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Weather Al Dutcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Country Living House Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

The Lighter Side Lee Pitts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Markets Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Government Report Government Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Ag Management USDA Recognizes Work of Farmers and Ranchers on National Ag Day . 16

By Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub A call came in to a Nebraska volunteer fire department that a tractor was on fire near the intersection of two county roads. When firefighters arrived, they knew their heavy pumper couldn't get near the burning tractor, which was in the middle of a

muddy field. Their water hoses weren't long enough to reach from road. The second fire department called brought a weed truck that didn't hold enough water to put out the fire. David Morgan, assistant director of the University of NebraskaLincoln's Tractor Test Lab, has

heard about or experienced such circumstances many times in his job and during his nearly 20 years as a volunteer emergency medical technician and instructor in Cass County. He also has been on too many calls like first one received by his Continued on page 9

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Production News Feeding the World is a Local Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Holdrege FFA Spring Update The fourth annual FFA Leadership Night was held January 17th in the Holdrege High School Cafeteria. Thirty-four FFA members along with numerous parents and guests were present for the ceremonies and Soup Supper sponsored by the Holdrege FFA Alumni Members. FFA Members demonstrated their Leadership Skills Events from the Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams and Creed Speaking. First year FFA members received their Greenhand Degrees while second year members received their Chapter Degrees. Those members receiving their FFA Greenhand Degrees were: Braden Badertscher, Jamie Bialas, Nathan DeJonge, Bryan Denton, Clayton Fritson, Paige Garrelts, Gabby Gracia, Hannah Hale, Dillon Hixson, Ethan Johnson, Lindsay Johnson, Brenden Kreutzer, Jackie Kruback, Taylor Ohrt, Justin Orcutt, Skylar Peterson, Lezlee Sasse, and Don Waller.

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Second year FFA members receiving their Chapter FFA Degrees were: Matt Becker, Brianna Bowers, Brittney Britthouer, Andrew Daily, Stephen Denton, Whitney Frost, Nicole Gerdes, Melissa Golus, Zach Gray, Seth Hald, Alex Hamling, Dylan Hulshizer, and Molli Jorges. The FFA Chapter would like to say thanks to Brad Johnson, Cheryl Reed and Shauna Nelson for donating the soup and to Kent and Tammi Sturgis for donating the meat for the sandwiches. Also, a special thanks to all other parents for helping out during the evening to make is successful. Twenty-eight Holdrege FFA Members competed in Leadership Skills Events on January 19th in Aurora at the Leadership Center. The senior parliamentary procedure placed third overall and alternate to state. Continued on page 19

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average

Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 3/11/11

Nebraska Slaughter Steer 35-65% Choice, Live Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$92.54 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600# . . . . . . . . . . . .124.07 Med & Large Frame, 750-800 # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102.33 Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750# Carcass . . . . . . . . . .149.40 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70.33 Feeder Pigs, National Direct, 50#, FOB . . . . . . . . . .71.26 Pork Carcass Cutout, 185#, 51-52% Lean . . . . . . . .74.25 Slaughter Lambs, Ch. & Pr.,Heavy, SD Dir. . . . . . . . . . .* Nat. Carcass Lamb Cutout, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271.51

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152.46 130.05 177.34 79.98 * 91.06 180.50 377.76

Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.80 Corn, No. 2, Yellow, Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.43 Soybeans, No. 1 Yellow Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.06 Grain Sorg. No. 2 Yellow, Dorchester, cwt . . . . . . . . .5.43 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, MN, bu. . . . . . . . . . .2.18

8.20 6.82 13.84 11.45 4.22

6.69 6.29 13.09 10.52 3.41

140.00 72.50 * 203.50 69.75

140.00 72.50 * 191.00 70.50

Hay (per ton) Alfalfa, Lrg. Sq. Bales Good to Prem., NE Neb. . . . . .135.00 Alfalfa, Lrg. Rounds, Good, Platte Valley, . . . . . . . . .87.50 Grass Hay, Lrg. Rounds, Premium, Neb., . . . . . . . . . . .* Dried Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104.00 Wet Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00 * No market.


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Heartland Express - Weather

March 17, 2011

Weather Commentary Provided By Al Dutcher—UNL, State Climatologist

Al Dutcher Report Only two precipitation events materialized across the state during the past two weeks. The most significant event occurred during the 3/7-3/8 time frame with light to moderate snow accumulations reported across central, south central and southeast Allen Dutcher Nebraska. On March 13, light precipitation was reported across portions of the Panhandle, central and south central Nebraska. High temperatures moved firmly into the 60's and 70's during the 3/14-3/16 period and wheat appears to have broken dormancy across the southern 1/3 of the state. An exceptional snow pack exists in the upper North Platte river basin and early releases from reservoirs are ongoing in an effort to make room for runoff that is projected to exceed available storage space. High flows on the Platte are

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Heartland Express - The Lighter Side

March 17, 2011

• IT’S THE PITTS by Lee Pitts • Rank by Lee Pitts

I read in a recent article that the number one trait that ranchers consider first in culling their herds, even more important than fertility, is disposition. In other words, ranchers don’t care if a cow is open, just as long as she’s a GENTLE barren cow. That’s why the Beef Improvement Federation has developed a scorecard so you can rank your cattle’s dispositions. It’s a tool you can use to get rid of the bad actors in your herd, but I’m against that because if we all prevented the wrecks that occur around a cow outfit then Baxter Black and I wouldn’t have much left to write about. The BIF’s scoring system starts off with a #1 animal who is docile, calm in the squeeze chute, and when released, he or she exits calmly. Personally, I have never owned such an animal but I respect the BIF so I’ll take their word that such a beast does exist. A “number two” struggles, shakes, quivers and froths at the mouth when cattle are worked, which describes me to a “T”. So I must be a #2. The system goes on up to a #6, an animal that has pronounced attack behavior. The problem, as I see it, is that BIF’s system does not go high enough for my cattle. Take for example, the first beef animal I ever owned: a #7 if there ever was one. My teacher selected a show steer for me that flew out of the cloth-topped trailer on its

ride to my place. My teacher then explained to me that I was supposed to actually get in the pen with the monster and halter break it. “You gotta be kidding,” I replied. He was not. I almost quit the FFA and joined the glee club right then and there. I named my steer Abe, not because he showed signs of greatness but because like our great President, his hair wouldn’t comb either. In preparation for the county fair we had a field day, and boy was it ever. It was held on the Little League ball field and my steer drug me around every base before I slid into home. My ag instructor then grabbed the halter and Abe took him for a turn around the bases and nearly knocked him out of the ballpark. I figure it served my teacher right. An example of a #8 would be a cow we owned that never did see the inside of a squeeze chute, or my corral for that matter. The only time I ever saw her after she was born was at a neighbor’s branding. I said he could keep her but he insisted that I come and get her. When she was older than the Rolling Stones she died a natural death without ever feeling a rope, a brand, or the feeling of motherhood. A #9 should measure up to the bologna bull I sold years ago that put one ring man in the hospital and charged the bull board in front of the auction block with such ferocity that it put a permanent crease in

the beer belly of the other ring man. The auctioneer was attempting to chant and look for bids, which were not rapidly forthcoming, and in revenge for selling him to a packer buyer the bull then jumped on to the auction block where he became permanently wedged. The auctioneer then invited the packer to “Come and get YOUR bull.” If you value domesticity above all else I hope you never own an animal like a cow we called Mark Spitz. (For any youngsters who might read this, he was a famous swimmer.) She was an example of a #10 if there ever was one. First we couldn’t get her in the chute and then we couldn’t get her out. That’s because she flipped over backwards and landed upside down in the chute. We used a cutting torch and a winch to get her out and when we did get her upright she thanked us by chasing my wife, who thought she’d be safe if she dove into a stock pond. Silly girl. The cow followed her right in. And you know how much cows hate to swim! My wife was dog-paddling as fast as she could and despite what she says, I really did try to come to her rescue by throwing her a lifeline lariat. From a safe distance away, of course. With cows like Mark Spitz it’s no wonder the BIF denied my membership, thus advancing the cause of beef cattle improvement by at least 50 years.

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Breads Banana Banana Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed very overripe bananas

2 envelopes yeast 4 cups water 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup honey 2 teaspoons salt 6 cups whole wheat flour 4 cups white flour

Preheat oven to 350° Lightly grease 9 x 5 loaf pan. In large bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. In separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine butter, molasses, honey and salt and mix well. Add yeast mixture and then gradually add flours. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in buttered bowl and let rise until double. Punch down and let rest for a few minutes. Divide dough into 4 parts and shape into loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 pans and let rise for about an hour. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes. You can freeze loaves for future us.

Focaccia Bread

Strawberries & Cream Bread 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/4 cups strawberries, fresh & coarsely chopped (do NOT use frozen) 3/4 cup walnuts (optional) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat 1 minute or until light and airy. Add brown sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in strawberries and nuts. Pour into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes in pan. Turn out on rack to cool.

Irish Soda Bread 9 inch bread 3 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 pint sour cream 2 eggs 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional) 3/4 cup raisins Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a small bowl beat eggs and stir in sour cream. Add the egg and sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Batter will be very thick. Add the raisins and caraway seeds and stir well with wooden spoon or knead in with your hands. Place batter in a greased 9 inch springform pan. Dust the top with enough flour so that you can pat the batter like a bread dough evenly in the pan without it sticking to your hands. With a knife make a shallow crisscross on the top. Bake for 50 minutes in a preheated 350º oven

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 packet active dry yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 dash ground black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated) 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded) Mix the yeast and water in a small bowl. Let proof for 10 minutes. In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper. Add the yeast mix and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and combine. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm place 25 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°. Punch dough down, place on greased baking sheet. Pat dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle. Using your knuckle, make indentations in the dough about 1/2-inch apart, then prick dough with fork. Brush top with olive oil, then sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.

Basic Sourdough Bread 2 cups proofed sourdough starter 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 3 cups white bread flour Before measuring out your 2 cups of starter culture, it must be proofed. Pour starter into mixing bowl. Melt butter. Add milk to butter and warm briefly (85°). Add the salt and sugar, stir until dissolved. Add this mixture to the starter and mix well. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring until the dough is too stiff to mix by hand. Turn onto floured board and knead in the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and satiny. Pat dough into a 1-inch thick oval and form loaf by rolling oval up from the long side, pinching the seam together as you roll the dough, tucking ends to form the loaf. Place in lightly greased loaf pan, and let rise, covered, for 1 1/2 to 3 hours. When the dough rises 1 to 2 inches above the edges of pan, it is ready to bake. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes.. Remove loaf from oven and brush the top lightly with melted butter; turn loaf out of the pan and cool on wire rack.

Buttermilk Chocolate Bread 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup chopped nuts Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom only of 8x4 or 9x5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter; blend well. Add eggs; blend well. Stir in buttermilk. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

Sourdough Bread Starter 1 2 2 1

(1 tablespoon) package dry yeast 1/2 cups water cups flour tablespoon sugar

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water, rest for ten minutes. Mix in flour, sugar & remaining water. Allow to stand, loosely covered, in a warm place for 3 or 4 days. Use a large bowl as it will rise considerably. Every time the batter is used to make a product set aside 1 cup to be used as a"starter" for another batch. Keep covered in the fridge (a pint jar works nicely). To make it into a basic batter again, add another 2 cups flour & 2 cups warm water and allow to stand at room temp overnight It is now ready to use, but again reserve a cup of the starter.

Apple Bread 1 3 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 1

cup oil eggs cups sugar teaspoon vanilla cups apples, diced cups flour teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Combine and set aside the oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Sift flour, cinnamon, soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to oil mixture gradually. Add apples and nuts. Bake in 2 regular loaf pans for 1 1/2 hours at 300°. Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.


March 17, 2011

Heartland Express - Country Living

Spread The Word Susan Hansen, Extension Educator Colfax County What’s the difference between jam and jelly? Marmalade and preserves? All of these fruit spreads have four basic ingredients: fruit, sugar, acid and pectin. The method of preparing and cooking the ingredients is what makes the difference. Jelly uses strained juice from fresh fruit. The end product has a clear, shimmering appearance. It holds its shape when removed from the jar yet spreads easily. Jam requires crushed or chopped fruit. Jam is cooked until it rounds up in a spoon. Jam should be slightly firm. It will not retain its shape. Thickness results from cooking the excess liquid out. Prepare jam in small batches and cook rapidly. Preserves contain whole fruit or large pieces of fruit suspended in thick syrup. The fruit retains its shape. Use a pan with a wide opening and work in small batches.

Marmalades are jellies with pieces of fruit, pulp, and peel suspended throughout. When preparing the fruit, leave some of the white pith that is next to the peel. The white pith is high in pectin, which makes the jelly “jel”. Marmalades are cooked rapidly until close to the jellying point. Conserves are jam-like mixtures of two fruits. Prepare them in small batches and cook rapidly after the sugar has dissolved. Fruit butters are smooth, thick spreads created by cooking fruit pulp and sugar slowly to the desired consistency. Spices are often added to complement fruit flavors. Regardless of the type of fruit spread you prepare, use a tested recipe and do not adjust the proportions of ingredients. You may end up with a unique product. And remember, according to USDA, fruit spreads must be processed in a boiling water bath. The use of paraffin is not recommended. Fruit spreads that are immediately refrigerated or frozen do not need to be processed.

Early Tree and Lawn Care Timing David E. Lott Extension Horticulture Educator West Central District Master Gardener Coordinator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Warmer weather and the urge to be outside is prompting many people to want to garden and work in their landscapes. Various plant materials, garden and landscape materials are also arriving in garden centers, hardware stores, and retail stores. All these factors together create the urge to work outside in the garden, lawn or landscape. While this urge is exciting, with the hope of the growing season arriving soon, various jobs in the garden, lawn or landscape need to be completed at the correct time. Applying chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizer early will not produce the expected results. Early mechanical changes in plants, including pruning, can actually damage perennial plants in the landscape. Here are a few items that are often carried out in the garden and landscape at this time in early spring. Please note the proper time to carry out these jobs to avoid damage or ineffective applications. Check out the following resources for more in-depth information: Pruning Deciduous Trees – Dormancy is the best time to prune deciduous trees. Avoid pruning these trees starting in April to avoid damage to

spring growth. Pruning can resume from June through mid August as well. Pruning Fruit Trees – Now is the time to prune fruit trees. Avoid pruning fruit trees in January and February. Pruning may also be carried out in July and August to remove water sprouts, remove diseased or dead wood, or to restrict growth. Pre-emergence Herbicides – Wait until April through mid May to apply these products to help increase effective control of various weeds in lawns. Check out further details on pre-emergence herbicide application by viewing the following article from Zac Reicher, UNL Turfgrass Science professor, at http://turf.unl.edu/extpresentationspdf/herbicideupdategreenexpo2011.pdf . Turfgrass Management Care Calendar – Management of lawn turf varies with the type of cool season and warm season turf that is growing in individual yards. One of our best resources is the online turf care calendar on the UNL Extension Turfgrass website. Check out the website by going to http://turf.unl.edu/lawncalendars.cfm for specific care instructions for Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue and zoysia lawn information. If you have any questions about any of these topics, please contact me at dlott2@unl.edu, by calling (308) 532-2683, or by contact your local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office.

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Food Safety at Community Food Events Susan Hansen, Extension Educator Colfax County Almost every community across the nation has bake sales, church bazaars, pancake feeds, soup suppers or something similar. Our communities are no different. The sponsoring organizations of such activities have the responsibility of providing safe food to the customers. Because a church or service club may only sponsor a soup supper or spaghetti feed once a year, many of its members are probably not used to preparing and serving food to the general public. The remainder of this article will focus on food safety for community food events. Keeping these five basic practices by food handlers in mind can help ensure a successful event. KEEP HANDS CLEAN. Wash hands and fingernails thoroughly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before work, after using the toilet, and other times the hands are soiled. If workers are actually going to touch the food, they should wear plastic gloves. KEEP UTENSILS CLEAN. Paper plates and cups are often used because they are disposable, without having the problem of washing and making sure the items are thoroughly cleaned. Utensils, plates, and pans that are not disposable should be washed in hot, soapy water. The items should then be immersed in hot water (140°F) that contains ½ tablespoon chlorine bleach per one gallon of water. KEEP THE FOOD CLEAN. Food needs to be protected during storage, preparation, display and service. Food can be contaminated by coughs, sneezes, handling, dirty equipment, vermin, animals and wastes.

