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Feedlot Research Progresses in Western Nebraska By Karla H. Jenkins, Cow/Calf Range Management Specialist, and Ivan Rush, Professor Emeriti, Retired Livestock Specialist The beginning of finishing research Finishing studies conducted in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the Nebraska Panhandle consisted of diets containing greater than 20 per-

cent roughage, and resulted in gains ranging from less than 2 pounds per day to almost 3 pounds per day. Feed efficiency averaged around 7.5 to 8 pounds of feed per pound of gain. Today our roughage levels are between 7 and 10 percent, our gains over 4 pounds per day and efficiency between 5 and 6 pounds of feed per pound of gain. Our carcasses are heavier and better quality. Sixty years of research have led to the

development of the commercial cattle feeding industry. That industry is now responsible for a major portion of the economy of the Great Plains. Humble Beginnings When the Scotts Bluff Experiment Substation was located east of Mitchell, Walt Woods, Don Clanton, Continued on page 22

Special Features Weather Al Dutcher Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Country News Safe Grilling and Picnics. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 House Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Quilt Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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

Markets Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Showpig Shootout ................................. 7 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

Government Report Government Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Ag Management LEAD Program Seeking Applicants The Nebraska LEAD Group 30 program is seeking fellowship applications . . . . . . 12

District FFA District 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 District 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21

Livestock News Heartland Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Final Version of CNPPID on Internet By Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub The final version of a 20-minute Nebraska water video that has stirred controversy between natural resources districts and a surface water irrigation is posted on the Internet (www.cnppid.com). DVDs were mailed today to six NRDs that had seen an earlier version. Only time will tell if the final version of Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's "Inside Nebraska Water" will get more positive reviews than the nearly completed video shown to NRD officials over the past few weeks.

It was a topic at the last two Central Platte NRD board meetings in Grand Island. On March 25, the video received negative comments from the two board members, Dick Mercer of Kearney and Ladd Reeves of Archer, who had seen it earlier that day. They said a big part of the video's message was that NRDs aren't doing a good job of managing groundwater. A week later, CNPPID Public Relations Manager Tim Anderson of Holdrege showed the video at the CPNRD office to a majority of board

Farmer, Ranchers Test Water Quality Farmers and ranchers, with test kits in hand, checked water quality on April 19 in nearby rivers and streams . . . . . . . . . . 24

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-31

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April 29, 2010

Weather Commentary Provided By Al Dutcher—UNL, State Climatologist

Al Dutcher Report More active weather developed over the past two weeks and brought widespread moisture to the state. Corn planting kept pace with the five year average and was slightly behind last years pace as of April 25. Rainfall late in the period Allen Dutcher likely will further add to delays during the first half of this two week forecast period, but models indicate there may be sufficient time between storm events to allow producers back into the fields to resume planting. The eastern corn belt has made significant planting strides during the past two weeks, far outpacing last year. Many areas of Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa won’t move past their

last mean hard freeze (28 F) date and frost dates (32 F) until after the first week of May, as greater than 25% of the crop is anticipated to emerge prior to the end of April. Week One Forecast, 5/1 - 5/7: Current weather models indicate that the majority of moisture is likely to fall between the evening of 5/2 through the early morning hours of 5/4. Low pressure is projected to form over southeastern Colorado on 5/2 and move northeast, while a cold front slips southward out of Canada. After the cold front slides through the state, precipitation will settle across much of Kansas on 5/4. If the front doesn’t clear the state, precipitation could linger across extreme southern Nebraska during much of the day. Highs are projected to range from the 50's north to 60's south on 5/1, warming into the 60's statewide on 5/2, cooling back into the mid 50's to low 60's on 5/3 and 5/4. Temperatures are projected to warm back into the 60's statewide on 5/5, with upper 60's to mid 70's possible on 5/6 and 5/7. Models indicate there is potential

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Agricultural Summary: For the week ending April 25, 2010, corn planting was active across the eastern third of the State until rains halted progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Accumulation of an inch or more of precipitation was common across all but the Central counties. Rain scattered throughout the week limited farm activities with only 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork. In many areas, soils will need to dry before further planting progress can be made. Both topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies are above previous year and average. Other activities included planting of oats and sugar beets, seed bed preparation, fertilizer application and working the spring calf crop. Pastures and forage crops continued to benefit from the moisture but feedlot conditions were muddy. Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal across the state with highs near 70 in most locations and lows in the 30’s. Precipitation fell throughout the state with heaviest accumulations of 2 inches or more common in Panhandle counties. Continued on page 24

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Ak-sar-ben Announces Open Nominations for Nebraska Pioneer Awards The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers announced today that nominations for the 56th annual Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau are now begin accepted. The program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more. To date, more than 8,000 families in all 93 Nebraska counties have been honored at various

county fairs. Each honoree receives an engraved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of this milestone. Nomination forms can be obtained from the local County Fair Board Office or by writing the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Awards, 8707 West Center Road, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68124 or online at www.aksarben.org. All nominations must be received by the county fair board office in which the land is found no later than May 1, 2010.

Safe Grilling and Picnics Susan Hansen, Extension Educator, Colfax County The grills are coming out and the picnic tables are getting cleaned. Warmer weather and eating outside go hand in hand. Keep your outdoor eating experiences pleasant by following safe food practices. Plan ahead. Whether the meal is in your backyard or the park, plan the menu so that it is not only nutritious and delicious but also reduces the risk of foodborne illness. Choosing foods that do not need to be kept cold is by far the easiest and safest but those foods don’t always meet our needs and wants. So if you will be cooking and/or serving perishable foods, be sure to keep the foods cold. If the meal will be cooked and served in your backyard, that’s easy – just use your refrigerator. Transporting foods for a picnic somewhere else requires extra planning and materials. Make sure the cooler is clean. Putting food into a cooler that is not clean or has previously transported non-food items is not a good idea. Clean the cooler with warm, soapy water for basic cleaning. A chlorine bleach and water solution will sanitize the surfaces. If your coolers have not been used for a few months, it is a good idea to clean the coolers anyway to get rid of the “closed and not used” smell. Use ice packs or gel packs to keep items cool. Add ice as needed. Consider using one cooler for beverages and another cooler for food. In addition, if you had a third cooler, you could separate the ready made salads and desserts in one cooler and the uncooked meat in another cooler. This reduces cross-contamination. Make sure the utensils and surfaces are clean. A tablecloth forms a good barrier between the

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Colonial-inspired details, including keystones and lintels, accent the exterior of this attractive two-story home. Formal areas flank the foyer: to the right, the dining room is set off by decorative columns; the the left, the living room opens to the spacious family room at the back of the home. A main-floor guest room is secluded from the living areas, and includes private access to a rear patio and a nearby full bath.

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food and a possibly not so clean table surface. Washing hands is necessary whether cooking and eating inside or outside. Washing hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds is the best way to clean hands when working with food. Pre-packaged moist towelettes can be used if water is not available. Cook foods thoroughly and serve immediately. Keep cold foods in the cooler until just before serving. Once everyone is finished eating, put away the leftovers by placing them in the cooler with ice or gel packs. Do not leave the food sitting on the table for hours. This invites unwanted guests – those you can see like ants and those you cannot see like bacteria that causes foodborne illness.

Plan - GL-2162 Title - Colonial Inspiration Style(s) / Influences - Colonial, New England Home Type - Adaptable Exterior Wall Framing - 2x4 Available Foundation(s) - Full Basement Exterior Materials - Horizontal Siding Dwelling Type - Single Family Bedrooms - 5 actual, 5 possible Baths - 3 full Floors - 2 Living Area (Sq. Ft.) Level Finished Unfinished First 1244 Second 918 Basement 1244 Total Living Area 2162 1244 Dimensions - 55' x 42' x 27' (width x depth x height) Laundry Floor - First Master Suite Floor - Second Master Suite Features - Shower, Single Sink, Tub, Walk-in Closet Fireplaces - 1 Kitchen Style - Galley Kitchen Features - Island, Nook, Open Layout Extra Features - Fireplace, Patio/Terrace Roof Style - Gable Roof Construction - Truss Roof Plane Plane Pitch Main 7.00 12.00 Garages Style - Attached 2 Cars 440 (sq. ft.) Room Information Room Floor Ceiling Height Dining Room First 8.0' Family Room First 8.0' In-law/Guest/Maid First 8.0' Loft/Balcony Second 8.0' Main Level

Early Lawn Care Issues Noel Mues, Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Furnas County Pre-emergence Herbicides and Crabgrass – Crabgrass preventers are pre-emergence herbicides. They only work when seeds are beginning to germinate and thus absorbing lots of soil moisture. If that moisture contains pre-emergence herbicide, seedlings will die. Crabgrass is a warm season annual grass. It grows from seed each year. A minimum soil temperature of 50 to 55 degrees is needed for crabgrass seed to begin germination with most crabgrass seed germinating at higher soil temperatures. Pre-emergence herbicides for control of crabgrass are best applied just prior to germination to provide the longest period of control. Schedule a pre-emergent herbicide application right now (April 20 to May 5). Many products are formulated so that the fertilizer and herbicide application can be made at the same time. Use products that are designed for turf because they have the correct slow release nutrient sources and the pre-emergent chemicals recommended for Nebraska. Don’t use a pre-emergent herbicide in areas that you have re-seeded or plan to seed for the first time. It is important to follow label directions. If these products are applied too early they may not control crabgrass later in the season. Timing of the first application varies with landscape exposure. Un-shaded, southern and western facing turf grass areas will warm up sooner and preemergent herbicide application dates should be earlier.

A second pre-emergent herbicide application will need to be made about mid-June to control late germinating weeds such as prostrate spurge. Maintaining a dense, healthy turf that competes with crabgrass and raising the mowing height to 3 inches will also reduce crabgrass. Moles – Moles burrow underground feeding on earthworms, grubs and other insects. Burrows made while moles are searching for food tend to wander in no apparent direction and appear on the soil surface as raised ridges. When making feeding tunnels near the surface, moles may burrow up to one foot per minute. Trapping, the use of baits such as Talpirid or Tomcat, and repellents made with castor oil are the recommended controls to try. For more information on Moles and Their Control see: http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt /g1538.pdf Earthworms leave small castings (small, hard mounds) leading to rough lawn surfaces. While the mounds are a nuisance and create some walking/mowing difficulty, earthworms are beneficial by increasing air and water movement in soil and helping with thatch decomposition. There are no pesticides labeled for earthworm control. Although some pesticides and fertilizers are known to have an impact on earthworms, none can be recommended as controls. Core aerifying, power raking and verticutting will break down some of the castings and reduce bumpiness. Use of a heavy roller is not recommended due to creation of soil compaction. For more information on Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Lawns see: http://lancaster .unl.edu/hort /Articles/2004/nightcrawlers.shtml

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April 29, 2010

• IT’S THE PITTS by Lee Pitts •

Risky Romances

by Lee Pitts

The occupations of farmer and rancher have merited mention on every top ten list of the most dangerous jobs I’ve ever seen. Usually loggers, miners, firemen and fishermen top these lists with ag workers not far behind. Recently I saw a most-dangerous list that unbelievably said the job of pizza delivery man is more dangerous than a rodeo bull fighter. This leads me to question the procedures used to develop these lists. In my long working life I have actually had two jobs that invariably end up on the lists of the most dangerous occupations. To put myself through college I worked several summers in the oil fields as a roustabout where I encountered dangers on a daily basis. These risks included eating twoweek old potato salad that I found in my lunch pail, dodging heavy metal objects that fell from the sky, evading rattlesnakes and drinking e coli coladas at the monthly safety meetings. By far, the most danger I was ever in while working in the oil fields were the card games I engaged in with the seasoned oil patch veterans who showed no remorse in winning part of my paycheck as we hid out of radio range from the big boss man. The other dangerous job I held briefly was that of a cowboy, which can be more dangerous than a state legislature in session. I say I was a cowboy “briefly” because it didn’t take me long to discover that surrounding oneself with waspy colts, busted cinch-

es and red hot branding irons for six hundred dollars a month would more likely land me in the hospital and the poor house, not the Forbes 400. As a writer, the most danger I’m in these days is from a paper cut. I feel guilty for leading such a soft life when I consider that my forefathers placed themselves in danger on a daily basis. You see, both my great grandfather and my father-figure grandfather were volunteer firemen with more than 60 years of service between them. Firemen are ALWAYS listed on the most dangerous jobs lists, and rightly so. I have the utmost respect for them. My great-grandfather was Chief of the force for 16 years and my grandfather was Chief for 12, so my grandmother was quite used to being awakened in the middle of the night by the siren and radio that wailed when they were called out. She experienced this both as a child and as a wife. She always seemed so calm about my firefighting grandfather and didn’t seem to worry when he was called to a fire. My grandma explained her cavalier attitude to me once and I think it applies to any spouse who is married to someone with a dangerous job. (And don’t forget, with women policemen, firefighters, highway patrolman and female soldiers, it’s not always the husband who has the dangerous job in the family.) My grandma explained the conditioning process of a fire wife like this: when the siren goes off in the middle of the night a

rookie fire wife has to be peeled from the ceiling she’s so afraid for her husband’s safety. She gets out of bed, helps her husband get into his boots (which usually stand by the bed), and as he rushes out the door she implores her darling to call the minute the fire is out. She watches her hero drive away in the dark and prays the entire time he’s gone until he comes back home all in one piece. After her husband has been on the force a few years when the siren goes off the fire wife doesn’t even bother to get all the way out of bed and her parting words are, “Please be careful. Don’t get hurt because we have a mortgage to pay.” When the radio blares in the home of a seasoned fire wife, like my grandma, she opens one eye, asks her husband to bring back a quart of milk for breakfast, rolls over and is back to sleep before he’s out the door. I think it’s exactly the same way with ranch wives.

