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Hand Corn-husking Brings Back Memories

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By Sarah Schulz, The Grand Island Independent

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

A steady rhythm of corn thumping against wooden bang boards punctuated the pleasant October air Saturday morning during the 2010 Nebraska State Hand Cornhusking Contest at the Merrick County Fairgrounds. The bang boards were fitted on horse- and mule-drawn wagons that made their way down rows of corn as pickers, ranging from age 10 to 93, tried their hands at husking. The day began around 9:30 a.m. with a team pick. Each team consisted of three people drawn at random from the registered contestants. Each member picked for five minutes and then the corn was weighed to determine the winner. Deductions were made for tosses that missed the

Country Living House Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Quilt Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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

Markets Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

After finishing a round of picking, Larry Fox of Aurora drives his wagon back to the starting area to unload the corn Saturday during the Nebraska State Hand Cornhusking Contest at the Merrick County Fairgrounds in Central City. (Barrett Stinson)

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Tri-Basin Natural Resources District officials will seek engineering advice from well drillers as the next step in a proposal to pump groundwater into a stream

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

Ag Management Farm Loan Program News . . . . . . . . . 9

Livestock News Heartland Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Tri-Basin Still Studying North Dry Creek Water Augmentation Project By Lori Potter, The Kearney Hub

PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Permit #36 OMAHA, NE

in northern Kearney County. Tri-Basin General Manager John Thorburn said his board is considering issuing a request for proposals on the project to augment streamflows in North Dry Creek just south of the Platte River.

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Production News USDA Drops Corn Yield Estimate Slightly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

The goal is to provide some of the NRD's required river depletion offsets. In the overappropriated area of the Platte Basin west of Elm Creek, Tri-Basin must reduce Continued on page 7

Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-39

MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average

Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 10/01/10

Nebraska Slaughter Steer 35-65% Choice, Live Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$81.52 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600# . . . . . . . . . . . .105.77 Med & Large Frame, 750-800 # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99.83 Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750# Carcass . . . . . . . . . .137.25 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.72 Feeder Pigs, National Direct, 50#, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . .* Pork Carcass Cutout, 185#, 51-52% Lean . . . . . . . .53.99 Slaughter Lambs, Ch. & Pr.,Heavy, SD Dir. . . . . . . . .94.12 Nat. Carcass Lamb Cutout, FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249.66

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123.51 110.07 156.27 76.64 * 88.43 142.12 329.95

Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.43 Corn, No. 2, Yellow, Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.22 Soybeans, No. 1 Yellow Omaha, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.56 Grain Sorg. No. 2 Yellow, Dorchester, cwt . . . . . . . . .4.89 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, MN, bu. . . . . . . . . . .2.05

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Hay (per ton) Alfalfa, Lrg. Sq. Bales Good to Prem., NE Neb. . . . . . . .* Alfalfa, Lrg. Rounds, Good, Platte Valley, . . . . . . . . .82.50 Grass Hay, Lrg. Rounds, Premium, Neb., . . . . . . . . . . .* Dried Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93.00 Wet Distillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.12 * No market.

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Heartland Express - Weather

October 14, 2010

Weather Commentary Provided By Al Dutcher—UNL, State Climatologist

Al Dutcher Report Continued dryness across western Nebraska has resulted in spotty wheat stand emergence, with no-till acreage continuing to report difficulty planting into a very dry top soils. Although light to moderate moisture was reported during the 10/9-10/10 time frame, it appears that Allen Dutcher it was insufficient to relieve the significant dry trend that has been firmly established since late July and early August. If this trend continues during the next two weeks, moderate drought conditions will likely be depicted by the U.S. Drought Monitor before the end of the month. The dry weather has resulted in rapid harvest progress, with soybeans rated 76% complete as of 10/11 and corn at 19% harvested. Expectations are for a rapid increase for the corn harvest during the next

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two weeks as producers move from soybeans to corn. Week One Forecast: 10/16-10/22: The main precipitation producing feature during this period will be the movement of an upper air trough moving through the northern Rockies and the development of a surface low over eastern Colorado on 10/18. Mostly clear skies are anticipated during the 10/16-10/17 time frame as the upper air high slowly shifts east of the state. Highs will likely reach the upper 60's north to lower 70's south both days. As the surface low develops over eastern Colorado on 10/18, light to moderate precipitation is possible across western Nebraska, slowly shifting eastward as the day progresses. Highs are projected to range from the low 70's southeast to upper 50's north. Models indicate that the moisture will shift east of the state during the first half of 10/19 and high temperatures will cool into the 50's north to lower 60's south. High pressure is projected to dominate that remainder of the period. Highs on 10/20 are forecasted to be in the upper 50's north to lower 60's south, warming to the upper 60's north to lower 70's south by 10/22.

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Week Two Forecast: 10/23-10/30: Models indicate that high pressure on 10/23 will shift east of the state and allow for the development of low pressure in western Kansas by 10/25. Current model projections indicate this low will rapidly move northeast toward the Great Lakes, with light to moderate moisture forecasted for Nebraska on 10/24. It appears that much, if not all, of eastern Nebraska will experience their first hard freeze of the fall on the morning of 10/26. Highs are projected to be in the upper 60's north to mid 70's south during the 10/23-10/24 period. Highs will cool into the low 50's north to low 60's south on 10/25. There is the possibility that wet snow could develop prior to the end of precipitation over western and northern Nebraska late on 10/25. Highs for the remainder of the week are projected to be in the 50's for the remainder of the week. Models also indicate that several waves of energy may enter the central Plains from 10/2810/30, but currently keep most of the moisture south of Nebraska.

Nebraska Weather and Crop Report Agricultural Summary: For the week ending October 10, 2010, warm, dry conditions allowed producers to make significant harvest progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean harvest jumped to over two-thirds complete and corn was near 30 percent harvested, both well ahead of last year. In western counties dry bean and proso millet harvest were nearing completion, ahead of last year. Sugarbeet harvest was slowed due to the warmer weather. Winter wheat seeding was complete in all but southeastern counties, however, dry soils in the Panhandle have lead to spotty emergence. Grasshopper damage has caused early use of some winter range. Weather Summary: Light precipitation fell late in the week in the western half of the state. The Panhandle averaged the most moisture at .34 of an inch. Temperatures averaged 5 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s in the eastern half of the state and mid to upper 80’s for the western half of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s. Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 Continued on page 7


October 14, 2010

Heartland Express - Country Living

Busy Families Can Still Share Healthy Dinners Sheryl Fellers, Dawson County Extension Service As the school year starts up again, parents will be picking one kid up from daycare only to drop another off at football practice, and in between they are expected to keep everyone happy and healthy by serving a delicious meal. When everyone is on the go, how can families sit down and enjoy a meal together? One secret is to prepare a "first course" the night before for the family to eat while the main course is cooking. This could be a salad or just vegetables with low-fat dip. Whole fruits and raw vegetables are great snacks for keeping hunger at bay without spoiling appetites. Unlike cookies and chips, these healthy foods cannot be quickly eaten in one or two bites. Family members will spend more time chewing and less time filling up on junk food. Low-fat or non-fat yogurt, pieces of cheese and a glass of milk help fulfill the daily dairy requirement and can keep families satisfied while dinner is cooking. Having everyone help with dinner is another

great strategy. Not only will family members be spending time together, but children's minds will be kept off their hungry stomachs and dinner will be ready sooner. Some preparation time also can be eliminated by setting the dinner table in the morning. For days that are going to be especially busy, parents can prepare a quick meal, like a readyto-heat casserole, the night before. Add a salad, bread and milk and families can quickly sit down for a full meal. Even if this meal lasts only a few minutes, at least everyone will be eating healthy and spending time together. Cookbooks at the library and the Internet are full of ideas for quick meal recipes. If a family likes certain recipes, they can follow the example of many food service institutions and set up a meal cycle. Maybe a family can repeat meals about every 10 days. Knowing what will be cooked can help eliminate preparation time. Switching meal days and adding in new recipes can change up the menu and keep meals from getting boring. And while eating healthy is important, don't be afraid to make Friday family pizza night.