KEEP FOODS AT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE. The basic thing to remember is keep hot foods hot (above 140°F) and cold foods cold (below 40°F). Food kept at a temperature between 40°F and 140°F is in the danger zone, particularly if kept at that temperature for over 2 hours. WORKERS MUST BE HEALTHY. Some diseases can be passed from one person to another through food. People with open wounds, sore throats, and other infections should not handle food. All workers should wear clean clothing, clean aprons, and closed leather shoes. A hairnet or bandana should be used to restrain hair. Some general guidelines for food safety at community food events include: *When selecting foods to serve, make sure you have adequate facilities for temperature control. This might be freezers, refrigerators, and warming units. *Wrap food in individual portions so consumers will not touch several items when making a selection. *Use disposable paper or plastic cups, plates or utensils. Provide a waste can away from food. *If you have several batches of a particular food product, keep out only the batch from which you are serving. *Handle ice for iced drinks with tongs or a scoop, never your hands. *Workers should handle food or money but not both. There are lots of germs on money. *Keep the working area clean and free from litter. Sanitize the working area on a regular basis. *Do not sell home-canned low acid foods, home produced meat, milk or eggs; or products containing any of these items.

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Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders by Congressman Adrian Smith Grand Island Office 1811 West Second Street, Suite 105 Grand Island, NE68803 Phone: (308) 384-3900 Fax: (308) 384-3902

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A great deal of work remains to reduce spending, shrink the size of government, and get our economy moving again to restore the American dream for future generations. One of the most important steps we can take to help solve these problems is to provide opportunities for young Nebraskans to receive education and training which will equip them to make a difference in our communities. U.S. Service Academies provide high-quality education with unmatched opportunities for young people looking to achieve their highest potential in education and service. These schools train young men and women to become leaders in the military while also preparing them to succeed in public or private careers. Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a select group of individuals to attend one of the U.S. Service Academies. The academies include: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. In order to be considered for nomination, students are required to complete two steps. First, students must have a postmarked a completed Academy Packet no later than September 30, 2011. The packet provides academic records, letters of recom-

mendation, and other relevant information to help make the decision. For more information about the Academy Packet, please contact my Grand Island Office at (308) 384-3900. The second step to receive a nomination is the required personal interview. In late October 2011, students who have completed packets within the required timeline will be invited for an interview with the Academic Advisory Committee which has been established to help evaluate applicants for nomination. Members of the Committee live in Nebraska's Third District and have diverse backgrounds which uniquely qualify them for this position. Receiving a nomination from my office does not guarantee admission for the student. Ultimately, whichever academy the student wishes to attend will make the final decision based on personal merit and academic achievement. Additional criteria for admission include character traits, leadership ability, physical aptitude, and extracurricular involvement. To provide interested students, parents, and guidance counselors with more information about U.S. Service Academies, I will host my annual All Academy Day on April 16, 2011. The event will take place in the Ockinga Auditorium on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus. All Academy Day

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provides interested parties with the information they need to determine whether an education at a U.S. Service Academy is the right choice for their future. The event is a unique opportunity to meet with representatives from the Academies to discuss the application process, academy life, and benefits of enrolling. If you would like to attend the All Academy Day, please call (308) 384-3900 or email Academy.Smith@mail.house.gov to R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 11, 2011. In addition to All Academy Day, each U.S. Service Academy hosts a Summer Seminar for students following completion of their junior year in high school. For six-days, students pay a fee to participate in a fast-paced program at the various academies where they learn firsthand about the academy experience. Students are exposed to campus life, academic expectations, athletic training exercises, and professional development courses. Throughout our nation’s history, U.S. Service Academies have played an important role in preparing young people for service to our country. It is my honor to help students take advantage of the opportunities provided by these institutions because preparing tomorrow’s generation of leaders is critical to our future success.

How to Cut Federal Spending by Senator Ben Nelson Omaha Office 7502 Pacific St.,Suite 205 Omaha, NE 68114 Phone: (402) 391-3411 Fax: (402) 391-4725

I was a budget hawk before budget hawks were popular and I’m happy to see the emphasis on reducing spending that is currently sweeping Washington. It’s always been popular in Nebraska. When I was governor we balanced income with outgo every year and we did it by making plenty of cuts. Nebraska’s Constitution requires a balanced budget but that doesn’t make the task any easier. Tough decisions had to be made and I always kept my veto pen handy and wasn’t afraid to use it. The best way to cut spending is to lead by example. If we expect the American people to accept cuts in programs that impact them we in Congress must do the same. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee I’ve introduced a bill to cut Congress’ budget 5 percent for the rest of the year. Last year, our subcommittee held Congressional spending to a zero percent increase. For the rest of this year we need to cut deeper and we’ll do it again next year.

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A Model for All Government My hope is the example we set reining in spending for the Legislative Branch will serve as a model for all of government. This 5 percent reduction will not go unnoticed because it covers spending for the offices of Members of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress and more. We also have to work together to make necessary cuts which we’ve shown we can do in approving a four billion dollar cut in spending over the next two weeks. Let’s hope we can come together soon to pass a budget with additional cuts. Everyone knows there will be cuts, some of them will be painful and they will be substantial. We have to bring spending down and we have to bring the national debt down because it will help our economy and lift an unfair burden we’re passing onto our children. As we work to bring down spending in Washington it will be very difficult to do so

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without reducing spending the states receive from the federal government. Just as states are cutting funding for local governments, federal funding to the states must be considered for cuts. It’s part of everyone pitching in and living with less. Need to Change Paths We need to lead, we need to reduce spending and we need to take the action necessary to reign in debt and deficit. The current path is a road to economic nowhere. The nation’s debt is the biggest threat to our national security according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen. Because Washington surely needs more fiscal accountability these days, we should adapt a variation of President Harry Truman’s wellknown phrase and say, “The Buck Shrinks Here.”

Congress Must Reverse EPA Overreach by Senator Mike Johanns Kearney Office: 4111 Fourth Avenue, Suite 26 Kearney, NE 68845 Tel: (308) 236-7602 Fax: (308) 236-7473

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Over the past two years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been out of touch with the realities of everyday American life. Despite bipartisan concern in the Senate regarding EPA overreach and overregulation, as well as the justified practical concerns of farmers, ranchers and job creators, EPA continues to exceed its legal authority in regulating American energy and agriculture. It has grown increasingly evident that EPA intends to aggressively pursue its agenda with little regard for the law or the livelihoods of those impacted. I will make a concerted effort this year to restore common sense to EPA through hawkish oversight. We must prevent this agency from pursuing extreme regulations that cause maximum harm with minimal benefits. For example, EPA has proposed new regulations to address oil spills that will also apply to milk containers, unless they are exempted. Equally mystifying, EPA is considering a recommendation to double its regulation of farm dust, despite having conducted a study that determined the science on dust was so uncertain it could not determine the environmental risk. Anyone who has ever

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operated a tractor, harvested crops or even driven down a county road knows dust is no less a part of rural life than the rising sun. I question whether any such common-sense people from rural America work at EPA. A significant problem lies with EPA's expansive interpretation of its power under our environmental laws. I can think of no one who opposes clean air and water, or a healthy environment. This is exactly why Congress authorized EPA to implement the environmental statutes within specific parameters. Yet under the Obama Administration, EPA has decided its powers far exceed the intention of Congress and the letter of the law. It is Congress' responsibility to rein in this runaway agency before it bludgeons farmers and ranchers with even more onerous regulations. Another troubling case of EPA overreach is its ever expanding attempt to implement cap-andtrade through regulations, an effort that would hammer ag producers, anyone who turns on a light switch, and the entire economy. Part of EPA's plan is to target coal and refineries, pushing up gas and electricity costs. I don't know what fuel pumps

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EPA bureaucrats use, but everywhere I go higher prices are being posted every day. The President himself acknowledges that anyone who fills their tank or heats their home will see their monthly bills skyrocket if EPA succeeds. Making our energy more expensive is not the correct course. To help address this problem before it gets any worse, I'm cosponsoring a bipartisan bill offered by Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, which would stop EPA in its tracks. A companion bill in the House of Representatives already has bipartisan support, and that's encouraging. Instead, the Energy Tax Prevention Act would not prevent EPA from protecting our public health as it was lawfully authorized to do. The Inhofe bill explicitly denies EPA the power to impair the economy via back door cap and trade. Our country needs clean air and water, but our farmers and ranchers must be able to go about their work without being harassed by unnecessary and unproductive regulations. If common sense and science prevail, we’ll have no need to worry.


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Heartland Express - College

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Preparing for College Entrance Exams By EducationQuest Foundation When it comes to the ACT and SAT college entrance exams, preparation can mean higher scores – and that means increased college admission and scholarship opportunities. About the exams The ACT includes test areas in English, math, reading, science and an optional writing section. Scores for each section are averaged to create a composite score. A perfect score is 36. The SAT measures critical reading, math, and writing skills. Scores on each section range from 200-800 points. A perfect score is 2400. Take the exams in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year to earn the best score. Midwestern colleges typi-

cally prefer the ACT, while most coastal schools prefer the SAT. However, most colleges will accept either score. How to prepare To prepare for test content, guidance counselors recommend taking challenging classes in English, math, reading and science throughout high school. As test dates approach, take practice tests, learn test-taking strategies and review course content. Ask your guidance counselor about resources available through your school, in your area, your budget, and your learning style. They may include self-study preparation books, CDs, and online resources. If you prefer a group setting, consider school-sponsored workshops and test preparation businesses.

You’ll find free test-prep products at actstudent.org or collegeboard.com. Here are some test-taking strategies from ACT. • Carefully read the instructions for each section of the test. • Pace yourself so you can attempt all questions on the exam. • Answer the easy questions first and then tackle the more difficult ones. • For difficult questions, eliminate all incorrect answers then make an educated guess among the remaining options. • Answer every question because there is no penalty for guessing. • Review your work.

Sorghum Scholarship Winners Named The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association has announced two recipients for its annual $400 Scholarship. Receiving scholarships this year are Victoria Simonsen, daughter of Gerald and Julie Simonsen of Ruskin, Nebraska and Michelle Dvoracek, daughter of John and Robyn Dvoracek of Farwell, NE. This year’s award also includes a $50 memorial designation to each student in honor of former NeGSPA Board Member Duane Henrichson of Ceresco, NE. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior or to a student currently enrolled in post high school education. To qualify, the student must plan to pursue a course of study, which will prepare him or her for a career in agriculture or an ag-related field. Simonsen, a senior at Superior High School, will attend the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of

Nebraska in Lincoln. Dvoracek, a senior at Elba High School, will also attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she will study to become a Wildlife Biologist or Natural Resources Manager. Both students have been active in their local FFA Chapters, with each having served in key leadership positions throughout their high school years. Dvoracek is actively involved in the everyday operations of her family’s farm and credits that experience as the foundation for her understanding and appreciation for the importance of agriculture. She has attended the Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute and has been a member of 4-H teams that have won state competitions for Premiere Animal Science Events and the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program. “More and more consumers don’t know where their food comes from and my education will give me the skills and information needed to promote agriculture,” she said.

Simonsen cites her involvement in FFA as providing her with many opportunities to expand her knowledge and experience in the areas of agriculture and natural resources. “The most influential experience I have had was attending the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute,” she said. “Participating as a delegate at this conference was enlightening in the areas of agriculture and global awareness.” “Victoria and Michelle are outstanding young women with strong attributes in academic achievement, student involvement and commitment to community, which make them very deserving of this scholarship,” said Kenneth Herz of Lawrence, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. “The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association is proud to support them in their collegiate studies toward a career in agriculture.”

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Academic Requirements for College

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FARMER WARNED: KNOW DANGERS Continued from page 1 department in 2010. A farmer was killed in a tractor rollover as he tried to get his tractor unstuck in a field. His wife, who found him, didn't become concerned until hours after the accident when he didn't come home when she expected. "I'm a believer in knowledge. I'm a really big believer in prevention," Morgan said in a farm safety presentation at last month's Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney. Knowledge starts with identifying the greatest dangers on a farm or ranch. Morgan said farm fatality statistics for Nebraska show that from 1969 to 1995, the top three causes were tractor rollovers, crushing injuries and being run over. Modern tractor cabs provide much more protection, he said, but there are a lot of old tractors still in use. That's why rollovers still resulted in the most fatalities from 1995 to 2009, with all-terrain vehicles a rapidly growing second, and crushing, suffocation, animals and being run over rounding out the top six. Annual fatalities dropped from more than 50 in 1969 to 16 in 2008. Morgan cautioned that the decline reflects a drop in the number of Nebraska farmers. The fatality rate has remained the same. The greatest concerns are on either end of the age spectrum, especially as the average age of farmers climbs. Rural youths always have operated tractors and worked around machinery and livestock before they reach their teens. Morgan said women are more likely than men to ask safety-related questions, especially about operating today's new high-tech machinery. Men are more inclined to figure it out as they go. What's at stake are the well-being of ag producers, their children and some very highpriced equipment. Morgan joked that years ago when a horse broke its leg, it was put down and replaced on the plow. Today, a new tractor can cost more than $150,000, and there often is a 14-year-old boy in the cab. "Something that gets broken on your farm is money out of your pocket," he said. That includes injuries to people who often can't afford health insurance. Kearney County Extension Educator and farm safety specialist Sharry Nielsen said that in the tractor operator training that youths ages 14 and 15 must take to be certified to work off their family farm, the teens are told that they must speak up if they don't understand an adult's instructions. Morgan said the law requires farmers to train their young helpers to safely operate equipment. It's not enough that they have completed a tractor safety course when they're being asked to work around tractors with multi-function screens and controls, trailers, anhydrous tanks, planters, sprayers, livestock equipment, bins, augers, and dryers. He said a Successful Farming survey a few years ago found that the average age of a child operating a tractor for the first time is 11 for boys and 12 for girls. Adults must be aware of safety measures to avoid the many work-related dangers. Morgan said that should include letting someone know where they'll be working, knowing the rules of the road on highways, ensuring that equipment is properly maintained and reading owner's manuals. "You work long hours and people work tired," so taking breaks is important, he added. Some of the most effective safety measures are simple and inexpensive. "You're out after dark and the lights aren't working and the reflector tape is covered with mud. These are $5 and $10 items," Morgan said. "... Farm equipment needs to be maintained so it doesn't come apart." He lives in a rural area surrounded by cities. "The speed difference is the real problem," Morgan said about sharing highways with urban drivers. "Most people don't realize how fast they're going in relationship to farm equipment." Warning flashers should be used on equipment driven on highways. He said that especially in eastern Nebraska, it's also important to use escort vehicles when moving combines and sprayers.

When an accident occurs, minutes literally can mean the difference between life and death. The more rural an area, the longer it will take for emergency responders to arrive. "The thing is, there is going to be that time delay ... for every mile, figure a minute of delay to get there," Morgan said. Giving dispatchers correct, specific information is critical. Morgan said global positioning systems haven't kept up with rural addresses. There often are several area roads with similar names, and roads extending through several counties can lead dispatchers to send out the wrong emergency crew. "The farther you live away from help, the more stuff you need," he said, including emergency medical, CPR and other safety training, plus first-aid kits and fire extinguishers. Morgan used the tiny Cherry County community of Brownlee as an example of the delays

involved in rural Nebraska even under the best of circumstances. A call for the Brownlee ambulance can take three hours - one hour to get to the ranch, one hour to transport someone to the hospital and one hour to return to Brownlee. Also, it's becoming more and more difficult in small communities to have enough EMTs available, especially during the day, to respond to emergencies. "Do whatever is necessary," Morgan said. "The day will come when you're gonna need these people and they won't be there." He told the ag women that being concerned about farm safety and asking questions aren't stupid. "You all know somebody who took a big, bad hit," he said. "A severe injury can totally alter your life."