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Tiptoe through the Tulips Quilt Size: 24” x 24” Cutting: White: Background (4) 4 7/8” squares (4) 2 1/2” squares (4) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles (4) 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles Pink: Tulips (4) 4 7/8” squares (4) 4 1/2” squares Yellow: Accent (5) 2 1/2” squares Purple: Border and Binding (3) 3 1/2” strips for Border (4) 2 1/2” strips for Binding Construction: All seam allowances are 1/4” 1. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the 4 7/8” white squares. Pair right sides together with the pink 4 7/8” squares. Sew 1/4” from each side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line. Press seam towards pink. Make eight. 2. Sew a white 2 1/2” square right sides together with a yellow 2 1/2” square. Press towards yellow. Sew a 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” white rectangle to the top of this unit. Press towards rectangle. Make four. 3. Arrange the half-square triangles, accent and pink 4 1/2” squares as shown. Sew together. Make four. 4. Rotate four tulip blocks as shown. Arrange a 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” white rectangles and a yellow 2 1/2” square between the tulip blocks to form sashing. Sew into rows, then join rows together. 5. Measure length of quilt, cut borders to size. Sew to sides of quilt. Measure width of quilt, cut borders to size, sew to top and bottom of quilt. Quilt, then bind. © Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop, 2010 124 East 8th * Box 184 * Cozad * NE * 69130 308-784-2010 * www.prairiepointjunction.com prairiepointjunction@yahoo.com

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July 16 - 18 - Oregon Trail Quilt Show. Cosponsored by the Panhandle Quilt Guild and Oregon Trail Days Association. “A Patchwork of Friendship.” Gering Zion Church Gymnasium, 11 & O St., Gering, NE. Friday Noon - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

June 18 - 19 - The Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show. This show is held in conjunction with the Swedish Festival at Stromsburg, Nebraska. It will be held at the United Methodist Church on 401 E 5th Street and is handicap accessible. Free will donations are accepted. Hours are June 18th 10-4 pm, and June 19th 9-4 pm. Contact: Sandi Kosch at 402-527-5676 or bk03935@windstream.net.

September 18 - 19 - Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt Show is being planned for September 18-19, 2010. It will be held at the Bethel United Church of Christ (east of high school) in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Hours are: September 18 9-5 pm, and September 19 10-4 pm. Contact slclark@nebr.rr.com, for information.

June 18 - 20 - 27- The Omaha Quilt Show. LaVista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, LaVista, NE, Intersection of I-80 & Giles Road @ Exit 442. Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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More Fun in Your Family Life! Sheryl Fellers, Dawson County Extension Service There’s hardly a family expert who would not agree with the message family fun is vitally important for healthy living. If you merely teach children how to cope with problems you haven’t taught them how to experience joy. We’re finding in our research just because a person isn’t down doesn’t mean he or she’s up. Here’s how to teach this important life skill: 1) Make ordinary things fun. One great thing about fun, it doesn’t have to cost anything, and it doesn’t have to take extra time. Psychologists say happiness is actually just a way of looking at your life, being willing to use any opportunity to laugh, that might come your way. 2) Teach your children the magic of anticipation. Kids learn from their parents how to look forward to things. It’s important to sit down with your chil-

dren daily and talk about upcoming happy events — to show them how to anticipate good times. It doesn’t have to be a major event, like a trip to Disney World or a holiday with tons of presents. Something simple, like talking about next weekend, will do just fine. 3) Help your children be realistic about what’s going to happen. You get your kids in the mood for anticipating the wonderful things about to take place, and suddenly their imagination knows no bounds. You don’t want to be a spoiler, but you also don’t want to let your child’s version of things swing wildly away from what’s practical. 4) Get in the habit of savoring the moment. Children tend to be absorbed in the experience, while adults may step back and reflect on it. Parents should be careful not to push their child in to adopting their analytic style. It’s okay to let your child simply experience the wonderment of

something, like rolling in a pile of leaves. Don’t make her think she has to put a label on what she’s feeling. 5) Take plenty of strolls down memory lane. It’s okay to reminisce about old times, to savor things that happened in the past and keep them alive in your child’s memory. Taking photographs and gathering souvenirs are very good ways. Also, tell stories about things the child has done. 6) Encourage your children’s playful side. You can show your kids how to be light, how to take pleasure from life, how to be pleased with themselves. When you laugh at a child’s jokes — even the early, rudimentary ones like putting his shoes on his ears — you’re helping him develop what the world will later call his marvelous sense of humor, and when you put your shoes on your ears in response, you’re showing your child you share completely in his sense of fun.

Understanding the Seed Packet Laurie Hodges, Extension Horticulturist Introduction Growing vegetables and flowers from seed can be economical and fun. Seed packets and seed catalogues provide information to help you have a successful garden. Here are the helpful parts of the packet back: • Seed count • Plant height • Light • When to sow • Planting depth • Plant spacing • Days to maturity Seed Count Knowing how many seeds are in a package helps greatly when ordering seed and planning a garden. Large seed companies usually include this information on the package as either the number of seeds or the weight of seed. It helps to know that 1M means 1,000 (one thousand) seeds. Often, the weight of the seed in the package is listed followed by the number in a larger weight unit (gram, kilogram, pound, or ounce). Doing the math will give you a good estimate of how many seeds are in the package. However, since the seed of different plant types and cultivars (varieties) often differs in size and weight, the number of seeds per package will vary with each cultivar. Some crops for which this is particularly important include snap beans, sweet peas, garden peas and sweet corn. For the same

number of mature plants of each cultivar, adjust the number of packages purchased to be sure to have sufficient seed. Sometimes, the number of seeds per package of each type of seed can be found on the company website or in the catalog under ordering information or listed in the propagation/germination information in the catalog. When comparing seed from several companies or across cultivars, be sure to consider if the seed is pelleted or not pelleted because that affects the package price and the number of seeds per package. To determine how many seeds to plant to get the same final stand in the garden, the germination rate for each cultivar should be considered plus your personal “over plant” allocation to ensure that there will be sufficient plants to mature. It is easier to thin out extra seedlings than to have open space later. With increasing seed costs, it is important to order sufficient seed yet not waste seed or plant more than are needed. If only a few plants are needed, it is not necessary to plant all the seeds in a packet. Surplus seed often can be saved for a later planting date. Keeping seed dry and cool or at least at room temperature in a closed container is best. These measures prevent the seed from absorbing moisture from the air, which shortens seed viability. A practice used by many growers is to add some calcium chloride or a dessication package to the container and then put the packets in a refrigerator set for 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t put seed that is not enclosed in an airtight container into a frost-free refrigerator because the seed can dry out excessively. Plant Height Seed packets often include the mature plant height and width, which is usually also the size when it first blooms. Generally, plants are spaced in the garden at their mature width so that the edges of the plants just touch or overlap slightly when mature. Light

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On small packets of seed, and especially on flower seed packets, the light requirement is indicated. Full sun means at least six hours of direct sun per day. Partial sun means four hours of direct sun. Morning sun and afternoon shade are best in our intense heat, especially for flowering plants native to a milder climate. Shade plants also need light but the light should be indirect or filtered sunlight. Most vegetables need at least six hours of sunlight to mature with good flavor. When to Sow The seed catalog or package will indicate when to sow the seeds for best results, including the

days from seeding to germination and from germination to when the plants will be large enough to transplant to the garden or field. This last date is usually indicated by reference to the last frost date or an average minimum soil temperature. When day and night temperatures experience wide swings, be conservative in determining the average soil temperature by using the daily high and low soil temperatures over at least two weeks. For home garden seed packets, the days to germination indicates the number of days before the first sprouts emerge above ground. Planting Depth The correct depth to plant the seeds and the light needed to germinate are also found on the seed packet. If this information isn’t given, sow seeds at a depth about two to three times the size of the seed and cover with soil or potting mix. For very small, fine seed, just pat the seed into the soil surface and use a mister to moisten. Some seeds require exposure to light for germination to occur. These should be scattered on the surface of a firm bed of fine soil kept moist until well established. This may require misting several times a day. A very sparse scattering of fine vermiculite on the surface after seeding may be helpful in maintaining a moist substrate for germination. The seeds do not need full or even partial sun, just daylight to induce germination. Plant Spacing Often, several seeds are planted together or seeds are distributed down a row. The seed packet will indicate the appropriate plant spacing or it can be determined by the width of the mature plant. Thin, or remove, excess seedlings once they are a few inches tall so the individual plants receive proper light and air circulation. If you leave all the seedlings crowded, they will grow leggy and may not thrive. Good air circulation helps reduce foliar disease. Days to Maturity The number of days to germinate the seed helps determine 1) when the crop will mature or flower; 2) if the season is long enough for crop maturity when directly seeded into the ground; or 3) if growing transplants will be necessary to have a long enough growing season. To determine when to plant a second or late summer crop, calculate back from the first fall frost date for your location to schedule harvest prior to frost for frost-tender species. When planting several cultivars of a specific crop, the relative days to maturity among the cultivars are fairly accurate. If one cultivar is listed as 75 days to maturity and another one is listed at 80 days, usually the two cultivars will mature about 5 days apart.


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The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) marks 75 years of helping people help the land. On April 27, 1935, the U.S. Congress passed the Soil Conservation Act without a single dissenting vote. This act created the Soil Conservation Service, which has evolved into the NRCS of today. Back in 1935, the U.S. was gripped by the effects of the Great Depression. Its farmland was also experiencing a calamity of historic proportion. The Dust Bowl, caused by severe drought and intensive farming practices, resulted in 900 million tons of topsoil scattered to the wind. Today, the U.S. is emerging from a financial crisis similar to the Great Depression. Thankfully, that is where the similarities to 1935 end. Due to years of wise natural resources management by Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers, our farm and ranchland is in better shape than ever. For the past 75 years, NRCS has helped Nebraska landowners and operators install conservation practices such as terraces and waterways. NRCS also provides assistance to landowners wanting to restore wetlands, transition to organic agriculture, plant windbreaks, practice no-till, control invasive species, properly manage livestock manure, and much more. These conservation practices help landowners manage their land in a way that keeps it productive without being destructive, ensuring a promising future for Nebraska agriculture, and a healthy environment for all Nebraskans. The work done by NRCS has had a tremendous impact. Since the agency began, over 15 million miles of terraces have been installed, over 20 million acres of trees have been planted, and over 160 million acres of wildlife habitat have been established or protected. This is just a small sample of the conservation work NRCS has helped landowners achieve across the U.S. NRCS hasn’t acted alone. Nebraska is fortunate to have a wide variety of conservation agencies and organizations working together to manage natural resources. NRCS’ main partner in Nebraska has been the Natural Resources Districts. The NRDs not only offer financial assistance, but they also provide additional personnel, like office assistants and technicians, which strengthens the total natural resources conservation effort. Of course, none of this could have been possible without the determination and cooperation of our biggest partner of all – landowners and operators. Nebraska is blessed with farmers and ranchers who have a strong conservation ethic. They want to leave their land in better shape than how they found it. NRCS has helped make that goal possible, not only for Nebraska farmers and ranchers, but for landowners all across the United States. For that, I want to say thank you to Nebraska landowners. Here’s to another 75 years of NRCS helping people help the land!


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By David M. Fiala FuturesOne President and Chief Analyst/Advisor David M. Fiala’s company, FuturesOne, is a full service risk management and futures brokerage firm. A primary focus of FuturesOne is to provide useful agricultural marketing advice via daily, weekly, and monthly analysis of the domestic and global markets. FuturesOne designs and services individualized risk management solutions and will also actively manage pricing decisions for ag producers. FuturesOne also provides advice and management services for speculative accounts. David and his staff at FuturesOne draw on decades of marketing, brokerage,

farming and ranching experience to provide customers and readers quality domestic and global market analysis, news and advice. FuturesOne has Nebraska offices located in Lincoln, Columbus and Callaway—Des Moines and at the Chicago Board of Trade. You may contact David via email at fiala@ futuresone.com, by phone at 1-800-488-5121 or check FuturesOne out on the web at www.futuresone.com. Everyone should always understand the risk of loss and margin needed when trading futures or futures options. 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.

County Grain Prices as of 4/22/10 Location

Corn

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

New Corn

$3.28 $3.17 $3.29 $3.11 $3.22 $3.33 $3.29 $3.40 $3.00 $3.28 $3.06 $3.35 $3.17 $3.25 $3.06 $3.33 $3.15 $3.23 $3.30 $3.22 $3.10 $3.15 $3.32 $3.27 $3.25 $3.03 $3.39 $3.331

$3.30 $3.20 $3.20 $3.34 $3.19 $3.31 $3.29 $3.38 $3.14 $3.30 $3.32 $3.34 $3.29 $3.25 $3.32 $3.35 $3.38 $3.23 $3.23 $3.27 $3.26 $3.22 $3.27 $3.28 $3.27 $3.24 $3.28 $3.31

$3.12 $3.28 $3.29 $3.24 $3.18 $3.07

$3.34 $3.29 $3.34 $3.23 $3.28 $3.19

671 Northern Above Oil Flowers Above Spring Wheat

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$9.41 $9.14 $9.50

$8.80 $8.59 $8.92

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Soy Complex Soybean trade moved to 3-month highs last week, including nearby trade over $10, but the market has set back due to limited fresh supportive news and lower outside markets. Crude is off around $4 from the early April highs and the dollar is up at new highs for the move which is negative for commodities. The weekly changes in the soy complex are 17 lower on July beans, July meal is down $3 and bean oil is down nearly 100 points. New crop November soybeans are 14 cents lower. The market action should continue to surround Chinese buying and now the Northern Hemisphere production. If there are no major weather issues it seems very likely the recent lows of the past few years should be taken out. The dollar strength is also a negative item looking forward over the rest of the year for now. Some of the great Chinese buying may be in anticipation of some dollar strength later this year. The bottom line for the week or so ahead is the market should be flat to lower.

