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Car Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Tractor Pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Weather ..............................2

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

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

Norfolk Daily News LINCOLN — Nebraska's uniquely intertwined agricultural economy — although still the engine of the state's economy — may not be operating to its full potential, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln report. What may be needed in order to do so is to see the state’s livestock industry expand, and the report outlines the potential impact of several expansion scenarios. “It is time to act," said the report’s authors. Primary authors were Bruce Johnson, professor emeritus in UNL's Department of Agricultural Economics, and Eric Thompson, UNL economics professor. The research was funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Corn Board.

Ronnie Green, vice president of the University of Nebraska, said the report is a key analysis of where the state's agricultural economy now stands and how it might be strengthened. "We know Nebraska is among the nation's leaders in many facets of crop and livestock production," Green said. "But we also know that it's no time to rest on our laurels either. We must plan for how best to strengthen and expand our bioeconomy, and this report outlines some reasonable options that would result in significant impacts in communities and households across our state." The report notes that the total value of Nebraska's agricultural production topped $25 million in 2012, ranking it fourth among states. The net valueadded of that production was $8.8

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billion, representing nearly 10 percent of Nebraska's total gross state product, the third-highest percentage among the 50 states. Key to Nebraska's agricultural economy is its combination of crop and livestock sectors and associated processing industries. "In what could be called the Nebraska advantage," the report says, "there is in place an interrelated system of crop, livestock and biofuel production capacity that is basically unmatched anywhere else in the nation." Perhaps nothing represents this interrelation more than the development of corn-based ethanol, which not only produces fuel but also distillers grains, the report notes. Continued on page 14

Markets Grain/Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Government Report Government Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ag Management Farmland Prices Defy Forecasts, Hold Steady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Livestock News Heartland Cattleman . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Production News USDA Orders Mandatory PEDV Reporting for U.S. Pork Producers . . 14

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average

Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 5/23/14

Nebraska Slaughter Steer 35-65% Choice, Live Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125.32 146.67 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600# . . . . . . . . . . . .162.57 * Med & Large Frame, 750-800 # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142.00 * Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750# Carcass . . . . . . . . . .210.47 231.91 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90.00 115.42 Feeder Pigs, National Direct, 50#, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . .* * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185#, 51-52% Lean . . . . . . . .93.39 116.27 Slaughter Lambs, Ch. & Pr.,Heavy, SD Dir. . . . . . . . .104.75 146.00 Nat. Carcass Lamb Cutout, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285.60 374.46

144.53 254.33 191.47 230.48 107.90 * 113.89 147.50 364.24

Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.03 Corn, No. 2, Yellow, Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.02 Soybeans, No. 1 Yellow Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.61 Grain Sorg. No. 2 Yellow, Dorchester, cwt . . . . . . . . .12.27 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, MN, bu. . . . . . . . . . .3.85

7.11 4.85 14.78 8.52 4.48

6.75 4.60 15.21 7.91 3.95

Hay (per ton) Alfalfa, Lrg. Sq. Bales Good to Prem., NE Neb. . . . . . . .* Alfalfa, Lrg. Rounds, Good, Platte Valley, . . . . . . . .225.00 Grass Hay, Lrg. Rounds, Premium, Neb., . . . . . . . . . . .* Dried Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220.50 Wet Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90.50 * No market.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Weather

Weather Outlook

Western

Central

Eastern

Saturday, June 14

Saturday, June 14

Saturday, June 14

High: 75 Low: 46

High: 82 Low: 63

High: 82 Low: 66

Chance of Precip: 20%

Chance of Precip: 30%

Chance of Precip: 30%

Isolated Storms

Scattered Storms

Scattered Storms

Sunrise: 6:14 AM - Sunset: 9:28 PM

Sunrise: 6:04 AM - Sunset: 9:09 PM

Sunrise: 5:51 AM - Sunset: 9:01 PM

Sunday, June 15

Sunday, June 15

Sunday, June 15

High: 73 Low: 54

High: 81 Low: 63

High: 81 Low: 63

Chance of Precip: 15%

Chance of Precip: 50%

Chance of Precip: 65%

Isolated Storms

Partly Cloudy

Scattered Storms

Sunrise: 6:14 AM - Sunset: 9:29 PM

Sunrise: 6:04 AM - Sunset: 9:09 PM

Sunrise: 5:51 AM - Sunset: 9:01 PM

AMonday, June 16

Monday, June 16

Monday, June 16

High: 79 Low: 55

High: 82 Low: 63

High: 82 Low: 66

Chance of Precip: 25%

Chance of Precip: 40%

Chance of Precip: 45%

Isolated Storms

Scattered Storms

Scattered Storms

Sunrise: 6:14 AM - Sunset: 9:29 PM

Sunrise: 6:04 AM - Sunset: 9:09 PM

Sunrise: 5:51 AM - Sunset: 9:01 PM

Tuesday, June 17

Tuesday, June 17

Tuesday, June 17

High: 77 Low: 55

High: 81 Low: 63

High: 82 Low: 63

Chance of Precip: 30%

Chance of Precip: 35%

Scattered Storms

Isolated Storms

Isolated Storms

Sunrise: 6:15 AM - Sunset: 9:30 PM

Sunrise: 6:04 AM - Sunset: 9:10 PM

Sunrise: 5:51 AM - Sunset: 9:02 PM

Wednesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 18

High: 77 Low: 57 Mostly Sunny

High: 79 Low: 52 Isolated Showers

High: 79 Low: 57 Partly Cloudy

Chance of Precip: 20%

Sunrise: 6:15 AM - Sunset: 9:30 PM

Sunrise: 6:04 AM - Sunset: 9:10 PM

Sunrise: 5:52 AM - Sunset: 9:02 PM

Thursday, June 19

Thursday, June 19

Thursday, June 19

High: 90 Low: 63 Sunny

High: 82 Low: 63 Sunny

High: 82 Low: 61 Sunny

Sunrise: 6:15 AM - Sunset: 9:30 PM

Sunrise: 6:05 AM - Sunset: 9:10 PM

Sunrise: 5:52 AM - Sunset: 9:02 PM

Friday, June 20

Friday, June 20

Friday, June 20

High: 95 Low: 64 Sunny

High: 90 Low: 68 Scattered Showers

High: 86 Low: 72 Mostly Sunny

Sunrise: 6:15 AM - Sunset: 9:30 PM

Sunrise: 6:05 AM - Sunset: 9:10 PM

Sunrise: 5:52 AM - Sunset: 9:03 PM

Saturday, June 21

Saturday, June 21

Saturday, June 21

High: 84 Low: 63 Light Rain

High: 90 Low: 70 Mostly Cloudy

High: 88 Low: 68 Light Rain

Sunrise: 6:15 AM - Sunset: 9:31 PM

Sunrise: 6:05 AM - Sunset: 9:11 PM

Sunrise: 5:52 AM - Sunset: 9:03 PM

Sunday, June 22

Sunday, June 22

Sunday, June 22

High: 81 Low: 63 Isolated Showers

High: 82 Low: 66 Rain

High: 79 Low: 66 Scattered Showers

Sunrise: 6:16 AM - Sunset: 9:31 PM

Sunrise: 6:05 AM - Sunset: 9:11 PM

Sunrise: 5:52 AM - Sunset: 9:03 PM

Monday, June 23

Monday, June 23

Monday, June 23

High: 79 Low: 63 Scattered Showers

High: 79 Low: 66 Isolated Showers

Sunrise: 6:05 AM - Sunset: 9:11 PM

Sunrise: 5:53 AM - Sunset: 9:03 PM

High: 77 Low: 54 Light Rain Sunrise: 6:16 AM - Sunset: 9:31 PM

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition LINCOLN — For the week ending June 8, 2014, rainfall occurred statewide with 2 to 3 inches common in central and eastern counties, improving soil moisture supplies, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. High winds and hail damaged growing crops and irrigation equipment. Producers were in the process of evaluating affected crops to determine if replanting was necessary. Alfalfa harvest advanced but was difficult due to the wet conditions. Dry bean planting continued in western counties and millet planting was underway. Pastures were showing improvement with the recent rains. The number of days considered suitable for fieldwork were 3.5. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 19 short, 69 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 25 short, 59 adequate, and 2 surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 8 percent very poor, 16 poor, 34 fair, 39 good, and 3 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 97 percent, ahead of 95 last year, but equal to the five-year average. Winter wheat headed was 83 percent, well ahead of 56 last year and 77 average. Winter wheat coloring was 8 percent, ahead of 1 last year, but behind 17 average. Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 24 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Corn emerged was 98 percent, ahead of 90 last year, but near 96 average.

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Sunday, June 15, 2014. “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” said Vilsack. “I hope that every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year's county committee elections. Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice; their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs.” Vilsack added, “We’ve seen an increase in the number of nominations of women and minority candidates, and I hope that trend continues.” To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program

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Soybeans conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 25 fair, 61 good, and 8 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 92 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 81 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 48 fair, 45 good, and 6 excellent. Sorghum planted was at 91 percent, ahead of 81 last year and 82 average. Sorghum emerged was 34 percent, behind 46 last year and 54 average. Oat conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 19 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 1 excellent. Oats jointing was 41 percent. Oats headed was 27 percent, ahead of 18 last year, but behind 37 average. Dry beans planted was 63 percent, ahead of 57 last year and 59 average. Dry beans emerged was 15 percent, ahead of 11 last year, but behind 17 average. Proso millet planted was 15 percent, behind 36 last year and 29 average. Alfalfa hay conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 39 fair, 44 good, and 6 excellent. Alfalfa hay first cutting was 50 percent complete, well ahead of 27 last year, but behind the average of 56. Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 10 percent very poor, 15 poor, 36 fair, 36 good, and 3 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 4 percent very short, 10 short, 84 adequate, and 2 surplus.

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June 12, 2014

Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Country Living

Moths Will Move on Soon Liz McCue, North Platte Telegraph Blame the weather for the swarms of miller moths that have been dusting the Central Plains for the last month or so. David Boxler, entomologist with the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, said the mild winter this year caused the moths to have a high survival rate, and cooler temperatures have enticed them to stick around. “They are just one of those insects that we have to put up with for a short period of time,” Boxler said. Miller moths, also known as army cutworm moths, are a migratory species that lays eggs in the flat, open fields of the Central Plains and follows cooler temperatures into the Rocky Mountains during the summer. Boxler said higher temperatures here will encourage the insects to continue their westward journey.

Boxler said the insects caused problems earlier this spring as larvae hatched and fed on the fields of alfalfa and wheat. The moths are classified as a crop destructive insect but are otherwise harmless. To keep the insects out of homes, Boxler recommends keeping doors closed, making sure windows and screens are tight and turning off lights at night. Or, he said, use a yellow-colored porch light. “It’s not attractive for the moths,” he said. The insects should leave for Colorado as the temperatures rise. “They actually provide a good food source for bears,” Boxler said. The moths will return to Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Iowa during the fall to lay eggs.

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Expensive Even though paychecks are not rising as fast as the cost of food, families can still eat healthy on a budget. By following some simple guidelines, shoppers can leave the store with more in the cart without breaking the bank. Some ways to do this include: Buying whole foods and not processed foods will cut down on expense and provide healthier proteins and carbs than a boxed mix. Buying cheaper proteins like eggs and cheaper cuts of meat also will save on the pocketbook. Buying frozen fruits and vegetables can be less expensive than fresh. They not only help save time and money but have a great deal of nutritional value. Buying Generic vs. Name Brand will provide the same nutritional benefits but at a reduced cost. Buying in bulk saves money especially if items like pasta, rice, beef or pork bundles are on sale. Be careful not to buy more than what can be safely stored without worry of spoilage. Buy fruits and vegetables in season. They are tastier and less expensive. Plan menus around meats that are on sale. Avoid impulse buying. When planning menus, make a list of what is on hand and what needs to be purchased. Then buy only the items on the

list unless the store has an unadvertised special on items that the family regularly consumes. Buy everything in one place and keep the number of trips to the store to a minimum. Planning meals and buying for one or two weeks at a time will help insure success. Drink tap water. A filtering system that can be used multiple times makes this a cheaper way to consume water than buying bottled water or other sugary drinks. Clip and use coupons only for those things purchased on a regular basis. Check unit pricing but watch for serving sizes to determine if two smaller packages could be cheaper than one large package. Prepare food at home. Cooking from scratch rather than using processed foods is less expensive, more nutritious, and sometimes provides leftovers for lunch at work. Limit the number of trips to a fast food restaurant. Pre-planning helps keep these outside purchases to a minimum. Grow a garden. This method is cheaper than frozen or in-season fruits and vegetables and the gardener controls what is applied to the plants. Smart shoppers can always stretch the food budget a little bit farther … and still maintain healthy eating for the family.

“Kiss the Cow”

“Kiss the Cow” was the theme of the 2014 Knox County 4-H Clover Kid Camp. Forty nine clover kids participated in the camp that was held on Wednesday, June 4 at the Community Hall in Center. The entire day was based on the book, “Kiss the Cow,” authored by Penny Root. The Farm Bureau Federation in Knox County graciously provided each participating 4-H Clover Kid with a copy of the “Kiss the Cow” book. The morning began with a butter making experience. Yes, whipping cream will turn into butter just by marching around and through the courthouse. When they arrived back at the community hall, they enjoyed their butter on a fresh baked crescent roll. An apron was decorated similar to the one Mama May wore in the story. The clover kids

used this opportunity to experiment with markers and rubbing alcohol. The story told the clover kids how important it was to appreciate the wonderful milk Luella, the cow, gave. Each participant created a special cow bell for Luella, so she could be heard while in the pasture. In the story Annalisa, a young girl, thought it was not important to thank Luella for the milk she gave. The 4-H Clover Kids made a picture frame and placemat to remind Annalisa how important it is to have manners and say please and thank you for all the good food provided by Luella’s milk.The day ended making homemade ice cream. The clover kids will display their projects at the Knox County Fair in August.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - The Lighter Side

June 12, 2014

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

When I was growing up most kids had nicknames. I think the reason for this is because our parents gave us names that were last popular in the Millard Fillmore administration. Who wants to go through life being called Millard, Rudyard, Melvin, Percivel or my given name, Leland? Much better to be called Chip, Bud, Skip, Scooter or Lee. Heck, I'd rather be called String Bean, Gloomy or Horse Face than my real name. Kids could be really cruel with the nicknames they thought up. I remember in my fifth grade class one shy, lovely girl was known as Anna Banana and one of my overweight good friends went through ® childhood as Crisco . That’s a lard my mother used to bake great pies. I don't recall how Pinkie got his name but if you spent any time at all around Stinky you knew how he got his. Kids with red hair were always known as Red and left-handed classmates automatically became Lefty. Short kids were dubbed Pee Wee or Shorty and we called a really smart classmate Slide Rule, which I'm sure most kids today have never heard of. Today it would be equivalent to calling someone Mainframe or Hard Drive. Some of the nicknames our classmates gave us were even more cruel than the names our parents inflicted us with. Because I had to wear glasses in the fifth grade I was known not-so-affectionately as

Four Eyes. But when contact lenses came out I had an involuntary name change to Fuzzy because in the age of the Beatles and long hair, mine was shorter than Ike Eisenhower's. In the current politically correct climate it would be considered bullying to tab kids with such hurtful monikers but nicknames have been with us forever. Some people's names were so bad they renamed themselves. MGM's Samuel Goldwyn changed his name from Samuel Goldfish, and I can't say as I blame him. Benjamin Siegel was no name for a mobster so he became Bugsy, and the Aztec Emperor Montezuma had a nephew whose real name meant "Plenty of Excrement". I bet he had a nickname. In the sixties a lot of the children of hippies were called things like Moonbeam, Blossom, Flower, Renaissance, Sky, Peace, Sandal or Rain Forest. And these were their real names. How would you like to go through life known as Starship Wheat Germ? I think I'd rather be called Lard Bucket, Wheaty or Puff Daddy any day. Texans are really big on nicknames and you can't hardly turn around in Texas without running into a Bubba. I like the fact that Texans aren’t pretentious about their names and it’s a rare occurrence to run into a Reginald Montgomery Rockefeller IV at a Texas sale barn. Instead

such a person would be known as Cuatro because he was the fourth straight Reginald in the family. If he was the fifth his nickname would be Cinco. And so on. I've never met a Seis or Siete in Texas but believe it or not, I do know an Ocho. I like this naming tradition as it shows an appreciation for one’s heritage, even if it does show a lack of imagination. This is not to suggest it can't get complicated. I know of a Texan who was the third Ron in a row and he desperately wanted a boy so he could call him Cuatro. But the man and his wife had nearly gone broke trying to maintain tradition because they’d had four straight girls they really couldn’t afford. The fifth child was to be their last shot but she too turned out to be female. So they gave up and named her RonRon. RonRon grew up and and married the son of a friend of mine whose last name was Wright. I saw Mr. Wright a couple years after the marriage and asked if the couple had given birth to a child yet, and if so, was it named Ron or Ronnie by any chance? "Nope," he said. “Unfortunately the marriage didn’t last. They got divorced 18 months after they got married and they didn't have any children. Oh well,” he sighed, “you know what they say: two Rons don't make a Wright."