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Staff and faculty at Little Priest have been busy with many tasks during the past few months, in addition to their regular daily work schedules. As part of our effort to communicate with Winnebago and surrounding communities, we want to share some of what has been accomplished during this academic year and some of what we are planning in the near future. • Strengthen courses and degree programs • Provide more services to students • Develop our Infrastructure and Plan for a Sustainable Future • Increase enrollment Of course there is much more to do than what is on these pages. And, there is no denying that there are obstacles and hurdles that we will have to be overcome. Stop by the Legacy Building sometime and review the LPTC draft Strategic Plan or just walk through and visit with some of our staff. See also our website at www.littlepriest.edu for more updates and information about LPTC’s courses and plans. We want to point out that you can join us on Face Book as well – see our website for information. 46332


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Heartland Express - Shop Hop

March 17, 2011

13th Annual Nebraska Shop Hop March 31 - April 10, 2011 So what was it that had the Nebraska Independent Fabric Shops deciding to do something different for their 13th annual shop hop? Was it because it was their 13th? Was it because CHARM Squares are quite nice? Was it because we have CHARMing visitors during the shop hop? Was it something that would CHARM the Shop Hoppers to travel more of our fine state of Nebraska? Or was it because it was time to do something CHARMing from all the past Shop Hop? Whatever the reason or reasons this years Nebraska's 13th Annual Shop Hop is "Charming Nebraska" And each of the 39 participating stores have a charm to call their own. Something unique just for each

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shopper that comes thru our door with their Shop Hop punch card. The first charm, since it comes with the bag, has Shop Hop 2011 printed on it just to help get you in the mood for what you are going to receive at the other stores along the way. As well as each store will have their own unique PATTERN made with CHARM Squares everything from 'Nebraska' to puzzles to a jewelry case. Something CHARMing for everyone! So join in for a CHARMing time as you travel our great state of Nebraska during the 13th annual Nebraska Shop Hop. See you there! If you would like to participate, check with your local quilt shop for a Shop Hop bag and begin the journey!

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The exhibition “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers” from April 8 through October 2, 2011. This exhibition of 15 quilts celebrates the work of the Nebraska Quilt Project team – pioneering individuals who preserved an invaluable record of life in our state, told through the history of cherished quilts. Twenty-five years ago a dedicated group of 21 volunteers set out to document Nebraska quilts that remained in private hands, fearful that the rich heritage inherent in the family quilts would be lost forever if not documented. The Nebraska quilt project team, in numerous day-long events, collected information on 1,557 quiltmakers who made 3216 quilts between 1870 and 1989. Led by director Frankie Best, the group recorded family stories, photographed each quilt, and gathered background on the quiltmakers, including gender, occupation, ethnicity, religious background, education, and the occasion that prompted a quilt’s creation. Shortly after the results of the state survey were published in an award-winning volume titled “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers,” Ardis and Robert James began looking for a home for their outstanding collection of nearly 1000 quilts. The James looked to their home state of Nebraska, recognized as a leader in the movement to document quilt history. Impressed by the quality of the research featured in “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers” and the level of grass-roots support found among Nebraskans, they proposed that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was an ideal home for their quilts. The Jameses approached Dr. Patricia Crews, professor of textiles, clothing and design at the University, who was the academic advisor to the project team and co-editor the Nebraska book and asked if the University would be interested in accepting a donation of their collection. In 1997, the Center was formed, as the first academic center devoted to the study of quilts across time and space. The documentation and research begun by the Nebraska Quilt Project team paved the way for the formation of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. The museum today is home to a

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Heartland Express - Market

March 17, 2011

By David M. Fiala

Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

Country Grain Prices as of 3/15/11 Location

Corn

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New Corn

$5.93 $5.70 $5.76 $5.62 $5.87 $5.84 $5.83 $5.91 $5.49 $5.93 $5.61 $5.91 $5.73 $5.84 $5.61 $5.98 $5.66 $5.77 $5.92 $5.79 $5.61 $5.70 $5.98

$4.85 $4.78 $4.73 $4.83 $4.86 $4.85 $4.91 $4.92 $4.64 $4.85 $4.83 $4.92 $4.88 $4.90 $4.83 $4.93 $4.88

$5.86 $5.61 $5.97 $5.91

$4.96 $4.79 $4.93 $4.90

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Beans

$11.53 $11.36 $11.23 $11.17 $11.43 $11.45 $11.58 $11.59

$11.79 $11.54 $12.00

$11.50 $11.17 $11.59

$11.88 $11.54 $11.97

$11.48 $11.17 $11.56

$11.85 $12.29 $11.84 $11.59 $11.73 $12.30

$4.98 $4.89 $4.83 $4.98

New Beans

$11.82 $11.84 $11.68 $11.54 $12.51 $11.86 $12.25 $12.00

$11.64 $11.37 $11.22

$11.49

$11.64 $11.96

$11.56 $11.58

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$11.79 $11.82

$11.38 $11.60 $11.41

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$35.00 $29.55 $7.87

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$6.63

$6.23

$6.28

$6.56 $6.56 $6.36

$6.70 $7.28 $6.70 $6.38

$6.23 $6.74 $6.59 $6.57 $6.23

$6.28 $6.88 $6.58 $6.68 $6.28

$6.23 $6.32

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$6.46 $6.27 $6.19

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$6.61 $6.18

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$26.15 Navy $7.45

Corn trade has been lower this week due to long liquidation following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. After three days of trade, the weekly net change is 48 lower on the May contract and new crop December is down 28. Market uncertainty will continue to hang over the disaster that developed in Japan on Friday. This uncertainty has prompted liquidation, but the crisis may support commodities longer-term. The damage to Japan's nuclear power plants will likely force the country to temporarily adopt more traditional power sources like crude oil, natural gas, and coal. Food shortages have also been reported there. Logistically, it will be difficult to replace these items immediately, but demand for commodities may increase as the focus there eventually shifts back to more normal conditions. Concerns over potential radiation leaks from the damaged nuclear reactors should also limit downside. Huge bull spread liquidation has been the feature this week due to active farmer selling and weakening basis levels. The JulyDecember spread traded as low as 67 cents on Wednesday, which was down from over $1.30 earlier this month. The focus will now shift to the USDA Planted Acreage Report at the end of the month. The baseline projections last month indicated that we have already added 4 million acres of corn, but the trade will struggle to fix the tight balance sheet issue even with a good acreage number; an additional increase in acres, demand rationing, or a huge yield will be needed to change the fundamental trend. The weekly export sales were reported at 1.036 million tons of old crop and 11/12 sales came in at 300,800 tons; combined, they were above expectations. Hedgers call with questions.

May 10 548 737

Dec. 10 503 633

May 2011 Corn (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .6.460 High . . .6.476 Low . . . .6.084 Close . . .6.164 Change .-0.194

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The information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. There is significant risk in trading futures.

Crop Basis Charts from Reporting Locations as of 3/15/11 Corn Basis

Soybean Basis

Wheat Basis

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Wheat trade has been lower this week due to long-liquidation. The weekly net change is 56 lower in Chicago, KC is down 45, and Minneapolis is down 52. Intervention wheat stocks were sold at midweek by both Russia and China in an attempt to fight the still high prices. This should be priced-in, but these programs are expected to continue through mid summer until most new crop supplies are available. This may continue to limit upside. There are a few production items to talk about that are friendly, but recent margin losses have left the door open for additional long liquidation. The weekly crop condition report was released Monday afternoon. Conditions rose by 1% in Kansas, but only 26% of the crop there rates good or excellent. Texas was unchanged with only 18% good to excellent. As a whole, approximately 75% of the entire hard wheat crop remains in less than good condition. This should reinforce quality concerns. The weekly export sales were reported at 663,700 tons of old crop and 195,100 tons of new crop. Combined, they were above expectations. Hedgers call with questions.

Soybean trade has been lower this week due to continued long liquidation and spillover pressure from corn. The weekly net change is 47 lower for May beans. May meal is down $5.50 and bean oil is down 294 points. The focus this week has been on the Japanese disaster. Like corn, the initial market reaction has been uncertainty which has led to long liquidation and risk aversion practices by index funds. The NOPA crush was released earlier this week at 124.9 million bushels which was off 20 million from January and down 24 million from last year. Oil yields were up to 11.63 versus 11.55 in January and oil stocks remained unchanged at 3.102 billion pounds. This shows a reduction in domestic use which suggests that we did in fact see some demand rationing on the recent move higher. China's Ag ministry announced at midweek that soybean planted acreage could fall by as much as 11% for the 2011 crop year. This is supportive but analysts estimate that the drop in bean acres will be replaced with corn acres. This is no surprise with the obvious policy to try and grow more feed grains and import oil seeds. The fundamental focus should shift to weather and the upcoming planting intentions report, but uncertainty surrounding the Japanese disaster will likely promote active trade. The weekly export sales were poor with only 146,800 tons of old crop reported and 67,700 tons of new crop. Meal sales came in at 51,400 tons of old crop and 6,900 tons of new crop. Soybean oil sales were inline with expectations at 14,200 tons. Hedgers call with questions.

Support: Resistance

Chicago 585 804

K City 704 899

Minneapolis 726 949

May 2011 Wheat (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . . .6.860 High . . . .6.930 Low . . . .6.570 Close . . .6.620 Change .-0.056

Support: Resistance

May 1210 1408

May Meal 328 367

May Oil 4959 5923

May 2011 Soybeans (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .12.950 High . . .13.080 Low . . .12.810 Close . .12.870 Change .+0.170


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Newman Grove FFA Chapter Reaches For Their Full Potential

DISTRICT 5 David City

On January 27th, eight Newman Grove FFA members traveled to Northeast Community College in Norfolk to compete in the District 5 Livestock Judging contest. A team made up of John O’Brien, Billy O’Brien, Jacob Haase, and Alex Wiese, competed in the junior division, and had a 3rd place overall team finish. This finish qualified them for the state contest in April. There were a total of 16 teams competing in the junior division. Individually, John O’Brien finished 3rd out of a total of 58 students. The team competing in the senior division consisted of Mark O’Brien, Scott Boettcher, Jason Kaufman, and Brock Donelson. The senior team placed 7th out of 13 teams. Individually, Brock Donelson finished 15th out of 51 students. The Newman Grove FFA Chapter recently celebrated National FFA Week from February 19th26th. This year’s theme for National FFA Week was “Infinite Potential”. The week’s FFA activities started on Monday when students wore their FFA t-shirts to school. Tuesday was “Drive your Tractor to School Day”. On Wednesday, several FFA members hauled in livestock and pets, and set up a petting zoo for the elementary students. A donkey, miniature horse, chickens, goats, lambs, a

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shorthorn calf, a Golden Retriever puppy, a Corgi dog, and a Rat Terrier dog were all the animals in the petting zoo. Throughout the day elementary students grades Preschool-3rd Grade visited the petting zoo, while FFA members helped the students pet the animals. Thursday the FFA members hosted a Staff Appreciation Breakfast in the agriculture room. All teachers and staff were invited to attend in order for our chapter to say thank you for all they do throughout the year. We also had State FFA Officer, Debra Wray of Ord visit our chapter. Debra presented workshops about leadership, agriculture, and the FFA throughout the day. On Friday, members proudly wore their official dress to school. We also held an elementary coloring contest. Seven students wrapped up FFA Week by attending the Made For Excellence (MFE) Leadership Conference in Kearney, February 25th and 26th. Those members attending were Sage Robak, Demi Edgell, Billy O’Brien, John O’Brien, Jacob Haase, Alex Wiese, and Brock Donelson. Twenty-two FFA members have spent the past couple weeks preparing for our District Career Development Events which will be held in Columbus on March 15th.

Members attending District Livestock Judging included (L-R) John O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Scott Boettcher, Jason Kaufman, Billy O’Brien, Brock Donelson, Jacob Haase, Alex Wiese

Seven Newman Grove FFA members attended the MFE conference in Kearney. (Seated: L-R) Jacob Haase, Alex Wiese, Brock Donelson, John O’Brien, Billy O’Brien, (Standing: L-R) Sage Robak and Demi Edgell

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Kids Can Get Involved in Agriculture at a Young Age Josh Rowan, The Lexington Clipper-Herald With the surrounding area an agricultural epicenter, it's safe to say that the agriculture business is important to the survival of many towns, not just in Dawson County but also the entire state of Nebraska. Many of the agriculture-based business have been around for decades, if not more and are run by people who began their careers at a fairly young age. Bruce Treffer of the UNL Extension Educators Office in Lexington, said there are many ways for someone to get started in agriculture at a young age. "Any kid who has access to livestock or is from a livestock or an agriculture family, they're going to be exposed somewhat," Treffer said. "4-H puts a little structure to that and puts a little incentive to that as well." Treffer, who has two kids, said that his kids began their farming careers at around the age of three when they helped with chores around the farm.

The two biggest clubs that most kids join to learn more about the agricultural business while they are at a young age are 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA), both of which are extremely popular in Dawson County. A child can usually enter the 4-H program around the age of eight and can stay in until their senior year of high school, or the age of 18. FFA is an organization made up of high school students who get more in depth and are taught a lot more structure to the agricultural industry. Besides farming and agriculture, kids are also taught valuable life lessons they can use along the way, such as public speaking and bookkeeping. Treffer says the perception with FFA is that it is strictly farming, but that's not the case. There are many students who join FFA who are involved with something other than an agriculture-related career. "You have students who are in the arts, or is in there because of science and technology, and are not even involved with livestock," Treffer said. "A lot of those kids have an interest in agriculture for a certain time period then branch off in a different direction. What we gave them is an understanding

of agriculture and the care of animals and how food is produced." It's not just the farm families of Nebraska who are strictly the ones that are involved with agriculture as many kids who grew up in the city or in small towns get involved with the agriculture industry as well. "There are many kids who go to college who major in agriculture and don't have any ties at all to the ag industry," Treffer said. "There are many students from Omaha or Lincoln who maybe have visited some farms or just have been exposed a little bit and it becomes something that they're interested in." All in all, the younger generation is the future of the agricultural industry and it's important that there are new people joining every day, says Treffer. "People in agriculture are a fairly old group," Treffer laughed. "There has to be a new generation that needs to come in and take over so it's important that they get exposed to it. It's not so much taking over it, it's more that they understand it."

Feeding the World is a Local Problem By Sandra Hansen, The Scottsbluff Star-Herald With the world's population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, researchers around the globe are looking for ways to produce enough food in an environment with shrinking resources. Dr. Gary Hergert, soils specialist at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff has been carrying his message to the region's residents in a series of meetings over the past few weeks. His program, "Water for Fuel, Food, Fiber and Feed in the Great Plains: Will Technological Improvements be Enough for the Future?" gives some interesting food for thought, but does not provide a solid answer. A lot of adjustments to lifestyles are going to be required of today's and future generations. And since food production is an agricultural endeavor, a lot of the answers, or at least part of them, are going to be determined in the High Plains region of the United States, and that includes western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. Since water is a major component of food production, new efficiencies are going to be required as greater demand is placed on available supplies. Land for cultivation is also going to be a greater issue as the increasing population spreads over larger areas. Irrigation expansion is going to be crucial to meeting food demand, Hergert said, but where is all of that water going to come from? To stretch the water allocated to agriculture, new varieties of food sources will be developed. Work has progressed during the past decade of drought as scientists here in the Panhandle area, as well as around the world, have developed high yielding varieties of corn, wheat and other crops that require smaller amounts of water. Adding fuel demand and resources to the equation, research is underway to increase biomass

for energy production. Although biofuels are not likely to ever make a big dent in U.S. needs, they could be a factor in reducing the need for foreign oil and other energy sources, such as coal and natural gas. Available cropland, whether rainfed or irrigated, is shrinking or remaining fairly steady. Rainfed acres had declined while irrigated acres had increased slightly, according to the 2007 Census of Agriculture. Total land in U.S. farms had dropped 10 percent in the last 30 years. With so many demands on natural resources, some adjustments are going to have to be made. Hergert said a "bigger pie, and bigger slices" are needed. More land is needed for production, but is accompanied by land loss to urban sprawl and soil degradation. Also needed are higher crop yields, and more irrigated acres. It will also take government support for research, and policy changes, among other actions, as well as political scientific and social actions. But they all take time. Nebraska is a case study of the issues at hand, according to Hergert. There is stress on land and water resources, problems with over-development of irrigation, and a need for improving water use efficiency. Surface water irrigation covers about 1.2 million acres in Nebraska, while ground water is used to irrigate another 7 million acres. Excessive irrigation demand has resulted in moratoriums on surface water and ground water development. In 2004, there were 88,000 registered irrigation wells, and in 2009 there were more than 95,000. Nebraska has the largest number of acres in crop production in the United States, with about 8.2 million. California is second with about 8 million. So how do we solve the problems? Hergert cites research to adapt cropping, cultural practices and irrigation management for different agroecoregions. Education to help convert from

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4-H Expo to Promote Youth Programs By Sandra Hansen, The Scottsbluff StarHerald Area youth and their parents are invited to attend the all-new 4-H Expo, which will be held March 26 at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell. 4-H clubs will have exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on projects available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Jana Schwartz, 4-H Youth/Extension assistant for Scotts Bluff County, "The goals of this event are to help our clubs increase membership and volunteers, foster club to club interaction, and promote the entire 4-H program."