April 29, 2010 July 969 1032

Support: Resistance

July Meal 279 302

July Oil 3798 4066

Profit taking into month end may pressure the market by the weekend. The weekly soybean export sales numbers were at 101,100 tons of old crop and 691,000 tons of new; China was the major buyer of the new crop. Also rumored were expected purchases in South America for late summer or early fall. This indicates that the great demand for nearby trade is backing off and moving forward. This may suggest China has done most of the big buying for the near term; they will keep buying for new crop, but may not get aggressive unless their domestic protein oil production has any problems. Weekly meal sales were 57,400 tons of old crop and 100 tons of new, bean oil sales were low at 2,000 tons. So the weekly product sales were negative. Hedgers should be using this strength to catch up to desired hedge levels or get some option protection in place. Otherwise you are likely waiting for adverse weather to rally the market later in the year.

July 2010 Beans (CBOT) - Daily Chart - 4/29/2010

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Navy

Open . . .9.980 High . .10.020 Low . . . .9.880 Close . . .9.934 Change +0.004

N/A

July 10 345 377

Dec. 10 360 392

Corn

Support: Resistance

Corn trade has been active this week with new lows for the move seen on most contracts on Tuesday, but we bounced back to have a firm tone heading into Thursday’s trade. The weekly net change after three days of trade is a penny lower on December new crop and 3 higher on nearby May. With producers in the fields and the lower board, carry has come out of the corn market. The carry levels were very wide looking back. The supply side is very big and negative, but demand remains sufficient and end users should be scale down buyers at these prices. The news this week has been surrounding China buying some U.S. corn. As of now, it is friendly, but not bullish; the market does see it as a possible bigger picture demand item that may keep the market flat to firm. The weekly export sales were again good at 1.228 million tons; the month of April should end up going down as the best export month of the crop year. Generally that occurs during the first several months of the crop year when the new crop is available. I have some concerns over

our ability to maintain the friendly pace of exports due to quality issues stemming from the wet harvest. Japan and South Korea were again the major listed buyers on the weekly report. The weekly progress report listed corn plantings at 50% completed versus 20% last year and the 22% 5-year average. Emergence was listed at 7% versus the 5% 5-year average. This is near the record planting pace. Plus there were no real early plantings, so replanting should be at a minimum. Greater progress occurred this week so we have a chance of being 70% planted as of the end of the month. This increases the yield potential for the year. There will be 20% of the plantings that remain slow due to wet weather, but the forecasts remain mostly favorable with additional moisture expected only near-term. Hedgers call with questions. With the potential for a big crop and a big negative carryover you should consider getting a floor underneath most unprotect bushels at a minimum on any near term bounce.

July 2010 Corn (CBOT) - Daily Chart - 4/29/2010 Open . . .3.604 High . . .3.674 Low . . . .3.594 Close . . .3.640 Change +0.102

Chicago 451 533

K City Minneapolis 474 502 539 556

Wheat

Support: Resistance

Wheat trade was very active on Monday and then has consolidated Tuesday and Wednesday. Daily ranges of 40 to 50 cents were seen on Monday with a move to a new high only to challenge the early April lows in the same morning. This type of action is fairly bearish in my book and suggests that the recent strength was short covering and seasonal type buying ahead of the growing season. There appears to be limited buying interest below the market due to the ample world supplies. In the week ahead, wheat is likely going to be a follower of the row crops and have a negative bias. The only positive item to watch for is some possible brief cold temperatures in the forecast. The weekly winter wheat condition report showed good to excellent ratings unchanged from last week at 69%. The spring

wheat plantings were listed at 43% versus 14% last year and the 27% 5-year average. Spring wheat emergence was at 9% versus the 6% 5-year average. The winter wheat progress had 14% of the crop headed versus the 21% 5-year average. The weekly export sales were at 173,100 tons of old crop and 295,300 tons of new which combined were within expectations. The International Grain Council estimates last week had world production down 17 million tons from last year at 658, but this was still enough to outpace demand. They look for the world ending stocks to be up at 199 million tons which is up from the 09/10 carryover. Hedgers call with questions, continue to look forward at the carry in the futures for opportunities in 2011 and 2012.

July 2010 Wheat (CBOT) - Daily Chart - 4/29/2010 Open . . . .4.940 High . . . .4.960 Low . . . .4.830 Close . . .4.880 Change .-0.024


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Stargazing, Nebraska Style by Congressman Adrian Smith Scottsbluff Office 416 Valley View Drive, Suite 600 Scottsbluff, NE 69361 Phone: (308) 633-6333 Fax: (308) 633-6335

On Tuesday, April 20, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery and her crew of seven astronauts ended their 15-day, 6 million-mile roundtrip to the International Space Station with a picture perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board the Discovery was Nebraska native Clayton Anderson. Clay and the crew of the Discovery delivered more than seven tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The mission also made history with the presence of four women in space – three on the shuttle and NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson already at the space station. I hope everyone takes a moment to reflect with pride on the advancements our space program has provided and will continue to provide in the future. The future of our space program, however, is far from certain. Fifty years ago, it was not the U.S. space program which took the first steps in space. That milestone belonged to the Russians. The shock of seeing another country first sending a satellite into space and then later human space flights inspired our nation to retake the lead in the space race. This drive and fervor resulted in America becoming the leader in space technology. The Apollo pro-

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Recently President Obama proposed canceling the Constellation program and relying instead on commercially-operated launch vehicles which – as of this time – do not exist. His decision leaves America dependent upon Russia for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station and will cede our dominance in space to such countries as China and India. His decision has been met with criticism from Neil Armstrong (the first to walk on the moon), Gene Cernan (the last man on the moon), and Jim Lovell (Commander of Apollo 13) – who have called the move “devastating.” I agree with those who have expressed concern NASA will be forced to reinvent itself with each incoming presidential administration. As a member of the House Science and Technology Committee – which has jurisdiction over NASA – I have long argued the federal government certainly must prioritize spending to generate the greatest return on taxpayer investments. Our space program time and time again has led the way in scientific discovery and is a source of national pride. If we aren’t careful we could lose a highly skilled and educated workforce, the cooperation of our international partners, and our scientific edge.

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Presidents will sign the Treaty April 8, 2010 in Prague. Once signed, the Treaty will come to the Senate for consideration. The Subcommittee oversees our nuclear and strategic forces defenses to ensure that we are prepared to meet emerging or continuing threats to our nation’s safety and security. STRATCOM has a broad set of responsibilities that generally overlap with my subcommittee. Upgrading STRATCOM Headquarters STRATCOM is not only a major part of our nation’s defense, it is also a major part of the Omaha regional economy with over 1,200 employed at its headquarters in Bellevue. To carry out its mission, STRATCOM’s headquarters must be upgraded to continue to hold the cutting edge equipment needed to carry out its mission. During the hearing last week, I asked General Chilton about why an upgraded facility is needed for our national security and I was pleased at his response. He said that the original facility was built at the height of the Cold War, is seven floors underground, and that today there are technological requirements that the facility was never designed to handle. Heat issues for computer

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equipment and working conditions for employees are both issues, for example. STRATCOM’S role has grown General Chilton said that the facility actually constrains the implementation of some of the critical functions necessary in order to do the job being asked of them. In addition, STRATCOM’s role has grown since its founding to include space and cyberspace operations, which didn’t even exist back in 1957. General Chilton summed it up best when he said that they were working in a building designed for a different era and different set of missions with different technologies. It’s General Chilton’s belief that the new building will take STRATCOM into the 21st century, ready to take on the missions necessary to keep America safe. Through my work on the Strategic Forces subcommittee I am able to better advocate for this key national security goal and help evaluate a nuclear arms reduction pact also intended to make America safe, which I believe benefits Nebraskans.

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have passionately pursued both agricultural production and environmentalism. Today, agricultural realities are being pulled apart from environmental ideals, and in many cases we find ourselves faced with the false choice of one or the other. Consider the proposal of a cap-and-trade policy, passed in the House of Representatives last summer and in the early stages of debate now in the Senate. We are being told by its proponents that in order to best preserve our land and our climate, we must sacrifice millions of acres of agricultural production and punish farmers and ranchers in the heartland by forcing higher electricity, fuel and fertilizer costs. The Administration says these heavy-handed government controls are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The irony of all ironies is that this bill would potentially strike the very industry that J. Sterling Morton recognized as essential to protecting our environment with virtually no benefit. Without the international cooperation of leading emitters like China, cap-and-trade would yield no discernible environmental benefit.

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Agricultural interests and realities are now being pitted against the important need to protect the land that feeds us. The fact is that the global population is booming, and we will meet growing demand by continuing to improve upon traditional agricultural production practices, which farmers are doing without overbearing mandates. Farmers make their living from the land, and they are very mindful of maintaining, protecting and improving it. Implementing a cap-and-trade system would throw American agriculture production into reverse at a time when it desperately needs to be springing forward. J. Sterling Morton proved that we can meet new challenges while still fulfilling what he once proclaimed; "Each generation takes the Earth as trustees." On Arbor Day, this should be about accomplishing goals without stifling mandates and unnecessary regulations that suppress our farmers, who have demonstrated a true commitment to both protect the land and feed the world.


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FINAL VERSION OF CNPPID ON INTERNET Continued from page 1 members and to representatives of other Platte Basin NRDs. "I think the general consensus was they pretty much agreed ... that it did not tell the whole story," General Manager Ron Bishop said at Thursday's CPNRD board meeting, "particularly as it reflects things natural resources districts have done." Anderson told the Hub Thursday that the final edit completed last Friday enhances a statement in the video that some NRDs are doing a good job managing water resources. The new version mentions integrated water management plans written by the NRDs and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, as required by LB962, even though CNPPID officials have problems with some of those plans. "We didn't want to get into individual NRDs' (projects)," Anderson said. "We only talk about those things in general." He had said last month that his district's problems are with the Scottsbluff-based North Platte NRD, and CNPPID officials appreciate many of the actions taken by other NRDs, including Central Platte. The conflicts center on CNPPID opposition to elements in an integrated water management plan written specifically for the North Platte NRD and another plan for the entire overappropriated part of the basin west of Elm Creek that involves the North Platte, South Platte, Twin Platte, Central Platte and Tri-Basin NRDs. CNPPID officials say the plans don't do enough

to protect their district's state-issued surface water rights for water that irrigates about 112,000 acres mostly in Gosper, Phelps and Kearney counties, and turns turbines at four hydropower plants. They have computed that upstream groundwater pumping in the North Platte NRD has depleted Lake McConaughy's North Platte River inflows by 122,000 acre-feet a year.

"It's not our job to brag about what the NRDs have done." Tim Anderson CNPPID Public Relations Manager

Anderson said in March that he didn't understand why leaders of downstream NRDs don't see that recapturing that lake water is good for their districts, too. Oral arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the Nebraska Supreme Court on a CNPPID petition against the North Platte NRD. The court will decide if CNPPID has standing to contest the

NRD's integrated water management plan, which includes allocations for groundwater irrigators upstream of Lake McConaughy. At the same time Tuesday, representatives of the North Platte, South Platte, Twin Platte, Central Platte and Tri-Basin NRDs will meet in North Platte. Bishop said the CNPPID video will be discussed. A CNPPID plan to include a handout with the video was mentioned at Thursday's Central Platte NRD board meeting. Director Marvion Reichert Jr. of Elm Creek said no matter what it says, a handout will have little effect because "most people, when they see the video, will just go with what they see." Bishop said the big concern is that an incomplete message about water management in Nebraska is going to legislators, students and others who see the video. "I think it's important that the NRDs get out the information on what is actually being done," he said. Anderson has said CNPPID's target audiences are eastern Nebraskans who may not understand irrigated agriculture. "It's not a commercial for Central. It's not a commercial for irrigated agriculture," he said. "... But it certainly has a surface water slant to it. It was designed that way. We're the largest surface water district in the state." Asked again Thursday about NRD officials' concerns that their message is missing from the video, Anderson replied, "It's not our job to brag about what the NRDs have done."