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Summer Recipes Strawberry Strawberry Pie 1 pie crust, pre-baked 1 pint ripe strawberry 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup hot water 1 cup cold water 1/2 cup sugar Whipped cream Pre-bake pie crust. Cool. Slice the strawberries into the pie crust. In a medium saucepan mix the package of jello with the cornstarch. Add the water and the sugar. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir occasionally. Pour the boiling mixture over the strawberries. Place the pie in the refrigerator. Chill for 3-4 hours until the jello glaze sets. Serve with big dollops of whipped cream over the pie.

Baked Zucchini 2 medium zucchini 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon fresh or 1dried oregano 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated Salt & pepper Slice zucchini in 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices. Toss with melted butter and oregano. Arrange in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350째 for 3540 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Blueberry Cobbler BBQ Chicken 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons butter 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup chili sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2-3/4 tablespoon celery seed 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 dashes hot pepper sauce 8 large chicken breast halves, bone-in with skin In a saucepan, saute the garlic in butter until tender. Add the next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and set aside. Grill the chicken, covered over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste with sauce. Grill 15 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Continue basting and turning during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Serve with any extra sauce you set aside for dipping.

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup whole milk 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder to a mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add in milk and butter; stir to combine. Spread batter into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over batter. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar and drizzle with vanilla. Bake at 350째 for 40-45 minutes or until a pick comes out clean. Can serve plain or with ice cream on top.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Strawberry Popsicle 1 cup mashed strawberry 1/2 cup water 3 -4 tablespoons sugar Juice of half lime Mix everything. Pour them in popsicle moulds or in little cups.Freeze.

1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced In a mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, sugar, vinegar, dill, salt and pepper. In a separate large mixing bowl, toss together cucumbers and onions. Pour sour cream mixture over top and mix together. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Italian Pasta Salad 1 bag dried multi-colored spiral shaped pasta 1 cucumber, diced with peels on 1 package pepperoni, quartered 1 cup sliced celery 1 medium bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup sliced black olives Assorted fresh vegetable, diced 1 bottle Italian salad dressing, chilled Cook pasta and rinse in cold water until cool. Toss with all veggies. Chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour Italian dressing over all and mix until everything is well coated.

Warm Potato Salad 5 strips bacon 3/4 cup onion, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cider vinegar 1 1/3 cups water 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 cups sliced cooked peeled potatoes In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; remove and set aside. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings; cook onion until tender. Stir in flour, blend well. Add vinegar and water; cook and stir until bubbly and slightly thick. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Crumble bacon; gently stir in bacon and potatoes. Serve warm

Baked Beans 1 (29 ounce) can pork and beans 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 cup diced raw bacon 1/2 cup catsup 1/2 cup brown sugar Place all ingredients together in roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, in 325째 oven, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir often. This recipe can be made in a crockpot, as well. Mix all ingredients together in crockpot, set temperature dial to low setting, cook 4-6 hours. Stir occasionally.


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Nebraska Rank in U.S. Agriculture

Ten Leading States and Nebraska’s Rank

U.S. Rank

Commodity and Date

Unit

Percent of U.S. Total

1

Beans, Dry Edible, Great Northern, production, 2013 ..............

1 1

Cattle on Feed, inventory, January 1, 2014 ................................ Cropland, Irrigated Acres, Census of Agriculture, 2012 ............

1,243,000

cwt

82.0

2,450,000

head

19.3

1

Popcorn, production, Census of Agriculture, 2012 ......................

353,711,118

acres

14.9

pounds

1

Red Meat Production, Commercial, 2013 ................................. 7,353,000,000

pounds

45.0 15.0

2

Beans, Dry Edible, Light Red Kidney, production, 2013 ..........

185,000

cwt

21.9

2

Beans, Dry Edible, Pinto, production, 2013 ...............................

1,174,000

cwt

13.8

2

Bison, inventory, Census of Agriculture, 2012 ............................

23,152

head

14.3

2

Cattle and Calves, All, inventory, January 1, 2014 ....................

6,150,000

head

7.0

3

Cash Receipts from Farm Marketings, 2012 ............................ 24,465,882,000

dollars

6.2

3

Corn for Grain, production, 2013 ................................................ 1,623,500,000

bushels

11.7

3

Dry Edible Beans, All, production, 2013 ....................................

2,750,000

cwt

11.2

3

Proso Millet, production, 2013 ....................................................

4,576,000

bushels

24.8

4

Beef Cows, All, inventory, January 1, 2014 ................................

1,797,000

head

6.2

4

Beans, Dry Edible, Black, production, 2013 ..............................

93,000

cwt

3.7

4

Land in Farms, 2013 ...................................................................

45,300,000

acres

5.0

4

On Farm Grain Storage Capacity, December 1, 2013 .............. 1,150,000,000

bushels

8.8

4

Off Farm Grain Storage Capacity, December 1, 2013 ..............

885,130,000

bushels

8.5

5

Soybeans, production, 2013 ........................................................

252,280,000

bushels

7.7

5

Sugarbeets, production, 2013 .....................................................

1,313,000

tons

4.0

6

Cropland, total, acres, Census of Agriculture, 2012....................

21,597,393

acres

5.5

6

Hogs and Pigs, All, inventory, December 1, 2013......................

3,100,000

head

4.7

6

Principal Crops, Harvested, 2013..............................................

18,756,000

acres

6.2

6

Sorghum for Silage, production, 2013 .......................................

300,000

tons

5.5

7

Sorghum for Grain, production, 2013 .........................................

9,380,000

bushels

2.4

8

Hay, Alfalfa, production, 2013 .....................................................

2,415,000

tons

4.2

8

Sunflower, All, production, 2013 .................................................

34,675,000

pounds

1.7

9

Hay, Other, production, 2013.......................................................

2,520,000

tons

3.2

Number

8,296,573

June 12, 2014

9

Corn for Silage, production, 2013 ...............................................

4,160,000

tons

3.5

10

Potatoes, Fall, production, 2013 .................................................

8,418,000

cwt

2.1

11

Hay, All, production, 2013 ............................................................

4,935,000

tons

3.6

12

Oats, production, 2013 .................................................................

1,625,000

bushels

2.5

13

Honey, production, 2013 ..............................................................

2,760,000

pounds

1.8

14

Chickens, inventory, 2013 ...........................................................

11,420,000

head

2.5

15

Winter Wheat, production, 2013 ..................................................

39,550,000

bushels

2.6

Item

1

2

3

4

Beans, Dry Edible, All.................................. Beans, Dry Edible, Black ............................. Beans, Dry Edible, Great Northern .............. Beans, Dry Edible, Light Red Kidney........... Beans, Dry Edible, Pinto.............................. Corn for Grain.............................................. Corn for Silage............................................. Hay, Alfalfa .................................................. Hay, All ........................................................ Hay, Other ................................................... Oats............................................................. 1 Popcorn ..................................................... Potatoes, Fall .............................................. Proso Millet.................................................. Sorghum for Grain ....................................... Sorghum for Silage...................................... Soybeans .................................................... Sugarbeets .................................................. Sunflower, All .............................................. Wheat, All .................................................... Wheat, Winter..............................................

ND MI NE MN ND IA WI CA TX TX SD NE ID CO KS TX IL MN SD KS KS

MI ND WY NE NE IL CA ID MO MO ND IN WA SD TX KS IA ID ND ND WA

NE MN ND MI ID NE NY MT CA KY WI IL WI NE SD CO MN ND TX MT OK

ID NE ID CO WY MN PA SD KS KS MN OH ND

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OK MT KS KS IN OK NY CO TX

Beef Cows, All ............................................. TX 1 Bison, All ................................................... SD Cattle and Calves, All .................................. TX Cattle and Calves on Feed .......................... NE/TX Chickens...................................................... IA Goats, Meat and Other ................................ TX Milk Cows, All .............................................. CA Sheep and Lambs, All ................................. TX Sheep and Lambs, Market .......................... CA Hogs and Pigs, All ....................................... Honey Production ........................................ Milk Production ............................................ Wool Production .......................................... 2

Cash Receipts from Farm Marketings ....... 1 Cropland, Total, Acres .............................. 1 Cropland, Irrigated Acres .......................... Grain Storage, December 1: On Farm Capacity .................................... Off Farm Capacity .................................... Land in Farms.............................................. Number of Farms ........................................ Principal Crops Harvested........................... Red Meat Production, Commercial.............. 1

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U.S. rank

Percent of U.S. total

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IA TX MT OK MI FL OH IA MN

4 2 2 1 14 30 27 21 21

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Crop Production - 2013 MN WA CA WY NY WA ID OR

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MT

NY CO IN IA ND KY TN IA SD OR

CA WA SD MN WI SD OK PA IA CO

WA NM OH MI MN MT AR NY MO MN

ID MN KS ID NE ND VA TX KY MI

OR MT WI NE IA ID NE MI MI ME

AZ MO TX UT OK NY ME TN NE

AR SD NE NE CA OK TX

LA NE OH MT MN ID ID

NE NM MO CA CO SD MO

MS OK SD WY NE MN IL

CO MO AR CO OK TX NC

Livestock Inventory – January 1, NE SD MT KS KY CO OK WY ND KS CA OK MO IA SD IA CO CA SD MN PA GA TX NC CA CA MO KY NC OH ID PA MN TX MI WY UT SD ID MT WY OR ID SD IA

2014 ND NM WI AZ AR GA NM OR AZ

MO GA ND OR

Livestock Inventory - December 1, 2013 and Livestock Production for 2013 NE NC MN IL IN MO OH OK KS 6 4.7 MT SD FL CA MN TX LA MI WI 13 1.8 WI NY ID PA TX MI MN NM WA 26 0.6 WY TX UT CO SD ID MT OR IA/MN 17 1.6 Miscellaneous – 2013 NE CA IA TX MN IL KS WI IN NC 3 6.2 NE TX KS ND IA IL MN SD MT MO 6 5.5 NE CA AR TX ID KS CO MT MS WA 1 14.9

IA ND CA CA

IA IL TX TX IA NE

IL IA MT MO IL IA

MN KS KS IA KS KS

NE NE NE OK ND TX

ND MN SD CA MN IL

IN TX NM KY NE MN

SD IN ND IL SD NC

OH OH OK OH TX CO

MO ND CO MN MO MO

KS WI IA WI IN IN

4 4 4 17 6 1

8.8 8.5 5.0 2.4 6.2 15.0

2012 data from ERS.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Government

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Restoring Faith by Senator Deb Fischer Washington D.C. Office 825 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6551 Fax: (202) 228-1325

Like many Nebraskans, I have been closely following news and developments regarding mismanagement at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which manages medical centers across the country. The VHA is under investigation for placing veterans on “secret wait lists” to allegedly hide the true number of veterans waiting for care for more than two weeks. Reports suggest dozens of veterans across the nation died while waiting for VHA-provided care. Each day seems to bring more disturbing news about fraudulent behavior. According to the Associated Press, the investigation has expanded to over 26 medical facilities nationwide. The Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, recently testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about this growing national scandal. After carefully reviewing his testimony and watching his attempt to grapple with the crisis, I am not convinced the secretary did enough to immediately address the ever-growing problems. I do not believe that Secretary Shinseki had demonstrated the strong leadership necessary to

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aggressively address this systemic failure. He had time to act – to step up and to lead – and he fall short. Numerous whistleblowers have come forward to expose rampant abuse, which news outlets like CNN have been reporting on for almost six months. The time for patience, expressions of anger, and more reports has passed. The American people want action. The recent resignation of Under Secretary for Health Robert Petzel – who was already scheduled to retire – is nothing more than an empty gesture of accountability. Thankfully, Nebraska has not been directly impacted by this scandal at this point. Nonetheless, I am deeply troubled by the drastic loss of confidence in the secretary. An step we can take to begin to restore faith with our veterans is to ban employee bonuses in the Veterans Health Administration. I introduced legislation, along with Senator Richard Burr, the Ranking Member on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, to ban bonuses at the VHA through 2015. In April 2013, Secretary Shinseki announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) would not be awarding performance-based bonuses for

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senior executives due to “a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing.” However, Secretary Shinseki had not done the same here with regard to the VHA’s recent scandal. It is disappointing that an Act of Congress is even necessary to stop bonuses at an agency engulfed in a national scandal. But where the administration falls short – particularly when it comes to enhancing accountability – Congress must step forward. Similar language was passed in the House of Representatives on April 30, 2014 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 416 to 1. Even President Obama seemed to agree with our measure, stating at a May 21, 2014 White House press conference that bonuses should not be awarded to those responsible for the mismanagement. I hope the Senate quickly adopts this provision as a small, but important step forward to restoring public trust. I am fully committed to ensuring these problems are fixed and that trust is restored with the public and our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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When Japan joined negotiations for the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in 2013, I was optimistic we could expand market access for Nebraska exporters in one of the world’s largest economies. Japan has a historically closed market, but recently had shown signs of progress. By joining the TPP negotiations, Japan agreed to eliminate barriers as part of an ambitious comprehensive agreement. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate Japan is insisting on hundreds of tariff exemptions on agriculture products. For Japan to maintain an outdated policy of significant tariff and non-tariff trade barriers is fundamentally inconsistent with the commitment it made when it joined TPP. Failure to resolve these issues is causing gridlock in the TPP negotiations, and threatens the agreement’s ability to pass in Congress. Some agriculture groups are already calling for the United States to pursue TPP without Japan, but I hope we can avoid this step.

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encouraging all nations, including Japan, to come to the table with their best offer. Refusing to eliminate agriculture tariffs is also bad policy for Japanese consumers given the diminishing role of agriculture in their national economy. The Organization of Economic and Development (OECD) reports agriculture’s share of Japan’s GDP dropped from nine percent to one percent over the past half century. More than half of farm households in Japan do not have a family worker under the age of 65. By comparison, the number of Nebraska farmers younger than 35 increased by 42 percent in 2012. Increased international trade has the potential to benefit exporters and consumers. I hope the Obama Administration will continue to insist on an ambitious TPP agreement which will open new markets for all American exporters, including farmers and ranchers. If we give in to Japanese demands for broad exclusions, we would miss an important economic opportunity and undermine future trade negotiations..