With the theme "Discover YOUR Future at the 4-H Expo," Schwartz said the county organization hopes to encourage area youth to attend the expo where they could find a club or an activity that would encourage them to join a club. Schwartz said the 4-H program is an informal, practical, learn-by-doing organization for urban and rural youth. "Through 4-H, members can learn life skills: community service, self confidence, team work, due process, public speaking and many others. 4-H kids can take a variety of projects. In general if you can make it or raise it, it can be a project." 4-H is part of the University of Nebraska -Lincoln Extension and is open to youth ages 5-

18. Those who turned eight by Jan. 1, 2011, can join 4-H, while youth who turned five by Jan. 1, 2011, can join the Clover Kid 4-H program with special projects for that age group. They all can qualify to take projects to the Scotts Bluff County Fair this summer. The Scotts Bluff County 4-H Council is hosting the 4-H Expo on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds. Potential members can meet leaders and members of 4-H clubs from throughout Scotts Bluff County. For more information, call the Scotts Bluff County UNL Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

USDA Recognizes Work of Farmers and Ranchers on National Ag Day - March 15, 2011 In honor of the hard work and commitment of America's producers, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today recognized the nation's farmers and ranchers — as part of National Ag Day — for the part they play in providing food, fiber and fuel to billions of people worldwide. "Agriculture touches everyone's life in one way or another, yet our farmers and ranchers can often be overlooked for the important work they do, and we should all take time during this day to thank producers for a job well done," said Vilsack. National Ag Day is an event set aside to celebrate the contributions of agriculture in our everyday lives. It encourages Americans to learn more about how their food, fiber and fuel products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. Referring to the role American agriculture plays in protecting against prolonged conse-

quences of natural disasters around the world, Vilsack said that U.S. agriculture is always available to feed and clothe its people. Agriculture accounts for one-fifth of the nation's economic activity, placing farmers and ranchers at the forefront of the nation's security.

"Agriculture touches everyone's life in one way or another,...” USDA's Farm Service Agency works with agricultural producers and supports them through various farm programs and farm loans available through offices across the United States. These programs and services provide an important "safety net" needed to continue nour-

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provided to Pathfinder Reservoir from the Sweetwater River, and the balance of 180,000 acre-feet, or 137 percent of average, will come from the basin between Pathfinder Reservoir and Glendo Reservoir. Total storage in the North Platte system as of Feb. 28, is 2,258,801 acre-feet, which is 141 percent of the 30-year average of 1,606,500 acre-feet. The total conservation storage capacity is 2,787,800 acre-feet for the North Platte reservoir system. The release of water from Seminoe Reservoir has been increased to 2,300 cubic feet per second, resulting in the reservoir elevation declining to allow space for upcoming spring runoff. Currently, releases from Gray Reef Dam are being increased to reach a flow of 3,250 cubic feet per second by March 18. The Gray Reef Dam release of 3,250 cubic feet per second will be maintained through the end of April. Because of the high release from Gray Reef

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HOLDREGE FFA SPRING UPDATE Continued from page 1 Members of this team were Logan Reed, Michaela Gray, Quin Becker, Nick Anderson, Clayton Nelson, and Seth Hald. The chapter had two junior parliamentary procedure teams. Team 1 made up of Alex Hamling, Brianna Bowers, Whitney Frost, Melissa Golus, Nicole Gerdes, Jamie Bialas, and Brenden Kreutzer earned a blue rating. Team 2 also received a blue. Members of Team 2 were Zach Gray, Matt Becker, Braden Badertscher, Ethan Johnson, Brittney Britthouer, Andrew Daily, and Dillon Hixson. Holdrege’s Ag Demo team consisted of Paige Garrelts, Hannah Hale, Taylor Ohrt, Bryan Denton, and Jack the dog received a blue rating for their demonstration on Dog Grooming. Jolee Sturgis competed in Job Interview for the chapter and brought home a blue ribbon. Nick Anderson and Seth Hald represented the chapter in speaking events. Nick earned a red placing in the Senior Public Speaking Event, and Seth qualified for the State competition in April in the area of Natural Resources Speaking. Seth’s speech was about the benefits and ethics of hunting. February 21-26th found the Holdrege FFA Chapter Celebrating National FFA Week with various activities throughout the week. To promote the week Chapter Officers Logan Reed and Jolee Sturgis produced Public Service Announcements at Radio Station KUVR / KMTY that were aired throughout the week. On Monday, the Chapter Officers conducted seat belt check of students, teachers, and parents of students driving to Holdrege High School. Those who were wearing seatbelts earned a reward of candy. The results came back that 71% of students wore their seatbelts compared to 77% of the teachers. On Monday, the chapter FFA members brought rolls and juice to teachers prior to the start of the school day. Twenty-four chapter members participated in Agribusiness Tours on Tuesday. Members toured Central Nebraska Ag industries in the Lexington and Gothenburg areas. The group toured the Monsanto Water Utilization Research Center and learned more about crop genetics and research. The group then traveled to Lexington and saw manufacturing of farm equipment at Orthman Manufacturing and Ag communications at KRVN Radio. On Wednesday the officers headed to the middle school to present a presentation and play a few games for 8th Grade Recruitment Day to inform incoming freshman about FFA and Agricultural Education. While they were promoting FFA to the 8th Graders their fellow members were back at the high school proudly displaying their new FFA tshirts. Friday’s activity saw eight members conduct the Pass the Goat Fund-raiser with over twenty-five businesses participating. Two groups of members used Friday afternoon to go to several businesses with their goats. If the business did not want to have the goat in the business they were asked to donate ten dollars to the FFA Chapter. For another five dollars the business could also suggest another business for the goat to arrive at. To prevent the goat from returning the business could also pay an insurance fee to keep the goat from returning. In all, the chapter collected $345 from local businesses as part of the fundraiser. The FFA Chapter would like to thank the businesses and individuals who played along with the game and supported the chapter financially. On February 24th Nebraska State FFA Vice President Mollie Wilkens form Crofton spent the day with all of the Ag Education students and FFA Members presenting several different workshops for

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Agriculture Director Reminds Nebraska of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Concerns Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach is reminding livestock producers and international travelers to be aware of recent concerns with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in international countries which may have implications to Nebraska’s livestock community. “We must be cautious and aware of the countries which have recently announced FMD outbreaks, and remind international travelers and livestock producers welcoming international guests, that FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that poses great threat to our agricultural community,”

said Ibach. “Travelers to international countries where the virus has recently been reported or visitors to Nebraska’s agricultural community from these countries should take precautions.” Ibach said travelers to foreign countries should note on their customs documents, if they visited a farm, ranch, or other location where livestock are raised. This self-reporting is important so that upon return to the United States, travelers can be made aware of steps to protect U.S. and Nebraska agriculture from this contagious virus, Ibach said. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has detailed information on steps to prevent FMD, and the factsheet can be found at www.agr.ne.gov. The United States has been FMD-free since 1929. The highly contagious viral disease can be spread through contaminated hay or feedstuffs and via respiration from an infected animal. The

disease also can be spread through human clothing, footwear, and other equipment and materials. Although not harmful to humans, the virus can remain active in human nasal passages and it is advised that if you have visited a farm or had any contact with livestock during a trip abroad, you should avoid all contact with livestock, zoo animals, or wildlife for five days after you return to the United States. “There are simple steps to help prevent the spread of FMD, such as not bringing in prohibited food items or soiled footwear,” Ibach said. “With the summer travel season fast approaching, I felt it important to remind Nebraskans about how to help us protect our state’s livestock industry.” Additional information for both Nebraskans traveling abroad, as well as Nebraska producers hosting international visitors, visit www.agr.ne.gov.

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Nebraska Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report Week Ending: 3/12/2011

Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

MARKET: Ericson/Spalding Auction Market - Ericson, NE; Imperial Livestock Auction - Imperial, NE; Lexington Livestock Market - Lexington, NE; Loup City Commission Co. - Loup City, NE; Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook, NE Receipts: 6,435 Last Week: 20,695 Last Year: 7,945 Compared to last week, on a light test, steers under 650 lbs sold steady to 3.00 higher; weights over 650 lbs sold steady. Heifers sold mostly steady except light weight heifers sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher. With this week’s short supply cattle suited for grass was in very good demand. Most "grassers" sold were thin fleshed and should really "pop" for their new owners. Several strings of OCV reputation replacement heifers sold this week. Nebraska slaughter steers and heifers sold sharply higher this week. Dressed sales sold 9.00 to 10.00 higher at mostly 190.00 and live sales sold 6.00 higher from 118.00-119.00. This week’s reported auction volume was 52 percent steers, 47 percent heifers and balance on bull calves. Near 79 percent of the run was over 600 lbs.

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Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 28 . . . . . . .379-388 . . . . .386 . . .175.00-179.00 . . . . . .178.30 72 . . . . . . .403-438 . . . . .415 . . .168.00-180.00 . . . . . .176.04 124 . . . . . .452-497 . . . . .484 . . .160.00-172.00 . . . . . .165.97 51 . . . . . . .514-531 . . . . .526 . . .151.50-170.00 . . . . . .165.65 220 . . . . . .551-592 . . . . .577 . . .145.00-161.75 . . . . . .152.46 15 . . . . . . . .576 . . . . . . .576 . . . . . .157.00 . . . . . . . . .157.00 277 . . . . . .601-630 . . . . .617 . . . .138.00-158.5 . . . . . . .148.16 69 . . . . . . . .603 . . . . . . .603 . . . . . .156.00 . . . . . . . . .156.00 476 . . . . . .653-699 . . . . .670 . . .132.00-147.00 . . . . . .139.62 376 . . . . . .705-749 . . . . .733 . . .129.85-137.50 . . . . . .134.54 549 . . . . . .754-799 . . . . .781 . . .126.50-133.00 . . . . . .130.05 527 . . . . . .804-836 . . . . .830 . . .125.75-130.25 . . . . . .128.86 58 . . . . . . . .876 . . . . . . .876 . . . . . .125.00 . . . . . . . . .125.00 84 . . . . . . .950-974 . . . . .961 . . .119.35-120.10 . . . . . .119.77

Feeder Steers Medium & Large 1-2 Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt 5 . . . . . . . . .390 . . . . . . . .390 41 . . . . . . . .537 . . . . . . . .537 5 . . . . . . . . .601 . . . . . . . .601 5 . . . . . . . . .689 . . . . . . . .689 22 . . . . . . . .820 . . . . . . . .820 15 . . . . . . . .899 . . . . . . . .899 7 . . . . . . . . .873 . . . . . . . .873

Western Nebraska: Trade and movement continue slow. Demand good. Hay prices are steady to firm. Supplies are very short in central and western Wyoming. Supplies are still available in western South Dakota although a lot of hay is now moving in that area. Interest has been noted from several outof-state hay buyers. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in medium to large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Horse hay in small squares. Prices are from the most recent reported sales.

Detailed Quotations Western Nebraska Alfalfa Mixed Grass Supreme Lg Rds 130.00-175.0090. 100.00-135.00 Premium Lg. Sqs.105.00-140.00 Wheat Straw Fair-Good 70.00-95.00 42.50-50.00 Utility Ground & Deliv. New Crop 105.00-110.00

• St. Joseph Sheep - Week Ending Monday, March 7, 2011 • Prior Week Slaughtered Lamb Head Count -- Formula : Domestic - 10,156; Imported - 0 Slaughtered Owned Sheep: Domestic: 7,143 Head; Carcass Wt: 43-93 Lbs.; Wtd Avg Wt: 79.2; Wtd avg. Dressing: 49.9; choice or better; 98.5% YG 80.7% Domestic Formula Purchases: . . . .Head . . .Weight (lbs) . . .Avg Weight . . . . . .Price Range . . . . . . . . .Wtd Avg 12 . . . .under 55 lbs . . . . . .52.5 . . . . . . . .326.00 - 376.31 . . . . . . . .359.54 4 . . . . . .55-65 lbs . . . . . . .55.0 . . . . . . . 314.62 - 314.62 . . . . . . . .314.62 2,018 . . . .65-75 lbs . . . . . . .70.5 . . . . . . .324.37 - 363.88 . . . . . . . .330.09 5,974 . . . .75-85 lbs . . . . . . .80.4 . . . . . . .270.00 - 345.90 . . . . . . . .318.56 1,353 . . . .over 85 lbs . . . . . .87.3 . . . . . . .265.80 - 346.00 . . . . . . . .330.28

Lean hog trade has been lower this week due to chart selling and spillover pressure from cattle. The weekly net change is $2.85 lower on the April contract and June is down $4.15. On the chart, the trend remains down until the June futures move back above the 50-day up at 9902. The 100-day is at 9392 which is key support. Cash trade is called steady to $.50 higher for the remainder of the week due to rumors of short-bought packers and improving processing margins. Hog weights are averaging 274.3 pounds this week, which is 1.7 more than last week and up 3.8 pounds from last year. Hedgers call with questions, we suggest you continue to look at future margins.