LEAD Program Seeking Applicants "The Nebraska LEAD Group 30 program is seeking fellowship applications from up to 30 men and women across Nebraska. "Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected from five geographic districts across our state," said Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD program director. The Nebraska LEAD program is designed to prepare the problem solvers, decision makers and spokesmen for Nebraska and its agricultural industry. Participants must be involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness. Nebraska LEAD, which stands for Leadership Education/Action Development, provides participants with three-day seminars each month from mid-September through early April each year. Over the course of two years, participants will visit almost every public and private college and university in Nebraska. The first-year focus is on local, state and national issues, with a 10-day national study and travel

seminar in February. The second year focus is on global and international issues. It includes a three-week international study and travel seminar. Seminar themes include economics, foreign cultures, government, communications, international trade, politics, business, labor, environment, finance and industry, and agriculture, Hejny said. Applications are due no later than June 15 and are available via e-mail from the Nebraska LEAD program. People may e-mail Shana Gerdes at sgerdes2(at)unl.edu to receive an application. They also may receive an application by writing to Room 318 Biochemistry Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0763. They also may call (402) 472-6810 for an application. People must complete a written application and interview with a district screening committee. The board of directors of the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Councils is responsible for the final selection of participants. Expectations for participants are that they attend all seminars, possess a sincere commit-

ment to self-improvement, maintain an open mind and interest, and pay a modest participant fee. Program goals are to accelerate development of Nebraska's future agricultural leaders through exposure to diverse topics, issues, concerns, points of view and innovative ideas. The program also seeks to improve leadership skills and abilities, while also increasing knowledge about state, national and international affairs. Nebraska LEAD program offices are in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Program support comes from the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council membership dues, Nebraska LEAD Alumni Association members, and from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations. Support also comes from in-kind contributions of personnel from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska Supreme Court Considering Latest CNPPID Argument By Sandra Hansen, The Scottsbluff Star-Herald Attorneys for the North Platte Natural Resources District and Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District had only 10 minutes Tuesday morning in which to present their arguments and answer questions from Nebraska Supreme Court justices regarding a lawsuit filed by Central. Central, which regulates irrigation and power generation out of Lake McConaughy, took legal action last year to challenge a 12-inch allocation in the Pumpkin Creek basin set by the North Platte Natural Resources District. It claimed the NPNRD, and Pumpkin Creek irrigators in particular, are depriving Central of North Platte River streamflow. The district court judge who heard that case and dismissed it, said Central was not a "person aggrieved," and lacked standing to take the action. CNPPID then took advantage of an opportunity to bypass the state's appeals court, and filed with the Supreme Court. Both parties filed briefs with the court long before Tuesday's hearing. The low stream flows have been aggravated by a

nearly 10-year-old drought in western Nebraska that caused the NPNRD to initiate a moratorium on new wells, establish the Pumpkin Creek SubArea, and set allocations in an area that normally receives about 14-16 inches of annual precipitation. Some years of the drought have been well below those numbers. Central irrigators receive about 26 inches of precipitation each year, have no restrictions on their wells, and didn't have allocations on Lake McConaughy water until the past few years. It also financed a study that determined Pumpkin Creek allocations should be set at 3 inches a year, or preferably halted completely, in order to return flow to the small stream that feeds into the North Platte River, and ultimately into Lake McConaughy. The stream had dried up, and the irrigation allocations were supplied by groundwater wells, which fall under NRD regulations. Surface water is regulated by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. According to Steve Smith, Scottsbluff attorney for the NPNRD, both sides made their presentations to the court Tuesday, and answered questions from the judges, but it was all over in about

10 minutes. He said there is no deadline on when a decision will be made. Smith said there are three basic issues in the case: - Does Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation have standing in this case? - The different regulations for surface and ground water. - The fact that Central wants to prioritize its surface water rights over all other water upstream uses. In his remarks to the court, Central attorney Mike Klein likened Pumpkin Creek to a sick baby in the 17th Century that was bled to death by leeches applied by the doctor who was supposed to cure it. He said the current situation on Pumpkin Creek does nothing to return stream flow. The problem took a long time to develop, Smith said, and with the incremental method devised to solve the problem, which was selected by the Nebraska legislature, it's going to take a long time to solve it. Each of the state's over or fully appropriated NRDs is working under mandated Integrated Management Plans to bring water use back to sustainable levels.


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Heartland Express - District 11 FFA

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State Degrees awarded. Three Arapahoe High School seniors received their State FFA Degree at the annual State FFA convention held in Lincoln. Top Left: Jason Hambidge with his parents Darcy and Randall and brother Chandler. Top Right: Garrett Schutz with his parents Lisa and Todd Schutz and Left: Derek Helms with his parents Deb and Dale Helms. All three completed their SAE’s dealing with working on the farm and gaining skills necessary for production agriculture. Colin Kubik is the Arapahoe FFA advisor. -Courtesy Photos

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Wrapping Up the End of the Year for Southern Valley FFA The 82nd Nebraska State Convention proved to be an exciting one for the Southern Valley FFA Chapter. Nineteen High School members and eight Junior High represented Southern Valley at the 2010 Nebraska State FFA Convention held at Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln April 7th-9th. Approximately 3,600 members and guests in attendance at the convention which carried the theme “Lead Out Loud”. A highlight of the Convention for the Southern Valley Chapter was receiving The University of Nebraska FFA Alumni Scholarship. This scholarship will pay for one of our members to attend an FFA summer camp at the Leadership Center in Auora. Throughout the convention members participated in personal development workshops, an agricultural career fair, leadership skills events, career development events and attended convention sessions where they witnessed motivational and inspiring speakers, including Grant Baldwin. After much preparation, members’ efforts were rewarded during their respective career development events. The individual ribbons are behind the individual’s name. Livestock Selection Senior team members included Patrick Hoxmeier, Philip McInturf, Justin Schoen, and Kaitlin Thulin. Livestock Selection Junior team members were Dexter Becker (white), Jordan Paine (blue), Jessica Percival, and Lucas Robison. Participants in livestock selection judged 7 classes of livestock, answered questions on 3 classes, and did a cull/keep class of sheep. In addition, the senior team gave three sets of oral reasons. The Agriscience team consisted of Dillon Hunt (red), Jennifer Sladky (white), Megan Schoen

(purple), and Colt Livingston. The team overall received a white ribbon. The Livestock Management team consisted of Jordan Paine, Megan Schoen, Mollie Bose, Jessica Percival, Philip McInturf, and Sara Lennemann. They received 1st place in the area of Swine, and blue ribbons in the areas of beef and poultry. This team had to complete a variety of activities and answer questions about beef, sheep, swine, horse, poultry and dairy. Members of the Ag Sales team were Margi Lennemann (blue), Sara Lennemann, Jordan Paine, and Ashley Sullivan (red). Each member had to sell a product, take a written test, and perform a customer relations practicum. The team for Natural Resources consisted of Colt Livingston (white), John Reeves (blue), Cattarina Stock, and Valerie Warner. The team as a whole also received a white ribbon. There were two members who competed in LSE (Leadership Skills Events) contests; they were Margi Lennemann and Sara Lennemann. Margi competed in Job Interview and received a bronze medal. Sara competed in Jr. Public speaking, she got third place and received a gold medal and a cash prize. Joe Culver was a Proficiency finalist in Vegetable Production and received second place. The Southern Valley FFA Chapter extends their thanks to all who helped make the 2010 State FFA Convention a success! Upcoming events for our chapter include Officer Interviews on April 28th, a road-side clean-up on May 1st, and our Annual FFA Banquet on May 3rd.

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Perkins County FFA Beginning in August of 2010, the Perkins County Vocational Agriculture Program will begin the project of a new greenhouse and aquaponics lab. The new greenhouse will be used for both germinating plants and a small animal production facilty. In the fall, the greenhouse will be used as a place for production and propagation of grasses. This will include dividing the grasses and then be followed by marketing them out. In the spring, it will be used for landscaping and plant science. In the small animal production area, students will be able to track the development of poultry from conception all the way to production of eggs and meat. Lastly, the aquaponics lab will allow students to conduct tests on water quality, feed to gain ratios in an aquaculture setting, and to monitor and make decisions on how to manage these resources. The greenhouse will not only be used for the Vocational Ag Program, but courses in the high school such as Meteorology, Chemistry, Experimental Science, Biology, and Physical Science, which will all have access to the new facilities. The project is scheduled to be finished by November 2010.

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April 29, 2010

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“FFA members, why are we here?� This year at the Nebraska State FFA Convention 3,300 FFA members attended for a week full of competition, recognition, education, and fun. Of these 3,300 members eighteen were from the Dundy County Stratton FFA Chapter. DCS FFA members competed in Agriscience, Agronomy, Nursery and Landscape, and Ag Mechanics. Along with competing in these events, five members, Gerald Ambrosek, Ashley Beall, Amanda Downey, Grant Jones, and Patrick Lorens, received their State Degree, and Chelsey Krug placed silver in Cooperative Speaking. The Agronomy team received white ribbons and the Agriscience team also received white ribbons. Members who competed in Agronomy were Katie Stroup, Jordan Faimon, Carson Burrell, and April Lutz; members

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McCook State Competition 2009-2010 By Katelyn Fritsche, Reporter East bound and down was the McCook FFA Chapter as they headed for the 82nd State Convention in Lincoln, NE. The Chapter toured the Case International Combine Plant in Grand Island, NE and learned the internal workings of this great manufacturing enterprise. After ending their tour of the plant, the group shopped and dined in Lincoln. Heading to bed early that night was the Senior Livestock Judging Team-Katelyn Fritsche, Will Miller, Samantha Yonkers, and Amanda Shields- as they had to be to competition by 6:10 the next morning. While the judgers were judging, the rest of the chapter was busy in their own ways. The Nursery and Landscape TeamKyle Gaston, Lucas Jumps, Giuseppe Wilcox, and Collin Messersmith. As all these members were off competing Mr. Schieber, Hailey Esch, Kaylee Hendrickson, and Kayla Messinger attended the Legislative breakfast with the Governor of

Nebraska, to represent the city of McCook and their FFA Chapter. After enjoying her breakfast Kayla Messinger hurried off to her Job Interview competition held at the Cornhusker Hotel-the center of the convention-, while the Ag Mechanics boys-Jake Krause, Blair Brown, Chance Evans, and Evan McConnell- headed to their own competition. The Ag Sales Team-Wyatt Kain, Hailey Esch, Will Miller, and Katelyn Fritsche- also competed that afternoon with their own sales pitches. That evening the Chapter dined at Olive Garden on the tab of an anonymous donor. The supper was absolutely amazing and much appreciated. That night the members headed back to the hotel and turned in rather early in realization of the next day’s competitions. The next morning the Welding boys-Chance Evans, Evan McConnell, and Blair Brown-competed at the Southeast Community college, while the Livestock Management, usually a team of six but they competed with a team of five girls-Karen Helm, Amanda Shields, Allison

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EUSTIS-FARNAM FFA WINS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! Continued from page 18 paid off. Britt Edson and Shane Robbins tied for 1st place, Miranda Schurr placed 4th and Adam Keller placed 8th. All of these individuals earned purple ribbons. Shane Robbins said, “I’m proud of how my team came into Agronomy not knowing anything. But with time and hard work we were able to pull out a State Championship. Now we’re going to try it again to win our first Agronomy National Championship. Shortly after the Agronomy competition, the Meats Evaluation Team started theirs. Jordan Deterding, Anson Hueftle, Joleen Rupe, and Kory Widick were the four members that competed in this event. The team had to be able to identify retail cuts of meat from Beef, Pork, and Lamb. Also, they had to tell the USDA Quality and USDA Yield grades of Beef Carcasses. They had to answer general knowledge questions about the Meat Industry, Safety, and Cookery and they had Judging Classes in which they had to place meat in order from the best overall to the least acceptable meat. They also had a lab practicum. This tested their ability to grade the pork color and beef & pork marbling scores. Finally, there was a team problem. After the competition, the team spent the rest of the day, anxiously waiting for their results. On Friday, they found out they won the State Championship. Kory Widick placed first, Jordan Deterding second, and Joleen Rupe third and Anson Hueftle fourth. “I am proud of the way my team placed and excited to represent Nebraska at the National FFA Convention,” says Kory Widick. Clay Easterday, William Jack, and Dustin Koch, the Agriscience Team, were the next to compete. They started with an exam that covered general Agriscience knowledge and specific Natural Resources knowledge. Later, the three of them conducted a lab on the growth of bacteria. The team also had to send a career paper about an Agriscience career in a week early. Clay earned a purple ribbon and a top 10 finish individually. Clay says, “We had a lot of great experiences and worked very hard and saw much of it pay off.” Eustis-Farnam FFA Chapter Vice-President, Miranda Schurr says, “I’m very excited for how well all of our teams did at the State FFA Convention. I am also thrilled that our FFA Chapter had six members achieve the State FFA Degree. I am proud of everyone in our chapter because they have spent much of their time to study and have worked hard to achieve their individual goals and team goals. On Friday, the Food Science Team started their competition. This team consisted of Jordan Adkisson, Joy Larsen, Kali Vyhlidal, Paige Vyhildal,. They were faced with a 50-question test of their knowledge of food chemistry, physics, and microbiology, food safety, laws, and other broad categories of Food Science. They also had a triangle test in which they had to find out which food product is different out of three choices. They had to be able to identify food safety problems and different aromas. The team later got together to work on a product development. They had to con-

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Live cattle trade has absorbed some positive news this past week and still corrected to the downside; this may be a sign the bull move is in trouble. The weekly net change on June futures is over $1 lower and the market has traded over $3 off the weekly high due to a big set back on Tuesday. Feeders are also down around a buck on the week, but they are also $3 off their highs. The trend has not necessarily turned lower just yet, but the bull move is in jeopardy. Last Friday the monthly Cattle on feed report had the total on feed 96% of a year ago versus the 97% expectation. Placements were only at

May Feeder 11042 11550

103% versus the 106.5% average trade guess and marketings were 1% lighter than expected at 104%. Choice cutout moved to $170, but cash trade could not move higher. Cash trade was mostly $98 and $158 this week which was lower versus expectations. So the cash news is negative this week which has me worried lower prices are in the cards for the weeks ahead. As we have mentioned the past week or two, seasonally we peak demand between late April and early May, so the timing of a high here should not be a surprise. Hedgers call with questions.

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Support: Resistance

Lean hog trade sold off aggressively late last week after printing new highs; so far this week the tone has been choppy and sideways. The weekly net changes are fairly flat. Cash trade did firm up which has been supportive, but the packer profit margin has shrunk, which may have packers slowing down kills as we move into May. Higher prices could come, but the futures are

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June 2010 Hogs (CBOT) - Daily Chart - 4/29/2010 May 2010 Feeder Cattle (CBOT) - Daily Chart - 4/29/2010 Open .112.500 High .112.750 Low . .112.025 Close .112.300 Change .-0.775

Open . .84.800 High . .85.500 Low . . .84.050 Close . .84.600 Change .-0.350

Nebraska Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report Week Ending: 4/24/2010

MARKET: Ericson/Spalding Auction Market - Ericson, NE; Huss Livestock Market LLC - Kearney, NE; Loup City Commission Co. - Loup City, NE; North Platte Livestock Auction - North Platte, NE; Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook, NE Receipts: 11,325 Last Week: 17,920 Last Year: 14,740 Compared with last week, steers traded mostly steady. Heifers weighing less than 400 pounds trended 9.00 to 13.00 higher with remaining offerings trading steady to 6.00 higher. Demand was very good on all classes. Most all barns will be going to their summer schedules as receipts are tightening. Feeder steers accounted for 51 percent of total receipts, heifers 49 percent. Weights over 600 pounds made up 58 percent of total offerings.