Managing Nuisance Insects Invading the Home David Lott, Horticulture Extension Educator University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension North Platte, Nebraska A number of calls have come to the Extension Office about various insect pests that have started to look for warmer environments in our homes. Before panicking and causing extra work and possible harm to our homes and loved ones, consider this information about boxelder bugs, millipedes, and centipedes. Boxelder Bugs Boxelder bugs are found in boxelder, maple and ash trees where they suck the juice out of plant leaves. They can also be found in and near other plant material in the landscape as well. As cool weather approaches, it is easy to notice boxelder bugs on the sides of buildings, and trying to find a warm place to survive the winter. In the spring, the adults will emerge, with the female laying eggs on plant material. The eggs will usually hatch in 10 to 14 days to repeat the cycle. Exclusion is one of the best strategies for controlling boxelder bugs in the home. Check foundations, siding, doorways and windows for cracks, damage and correct seals. Replace weather stripping and caulking to help prevent the boxelders from coming into the home. Spraying a band of residual insecticide such as cabaryl (Sevin), around the home will help reduce the population in the area. Read and follow all label instructions for proper and safe application. Hot, soapy water or insecticidal soap applied to the boxelder bugs are two nonchemical approaches that can be used as well. If these pests do get inside a home, they do not damage food, furnishings, or bite. They may leave spots on walls or possibly stain curtains with their waste. Many will try to find a hiding space that is not disturbed, including inside interior walls. This partially explains why people may notice boxelder bugs showing up in the house in the dead of winter. They simply emerged from their hiding spot in the home. For random bugs in the home, the flyswatter or the vacuum is one of the best ways for control without introducing extra chemicals into the home. In the case where a fogger is used, it is extremely important to read and follow all the application and safety steps on the product label. Miss-application of insecticide in the home can lead to poisoning of humans and pets.

Millipedes and Centipedes Millipedes and centipedes are invertebrates that are casually thrown in other insect pests as "bugs" due to their ability to invade and become a nuisance in homes as well. They are well known for their pairs of legs that help them move. They can also mistakenly be called wireworms, which is the larval stage of a beetle that damages plant roots. These creatures can be found under boards, rocks, organic matter and other debris. They also live in top couple inches of the soil. As the soil temperature and the temperature under the debris they around decreases, they will start looking for a warm, moist, environment to live in for the winter. Damp home areas, including bathrooms, damp closets and basements are prime hiding areas since millipedes and centipedes need a moist environment to live in. If large numbers are found, this could be a sign of a larger moisture or water problem in the home that may need to be investigated. Reducing living environments around homes and buildings is a good place to start when trying to lower the number of millipedes and centipedes. Remove extra rocks, bricks, mulch and other debris close to the home. Exclusion through tight door seals and sealed cracks in a home’s foundation will also help keep millipedes and centipedes out of the home. Applying a band of insecticide around the home about 10 feet in width will also help kill these pests as they try to enter the home. Insecticides that contain Baygon, Ficam and Sevin can be used for this application. Read and follow all instructions and precautions for a safe application. Once millipedes and centipedes enter a home, they usually die because they are not living in a moist-enough environment. They may live longer in basements or areas of the house with extra moisture or higher humidity. They do not cause problems with food, or furniture. They rarely bite humans. At worst, the bites resemble a bee sting. Many of the millipedes and centipedes that are found in a home are usually dead because they have dried out, and have not found a moist environment to live in. The best way to remove these pests is to suck them up with a vacuum. If you have any questions about nuisance boxelder bug, millipede or centipede control, please contact me at dlott2@unl.edu, by calling (308) 532-2683, or by contact your local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office.

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Heartland Express - The Lighter Side

October 14, 2010

• IT’S THE PITTS by Lee Pitts •

Dressed Beef

by Lee Pitts

Although I’ve never heard a single song by Lady Gaga I am a huge fan of hers after she wore a dress made out of meat at this year’s MTV’s Video Music Awards. It wasn’t just Lady Gaga’s weird dress that was made from meat but her shoes and purse too. She even wore what appeared to be a deboned steak as a hat, which I thought was a little bit over the top, but that’s just me. Fashion critics were split on the dress, some calling it “elegant” and “fashion forward” while others saw it as an extension of the trend to show exposed female flesh. Certainly the combo of Gaga and her outfit dressed out and was fleshier than a yield grade four steer. PETA really had a cow over Lady Gaga’s meat dress, which made me like it even more. If meat dresses catch on, just think, it will give all new meaning to the term “clothes horse.” Lady Gaga must perspire terribly, either that or she spilled Worcestershire Sauce on her meat dress, or the dogs attacked it, because she wore three outfits on the MTV show. Mind you, I’ve never watched MTV in my life but I did see pictures of Miss Gaga in her meat outfit and I must say, it looked well done. Okay, so that’s a poor choice of words. Let’s just say it was rare. But not as rare as you’d think. Lady Gaga had previously worn a bikini made from meat and before that a Canadian artist, and I use the term loosely, named Jana Sterbak, made a meat dress

she called a “Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorexic” way back in 1987. I’m told that Sterbak’s outfit is now rotting away in a Paris museum. I suppose it was either that or it was going to be made into fast food burgers, but I can’t even see Frenchmen ordering a Meat Dress Whopper or Big Mac with French flies. The idea of “carcass as clothing” didn’t reemerge until 2006 when a Chinese artist, Zhang Huan, made a “muscle suit” from meat. Then some contestants in America’s Top Model wore meat in 2008 and any day now I expect to see Cher wearing lingerie on stage made from nothing but a rump roast. And even though I’d love to see Michael Jordan’s Beefy T’s made from ground round I must say that Lady Gaga’s dress didn’t look all that comfortable or practical. It looked like if she attempted to sit down in her juicy outfit she might rip a fat seam, tear a muscle or bruise her beef. From looking at the photos I’d guess that Lady Gaga’s dress was no “off the rack” outfit. (Or, I guess it was, in one respect). The dress must have weighed 50 pounds and probably doubled Lady Gaga’s annual beef consumption in just one night. And I don’t suppose the dress could ever be used again. I mean, what’s she going to do, hang it in her closet and wear it to church or a nephew’s marriage? The best part of the meat dress was that it appeared to be made from cheaper cuts of beef. Flank steak seemed to play a major

role. As a result I can envision beef becoming a natural fiber just like wool, only it will be ready to wear, or grill. The Beef Board has been looking for ways to increase the value of the parts of the beef carcass that don’t bring as much money and clothing from beef would certainly do that. After Lady Gaga’s display I expect Hollywood actresses to soon be wearing $100,000 Versace gowns made of meat. Just think what that could do for beef prices! We could easily change our slogan to “Beef! It’s What To Wear to Dinner!” One critic said Lady Gaga’s dress was “immature” but it looked to me to be well aged. In response to critics the singer said, “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones.” I say, Gaga for President... or at least our next beef spokesperson! PETA says the idea of wearing parts from dead cows will never, ever catch on. But I’m not so sure. After all, people have been wearing leather shoes, belts, pants, purses and jackets for what, thousands of years now? But it’s probably just a fad.

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Pinwheel Flurry BLOCKS: Cut background blocks 8 7/8", and cut in half diagonally, once. You will need 4- A pieces and 4- B pieces for each block you make, Add 1/4" to curved edge to press under. Applique curved edges to triangles as shown, and piece back together. Piece together 4 of these to create each block. Block should measure 16 1/2". Make black flower centers by turning under edges, and applique in place.