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Signs that summer is here are everywhere: Warmer weather has set in, the smell of fresh-cut grass is prominent and local outdoor swimming pools are open for business. But another tell-tale sign of summer is influx of young people providing extra care to livestock, completing lavish sewing projects and tending the garden in preparation for competition at the county fair. From pullets to poetry to pumpkin pies, nearly one in three Nebraska youth will submit 4-H projects this summer, working toward a coveted 4-H purple ribbon. 4-H is a generations-old tradition that rewards folks for their hard work and instills lifelong leadership skills in our nation’s youth. It is an important part of the cooperative extension system. Specifically, it was the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 that officially created cooperative extensions, which recently celebrated a century of advancing agriculture and land management, promoting leadership and healthy living and instilling important life values across the nation. The original purpose of the Smith-Lever Act was ‘to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects

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SCOTTSBLUFF – Curtis Welsh loves to swing a golf club as much as he loves swinging a rope, and he’s good at both of them. The 19 year old cowboy finished his senior of high school as the number ten golfer in Class B in the state. And next week, he heads to Hastings for the Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo, for the fourth consecutive year. The Scottsbluff resident grew up with a dad that steer wrestled, team roped, and calf roped. Curtis’ inclination to golf came later. When he was nine years old, the family lived in a rental on the Scottsbluff golf course while their house was being built. “There’s not much to do on a golf course,” Curtis said, “so I taught myself how to golf.” He hung out with the golfers there. “I’d ride my bike to the pro shop, and go play golf.” The man who helped him ten years ago, Mike Klein, became his high school golf coach. This year’s Class B golf championship meet wasn’t his first time to state. He’s qualified for state all four years of high school, and he was part

of the Scottsbluff High School teams who won state (in 2013), were runners-up (in 2011), and won districts twice (in 2013 and 2011). This year’s championship was the closest race in Class B state history. Four teams were within one stroke of the lead, with McCook and Beatrice tying for first place (609), and Scottsbluff and Blair tied for third place (610). Curtis says that even though the technique and objectives between his two sports are totally different, they are both mental sports. “They’re mentally strenuous,” he said. “They have a lot of factors that can change and go wrong. You have to get past them and forget about them.” The weather affects both sports, as does the difficulty of the golf course, and in rodeo, the horse, steer or calf, and the ground conditions. Participating in both sports has helped him mature, both mentally and physically. “I’ve gotten stronger and older and smarter, and I think they’ve both helped me with that. It’s tough to get over it when you mess up, but I’ve gotten better about it since I was a freshman. Everything’s not going to be perfect all the time.”

Welcome to the 65th Annual Bertrand Days Featuring the Bertrand Fair & Rodeo June 27-28-29-30, July 1, 2014 FRIDAY, JUNE 27 4:30 p.m. Registration for the Bertrand Livestock Judging Contest 5:30 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest Begins Sarah Dannehl308-991-1296 SATURDAY, JUNE 28 8:00-10:00 a.m. Enter 4-H Exhibits & Open Class -Sheila Philips (Exhibits released on Tues after rodeo 10:00 p.m.) 8:00-11:00 a.m. Enter Flower Show Exhibits for Display -Renee Davis (Exhibits released on Tues after rodeo 10:00 p.m.) 9:00 a.m. Bertrand 4-H Horse Show-Stable Kids 4-H Club (Dana & Alan Meyer 991-0774) LIONS Club concessions at arena. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Drive 4 UR School (Janssen & Sons) School East Parking Lot (Keri Berry 308-991-7133) 10:00 a.m. Sand Volleyball Tournament-(Shawn Hatfield 991-4326) 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register Bertrand/Smithfield Alumni Dinner@ Bertrand School New Gym 6:15 p.m. Alumni Dinner (Dinner catered by Holen One Farms) $25.00 per person Speaker: “Miss Kearney Crane Festival2014” Lianna Prill Reservations due by June 14 to: Destiny Vinzant, 316 Highland Ave, Bertrand, NE 68927 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Street Dance in front of Blue Moose Bar & Grill featuring: Grass Fire Band SUNDAY, JUNE 29 7:30 Registration VBC’s FUN RUN (5KRun & 2 Mile Run/Walk) Start time@ 8:00a.m. $20 fee Meet in front of Football field. Trista Newcomb cell/text 308-325-3592 10:00 a.m. All Community Continental Breakfast @ Bertrand School 10:30 a.m. Community Worship Service @ Bertrand School 11:00-1.30 p.m. Enter Flower Show Exhibits for Display 11:00-1:00 p.m. Smoked Beef & Pork Lunch @ Community Building 12:30 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull & Show sponsored by Hi Line Antique Farmers Kevin Stehl@ 991-4574 *3:00-10:00 p.m. Bertrand Area Church Ladies Serving Food & Drink @ Bertrand Community Building 5:00-5:30 p.m. “CORNFEST” Activities & games - Sponsored by Hi Line Hustlers 4-H Club Trish Grabenstein, 4-H Leader 5:30-6:00 p.m. Special Awards & Band music 6:00 p.m. Crowning of 2014 “MISS BERTRAND” 6:15p.m. Music with a Message - Hope Luther League kids selling refreshments 7:00-11:00 p.m. LIONS Club Activities on the Midway MONDAY, JUNE 30 8:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open 8:30-10:00 a.m. Weigh In for Beef & Sheep Shows 1:00 p.m. Open “Blow & Show” Beef & Sheep Show starts (Livestock released after Show) 2:00 p.m. Games & Contests held for Young & Old-Softball Field 3:30 p.m. Water Games-Bertrand Swimming Pool *11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Bertrand Area Church Ladies Serving Food & Drink *4:00-11:00 p.m. @ Bertrand Community Building 6:00-12:00 p.m. LIONS Club Activities on the Midway 7:30 p.m. Kids activities sponsored by Auto Shack Inc. 8:00 p.m. 65th Annual Bertrand Rodeo-First Performance TUESDAY, JULY 1 1:00 p.m. Parade Registration and line up at the Auto Shack, 707 Kane Street 2:00 p.m. Bertrand Days Parade Theme: “CORNFEST” 3:00 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull-Contact Randy Kuck 472-3731 *3:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Bertrand Area Church Ladies Serving Food & Drink @ Bertrand Community Building 3:00-5:00 p.m. “WALK DOWN MEDINA”-Betty Dahlgren 472-3346 7:30 p.m. Kids Activities sponsored by Auto Shack Inc. 8:00 p.m. 65th Annual Bertrand Rodeo-Final Performance Advance midway & rodeo tickets on sale at local merchants Sponsored by the Bertrand Area Chamber of Commerce More information available @ www.bertrandareachamber.com and the Bertrand Herald Updates available at Bertrand Fair & Rodeo Facebook page 55318

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Nebraska State Rodeo Association Standings Standings as of May 27, 2014 Barrel Racing 1 June Holeman.........................$1,083.00 2 Jessica Wykert...........................$406.13 3 Marci Bartlett .............................$406.13 4 Hailey Hudson ...........................$336.64 5 Deb Christy................................$270.75 6 Kacey Etbauer............................$263.69 7 Jessica Leach ............................$135.38 Steer Wrestling 1 Ben Robinson ............................$766.55 2 Chad VanCampen ......................$668.80 3 Jeff Johnston.............................$281.58 4 Ty Melvin ...................................$266.76 5 Garrett Nokes.............................$160.74 6 Tanner Stec..................................$93.86 7 Gabe Taylor..................................$88.92

Calf Roping 1 Lucas Phillips .........................$1,116.50 2 Garrett Nokes.............................$655.80 3 Tanner Stec................................$395.20 4 Tee Cross...................................$296.40 5 Chip Wilson ...............................$256.88 6 Cody Larsen ..............................$197.60 Steer Roping 1 John Bartlett ..............................$577.40 2 Seth Schafer ..............................$444.15 3 Randy Mekelburg.......................$373.09 4 AB Cox.......................................$310.91 5 Larry Tierney ...............................$71.06 Breakaway 1 Lori Tierney ............................$1,008.27 2 Morgan Kessler .........................$540.70 3 Amanda Lymber ........................$474.24

Curtis excels in the classroom as well. He graduated last month with distinction (a 3.8 grade point average), and had the state championship DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) project. He also served as president of the school’s varsity letter club. This fall, he will begin college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in ag business. He hopes to find a career in the agricultural field. But before then, he will head to Hastings for the state high school finals rodeo for the fourth time. He’s finished in the top ten two years, and even though he’s missed several spring rodeos because of golf and DECA, he’s gunning for state finals. Curtis has a younger sister, Sally, who also participates in high school rodeo. They are the children of Justin and Julie Welsh. The Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo will be held in Hastings at 10 am and 6 pm on June 19 and 20, and at 1 pm on June 21. For more information, visit AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or hsrodeo-nebraska.com, or call 402.462.3247.

Team Roping - Heeler 1 Brad Whited...............................$570.74 2 Cody Merritt ..............................$563.16 3 Chris Sherman...........................$507.64 4 Dustin Wyckoff ..........................$453.24 5 Randy Mekelburg.......................$422.37 6 Conner Stevens .........................$335.92 7 Riley Wakefield ..........................$335.73 8 Wade Smith ...............................$281.58 9 Travis Goad................................$253.82 10 Tyler Brockman..........................$104.79 All Around - Men 1 Ben Robinson ............................$898.75 2 Garrett Nokes.............................$816.54 3 Lucas Phillips ............................$484.18

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4 Scout Cox ..................................$474.24 5 Sadie Thompson........................$237.12 6 Jessica Wykert...........................$237.12 7 Kelley Haythorn .........................$118.56 8 Lindsay Adamson ......................$118.56 Team Roping - Header 1 Tim Vaughn ...............................$570.74 2 Quincy Opela .............................$563.16 3 Ben Robinson ............................$507.64 4 Ty Milleson ................................$453.24 5 Seth Schafer ..............................$422.37 6 Lucas Phillips ............................$335.92 7 Cody Darnell ..............................$335.73 8 Scott Smith................................$281.58 9 Tyler Thomas .............................$253.82 10 Jamie Wildeman ........................$140.79 11 Blake Macy ................................$100.72

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Monitoring Pasture Condition? UNL Extension Has an App for That! Bethany Johnston UNL Extension Educator University of Nebraska Ranchers are accustomed to checking cattle, wells, and mineral supplements to keep tabs on their operation. But what about the grass? Monitoring the condition of pastures is just as important, say UNL Extension experts. And now there's an app for that. UNL Extension has released a mobile application called "GrassSnap" that makes the monitoring process easier. The new app •takes ranchers through the monitoring steps; •stamps the photographs with the pasture name, GPS location, date, and direction looking; •records comments about each pasture; •stores the photographs and data in pasture folders; and •can quickly download the information to a computer. The new app is available for Apple and Android operating systems, both for smart phones and tablets. Download GrassSnap for Apple versions at the iTune Store, and Google Play for Android devices. Reasons to monitor There are many reasons to monitor rangeland and pastures, Bethany Johnston, UNL Extension Educator, said. She said all managers should monitor to evaluate changes and progress towards their management goals. Others need to document pasture health for carbon credits, wildlife habitat, or compliance with government programs such as the NRCS Conservation Security Program (CSP),

which includes a grazing monitoring enhancement opportunity for participating landowners. "Photo-point and photo-plot monitoring is one of the easier, more repeatable ways to get qualitative info about how pasture looks right now." A mantra of the method is "look out and look down." First, "look out" and capture a photo-point landscape view. Next, establish a line transact in a given direction, then "look down" at the ground at regular intervals along this line to capture photo-plot views. Looking down at the ground is likely to reveal a whole host of rangeland health indicators, such as the amount of litter on the soil surface, types of vegetation, and condition of the plants. "We want to get them to look out (at a pasture) and see what that view looks like - but also drive or walk out into it and look down and see what you see," said Cindy Tusler, former Extension Educator who helped develop the GrassSnap app. Monitoring pasture condition is not a one-size-fits-all process "Collect information that works for you," said Johnston. "Your monitoring system can be simple, like a moped, or a higher-end version, like a Cadillac. The ‘moped' version could be as simple as a photo point and a photo plot. More complex monitoring will bring more detailed data. For example, we set up a ‘Cadillac' version for a rancher complete with a transect line, spaced photo plots, a perspective pole, and a data sheet to record our information." GrassSnap is flexible enough to capture data on simple or more complex monitoring systems.

It is recommended that photographs be taken at least once a year, after the growing season when plants have matured. The goal of the new app is to make this process quick, repeatable, and easy. The app employs Geographical Positioning System (GPS) to make it easier to return to the same spot every year. Once at the site located by a permanent field marker, the app user can use the "overlay" or a ghost image (from the first year) on the screen. This allows the user to hold up the phone or tablet, then move the device until the ghost image lines up with the live image making for more consistent and repeatable pictures. Decision support tool The app helps collect and upload data. Then, during late fall and winter, a rancher can review it, make decisions, and be prepared for next year, Johnston said. "This is a decision support tool. It will give you easily repeatable information that helps you make decisions. It doesn't make the decision," Tusler commented. Johnston agreed that human judgment is important. "Each person's management goals are different, so monitoring and assessment will flow out of those goals. The app makes it easier to remember and compare conditions from one year to the next at exactly the same site." Questions about the GrassSnap app can be directed to Bethany Johnston at the Central Sandhills Area Extension Office in Thedford, 308645-2267 or visit the GrassSnap webpage.