Support: Resistance

Apr. 10 8050 9300

Jun. 11 9032 10402

April 2011 Hogs (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1-2

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 16 . . . . . . .479-491 . . . . . .487 . . . . . . .137.00 . . . . . . . .137.00 7 . . . . . . . . .522 . . . . . . . .522 . . . . . . .132.50 . . . . . . . .132.50 36 . . . . . . .572-596 . . . . . .589 . . . .130.50-135.00 . . . . .132.67 17 . . . . . . .627-645 . . . . . .639 . . . .119.25-121.00 . . . . .119.86 6 . . . . . . . . .673 . . . . . . .673 . . . . . . .123.00 . . . . . . . .123.00 12 . . . . . . . .763 . . . . . . . .763 . . . . . . .117.00 . . . . . . . .117.00

5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Week Ending: 3/13/11

Confirmed: 166,576 Week Ago: 181,809

Year Ago: 177,738

Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,107 . . . . . . . . .1,275-1,550 . . . . . . . . . . .114.00-121.00 1,429 . . . . . . . . . . .117.50 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,663 . . . . . . . . .1,165-1,475 . . . . . . . . . . .116.00-120.00 1,340 . . . . . . . . . . .118.07 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26,231 . . . . . . . .1,075-1,450 . . . . . . . . . . .116.00-119.00 1,283 . . . . . . . . . . .117.95 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 . . . . . . . . . .1,135-1,300 . . . . . . . . . . .118.00-118.00 1,221 . . . . . . . . . . .118.00 Weighted Averages Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,263 . . . . . . . . .1,068-1,400 . . . . . . . . . . .114.00-119.00 1,325 . . . . . . . . . . .118.14 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,002 . . . . . . . .1,060-1,375 . . . . . . . . . . .115.00-119.00 1,222 . . . . . . . . . . .117.97 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,020 . . . . . . . .1,050-1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .115.00-118.50 1,165 . . . . . . . . . . .117.91 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,375 . . . . . . . . . .740-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .185.00-192.00 877 . . . . . . . . . . . .189.62 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14,056 . . . . . . . . . .765-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .182.00-192.00 846 . . . . . . . . . . . .189.27 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,732 . . . . . . . . . .678-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .186.00-193.00 870 . . . . . . . . . . . .188.86 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 . . . . . . . . . . .884-884 . . . . . . . . . . . . .190.00-190.00 884 . . . . . . . . . . . .190.00 Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,547 . . . . . . . . . .725-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .185.00-193.00 787 . . . . . . . . . . . .189.19 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,245 . . . . . . . . . .704-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .185.00-192.00 771 . . . . . . . . . . . .189.36 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,761 . . . . . . . . . .640-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .186.00-191.00 738 . . . . . . . . . . . .186.65 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 . . . . . . . . . . . .754-754 . . . . . . . . . . . . .190.00-190.00 754 . . . . . . . . . . . .190.00

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .44,215 . . . . . . .1,322 . . . . . . .117.89 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .41,285 . . . . . . .1,209 . . . . . . .117.97 Dressed Del Steer . . .26,405 . . . . . . .859 . . . . . . . .189.27 Dressed Del Heifer . . .22,625 . . . . . . .765 . . . . . . . .188.51

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 . . . . . .60,012 . . . . . . .1,311 . . . . . . .112.39 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .47,580 . . . . . . .1,208 . . . . . . .112.40 Dressed Del Steer . . .22,172 . . . . . . .863 . . . . . . . .180.36 Dressed Del Heifer . . .21,912 . . . . . . .795 . . . . . . . .179.97

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .51,262 . . . . . . .1,314 . . . . . . . .93.51 Live FOB Heifer . . . . . 45,941 . . . . . .1,219 . . . . . . . .93.23 Dressed Del Steer . . .32,823 . . . . . . .849 . . . . . . . .146.39 Dressed Del Heifer . . .21,757 . . . . . . .772 . . . . . . . .146.46

Cattle

Hogs

. . . . . . . . . . . .Price . . . . . . . .164.00 . . . . . . . .158.50 . . . . . . . .144.00 . . . . . . . .133.00 . . . . . . . .123.10 . . . . . . . .118.00 . . . . . . . .120.25

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NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 3/11/2011 Eastern Nebraska: Compared to last week, alfalfa hay, grass hay and dehy pellets sold steady. Trading was slow this week with moderate buyer inquiry. Upward surge on freight has pulled some prospective buyers out of the market. All prices dollars per ton FOB 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/hayhot/hayhotline.htm. Northeast Nebraska: Alfalfa: Good large square bales 135.00-145.00, fair large square bales 120.00-125.00. Good large rounds 70.00-80.00; Fair 50.00-60.00. Small square alfalfa: fair to good 145.00-150.00. Grass Hay: good large rounds 65.00-70.00, fair large round bales 45.0050.00.Small square grass: 105.00-112.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 175.00-195.00. Platte Valley of Nebraska: Good to Premium large square bales 155.00, fair large square bales 100.00-112.00, utility large square bales 80.00. Supreme small square bales 225.00. Premium large round bales 93.00. Good round bales 70.00-75.00; Fair round bales 50.00-60.00. Corn Stalks: large squares and rounds 60.00-80.00 delivered; ground and delivered 80.00-90.00. Alfalfa ground and delivered to feedlots 105.00-110.00, few at 115.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 175.00-190.00.

. . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . .164.00 . . . . . . .158.50 . . . . . . .144.00 . . . . . . .133.00 . . . . . . .123.10 . . . . . . .118.00 . . . . . . .120.25

Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price 6 . . . . . . . . .328 . . . . . . . .328 . . . . . . .143.00 . . . . . . . .143.00 49 . . . . . . .350-396 . . . . . .366 . . . .151.00-162.00 . . . . .158.27 70 . . . . . . .400-449 . . . . . .437 . . . .148.00-157.00 . . . . .155.39 92 . . . . . . .453-491 . . . . . .477 . . . .135.00-155.00 . . . . .149.83 241 . . . . . .500-549 . . . . . .527 . . . .134.00-154.00 . . . . .142.16 156 . . . . . .556-588 . . . . . .575 . . . .135.00-150.00 . . . . .140.26 396 . . . . . .603-649 . . . . . .631 . . . .126.00-136.10 . . . . .132.84 106 . . . . . . .611 . . . . . . . .611 . . . . . . .140.25 . . . . . . . .140.25 321 . . . . . .650-689 . . . . . .669 . . . .122.50-131.00 . . . . .125.98 15 . . . . . . . .684 . . . . . . . .684 . . . . . . .141.00 . . . . . . . .141.00 422 . . . . . .700-741 . . . . . .721 . . . .121.00-132.00 . . . . .126.15 85 . . . . . . .704-718 . . . . . .713 . . . .136.10-137.75 . . . . .137.21 601 . . . . . .758-794 . . . . . .775 . . . .112.00-123.75 . . . . .121.28 11 . . . . . . . .800 . . . . . . . .800 . . . . . . .117.00 . . . . . . . .117.00 31 . . . . . . . .895 . . . . . . . .895 . . . . . . .119.00 . . . . . . . .119.00 50 . . . . . . .904-922 . . . . . .915 . . . .116.75-118.00 . . . . .117.48 6 . . . . . . . . .994 . . . . . . . .994 . . . . . . .105.50 . . . . . . . .105.50

Support: Resistance

Apr. 10 10550 12050

Apr. 11 Feeder 12287 13727

Live cattle trade has been sharply lower this week due to long liquidation. Heading into Thursday, the weekly net change is $6.62 lower on the April contract and June is down $6.30. The effect that the Japanese tsunami will actually have on beef exports is yet to be determined, but the initial reaction in the futures has been poor. However, the damage to the aquaculture there may provide longer-term incentive to replenish available meat supplies. The trade locked limit lower for two consecutive sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday; this gives the appearance of an island top on the chart after the market gapped below the 40-day moving average on

Tuesday. The bulk of the cash trade appears to have developed on Wednesday at $113 to $115 in the South and $184 to $186 in the North. The cutout finished higher on Wednesday with choice up $1.13 at $187.63 and select was up $2.03 at $186.61. Packer margins improved with the movement we have seen this week, which should help futures bounce. The Cattle on Feed report will be released on Friday. The average trade guess for total cattle is 105%. Marketings are expected to come in at 103% and placements are estimated at 98%. Hedgers call with questions.

April 2011 Feeder Cattle (CBOT)

April 2011 Live Cattle (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open .113.700 High .113.700 Low . .110.500 Close .110.500 Change .-3.000

Open .130.300 High .130.500 Low . .127.650 Close .127.700 Change .-2.950

Open . . .86.050 High . . .86.150 Low . . .85.000 Close . .85.300 Change .+0.425

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Shickley Celebrated National FFA Week The Shickley FFA was very active February 2026 celebrating National FFA Week, which is celebrated during the week of George Washington's birthday. On Monday, it was decorate your own t-shirt day. The week before, elementary students were given ag-related coloring pictures to color. The annual farmer/business breakfast was held on Tuesday with pancakes, egg patties, and sausage being served to parents, business supporters, and FFA alumni members. Tuesday was also cowyboy day when members dressed as cowboys and cowgirls. Our chapter would like to thank those businesses and individuals who have helped us throughout the year. A special thanks for Lichti Oil for providing the propane for the breakfast. On Wednesday it was also drive your tractor to school day. On Wednesday right after school FFA members who drove their tractors to school participated in the tractorcade down main street in Shickley. Thursday was donut sales. Donuts were sold for $.50 and $.75 to Shickley students and staff. Friday was wear your FFA jacket day. Also on Friday the results of the elementary coloring contest were announced. Students K-6 were encouraged to participate in the annual FFA week

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coloring contests. The pictures were distributed to students and then gathered on Thursday to be judged. Winners included: Kindergarten: 1st place: Ashton Kerwood, 2nd place: Hannah Miller, 3rd place: Gracie Swartzendruber. 1st and 2nd grade: 1st place: Nolan O'Brien, 2nd place: Landon Johnson, 3rd place: Mariah Sliva, 3rd and 4th grade: 1st place: Victoria Escalera, 2nd place: Alyssa Nolt, 3rd place: Jackson Grote. 5th and 6th grade: 1st place: Nicole Swartzendruber, 2nd place: Megan Grote, 3rd place: Jacob Swartzendruber. Thanks again to all the students who participated in the coloring contest and to those who helped us make National FFA Week a big success. This year the Shickley FFA chapter recieved a jacket from the FFA Alumni. Instead of doing our regular jacket raffle where the 8th graders buy tickets for the jacket raffle on Friday we used the jacket that the FFA Alumni donated, put all the 8th graders names in a hat and drew out two names. The winners were Logan Rosenquist and Nathan Hendrickson. Congratulations Logan and Nathan! Thanks again to everyone that helped make National FFA Week a success!

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Lawsuits Against Natural Resource Districts Dismissed By Diane Wetzel, The North Platte Telegraph Lawsuits filed by Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District against five Nebraska natural resource districts have been dismissed. Lincoln County District Judge John P. Murphy dismissed two of the lawsuits against the Twin Platte and Tri-Basin NRDs on Feb. 23. Similar lawsuits against the Central Platte, South Platte and North Platte NRDs have been dismissed in other district courts. "What it amounts to was that they didn't get what they wanted," said Twin Platte NRD general manager Kent Miller. Prior to 2004, the regulation of surface water and ground water was done by two separate agencies. Ground water was regulated by NRDs, surface water by the state Department of Natural Resources. In 2004, the Nebraska Legislature passed legislation requiring integrated management of surface and ground water. "Before 2004, we did not take into consideration the impact of ground water on surface users," Miller said. "We did not have declines in groundwater, so we had no reason for management." Integrated management, many lawsuits Integrated management plans (IMPs) made sense, Miller said, and beginning in 2004 IMPs were developed by individual NRDs, plus all NRDs working together were required to developed a Platte River Basin-wide IMP. This five-year process involved many public hearings, listening to those impacted by water regulation, known as stakeholders. "The lawsuits against the NRDs were unnecessary and pointless from the very beginning and it's unfor-

tunate that taxpayer dollars had to be spend defending them," said Dean Edson, executive director of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts in a press release this week. "NRDs have taken the proper actions in accordance with state law by working with the NDNR to resolve these issues and CNPPID should have realized that from the beginning." CNPPID was involved in the process from the beginning, Miller said, and wasn't happy with the final result. "Things they wanted to come out of IMP were not recommended by stakeholders and were not included," Miller said. "They wanted a higher level for their surface water users and that wasn't agreed to. Because they wanted a higher level of say in things, they took us to court to seek what they could not get through the public process. "Obviously we are pleased with the outcome, but we are not surprised because we followed the law, involved the public and had done what we were supposed to do. The courts agreed with that," Miller said. Back to work With the lawsuits behind them, NRDs are back to work implementing their IMPs. "The plans have 10-year benchmarks," Miller explained, saying the Twin Platte NRD must have water back to 1997 levels by 2019, which requires adding a total of 7,700 acre-feet back to the river. "We have to work towards finding offset water to make up what was taken away from surface water rights," he said.

In the next two years, the Twin Platte NRD must find a way to add 5,900 square feet back into the river. "We have to provide offset water to the river, and we don't have a lake sitting out there. There is no extra water because someone else owns the water in Lake McConaughy. We have to find ways to better use what we have or eliminate existing uses." Lake McConaughy is managed by the CNPPID, which announced last week that snowmelt and rainfall has filled the reservoir and the federal reservoirs on the North Platte River in Wyoming. Last week, officials said that seasonal runoff might fill the reservoir faster than they can release it to their hydro plants. On Feb. 28, CNPPID began releasing water from Lake McConaughy, bringing the North Platte River to near flood stage at North Platte. March releases are expected to result in lowland flooding along the river from Lake McConaughy to North Platte. The state legislature realized the integration process would take time, Miller noted, which is why there are benchmarks built into the IMPs. Failure to reach those benchmarks could trigger regulation of water users. "Going to regulations is ominous and we are we are doing everything we cannot to," Miller said. "If users have to reduce their consumptive use, well, that's an impact we don't want to cause to producers and to this area." Less water use means less corn production, Miller noted. "We need to protect this agriculture economy here," he said. "We are continuing to work on the integration plan and we think we will be successful."

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Superior FFA Members Apply for State Degree Montana Hayes, daughter of Todd and Missy Hayes Bethany Brittenham, daughter of Larry and Margaret Brittenham Tyler Strobl, son of Alan and Stephanie Hayden & Alan Strobl Mike Sheets, son of Paul and Lucelle Polk Melissa Guilkey, daughter of Jeff and Sue Guilkey Ross Porter, son of Randy & Jackie Porter Katlin Lang, daughter of Brad and Theresa Lang Justin Petsch, son of Jack and Ronda Petsch Rhys Williams, son of Dave and Kim Williams Korrie Heller, daughter of Eric and Sandee Heller Rebecca Genung, daughter of Darren and Belinda Genung The members had to submit their 2009 and 2010 Ag Education Supervised Ag Experience record

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The Blue Hill FFA Chapter has stayed busy these past few months with a variety of activities. The chapter sent several teams to the district Leadership Skills Events competition in Aurora on January 19th and was pleased to have their Senior Parliamentary Procedure team qualify for state. Members also participated in Ag Demonstration, Extemporaneous Speaking, Junior Parliamentary Procedure, Job Interview, and Creed Speaking. In February, senior FFA members tested and interviewed to earn their state degrees. The FFA also served lunch during Blue Hill’s Bull Bonanza on February 5th and celebrated

books and a written application also. To be considered a student must be a senior or out of high school, reached proficiency in parliamentary procedure and leadership activities and productive earned and/or invested at least $3,000.00 The Nebraska State FFA Degree ceremonies are at Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln on April 8th.

National FFA Week from February 21-25. For this special week, students participated in dress up days (Go Green day and Cowboy vs. Indian day) and answered FFA trivia questions for prizes. Lately, chapter members have been preparing for district Career Development Events. On March 16, members will compete in Ag Sales, Floriculture, Livestock Management, Agriscience, Meats Judging, Ag Mechanics, Agronomy, and Welding. Other upcoming events for the Blue Hill FFA include Junior High MiniP.E.A.K. and State Convention.