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Marseille: White Corded Quilting International Quilt Study Center and Museum Upcoming Exhibit November 13, 2010 to May 22, 2011 Marseille: White Corded Quilting, the first major display in the world of all-white quilted and corded French needlework, will explore its development in Marseilles, the fusion of technique with design imagery, and the integration of this needlework into other cultures as it was exported, adopted and re-transformed over three centuries in three continents. These supple, all-white corded and quilted furnishings-from bedcovers to quilted bodices and caps-grew out of the thriving textile traded centered on Frances Mediterranean port of Marseilles. During the the seventeenth century, the region's interpretation of quilted needlework became so treasured that it seduced markets throughout Europe and its far-flung colonies. Broderie de Marseille is a form of three-dimensional textile sculpture using plain white cloth and white cotton cording, deftly manipulated with needle and thread to reveal patterns highlighted by the resulting play of light and shadow on the textile surface. Skillful execution of broderie de Marseille resulted in delicate, refined work that graced the homes an figures of aristocrats and launched an international passion for all-white corded needlework. The quilted works were filled with imagery expressing contemporary values, such as folk legends (Tristan), heraldic devices and royal monograms (on bedcovers), and floral wreaths an fruits symbolizing good fortune and fertility (on wedding quilts). Contemporary versions, today often referred to as "matelasse," are machine made and thus lack the intimate connections to the work represented by the confections of the original needleworkers-almost all of them presumably women.

This exhibit is curated by guest curator Kathryn Berenson, who is a renowned authority on French textiles, and the author of Marseille: The Cradle of White Corded Quilting and Quilts of Provence: The Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking, the definitive books on the subject. Berenson is an associate fellow at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Her research on French textile history has been published through museums in Italy, the United Kingdom, and France as well as the United States. Berenson, a former print and broadcast journalist, lives in Paris, where she continues her study of historic textiles. Programming associated with this exhibtion includes: November 19 Formal Opening Reception, for Museum Members and Invited Guests only November 20 10: 00 AM Talk by Kathryn Berenson - 11:00 AM Public tour of the exhibition guided by Ms. Berenson - 1:00 PM Publice tour of the exhibition guided by Ms. Berenson December 11 Workshop: American Girls Discover European Traditions/Tea Party February 22 Noon, Tuesday Talk : The French Contribution to the Fashion World, 1860 and Beyond, Dr. Barbara Trout March 13 2:00 PM Public Talk: Marseille Quilting: Historical Perspectives, Frederique Sevet April 1-2 Symposium Quilted and Corded Needlework: International Perspectives April 1 5:30 PM Public Lecture "Mischief Stitched in White Thread: The Evolution of Marseille Quilting" Kathryn Berenson Sponsored by the Dillow Excellence Fund

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Upcoming Quilt Events Oct 22-23 - Basket Magic- Quilt & Needlework Show; Fremont City Auditorium, 929 North Broad, Fremont, NE. Presented by Prairie Piecemakers Quilt & Needlework Guild. Friday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5.00. Oct 23 - 4th Annual Ashland Fall Festival; Ashland, NE. City-wide. Quilt trunk shows and displays, world market, craft show and specials throughout downtown. 9:30am-2pm, $2 Audrey Williams (402) 521-0098 www.historicashland.com Oct 23-24 - Bits ‘n Pieces 2010 Quilt Show; Ag Pavilion, Seward County Fairgrounds, Seward NE. Presented by the Blue Valley Quilt Guild. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5.00.


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Heartland Express - Government

October 14, 2010

Pushing Back on the EPA’s Overreach by Congressman Adrian Smith Grand Island Office 1811 West Second Street, Suite 105 Grand Island, NE68803 Phone: (308) 384-3900 Fax: (308) 384-3902

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Over the last two years, the EPA has proposed burdensome new air and water regulations on everything from irrigation canals to methane from cows. We all know too well how these actions could negatively impact our nation’s rural and agricultural economies. America’s farmers and ranchers are our nation’s finest conservationists. Their livelihood has long depended on maintaining high quality soil, water, and even air. In spite of these efforts, the EPA has led a non-stop regulatory assault on America’s farmers and ranchers. As I meet with Nebraska agriculture producers, time and time again they express their concerns with onerous regulations being handed down by bureaucrats in Washington. Recently, the Rural America Solutions Group – a caucus established by House Republicans – hosted a forum entitled “The EPA’s Assault on Rural America: How New Regulations and Proposed Legislation are Stifling Job Creation and Economic Growth.” As a member of this group, I welcomed the opportunity to hear firsthand from those affected by EPA’s job-killing agenda. Gerald Simonsen, a

sorghum producer from Ruskin, Nebraska, offered testimony detailing agriculture producers concerns with EPA’s regulations and the associated costs to rural America, jobs, and our nation’s economy. The forum covered the EPA’s: Unnecessary and costly regulation of crop protection tools; Proposed zero tolerance standard for pesticide spray drift; Attempts to stiffen the current regulatory standard on farm dust, which would make tilling a field, operating a feedlot, or driving a farm vehicle nearly impossible; and Unprecedented proposed ban on the popular weed control product, Atrazine. If any of these efforts are successful, the EPA could be responsible for the loss of thousands of agriculture-related jobs. Moreover, the EPA recently considered classifying lead-based ammunition and fishing tackle as “toxic substances.” That the EPA would even contemplate such an action shows how out of touch it and this Administration are with our way of life here in Nebraska. In fact, in 1976 Congress specif-

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ically exempted lead-based ammunition from being regulated as a toxic substance, and the EPA later confirmed it does not have the legal authority to regulate ammunition, though it left the door open to banning lead in fishing tackle. Recreational angling contributes more than $125 billion annually to the American economy and creates and sustains more than one million jobs. Cabela’s – a major employer in our state – has described the proposal as having “a significant negative impact on the entire fishing community,” in a letter sent before the forum. I question the agency’s authority and remain concerned about the lack of scientific evidence to warrant such regulation, which is why I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson opposing banning lead in fishing tackle. During a time of economic downturn, further federal overreach is not the answer. Farmers and ranchers should not have to worry about unreasonable federal regulations threatening their livelihood. It is imperative we prevent the EPA from imposing standards which would cripple American agriculture and stifle economic growth in rural communities.

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One of my first initiatives as governor in the early 1990’s was to create “One Nebraska” which brought people of different backgrounds together to work out their differences and resolve problems facing the state. We were one family that was able to rise to any challenge and it worked well. Today, we need a “One Nation” that brings people with different views together to work out America’s problems, beginning with the tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year. Those tax cuts need to be extended at least until our economy recovers, but members of Congress are going to have to put aside some of their differences to make it happen. A Letter to the President I’ve written to President Obama and encouraged him to call on congressional leaders and others to join him in a bipartisan, bicameral summit right after the elections to find ways to work cooperatively on spending cuts, taxes and deficit reduction. I have suggested holding a private discussion, free of posturing and playing to the cameras, per-

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haps at Camp David. If that setting could lead to the Camp David Middle East Peace Accords, you would think a Camp David Fiscal Summit could lead to preserving tax cuts, and possibly lay the groundwork for spending cuts and deficit reduction. Just like we did in Nebraska, I envision collaboration instead of competition. The Camp David Fiscal Summit could foster an open exchange of ideas on fiscal issues in advance of a bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform report expected in December. Regardless of the outcome of the November 2 elections, this discussion must occur. Why the Tax Cuts are Necessary The expiring tax cuts would be the first order of business. Most Americans see the need to extend them. I certainly do. I saw the need in 2001 and 2003 when I not only voted for the tax cuts but helped negotiate them. In 2001, we had a budget surplus, so it made sense let Americans keep more of their money and not continue shipping it off to Washington. Keeping money in taxpayer hands

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also made sense in 2003. Today, raising anyone’s taxes, given our fragile economy, would be a move in the wrong direction. Nebraskans tell me that they feel a lot of uncertainty about the future. The possibility of tax increases is one reason that many businesses are holding onto cash, and are hesitant to invest in new equipment, new production and new employees. In Nebraska, the average middle income family currently pays $3,461 a year in federal income taxes. If the tax cuts expire their tax bill would raise to $5,090… an increase of $1,629. While extending all of the tax cuts is best for our economy, if my only option is to vote for extending just the middle class tax cuts, I will not hold them hostage, I will vote yes. For the good of the nation we love and the freedoms we all cherish we need to come together as a nation, and work out these kinds of issues. My hope is a Camp David Fiscal Summit can be the start of a new way of getting things done for the American people.