UNL AnnouncePinkeye in Cattle Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease affecting the eyes of cattle. This common disease can vary in its severity from year to year. Although pinkeye rarely causes the death of affected cattle it can cause substantial losses to the cattle industry through decreased weight gain, lowered milk production, and treatment costs. Pinkeye is known to occur at all seasons of the year and in all breeds of cattle but is most common during the summer months. Pinkeye can occur in one or both eyes. Excessive weeping of the affected eye and closure due to pain are the two signs most commonly observed. As the disease progresses, the cornea becomes cloudy or white. An ulcer frequently develops near the center of the cornea. The course of the infection may run for 4 to 8 weeks, or even longer. Pinkeye is primarily caused by Moraxella bovis (M. bovis) however multiple organisms such as Mycoplasma bovoculi and IBR virus have been found in eye infections resembling pinkeye. Other factors instrumental in causing eye irritation, thereby allowing for invasion of M. bovis and subsequent disease, are excessive ultraviolet light (sunlight), the face fly, plant material, and dust. Pinkeye is caused by a combination of factors. Dry, dusty environmental conditions or wet, warm environmental conditions play a role. Taller grass and seedheads can damage the eyes. The wet, warm conditions also lead to heavier fly populations that irritate the eyes and spread the organisms. The face fly has been associated with an increased incidence of pinkeye in recent years. Research at the University of Nebraska's West Central Research and Extension Center has demonstrated that face fly feeding produces mechanical injury to the conjunctiva and spreads

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123 . . . . . . .654-697 . . . . . . .681 . . . . . .210.00-228.00 . . . . . . .222.83

120 . . . . . . .604-642 . . . . . . .625 . . . . . .197.00-219.50 . . . . . . .212.16

Week Ending: 6/8/14 Confirmed: 77,519 Week Ago: 117,157 Year Ago: 62,428 Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,173 . . . . . . . . .1,150-1,470 . . . . . . . . . . .144.00-149.00 1,397 . . . . . . . . . . .146.05 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,530 . . . . . . . .1,225-1,450 . . . . . . . . . . .143.50-147.00 1,374 . . . . . . . . . . .145.72 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,424 . . . . . . . .1,175-1,450 . . . . . . . . . . .143.00-147.00 1,340 . . . . . . . . . . .145.65 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Weighted Averages Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,310 . . . . . . . . .1,185-1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .143.00-147.00 1,271 . . . . . . . . . . .145.50 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,118 . . . . . . . . .1,080-1,388 . . . . . . . . . . .143.00-147.00 1,240 . . . . . . . . . . .145.83 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,964 . . . . . . . . .1,100-1,300 . . . . . . . . . . .145.00-147.00 1,203 . . . . . . . . . . .145.34 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .============================================================================================================== Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) (Paid on Hot Weights) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,044 . . . . . . . . . .825-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .228.00-234.00 887 . . . . . . . . . . . .231.88 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,987 . . . . . . . . . .797-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .230.00-233.00 872 . . . . . . . . . . . .231.81 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,222 . . . . . . . . . .819-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .231.00-234.00 916 . . . . . . . . . . . .232.71 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,294 . . . . . . . . . .748-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .231.00-233.00 798 . . . . . . . . . . . .231.83 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,820 . . . . . . . . . .722-950 . . . . . . . . . . . . .229.50-233.00 808 . . . . . . . . . . . .231.41 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .811 . . . . . . . . . . .707-950 . . . . . . . . . . . .229.50-233.00 876 . . . . . . . . . . . .231.99 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-

144 . . . . . . .703-748 . . . . . . .734 . . . . . .195.00-217.00 . . . . . . .213.10

7 . . . . . . . . . . .642 . . . . . . . . .642 . . . . . . . . .200.00 . . . . . . . . . .200.00

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands):

207 . . . . . . .774-797 . . . . . . .786 . . . . . .200.50-209.50 . . . . . . .205.66

52 . . . . . . . .654-698 . . . . . . .675 . . . . . .179.00-210.50 . . . . . . .202.70

441 . . . . . . .801-837 . . . . . . .812 . . . . . .198.00-211.50 . . . . . . .206.51

193 . . . . . . .700-737 . . . . . .719 . . . . . .180.00-200.50 . . . . . . .195.47

24 . . . . . . . .806-810 . . . . . . .807 . . . . . .184.00-195.00 . . . . . . .192.24

555 . . . . . . .762-798 . . . . . . .779 . . . . . .177.00-195.00 . . . . . . .189.68

1030 . . . . . .854-896 . . . . . . .866 . . . . . .179.25-201.35 . . . . . . .198.27

547 . . . . . . .800-844 . . . . . . .820 . . . . . .165.00-192.50 . . . . . . .187.41

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .31,127 . . . . . . .1,368 . . . . . . .145.78 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .10,392 . . . . . . .1,226 . . . . . . .145.56 Dressed Del Steer . . .11,253 . . . . . . .882 . . . . . . . .231.93 Dressed Del Heifer . . .6,925 . . . . . . . .812 . . . . . . . .231.62

68 . . . . . . . . . .853 . . . . . . . . .853 . . . . . . . . .204.00 . . . . . . . . . .204.00

652 . . . . . . .852-895 . . . . . . .878 . . . . . .165.50-182.50 . . . . . . .178.53

438 . . . . . . .903-947 . . . . . . .926 . . . . . .182.75-189.50 . . . . . . .185.98

182 . . . . . . .900-931 . . . . . . .914 . . . . . .167.00-172.00 . . . . . . .168.29

205 . . . . . . .959-994 . . . . . . .972 . . . . . .163.00-176.25 . . . . . . .172.86

6 . . . . . . . . . . .978 . . . . . . . . .978 . . . . . . . . .153.50 . . . . . . . . . .153.50

Week Ending: 5/31/2014 MARKET: HHuss Livestock Market LLC – Kearney; Ogallala Livestock Auction Market – Ogallala; Tri-State Livestock Auction – McCook Receipts: 7,625 Last Week 1,850 Last Year 11,351 Compared to last week, 700-800 lbs heifers sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher and a flat 900 lbs steer traded steady to 2.00 higher. However, a sharply higher undertone was noted on all other weights. The market this week was very fast pace with new record prices at many levels. The weekly NE PDF http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswnesum.pdf shows the average price for all 100 lbs weight breaks. Steers under 900 lbs and heifers under 700 lbs traded the week at or above the 200.00 mark. NE slaughter cattle sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher on live and dressed sales from 146.00-147.00 and 232.00-233.00 respectively. Feeder cattle supply comprised of 57 percent steers, 42 percent heifers with the balance on bull calves and near 93 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

. . . . . . .366-383 . . . . . .371 . . . . . 259.00-275.00 . . . . . . .268.15 . . . . . . .451-486 . . . . . . .463 . . . . . .238.00-260.00 . . . . . . .249.06

18 . . . . . . . . .1025 . . . . . . . .1025 . . . . . . . .168.50 . . . . . . . . . .168.50 119 . . . . . . . .1068 . . . . . . . .1068 . . . . . . . .163.75 . . . . . . . . . .163.75

Feeder Heifers Medium & Large 1-2 Head . . . . . . . . . .Wt . . . . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . . . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . . . . . . .Price

Feeder Steers Medium & Large 1-2

43 . . . . . . . .564-592 . . . . . . .582 . . . . . .214.00-216.50 . . . . . . .214.84

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

9 . . . . . . . . . . .728 . . . . . . . . .728 . . . . . . . . .181.50 . . . . . . . . . .181.50

9 . . . . . . . . . . .648 . . . . . . . .648 . . . . . . . .227.50 . . . . . . . . . . .227.50

36 . . . . . . . .759-775 . . . . . . .764 . . . . . .180.00-182.50 . . . . . . .180.84

21 . . . . . . . . . .747 . . . . . . . .747 . . . . . . . .197.50 . . . . . . . . . . .197.50

11 . . . . . . . . . .840 . . . . . . . . .840 . . . . . . . . .174.50 . . . . . . . . . .174.50

7 . . . . . . . . . . .764 . . . . . . . .764 . . . . . . .184.00 . . . . . . . . . . .184.00 103 . . . . . . .807-847 . . . . . .826 . . . . .193.50-196.50 . . . . . . . .195.07 23 . . . . . . . .851-863 . . . . . .861 . . . . .185.00-193.00 . . . . . . . .186.38

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

Week Ago Averages:

Year Ago Averages:

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .46,696 . . . . . . .1,351 . . . . . . .144.39 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .23,049 . . . . . . .1,221 . . . . . . .143.96 Dressed Del Steer . . .18,556 . . . . . . .877 . . . . . . . .230.80 Dressed Del Heifer . . . 6,951 . . . . . . . .802 . . . . . . . .230.35

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .18,071 . . . . . . .1,349 . . . . . . .122.81 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .10,661 . . . . . . .1,197 . . . . . . .122.52 Dressed Del Steer . . . .9,097 . . . . . . . .873 . . . . . . . .196.94 Dressed Del Heifer . . .4,537 . . . . . . . .782 . . . . . . . .196.79

• St. Joseph Sheep - Week Ending Monday, June 2, 2014 • Prior Week Slaughtered Lamb Head Count -- Formula : Domestic - 8,661; Imported - 0 Slaughtered Owned Sheep: Domestic: 7,988 Head; Carcass Wt: 26-104 Lbs.; Wtd Avg Wt: 87.1; Wtd avg. Dressing: 50.4; choice or better; 94.2% YG 74.1% Domestic Formula Purchases: . . . .Head . . .Weight (lbs) . . .Avg Weight . . . . . .Price Range . . . . . . . . .Wtd Avg - . .under 55 lbs . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 . . . . .55-65 lbs . . . . . . .62.2 . . . . . . . .301.66 - 307.76 . . . . . . . . .307.19 2,448 . . . .65-75 lbs . . . . . . .71.8 . . . . . . . .265.81 - 307.10 . . . . . . . . .279.77 1,704 . . . .75-85 lbs . . . . . . .79.0 . . . . . . .266.25 - 299.98 . . . . . . . .278.55 2,085 . . . .85-95 lbs . . . . . . .89.9 . . . . . . .263.00 - 291.80 . . . . . . . .280.98 812 . . . .over 95 lbs . . . . . .98.4 . . . . . . .279.78 - 285.08 . . . . . . . .283.32

NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 6/6/2014 Eastern Nebraska: Compared to last week, all reported forage products sold steady to firm on a light test. Several reports from contacts in the North Central and Eastern parts of the state received a lot of hail and some rain Tuesday morning with many fields at near 100 percent loss. These losses include hay, corn and bean crops. Some farmers are planning to replant as soon as possible. All sales are dollars per ton FOB (freight on buyer) stack in medium to large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported sales. Northeast/Central Nebraska: Alfalfa: Supreme large squares 260.00; Premium large squares 220.00-230.00; Good

large squares 145.00-180.00; Fair large squares 125.00. Premium large rounds 175.00-200.00; Good large rounds 120.00-130.00. Grass: Small squares 170.00. Dehydrated alfalfa 17 percent protein pellets 300.00-325.00; meal 305.00325.00. Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Platte Valley area of Nebraska: Ground and delivered alfalfa 160.00, blended alfalfa product 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered corn stalks 90.00110.00, few at 115.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 305.00; alfalfa meal 312.00. Western Nebraska: Compared to last week: All classes traded steady on very light demand. Last year at this time the state median rose to 78% with a low of 0% and a high of 208%

of median. This year the state median rose to 192% with a low of 7% and a high of 431% of median. Areas of Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming have started cutting and other areas are still about two weeks out on cutting. Moisture is still falling in areas and snow packs in the mountains are high in turn making a good summer start to areas. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Most horse hay sold in small squares. Prices are from the most recent reported sales. Alfalfa: Ground and delivered: 150.00. Large Rounds: Good 130.00. Grass: Large Round: Good 100.00. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.


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Farmland Prices Defy Forecasts, Hold Steady Russell Hubbard, Omaha World-Herald Farmland values have remained stable amid stronger- than-expected incomes, according to Farmers National Co., the nation’s largest seller and manager of farms and ranches. The Omaha-based company said the positive farm incomes in recent months and tight land supply “have buffered economists’ previously projected downturn” of selling prices for farmland. “The big story is that the land market is stable, despite projections that farm income and land values would drop,” said Randy Dickhut, vice president of real estate for Farmers National. “Original income projections of 20 percent below last year were not realized.”

Land prices have remained stable compared with the double-digit price increases seen in recent years, Farmers National said. Prices per acre for high quality land are ranging from $3,500 an acre to as high as $12,500 an acre in parts of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, the company said. Values in the Upper Midwest remain strong overall with sales reaching $9,000 per acre in some locations, the company said. “Market factors aligned to create an optimal situation for our industry,” Dickhut said. “Due to this, we continue to see a strong land market. While there are no record-setting top values currently, land prices are not going down significantly.” Economists, including those at the Midwest’s Federal Reserve branches, have warned that a

bubble might have been forming around land prices after last year, when some extremely high quality land in Iowa went for about $20,000 an acre. The scenarios proffered last year were bolstered by falling grain prices, which have since rebounded. “I think economic forecasts overrated the demise of the U.S. land market,” Dickhut said. “Things didn’t fall apart but instead held steady and strong. Profitability for operations helped to ultimately keep property values strong.” Farmers National Co., employee-owned, has sold about 3,500 farms and about $2.37 billion of real estate during the last five years. The company also manages about 4,850 farms on 2.1 million acres in 24 states.

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Schedule of Events June 18 - Gering (Scotts Bluff County) Pony Express Reride; Scotts Bluff National Monument, 190276 Old Oregon Trail. Watch the riders come in and change horses along the Pony Express Reride event. Mid-day, Park entrance pass required (308) 436-9700 www.nps.gov/scbl June 18-28 - North Platte (Lincoln County) NEBRASKAland Days; City-wide & Buffalo Bill Arena. Nebraska's official state celebration turns 50! Top talent from the world of rodeo, western entertainment and music. Food and family fun events. (308) 532-7939 www.nebraskalanddays.com June 19-20 - Clarkson (Colfax County) Annual Midstates Rodeo; Rodeo Arena, 351 E. Rodeo Dr. From broncs to bulls, roping to wrestling - it's great family entertainment. 7:30pm, $7 Chuck Hamernik (402) 892-3457 www.ci.clarkson.ne.us June 19-22 - Ravenna (Buffalo County) Annevar; City-wide. DC Lynch midway, demo derby, tractor pull, parade, sand volleyball, fun run and more. (308) 452-3344 www.myravenna.com

June 21 - Omaha (Douglas County) Scandinavian Midsummer Festival; Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St. Celebrate the joys of Midsummer and learn about the Nordic ways! Food and drink, folk dancing, maurading Vikings, trolls, ABBA karaoke and games. 1-6pm, Free (402) 234-2417 June 21 - Ponca (Dixon County) Dirty Bird Mud Run; Ponca State Park. A challenging mudlovers event with obstacles that test even the toughest old bird. (402) 755-2284 www.nwsymca.org June 21-22 - Duncan (Platte County) Ribfest; Main St. Enjoy award-winning BBQ, live bands and a beer garden. Sat, 3pm-midnight; Sun, 11am4pm (402) 897-3165 June 21-22 - Humboldt (Richardson County) Down Home Working Truck Show & Garden Tractor Pull (402) 862-5018

June 20-22 - Clarkson (Colfax County) Clarkson Czech Festival; City-wide. Enjoy Czech food, Czech accordion music, dancing, demonstrations, stage entertainment and much more. (402) 892-3331 www.clarksonczechdays.com

June 22 - Hastings (Adams County) Charter Bus Tour of Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot. Historian Walt Miller will be narrating. He has been researching old records, visiting with former landowners or their families, locating former employees, identifying buildings and their use, and following up leads for additional insight into this World War II military installation.. $16 per person. (402) 726-2487

June 20-22 - Stromsburg (Polk County) Swedish Midsommar Festival; City-wide. Carnival, food, parade, car show and free entertainment. (402) 764-5265 www.theswedish festival.com

June 24-29 - Grand Island (Hall County) National 4-H Shooting Competition; Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd Steve Pritchard (402) 395-2158 www.4-h shootingsports.org

June 27-28 - Hastings (Adams County) Flatwater Music Festival; Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor & Ag Learning, 4705 DLD Rd. A celebration of music, art, culture and fun for all ages. Live concerts, music jams, art and craft vendors, children's activities and more. Fri, 611pm; Sat, 11am-11pm, $10, ages 11 and under free Amy Sandeen (402) 463-0565 www.prairieloft.org June 27-28 - Norfolk (Madison County) Divots Summer Concert Series - Musicfest 2014; DeVent Center at Divots Conference Center. Enjoy this 2-day outdoor summer concert series event featuring big named artists. (402) 844-2987 www.divotsconcertseries.com June 27-29 - Clearwater (Antelope County) Clearwater Rodeo. Rodeo, street dance, mutton busting and fun for everyone. (402) 485-2365 June 28 - Firth (Lancaster County) Prairieland Dairy Day; Prairieland Dairy, on Pella Rd - parking available at Norris High School. See where your food comes from! Get an inside look at modern day agriculture with a variety of activities including barrel rides, corn boxes, face painting and a Straw castle. 11am4pm, Free. Jacob Hickey (402) 791-2228 www.prairielanddairy.com