From October 20th to the 23rd eight FFA members traveled to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shelby Peters, Kayla Kucera, Taylor Neiman, Jacob Nikodym, Toby Colvin, Anthony Weber, Tanner Rupprecht, and Jared Sibley attended national leadership events and career development events. They attended the Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin concert and bull riding as well. There were three American Degree recipients from Red Cloud this year. They were Ryan Lammers, Sarah Nolan, and Aliese Hoffman. The Senior Livestock Judging team placed fourth out of fourteen. Cale Olson placed 7th, Jared Sibley 13th, Dakota Delka 20th and Shelby Peters 27th. They qualified for State Livestock Judging. The Junior Livestock Judging team also placed 4th. Megan Ockinga placed 6th, Katie McCleary 14th, Nelson Manley 20th, and Jacob Nikodym 40th. The Junior High Team placed first. Brady Schmidt placed 3rd, Justin Shipman 4th, Matt Morris 6th, and Garrett Vogler 11th. Continued on page 27

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The Ravenna FFFChapter The Ravenna FFA had a tremendous start to the year and has continued on throughout the spring semester. The students have been busy competing and preparing for District Leadership Skills Events, Career Development Events, and local judging contests. Ravenna Jr. High students participated in the District 8 Leadership Night hosted by the Superior FFA chapter. The night had several workshops for the students to participate in and find more out about career choices in agriculture. The students also competed in quiz bowl contest. It was set-up in a pool play with two of Ravenna’s teams winning their pool and getting the opportunity to compete in the tournament. The Ravenna team consisting of Brady Standage, Michael Bauer, Blake Chramosta and Chance Bock received 2nd place overall. Finishing 4th overall was Nathan Larson, Seth Olson and Conagher Jonak. The Jr. High also has had many meetings and activities they have helped with and are a very important part of the chapter. Twenty-five students were able to compete in the District LSE contest held in January. The Ravenna FFA chapter had teams in Junior Parliamentary Procedure and Ag Demonstration. Ravenna also had individuals compete in Job Interview, Jr. Public speaking, Sr. Public Speaking, Natural Resources and creed speaking. All of the members competed

well. Shelby Behrendt and Torri Dethlefs earned the right to represent District 8 by taking first and second respectively in the Sr. Public Speaking contest. Other ribbons earned that day were as follows: Blue Ribbons Jr. Public Speaking – Emma Clifton & Paul Bauer Job Interview – Mark Chramosta & Matracia Berg Cooperative Speaking – Caelan Basnett Ag Demo 1 – Delaney Behrendt, Sarah Teichmeier, Sandy Behrendt, Kora Schott and Dexter Behrendt Red Ribbons Natural Resources Speaking – Liz Deines Jr. Parliamentary Procedure – Josh Boardman, Emma Clifton, Brandon Kusek, Ciana Long, Gator Schott, Trevin Behrendt, and Dallas Gay Ag Demo 2 – Brandon Rodgers, Alex Behrendt, Clayton True, Mason Jager, and Paul Bauer In the month of February the chapter was busy doing activities for National FFA week. The week started off by having an FFA t-shirt day for all members to wear an FFA t-shirt to promote our organization. Thirty-six members participated by wearing their t-shirts to school. The students also had a red vs. green day to show their support for their favorite tractor brand. On Friday the newspaper came to the school to do an organizational picture with the theme of the day being official dress, so after

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This year’s FFA District Leadership Skills Events were hosted in Aurora and 20 members competed. The Senior Parliamentary Procedure team received a blue ribbon consisting of Kelsey Parker, Kayla Kucera, Kim Morris, Shelby Peters, Taylor Neiman, and Brittany Lewis. The Junior Parliamentary Procedure team also received a blue ribbon consisting of Megan Ockinga, Katie McCleary, Nelson Manley, Hector Rodriguez, Jacob Nikodym, Anthony Weber, and Regan Fischer. The Ag Demo teams consisted of Kyle Prellwitz, Ben Hobbs and Dakota Delka received a red ribbon. Jared Sibley, Riley Nichols, and Toby Colvin received a blue ribbon. Megan Ockinga received a purple ribbon placing first in Creed Speaking. She will be competing at State FFA Convention. Katie McCleary received a red ribbon in Creed Speaking. Taylor Goos received a red ribbon in Cooperative Speaking. Jacob Nikdoym received a red ribbon in Extemporaneous Speaking. Junior High Ag Quiz Bowl was an exciting experience for our Junior High FFAers. Jamie Nikodym, Brealynn Lockhart, Matthew Morris, Evan Sunday, Sage Schultz, Collin Meyer, and Ryan Ferry participated at this event. On Tuesday, February 22, the FFA Chapter put on their Winter Degree Banquet. They awarded the Discovery, Greenhand and Chapter Degree’s to members. The night started out with a meal put on by members and their parents. After the meal the officers awarded the Fruit and Meats Sales Awards. Toby Colvin sold $1,309 total in fruit and meat sales and was the overall top seller. Clint Shipman, a former Red Cloud FFA President, gave a speech on being at the right place at the right time. The FFA Chapter awarded nine Discovery Degree’s this year. To be awarded this degree you must be enrolled in an Agricultural class and participate in at least one local FFA Chapter activity. Those recipients were: Lucas Watson, Andrew Mai, Austin Tuckwood, Kali Uhrich, Even Sunday, Justin Shipman, Brady Schmitz, Alexandra Tuckwood and Teah Colvin. The Chapter also awarded nine members the Greenhand Degree. To receive this degree you

the students to see him in a more one on one role. At the conclusion of the week the nineteen students attended the Made For Excellence / Advanced Leadership Development conference held in Kearney. Students submitted proficiencies in their respective areas to be judged at the district level. Those earning a Gold 1,2 or 3 then went on to be judged for the first round at the state level. Ravenna students submitted a total of 13 proficiencies for review. The Ravenna students that earned Gold ratings at the district level were as follows: Gold 1 Alex Behrendt – Beef Production Ethan Zoerb – Grain Production – Entrepreneurship Ethan Zoerb – Grain Production – Placement Torri Dethlefs – Sheep Production Gold 2 Mark Chramosta – Ag. Sales Ethan Zoerb – Diversified Crop Production – Placement Gold 3 Paul Bauer – Ag. Sales Garrett Irvine – Grain Production – Entrepreneurship To have an opportunity to interview at the state level your proficiency must be a top 3 finalist. Ethan Zoerb will interview and be recognized for his efforts with his Grain Production Proficiency. Eight students attended the Broken Bow Livestock Invitational on Monday, February 28th. The highest individuals were Garret Olson in the Jr. Division with a 12th place finish and Alyssa Fierstein with an 8th place finish in the Sr. Division. Both teams will be competing at State CDE’s in April. Congratulations to all of the students doing well at Districts and good luck to all of the students competing at State. The students are busy preparing for CDE contest held in March to earn an opportunity to compete at the state contest. The rest of the year for the Ravenna Chapter has the State Convention being held on April 6-8. The chapter has worked hard throughout the year and this is the time of year that you begin to see it pay off for the students with the individual and chapter awards, that we are fortunate enough to get.

must be enrolled in Agriculture Education classes and have a satisfactory SAE Plan. The member must also demonstrate knowledge of the FFA history, and learn the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, and FFA Mission Statement. Those receiving the Greenhand Degree were Megan Ockinga, Regan Fisher, Andrew Russell, Nelson Manley, Lucas Hobbs, Jon Ferre, Anthony Snider, Katie McCleary, and Dylan Conway. Megan Ockinga who placed 1st at the Leadership Skill’s Events in Creed Speaking gave the FFA Creed to the audience. The Red Cloud Chapter awarded the Chapter FFA Degree. The Chapter Degree states that those receiving this degree must have the Greenhand Degree and have completed 80 hours of agricultural education. They must also demonstrate at least 5 procedures of Parliamentary Law. The members that received this degree were Morgan Long, Levi Vogler, Tanner Rupprecht, Anthony Weber, Hector Rodriguez, Dylan Shannon, and Jacob Nikodym. Members also received the State Degree, which states you must have received the Chapter FFA Degree. You must also be an active FFA member for at least two years at the time of receiving the Degree. Members must also participate in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level. The members that received this degree were Shelby Peters, Brittany Lewis, and Kim Morris. The American FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experience. There are three American Degree Recipients for Red Cloud this year. They are Ryan Lammers, Sarah Nolan, and Aliese Hoffmann.

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Apr 1-2 - Aurora (Hamilton County) 32nd Annual Nebraska Mennonite Quilts & Crafts Sale; Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 310 A St Musical entertainment, delicious ethnic foods and quality crafts, quilts and wood items. Fri, 4-9pm; Sat, 7am-5pm, Free Joy Steckly (402) 643-9883 www.nebraskamccsale.org

Apr 4 - Grand Island (Hall County) The Brett Family Singers; Grand Island Senior High Auditorium. Jam-packed with feel-good music including classic favorites from the 30s-70s. 7:30pm (308) 382-2309

Apr 1-2 - Lincoln (Lancaster County) Quilted and Corded Needlework: International Perspectives; International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St Featuring speakers Linda Baumgarten, Kathryn Berenson and Beverly Lemire. 10am-5pm, Museum admission (402) 472-6549 www.quiltstudy.org Apr 1-2 - Tecumseh (Johnson County) Home and Garden Show; Community Building, 355 Clay St. More than 50 vendors. Fri, 1-7pm; Sat, 9am-1pm, Free Eloise Bartels (402) 335-3400 www.tecum sehne.com Apr 1-30 - Fremont (Dodge County) Artwork of the Fremont Area Art Association; Gallery 92 West, 92 W. 6th St. Tue-Sun, 1-4pm, Free Barbara Gehringer (402) 721-7779 www.92west.org Apr 2 - Albion (Boone County) Home, Farm & Garden Show; Boone County Event Center, Boone County Fairgrounds. Everything from furniture to floral designs to farm equipment. 10am6pm, $3 (402) 359-6012 Apr 2 - Lincoln (Lancaster County) Colorful Creature Day; University of NE State Museum Morrill Hall Fun day with live animals in the museum. 1-4:30pm, $5 adults, $3 kids, $10 family Dana Ludvik (402) 472-3779 www.museum.unl.edu Apr 2-3 - Ashland (Saunders County) Platte River Art Show; Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, I-80 Exit 426. A fine arts celebration featuring wildlife, landscape, still life and more. 9am-4pm, Park entry permit required. Adam Offner (402) 944-2523 www.outdoornebraska.org

Apr 7 - Kearney (Buffalo County) Church Basement Ladies Sequel & A Second Helping; Merryman Performing Arts Center, 225 W. 22nd St. 4 & 8pm (308) 698-8297 www.merrymancen ter.org Apr 8 - Ogallala (Keith County) Area 14 Cattlewomen's 9th Annual Wine Tasting Event; Platte River Inn. Linda Dale (308) 2892357 www.visitogallala.com Apr 8 - Omaha (Douglas County) The Waybacks; Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8pm (402) 345-0606 www.omahape rformingarts.org Apr 8-17 - Beatrice (Gage County) The Boys Next Door; Community Players Theatre, 412 Ella St A touching and comedic play. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 2pm, $8-$13 Jamie Ulmer (402) 228-1801 www.beatricecommunityplayers.com Apr 8-17 - Grand Island (Hall County) Grand Island Little Theatre: Little Women the Musical; College Park, 3180 W. Hwy 34. Pleasant and refreshingly melodic songs weave you through the saga of the March sisters. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 2pm, $15 Jeannee Mueller Fossberg (308) 379-2015 www.githeatre.org Apr 8-27 - North Platte (Lincoln County) North Platte Community Playhouse presents: Dearly Departed; Neville Center for the Performing Arts, 301 E. Fifth St. The beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the backwoods of the Deep South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Fri-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm, $7-$15 Brittany McDaniel (308) 532-8559 www.north plattecommunityplayhouse.org


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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.

Your home away from home

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

Deadline for next issue: THURSDAY, March 24th. The next Heartland Express will be printed on THURSDAY, March 31st. To run a classified ad in the Farm and Ranch, simply fill out the form below and mail it to us with a check. This will eliminate any errors and help keep the classified cost to a minimum. 1001 - MOWERS WANTED TO BUY NE - IHC #24 MOWER & PARTS, (308) 5872344 FOR SALE NE - REBUILT KOSCH HAYVESTOR, (308) 587-2344 NE - IHC H W/WO MOWER, (308) 587-2344 NE - KOSCH SIDE MOUNT MOWER, (308) 587-2344 NE - EMERSON DOUBLE VICON DISC, (308) 544-6421 NE - VICON 3 PT DISC MOWER, (308) 5446421 NE - 10 BOLT SPACERS, 36" ROW FOR JD, (308) 390-0642 NE - REBUILT KOSCH TRAILVESTER MOWERS, 14', WITH WARRANTY, $5,000.00, (308) 544-6421 IA - SICKLE MOWERS 7', $275 TO $975, (712) 299-6608 IA - NI 7' PULL TYPE W/CYL, $375.00, (712) 299-6608 1003 - SWATHERS FOR SALE KS - 1996 NEW HOLLAND 2550, 16 FT HEAD, (620) 340-3358 KS - NEW HOLLAND 2216 HEAD, (620) 3403358 KS - NEW HOLLAND 2218 HEAD W/2300 ADAPTER TO FIT 9030 BI-DIRECTIONAL, (620) 340-3358 KS - 9000 MACDON, 16' CAB AIR $15,000/OBO. CALL TODAY, (785) 5626483 NE - NH 411 DISCBINE 10' EXCELLENT CONDITION, $5,500.00, (308) 874-4562 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

1004 - CONDITIONERS FOR SALE NE - NH-169 HAY TEDDER DIGIDRIVE 22 & 1/2', LOW ACRES, $2,950.00, (402) 5452255 1005 - RAKES WANTED TO BUY NE - LH CHANNEL IRON FRAME ON NH56 OVER 56B SIDE RAKE, AND A WHEEL, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE IA - WWW. RAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 3662114 NE - '02 VERMEER R23A TWINRAKE CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 1006 - BALERS FOR SALE NE - BALER BELTS AND CHAINS; BEARINGS & FLANGES, (308) 587-2344 NE - BELTS FOR MOST BALERS & SWATHERS, (308) 587-2344 AL - ROUND BALER BELTING: LRGST DEALER IN US. ORIGINAL BELTING FOR ALL ROUND BALERS INCLUDING NEW JD IN STOCK! SAVE HUNDRED$! FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE! NO 800#, JUST BEST PRICES. SINCE 1973. HAMMOND EQUIP. MC/VISA/DISC/AMEX OR COD, BALERBELTS.COM, (334) 627-3348 TX - BALER BELTS- ALL BRANDS. MADE IN THE U. S. A. ! JD WITH GENUINE JD PLATE FASTENERS. FREE SHIPPING ON SETS. WWW. BALERBELTSANDHAYBEDS. COM, (800) 223-1312 NE - USED BELTS FOR VERMEER 605XL BALER CELL 308-962- 6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - JD 530 BALER, (308) 882-4588 NE - JD 214W SMALL SQUARE BALER, (402) 336-7841

1006 - BALERS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 1998 CASE 8580, BIG SQ 4X4, APPROX 30K BALES, PRIMARILY USED FOR ALFALFA, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $17,500.00, (308) 874-4562 NE - '03 JD-567, MEGAWIDE, HYD PU, NETWRP, 15, 000 BALES, $12,950.00, (402) 545-2255 1007 - BALE MOVERS/FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - NEW EMERSON BALE MOVER-FEEDERS, (308) 544-6421 KS - E-Z HAUL INLINE SELF DUMPING HAY TRAILER, 32' 6 BALE, GOOSENECK, BUMPER HITCH. CALL 785-817-5188 (CELL) OR, (785) 935-2480 ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 NE - NEW FARMHAND CHAIN & SPROCKETS, (308) 467-2335 NE - JD 200 STACKMAKER, $900.00, (308) 876-2515 NE - EMERSON 13X24 STACK MOVER, ELECTRONIC SCALES, W/ OR WITHOUT HYDRAFORK, (308) 544-6421 1010 - FORAGE HARVESTORS WANTED TO BUY KS - JOHN DEERE CHOPPERS & HEADS, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, KS, (785) 336-6103

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1010 - FORAGE HARVESTORS FOR SALE NE - KNIFE BAR & RECUT SCREEN FOR JD 35, (308) 995-5515 NE - RECUT SCREEN & AXLE EXTENSION FOR IHC 730, (308) 995-5515 1013 - DUMP WAGON WANTED TO BUY KS - RICHARDTON HIGH DUMP WAGONS, ROEDER IMPLEMENT, (785) 336-6103 1014 - BALE WAGONS WANTED TO BUY KS - NH SELF PROPELLED & PULL-TYPE, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, (785) 336-6103 ID - NEW HOLLAND 2 & 3-WIDE, SELF-PROPELLED, PULL-TYPE MODELS. JIM,, (208) 880-2889 FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND'S-ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/ TRADE. WWW. BALEWAGON. COM, (208) 880-2889 1030 - OTHER- HAY & FORAGE WANTED TO BUY NE - HAYBUSTER GEAR BOX FOR 1600 STACKER, BEDROLLERS, PUSH OFF ASSEMBLY, A FEW OTHER PARTS, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - HAY PROBE FOR TESTING, (308) 5872344 IA - JD HAYLOADER, (712) 299-6608 IA - ROTARY CUTTERS, 5', 6'& 7', $375 TO $1475, (712) 299-6608 1101 - TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - MF 35, 50, 65, 135, 235, 245, OR 255 TRACTOR, (402) 678-2277 NE - BUYING TRACTORS FOR SALVAGE MOST MAKES AND MODELS, (800) 5824303 MO - AC D17'S & UP, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 MO - IH 560 TO 1566, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 NE - JD TRACTOR 90-125 HP, (402) 7262488 FOR SALE IA - JD B'S 1937 TO 1950, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH NICE SUPER C W/LOADER, (712) 2996608 NE - IH DISGUSTED? HAVE SHIFTING DIFFICULTIES W/YOUR IH 706, 806, 1206, 4106, 756, 856, 1256, 1456, 766, 966, 1066, 1466, 1566, 786, 886, 986, 1086, 1486, 1586, 3288, 3388, 3488, 3588, 3688, 3788, 6788?FOR A PERMANENT FIX, CALL WENZ SERVICE TO PRICE THE KIT FOR YOUR MODEL, (800) 808-7885 NE - NEW, USED AND REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, MOST MAKES AND MODELS, (800) 582-4303 IA - IH, NICE SUPER C, (712) 299-6608 IA - OLIVER SUPER 88D, WF, PS, (712) 2996608 IA - OLIVER SUPER 77G, WF PS, (712) 2996608 IA - IH 300U, W/HYD BUCKET, $4,500.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 8 HOLE 15" TRACTOR FRONT WHEELS, FITS IHC, (308) 587-2344 NE - JD 4020 W/ NEW TIRES, NEW DIESEL INJECTOR PUMP, (308) 478-5451 NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, (308) 436-4369 IA - SUP A, H, M, MTA, 350, 460, 560 NICE TRACTORS, (712) 299-6608 NE - 2 JD DR WH & LIFT ASSIT 7300, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 IA - C-AC W/BELLY MOWERS, $1850 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608 KS - FORD 2N WITH 5' WOODS BELLY MOWER, $2,900.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - IHC 706 FOR SALVAGE, (308) 269-2586 NE - 4, 18 X 4 X 38 BIAS-PLY TRACTOR TIRES, (308) 269-2586 1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE NE - JD 726 LDR, 7000 SERIES MOUNT, MIDMOUNT CONNECT ALWAYS SHEDDED, LIKE NEW, CALL 308-380-7161 OR, (308) 485-4486

