre value for northeast Nebraska farmland with irrigation potential, according to the 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey. Across the river in west-central Iowa, the value of similar high-grade cropland averaged $11,128 per acre last year, according to an Iowa State University survey. Last spring — one year after the flood — a big bite of Beaver Farms resembled a desert wasteland. Waves of sand dunes averaging 3 feet deep covered nearly 300 acres. Deep dunes remain. The family decided to sell. "We just didn't have the wherewithal to remove all the sand and make it farmable again,'' said Jim Beaver of rural Blair. Beaver, 52, is a grandson of the last family members to actively farm the land. "It came to a family vote, and we decided that an auction was the best way to get it into the hands of someone who could make the land viable as a farm,'' he said. Beaver Farms represented a fraction of the nearly 19,000 acres of Burt County farmland flooded two years ago. Locals estimated that 1,000

acres of the flooded land probably will never be farmed again. The auction at Tekamah's Depression-era City Auditorium attracted a standing-room-only crowd of about 130 people who mixed chatter with kolaches and coffee. Corn caps and Carhartt coats dominated the crowd. Bid numbers poked out of the pockets of the bib overall bunch. Most were there out of curiosity, wondering what flood-damaged land is worth. Some of the county's largest landowners attended. The 24 registered bidders came from as far away as Pierce, Neb., and Carroll, Iowa. Auctioneer Jay Nitz sold each tract individually. He tried to open bidding on the 40-acre undamaged parcel at $7,500 an acre. He finally got a bite at $5,000 and closed bidding at $8,000 before moving on to other tracts. After completing bidding on the four parcels, Nitz called a recess to allow bidders and others to plan their strategy for the final round. High bidders during the initial round also came out on top at the end, but they paid more to keep their parcels. Cousins Clark Lipps and Tom Lipps of Tekamah paid $4,000 more to keep their bid No. 1 on the 40acre tract. Elliott paid nearly $119,000 more to keep hold of the 119-acre parcel. Brummond paid $223,000 more to retain the two sand-covered tracts. Jack Nitz said the sale established the true value of the farm's flood-damaged and undamaged cropland. "Everybody knows what the good ground is kind of worth, but they all wondered about the sand ground because there's nothing to compare to,” he said. "Now you've got something to compare to.''

It's Hard to Compare Farmland Values Comparing farmland values is not an exact science because soil types can differ across neighboring farms, said Lary Clark, owner of Loess Hills Real Estate in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The Missouri River flood of 2011 didn't affect all Iowa farmland the same. Some fields produced better crop yields last year than they did before the flood; others were worse. Clark auctioned two Iowa river-bottom farms along the Missouri in November. Neither was flooded, but both were near floodwater. One farm, across the river from Tekamah, Neb., sold for $9,000 per acre. The other sold for $7,400 per acre. Potential land buyers aren't shying away from farmland simply because it flooded two years ago, Clark said. "Enough farmers are looking for land to buy — even if it was underwater and didn't produce well last year — that there's always someone who will take a chance on it,'' he said. Bidders factor in the estimated cost of bringing in scrapers and bulldozers to remove sand and level the land before determining how much they can afford to pay.

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Reporter: Another Farm Bill Extension Likely Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub KEARNEY, Neb. — A veteran Washington, D.C., journalist believes another extension of the 2008 Farm Bill is likely this year. "This Congress is so divided that I think it's more likely that we'll have another extension than a five-year farm bill,”' said Jerry Hagstrom, founder and executive editor of The Hagstrom Report. He also writes for DTN, The Progressive Farmer’s online news service. He spoke Wednesday at the Governor’s Ag Conference in Kearney. Hagstrom said extensions preserve the farm and food stamp programs that are the core of the 2008 Food, Conservation and Energy Act, but they don’t allow for any innovations or address issues by several commodity groups, particularly dairy producers. He said if farmers want a new farm bill, they will have to fight for it. People on Capitol Hill tell them they hear a lot from lobbyists on the issue, but not much from farmers. Sequestration Hagstrom also talked about what the sequestration, or automatic federal budget cuts that will take effect on March 1 if President Obama and Congress don't reach a budget agreement, could mean for agriculture. He said USDA officials still don't know if cuts would have to be across the board or could be targeted. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has threatened to require all meat inspectors to take a 15-day furlough. The furloughs would be staggered, which might not affect big processors. But Hagstrom said small processors that may have only one USDA inspector might go two weeks without being able to sell meat. There also could be furloughs for Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff. Hagstrom said local offices wouldn’t close, but there would be fewer staff and perhaps slower service, so ag producers might want to finish program signups or applications before March 1.