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Head . . . .Wt . . .Avg Wt . . .PriceAvg . . . . . .Price

Head . . . .Wt . . .Avg Wt . . .PriceAvg . . . . . .Price

92 . . .302-344 . .331 138 . .356-399 . .381 188 . .400-444 . .419 389 . .450-495 . .476 318 . .500-548 . .525 351 . .553-598 . .579 562 . .603-646 . .620 199 . .654-691 . .673 399 . .700-740 . .717 251 . .750-791 . .765 487 . .803-849 . .834 15 . . . . .845 . . . .845 220 . .854-892 . .869 246 . .909-935 . .921 126 . .963-991 . .980

23 . . .324-337 . .331 26 . . . . .353 . . . .353 69 . . .402-448 . .437 56 . . .450-498 . .477 71 . . .509-548 . .526 56 . . .567-588 . .581 94 . . .609-640 . .615 15 . . .683-697 . .689 59 . . .714-744 . .732 13 . . . . .771 . . . .771 8 . . . . . .858 . . . .858 4 . . . . . .903 . . . .903

.142.00-164.00 . .153.36 .135.00-157.00 . .147.08 .135.50-147.00 . .141.22 .126.00-153.00 . .142.23 .127.00-140.00 . .135.36 .126.00-134.50 . .130.35 .113.00-134.00 . .126.95 .114.00-128.00 . .121.20 .110.00-124.25 . .120.79 .107.10-122.00 . .116.10 . .99.00-111.50 . . .109.10 . . . .100.10 . . . . .100.10 .102.50-110.60 . .107.68 .103.25-106.25 . .104.55 . .97.00-104.10 . . .101.04

.136.50-142.50 . .139.93 . . . .140.50 . . . . .140.50 .130.00-140.00 . .135.60 .126.00-137.00 . .132.95 .118.00-135.50 . .129.23 .119.00-130.75 . .125.63 .117.00-127.00 . .125.53 .110.00-113.00 . .111.19 .100.00-116.00 . .104.04 . . . .109.00 . . . . .109.00 . . . .101.00 . . . . .101.00 . . . .103.26 . . . . .103.26

Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1 Head . . . .Wt . . .Avg Wt . . .PriceAvg . . . . . .Price 116 197 223 316 504

. .300-348 . .352-398 . .400-447 . .450-499 . .500-549

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. .569 . .628 . .674 . .729 . .707 . .772 . .810 . .875 . .966

.116.00-126.50 . .119.71 .107.50-124.00 . .115.51 .103.75-124.00 . .112.21 .102.00-111.50 . .108.84 . . . .117.00 . . . . .117.00 .100.25-111.80 . .106.57 .101.25-105.10 . .103.42 .97.75-103.50 . . .100.88 . .90.00-97.00 . . . .91.65

Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1-2 Head . . . .Wt . . .Avg Wt . . .PriceAvg . . . . . .Price 11 58 74 36 49 19 59 40 15 12

. . . . .335 . . . .335 . . .351-398 . .367 . . .439-449 . .447 . . .450-499 . .485 . . .506-542 . .520 . . .561-597 . .582 . . .616-628 . .625 . . .669-698 . .682 . . . . .715 . . . .715 . . . . .772 . . . .772

. . . .140.00 . . . . .140.00 .121.00-132.00 . .129.57 .115.00-126.50 . .121.85 .115.00-127.50 . .122.82 .112.00-122.50 . .116.35 .113.00-120.00 . .115.84 .115.75-117.00 . .116.04 . .99.50-111.50 . . .104.94 . . . .109.10 . . . . .109.10 . . . . .99.50 . . . . . . .99.50

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Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,164 . . . . . . . .1,235-1,450 . . . . . . . . . .98.00-101.00 1,346 . . . . . . . . .100.12 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,824 . . . . . . . .1,135-1,425 . . . . . . . . . .98.00-100.50 1,305 . . . . . . . . . .99.64 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31,547 . . . . . . .1,085-1,440 . . . . . . . . . .97.00-102.00 1,265 . . . . . . . . . .99.10 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .949 . . . . . . . .1,265-1,285 . . . . . . . . . . .99.00-99.00 1,274 . . . . . . . . . .99.00 Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,776 . . . . . . . .1,080-1,385 . . . . . . . . . .99.00-100.50 1,206 . . . . . . . . . .99.98 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,500 . . . . . . .1,075-1,325 . . . . . . . . . .98.00-102.00 1,198 . . . . . . . . . .99.58 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,895 . . . . . . .1,045-1,300 . . . . . . . . . .98.00-102.00 1,148 . . . . . . . . . .99.29 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .======================================================================================================= Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (Paid on Hot Weights) (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,159 . . . . . . . . .775-875 . . . . . . . . . . .158.00-160.00 809 . . . . . . . . . . .159.90 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638 . . . . . . . . . .788-850 . . . . . . . . . . .158.00-160.50 833 . . . . . . . . . . .159.29 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828 . . . . . . . . . .756-831 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00-160.00 815 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00 0 - 35% Choice Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652 . . . . . . . . . .775-819 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00-160.00 790 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,375 . . . . . . . . .725-803 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00-160.50 772 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 . . . . . . . . . .682-800 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00-160.00 742 . . . . . . . . . . .160.00 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-

NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 4/23/2010 Eastern Nebraska: Compared with last week, limited hay sales trended steady with light to moderate demand and trade activity. Ground and delivered hay sales trading fully steady to firm and pellet sales were fully steady. Northeast Nebraska: Alfalfa: Large Squares Premium: 120.00150.00 Ground and Delivered to feedlots 85.00-95.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 185.00-190.00. Platte Valley of Nebraska: Large Squares Premium: 120.00150.00; Good Round Bales 85.00-100.00. Ground and Delivered to feedlots 95.00-110.00. Corn Stalks: Large Round Bales 50.00-60.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent: 185.00-190.00. Western Nebraska: Trade and movement slow. Hay prices mostly steady. Demand moderate to good for dairy quality hay, moderate to light for cow hay. Some contracting of new crop hay being reported. Supplies remain good and it appears there will be some carry over this spring. 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 Premium 90.00-125.00 Sm. Sqrs. 5.00-5.50/bale Good 75.00-90.00 Fair 60.00-75.00 Utility 50.00 Ground & Deliv. New Crop 90.00-110.00

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .47,484 . . . . . . .1,282 . . . . . . . .99.32 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .38,171 . . . . . . .1,172 . . . . . . . .99.46 Dressed Del Steer . . .26,693 . . . . . . .851 . . . . . . . .160.33 Dressed Del Heifer . . .15,910 . . . . . . .786 . . . . . . . .159.76

Week Ago Averages:

Mixed Grass 70.00-75.00 Wheat Straw 50.00

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.

Year Ago Averages: Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price

Live FOB Steer . . . . . .36,526 . . . . . . .1,292 . . . . . . . .99.53 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .33,727 . . . . . . .1,160 . . . . . . . .99.49 Dressed Del Steer . . .30,284 . . . . . . .833 . . . . . . . .159.24 Dressed Del Heifer . . .13,883 . . . . . . .756 . . . . . . . .159.94

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .50,277 . . . . . . .1,302 . . . . . . . .87.89 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .42,221 . . . . . . .1,179 . . . . . . . .87.93 Dressed Del Steer . . . 34,375 . . . . . . .859 . . . . . . . .142.24 Dressed Del Heifer . . .14,880 . . . . . . .782 . . . . . . . .141.64

• St. Joseph Sheep - Week Ending Monday, April 19, 2010 • Prior Week Slaughtered Lamb Head Count -- Formula : Domestic - 12,923; Imported - 0 Slaughtered Owned Sheep: Domestic: 5,230 Head; Carcass Wt: 43 - 94 Lbs.; Wtd Avg Wt: 81.1; Wtd avg. Dressing: 49.7; choice or better; 97.7% YG 86.5% Domestic Formula Purchases: . . . .Head . . .Weight (lbs) . . .Avg Weight . . . . . .Price Range . . . . . . . . .Wtd Avg 34 . . . .under 55 lbs . . . . . .54.3 . . . . . . .223.66 - 223.66 . . . . . . . .223.66 606 . . . . .55-65 lbs . . . . . . .62.2 . . . . . . .220.58 - 230.57 . . . . . . . .222.07 5,366 . . . .65-75 lbs . . . . . . .72.1 . . . . . . . .206.00 - 246.00 . . . . . . . .234.11 4,559 . . . .75-85 lbs . . . . . . .81.2 . . . . . . . .210.00 - 250.00 . . . . . . . .233.14 1,528 . . . .over 85 lbs . . . . . .86.0 . . . . . . . .213.00 - 231.52 . . . . . . . .230.59


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NEBRASKA WEATHER AND CROP REPORT Continued from page 2 Field Crops Report: Corn planting was 23 percent statewide. This is near last year’s 24 but ahead of the 15 average. The first fields had begun to emerge. Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 67 good, and 7 excellent, close to the 73 percent good or excellent of last year but above 61 average. Wheat jointed was at 16 percent, ahead of last year’s 13 but behind 26 average.

Oats planted was 85 percent, ahead of last year’s 82 and 82 average. Nearly half of the oats had emerged at 48 percent, ahead of last year’s 31 and 38 average. Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 74 good, and 11 excellent. Conditions are above last year’s 77 percent good or excellent condition and 67 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Spring calving was 92 percent complete. Calf losses rated 2 percent below average, 87 average, and 11 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 74 good, and 9 excellent, well above last year’s 72 good and excellent and 60 average.

Earth Day Farmers, Ranchers Test Water Quality By Sanda Hansen, The Scottsbluff Star-Herald Farmers and ranchers, with test kits in hand, checked water quality on April 19 in nearby rivers and streams adjacent to their fields, in preparation for Earth Day on April 22. Craig Head, Nebraska Farm Bureau state director of governmental relations, said, "Farmers and ranchers take their roles in protecting and preserving the quality of our state's waters very seriously. They are cognizant and vigilant about making sure the water we drink or use for recreation is safe. This focus around Earth Day is an opportunity for them to reexamine what they could be doing to better protect Nebraska's number one resource, water. "Farmers and ranchers have worked hard to improve water quality in Nebraska's rivers and streams, by establishing buffer strips around water bodies, using less pesticide on crops, and recycling manure from livestock. They are not only looking to protect water supplies for themselves and their families -- they care about assuring quality drinking water for those downstream," Head said. Jim Olson of Oshkosh was one of those farmers testing water, a routine he has followed for many years.

"Earth day isn't just a time for agriculture," Olson said. "It's a time to step back and think about how we can improve the environment. Most farm families use the water themselves, so the water quality is extremely important to them." Olson, a retired North Platte Natural Resources District board member, said he has checked quality of the North Platte River periodically for about 30 years, and it continues to improve. This latest test a few days ago, showed an excellent dissolved oxygen level, and good nitrate and pH readings. "Our Best Management Practices have improved drastically over the last few years," Olson said Wednesday morning. "GPS, additives, and sprayer tip improvements, have helped prevent drift." And, Olson noted, he uses buffer strips. The water was very clean, as well, and Olson noted, that is very important in Garden County where water quality is important to those who use Lake McConaughy for recreation. Farm Bureau members in five locations across the state tested for five key water quality measurements: dissolved oxygen, pH, water clarity, temperature, and nitrate levels. Looking at these measurements will give them a good sense of

overall quality of the waters in their area, Head said. Farm Bureau encourages farmers who find unfavorable readings in water bodies to examine their management practices. There are several options to consider, such as adding buffer strips and using Best Management Practices when applying nitrogen to the soil. They also can use an integrated pest management approach, including crop rotation and biotech crops, to reduce use of pesticides on fields. Others participating in the testing were Dwight Trumbull, Springfield; Burdette Piening, Lincoln; Norm and Sue Krug, Chapman; and Arlen Lierman, Beemer. "Earth Day is every day for farmers and ranchers," Head said. "They are the original environmentalists and they fully understand and recognize that on-farm management of natural resources does impact the environment." U.S. Department of Agriculture research shows that soil erosion from U.S. croplands has been reduced by more than 40 percent since 1982. The number of U.S. farm acres under some form of conservation tillage has grown from 73.2 million acres in 1990 to 112.6 million acres today. Conservation tillage is the predominant method of tillage today, according to Head said.

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Nick Romeo, Sr., and Alan & NaTani Taylor. These new honorary members have worked very hard through the years to support their children in FFA and we are very glad to have had their assistance. Our annual petting zoo was held on April 22, which was also Earth Day. The elementary students enjoyed the puppies, dogs, llamas, miniature donkeys, calf, horses and cat, along with hearing presentations from Roger Lawson of the Middle Republican NRD about the world’s clean water supply, and Doug Whisenhunt from the USDA speaking about the importance of safely using fire to manage invasive Cedar trees in our area. We also enjoyed having youngsters from the Happy House preschool and some area daycares come to meet the animals. Now that the school year is wrapping up, we are looking ahead to next year. The 2010-11 officer team will attend Chapter Officer Leadership Training camp in Aurora in late May, and then plan meetings and events throughout the summer months. When we get back to school in August, the new year will begin Medicine Valley's again with competitions State Champion and workshops around Floriculture team: the state. 2010-2011 Medicine Valley officer team: (L to R) Jessica Madron, Back Row: Kelcey Garey, Taylor Sandoe, Rulon Adrienne LiaKos, Kelcey Taylor Front Row: Riley Garey, Chris Farr, Garey and Chris Farr. Brendan Johnsen.