1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE - CONT’D IA - SEVERAL LOADERS OFF JD 3010-4020, (712) 299-6608 NE - MOUNTING BRACKETS FOR 640 LOADER FOR 6000 SERIES TRACTOR CALL 308-380-7161 OR, (308) 485-4486 NE - THIRD FUNCTION HYD LINE AND HOSES FOR A JD 740 LOADER, CALL 308380-7161 OR, (308) 485-4486 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 FOR SALE IA - 3 PT 90" GNUSE BUCKET, $1,250.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - FARMHAND GRAPPLE FORK, 8', 4 TEETH, GOOD SHAPE ASKING $1450. CALL 785-359-6625 OR, (308) 836-2667 1105 - DISKS FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 3 PT OR PULL TANDEM DISKS, 6'-18', (712) 299-6608 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 NE - IH 560, 6-16'S WITH HARROW, LIKE NEW, $950.00, (308) 874-4562 1109 - PLANTERS FOR SALE NE - NEW #92 IHC COVERING DISK ASSEMBLY, (308) 995-5515 NE - LIFT ASSIST AND/OR TRANSPORT KIT FOR IHC LISTER/ PLANTER, ALSO GAUGE STRIPE WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 IA - NEW & USED KINZES, SORENSEN EQUIPMENT, HARLAN, IA, (712) 755-2455 KS - 1990 JD 7200, 16R30", 250 MONITOR, MARKERS, FERT, MARTINS, GOOD. $24,000, (620) 865-2541 NE - IHC SEED DRUMS, (308) 995-5515 NE - MOORE BUILT 16 ROW PLANTER MARKERS: 308-380-7161, $2,750.00, (308) 4854486 NE - CASE-IH 900 AIR PLANTER, 16R 30", SEMI MOUNTED, VERTICAL FOLD, $6500 OBO, (402) 372-3009 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 - KRAUSE 3PT DRILL, MODEL 5215, DOUBLE DISC, (402) 683-5395 KS - 30" HOE AIR SEEDER DRILL $3500. 40' DISC AIR SEEDER DRILL, $14,000, (785) 871-0711 NE - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 1112 - ROTARY HOE FOR SALE NE - 30 FOOT JD ROTARY HOE CALL FOR DETAILS, (308) 882-4588 1113 - CULTIVATORS WANTED TO BUY NE - WANTED GOERTZEN RIDGING WINGS AND SWEEPS CALL 308-380-7161 OR, (308) 485-4486 FOR SALE SD - 3-PT 8R FLAT FOLD, $1,500.00, (605) 386-2131 NE - IHC GO-DIG PARTS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 4 ROW ORTHMAN TOOL BAR, CAN BE USED TO CULTIVATE OR RIDGE, (308) 3900642 NE - HAWKINS 12 ROW HILLER (DITCHER), (308) 882-4588


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Heartland Express

1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 12 ROW CULTIVATOR, (308) 882-4588 1114 - SPRAYERS FOR SALE KS - 1600 GAL. FLOATER. 3000 WET BOOM SPRAYER, $4,500.00, (785) 871-0711 NE - 2-200 GALLON SADDLE TANKS, FITS 4450, (308) 478-5451 NE - 1984 MERTZ 3250 FLOATER, 1600 GAL TANK, (402) 683-5395 NE - IHC TRUCK FLOATER W/8 TON DRY BOX, (402) 683-5395 NE - JD 25A, 3 PT. HITCH, 150 GAL, 20" BOOM, (308) 587-2344 NE - CENTURY 500 GALLON PULL BETWEEN, $800.00, (402) 787-2244 1115 - SHREDDERS FOR SALE NE - 20' BESLER STALK CHOPPER, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 1117 - FIELD CULTIVATORS FOR SALE NE - HINIKER 25', (402) 726-2488 1119 - ROD WEEDER FOR SALE KS - USED PARTS OFF 45' MILLER ROD WEEDER, DRIVES, TEETH, RODS, ETC. ALL FOR $500, (620) 865-2541 1120 - FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE KS - SURE CROP QUALITY LIQUID FERTILIZERS. APPLY PRE-PLANT, DUAL, AT PLANTING SIDE-DRESS, FOLIAR OR IRRIGATION. "ASSURING CROP SUCCESS FOR YOU". DELIVERY DIRECT TO YOUR FARM. ASSURE CROP - SENECA, KS, (800) 635-4743 NE - ANHYDROUS 10 KNIFE, 36", COVERING DISC, $1,000.00, (402) 545-2255 1130 - TRACTORS,TILL. OTHER FOR SALE NE - FRONT WEIGHTS FOR CASE IH MAGNUM, (308) 995-5515 NE - HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HOSES & PTO PUMPS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 3 PT CARRIERS, $175 TO $575, (712) 299-6608 TX - NEW & USED FARM EQUIPMENT AND NEW & USED PARTS. SALVAGE YARD FOR TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT. KADDATZ AUCTIONEERING & EQUIPMENT SALES. KADDATZEQUIPMENT. COM, (254) 5823000

Double Diamond Enterprises California, MO

573.291.4316

Buy, Sell And Install Propane (LP) & Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) Tanks

Inventory: 3-‘77 Trinity 30,000 Gallon LP Tanks ‘66 Delta 30,000 Gallon NH3 Tank ‘68 Delta 12,000 Gallon NH3 Tank Several 30,000 Gallon & Small LP Tanks In Stock! CALL FOR PRICING!!

573-291-4316 lptanks@yahoo.com

1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 413 CHRYSLER FOR SALVAGE, (308) 995-5515 NE - OIL COOLER FOR 354 PERKINS, (308) 467-2335 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 - 10" WLR BOWLS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 5 NEW PTO PUMPS IN STOCK, (800) 284-7066 NE - 3X4 BERKELEY PUMPS, PRIMING VALVES AVAILABLE, (402) 364-2592 NE - 8 USED BERKELEY PTO PUMPS IN STOCK, (800) 284-7066 NE - BERKELEY FLOATER PUMP, (800) 2847066 KS - JD 4 CYLINDER W/CORNELL PUMP ON A CART, RUNS GREAT, $4,500.00, (785) 221-8173 1203 - PIPE FOR SALE NE - 8" TEXFLO 20" GATES, ALL KINDS OF FITTINGS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 6" BAND & LATCH MAIN LINE, (308) 995-5515 NE - 6" PLAIN PIPE, ALUM AND PLASTIC, (308) 946-3396 NE - USED 6" AND 10" PVC, CALL FOR LENGTHS, (308) 946-3396

1203 - PIPE FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 10" X 20" PVC, (308) 946-3396 NE - 6" ALUM MAIN LINE PIPE, HOOK & BAND, (308) 946-3396 NE - 6" X 20" GATED ALUMINUM, (308) 9463396 NE - 8" X 20" ALUMINUM GATED, (308) 9463396 NE - 10" X 20" ALUMINUM GATED PIPE, (308) 946-3396 NE - 8"X 30' PLAIN ALUMINUM PIPE, (308) 946-3396 NE - USED 8"X20" PVC PIPE, (308) 9463396 NE - 60 LINKS OF GATED, 20" X 30', (308) 478-5451 NE - 8" MAIN LINE HASTINGS, (308) 9955515 NE - 9" MAIN LINE RING LOCK, (308) 9955515 NE - 9" MAIN LINE HIGH PRESS, (308) 9955515 NE - 5000' 6" HP RINGLOCK PIPE, (800) 284-7066 NE - 10" & 8" IRRIGATION PIPE SHUT-OFF VALVES & FITTING, (402) 726-2488 NE - PIPE TRAILER, (402) 726-2488 1205 - GENERATOR WANTED TO BUY NE - USED WINPOWER PTO GENERATORS, (308) 775-3298 FOR SALE NE - WINPOWER - NEW & USED PTO GENERATORS, (308) 775-3298 IA - WINCO PTO GENERATORS, CALL US FOR PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY! HARVEY AT EDEN SUPPLY 8AM - 10PM., (515) 679-4081 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE NE - 150 HP GEARHEAD, 6 RATIO, (308) 995-5515 NE - AMARILLO GEARHEADS: 110HP 4:3 $700, 80 HP 6:5 $700, 70 HP 4:5 $650, 50 HP 1:1 $700, 50 HP 4:5 $600, (308) 6242177 NE - GEAR DRIVE REPAIR- AMARILLO WARRANTY CENTER. REPAIR ALL MAKES/MODELS. 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE. CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES. CENTRAL IRRIGATION, (402) 723-5824 NE - US MOTORS GEARHEADS 90HP 4:3 $450, 70HP 2:3 $400, 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 - 1998 4 TOWER T-L PIVOT, (308) 9463396 NE - 10 TOWER REINKE PIVOT, (800) 2847066 1208 - TRAVELER SYSTEMS FOR SALE NE - NEW OCMIS HH: 4" X 1312', (800) 2847066 NE - NEW GREENFIELDS, 6 NEW CADMAN HARD HOSE, 5 USED HARD HOSE TRAVELERS, 9 USED SOFT HOSE, (800) 284-7066 NE - HEINZMAN TRAVELER WITH HOSE, (308) 390-0642 1209 - PUMPS WITH MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 3/4 BERKELEY PUMPS WITH PRIMING VALVES, ATTACHED TO YOUR CHOICE OF INDUSTRIAL 300 FORD OR 262 ALLIS W/RADIATORS, AND CARTS, (402) 3642592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. 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 NE - 8" SURGE VALVE, (308) 946-3396 NE - ORTHMAN 3-PT PIVOT TRACK CLOSER, EXCELLENT COND, (308) 390-0642 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE 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 OK - TR85 NEW HOLLAND, 3208 CAT, 24' HEADER CELL 580- 525-1265, $5,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - IH 1440 COMBINE WITH 3400 HRS., (308) 269-2586 NE - PARTS FOR 1680 CLEANING SYSTEM, CALL FOR LIST, (308) 269-2586 OK - 1988 1680 IHC, STANDARD ROTOR, 3045 X 32 TIRES, $15,000 CELL 580-5251265 OR, (580) 361-2265 OK - R70 GLEANOR, 2689 ENGINE HRS, 1904 SEPARATOR HRS, $20,000 CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 www.myfarmandranch.com

1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - NH TR98, 2000 SEP HRS, 30' 73C FLEX HEAD, (620) 340-3358 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 KS - SHELBOURNE 20' STRIPPER HEADER, $5,500.00, (785) 871-0711 KS - JD 918F PLATFORM HEAD, $6,000.00, (785) 255-4579 MO - '05 CASE-IH 2208 8R30 CORN HEAD, HYD DECK PLATES, FIELD TRACKER, KNIFE ROLLS, UNDER 3000 AC. USE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $30,000.00, (660) 548-3804 NE - 1989 JD 843 CORN HEAD, OIL DRIVE, $5,950.00, (402) 545-2255 NE - IH 883 CORN HEAD, RECONDIDTIONED, $3,350.00, (402) 545-2255 NE - IH 863 CORN HEAD, NICE, $2,250.00, (402) 545-2255 OK - MACDON 960 36' DRAPER W/50 SERIES JD ADAPTER, BAT REEL, $12,500 CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 1305 - WAGONS/GRAVITY WAGONS FOR SALE IA - FLARE, BARGE & GRAVITY WAGONS $150 TO $1850, (712) 299-6608 IA - WAGON GEARS, STEEL, WOOD OR RUBBER TIRES, (712) 299-6608 1306 - GRAIN CARTS FOR SALE KS - BIG 12 GRAIN CART 400 BU. , EXTRA WIDE AXLE, $850.00, (785) 871-0711 1307 - GRAIN DRYERS FOR SALE NE - 1995 MC 1175, 1992 MC 1175, 1995 MC 970, 1989 MC 973, MC 975, MC 675, 3 FARM FANS, M&W 650, (800) 284-7066 NE - USED 2009 BROCK SQ20D, USED '05 SUPERB SE1000C, USED '05 SUPERB SE750C, 3 NEW BROCK DRYERS., (800) 284-7066 NE - USED FARM FANS 4" AIR SYSTEM, (800) 284-7066 NE - USED FARM FANS 5" AIR SYSTEM, (308) 282-1330

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515-577-7563 1310 - AUGERS FOR SALE NE - SPEED KING 52' 8" WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 NE - MAYRATH 55' GRAIN AUGER, 8" W/ ELECTRIC MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 NE - HUTCHINSON BIN OR TRUCK FILL AUGER, 8-10", PORTABLE, WITH SPECIAL ORDER OF 1/4" THICK FLIGHTING. "BIG WINTER DISCOUNTS", (402) 649-6711 NE - 04 PECK, 76' X 10" WITH SWING HOPPER, $5,750.00, (402) 787-2244 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE NE - 8" AERATION TUBING AND AERATION FANS, (308) 995-5515 NE - BULK HEAD FOR 51' CURVET, (308) 995-5515 NE - SINGLE PHASE MOTORS, (308) 9955515 NE - BROCK BINS & GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT, EPS & BEHLEN BLDG SYSTEMS, BUCKLEY STEEL, AINSWORTH, NE, (402) 387-0347 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 WANTED TO BUY NE - CHICAGO FANS, (308) 995-5515 FOR SALE NE - 8" AERATION TUBES, FANS, TUNNELS FOR CONCRETE FLOORS, (308) 995-5515 IA - MIDWEST PNEUMATIC. BRANDT, CONVEYAIR, REM, VACBOSS, HANDLAIR. NEW, RECOND, PTO OR ENG DRIVEN, PUMPS, AIR LOCKS, PIPE, PARTS, SERVICE. 5 YR LEASE OR LOAN AT 7. 1%. 40+ UNITS IN STOCK. OUR HIGH VOLUME MEANS YOUR BEST DEAL! WE DELIVER! MACEDONIA, IA, (800) 480-2487