Because food stamps are an entitlement, they wouldn't be affected by sequestration, he said. However, 600,000 mothers and children could lose the Women, Infants and Children program benefits because WIC is a separate budget appropriation. There would be a public uproar if that happens, Hagstrom said. Multi-year contract programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program and crop insurance wouldn’t be affected, but other directand conservation-payment programs might be. "We’ll just have to wait and see. But, my goodness, it all takes effect March 1," Hagstrom said. Farm Income Rises The good news is that 2013 net U.S. farm income is expected to increase by nearly 14 percent. The USDA forecasts the total at $128.2 billion. Adjusted for inflation, that would be the most since 1973. "I believe that American agriculture today, in general, is more prosperous than at any time in our history," Hagstrom said. However, he cautioned that the USDA projections also include a one-third decline in 2014 net income. Ag producers depended on crop insurance for much of their 2012 income. "Crop insurance is under attack because it costs so much money,” Hagstrom said. ". . . It has replaced ad hoc disaster payments.” He said it's been necessary to repeat the message in Washington that the crop insurance program was set up to allow payments after weather disasters such as those that were widespread last year. Trade with Europe As usual, nothing specific was said about food and agriculture in Tuesday's State of the Union address, Hagstrom said. President Obama did say that if Congress doesn’t act on climate change issues, he will use whatever executive action he can. He also talked about the importance of wind and solar energy.

"He never mentioned ethanol," Hagstrom said, but ethanol supporters still took the alternative energy comments as a good sign for renewable fuels. "To me, the biggest thing the president talked about last night was a new trade agreement with the European Union," he said, adding that the words were "comprehensive" trade, not "free" trade. Hagstrom said the big issue for U.S. farmers will be Europe allowing imports of genetically modified crops. Europeans want assurances that U.S. imports won’t be generically labeled with names specific to European places, such as Champagne. Hagstrom said the tradeoffs required for an agreement could include the U.S. allowing imports of European meat products. He said it probably wouldn’t be beef and pork, but "expensive specialty things" such as pate. Image Issues Hagstrom said U.S. farmers still have a good image with most Americans, as reflected in the Dodge pickup ad during the Super Bowl that featured Paul Harvey’s "So God Made a Farmer" speech and farm images. "What they are doing is questioning certain farm practices," he said, "not farmers themselves." He cautioned against getting hung up on debates with "foodies" who are willing to pay a premium for distinctive products grown in certain ways. For them it's a "values" issue, he said. He also warned ag producers to not "get on the wrong side of the obesity issue" in ways such as opposing proposed changes in school lunch menus. Hagstrom said telling people not to do anything to address the country’s huge obesity problem, which is causing health and health-care cost issues for all ages, only creates the impression that commodity producers want to sell unsafe products.

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NRCS Focuses on Cover Crops, Soil Sensors Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Cover crops and soil moisture monitoring systems will rank the highest in the next round of federal cost-shares for on-farm projects within the Central Platte Natural Resources District, including all of Dawson County and most of Buffalo County in Hub Territory. At Thursday’s Central Platte Natural Resources District board meeting in Grand Island, District Conservationist James Huntwork of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), outlined the plan. "We're gonna emphasize these two practices this year," he said, adding that the deadline is Feb. 15 to apply for projects in the next round of allocations.