Hotel for the CDE award ceremony. At the ceremony the teams received their medals and plaques for their efforts. Receiving a gold medal for Arc Welding was Chance Evans, and as a team the Welding boys received third overall in the state! The Senior Livestock Judging Team then headed to the stage as they received their plaques and medals for second place team in the state! Then the Livestock Management-competition where the competitors must know absolutely everything about horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry- girls took to the stage as they received first in the Beef Division! Then when the Overall award came they headed to stage as they had just won state in Livestock Management! These teams of five girls have quite possibly set the record for state in the fact that the whole team was made up of girls and that they competed with only five people instead of six. After the teams receiving their awards everyone headed to the Pershing Center to see Kayla Messinger walk across the stage and receive her silver plaque and medal for her outstanding efforts. The whole weekend was a great success as we brought home a lot of hardware, besting our efforts of last year, and doing everything we set out to do. Congratulations to all the members that qualified for and competed at state. And a big Thank you to all the people that have assisted and helped the McCook FFA Chapter on their journey to state.

Spencer Bierfreund, Rodger, Farr, Molly Jones, Jessa Lemon, Darren Nutt, & Kathryn Schick. We attended many workshops, sessions and activities during State Convention. We are very proud of our state champions that will represent Nebraska and Medicine Valley at the National level of competition. At our banquet, we retired the 2009-10 officer team of Johanna Nutt, Kelcey Garey, Raquel Taylor, Chris Farr, Tell Deatrich, Tommy Schroeder and Brendan Johnsen. The installation of the 2010-11 officers followed, with the team consisting of: President Kelcey Garey, Vice President Chris Farr, Secretary Brendan Johnsen, Treasurer Riley Garey, Reporter Taylor Sandoe and Sentinel Rulon Taylor. We also inducted honorary chapter members of the senior parents: Larry & Jody Cooper, Todd & Jan Deatrich, Lee & Katy Jones, Bob & Dawn Lemon, Scott Magee, Dale & Susan Nutt, Kelly & Jo Popp,

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Schedule of Events May 4 - Omaha (Douglas County) An Evening with Garrison Keillor, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Enjoy his famous soothing voice, Midwestern musings and dry humor. 7:30pm (402) 345-0606 www.omahaperforming arts.org May 4 - Omaha (Douglas County) Tuesday Musical Concert Series, Joslyn Art Museum, Witherspoon Concert Hall. Featuring Alisa Weilerstein, cellist who has technical brilliance and meltingly beautiful sound. 7:30pm, $5.75-$35 Janet Cockle (402) 551-2234 www.tuesday musicalomaha.org May 7 - Omaha (Douglas County) Enter the Haggis, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Rousing Celtic rock with frenetic hooks. 8pm, $25-$30 (402) 345-0606 www.omaha performingarts.org May 7-8 - Kearney (Buffalo County) Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival, 25th St & Central Ave Showcasing Nebraska wines and jazz music by Nebraska musicians. 5-11pm, $20 Jan Anderson (308) 237-3114 www.kearneyfoundation .org May 7-8 - North Platte (Lincoln County) Honky Tonk BBQ Festival. Sanctioned competition and BBQ feed, live entertainment and more. Free Rob Mandeville (308) 534-6650 www.honky tonkbbq.com May 8 - Omaha (Douglas County) Florence Days Celebration and Pioneer Days at the Florence Mill History Museums, Mormon Trail Center & Florence Mill Parade, old-fashioned games, art, music, living history demonstrations and historical storytelling. Linda Meigs (402) 5511233 www.historicflorence.org

May 8-9 - Burwell (Garfield County) High School Rodeo, Garfield County Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 11 & 91. Teenagers from across the state compete in rodeo events. Cory Hughes (308) 3465638 www.visitburwell.org May 8-9 - Omaha (Douglas County) The Four Bitchin' Babes, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Sharp social commentary, a pinch of PMS and outrageously fun harmonies from 4 gifted singersongwriters. Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm, $25-$30 (402) 345-0606 www.omahaperformingarts.org May 9 - Avoca (Cass County) Schoolhouse Performance Series featuring Greenblatt & Seay Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St. The feminist manifesto. 2:30pm, $1-$5 (402) 2753221 www.greenblattandseay.com May 9 - North Platte (Lincoln County) Spring Fling at Cody Park, Cody Park Enjoy a day of crafts. 10am, Free (308) 535-6772 May 10 - Lincoln (Lancaster County) Abendmusik: Lincoln, Chanticleer, First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St 7pm, $15-$25 Josh Norris (402) 476-9933 www.abendmusik.org May 11 - Grand Island (Hall County) Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival, Central Community College Educating youth through lively entertainment, interactive displays and tangible experiments. Water magicians, folksingers, storytellers and raptor shows. 8am4pm Kelly Cole (308) 385-6282 www.cpnrd.org May 14 - Grand Island (Hall County) Sara Evans in Concert with Josh Gracin, Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. 8pm, $25$55 (800) 745-3000 www.heartlandeventscenter .com

May 8 - Omaha (Douglas County) Flute Showcase UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6001 Dodge St. Carl Nielsen's Flute Concerto busts the stereotype that the flute is a delicate instrument. 7pm, $30 (402) 342-3560 www.omahasymphony.org

May 14-15 - Omaha (Douglas County) Beethoven's Fifth, Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Hold on tight as the thunderous power of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony grabs you and refuses to let go. 8pm, $15-$75 (402) 342-3560 www.omahasymphony.org May 14-16 - Brownville (Nemaha County) Marilyn Maye, Concert Hall 7:30pm, 2pm on Sun, $15-$20 (402) 825-3331 www.brownville concertseries.com May 15 - Grand Island (Hall County) Island Area Cruisers Annual Charities Tour, Area Walmarts Show and shine tour. Cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. 7:30am-4:30pm, $15 participants, free for spectators Debra Rinke (308) 3822958 May 15 - Kearney (Buffalo County) Nebraska Outdoor Expo, Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, S.E. of Kearney. Connect with the outdoors through hands-on experiences including outdoor cooking, boat rides, fishing, camping games, conservation and more. 9am-6pm, Park entry permit required Julia Plugge (402) 471-6009 www.nebraskaoutdoorsexpo.org May 15 - Waverly (Lancaster County) Camp Creek Antique Machinery Swap Meet and Flea Market, 17550 Bluff Rd. Swap meet and flea market, pancake breakfast and good food all day long. 6:30am-3pm, Free Joyce Schlick (402) 7262487 www.ccthreshers.org May 15-16 - Omaha (Douglas County) Spring Into Spring Festival, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center, 100 Bancroft St. A celebration of spring. Plant sales, live music, children's activities, tours and more. Daily, 9am-5pm, $3-$7 Maureen Thomsen (402) 346- 4002 www.lauritzengardens.org May 15-16 - Sargent (Custer County) Spring Fling Motorcycle Rally, 105 E. Jesse St. Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun, 6:30am-1pm, Free Lyle Runyan (308) 215-0071 www.geocities.com/Loup88 /LVRR.html

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has received two grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The projects are two of 88 projects receiving $14,970,328 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Riparian Vegetation Management Monitoring and Maintenance Project $303,000 was awarded to the Riparian Vegetation Management Monitoring and Maintenance Project. Years of drought and low stream flows have had a negative impact on Nebraska’s rivers. The absence of sufficient water to create a scouring effect has allowed hundreds of acres of invasive plants and trees to flourish in and near the state’s river channels. These invasive species utilize water and crowd our ecologically valuable native vegetation, negatively impacting stream flow, agriculture, wildlife and recreation opportunities. In 2007, the Nebraska Legislature took action to address this problem. LB 701 created the Riparian Vegetation Management Task Force to look into the issue and also established a Riparian Vegetation Management Grant Program. Since that time, the Legislature has appropriated $4.5 million for the grant program, with the funds used by Weed Management Areas for control of invasive

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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, May 6th. The next Heartland Express will be printed on Thursday, May 13th. 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 NE - IH 9' MOWER, (402) 336-2755 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 $775, (712) 299-6608 NE - 12' CALDWELL ROTARY, $1,150.00, (308) 874-4562 NE - 1954 SUPER H, WIDE FRONT END, LIVE HYDRAULIC, HAS MOUNTED KOSCH MOWER W/2 7' BARS, (308) 348-2234 1003 - SWATHERS FOR SALE KS - 1996 NEW HOLLAND 2550, 16 FT HEAD, $26,000.00, (620) 340-3358 KS - '89 HONEY BEE 36' CANVAS SWATHER. GOOD COND. DUAL 18' UNITS. PTO DRIVEN DUAL HYDRAULIC PUMPS POWER PICKUP REELS, CANVASES & SICKLE DRIVES. GOES FROM ROAD TO FIELD AND BACK AGAIN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES. CURRENTLY MOUNTED ON IH 5488 TRACTOR, HAYS, KS., $12,000.00, (785) 628-8003 www.myfarmandranch.com

1003 - SWATHERS FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - NEW HOLLAND 2218 HEAD W/2300 ADAPTER TO FIT 9030 BI-DIRECTIONAL, $9,000.00, (620) 340-3358 OK - NH SWATHER HDR FOR 9030 BI-DIRECTIONAL, 1116 BF, EXCELLENT, $4,500.00, (580) 829-2543 OK - 2005 936 DRAPER HEAD, NEW BELTS & TRANSPORT PACKAGE, $35,000.00, (580) 541-6663 1005 - RAKES WANTED TO BUY NE - LH CHANNEL IRON FRAME ON NH56 OVER 56B SIDE RAKE, AND A WHEEL, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE IA - WWW. RAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 3662114 NE - '02 VERMEER R23A TWINRAKE CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 1006 - BALERS FOR SALE NE - BALER BELTS AND CHAINS; BEARINGS & FLANGES, (308) 587-2344 NE - BELTS FOR MOST BALERS & SWATHERS, (308) 587-2344 AL - ROUND BALER BELTING: LRGST DEALER IN US. ORIGINAL BELTING FOR ALL ROUND BALERS INCLUDING NEW JD IN STOCK! SAVE HUNDRED$! 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

1006 - BALERS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - USED BELTS FOR VERMEER 605XL BALER CELL 308-962- 6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - JD 530 BALER, (308) 882-4588 NE - CASE 8580 4X4 BIG SQUARE BALER, 35K BALES, BEEN GONE THRU, READY TO BALE, KNOTTER FAN, $23,500.00, (308) 874-4562 OK - VERMEER 605L, 4591 BALES, TWINE & NET, EXCELLENT, $8,000.00, (580) 8292543 NE - VERMEER 2008 605M RAMP, NET, FLOATS, LIGHTS, MOISTURE SENSOR, FIRE EXTINGUISHER. APPROX. 4200 BALES ON MONITOR. EXCELLENT CONDITION! $26,950.00, (402) 433-5016 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 KY - (2) NH BW38 BALE WAGONS, $89,500/EACH. (2) NH 5070, (615) 3903708 KS - HAY ELEVATORS, 2 ON WHEELS, 36' & 32'; 1 24' FLAT WITH 24' EXTENSION. ALL FOR SMALL SQ BALES. EXCELLENT., (785) 255-4579 1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS FOR SALE NE - NEW FARMHAND CHAIN & SPROCKETS, (308) 467-2335

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1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS FOR SALE - CONT’D ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 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 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 - JD SILAGE WAGONS & HIGH DUMPS, 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 NE - NH 1044, 119 BALES, GOOD, $3,500.00, (402) 545-2255 1016 - SILAGE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE ND - NH B27P SILAGE BALER WRAPPING MACHINE, PULL TYPE, (701) 839-4968 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 - IH 560 DIESEL, (402) 336-2755 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 MO - LINDSAY BRO WAGON, NEED PARTS: 6 BOLT HUB #Q563, (816) 378-2015 NE - NEW OR USED 24. 5 X 32 REAR TRACTOR TIRES TO FIT JD COMBINE OR STEIGER TRACTOR, (402) 256-3696 NE - LATE MODEL JD 4020, ANY CONDITION., (402) 369-0212 NE - FRONT WEIGHTS FOR JD 8000 OR 60 SERIES, (402) 726-2488 NE - CASE IH OR STEIGER 9240 OR 9260 RIGID FRAME 4 WHEEL DRIVE, (402) 3723009 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 IA - C-AC W/BELLY MOWERS, $1850 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608