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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, June 26th. The next Heartland Express will be printed on THURSDAY, June 19th. To run a classified ad in the Farm and Ranch, call 800-658-3191 and ask for Kimberly. 1001 - MOWERS WANTED TO BUY NE - IHC #24 MOWER & PARTS, (308) 5872344 FOR SALE NE - REBUILT KOSCH HAYVESTOR, (308) 587-2344 NE - IHC H, OLDER MODEL, UPRIGHT DISTRIBUTOR, (308) 587-2344 1002 - WINDROWERS FOR SALE TX - BEAN WINDROWER BELTS. ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY, USA MADE. GUARANTEED., (800) 337-9826 NE - PARTS FOR A400 JD WINDROWER: FULL SET OF STUBBY GUARDS. ONE CROP DIVIDER. WEAR BARS FOR THE SICKLE HEAD. 2 EXTRA SICKLES FOR A 16’ HEAD., (402) 482-5491 1003 - SWATHERS FOR SALE NE - BELTS FOR MOST BALERS & SWATHERS, (308) 587-2344 1005 - RAKES FOR SALE IA - WWW. RAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 3662114 1006 - BALERS FOR SALE NE - BALER BELTS AND CHAINS; BEARINGS & FLANGES, (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 TX - BALER BELTS FOR ALL MODEL HAY BALERS. SINGLE BELTS OR IN FULL SETS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY. GUARANTEED. USA MADE. ASK ABOUT FREE SHIPPING., (800) 337-9826 1007 - BALE MOVERS/FEEDERS FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS/PARTS/TIRES, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 1008 - BALE ACCUMULATORS FOR SALE TX - BALE THROWER BELTS. ANY MODEL. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY. USA MADE. GUARANTEED., (800) 337-9826

1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS WANTED TO BUY ID - NH 8500 ROUND BALE STACKER, (208) 880-2889 FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS/PARTS/TIRES, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 1010 - FORAGE HARVESTORS WANTED TO BUY KS - JOHN DEERE CHOPPERS & HEADS, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, KS, (785) 336-6103 1013 - DUMP WAGON WANTED TO BUY KS - RICHARDTON HIGH DUMP WAGONS, ROEDER IMPLEMENT, (785) 336-6103 1014 - BALE WAGONS WANTED TO BUY KS - NH SELF PROPELLED & PULL-TYPE, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, (785) 336-6103 ID - NEW HOLLAND 2 & 3-WIDE, SELF-PROPELLED, PULL-TYPE MODELS/PARTS/ TIRES. JIM,, (208) 880-2889 FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND’S-ALL MODELS/PARTS/ TIRES. CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE. WWW. BALEWAGON. COM, (208) 880-2889 1030 - OTHER- HAY & FORAGE WANTED TO BUY NE - HAYBUSTER GEAR BOX FOR 1600 STACKER, BEDROLLERS, PUSH OFF ASSEMBLY, A FEW OTHER PARTS, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - HAY PROBE FOR TESTING, (308) 5872344 1101 - TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - MF 35, 50, 65, 135, 235, 245, OR 255 TRACTOR, (402) 678-2277 MO - AC D17’S & UP, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 MO - IH 560 TO 1566, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 FOR SALE 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 IH DISGUSTED TO PRICE THE KIT FOR YOUR MODEL, (800) 808-7885 NE - 8 HOLE 15” TRACTOR FRONT WHEELS, FITS IHC, (308) 587-2344 NE - IHC 706 FOR SALVAGE, (308) 269-2586 IA - IH 1086, 5900 HOURS, $8,650.00, (712) 299-6608 www.myfarmandranch.com

1101 - TRACTORS FOR SALE - CONT’D IL - LARGE SELECTION OF NEW, USED & REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, IH, JD, MM, MH, AC, OLIVER & OTHERS. WE SHIP DAILY. ALSO BUYING ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF TRACTORS. PLEASE CALL:, (217) 370-1149

Our Sportsmen will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCampLeasing.com IA - JD 2010G W/HYD BUCKET LOADER, $4,850.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH 574G OR 606G UTILITIES W/HYD IH LOADERS. $5850 EACH., (712) 299-6608 IA - VERY NICE IH 350G W/HYD LOADER, $5,850.00, (712) 299-6608 1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE IA - JD #30, 45, 46, 48, 148. SEVERAL LOADERS $250 TO $3650, (712) 299-6608 NE - 40” MANURE BUCKET OR 80” DIRT/SNOW BUCKET FOR AC MODEL 170 LOADER. $75 OR $125, (308) 624-2177 1103 - LOADER ATTACHMENTS WANTED TO BUY NE - DIRT OR MANURE BUCKET HEAD FOR F10 LOADER, NEEDS TO HAVE ORANGE FRAMEWORK W/GRAPPLE, (308) 587-2344 1105 - DISKS FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344 1106 - PLOWS AND SWEEP PLOWS FOR SALE NE - NEW FLEX KING PICKER WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 KS - FLEX-KING 5X5 SWEEP PLOW, (785) 871-0711 IA - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 2 OR 3 PT. AND PULL TYPE, (712) 299-6608 1108 - HARROWS FOR SALE IA - SEVERAL HARROW SECTIONS, (712) 299-6608 1109 - PLANTERS FOR SALE NE - C-IH 12R36” VERTICAL FOLD 3 PT, ALWAYS SHEDDED, (308) 995-5515 NE - JD 7000 6R30”, LIQ FERT, TARPED, $4,000.00, (308) 778-5419

To place your classified ad call 800-658-3191

120 OWS 6P PL E E GEA F W O S R RH D N EP NE - SALE EAD SA E ADS W W O 1101 - TRACTORS S L S ON(3, 0 150 P E HE ' N I 5 6 I 8 H B X 0 T ) P I N M 4 PER 11 FOR SALE - CO ALE KING COND 1 E - 995-55 GEAR TRIP 8712 S S 0 ' R H 3 1 R 1 EAD 1 20 ) NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF FO FLE X OOD 5-2541 5P0IC0KHEP 4 AMAR 5 , 6 OR SALE OURNE 0, (785 G ) 86 ING HP :3 $ ILL R B 0 F . LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, KS L O A 0 0 TIOSHE P W, (62 LE X K 51N5E - R4O:W ,50 5 , 700 G DR A (308) 436-4369 PLO 00.00, F 95-5 90H HARUS 74$-600 , 70 H E ARH KS - , ER, $5 36' ER, B W 1 8 0 D , , E 9 H P P E 1 151 N 96 DAPT 0 50ITH 048:3) MOT (308 5:4 ADHSEA KS - FORD 2N WITH 5' WOODS $ W - N 308) CD9O - CJOD A ELL 58 NE EELS, ( , 6-16'S3.00H0, P(130:1 $45O0 NORS ) 624- $650 0:711 M BELLY MOWER, $2,900.00, (620) A F O I G , 0 2 0 1 $SH , 7-0 E A P ES R C H R 6 5 1 7 5 9 4 W K :3 ,$CU 700874 HP RH 7 865-2541 O NE0 SERSIA5LE00 NST-A2265 U IH W, $ E S E , ' 3 5 ) E A 2 N 08 5 361 LK NO 12, L/ N 18 : D IL - LARGE SELECTION OF NEW, 8 4- 00, (300, (3080HP 5: 3 $40 S IAWEEWEELL, $3X,4(X5880) POLY S BAOLR IKE 0 L 3 R . L 0 4 R , 6" USED & REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, E ) 62 2 0 7 , OE 456 - JI CAS , $1,00 4-21 $600, (712 1L2A6R5GE2N0," N&E.3 N36E0A-R037 IH, JD, MM, MH, AC, OLIVER & , S 7 ) E 8 R M ( R 7 N 8 3 0 E N E 2 R IND 08 N70 . O3U 200 E LT EN OTHERS. DAILY. GPLEASE THE WE YSHIP COIULE2RS H1A9Y09- C- OBRHUEL-1AL1DS24 30NDS, M ) 832- E - RE U 260 WIND RGER F 0 - O (217) B370-1149 A 3 N 6 O 1 R G O A 5 03CALL, T S R T A IST 4 T KE O 156 WFROR SBAALLE28T2AL H OL 3 S, ERE APP ES K B R AINE - 2 SALE TED KSS 32FOVR W-INTCR & '40' I- - GRAIN FFE G N F D A R A S A E L W LES CELL: D. HOR NE& G- REGISTERED FOR ANGUS, PPE INDOWION, 003 B COBB& A-L'S59O SEAL'E30'SUCKSCOND2604 LE O A S A H R J & S HAESR AS LS(308) O SA SAL GR A 6' 2 , W L2E0A04SE - MOR L ACK SD TOERT,C HI,N2G TCHHEDING T ES. S TO O WA 732-3356 999308-870-1119, 199 525BL A G AN MO FOR 11 GSI 3 L TARP SS . OLD N R VY 1 NE (25) COMING 2 EYR C 3 T P 5 U ERSA KDS -DU, R$9A9CCNOEW L 0 R C 6 2 O 73 LE AS T FO ED A NET 136 OR L 55807 MO K M BRO GAN CHAROLAIS BULLS(308)L 567 OK - ER R USIES P19AY 9 86-2 0

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

1109 - PLANTERS FOR SALE - CONT’D

For Sale Planters: 8 row Great Plains 8030, 8 row, IH 900 Air planter, 12 row JD 7300, 12 row 30” Case IH 800, 16 row JD 7200.

254-582-3000 www.kaddatzequipment.com 1111 - DRILLS WANTED TO BUY NE - 30’-40’ OLDER DOUBLE DISC FOLDING DRILL, (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 - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 IA - JD 10’ GRAIN DRILL, 3 BOXES ON RUBBER, $875.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - GREAT PLAINS DRILL PRESS WHEELS, (712) 299-6608 1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE NE - LILLISTON 6R30”, $300.00, (308) 7785419 1114 - SPRAYERS FOR SALE

ACR Weed Wiper

#1 Herbicide applicator for weed control. Uses very little chemical. Kill rye in winter wheat and weeds in pastures. All sizes available. Recovers in stock. ATV mounting brackets and S & J Carts. 580-623-3372 • 800-544-1546 www.acrsales.com

NE - CENTURY 500 GALLON PULL BETWEEN, $300.00, (402) 787-2244 1117 - FIELD CULTIVATORS FOR SALE NE - J. D. CULTIVATOR UNIT. 8X30”, 5X7 BAR, HEAVY DUTY HITCH & GAUGE WHEELS., (402) 364-2592 1120 - FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE KS - SURE CROP QUALITY LIQUID FERTILIZERS. SEMI-LOAD DISCOUNTS, SOIL ANALYSIS CREDITS, FLEXIBLE FINANCING OPTIONS. “ASSURING CROP SUCCESS FOR YOU”. DELIVERY DIRECT TO YOUR FARM. SURE CROP-SENECA, KS. SURECROPFERTILIZERS. COM, (800) 635-4743 1130 - TRACTORS,TILL. OTHER FOR SALE NE - HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HOSES & PTO PUMPS, (308) 587-2344 TX - NEW & USED FARM EQUIPMENT. NEW & USED PARTS. TRACTORS, COMBINES, HAY & FARM EQUIPMENT. KADDATZ AUCTIONEERING & FARM EQUIPMENT SALES. ORDER PARTS ONLINE AT: KADDATZEQUIPMENT. COM, (254) 582-3000 IA - 3PT SNOWBLOWERS, $850 - $2850, (712) 299-6608 IA - LARGE JD RUBBER FRONT FENDERS, (712) 299-6608 1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS FOR SALE NE - USED VEE BELTS: 3-IHC C176” $15 EA; 4 GATES C240” $20 EA; 3 DAYCO C240” $15 EA; 4 DAYCO C270” $15 EA 1 DAYCO C116 $10 EA; 1 DAYCO 94” X 1 1/4” WIDE $10, (308) 624-2177 1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE NE - C. C. W. 3X4 BERKELEY PUMP, (402) 364-2592

1203 - PIPE WANTED TO BUY NE - WANTED TO BUY: USED ALUMINUM PIPE. PAYING TOP CASH PRICES. WE PICK UP ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. MINIMUM PURCHASE 1000’ PIPE. CALL FOR A QUOTE, (308) 380-4549 FOR SALE MILES AND MILES, used aluminum pipe, siderolls, pumps, gaskets, PVC, motors, cooling jackets, hydrants, 10” water transfer pipe. WATERDOG IRRIGATION CO. Littlefield, Texas Ph-806-385-4620; Fax-806-385-5734 www.waterdogirrigation.com 1205 - GENERATOR FOR SALE KS - PTO GENERATOR, $975.00, (785) 8710711 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE NE - US MOTORS GEARHEADS-30HP 4:3 $350, 30HP 2:3 $350, 50HP 1:1 $800 & REBUILT 60HP 6:5 $1100., (308) 624-2177 NE - RANDOLPH/DERAN GEARHEADS-80HP 11:10 $800, 80HP 6:5 $700. PEERLESS GEARHEAD 2:3 $300., (308) 624-2177 NE - AMARILLO GEARHEADS-30HP 3:4 $400, 40HP 1:1 $750, 60HP 1:1 WITH NEW SHAFT & BEARINGS $950, (308) 624-2177 1209 - PUMPS WITH MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 3/4 BERKELEY PUMP W/PRIMING VALVE ATTACHED TO 262 ALLIS W/RADIATOR ON CART., (402) 364-2592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. FOR SALE WI - SERVING THE MIDWEST WITH COMPLETE IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, ALL TYPES, NEW & USED. CONTACT ROBERTS IRRIGATION COMPANY AT 1500 POST ROAD, PLOVER, WI 54467, (800) 434-5224 NE - IN STOCK UNDERGROUND PIPE, WIRE, FITTINGS, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS. AERATION AND UNLOADING ELECTRICAL MOTORS., (402) 678-2765 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE OK - REBUILT COMBINE SIEVES. NEW REEL BATS, GALVANIZED AND BLACK CELL 580525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265 OK - C-IH 1480, 810 24’ HEAD, CELL 580525-1265 OR, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - PARTS FOR 1680 CLEANING SYSTEM, CALL FOR LIST, (308) 269-2586 NE - 1986 CASE IH 1680, 3, 093 HRS. NEW STYLE UNLOAD GEAR BOX, NEW STYLE FAN, TSR LONG SIEVE CHOPPER NEW ROTO CAGE AND SPECIALTY ROTOR, (308) 269-2586 NE - 30 INCH STRADDLE DUALS FOR 2388 WITH AXLE EXTENSION, 18. 4 X 38 RADIALS, (308) 269-2586 NE - 1978 IH 1440, 3300 HOURS, 20’ 820 FLEX PLATFORM, OFFSET 964 CORNHEAD, $15,000.00, (308) 269-2586 1302 - COMBINE HEADS FOR SALE SD - WE REBUILD COMBINE & WINDROWER HEADER AUGERS TO LIKE NEW CONDITION. PONCELET’S WELDING, RAMONA, SD. (605) 480-4860 OR, (605) 482-8405 OK - ‘98 MACDON 960 30’, JD ADAPTOR, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, $11,000.00, (580) 361-2265 TX - COMBINE PICKUP BELTS. ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY, USA MADE. GUARANTEED., (800) 337-9826 TX - DRAPER HARVEST HEADER CANVAS. ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY. USA MADE. GUARANTEED., (800) 3379826 OK - SP 36 HONEYBEE, FITS CASE-IH COMBINE, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 3612265 OK - IHC 1020 30’ FLEX HEAD, PICKUP REEL, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, $6,500.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - NEW HART CARTER PICKUP REELS, ALL MAKES & MODELS, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, (580) 361-2265


June 12, 2014 1305 - WAGONS/GRAVITY WAGONS FOR SALE IA - 6 OR 7 X 12 BARGE & GRAVITY WAGONS, (712) 299-6608 1310 - AUGERS FOR SALE TX - CONVEYOR BELTS FOR ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY, USA MADE. GUARANTEED., (800) 337-9826 SD - CONVEYOR. 52’ LONG BELT, 22” WIDE. HAS HOPPER, IS ON WHEELS, BELT IS LIKE NEW. BELT COST $2500. WILL SELL FOR THIS., (605) 386-2131 1312 - HARVESTORS & SILOS FOR SALE WI - SILO DOORS: WOOD OR STEEL! SHIPPED PROMPLY TO YOUR FARM. HARDWARE AVAILABLE WITH STAINLESS STEEL STAPLES. PLEASE CALL:, (800) 222-5726 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE

Automatic Grain Bin FAN CONTROLLERS

Nebraska Farm & Ranch 1501 - ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE NE - ALFALFA, 4X4X8 BALES, DAIRY QUALITY, SHEDDED & TARPED, HAMEL HAY CO. CELL 308-962-6399 OR HOME, (308) 9625474 NE - GRINDING QUALITY ALFALFA IN LG RD BALES, HAMEL HAY CO. CELL 308-9626399 OR HOME, (308) 962-5474 MO - ZIMMERMAN’S HAY. BIG SQUARE BALES OF PREMIUM ALFALFA HAY. DELIVERY AVAILABLE., (660) 216-0938

Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa Grass Mix Brome and Orchard. 4x8 and 3x4 Squares & Rounds. Millet Hay - Rounds - 1400 lbs. 2nd & 3rd cutting, choice, no rain Can Deliver!