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The months since President Obama signed the new health care law have given us more time to analyze the extent to which the legislation reaches into our economy. As more time goes by, the more it becomes apparent how drastic some of these changes will be. Already, some businesses and insurance providers have determined they cannot continue to provide the same standard of insurance as before. Concerns that were once theoretical are now very real. During the debate that engulfed the Senate, one of the foremost arguments against the bill was that the President's promise of, "If you like your health care, you can keep it," was simply not realistic. The law's proponents ironically made the claim that questioning the president on his assertions was out of line. Now it seems certain that it was right to do so. There is now mounting concern that the law would actually eliminate competition because it would drive smaller insurance firms from the mar-

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kets, leaving only big insurance companies. Principal Financial Group, a Des Moines-based insurance company with thousands of Nebraska customers and employees, is leaving the marketplace, according to recent reports. UnitedHealth, one of the largest companies in the nation, has tentatively agreed to assume coverage of the 840,000 Americans currently enrolled with Principal. Another similar case was reported earlier this week, when 3M, a manufacturing company, cited the new health care law as a factor in its decision to discontinue its group health insurance plan for retirees. This reflects yet another area of concern: companies unwilling to cover the increase in health care costs mandated by the law are instead dropping coverage and forcing employees and retirees to enroll in government-sponsored programs. The growing list of businesses dropping or altering their insurance programs is becoming an unfortunate pattern.

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The cases of Principal Financial and 3M are not insignificant. They are representative of a health care policy being rejected by businesses and job creators across the country and serve as a reminder that the law simply is not what its proponents promised it would be. The law was never popular with the American people and it was forewarned that it would be rejected by insurance-providing employers. Concerns over the promise of, "If you like your health care, you can keep it" were raised throughout this process, and rightfully so. They were not heeded. Millions of Americans are now faced with uncertainty in their health insurance plans where there was none before. The cost of health care is rising and the law's impact on the national debt is going to be greater than originally estimated. I will be on the lookout in coming months for ways to alleviate these concerns, and reject bad ideas


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TRI-BASIN STILL STUDYING NORTH DRY CREEK WATER AUGMENTATION PROJECT Continued from page 1 streamflow depletions annually by 1,440 acrefeet by 2012 and 1,735 a-f by 2019. "The key challenge in terms of engineering is how to pump that water in (to North Dry Creek) without causing erosion or in the winter, not causing icing," Thorburn said. Information from the well drillers may be ready for discussion at the NRD board's Nov. 9 meeting. In other business at Tuesday's meeting in Holdrege, the board reappointed Director Larry Reynolds of Lexington and Director Dave Raffety of Kearney as Tri-Basin's representative and alternate, respectively, on the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Land Committee. Thorburn said the board decided to bid on a refrigeration unit in Holdrege's old Medicine Chest building to use as a tree cooler. The Masonic Lodge has purchased the building and plans to remodel it into business offices and meeting spaces. He also reported that Tri-Basin staff have been spraying phragmites along North Dry Creek and that an Eagle Scout project to provide a picnic table and benches at Lake Seldom in south Holdrege has been completed.

NE WEATHER AND CROP REPORT Continued from page 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 57 good, and 23 excellent, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 81 percent good or excellent and dryland fields rated 78. Corn mature was at 94 percent, ahead of 74 percent last year and 86 average. Corn harvest was 29 percent complete, ahead of 9 last year and 21 average. Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 22 excellent, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 98 percent, ahead of 94 last year and 97 average. Soybeans harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 54 average. Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 23 fair, 57 good, and 18 excellent, below last year. Sorghum mature was 89 percent, well ahead of last year’s 57 and 77 average. Sorghum harvested was 15 percent, ahead of 5 last year and 14 average. Winter wheat seeding was 95 percent complete, ahead of 91 last year and 92 average. Winter wheat emerged was 68 percent, ahead of last year’s 65 but behind 70 average. Dry beans harvested was 96 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 87 average. Proso millet harvest was at 87 percent, ahead of 60 last year and 79 average. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 85 percent, behind 86 last year but ahead of 84 average. Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 8 excellent, above year ago levels.

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Retail food prices at the supermarket dipped slightly during the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $46.17, down $1.03 or 2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2010. The total average price for the 16 items was down 12 cents compared to one year ago. Of the 16 items surveyed, 10 decreased and six increased in average price compared to the prior quarter. Sliced deli ham, sirloin tip roast, flour, bread and eggs declined the most in dollar value compared to the second quarter. Sliced deli ham decreased 58 cents to $4.66 per pound; sirloin tip roast decreased 24 cents to $3.86 per pound; flour dropped 20 cents to $2.15 for a 5-pound bag; bread dropped 15 cents to $1.61 for a 20-ounce loaf; and eggs dropped 12 cents to $1.41 per dozen. "Overall, retail food prices have been relatively stable in 2010," said AFBF Economist John Anderson. "Price data collected by our volunteer shoppers during the third quarter of the year shows that pattern is continuing to hold." Other items that decreased in price since the second quarter were toasted oat cereal, down 11 cents to $2.84 for a 9-ounce box; shredded cheddar cheese, down 7 cents to $4.09 per pound; vegetable oil, down 6 cents to $2.55 for a 32-ounce bottle; bagged salad, down 5 cents to $2.75 for a 1-pound bag; and orange juice, down 3 cents for a halfgallon to $2.97. Most items showing a decrease in retail price this quarter also showed year-to-year declines. Compared to one year ago, flour fell 13 percent, bread was down 8 percent, vegetable oil dropped 6 percent and orange juice was 5 percent lower.

Six foods increased slightly in price compared to the prior quarter: boneless chicken breasts, up 19 cents to $3.44 per pound; Russet potatoes, up 12 cents to $2.63 for a 5-pound bag; bacon, up 11 cents to $3.64 per pound; whole milk, up 10 cents to $3.16 per gallon; apples, up 4 cents to $1.50 per pound; and ground chuck, up 2 cents to $2.91 per pound. "In general, meat demand has improved quite a bit since 2009," Anderson said. "Typically, when the economy slows and consumer confidence slips as we saw happen during the third quarter, retail demand holds up better for lower-priced products, which is consistent with what our shoppers reported." The year-to-year direction of the marketbasket survey tracks with the federal government's Consumer Price Index (www.bls.gov/cpi) report for food at home. As retail grocery prices have increased gradually over time, the share of the average food dollar that America's farm and ranch families receive has dropped. "In the mid-1970s, farmers received about one-third of consumer retail food expenditures for food eaten at home and away from home, on average. Since then, that figure has decreased steadily and is now just 19 percent, according to Agriculture Department statistics," Anderson said. Using the "food at home and away from home" percentage across-the-board, the farmer's share of this quarter's $46.17 marketbasket would be $8.77. According to USDA, Americans spend just under 10 percent of their disposable annual income on food, the lowest average of any country in the world. A total of 62 shoppers in 33 states participated in the latest survey, conducted in August.

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Top 10 Corn Harvest Tips Noel Mues, Extension Educator University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Extension Now that we are in the midst of a busy harvest season you may find the following suggestions to be appropriate and interesting. Make a wrong move at harvest and it will cost you dearly, either to your pocketbook, to your health or both. According to John Shutske, a farm safety and health specialist with the University of Minnesota, downtime due to an injury or a mechanical breakdown costs up to $325/day for an average 800-acre corn and soybean farmer. That's the downtime cost during a typical day with fairly good fall weather, not including medical expenses or repairs. Downtime losses can skyrocket to $900/day if delays prevent necessary fall tillage or if snow falls early, before harvest is complete. Not all costly mistakes at harvest are related to downtime, but many are. Here are 10 tips from crop consultants and extension specialists to avoid making similar mistakes on your farm: Plan ahead – Farmers should prepare equipment early and “set machinery to make it hum,” advises Jay Johnson, owner of Prairie Crop Pro-Tech consulting services, Beaman, IA. If machinery, bins and dryers aren't ready when the crop is, you'll be losing time and money, he adds. Vern Hofman, North Dakota State University (NDSU) ag engineer, says a common bottleneck that often slows corn harvest and puts the crop at risk is inadequate dryer capacity. If your dryer is too small, try making arrangements for drying and storage at a nearby grain elevator. In addition, at least one full day will be needed to check machinery for proper maintenance, adjustment and safety before harvest, says Mark Hanna, Iowa State University extension ag engineer. He advises reviewing owner's manuals before making adjustments. Check moisture levels – “Moisture levels of 25% are not too high to start corn harvest,” says Bill Craig, Maxi-Yield Consulting Services, Carlinville, IL. Craig recommends checking early market opportunities to move high-moisture corn to grain terminals — with-