1101 - TRACTORS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - NEW, USED AND REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, MOST MAKES AND MODELS, (800) 582-4303 IA - IH, NICE SUPER C W/WF, 2PT, (712) 2996608 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 IA - JD A, 1935, (712) 299-6608 NE - 8 HOLE 15" TRACTOR FRONT WHEELS, FITS IHC, (308) 587-2344 IA - AC WC ROAD PATROL, 12' BLADE, (712) 299-6608 NE - JD 4020 W/ NEW TIRES, NEW DIESEL INJECTOR PUMP, (308) 478-5451 CO - PARTING OUT 4386 IH, ENGINE SOLD, (303) 536-0124 IA - AC WD45, WF, PS, LOADER, (712) 2996608 IA - IH-B WITH WOODS 60"PT, $2,550.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - AC-WC 1938 ELECTRIC START, $1,850.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, (308) 436-4369 IA - SUP A, H, M, MTA, 350, 460, 560 TRACTORS, (712) 299-6608 NE - 2 JD DR WH & LIFT ASSIT 7300, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 KS - FORD 2N WITH 5' WOODS BELLY MOWER, $3,500.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - 1971 JD DIESEL 4020, SYNCHRO SHIFT, DUAL SIDE CONSOLE HYD. , WF, 3PT, VERY GOOD CONDITION, (402) 369-0212 NE - CASE 611B DUAL RANGE COM, W OR N FRONT, $2750, SC CASE, NEW RUBBER & CARB $1500, (308) 874-4562 NE - 1976 JD 4430 POWERSHIFT, NEW 18. 438 DUAL TIRES, 3 HYD, W/11' JOHN DEERE BLADE, (308) 348-2234 KS - 1997 NH 8770 FRONT WHEEL ASSIST TRACTOR, (785) 626-9477 KS - 1993 FORD BI-DIRECTIONAL 9030, 8800 HRS, FRONT- END LOADER, GRAPPLE, NEW TIRES, LOOKS, RUNS GOOD, USING DAILY, $26,000.00, (785) 891-3778 NE - 1967 AC 190XT, BAD MOTOR, PROPANE. 1965 AC 190 CAB, MOTOR STUCK, GAS, (308) 569-2345 KS - '84 IH 5488, 190 HP, 5378 HRS, EXC. COND. NEAR NEW GY 18. 4-38 DUAL TIRES, HEAVY DUTY FRONT AXLE, NEAR NEW GY FRONT TIRES, 3 PT. HITCH, TRIPLE HYD. YOU WILL LIKE IT. HAYS, KS., $26,000.00, (785) 628-8003 SD - 1968 930 CASE CK $2800. PTO, 3 PT, 600 HRS OVER- HAUL. POW. STEER. PUMP BAD, LOCATED WINNER, SD, (605) 431-8179 NE - IHC SUPER H W/WIDE FRONT, LIVE HYD, (308) 348-2234 1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE IA - SEVERAL LOADERS OFF JD 3010-4020, (712) 299-6608 NE - 640 CLASSIC JD SELF LOADING LOADER WILL FIT 6400 JD TRACTOR, ALSO FITS 3020, 4020, 4450. WILL FIT ANY TRACTOR THAT HAS 20" FRAME, 6'BUCKET & 4 TINE GRAPPLE FORK & MOUNTINGS; LIKE NEW, $7,500.00, (308) 390-0642 NE - HEAVY DUTY BALE SPEAR FOR F11 LOADER, $600.00, (308) 348-2065 NE - DUALL LOADER MOUNTS TO FIT JD 4520 OR 4620. CUSTOM BUILT, VERY HEAVYM VERY NEAT, WITH CUSTOM GRILL GUARD BUILT IN. DUALL LOADER 325 OR 345, (402) 482-5491 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 1104 - CHISELS WANTED TO BUY NE - 20' CHISEL, (402) 726-2488


Page 28 1105 - DISKS FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 3 PT OR PULL TANDEM DISKS, 6'-18', (712) 299-6608 OK - KRAUSE DISK 42', LIKE NEW BLADES, $15,000.00, (580) 796-2549 NE - DISC ROLLING & DISC BRAKES JESS PUTNAM, OVERTON, NE CELL 308-3250050 OR, (308) 987-2518 1106 - PLOWS AND SWEEP PLOWS FOR SALE KS - FLEX KING 4X5' SWEEP PLOW, GOOD CONDITION, $1,250.00, (620) 865-2541 IA - OLIVER PLOWS, 2 & 3 BOTTOM, PULL/3PT, (712) 299-6608 IA - 25 PLOWS, 2, 3 & 4 BOTTOM, 2/3PT, (712) 299-6608 NE - NEW FLEX KING PICKER WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 NE - CASE 308, 4-18'S WITH CONCAVE CUSHION COULTERS, LIKE NEW, $1,100.00, (308) 874-4562 ND - IH 6 BOTTOM 735 VARI-WIDTH SEMI MOUNTED PLOW, DWAINE KAUFFMAN, (701) 839-4968 1107 - RIPPERS & SUBTILLERS FOR SALE NE - BLU-JET SUB-TILLER, (308) 380-1536 TX - (16) DAWN PLURIBUS STRIP-TIL UNITS, $2,200 PER ROW, KYLE, (254) 717-6655 1108 - HARROWS FOR SALE OK - WAKO BIG COUNTRY 57', WITH HARROW, 3 YRS OLD, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $38,000.00, (580) 796-2549 1109 - PLANTERS WANTED TO BUY NE - LIFT ASSIST WHEELS FOR A JD 7300 12RN, (402) 545-2255 NE - JD 7000 CORN PLANTER ROW UNITS, (402) 372-3009 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 - INSECTICIDE BOXES FOR JD 7200, 16 ROWS, $900 OBO. DISK FURROWERS, $1600., (620) 865-2541 NE - IHC SEED DRUMS, (308) 995-5515 NE - MOORE BUILT 16 ROW PLANTER MARKERS, $2,750.00, (308) 485-4486 CO - IH 500 6 ROW CYCLE, W/CORN & SUNFLOWER DRUMS, $500.00, (303) 536-0124 KS - 1998 JD 1770 PLANTER, 16R W/PRECISION PLANTING E SET, CORN/BEAN PLATES, DAWN CURVED TINE CLOSING WHEELS ON ONE SIDE, 250 COMPUTER TRAC $29,900 SOUTHEAST KANSAS, 620332-4761, 620-485-4295 OR, (620) 3782334 KS - 15' UNVERFERTH DRILL OR PLANTER FILL AUGERS, 6", HYDRAULIC MOTOR, MOUNTINGS FOR JD 1590 DRILLS, USED 1 SEASON. $2,000 785-527-0581,785-3744559,, (785) 374-4231 1111 - DRILLS WANTED TO BUY NE - TYE DRILL FOR PARTS, (402) 482-5491 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 - JD 520 SOYBEAN DRILL, 10X18 DOUBLE DISK W/DEPTH BANDS, V PRESS WHEELS. LIKE NEW., (308) 894-6743 KS - 30" HOE AIR SEEDER DRILL $3500. 40' DISC AIR SEEDER DRILL, $19,500, (785) 871-0711 NE - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 KS - 2 SECT. GREAT PLAINS FOLDING DRILL, SOLID STAND, 3010 NT NO-TILL DRILL, GOOD CONDITION, FIELD READY $29,750/OBO, (316) 204-4505 1112 - ROTARY HOE FOR SALE NE - 30 FOOT JD ROTARY HOE CALL FOR DETAILS, (308) 882-4588 1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE SD - 3-PT 8R FLAT FOLD, $1,500.00, (605) 386-2131 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 NE - 12 ROW CULTIVATOR, (308) 882-4588

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1125 - AG CHEMICALS FOR SALE NE - NEBRASKALAND AVIATION, HOLDREGE, NE-HALEX GT $30.75 GAL, LUMAX $39.90 GAL, TOUCHDOWN HT $3.66 ACRE. CALL FOR PRICES ON ALL GENETICS., (308) 995-6573 ATTENTION FARMERS! Bigger and Better Yields! Better Plant Health! Stronger Plant Resistance to Drought, Frost, Hail Type Shock! Increased Herbicide Absorption! Increased Microbial Activity! Give Your Plants the Boost They Need Today! CALL CRUMM FARM’S & FERTILIZER, Handing Nutra-Flow & U.S. Ag Products. PH: (405) 933-0608 or email: crummtray@yahoo.com.

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 - TRACTOR CHAINS 28" TO 38", (712) 299-6608 IA - 3 PT CARRIERS, $175 TO $575, (712) 299-6608 NE - 18. 4 34 TRACTOR CHAINS, (308) 3482234

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1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - BERKELEY FLOATER PUMP, (800) 2847066 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 - 10" X 20" PVC, (308) 946-3396 NE - USED 6" AND 10" PVC, CALL FOR LENGTHS, (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 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, (402) 5645064 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, (402) 564-5064 NE - DERAN/RANDOLPH GEARHEAD 100HP 4:3 $500, PEERLESS GEARHEAD 2:3 $300, (402) 564-5064 1207 - PIVOTS FOR SALE NE - 1998 4 TOWER T-L PIVOT, (308) 9463396 CO - 10 TOWER LOCKWOOD, 1450', ALL GALVANIZED, SINGLE LEG TOWERS, NONWIRE ADJ. , DRIPS, ROTATORS, REGULATORS, NO RUST, GOOD COND. , EXC. WATER AREA, $11,500.00, (970) 332-4114 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 200 FORD, 300 FORD, OR 262 ALLIS, W/RADIATORS, AND CARTS, (402) 364-2592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. WANTED TO BUY NE - "MULE", WHICH IS A SMALL, SLOW, GASOLINE POWERED VEHICLE USED TO CARRY GEAR BOXES, TOOLS, PIVOT REPAIRS DOWN BETWEEN SUNFLWOER & CORN CROP., (308) 436-4369 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 - TRAILERS FOR POWER UNITS & BOOSTER PUMPS, HEAVY- DUTY & ADJUSTABLE, CALL FOR PRICES! HIEBNER'S WELDING, HENDERSON, NE, (402) 723-5798

April 29, 2010 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 8" SURGE VALVE, (308) 946-3396 NE - ORTHMAN 3-PT PIVOT TRACK CLOSER, EXCELLENT COND, (308) 390-0642 NE - PIVOTS, HARD & SOFT HOSE TRAVELERS, PUMPS, WHEEL ROLLS, FITTINGS, PVC UNDERGROUND FITTINGS, NEW AND USED, "YOUR COMPLETE IRRIGATION HEADQUARTERS" NORTHERN AGRI-SERVICES INC, HENDERSON, NEBRASKA 68371, (402) 723-4501, (800) 554-8715 NE - 10" & 8" IRRIGATION PIPE FOR SALE. 6BT CUMMINS IRR MOTOR. 10 HP ELEC MOTOR W/SELF PRIMING PUMP. 6:5 100 HP GEAR HEAD. 10" DISCHARGE PIPE WITH COOLING COIL, (402) 726-2488 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE OK - REBUILT COMBINE SIEVES. NEW REEL BATS, GALVANIZED AND BLACK, (580) 3612265 OK - '86 C-IH 1660, 25' 1010 HEADER, $19,000.00, (580) 361-2265 KS - LARGE BISH BIN EXT OFF 9610 W/HYD. PUSH UP AUGER. $750 OBO, (620) 8652541 KS - NH TR98, 1905 SEP HRS, 30' 973 FLEX HEAD, $72,000.00, (620) 340-3358 OK - '82 GLEANER N6, 24' HEADER, $8,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - C-IH 1480, 810 24' HEAD, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - TR85 NEW HOLLAND, 3208 CAT, 24' HEADER, $5,000.00, (580) 361-2265 CO - 22'AIR REEL AND ACCESSORIES. RECENTLY TAKEN OFF JD 105 COMBINE. $450 OBO. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER., (719) 643-5267 NE - JD, 1981 7720, 4300 HRS, JD DEALER SERVICED YEARLY, $9,500.00, (402) 5452255 CO - PARTING OUT 2 MF 760 COMBINES, 1 W/6 CYLINDER PERKINS, 1 W/8 CYLINDER PERKINS, (303) 536-0124 KS - 2-1990 IHC 1680 COMBINES, 4WD, CHOPPER, TILT, FEEDER REVERSER, BIN EXTENSIONS, GOOD CONDITION; 25' IHC 1020 FLEX HEAD, (913) 370-3002 KS - 2007 A75 GLREANER WITH FIELD STAR II, LATERAL TILT, 250 HRS, 36' DRAPER HEAD, TRAILER, $200,000 785-973-2240; CELL, (785) 543-9339 OK - SEED CLEANER, CLIPPER, 92DB TRAVELER ON TRAILER, GOOD CONDITION, LOTS OF SCREENS, (580) 829-2543 KS - 1999-2388 IH 4WD COMBINE, 3200 HRS, CM, YM, RT, AND CHOPPER, (913) 4260984 1302 - COMBINE HEADS WANTED TO BUY MO - JD 920F BEAN PLATFORM, (816) 3782015 IA - MF 1163 CORN HEAD, (402) 651-5811 NE - JD ROW CROP HEAD 8R 30", (402) 3723009 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 OK - MACDON 960 25' DRAPER W/IHC ADAPTER & PICK UP REEL, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - JD 925 FLEX HEAD, SEE THRU REEL, GOOD, $4,500.00, (402) 545-2255 NE - JD, 643 CORN HEAD, OIL DRIVE, $4,950.00, (402) 545-2255 CO - MF 1163 CORN HEAD, $700.00, (303) 536-0124 1303 - CORN PICKERS FOR SALE IA - NI 311 CORNPICKER 2 R WIDE, $950.00, (712) 299-6608 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 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 1310 - AUGERS FOR SALE NE - SPEED KING 52' 8" WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 NE - MAYRATH 55' GRAIN AUGER, 8" W/ ELECETIR MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE NE - 8" AERATION TUBING AND AERATION FANS, (308) 995-5515

1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE - CONT’D 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 NE - SUKUP GRAIN BINS-WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF GRAIN STORAGE, DRYING & CONVEYING EQUIPMENT. NORTH CENTRAL AUTOMATION-O'NEILL, NE, (402) 336-1900 NV - USED 200, 000 BUSHEL BUTLER GRAIN BIN, $45,000.00, (702) 370-0205 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, ASK FOR AL. EVES 306-949-8458. DAYS, (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 NE - GSI GRAIN BINS, GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT, ALL KINDS, GSI FANS & HEATERS, PORTABLE GRAIN DRYERS, (800) 554-8715 NE - NEW & RECONDITIONED KONGSKILDE AIR GRAIN VAC EQUIPMENT, (800) 554-8715 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 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 1401 - 3 POINT BLADES FOR SALE IA - 2 OR 3 PT BLADES 6', 7', 8' OR 9' AC, IH, JD & OTHERS, (712) 299-6608 1404 - SNOW BLOWER/PLOWS FOR SALE IA - 3 PT SNOWBLOWERS, $1550 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608 NE - V-SNOW PLOW ORIGINALLY FOR COUNTY MAINTAINER, COULD ADAPT TO FIT LOADER TRACTOR OR WHATEVER, $375.00, (308) 894-6965 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 NE - 6' ROTARY MOWER WITH THREE POINT, $450.00, (308) 874-4562 NE - 15' RHINO BATWING FINISHING MOWER, LIKE NEW, IDEAL FOR LARGE ACREAGES, GOLF COURSES, PARKS., (402) 849-2968 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, 300 GALLON & LARGER, (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 KS - ARMITURE TURNING LATHE, $70.00, (785) 778-2962 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com