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

by Sentry Pack

HAY FOR SALE BY DELIVERY ONLY!!

Easiest to operate, most reliable controller available.

Alfalfa & Grass Hay

Valley Grain Management Ord, NE • 308-730-0251 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER FOR SALE NE - NEW ORTHMAN DRY BEAN CUTTERS, (308) 995-5515 1401 - 3 POINT BLADES FOR SALE IA - 2 OR 3 PT BLADES: 6’, 7’, 8’, 9’., (712) 299-6608 1402 - LOG SPLITTERS & STUMP GRINDERS FOR SALE SD - VERMEER WOOD CHIPPER, 3 PT, WILL TAKE 6” DIAMETER LOG. LIKE NEW. REALLY WORKS, $5,000.00, (605) 386-2131 1408 - DAIRY EQUIPMENT WANTED TO BUY WI - USED BULK MILK TANKS, ALL SIZES, (800) 558-0112 FOR SALE

BULK TANKS-USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT Buy-Sell-Trade

800-844-5427 1412 - SHOP TOOLS,WELDERS, ETC WANTED TO BUY NE - 110V WELDING ROD DRYING OVEN, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE

Air Compressors • Heavy duty cast iron, no alum., 3-5 & 10 h.p. elec. Disc valves, not Reed valves, rod inserts, 2 stage, 60-80-120 & 200 gal. All compressors priced delivered.

North Central Air 619 S. Morgan, Downs, KS

785-454-3409 1415 - FURNACES AND HEATERS FOR SALE NE - NEW VAL6 PORTABLE DIESEL RADIANT HEATERS. DAYSTAR RADIANT HEATERS. NEW WASTE OIL HEATERS W/TANKS. AG & INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, (402) 893-4745 ELIMINATE • RISING • FUEL COSTS: Clean, safe and efficient wood heat. Central Boiler Classic and E-Classic Outdoor Wood Furnace; heats multiple buildings with only one furnace. 25 year warranty available. Heat with wood, so splitting! Available in dual fuel ready models. www.CentralBoiler.com. WE ALSO HAVE whole house pellet/corn/biomass furnaces. Load once per month with hopper. www.Maximheat.com.

ROUND BALES Cow-Horse Quality. Call for Delivered Price in WY, CO, NE Areas and More!

307-575-1008 1502 - PRAIRIE HAY FOR SALE IA - LARGE RD & BIG SQ BALES GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY, DELIVERED IN SEMI LOADS ONLY, (641) 658-2738 NE - BIG ROUNDS BALES, CERT NOXIOUS WEED FREE FOR MULCH, (308) 587-2344 1504 - OAT/WHEAT/RYE HAY FOR SALE IA - 1000 TON BIG ROUNDS NET WRAPPED WHEAT HAY, (641) 658-2738 1505 - STRAW FOR SALE NE - 75 BIG RNDS OF STRAW, NET WRAPPED. 308-641-1240 OR, (308) 4365491 1512 - SEED WANTED TO BUY KS - TRITICALE SEED OFF THE FARM, (316) 249-1907 FOR SALE IA - BUYER & SELLER OF PRAIRIE GRASS & WILDFLOWER SEED, OSENBAUGH SEEDS, LUCAS, IA., (800) 582-2788 NE - NATIVE GRASS SEED, WILDFLOWER, LEAD PLANT, SMART WEED, WOOLY VERBENA & OTHERS. SOUTH FORK SEED CO. 402336-7351 OR, (402) 482-5491 KS - HIGH QUALITY TRITICALE SEED. CLEANED, 54 LB TEST WEIGHT, 90% GERMINATION. REASONABLE DELIVERY FEE. DELIVER ANYWHERE BULK OR BAGGED. CALL BROCK BAKER AT 316-249-1907 OR, (620) 983-2144

We Buy Damaged Grain. Grain Vac’s Available. Also damaged grain from ground piles. Call Greg at 316-640-3203 KS - BEAUTIFUL TRITICALE SEED. 62+ GERMINATION. 10 SEMI LOADS AVAILABLE. CALL FOR DELIVERED PRICE., (316) 2491907 FOR SALE: Golden German Hay Millet Seed, 56# no weed seeds. Cleaned, bagged and ready to plant. Great income potential. 2013 crop made 50+ bushels per acre, plus over 1.5 tons per acre of hay after harvesting grain. $1.75 per pound. Discounts for larger orders (only costs around $15 per acre to plant at 20 pound rec. rate). Mike Authier 605-683-6411 or 605-280-4098. 89% Germination. Delivered to your farm at no charge.

1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - ELSTON GOPHER MACHINE, (308) 5872344 IA - WWW. WHEELRAKE. COM, (712) 3662114 NE - PORTABLE EVAPORATIVE COOLERS FOR SHOPS, SCHOOLS, BEAT THE HEAT AFFORDABLY., (402) 893-4745 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

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

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

Net Wrap, Twine, Covers, Hay Preservative, Silage Wrap Preseason Sale 48” X 9,840’ $185, 64” X 7,000’ $178, 20,000’ 110 twine $18.95, 4,000’ 350 knot $23.95, 50’ X 100’ Cover $179, Silage Wrap $71.50, Ask About Free Delivery Jordan Ag Supply (800) 726-0401 KS - PREMIUM RANGE CUBES. CALL FOR MY DELIVERED PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY. BROCK BAKER, (316) 249-1907 1804 - FEEDING WAGONS FOR SALE TX - FEED WAGON BELTS. ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY, USA MADE. WILL BEAT ALL MFG’S PRICES., (800) 3379826

NEW PENTA

TMR highly efficient vert. mixers

200-1850 cu. units/ft. New Hurricane Auger - 25% faster processing

Gayle • 573-473-6568 www.pentaag.com 1805 - FEEDING TRUCKS FOR SALE NE - KELLY RYAN 5X12 FEED WAGON MOUNTED ON IH TRUCK. HAVE PARTS TO CONVERT BACK TO WAGON., $3,000.00, (308) 778-5419 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 TX - TUB GRINDER BELTS FOR ALL MODELS. STRONGEST & BEST QUALITY. 18”-30” WIDTHS. MADE IN THE USA., (800) 3379826 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 1814 - BUNKS FOR SALE NE - 15 TRACTOR TIRE FEED BUNKS, $30/BUNK, (308) 778-5419 1815 - WATERERS FOR SALE

GIANT RUBBER WATER TANKS

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

1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER WANTED TO BUY

To place your classified ad call 800-658-3191

Tanks made from used earth moving tires. Sizes from 6 to 13 foot. With or without steel bottoms. Full loads can be delivered anywhere in the United States.

Guaranteed best quality & lowest price. Call 605/473-5356 or email randy@zhvalley.com

MN - JUG LIVESTOCK WATERERS. THEJUGWATERER. COM, (320) 808-0471 www.myfarmandranch.com

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LAKE OR POND? XP-180 Air Diffusion POND AERATOR / De-Icing System! Includes: Outdoor pump, 100ft tubing, Diffuser & Hardware Kit! 1 YEAR WARRANTY! Just $369.95 + $24 s/h

(608) 254-2735 Open 7 days /week! Website: www.fishpondaerator.com Fish people since 1955

1819 - WINDMILLS FOR SALE NE - REBUILT AERMOTORS OR REPAIRS, (308) 587-2344 1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - 20’ BULL WHIP, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE KS - TIRE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: WATER TANKS, MINERAL FEEDERS, SILAGE COVER WEIGHTS. WWW. GEETIRE. COM, (785) 231-8397 TX - TANK COATINGS, ROOF COATINGS. AVAILABLE FOR METAL COMPOSITION SHINGLES OR TAR ROOFS. LONG LASTING & EASY TO APPLY. WE ALSO MFG. TANK COATINGS FOR CONCRETE, ROCK, STEEL, GALVANIZED OR MOBILE TANKS. VIRDEN PERMABILT CO. WWW. VIRDENPRODUCTS. COM, (806) 352-2761 TANK COATINGS • ROOF COATINGS Available for METAL, composition shingles or tar roofs. Long lasting and easy to apply. We also manufacture tank coatings for concrete, rock, steel, galvanized or mobile tanks.

VIRDEN PERMA-BILT CO. 806-352-2761 • www.virdenproducts.com

1901 - FEEDER STEERS FOR SALE MO - WE SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING “QUALITY” FEEDER CATTLE, (816) 688-7887 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT CATTLE LOCATORS - MAX HARGROVE, (816) 6887887 KS - 150 BLACK ANGUS OPEN HEIFERS, WEIGHING 700-800 LBS. SEE VIDEOS AT CLOVLANFARMS. COM, (785) 418-2983 1904 - BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE KS - 120 2 & 3 YR OLD BRED BLACK ANGUS HEIFERS. SEE VIDEOS AT CLOVLANFARMS. COM, (785) 418-2983 1908 - COW CALF PAIRS FOR SALE NE - 50 ANGUS COW/CALF PAIRS, (308) 569-2458 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE NE - REG. ANGUS BULLS, 2 YEAR OLDS & COMING YEARLINGS., (308) 569-2458 NE - PUREBRED ANGUS BULLS, YEARLINGS & 2 YR OLDS. TC TOTAL, GAR INGENUITY, WMR TIMELESS, & CONNEALY CONFIDENCE BLOODLINES. SCHULTE ANGUS RANCH, KEARNEY, NE CALL 308-708-1839 OR, (308) 236-0761 NE - BLACK SIMMENTAL, ANGUS & CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE! 2 YRS, 18 MONTHS, AND YEARLINGS. RECORDS AVAILABLE, TOP QUALITY, REASONABLE. CALL RICK WETOVICK, FULLERTON NE. :, (308) 5362901 NE - POLLED HEREFORD BULLS, PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE, GUARANTEED BREEDERS. HUWALDT’S HEREFORDS. WWW. EDHUWALDT. COM. 402360-4387 OR, (402) 337-0784

SIMMENTAL BULLS for sale: Blk polled AI sired ½ to purebred. Exc selection of high growth bulls that will add weaning weights to our next calf crop. Volume discounts guaranteed performance data. EPD’s & free delivery. Reed Simmentals. Randy Cell 605-530-2748 Home 605-997-2748 1930 - CATTLE OTHER FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT & BREEDING CATTLE LOCATORS, (816) 688-7887

1930 - CATTLE OTHER FOR SALE - CONT’D CO - IT’S SIMPLE. . . YOU NEED SALERS. ACCORDING TO U. S. MARC, SALERS HAVE OPTIMUM BIRTH WEIGHT & GROWTH PERFORMANCE FOR CROSSING WITH ANGUS. SUPERIOR TO COMPETING CONTINENTAL BREEDS FOR MARBLING, SALERS ARE RELATIVELY EQUAL FOR YIELD. SALERSUSA. ORG, (303) 770-9292

OLD (TWO IRON) WYOMING BRAND!! First registered in 1909. Brand created by I.M. Conness in and around Saratoga and Encampment, WY. LRC, LSS, HOGS, LSH. Fees paid to 2015. For more information

970-291-9379

DS CATTLE CO.

We are your year-around source for quality light calves from Mississippi and Alabama. Our #1 sort on all weights are 90% Black Angus and 10% Char. Angus. David – Cell

(662) 418-0333. Call today for prices. 2010 - FARROWING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

*FOR SALE* Good, clean used swine equipment. www.cellmanb.com

605-251-1133 2011 - HOG EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

*FOR SALE* Good, clean used pig & hog equipment. www.mikesgoodusedequipment.com

605-251-1133 2202 - STUD SERVICE FOR SALE NE - MORGAN STALLION STANDING AT STUD, (308) 587-2344 NE - FOR SALE OR TRADE, BLACK MORGAN STALLION. SMOKES KING FDK 182803, (308) 587-2344 2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK

Machinery Hauler Class A CDL • Good MVR Lots of Miles Will Run the West & Midwest

308-340-8389 Full Time Truck Driver * Good Record* * Good Background Check* * Great Benefits * * Good Insurance * * Back-up Feedlot Helper *

402-380-0413 WANTED:

HARVESTING

in Northern South Dakota or Southern North Dakota Two JD Combines, MacDon Drapers, Grain Carts, & Semi-Trucks. Will work alongside farmer or alone.

Lee Farming & Harvesting

308.430.0293 308.232.4422 www.myfarmandranch.com

Registered SimAngus Bulls

FOR SALE PRIVATE TREATY Semen Tested • Guaranteed 1 year Sires Represented: • Hooks Shear Force • Hoover Dam • Beef Maker

• SAV Pioneer • GW Predestined

For performance information, Contact:

Sid Andersen 308-324-4470 • Lexington, NE


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2602 - PICKUPS FOR SALE - CONT’D

Exira Auto Sales

Hwy. 71, Exira, IA • 712-268-5345 www.exiraauto.com

Beef Has an immediate opening for experienced Pen Riders, Cattle Feeders & Night Watch. We offer competitive wages, 401K, dental, medical, life insurance, retirement, & paid vacation. Contact: Andrea Prise at (970) 848-5331 ex. 2 Apply in person at: 12998 County Rd. 42, Yuma, CO 80759 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? JOIN THE CLEARY TEAM!! www.workforclearybuildingcorp.com

NOW HIRING CONSTRUCTION CREW AND FOREMAN Cleary is a family-owned, debt-free, national leader in preengineered building construction. We are seeking responsible, hardworking, energetic personnel. Construction experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidates. Join our team of champions!! FULL TIME WORK and FULL BENEFITS TOP WAGES for the RIGHT INDIVIDUALS VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQURIED APPLY ONLINE OR IN PERSON!! 721 S. Beltline E. 520 N. Poplar St. 4433 S. Juergen Rd. Scottsbluff, NE 69361 North Platte, NE 69101 Grand Island, NE 68801

308.635.3467 308.534.6850 308.381.1028 15505 A Street Roca, NE 68430

1105S.13thSt.,Ste.210 220 Sheryl Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701 Fremont, NE 68025

402.420.0302 402.371.8567 402.727.9322

2502 - CUSTOM WORK/SERVICES FOR RENT KS - CORN, MILO, WHEAT HARVESTING WANTED. TWO JD MACHINES & SUPPORTING TRUCKS., (785) 567-8515 Backgrounding and finishing Available for Feeder Calves, Butcher Cows, Bred Cattle, & Cow/Calf Pairs. Calving and AI services. References Available & Reasonable Rate. Call 605-520-3182

R & M Salvage On-site pickup of cars, trucks, appliances, iron and demolition of mobile homes Serving