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USDA Drops Corn Yield Estimate Slightly By Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent While the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday that Nebraska's corn crop is down 4 percent from last year's record crop, there's plenty of corn to go around, said Kelly Brunkhorst, director of research for the Nebraska Corn Board. Based on Oct. 1 conditions, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, reported Friday that this year's Nebraska corn crop is forecast at 1.51 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last month and 4 percent below last year's record high. Yield is forecast at 170 bushels per acre, nine bushels below last month and eight bushels below the record high set last year. However, according to the USDA, both 2010 production and yield remain the second highest of record. Acreage for harvest was increased 350,000 acres to 8.9 million, 1 percent above a year ago. While USDA did lower its yield estimate for Nebraska " down from its 179 bushels per acre estimate in September, Brunkhorst said reports from fields "make it clear that 179 bushels was perhaps too optimistic for the state this year." "While we had pretty good weather overall in Nebraska, a couple of weeks of hot weather right after pollination may have taken the top off yields a bit," he said. "Yet 170 bushels per acre is pretty darn good, obviously, when you consider it's the second-highest ever." Nationally, USDA estimated yields at 155.8 bushels per acre, below last year's record of 164.7. If realized, that would put the U.S. corn crop at 12.7 billion bushels. As forecasted, both those figures would be the third-largest on record, Brunkhorst said. "While the yield reduction appears to tighten the corn market a bit, we're confident about the current supply picture," Brunkhorst said. "At the

John Anderson, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the big drop in both the corn yield and production estimates in October's crop report caught the industry by surprise. same time, we'll have good supplies of other corn products, including some 4.2 million tons of distiller grains being produced by Nebraska ethanol plants this year alone." Friday's crop report also pushed agricultural commodities futures up, including corn, soybeans and ethanol. John Anderson, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the big drop in both the corn yield and production estimates in October's crop report caught the industry by surprise. "Folks were expecting to see a drop in average yields from last month's report because of poor late-season weather conditions across much of the Corn Belt, but nobody was forecasting this big of a drop in the corn crop," Anderson said. Anderson said the smaller-than-expected corn crop and the lowest stock situation since 1995 prompted USDA to forecast a market year average cash price of around $5 per bushel " up 60 cents from last month's price forecast. "Corn producers will welcome the higher price, but livestock and dairy producers will have to pay more than they expected to for feed," Anderson said. Friday's report said that state soybean production is forecast at a record high 281 million bushels, 5 percent below last month but still 8 percent above the previous record set last year. State soybean yield is forecast at a record high 55 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and 0.5 bushel above the previous high set in 2009. Area for harvest was decreased 250,000 acres to a record high 5.1 million, up 7 percent

from 2009. Nationwide, USDA said soybean production is forecast at a record high 3.41 billion bushels, down 2 percent from September but 1 percent above last year. Based on September 1 conditions, USDA reported that yields are expected to average a record high 44.4 bushels per acre, down 0.3 bushel from last month but up 0.4 bushel from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 76.8 million acres, down 1 percent from the previous estimate but up 1 percent from 2009, according to the USDA. Statewide, the USDA also reported: " Sorghum production is forecast at 7.05 million bushels, up 15 percent from last month due to an increase in harvested acres. This production is still 46 percent below a year ago and the smallest since 1953. Yield at 94 bushels per acre is unchanged from the previous month but up 1 bushel from last year. Harvested acreage was increased 10,000 acres to 75,000 but down 46 percent from previous year and smallest since 1947. - Sunflower production is up 43 percent due to increased acreage and yield from a year ago. - Dry edible bean production is up 37 percent from last year due to more acres. - Sugarbeet production is down 19 percent from 2009, a result of fewer acres for harvest and a lower yield. - Alfalfa hay production is forecast to be 4 percent higher and all other hay production is unchanged compared to a year ago.

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The national average corn yield was the main focus of cash and futures market traders in the Oct. 8, 2010, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Many market analysts consider this report a "game changer." The resulting price rally in crop markets has people beginning to ask if this could be a repeat of the 2008 price spike. No one knows for sure what the answer is. There are similarities in current market conditions, compared with those experienced during 2008. However, there also are some very important differences. Let's take a look at some of the key factors that may influence how high corn prices may go. The corn ending stocks estimate of 902 million bushels is arguably the most important number in the October WASDE report. The corn stocks-to-use ratio, which is a percentage measure of reserves, is forecasted to be a near-record low of 6.7 percent. The drought-reduced 1996 crop resulted in a 5 percent stocks-to- use ratio, which is the lowest ratio in the past 35 years. Very small projected reserves increase the uncertainty concerning available supplies and increase prices to ration use. It also causes end users to carefully re-evaluate how much they can afford to pay for corn. The three largest uses of corn are animal feed (approximately 40 percent) ethanol (approximately 35 percent) and exports (approximately 15 percent). How much can each of these sectors afford to pay for corn? What changes can they make to adjust to higher corn prices? The answers to these questions will determine the upper price ranges for corn. Although corn is the preferred feed for most livestock species, the U.S. livestock sector has proven to be very creative in using alternative feed sources when corn prices increase. However, prices for the alternative feed sources also increase as corn prices rise. These increases usually are based upon the relative feed value of corn. The first alternative for a livestock producer facing rising corn prices is to switch from feeding corn to using a substitute feed. The next alternative, as feed prices continue to increase, is to cull underperforming feeder and breeding stock, which eventually reduces the number of producing animals within the supply chain and reduces the amount of feed required. The final alternative is to exit the livestock enterprise if feed prices increase dramatically and financial losses persist.

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HAND CORN-HUSKING BRINGS BACK MEMORIES Continued from page 1 wagon and for the weight of the husks left on a 2030 pound sample of the pick, said Chuck Griffith, chamber member and executive director of the Merrick Foundation. Griffith helped to bring the competition to Merrick County and assisted with the preparations needed for Saturday's contest. The county received a tourism grant and roughly $25,000 in donations to make the event possible, he said. The contest was held in York for the last three years and will be in Central City for three years, he said. "We've been working on this for months," he said. Many members of the audience were new to the event while others had either watched such a contest before or had participated in one previously. One of those experienced hand cornhuskers was Karissa Kraenow. The 16-year-old from Gibbon has been the youth girls state champion for the last five years. However, she worried that a volleyball injury that requires her to wear a protective boot on her foot might slow her down this year. Kraenow started hand cornhusking competitively after attended one of the contests with her dad. "I enjoy it," she said. "I think it's fun." Her dad and sister pick as well while her mom, brother and grandparents come to watch. Like the other competitors, Kraenow wore gloves and a metal hook on one hand. The hooks are used to open the husks and can be worn either on the palm or the thumb. Kraenow was on a team with Bonnie Burhoop of Goehner, who was registered to compete in the women's open division. Burhoop started competing in 2002 after attending a competition with draft horses and a wagon that belong to her and her husband, Richard. That first pick didn't go well. "I finished second from the bottom. Now I'm always a bridesmaid but never a bride," she said of her tendency to finish in second place. After her first contest, Burhoop received pointers from Paul Luebbe, a men's national hand cornhusking champion who lived in Goehner. "We have a picture of him where there's one corn

cob hitting the bang board and another one is just leaving his hand, that's how fast he was," Richard Burhoop said. The Burhoops said the contest is divided into categories based on gender and age, and the times given to pick vary by age. For example, Burhoop's division was given 20 minutes to pick while Kraenow had 10 minutes. Sherman Hirsch of North Platte was in the men's open division and had 30 minutes to pick. He's been competing for six or seven years and learned about the event when it was held in Gothenburg. Hirsch picked corn by hand when he was younger and could do 90 bushels a day. "I almost caught up to my dad but then he bought a (mechanical) corn picker after World War II so I couldn't catch him," he said. Hirsch continues competing for the "nostalgia" and enjoys seeing many of the same faces from year to year. Extension office employee Courtney Jefferson of Central City was on hand Saturday to assist with registration and computer work. She said approximately 90 contestants were registered. The majority of the contestants fall into the golden agers category, which is for those age 75 and older, or the senior men's division for men age 50 and up, she said. The contestants were from a variety of states including Nebraska, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma and Iowa, she said. "The golden agers have one more then the senior men," she said. "It's amazing." Frederick Paulus of Hastings was the senior member of the golden agers division. Paulus, 93, said he has been competing since he was 75 years old. His first year he finished in first place for the golden agers and he's been chasing it ever since. "I just can't get passed second or third," he said. He retired from farming about 15 years ago but continues to run a machine shop in Hastings. "It's my therapy," he said. He remembers picking corn by hand and using a mechanical corn picker in the late 1930s when he