Page 29 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - NEW ORTHMAN DRY BEAN CUTTERS, (308) 995-5515 NE - DMC MODEL 44 GRAIN CLEANER, (800) 284-7066 IL - ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MOISTURE TESTER THAT WILL GIVE YOU FAST & ACCURATE RESULTS? THEN CALL US NOW & ASK ABOUT OUR MODEL 920 & 930. SHORE SALES. MOISTURETESTERS. COM, (800) 837-0863 OK - ROTEX GRAIN CLEANER, HAS CORN SCREENS RIGHT NOW, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 1404 - SNOW BLOWERS FOR SALE IA - 3 PT SNOWBLOWERS, $1550 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608 1405 - SKID LOADERS FOR SALE NE - '04 CAT 226B SKIDSTER, W/CAB AIR/HEAT, 2100 HRS, $14,950.00, (402) 545-2255 1406 - LAWN MOWERS FOR SALE NE - HIS & HERS MOWERS, MADE BY DEINES CORP, BOTH HAVE 48" FRONT DECKS, 1 W/BAGGER, 1 W/DUMP BOX, BOTH W/BRAND NEW 14 HP TECUMSEH ENGINES, HEAVY DUTY MOWERS, EXCELLENT. ALSO LOTS OF SPARE PARTS, (308) 390-0642 NE - WORKHORSE LAWN TRACTOR W/SIDE PULL TYPE MOWER W/ BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE, WILL MOW TALL GRASS, PRACTICALLY NEW. REEL TYPE MOWER FOR SHORT GRASS, 10' WIDE SWATH. CAN BE PULLED BEHIND 4 WHEELER OR WORKHORSE TRACTOR, (308) 390-0642 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 1412 - SHOP TOOLS,WELDERS, ETC WANTED TO BUY NE - 110V WELDING ROD DRYING OVEN, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE KS - METAL BENCH LATHE 3 JAW CHUCK, 5 1/2" SWING, $200.00, (785) 778-2962 KS - BRAKE DRUM/ROTOR TURNING LATHE, $110.00, (785) 778-2962

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785-454-3409 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 1501 - ALFALFA HAY WANTED TO BUY IA - QUALITY SML OR LG SQ ALFALFA OR MIXED IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 WI - HIGH QUALITY 2ND, 3RD, 4TH CUTTING. SMALL, 3X3, 3X4, 4X4 BALES, DON CHRISTIANSON, (877) 781-7765 FOR SALE NE - ALFALFA, 4X4X8 BALES, DAIRY QUALITY, SHEDDED & TARPED, HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD CUTTING OF ALFALFA HAY, (308) 882-4588 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 NE - HYDRAFORK CUSTOM GRINDING, GROUND HAY DELIVERIES, NILSEN HAY CO. HAZARD, NE, (308) 452-4400 OR - TEST MOISTURE. HAY, GRAIN, SILAGE, SOIL, WOOD, WINDROW TESTER. BALE STROKE COUNTER. MOISTURE READ OUT AS YOU BALE! WWW. LEHMANFARMS. NET, (503) 434-1705 SD - BIG ROUNDS NET WRAPPED, $65, (605) 204-0635

1501 - ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE - CONT’D SD - ALFALFA/GRASS MIX, BIG ROUNDS, NET WRAPPED, $60, (605) 204-0635 SD - 2ND CUTTING ALFALFA, HAY TESTS AVAILABLE., (605) 892-3495 NE - ORGANIC ALFALFA. ROUND OR SMALL SQUARES, (402) 336-7841 SD - 1ST, 2ND, 3RD CUTTING, ROUNDS, DELIVERED SEMI LOADS. DON'T PAY UNTIL MARCH, 2011. BELLE FOURCHE, SD, (605) 892-3834 SD - BIG ROLLS, BIG SQUARES, ALFALFA & GRASS, DELIVERY AVAILABLE, (605) 4811893 1502 - PRAIRIE HAY FOR SALE IA - LARGE RD & BIG SQ BALES GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY, DELIVERED IN SEMI LOADS ONLY, (641) 658-2738 NE - LARGE ROUND & SMALL SQUARE BALES PRAIRIE HAY, CALL EARLY AM OR LATE PM, (308) 894-6743 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 KS - BALED 4X8, SM SQ OR BIG ROUNDS, (620) 625-2402 KS - 2008 BROME BIG ROUND BALES, (785) 935-2480 NE - CERTIFIED MEADOW HAY, BIG ROUND BALES, HORSES, CATTLE, MULCH, (308) 587-2344 KS - 150 BALES MIXED BROME/PRAIRIE HAY, NOT CRP, NO THISTLE OR BINDWEED, NET WRAPPED, $60/TON FOB, (785) 7315190 NE - EXCELLENT QUALITY LG RD PRAIRIE HAY BALES, NET WRAP, NO RAIN, (308) 348-2234 KS - GOOD 5' ROUNDS, $60/TON. NEAR ANDOVER, KANSAS. DELIVERY AVAILABLE., (316) 371-0812 KS - CRP HAY, 3X3X8, GOOD QUALITY, (785) 432-1976 SD - 1ST CUTTING, ALFALA/GRASS MIX. HAY TESTS AVAILABLE, (605) 892-3495 1503 - BROME HAY FOR SALE KS - HORSE QUALITY: 3X3, WEED/MOLD FREE. AVG. 780 LBS, (785) 255-4579 NE - 400 NET WRAPPED BROME CRP ROUND BALES, 1500#'S, QUALITY HAY, (402) 300-1256 1505 - STRAW WANTED TO BUY IA - GOOD CLEAN, BRIGHT SM SQ IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 1512 - SEED 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 KS - TRITICALE SEED, A+ QUALITY, VOLUME DISCOUNT. DELIVERY AVAILABLE. CALL BROCK BAKER @, (800) 344-2144 1519 - CORNSTALK BALES FOR SALE NE - 2000 TON, 3X4X8, NEAR MINDEN & LEWELLEN, NE., (308) 832-1563 1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER WANTED TO BUY KS - BUYING DAMAGED GRAIN, FREE INSPECTIONS, VAC AVAILABLE, ANYTHING CONSIDERED, (785) 726-3503 FOR SALE IA - WWW. REPLACEMENTRAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 366-2114 1806 - GRINDER MIXERS FOR SALE IA - IH 950, $950.00, (712) 299-6608 1807 - HAY GRINDERS/PROCESSORS FOR SALE MN - HAYBUSTER 1150 TRUCK MOUNT GRINDERS, ENGINE GRINDERS, NEW/USED. PARTS SHIPPED DIRECT. BAKKOBROS. COM. (320) 278-3560, OR CELL, (320) 808-0471 NE - PARTED OUT JD 400 GRINDER/MIXER, IN & OUT AUGERS, GRINDER MILL W/PTO SHAFT, ALL W/SCREENS, (308) 467-2335 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 NE - '04 MIGHTY GIANT, 600 HP, 400 HRS ON MAJOR, NEW CLUTCH & MILL BEARINGS, 402-380-5320 OR, (402) 528-7286 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE NE - BULL TOUGH BOTTOMLESS HEAVY GAUGE STOCK TANKS, (402) 387-0347


Page 30 1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - LIFETIME WATER TANKS, LIFETIME WARRANTY, TIRE TANKS ARE 20 PLY & UP. AUTOMATIC WATERERS, HAY BALE FEEDERS, 6' & 7' SNOW & MANURE YARD SCRAPERS, USA TIRE MANAGEMENT, WWW. USATIREPRODUCTS. COM, (800) 755-8473 MN - JUG LIVESTOCK WATERERS. THEJUGWATERER. COM, (320) 808-0471 1819 - WINDMILLS FOR SALE NE - REBUILT AIR MOTORS OR REPAIRS, (308) 587-2344 TX - VIRDEN PERMA-BILT CO. FARM & RANCH PRODUCTS: ROOF & TANK COATINGS, WINDMILL PARTS. SEND OR CALL FOR FREE CATALOG. 2821 MAYS AVE. BOX7160FR AMARILLO, TX 79114-7160 WWW. VIRDENPRODUCTS. COM, (806) 3522761 NE - MONITOR PUMP JACK-CHOICE OF GAS & ELECTRIC MOTOR, $650.00, (308) 4364369 1820 - LIVESTOCK BEDDING FOR SALE NE - CORRUGATED WINDBREAK STEEL, 8 GAUGE THROUGH 20 GAUGE, (402) 3870347 1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - 20' BULL WHIP, (308) 587-2344 KS - USED HOG OR SHEEP PANELS & GATES, (785) 778-2962 FOR SALE NE - SUCKER ROD 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", FOR FENCING CALL MY CELL: 308-870-1119, CALL FOR PRICE, (308) 732-3356 NE - WE ARE YOUR STAMPEDE LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT 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 NE - GOPHER CONTROL MACHINE, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 IL - HARDEST WORKING FARM HANDS ON EARTH. HONEY BEES WORK FOR ROOM & BOARD TO POLLINATE YOUR CROPS & PROVIDE YOU WITH HONEY. FOR SUPPLIES CONTACT DADANT & SONS, INC. EMAIL ADREAGE@DADANT. COM, WWW. DADANT. COM, (888) 922-1293 1901 - FEEDER STEERS FOR SALE MO - WE SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING "QUALITY" FEEDER CATTLE, (816) 688-7887 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE NE - GELBVIEH AND BALANCER OPEN HEIFERS, (402) 879-4976 MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT CATTLE LOCATORS - MAX HARGROVE, (816) 6887887 NE - YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD VIRGIN REG ANGUS HEIFERS, (308) 569-2458 1904 - BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE NE - YOUNG COWS & BRED HEIFERS, AI'D TO ABS BULLS, AND CLEANED UP WITH SUMMITCREST BULLS, (308) 569-2458 1906 - BRED COWS FOR SALE NE - I'M DEALING ON COWS COMING OUT OF DROUGHT AREAS EVERY DAY. WWW. BREDCOWSWRIGHTLIVESTOCK. COM OR CALL, (308) 534-0939 1908 - COW CALF PAIRS FOR SALE NE - YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD REG ANGUS COW/CALF PAIRS, (308) 569-2458 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE NE - REGISTERED ANGUS, CELL: 308-8701119, (308) 732-3356 NE - 25 PB CHAROLAIS BULLS COMING 2S ALL RECORDS 40 YRS, (308) 995-5515 NE - GELBVIEH BULLS, RED & BLACK, 1 & 2 YR OLDS, (402) 879-4976 NE - (25) COMING 2 YR OLD CHAROLAIS BULLS(308) 567-2288, (308) 995-5515 NE - REG ANGUS BULLS, (402) 395-2178 NE - EASY CALVING, REG POLLED CHAROLAIS BULLS, (402) 395-2178 NE - REG ANGUS BULLS, 2 YEAR OLDS AND YEARLINGS, SONS OF 878, BLUEPRINT 202 AND TRAVELOR 722, (308) 569-2458 NE - PUREBRED ANGUS BULLS, YEARLINGS & 2 YR OLDS. TC TOTAL, OBJECTIVE, ONE WAY, & PENDLETON BLOODLINES. SCHULTE ANGUS RANCH. KEARNEY, NE. 308-7081839 OR, (308) 236-0761 MN - SOUTH DEVON/ANGUS BULLS-VERY MODERATE, MATERNAL, GAIN & EFFICIENCY TESTED. NO CORN. BULLS WORK GREAT FOR CONVENTIONAL OR GRASS PROGRAMS. GREAT MATERNAL BREEDS W/LOTS OF PUNCH FOR GROWTH IN ONE PKG. WWW. THOMPSONCATTLE. COM CALL 320-266-3098 OR, (801) 391-8989

Heartland Express 1910 - SHOW STOCK FOR SALE NE - CLUB CALVES, "THE WINNING KIND", STEERS/HEIFERS, (402) 395-2178 1915 - SEMEN/EMBRYO/AI SERVICE FOR SALE NE - DBL BLACK DBL POLLED CALVING EASE GELBVIEH BULLS, (402) 879-4976 1916 - DAIRY HEIFERS FOR SALE WI - DAIRY EQUIP- STALLS, GATES, HEADLOCKS, TMR MIXERS, BARN CLEANERS, MANURE AUGERS/PUMPS, VENTILATION, ALLEY SCRAPERS. REASONABLY PRICE LONG LASTING EQUIP EQUALS VALUE. MEETING ALL DAIRYMEN'S NEEDS SINCE 1919. BERG EQUIPMENT CORP. WWW. BERGEQUIPMENT. COM, (800) 494-1738 1920 - MARCH PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE KS - MYRON RUNFT CHAROLAIS BULL SALE. SELLING 40 BULLS MARCH 28, 2011. 12:30 PM. BELLEVILLE 81 LIVESTOCK AUCTION. BELLEVILLE, KS., (785) 527-5047 1921 - APRIL PRODUCTION SALES FOR SALE

Coleman Limousin Ranch 33rd Annual Production Sale Missoula Livestock Exchange Missoula, MT

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Larry & Anita Coleman

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(406) 644-2300 (406) 644-2707 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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2807 - GENERATORS FOR SALE MN - AUTOMATIC GENERATOR SETS 15KW500KW, NEW & USED, LOW TIME GEN SETS. REMOTE WELL GENERATORS. SERVING FARMERS SINCE 1975. STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS, WINDOM MN, MON-SAT 9-5., (800) 419-9806 2809 - CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS FOR SALE KS - 1997 LOADKING, 55 TON, 3 AXLE, LAY DOWN NECK, W/BEAVERTAILS. CALL 785817-5188 (CELL) OR, (785) 935-2480 KS - 15 TON TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, DUALS, TILT TOP, WENCH, EXCELLENT CONDITION, TIRES 70%, (785) 448-5893 2813 - WHEEL LOADERS FOR SALE NE - CASE 621 PAYLOADER, MDL 6T 590 CUMMINS MOTOR, MOTOR NEEDS WORK, $21,000.00, (402) 545-2255 2821 - CRAWLERS FOR SALE WI - UNDERCARRIAGE REPAIR. NEW, USED & REBUILT PARTS. ALSO TRACK PRESS SERVICE. M & R TRACK SERVICE., (800) 564-0383 2822 - SKID STEER LOADERS WANTED TO BUY NE - 66" BUCKET FOR 1835C CASE SKID STEER, 10. 00X16. 5 TIRE-WHEEL, PLUS OTHER ATTACHMENTS, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE KS - COMPLETE SET OF BOOKS (REPAIR MANUALS) T-200 BOBCAT SKID LOADER, $100.00, (785) 778-2962 NE - OWATONNA 320, 722 HRS ON METER. NEW HONDA ENGINE, JUST PUT IN. LOOKS NICE., (402) 454-3306 KS - 84" ROOT GRABBER FOR SKID STEER, (913) 426-0984 KS - FILTERS TO T200 BOBCAT SKID LOADER, 1/2 PRICE, (785) 778-2962 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 MO - CAT 8000# 2 STAGE W/PNEUMATIC TIRES, HYDRAULICS ARE EXCELLENT, ENGINE NEEDS WORK. CHEAP!, (660) 5483804 2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE

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46213

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Box 277 • Central City, NE 68826

Livestock Mixing & Feeding Equipment Commercial Manure Spreaders • Electronic Scales Tom Pullen Juke Pullen Sales Representative

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March 17, 2011

Heartland Express

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GMC TRUCK MONTH At K I L L I O N M OT O R S

2011 Yukon MSRP: $49,740 Sale Price: $47,500 GMC Rebate: $2,000 Final Price: $45,500

2011 Terrain SLT Loaded + Black Price: $37,480 Three 2010 Used SLT’s Just Arrived

2011 Acadia SLT MSRP: $41,865 Sale Price: $40,900 GMC Rebate: $2,000 Final Price: $38,900

2011 1/2 Ton Work Truck MSRP: $23,745 GMC Rebates & Ally Down Payment Assistance: $4,005 Final Price: $19,740

2011 1/2 Ton EXT Cab 4x4 MSRP: $35,160 Sale Price: $33,800 GMC Rebates & Ally Down Payment Assistance: $4,505 Final Price: $29,295

2011 1/2 Ton Crew Cab SLT 4x4 MSRP: $45,840 Sale Price: $43,900 GMC Rebates & Ally Down Payment Assistance: $4,505 Final Price: $39,395

As always service after the sale free oil changes.

* Also Business Choice Program up to $1,454 in Free Accessories Final Price On Sierra’s Includes Rebates & Ally Financial Down Payment W.A.C.

1515 S. Lincoln Street P.O. Box 521 Holdrege, NE 68949

See Dealer For Details

KILLION MOTORS 8th & Central Ave. 46290

(308) 236-5432 www.killionmotors.com

46340

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