‘12 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab long bed 4x4, auto, diesel .............................. Call ‘12 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab dually, flatbed 4x4, diesel, auto ............... $29,800 ‘12 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab short bed 4x4, diesel, 6-spd.................... $36,900 ‘12 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab short bed 4x4, diesel, auto., 49K ............ $33,900 ‘12 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab short bed 4x4, 5.7 gas, 68K .................... $24,900 ‘11 Chevy 3500 SRW Crew Cab 2WD diesel, 58K. ............................ $31,900 SOLD ‘11 Chevy 3500 SRW Crew Cab 4x4, diesel, long bed, 107K ............ $28,900 ‘11 Ford F-550 Reg. Cab 2WD auto., 6.7 diesel................................. $18,900 ‘09 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab short box 4x4, 6.0 gas ............................. $11,900 ‘08 Chevy 2500 X Cab short bed 4x4, auto., diesel ........................... $16,900 ‘08 Jeep Wrangler 4x4, 6-spd., V6 .................................................... $13,900 SOLD $10,900 ‘08 Jeep Wrangler, V6 4x4, hard top, right hand driver..................... ‘08 Chevy 2500 X Cab 4x4, 6.0 gas ................................................... $10,700 ‘08 Dodge 3500 Dually, Reg, Cab 4x4, diesel, auto., cab and chassis.. $16,700 ‘08 Ford F-2500 X Cab 4x4, auto., V10................................................ $8,900 ‘07 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab long bed 4x4, diesel ................................. $18,900 ‘07 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Dually, 4x4 auto., flat bed,5.9 diesel ....... $18,700 ‘07 Dodge 3500 Reg. Cab Dually 4x4, 5.9 diesel., auto ..................... $17,800 ‘07 Chevy 2500 X Cab 4x4, long bed, diesel...................................... $14,900 ‘07 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab 4x4, short bed, auto, V8 ............................ $9,800 ‘07 Chevy 2500 Reg. Cab 4x4, 6.0 auto., utility bed ............................ $6,950 ‘06 Ford F-250 Reg. Cab 4x4, 5.4 gas, auto. w/V-plow ..................... $10,950 ‘06 Dodge 3500 SRW Quad Cab 4x4, auto., diesel............................ $10,700 ‘06 Chevy 2500 X Cab long bed 4x4, auto., 6.0 V8 ............................. $7,950 ‘05 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab long bed 4x4, diesel, 6-spd..................... $16,900 ‘05 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2 dr., hard-top 4x4, 6-cyl., auto.......... $10,900 ‘05 Chevy 2500 X Cab 4x4, 6.0 gas, Utility bed ................................... $6,950 ‘04 Chevy 1500 X Cab short bed 4x4, auto., V8 .................................. $5,800 ‘03 Dodge 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, diesel, auto. 78K ............................... $13,900 ‘03 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT Dually, 2WD, diesel, 80K ................... $12,900 ‘03 Ford F-350 SRW Crew Cab 2WD, 7.3 diesel, 88K ....................... $11,900 ‘02 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab 4x4, short bed, diesel, auto....................... $7,400 ‘02 GMC 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, 6.0 gas, auto.......................................... $5,500 ‘02 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab short bed 4x4, 360 V8, snow plow ........... $4,900 ‘01 Chevy Tahoe LT, leather, sunroof, 4x4, auto. V8, 141K................. $3,900 ‘00 Ford F-350 SRW Crew Cab 4x4, long bed, diesel, new engine .... $13,900

2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE SD - 1952 IH L160 TRUCK, 16’ COMBINATION GRAIN & STOCK BOX & HOIST, GOOD CONDITION. $1500, (605) 386-2131 2604 - GRAIN TRAILERS FOR SALE OK - 2015 SHOP BUILT 32’ ONE HOPPER, 2 COMPARTMENTS, REFURBISHED RUNNING GEAR, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, $19,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - 1990 TIMPTE 48’ X 96�, CELL 580-5251265 OR, (580) 361-2265 2607 - UTILITY TRAILERS FOR SALE KS - INTERSTATE 6’ X 12’ ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILER, HAS INTERIOR CABINETS & SHELVING, $2,750.00, (785) 871-0711 2613 - MOBILE HOMES & RV’S FOR SALE KS - 1977 CHEVY MOTOR HOME, $2,750.00, (785) 871-0711 2615 - AIRPLANES FOR SALE NE - MONI MOTOR GLIDER AND TRAILER, LOW HOURS, (402) 364-2592 2616 - TIRES WANTED TO BUY NE - 11. 2 X 36 OR 12. 4 X 36 TIRES, (308) 587-2344 MO - 20. 4 X 34 REAR TIRES, (816) 3782015 NE - 12. 4 X 38 TRACTOR REARS, NEW OR USED, DECENT SHAPE, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - 15� SPLIT RIMS, 8 HOLE, 750 MUD/SNOW, (308) 587-2344 NE - RIM-GARD, NON CORROSIVE, TIRE BALLAST, TUBE OR TUBELESS TIRES, (308) 587-2344 NE - 90% TREAD 24. 5 X 32 DIAMOND TREAD 12 PLY ON 10 HOLE RIM, (308) 2692586 NE - 3 NEW, NEVER BEEN MOUNTED, 9. 5L X 15 IMPLEMENT TIRES. 2 8PLY & 1 12 PLY., (308) 587-2344

2616 - TIRES FOR SALE - CONT’D IA - 18. 4 X 26�, 34�, 38� TIRES, (712) 2996608 2618 - SEMI TRACTORS/TRAILERS FOR SALE OK - 2015 BOURBON 36’, DOUBLE HOPPER BOTTOM, CELL 580-525-1265 OR, $2.00, (580) 361-2265 MO - 2000 FREIGHTLINER FLD120, 60� FLAT TOP SLEEPER, DETROIT 12. 7 AT 430500 HP, 10 SP, AIR RIDE, AIR SLIDE 5TH WHEEL, 704K MILES., (660) 548-3804 NE - 1999 KENWORTH W900L, 875K MILES, 10 SP, JAKE, 24. 5 TIRES, 90%, NEW AIR BAGS, AEROCAB, NEW DOT TAG, CAT ENGINE, (308) 991-6463 2630 - TRANSPORTATION OTHER FOR SALE

28 Foot Gooseneck Tandem dual axle trailer, steel floor and has winch. Extra nice. $3,750.00 Antique Hay Balers & graters. All sizes.

Call 918-448-0621 2803 - DIRT SCRAPERS WANTED TO BUY MO - WE BUY & TRADE USED HYDRAULIC EJECTION SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 FOR SALE MO - NEW & USED SCRAPERS- EJECTION & DUMP, ANY SIZE, (660) 548-3804 NE - PULL BEHIND BOX SCRAPERS, 10’ & 12’; 3PT’S 6’ & 8’, (402) 678-2277 MO - NEW TOREQ BY STEIGER & LEON SCRAPERS, (660) 548-3804 MO - TOREQ 40� PTO DITCHER, $7,800.00, (660) 548-3804 MO - BUFFALO 12’ BOX BLADES IN STOCK, (660) 548-3804 MO - LEON HYDRAULIC EJECT 1450 WITH EXTENSIONS, NEW TIRES & PAINT, $28,000.00, (660) 548-3804 ND - SCRAPER: BUY & SELL OLD CABLE SCRAPERS, CAT 60, 70, 80; LETOURNEAU LS, LP, FP; A/C; ALL MAKES AND SIZES, WILL CONVERT OVER TO HYDRAULICS, VERY PROFESSIONALLY DONE, TIRES & PARTS. CONTACT STEVE, WWW. STEVEVOIGHTMAN. COM. CELL 701-6808015 OR BUS., (701) 742-2182 NE - SOILMOVER 1. 25 YD., $800.00, (308) 778-5419 MO - SOILMOVER 12 YD, HYD EJECT, (660) 548-3804 2822 - SKID STEER LOADERS FOR SALE KS - BOBCAT 963, $20,000.00, (785) 8710711 2824 - MATERIAL HANDLING EQMT FOR SALE NE - 1500-8000# (MOSTLY 4000#), AIR TIRES & NEW FORKS, (402) 678-2277 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

June 12, 2014 2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE

3004 - ANTIQUE MACHINERY FOR SALE - CONT’D IA - LARGE NUMBER OF ANTIQUE MACHINERY ITEMS, INCLUDING STEEL WHEEL PLOWS, POTATO DIGGERS, & GEARS FOR IH & JD STEEL WHEELS, STEEL WHEEL ROAD GRADERS & HAY LOADERS. PULL TYPE CORN PICKERS AND CORN SHELLERS. 2, 4, 6 ROW OLDER JD PLANTERS., (712) 2996608 3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE

Gas & Hydraulic Wire Winders! Hotwood’s

Grand Island, Nebraska

877-407-8645 www.hotwoods.com

2828 - LAND LEVELING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MO - MIDLAND 16X45 LAND LEVELER, (660) 548-3804 2840 - OTHER CONST. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MO - GLENCOE 20� PTO DITCHER, (660) 548-3804 3002 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY SD - MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE ANY OLDER MM, (605) 386-2131 FOR SALE MN - ANTIQUE TRACTOR COLLECTORS! BIEWER’S TRACTOR & MACH. SALV. SPECIALIZES IN 1920-85 TRACTOR PARTS. FREE NATIONWIDE LOCATING. BARNESVILLE, MN. SEARCH PARTS & SEE OVER 300 ANTIQUE TRACTORS PICTURED AT SALVAGETRACTORS. COM, (218) 493-4696 NE - TRACTOR PARTS FOR SALE. NEW AFTERMARKET PARTS FOR MOST MAKES OF TRACTORS. FRONT END PARTS, 3 PT HITCH PARTS, RADIATORS, SEATS, STEERING WHEELS, BATTERY BOXES, PTO PARTS, DRAWBARS, WATER PUMPS, DECALS & MORE. CLASSIC AG, AINSWORTH, NE., (800) 286-2171 IA - IH TRACTORS: A, SUP A, B, C, SUP C, H, SUP H, M, SUP M, SMTA, 300, 350, 400, 450, 460, 560, 606, 504, 706G, 240, 340, 574 UTILITIES, (712) 299-6608 3003 - ANTIQUE VEHICLES WANTED TO BUY SD - IH 6 SPEED SPECIAL TRUCK, (605) 386-2131 SD - OLDER JEEPS, CJ 2A, 1948 OR OLDER, ALSO MILITARY, (605) 386-2131 NE - TEENS, 20’S, EARLY 30’S IHC TRUCKS, PARTS, LITERATURE, (308) 894-6965 3004 - ANTIQUE MACHINERY FOR SALE IA - IH 715 G, 4-30, 13’ BH, $2,850.00, (712) 299-6608 www.myfarmandranch.com

(620) 241-2582 • McPherson, KS www.frankblackpipe.com sales@frankblackpipe.com 2-3/8"; 2-7/8"; 3-1/2" oilfield tubing 3/4" thru 42" new & used line pipe square & rectangular tubing plate steel • sucker rods beam, channel & angle iron Call us for all your steel pipe needs.

WE CAN DELIVER!

STRUCTURAL PIPE  Excellent Condition 

Cut post with saddle ALL SIZES AVAILABLE Discounted delivery on full loads Call or E-mail Kayla: 970.324.4580

rpjenergy@gmail.com

Solid Plastic Fence Posts for pasture fence. Have 3�, 4� and 5�, with various lengths. Call Spotanski Plastics at 888-Dig-post or Bill at 308-940-0068 spotanskiplastics.com

Oilfield Pipe & Rods All Sizes/Top Quality. We provide free delivery on full truckloads in Kansas & the surrounding states.

John Seib 785-798-5959 Larry Seib 785-798-5245 S&S Pipe & Steel, Inc. Ness City, KS 3016 - BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES FOR SALE MO - FARM BUILDING SALE! SAVE THOUSANDS ON BARNS, IMPLEMENT SHEDS, SHOPS AND GARAGES. FACEBOOK: PERKA BUILDINGS OR CALL, (800) 467-3752

Powerlift of Nebraska, LLC 52125 West Hwy 275 Neligh, NE 68756 402-887-9092 402-841-8184 www.powerliftdoors.com

Sidney • North Platte • Kearney Grand Island • York • NW Kansas

308-530-3098 2601 - CARS FOR SALE IA - 1985 BUICK PARK AVENUE, VERY NICE, $1,550.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - NICE 1992 CHEV SUBURBAN, 4WD, $3,650.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - VERY NICE 2000 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE, RED & BLACK, $8,650.00, (712) 2996608 NE - 1978 CHEVY NOVA, 305, AUTOMATIC, 4 DR SEDAN, CD PLAYER/AFTERMARKET STEREO, DECENT TIRES, 170K MI., (308) 587-2344 2602 - PICKUPS WANTED TO BUY NE - BOX FOR A 1996 CHEVY EXT CAB SHORTBOX, (402) 482-5491 FOR SALE NE - THIRD SEAT FOR 95-99 SUBURBAN, TAUPE LEATHER, $100.00, (308) 624-2177

6410 Hwy 30 East, Kearney NE ~ 5040 Russell Circle, Lincoln NE ~

308-234-2300 402-540-2816

Hydraulic Doors

)$50&217$,10(17 The EPA requires containment if you have over

2009 FREIGHTLINER Day Cab, 450 HP, 10 Speed, 600K Range Excellent Condion

$35,850

2006 FREIGHTLINER Cat C13, 500-800 Range

*DOORQV2I 7RWDO)XHO6WRUDJH

$26,850

• Contains fuel storage at your farm or place of business. • Designed for simple and easy installation. • Meets the EPA’s fuel containment requirements.

To place your classified ad call 800-658-3191

1999 CHEVROLET MINI BUS 22 Passenger 350 Gas, AC, 55K

$11,650

2005 GMC 24 FT BOX TRUCK Cat Diesel, Automac

$17,650

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3016 - BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - HIGH DENSITY FOAM BOARD INSULATION. $19.20 PER SHEET - 4’ X 8’ X 2” THICK. ELIMINATE FROST HEAVING IN CONCRETE. PERFECT FOR IN-FLOOR HEATING APPLICATIONS. CALL LITEFORM AT, (800) 551-3313 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

3018 - LUMBER FOR SALE

WANTED Cedar and Cottonwood Logs & Timber. Inquire About Other Logs

MERICAN WOOD FIBERS Supplier of Wood Shavings Stall & kennel shavings

800-662-5459

3030 - OTHER FOR SALE NE - REASONABLY PRICE MECHANICS GLOVES, WARM GLOVES, MITTENS & OTHER GLOVES., (308) 587-2344 Pre-Assembled Installs in Minutes!

1 hp unit shown

CasCade 5000 Floating POND FOUNTAIN! Aerator Now Available Factory Direct! MSRP ($1100) You Pay $698.95! Complete with light & timer, 100 ft. power card, 1 yr warranty! (Also available in 3/4 hp & 1.25 hp)

Call 7 days/week! FAST UPS shipping right to your door! (608) 254-2735 www.fishpondaerator.com

To place your classified ad call 800-658-3191

Page 19 3034 - WIND GENERATORS WANTED TO BUY SD - JACOBS 32 VOLT WIND GENERATOR, ALSO WINCHARGER USED DURING THE ‘30’S & ‘40’S, WILL PAY ACCORDING TO CONDITION, (605) 386-2131 5001 - NON-FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

House For Sale in Big Springs, NE

All appliance and furniture included. 3 bedroom house on 2 lots with 2 double garages. 20 minutes from Lake McConaughy.

6002 - TRAVEL PACKAGES FOR SALE

Calgary Stampede July 11th thru 14th: 3 nights hotel, Rodeo tickets for the 12th & 13th, Evening show the 12th with Chuckwagon Races. Round trip deluxe motorcoach will depart from Billings and Great Falls MT. $989.00 per person double occupancy. $1,255 single.