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Corn flies toward the bang board on a farm wagon as Arvid Janzen of Henderson takes his turn during the team pic competition while Mitch Herbig of Central City keeps time (left) Saturday during the Nebraska State Hand Cornhusking Contest at the Merrick County Fairgrounds in Central City. (Independent/Barrett Stinson)

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Bt Corn Advantages Extend to Neighboring Fields A group of agricultural scientists reported in the current issue of the journal Science that corn that has been genetically engineered to produce insect-killing proteins isolated from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) provides significant economic benefits even to neighboring farmers who grow non-transgenic varieties of corn. "Modern agricultural science is playing a critical role in addressing many of the toughest issues facing American agriculture today, including pest management and productivity," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "This study provides important information about the benefits of biotechnology by directly examining how area-wide suppression of corn borers using Bt corn can improve yield and grain quality even of non-Bt varieties." The researchers estimate that farmers in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin received cumulative economic benefits of nearly $7 billion between 1996 and 2009, with benefits of more than $4 billion for non-Bt corn farmers alone. The scientists estimated that in Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, borer populations in adjacent non-Bt fields declined by 28 to 73 percent, with similar reductions recorded in Iowa and Nebraska. The researchers attribute the collateral benefits enjoyed by non-Bt farmers to areawide suppression of corn borers stemming from longterm plantings of Bt-protected crops. Potato, green bean and other host crops also stand to benefit from areawide reductions of corn borers, the researchers note. The team's Science report also highlights the importance of the use of refuge crops " the planting of non-Bt crops adjacent to fields of Bt crops, providing a refuge to which the pests can retreat " and other strategies to slow the corn borer's ability to develop resistance to Bt and thus maintain the insecticidal proteins' longterm effectiveness. The Bt proteins provide the plant with a

built-in defense against attacks by the larvae of European corn borers and other insect pests. Larvae that ingest the protein soon stop feeding and die, typically within 48 hours. In addition to reducing the use of insecticides that also can endanger beneficial insects, the Bt defense strategy helps prevent harmful molds from gaining entry to the plants via wound sites from borer feeding. Some of these molds, such as Fusarium, produce mycotoxins that can diminish the value and safety of the crop's kernels. Bt corn debuted in 1996, and by 2009 was planted on nearly 55 million acres in the United States, accounting for nearly 63 percent of the total U.S. corn crop of 87 million acres. But no research groups had previously investigated the long-term impact of such plantings on corn borer populations on a regional scale, nor had there been any assessment of whether the use of the crop provided any sort of collateral benefit to adjacent or nearby fields of non-Bt crops. The team was led by William Hutchison of the University of Minnesota and included Rick Hellmich, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist at the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit operated at Ames, Iowa, by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency. The team gathered 14 years' worth of corn borer population data from Bt corn plantings and combined it with national corn production figures, including yields, prices and acreage planted. In addition to ARS and the University of Minnesota, study participants included researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Pennsylvania State University at State College, the University of Illinois at Urbana, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Iowa State University at Nashua, and industry researchers, among others.

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Weekly Ag Market Breakdown

County Grain Prices as of 10/12/10 Location

Corn

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

New Corn

Beans

$5.20 $5.07 $5.19 $5.14 $5.16 $5.08 $5.29 $5.15 $4.92 $5.20 $5.16 $5.20 $5.09 $5.12 $5.14 $5.17 $5.18 $5.15 $5.14 $5.09 $5.08 $5.19 $5.19 $5.14 $5.12 $5.14 $5.21 $5.14

New Beans

$10.89 $10.67 $10.93 $10.59 $10.80 $10.72 $11.00 $10.86 $10.86 $10.58 $10.90 $10.79 $10.58 $10.88 $10.89 $11.08 $10.77 $10.63 $10.73 $10.99 $10.92 $10.89 $10.91 $10.87

$5.14 $5.19 $5.14 $5.12 $4.92

671 Northern Above Oil Flowers Above Spring Wheat 30.

$10.89 $10.88 $10.84 $10.69 $25.00 $17.10 $6.69

Wheat

New Wheat

$5.82

$6.04

$6.13

$6.31

$4.94

$6.13 $6.02

$6.36 $6.01

$4.94

$5.82 $10.90 $6.16 $6.11 $5.82

$6.04 $6.49 $6.19 $6.35 $6.04

$5.82 $5.67

$6.04

$5.96 $5.82 $5.76

$6.06 $6.04

$5.96 $5.67

$6.16 $5.89

$6.11

$6.35

$5.81

$6.05

$5.96 $6.29

$6.44

Pinto $20.00 Oil Flowers (new) $15.05 Spring Wheat(new) $4.6

Navy

$5.35

Dec. 10 448 648

Dec. 10 445 578

December 2010 Corn (CBOT) - Daily Chart

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Soybean Basis

Wheat Basis

Sorghum Basis

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$4.59 $4.76 $4.73

$5.27 $5.09

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Wheat

Corn trade has been higher this week following the friendly USDA Supply and Demand Report last Friday. The weekly net change is 41 higher on the December contract and March is up 43. As a review, the USDA yield number came in at 155.8 bushels per acre versus the average trade guess of 159.9. The harvested acreage number was increased by .3 million acres giving us a production figure at 12.664 billion bushels. The carryover was lowered to 902 million versus 1.116 billion a month ago. The world carryover was reduced to 132.36 versus the 135.56 million last month. The market now needs to ration demand and give incentive for more acres, which $6+ prices should do. The EPA approved the ethanol blend rate increase on Wednesday which will allow vehicles newer than 2007 to use E15 fuels. This should help support demand at these price levels, but it will likely be a full year before the infrastructure is in place to make the transition. It should be noted that this is not a mandatory increase. On the chart, the action yesterday suggests the gap left on Sunday night may stand as a measuring gap. Nearby resistance now ranges from $6.08 to $6.27 which is an area on the weekly chart where we had some highs back in 2008 before and after the big upside spike into the mid to upper $7 range. On the weekly progress report, corn harvest was listed as 51% complete versus only 13% a year ago and the 30% 5year average. Corn condition improved by 2% to 68% good to excellent, but the condition number is largely irrelevant by this point and a contradiction of yield expectations/movement. The weekly export sales were reported at 607,100 tons for the 2010/2011 year and 11/12 sales came in at 25,400 tons. Combined, this was below expectations. Hedgers call with questions.

Open . . .5.854 High . . .5.854 Low . . . .5.656 Close . . .5.692 Change .-0.096

New Milo

$6.40

Corn

Support: Resistance

Milo

$6.21

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Wheat trade has been lower this week due to profit taking by market longs. Spillover support from the row crops has limited downside. The weekly net change is 17 lower on the Chicago contract, KC is down 15, and Minneapolis is 13 lower. Minneapolis is seeing the most support due to expected demand for quality US milling wheat. As a review, the new 201011 USDA wheat carryover came in at 853 million versus the average trade guess of 880 million bushels. The world carryover was down 3 million tons to 174.66. Acreage competition will be well discussed moving forward, and the market will need to get a better handle on the final domestic winter wheat plantings. On the December Chicago chart, the trade moved back below the 40-day on Wednesday. Nearby support ranges from $6.79 to $6.92 which is where we find the 10- and 20-day moving averages. Resistance is up at last Friday's high of $7.39. On the weekly progress report, winter wheat plantings were reported at 70% complete versus 65 % a year ago and the 68% 5-year average. Winter wheat emerged was 38% versus the 39% 5-year average. The weekly export sales were 808,400 tons which was above expectations. World wheat prices have risen over the last two weeks which has allowed US wheat to become more competitive in the global market. This should keep global import interest pointed to the US for now. Hedgers call with questions.