April 29, 2010 1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - ELSTON GOPHER MACHINE, (308) 5872344 IA - WWW. WHEELRAKE. COM, (712) 3662114 IA - AGE CATCHING UP WITH YOUR NEED TO CLIMB? WE CAN HELP WITH A HAND OPERATED SINGLE PERSON ELEVATOR 140' MAXIMUM CALL, (800) 462-3460 KS - ORTHMAN & BUCKEYE FRONT 3 PT HITCHES, $1500 EACH., (620) 865-2541 1500 - GROUND HAY FOR SALE KS - GROUND HAY AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND, DELIVERY AVAILABLE, (785) 389-5111 1501 - ALFALFA HAY WANTED TO BUY KS - GRINDING ALFALFA WANTED, (785) 389-5111 IA - QUALITY SML OR LG SQ ALFALFA OR MIXED IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 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 - CUSTOM GRINDING, GROUND HAY DELIVERIES, HAZARD, NE., (308) 452-4400 NE - HIGH QUALITY BIG ROUND & BIG SQUARE BALES. KORTY HAY. HAY ANALYSIS AVAILABLE., (888) 708-2800 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 MO - KANSAS ALFALFA, BROME, PRAIRIEANY SIZE BALES. DELIVERED ANYWHERE. EXPERIENCED DAIRYMAY WITH 20 YRS IN THE HAY BUSINESS. FOR HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND QUALITY, CALL LYNDELL: LAKEY & LAKEY, INC., (417) 683-6781 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 - HOLT COUNTY NEBRASKA PRAIRIE HAY, CERTIFIED WEED FREE OF ALL NOXIOUS WEEDS, BIG ROUND BALES, CALL CELL: 402-394-8495 OR, (402) 336-3292 NE - CERTIFIED MEADOW HAY, BIG ROUND BALES, HORSES, CATTLE, MULCH, (308) 587-2344 KS - BIG BLUE STEM PRAIRIE HAY. 4X4X8 BALES. $55/T. BARNED, ROUND BALES OUTSIDE $5/T. CONCORDIA, KS. CALL 386871-0561,, (703) 713-0174 NE - 117 BG ROUNDS, MAINLY GRASS MIX, (308) 436-5491 1503 - BROME HAY FOR SALE KS - HORSE QUALITY:3X3, WEED/MOLD FREE. APPROX 750LBS, NO SUNDAY CALLS, (785) 255-4579 1504 - OAT/WHEAT/RYE HAY FOR SALE NE - 150 LARGE ROUND WHEAT STRAW BALES, (308) 882-4588 1505 - STRAW WANTED TO BUY IA - GOOD CLEAN, BRIGHT SM SQ IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE NE - 96 BG RDS CERT WHEAT STRAW, 1000#/BL. 308-641-1240,, (308) 436-5491 1507 - OATS FOR SALE NE - OATS FOR SALE, CALL, (308) 728-7294 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 KS - SPRING BARLEY FOR SALE 785-4435911, 785-462-3008,, (785) 462-3711

Heartland Express 1512 - SEED FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - PASTURE & HAY MIXES, OATS, TURNIP, COVER CROPS, TEFF, MILLET, WILDLIFE, ALFALFA, ETC. , PRAIRIE STATES SEED 866373-2514 TOLL FREE, (866) 373-2514 NE - NATIVE GRASS SEED, WILDFLOWER, LEAD PLANT, SMART WEED & OTHERS. SOUTH FORK SEED COMPANY, (402) 4825491 1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER FOR SALE IA - WWW. REPLACEMENTRAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 366-2114 1806 - GRINDER MIXERS FOR SALE IA - IH 950, $950.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 420 ART'S-WAY GRINDER MIXER, VERY GOOD, HAMMERS NEVER TURNED, SHEDDED, (402) 482-5491 NE - 414 ROTO-MIX TRAILER MIXES & SCALE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, ALWAYS SHEDDED, (308) 380-1536 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 - KRAMER 5 BALE PROCESSOR, (308) 544-6421 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 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 1815 - WATERERS/TANKS FOR SALE NE - BULL TOUGH BOTTOMLESS HEAVY GAUGE STOCK TANKS, (402) 387-0347 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 1818 - HAMMER MILL FOR SALE KS - 18" SCROUT WALDRON HAMMERMILL W/75HP MOTOR, $400.00, (785) 778-2962 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 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

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 1907 - DAIRY COWS WANTED TO BUY NE - FAIMLY MILK COW, PREFER GURNSEY, BUT WILL CONSIDER OTHERS, (308) 5872344 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 WY - BLACK & BLACK BALDIE SIMMENTAL YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD BULLS FOR SALE. WWW. CROWFOOTRANCH. COM. CROWFOOT SIMMENTAL RANCH, (307) 782-7589, (307) 782-6521 NE - PUREBRED ANGUS BULLS, YEARLINGS & 2 YR OLDS. TC TOTAL, OBJECTIVE, & ONE WAY BLOODLINES. SCHULTE ANGUS RANCH. KEARNEY, NE. 308-708-1839 OR, (308) 236-0761 OK - PB CHAROLAIS BULLS, 2 YRS OLD, RANCH RAISED. SCHUPBACH CHAROLAIS RANCH, (580) 829-2543

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2601 - CARS FOR SALE NE - NEW 351 ENGINE, $1,200.00, (308) 728-7294 CO - 1964 FORD GALAXIE 4 DR, 390 V8 THUNDERBIRD ENGINE, FACTORY OPTION. BODY FAIRLY STRAIGHT, NEEDS PAINT. INTERIOR ROUGH. ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN ARE GOOD. 86K MILES $1500 OR BEST CLOSE OFFER. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, (719) 643-5267 2602 - PICKUPS WANTED TO BUY NE - HD COIL SPRINGS FOR 1971 3/4 TON CHEVY PICKUP, END GATE FOR 1980 GMC 3/4 TON, (308) 587-2344 KS - GOOD LONG WIDE FACTORY BED FOR '73-'79 FORD, (620) 865-2541 FOR SALE KS - 88 CHEVY 1 TON, 4WD, 6. 2 DIESEL, 4 SP, FLATBED, (785) 935-2480 NE - THIRD SEAT FOR 95-99 SUBURBAN, TAUPE LEATHER, $100.00, (402) 564-5064 KS - 1993 F-350 CREWCAB XLT DIESEL, AUTO, 4X4, FACTORY TURBO AVAILABLE, $5,900.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - FRONT BUMPER FOR 2005 CHEVY SILVERADO, (308) 587-2344 2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE SD - 1951 CHEVY FIRETRUCK, LIGHTS & SIREN WORK, 10K, DRIVES GREAT, REAL NICE, $4,500.00, (605) 386-2131 KS - '59 CHEVY 60, V8, 4&2 SP, 15' B&H, 2 NEW TIRES, TUNED UP, ETC, $999.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - 60 FORD F700, 24' STEEL FLATBED, CHEATER AXLES, 5&2, W/ 2-1000 GAL FLAT BOTTOM VERTICAL FERTILIZER TANKS, USE TO HAUL BIG ROUND OR LITTLE SQUARE HAY BALES, (308) 390-0642 KS - 1976 FORD 3500 CAB & CHASSIS, $500.00, (785) 778-2962 KS - '97 FLD 120, 470, DETROIT 60, 20' STAKE SIDE BOX, NEW SCOTT HOIST, ROLLOVER TARP (BEING BUILT), $29,500.00, (785) 421-3465 KS - '89 IHC 8300, L10, 330, 20' B&H, SPRING RIDE 9500, $22,000.00, (785) 4213465 KS - (2) '00 CENTURY DAYCABS LWB, WILL TAKE 20' BOX, 470 SERIES 60, W/AUTO SHIFT, $19,500.00, (785) 421-3465 NE - IH ENGINES, 304'S & 345'S, (308) 4672335 NE - OMAHA STANDARD 16' GRAIN BOX WITH HOIST, (308) 467-2335 CO - 1979 GMC 1 TON TOW TRUCK, 2WD, 350 V8, 4 SP, HOLMES 440 BED & WINCH, TOLLE TX-3000 WHEEL LIFT. 3300 MILES SINCE REPAINT & REFURBISH IN '97. NEW SEAT, INTERIOR & GOOD TIRES. $7500 OR BEST CLOSE OFFER. GOOD CONDITION LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, (719) 6435267 KS - '05 CENTURY, 14L, SERIES 60 DETROIT, 515 HP, W/ AUTO SHIFT, WILL TAKE 20' BOX, $28,000.00, (785) 421-3465 ‘01 IHC 4900 Allison ..................$12,500 ‘99 GMC 7500, SA, C&C, Allison....$11,500 FL60 24' FB, SA, 6-spd. ..............$8,500 ‘97 GMC 7500 bucket truck, Allison....$12,500 812 Jantz 5th whl. comb. trlr. ......$8,500

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2618 - SEMI TRACTORS/TRAILERS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - '69 FREAUHF ALUMINUM TANKER, INSULATED 7200 GAL. , GOOD CONDITION, (402) 369-0212 OK - 1998 FREIGHTLINER MID ROOF, DETROIT MOTOR, 10 SP, AIR RIDE, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - 1998 FREIGHTLINER, MID ROOF, C12 CAT, SUPER 10SP AIR RIDE, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - 2000 VOLVO, 60 SERIES DETROIT, 10 SP, AIR RIDE, CONDO, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - 1997 KW900B, N14 CUMMINS, 13 SPD, (308) 995-8329 2630 - TRANSPORTATION OTHER FOR SALE NE - TRANSMISSION, GENERATOR, STARTER, REAR AXLE REMOVABLE CARRIER DIFFERENTIAL UNIT. FITS 1946 CHEVY 2 TON TRUCK, (308) 587-2344

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Central Platte NRD eight years ahead in meeting goal for restoring river flows By Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub Central Platte Natural Resources District is eight years ahead of its responsibility to restore Platte River flows to 1997 levels. "We're really in good shape," CPNRD General Manager Ron Bishop said Thursday, April 22, at his board's meeting in Grand Island. "We're actually eight years ahead on putting water back into the river from where we said we'd be." The success comes from an early start on water banking. The district has paid landowners along the river in parts of Dawson and Buffalo counties to permanently retire irrigation on some acres. The water saved is credited to the river. Current credits total 2,458 acre-feet, which was the 2018 goal. CPNRD needs a total of 3,400 a-f. Bishop said he has agreements not yet final for another 500 a-f of credits and is working on terms for another 600 a-f. "If I can close all those in the next year, we can be done for the 1997 level," he said. Bishop told the Hub that the district has spent about $3.5 million for perpetual water leases so far on properties ranging from eight to more than 100 acres. He estimated that water use has been retired from about 800 land acres. He expects that reimbursements from the state and Nebraska Environmental Trust grants eventually will total more than half of the money CPNRD has spent on the project. CPNRD Biologist Mark Czaplewski told the board that the district's Platte Basin Habitat Enhancement Project has received a trust grant of $725,000. It's second-year funding for an expected three-year cycle that could total $3 million in grants. The grant money will be used to purchase irrigation water rights from sellers willing to convert to the land to native habitat or dryland farming and to develop habitat management plans. "We're still faced with the overappropriated status above (west of) Elm Creek," Bishop said. The additional river credits required for that area will be "something beyond 1997, but we don't know how much." He expects it will take a consulting firm 12-18 months to determine the amount of water required.

Related to the water bank, the board approved a motion to lift a two-month-old freeze on selling extra water rights downstream of Elm Creek. A ban remains on upstream sales in the overapproprated region. The goal is to help farmers needing additional water for projects such as completing pivot coverage or irrigating pivot corners. Total sales can't exceed half of the overall rights CPNRD acquires in a year. The directors discussed how to allocate $50,000 budgeted as cost-shares to assist landowners along the Platte River who must manage invasive species. More questions were asked than answered. The issues include whether to include river tributaries; public entities, such as counties, that have responsibilities for road ditches and other waterways leading to the river; and species in addition to phragmites. The percentage of costshare and limit per applicant also must be determined. The directors asked for a more specific proposal for the May 27 board meeting. They were reminded that the $50,000 in the current fiscal year budget must be allocated by June 30. Bishop said another $50,000 is proposed for the 2010-2011 budget. Also Thursday, April 22, Grant Linder of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Grand Island, said applicants in CPNRD counties will receive more than $1.7 million this fiscal year from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. It's about the same as last year, Linder said, but the dollars for water conservation projects are down. He said EQIP money used to come in "one pot" and it was left to NRDs to determine program priorities. The federal funds now come earmarked for programs such as water conservation, grasslands, animal feeding operations and organic production. Ten $1,000 scholarships were approved for students in CPNRD counties who are graduating from high school or already attending college. Recipients from Dawson and Buffalo counties are: Courtney Anthony, a University of NebraskaLincoln sophomore from Cozad; Kristi Block and Phillip Johnson of Gothenburg High School; and Michael Clevenger of Shelton High School.

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