Contact Beartooth Travel 800-554-2303 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

---$30,000--Pictures available on Graig’s List

308-889-3204

Midlands Classified Ad Network THUNDER CREEK GAS SERVICES, LLC IN GILLETTE WY IS SEEKING A INSTRUMENT/ELECTRICAL TECH. BASIC ACCOUNTABILITY: RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SCADA FUNCTIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SCADA AND EFM INFORMATION TO GAS CONTROL, OPERATIONS, FIELD PERSONNEL, AND DENVER OFFICE, ALLEN BRADLY PLC AND SCADA PACK PROGRAMMING. PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR FIELD PLC / RTU LOADS. PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR EFM DATA GATHERING SYSTEMS. PERFORM MAINTENANCE, CALIBRATION, AND INSTALLATION OF FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT. INSURE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP IS A PRIORITY FOR YOURSELF, PEERS, CONTRACTORS, OR OTHER PERSONNEL ON COMPANY PROPERTY. ANTICIPATE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY NEEDS, TAKING OWNERSHIP FOR PROPER MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION IN ORDER TO ASSURE MAXIMUM RUNTIME OF EQUIPMENT. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSURING ASSIGNED AREA IS CLEAN, NEAT, AND ORGANIZED AT ALL TIMES. PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES TO LESS EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL. TREATS COLLEAGUES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOMERS IN A PROFESSIONAL, POSITIVE, AND HELPFUL MANNER. NON-SUPERVISORY LEADERSHIP POSITION. EXPECTED TO LEAD LESS EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL BY EXAMPLE. CORE COMPETENCIES: TIMELY DECISION MAKING; DECISION QUALITY; ETHICS AND VALUES; FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS; INTEGRITY AND TRUST; LISTENING; PLANNING; PRIORITY SETTING; PROBLEM SOLVING; DRIVE FOR RESULTS; ORAL COMPREHENSION; MATH; PLANS & SCHEMATICS; CUSTOMER FOCUS; ACTION ORIENTED; FOR RESULTS. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: INSTALLATION, REPAIR, AND CALIBRATION OF ELECTRICAL / PNEUMATIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR UP TO 480VAC; EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE ON ALLEN BRADLEY, PLC, SCADA PACK, PROGRAMMING AND TROUBLESHOOTING; CAPABLE OF SELFDIRECTED WORK; ACTIVITIES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH EHS POLICIES, O&M POLICIES & PROCEDURES, ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, AND INDUSTRY PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS. ANTICIPATE MAINTENANCE ISSUES AND REPORT SAME TO SUPERVISOR, BE PROACTIVE IN SOLVING PROBLEMS; COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS; MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY RELATED DOCUMENTATION; WORK EXTENDED HOURS WHEN REQUIRED. TAKE CALLOUT TO INCLUDE SOME WEEKEND CALLS; MAINTAIN POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH COLLEAGUES, SUPERVISORS, MANAGEMENT, CUSTOMERS AND THE PUBLIC; ASSIST OTHERS WITH CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS PROJECTS; PRESSURE WASH, CLEAN, ORGANIZE AND TAKE OWNERSHIP OF ASSIGNED EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES,

INCLUDING ASSIGNED VEHICLE; OTHER ASSIGNMENTS AND DUTIES AS MANAGEMENT SEES FIT. EXPERIENCE: YEARS (MINIMUM) OF EXPERIENCE IN THE OIL AND GAS OR RELATED INDUSTRY. EDUCATION: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: EXPERIENCE USING PC AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING MICROSOFT WORD, EXCEL, AND POWERPOINT; VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND GOOD DRIVING HABITS; MUST HAVE STRONG COMMITMENT TO SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES; TEAM ORIENTED, SELF-MOTIVATED AND FLEXIBLE TO CHANGE; ESTABLISH RESIDENCE IN THE WORK AREA AND BE ON CALL; POSITION REQUIRES A GOOD ATTITUDE AND A WILLINGNESS TO WORK; MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND CONCISELY; FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT MERITAGE MIDSTREAM, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME AND A COVER LETTER TO INFO@MERITAGEMIDSTREAM.COM OR THE FOLLOWING MAILING ADDRESS: MERITAGE MIDSTREAM SERVICES, 1331 SEVENTEENTH STREET, SUITE 1100, DENVER, COLORADO 80202. PHARMACY MANAGER WESTERN NEBRASKA VETERANS HOME IS SEEKING A LICENSED PHARMACIST IN CHARGE TO MANAGE ALL ASPECTS OF FACILITY PHARMACY TO INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES, DRUG PROCUREMENT, STORAGE, INVENTORY, DISPENSING AND RECORD KEEPING VIA AUTOMATED SYSTEM AND SCHEDULING OF RELIEF PHARMACISTS. BENEFITS INCLUDE: HEALTH, DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE, PAID HOLIDAY AND SICK LEAVE, 156% RETIREMENT MATCH, PAID LIFE INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN, FLEX SPENDING PLAN. APPLY ON-LINE AT WWW.STATEJOBS.NEBRASKA.GOV CARING, COMPASSIONATE AND DEPENDABLE PEOPLE NEEDED TO SERVE THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED. NURSE ASSISTANT, 8 HOUR SHIFTS, LPN, PAY ON EXPERIENCE. APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.STATEJOBS.NEBRASKA.GOV NURSE MANAGER. WESTERN NEBRASKA VETERANS HOME. SEEKING MOTIVATED, CARING NURSE MANAGER. FULL TIME RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE CARE TEAM AND MEMBERS; CARE MANAGEMENT OF ASSIGNED MEMBERS TO INCLUDE MONITORING CONDITION, REVIEWING TREATMENTS, MEDICATIONS, AND CARE PLANNING. WILL PARTICIPATE IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, SERVE ON ASSIGNED COMMITTEES AND SPECIAL PROJECTS. REQUIRES A GOOD KNOWLEDGE BASE OF NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICES FOR THE GERIATRIC CLIENT, ASSESSMENT SKILLS, PLAN CARE DELIVERY AND DEMONSTRATE POSITIVE EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING. APPLY AT WWW.STATEJOBS.NEBRASKA.GOV PHARMACY MANAGER. WESTERN NEBRASKA VETERANS HOME IS

SEEKING A LICENSED PHARMACIST IN CHARGE TO MANAGE ALL ASPECTS OF FACILITY PHARMACY TO INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES, DRUG PROCUREMENT, STORAGE, INVENTORY, DISPENSING AND RECORD KEEPING VIA AUTOMATED SYSTEM AND SCHEDULING OF RELIEF PHARMACISTS. BENEFITS INCLUDE: HEALTH, DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE, PAID HOLIDAY AND SICK LEAVE, 156% RETIREMENT MATCH, PAID LIFE INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN, FLEX SPENDING PLAN.APPLY O N L I N E ATWWW.STATEJOBS.NEBRASKA.G OV GERING PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES A SPONSOR/COACHING VACANCY FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR. HEAD SOFTBALL COACH. INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE ASKED TO SEND A COVER LETTER AND A RESUME TO: ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, GERING HIGH SCHOOL, 1500 "U" STREET, GERING, NE 69341. THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. EOE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR. WELCOVE HEALTHCARE. WE ARE EXPANDING OUR OPERATIONS INTO SE WYOMING. SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR TO LEAD THE WAY TO SUCCESS. OUR NEWLY ACQUIRED HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY IS A 103 BED INTERMEDIATE-CARE FACILITY WITH A GREAT TEAM OF ASSOCIATES. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING, ORGANIZING, STAFFING, DIRECTING, AND COORDINATING OF THE FACILITY TO ENSURE QUALITY CARE FOR RESIDENTS; BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF AND IMPLEMENT FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE FACILITY AND RESIDENTS, PERSONNEL, AND PHYSICAL PLANT. OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE GREAT LEADERSHIP SKILLS, ABILITY TO MANAGE CHANGE, EXCELLENT INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND AN OVERALL PROVEN RECORD OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT. REQUIREMENTS: A WYOMING ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE OR ELIGIBLE FOR WY LICENSURE, PLUS 3 OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. SUBMIT RESUME: J E R R Y. S M Y L E @ W E LC OV . C O M AA/EEO CARPENTERS AND CARPENTERS' HELPERS NEEDED. EXPERIENCE PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. AMBITIOUS AND ABLE TO TRAVEL. APPLY AT: PAUL REED CONSTRUCTION, 2970 N. 10TH ST., GERING, NE 69341 CONCRETE LABORERS & FINISHERS WANTED GERING, NEBRASKA. APPLY IN PERSON: PAUL REED CONSTRUCTION, 2970 N. 10TH ST., GERING NE 69341 SCOTTSBLUFF (NE) PUBLIC SCHOOLS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR MUSIC (VOCAL) TEACHER FOR THEIR LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. STARTING WAGE IS $44,090. INTERESTED APPLICANTS NEED TO APPLY

ONLINE @ WWW.SBPS.NET -EOEEQUIPMENT OPERATORS & CDL DRIVERS. APPLY AT: PAUL REED CONSTRUCTION, 2970 N. 10TH ST., GERING, NE 69341 PARKER HANNIFIN IS SEEKING A VALUE STREAM MANAGER. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND EXCELLENT BENEFITS OFFERED. BROAD RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP FOR OVERALL OPERATION OF A VALUE STREAM. IMPLEMENTS THE PARKER LEAN SYSTEM AND WIN STRATEGY TO ENSURE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT, MAXIMIZE PROFITABLE GROWTH, DRIVE QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDE PREMIER CUSTOMER SERVICE, DEVELOP A TECHNICALLY QUALIFIED WORK FORCE, REDUCE OPERATING COSTS, INVENTORIES AND LEAD TIMES THROUGH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS. OVERSEE DAY-TODAY ACTIVITIES TO MEET DAILY, MONTHLY, QUARTERLY AND YEARLY EXPECTATIONS. QUALIFICATIONS: BACHELOR DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT; MASTERS PREFERRED. 3-5 YEARS OF MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INCLUDING INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP OF PROJECTS AND TEAMS OF CONSIDERABLE SIZE, SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY. PREVIOUS P&L OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND IN ACCOUNTING, PC SKILLS, MANUFACTURING, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL AND STRATEGIC PLANNING. DEMONSTRATED TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING SKILLS IN PRODUCING RESULTS BY MEETING ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES. EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS. INVOLVED WITH OR LEAD A TEAM IN LEAN PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS/IMPLEMENTATION PREFERRED. PARKER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER /VEVRAA FEDERAL CONTRACTOR. MINORITY/FEMALE/DISABILITY/VE TERAN INTERESTED APPLICANTS PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.PARKER.COM/CAREERS NEBRASKA HARVEST CENTER. PARTS SALES ASSISTANT OGALLALA, NE. COMPETITIVE WAGE! GREAT CULTURE! AMAZING BENEFITS! JOB SUMMARY: PARTS SALES ASSISTANT WILL PROMOTE AND SELL PARTS TO ALL CUSTOMERS WHILE PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. FILL AND PUT TOGETHER CUSTOMER AND SHOP PARTS ORDERS; ASSEMBLE NEW HYDRAULIC HOSES AND RE PAIR OLD ONES; PULL, COORDINATE AND SCHEDULE FREIGHT SHIPMENTS; OUT AND RECEIVE PARTS FOR CUSTOMER ORDERS; ASSIST CUSTOMERS AND SHOP PERSONNEL WITH PARTS LOOK UP AND PARTS ORDERS; MAY BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST EFFORTS IN THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT DURING NON-PEAK PERIODS; PARTS DELIVERY TO CUSTOMERS OR OTHER NHC LOCATIONS AS NEEDED. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: WWW.CLAASOFAMERICA.COM

To place your classified ad call 800-658-3191

Wanted: Used Mobile Homes Will Buy, Trade or Consign!

2000 East Hwy. 30 Kearney, NE • (308) 237-3843

55535

“The Original” SAND & GRAVEL

BROADFOOT

ALL GRADES OF SAND, GRAVEL, ROCK

308-236-5301

54862

Noller Electric, INC. Ag, Commerical, Light Industrial & Residential

Cable & Fault Locates

30+ Years Experience 308-388-3241 • Office 308-627-4830 • Cell noller_electric@frontiernet.net

Serving Central NE 54788

SB

CRIBNER ANK

ATM Locations: Snyder Mini Mart Scribner Bank Walk-up Lobby PHONE TELLER: 1-(800) 952-2085 400 Main St., P.O. Box K SCRIBNER, NE 68057

Ph: 402-664-2561

Member FDIC 54437

GRAZIERS SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY “Unlocking the Potential of Your Pastures.” HI-TENSILE WIRE PRODUCTS

HUDSON VALVES

PASTURE PRO POSTS FIBERGLASS POSTS

TRU-TEST SCALES Professional RANDY & VICKI JENKINS ELECTRIC FENCING Broken Bow, NE COMPONENTS (308) 872-6691 OR (308) 880-2050 55418

DOERNEMANN FARM SERVICE, INC. Complete Repair Service for Farm Equipment and Trucks Auto • Air Conditioning • Welding • Machine Shop 514 Bryan St Clarkson, NE 68629

Phone (402) 892-3368 Fax (402) 892-3220 55647


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June 12, 2014

Maximize Wealth Transfer and Business Succession Please join us for a free workshop to learn more about how to: x Keep your business or farm in the family for next generation x Use cutting edge techniques to protect your estate and business assets; reduce or eliminate unnecessary taxes x Avoid cash flow shortfalls in retirement and long term care; protect your way of life and your estate assets

Cabinets • Countertops

x Distribute business assets to your children active in the business; maintain fairness for your other children

Hardware • Onyx

x Continue to enjoy the privileges and potential of family business ownership into the next generation

DATE:

Thursday, June 26th

TIME:

Registration 6:30; Coffee & Desserts 7-8:30 pm

Windows • Doors Interior trims • Blinds

LOCATION: Cass County Fairgrounds, Expo building 8420 144th Street, Weeping Water RSVP:

Tile • Carpet

Plattsmouth Farm Bureau , Phone # 402-296-4999

Hardwood • Vinyl

This is a no-cost, no-obligation event. If your schedule permits attendance at our workshop, you will receive a warm welcome. If you prefer to meet one-on-one, we can schedule an individual meeting. We appreciate your consideration of this invitation.

4105 2nd Avenue • Kearney

308-338-8110 www.cmhdistributing.com

Neither the Company nor its agents give tax, accounting or legal advice. Securities & services offered through FBL Marketing Services, LLC+, 5400 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266, 877/860-2904, Member SIPC. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company*+, West Des Moines, Iowa + Affiliates *Company provider of Farm Bureau Financial Services 12-026 (1-13)

55587

55597

O V E R 1 B I L L I O N G A L L O N S A Y E A R t S U P P O R T I N G 6 0 , 0 0 0 U. S. J O B S A D D I N G 74 C E N T S P E R B U S H E L T O T H E VA L U E O F S O Y B E A N S

Biodiesel Works

All across America, everyone from fleets and motorists to companies and municipalities counts on biodiesel to power their vehicles and heat their buildings. Its demand now exceeds 1 billion gallons a year, fueling 60,000 U.S. jobs and adding 74 cents per bushel to the value of soybeans. Biodiesel works...for America and America’s soybean farmers. Thanks to farmer support and the soy checkoff, its success continues to grow. www.UnitedSoybean.org 402-441-3240 www.nebraskasoybeans.org ©2014 United Soybean Board 54631


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