Support: Resistance

Chicago 617 783

K City 659 818

Minneapolis 668 821

December 2010 Wheat (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . . .7.184 High . . . .7.184 Low . . . .6.984 Close . . .7.026 Change .-0.072

Soybean trade has been higher this past week following the supportive USDA Supply and Demand report. Spillover support from corn has also been noted for the upside. The weekly net change is 41 higher on November beans. December meal is up $12.80 and oil is 96 points higher. As a review, the yield was a little lower than expected and the harvested acreage was down by over a million acres. The new crop carryover estimate came in at 265 million bushels, which was not as tight as the 151 million bushel 2009-10 ending stocks number. The world ending stocks were reduced to 61.42 million tons versus 63.61 last month; but this remains a comfortable level. The bullish item for beans moving forward will be the need to compete with corn for 2011 production, but the recent strength will also encourage greater South American production. Demand items also remain supportive after China confirmed this week that they imported a record 4.64 million tons of soybeans last month. On the weekly progress report, soybean harvest was reported at 67% complete versus 22% a year ago and the 48% 5-year average. Soybean conditions remained unchanged at 64% good to excellent. The weekly export sales were reported at 947,400 tons for the 10/11 year, which was within expectations. Meal sales came in at 152,500 tons. Oil sales were reported at 49,600 tons. Active mixed trade appears likely this month with a news balance of bullish demand items and big soybean yields. Hedgers call with questions.

Support: Resistance

Nov 1011 1277

Dec Meal 278 362

Dec Oil 4217 5035

November 2010 Soybeans (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .11.890 High . . .11.940 Low . . .11.724 Close . .11.764 Change .-0.020


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• • • 2010 Gateway Farm Exhibitors • • • 100th Meridian Manufacturing Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 A1 Mist Sprayers Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298 Abilene Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 Adrian Mfg. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 Advanced Satellite LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 Aero Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356 Affiliated Brokers Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Ag & Industrial Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Ag Dryer Services, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 Ag Service Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Ag Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Ag West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Agri Affiliates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Agri Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 AgriDry LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203 Airware America/Little Giant Ladders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 America's Alfalfa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Amsoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233 Anderson Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221 222 Archer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 Arma Coatings by the Dent Popper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Arrow Seed Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Astro Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349 Aurora Coop Corporate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 B-4 Grain Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

BAR Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Barney Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Behlen Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 252 Big Rack Shack, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409, 412, 503 Bill's Volume Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Brothers Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 74 Buffalo County Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 213 Builders Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 Central City Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 83.5 Central hydraulic systems & Equip Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 Central Nebraska Bobcat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 Central Platte Natural Resource District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Central Valley Irrigation -Holdrege . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260 Central Valley Irrigation -Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227 Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 332 Clarks Ag Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Cleary Building Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Coldwell Banker Town & Country Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Conklin AgroVantage Thermal Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 Cooperative Producers Inc. (CPI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326 327 Cornhusker Cleaning Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 238 239 207 Craigs Ag Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Crop Production Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 255 Cross Midwest Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 Crossroads Welding, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519, 520

D&S Ag Sales Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 293 Dawson Public Power District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 Delux Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Dreamland Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317 Eco-Drip Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Ecosyl Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337 ECO Water Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Egbers Flighting Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 Eurodrip USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343 Fairbank Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Fairbanks Farm Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 Fairbanks International- Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 286 295 Farm & Ranch Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Farm Credit Services of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Farm Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Farmers and Merchants Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Farmers Cooperative Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345 Farmers National Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309 Fellowship of Christian Farmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301 Fence Post, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Fredrickson Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 Garst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Gary Overley Realty & Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 GI Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402 & 403 Grainfield Supply Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69


October 14, 2010

Heartland Express

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• • • 2010 Gateway Farm Exhibitors Continued • • • Great Western Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Hawkins Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340 341 512 Heartland Motor Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 High Plains Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Hi-Line Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336 Homeland Insulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351 Holdrege Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Horizon Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Hotsy Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Hoover Tarp Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 HRK Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306, 307 HTS Precision Ag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Husker Drilling & Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 501, 502 Husker Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Husker Power Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Husker Wind Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 Hydro Cleaning Systems/Grone's Outdoor Power . . . . . . .374, 373 Inland Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Jameson Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357 JBI Enterprises LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 JBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401 & 410 JL Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 John Pitzer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 K-Co Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256 Kearney Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282 Kearney Implement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 285 296 Kearney Yamaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 78 Kelly Sales and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Kirschner Implement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Klingelhoefer Well Drilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229, 510 KMC, Inc/Knopp Midstates Consulting, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 37 Korb Walker Mowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 225 KRVN Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Kuhn Knight of Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Kurz Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253 L&V Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Larson Metal Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297 LG Seeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Limbhog Co., The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363 Linn Post & Pipe, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 517 Linweld, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Livestockshed.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 Longshot Enterprises, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 M&N Millwright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 Manco Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 Marshall Land Brokers and Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323

Martin Metal, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359, 360 Melroy Home Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 Mid Nebraska Chemicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361 & 521 Mid-Plains Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407, 504, 508 Mid-States Irrigation & Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Midwest Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330 Minden Machine Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 Moly Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258 Monsanto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Morton Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247 Multimin USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 NAU Country Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267, 268 NCS Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Nealey Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358 Nebraskaland Tire-Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342 Nebraska Weed Control Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 Neptune Chemical Pump Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Netafim USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 North Central Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Northern Agri-Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 Norwood Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 56 Novozymes Biologicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 32 Nu Tech Seeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Nutra-Flo Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Olson Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Omni Enviro Water Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Ostermeyer Hay & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289, 509 Pahlke Pipe & Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 Pioneer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Pivot Man, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Platte River Recovery Implementation Program . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Platte Valley Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371, 372 Platte Valley State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Precision Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Price Brothers Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413 Pride of the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Pritchett Twine, Netwrap & AG Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 Producers Hybrids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 Quality Craft Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 R&L Enterprises - Health Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 R&R Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525 RAAFT Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 Riggins Ag Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81, 82 Ritchie Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 Ruhter Auction & Realty Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Sargent Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 59 515

Schaben Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 51 518 Schaeffer's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Schaffert Mfg. Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 Scoular Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Select Sprayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283 Select Sprayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 ServiTech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 SI Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Soucy International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405, 406 South Central Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 State Bank of Riverdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 State Farm Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369 State Treasurers Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Stock Realty & Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208 Sunny Meadows Crop Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Superior Pool & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347, 348 Switzer Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Sweet Enterprises LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411 Syngenta Seeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87,88,89 Syntek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 T&C Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Tillotson Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 TJ Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Tonniges & Associates PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368 Town & Country Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Tracpacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Triad Safety Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314 Triple B Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Union Bank & Trust Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266 United Farm and Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 United Way of Kearney Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 UNL Water Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 USA Tire Management Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 262 Vitalix, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Wagner's Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 63 Wagon Wheel Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Walinga USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Ward Laboratories, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 Wardcraft Homes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Western Irrigation Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 Wilke-Donovan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321 511 Winfield Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 Winkel Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Your Next Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 334