Cover crops that primarily would be planted after harvest help limit soil erosion, can scavenge excess nutrients in the soil and have grazing potential, especially on irrigated land, Huntwork said. A single crop, such as rye, could be used or a multi-species planting that could include deeperrooted plants to break up soil compaction and tie up nitrates. Huntwork said cover crops can allow additional grazing without overgrazing other areas or harvesting too much stover from cornfields. There will be a per-acre payment through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP. Irrigation water management cost-shares commonly are used to convert gravity irrigation to more efficient pivot systems. Huntwork said the

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Nebraska Leaders Travel to Southeast Asia for Seminar Among the 29 Nebraskan LEAD 31 Fellows who recently returned from the 2013 International Study-Travel Seminar to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan were Tracy Olsen, North Platte, and Suzanna Klaasmeyer, Hershey. During the 12-day trip, the group attended briefings at the U.S. Consulate offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and met with American business, agricultural trade and commodity groups. "I'm from an ag background and am married to a farmer/rancher and feedlot owner," Olsen said. "It is important to me to be educated on issues that face agriculture today, issues that affect all of us." The LEAD program is for men and women who are active in production agriculture and agribusiness. It is a two-year leadership development program under the direction of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, in cooperation with the University of NebraskaLincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. "It is a very comprehensive program that gives us a broad view of agriculture in our state, our country and in the world," Olsen said. LEAD members do a national study during the first year and an international one during the second, Klaasmeyer said. "I have an agribusiness degree, so the LEAD program was a natural fit," she said. "We learned a lot about the differences between the three countries. It really opens your eyes about our import and export markets."

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By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer. None of the justices in arguments at the high court seemed ready to endorse farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman's argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents, even though most of them also were genetically modified to resist the company's Roundup herbicide. Chief Justice John Roberts wondered ``why in the world would anybody'' invest time and money on seeds if it was so easy to evade patent protection. To protect its investment in their development, Monsanto has a policy that prohibits farmers from saving or reusing the seeds once the crop is grown. Farmers must buy new seeds every year. The case is being closely watched by researchers and businesses holding patents on DNA molecules, nanotechnologies and other selfreplicating technologies. The issue for the court is how far the patents held by the world's largest seed company extend. More than 90 percent of American soybean farms use Monsanto's ``Roundup Ready'' seeds, which first came on the market in 1996. The 75-year-old Bowman bought the expensive seeds for his main crop of soybeans, but decided to look for something cheaper for a risky, late-season soybean planting. He went to a grain elevator that held soybeans it typically sells for feed, milling and other uses, but not as seed. Bowman reasoned that most of those soybeans also would be resistant to weed killers, as they initially came from herbicide-resistant seeds too. He was right, and he repeated the practice over eight years. In 2007, Monsanto sued and won an $84,456 judgment. Across the court's conservative-liberal divide, justices expressed little sympathy for Bowman's actions. Justice Stephen Breyer said Bowman could make many uses of the soybeans he bought from the grain elevator. ``Feed it to the animals. Feed it your family or make tofu turkey,'' Breyer said. But patent law makes it illegal for Bowman to plant them. ``What it prohibits here is making a copy of the patented invention and that is what he did,'' Breyer said. Mark Walters, Bowman's Seattle-based lawyer, tried to focus the court on the claim that Monsanto has used patent law to bully farmers. ``What they are asking for is for the farmer to assume all the risk of farming, but yet they can sit back and control how that product is used,'' Walters said.

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Drought, stressed pastures make for seed shortage LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Last summer's drought left plenty of bare pastureland and it also is resulting in an anticipated shortage of forage seed. Arkansas agriculture officials said Monday that cattle producers should make their purchases early of sorghum, sudangrass, millet and crabgrass. Officials say much of the sorghum, millet, and crabgrass seed is produced in Kansas, Oklahoma, and parts of the southwest where drought has been severe the past two years. As a result, seed production is down. For Arkansas ranchers who saw their pastures and hay meadows cut down by drought in 2011 and 2012, summer annual forages are good renovation crops to prepare damaged fields for replanting other perennial forages.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing legislation to create an interest-free loan program for counties that the state has designated as ``livestock friendly.'' Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala presented the bill Tuesday to the Legislature's Agriculture Committee. Counties designated by the state as ``livestock friendly'' could borrow from the state at no cost to finance roads and bridges that are frequently used to haul livestock. The bill has won support from prominent agriculture groups. But Sen. Ernie Chambers, who sits on the committee, called it an ``iffy proposition'' that establishes no way for the state to reclaim its money if a county fails to repay a loan. Chambers says the bill would also divert money away from other priorities. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has designated 21 counties as ``livestock friendly.''


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