160 ACRES NANCE CO. Pivot Irrigated Farm Ground, Northwest of Fullerton, NE ***SOLD***120 ACRES PLATTE CO. CRP Ground, East of St. Edward, NE Rex Mahoney 402-649-1816 ***SOLD***155 ACRES KIMBALL CO. Level CRP Ground, Southeast of Kimball, NE ***SOLD***332 ACRES KIMBALL CO. CRP & Dryland, Southeast of Kimball, NE Bill Lewis 308-883-1462 ***SOLD***160 ACRES STANTON CO. A little of Everything!! Including a DEQ’d Feedlot, Southeast of Pilger, NE 520 ACRES JEWELL CO., KS Excellent Hunting Ground w/Crop & Pasture Land, North of Mankato, KS John Buhl 402-649-3750 or Don Kaiser 308-750-2785 789 ACRES WHEELER CO. Pasture Ground, North of Spalding, NE Ron Stock 402-649-3705 240 ACRES SEWARD CO. Pasture & Crop Ground, West of Beaver Crossing, NE Steve Arens 402-423-4577 147 ACRES HOLT CO. Opportunity of a Lifetime!! Beautiful Log Home, Pasture Land, Ranch Headquarters, North of O’Neill, NE John Waterbury 402-394-7160 76 ACRES SCOTTSBLUFF CO. Pasture Ground, Northeast of Scottsbluff, NE 160 ACRES SCOTTSBLUFF CO. Pivot Irrigated Farm Ground, Northeast of Scottsbluff, NE 320 ACRES BANNER CO. Productive Pasture Ground, Southwest of Morrill, NE Clarke Beede 308-641-5053 19 ACRES FRANKLIN CO. Perfect Recreational Ground, North of Riverton, NE Steve Schuppan 308-380-0362 360 ACRES STANTON CO. CRP & Pasture Ground, Southeast of Stanton, NE 81.85 ACRES LANCASTER CO. CRP Ground, West of Lincoln, NE ***SOLD***230 ACRES ANTELOPE CO. Pivot Irrigated, Dry and Grass Land, Southwest of Plainview, NE ***SOLD***160 ACRES PIERCE CO. Combination farm, Dryland and Pasture, Northeast of Plainview, NE ***SOLD***106 ACRES BUTLER CO. Dryland Farm Ground, East of Abie, NE ***SOLD***160 ACRES PIERCE CO. Dryland Farm Ground, South of Plainview, NE ***SOLD***80 ACRES THURSTON CO. Dryland Crop Ground, West of Walthill, NE ***SOLD***84 ACRES THURSTON CO. Dryland Crop & Pasture Ground, West of Walthill, NE ***SOLD***160 ACRES WAYNE CO. Dryland Farm Ground, North of Pilger, NE ***SOLD***120 ACRES COLFAX CO. Dryland Crop Ground, East of Leigh, NE 334 ACRES PIERCE CO. Pivot Irrigated Crop Ground, East of Hadar, NE ***SOLD***18 ACRES MADISON CO. Farm Ground, just West of Norfolk, NE 80 ACRES POLK CO. Pasture & Crop Ground, West of Osceola, NE ***SOLD***160 ACRES BUTLER CO. Dryland Farm Ground, just Northwest of Linwood, NE 313.21 ACRES GREELEY CO. Nice Pasture Ground, Northeast of Wolbach, NE Jim Stock 402-920-0604 or John Stock 402-920-3180

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MARKET ADVISOR: HOW HIGH WILL CORN PRICES GO BEFORE USAGE IS RATIONED? Continued from page 11 ethanol. This requirement should help stabilize ethanol prices and ensure that the corn used by the ethanol industry does not drop below the requirements. However, ethanol and gasoline prices will need to remain strong to entice ethanol processors to produce above the minimum mandatory levels. Changes in corn export levels, due to rising prices, are the most difficult to predict. The relatively low value of the U.S. dollar is making it easier for international buyers to purchase U.S. corn. As the value of the U.S. dollar drops, it takes less currency to purchase a bushel of U.S. corn. In 2008, most market analysts expected corn exports to drop off as corn prices increased. However, this did not happen because the relatively low value of the U.S. dollar eased the price increases. The U.S. dollar index varied between 70 and 75 during the first half of 2008. The U.S. dollar index is now trading between 77 and 80.

The drought in the Black Sea region of Europe also is helping support U.S. corn exports. This region typically produces and exports significant amounts of feed wheat and barley. The drought reduced production caused Russia to issue an export ban. The ban has reduced the available feed grain supplies in the world market, which has increased interest in U.S. corn. However, given the weakened U.S. and world economic condition, how high can food and feed prices rise before consumers reduce their purchases of meat and shift to lower-priced sources of vegetable protein? While higher corn prices are possible, it is unlikely that prices will reach the levels seen during the 2008 peak. The ability of the key users of corn to pay those prices has changed. There are several indicators that can be used as signals for changes in the ability to pay higher corn prices. For the livestock sector, it is meat prices. If retail meat prices strengthen, a

portion of the increased price can be used to pay for corn. For the ethanol sector, it is gasoline prices. If retail gasoline prices strengthen, ethanol can be used as a replacement for gasoline rather than a mandated additive. For exports, it is the value of the U.S. dollar. If the value of the U.S. dollar remains low, it moderates the impact of higher domestic corn prices. The corn market will continue to be volatile as these signals change and until the ultimate size of the crop is finally known. Spending a little bit of time each day to monitor the market news can pay big dividends. Source: Frayne Olson, Crops Marketing Economist, NDSU Extension Service

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Nebraska's October 2010 Crop Production Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska’s corn crop is forecast at 1.51 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last month and 4 percent below last year’s record high, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Yield is forecast at 170 bushels per acre, 9 bushels below last month and 8 bushels below the record high set last year. However, both 2010 production and yield remain the second highest of record. Acreage for harvest was increased 350,000 acres to 8.9 million, 1 percent above a year ago. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 281 million bushels, 5 percent below last month but still 8 percent above the previous record set last year. Yield is forecast at a record high 55 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month and 0.5 bushel above the previous high set in 2009. Area for harvest was decreased

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Alfalfa hay production is forecast to be 4 percent higher and all other hay production is unchanged compared to a year ago. Acreage updates to planted and harvested acres from levels published in the September Crop Production Report were made based on a review of administrative data.

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250,000 acres to a record high 5.1 million, up 7 percent from 2009. Sorghum production is forecast at 7.05 million bushels, up 15 percent from last month due to an increase in harvested acres. This production is still 46 percent below a year ago and the smallest since 1953. Yield at 94 bushels per acre is unchanged from the previous month but up 1 bushel from last year. Harvested acreage was increased 10,000 acres to 75,000 but down 46 percent from previous year and smallest since 1947. Sunflower production is up 43 percent due to increased acreage and yield from a year ago. Dry edible bean production is up 37 percent from last year due to more acres. Sugarbeet production is down 19 percent from 2009, a result of fewer acres for harvest and a lower yield.

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• Save on fuel costs by savings on horsepower! Moves freely, reducing the horsepower needed for turning. • Increases the life of drawbars! Articulation in ball joint eliminates drawbar wear!

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How Cow Weight and Milk Output Effect Revenue Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE Depending on the operation, feed costs are usually between 40% to 60% of annual cow costs. From a cost standpoint, continual focus on feed cost results in the greatest opportunity to increase profit potential of the cow/calf enterprise. Breed sire summaries indicate that the genetic trends for growth traits, carcass weight, and milk production have increased over the years. It is hard to see how milk production and mature weight of commercial cow herds has not continue increased over time. In addition, it hard to see how nutrient needs of the commercial cow herd haven’t increased over time as well. McMurray (Feedstuffs article, 2008) suggested that average cow weight had increased 322 pounds between 1975 and 2005. McMurray indicates that average cow weight (weight for cows at body condition score 5) in 2005 was 1,369 pounds compared to 1,047 pounds in 1975. As a refresher, maintenance feed is proportional to the animal’s metabolic body weight. Metabolic body weight is defined as body weight to the 3/4 power (body weight3/4) which also describes the surface area and is representative of the active tissue mass or metabolic mass of an animal. So as cow weight increases, maintenance feed increases because metabolic body weight increases. In addition, as daily milk output increase, so does nutrient needs. In regard to milk production, not only are nutrient needs increased during the time of lactation, but the nutrient needs are also increased during the dry period because high milk potential females have a greater visceral organ weight compared to cows that have lower milk potential. If milk output per day is fixed at 20 pounds per day and cow mature weight changes from

1,000 to 1,200 pounds or 1,400 pounds and cows are managed on a fixed resource base, with some assumptions, gross sale dollars can be determined. If par is a set of cows with a mature weight of 1,200 pounds and daily milk production is 20 pounds, using annual maintenance energy needs, 100 head of 1,200 pound cows producing 20 pounds of milk daily could be managed on a fixed resource base, using similar calculations, about 90 head of 1,400 pounds cows producing 20 pounds of milk daily or about 112 head of 1,000 pound cows could be managed on the same fixed resource base. Again, if cows in each weight group had a weaning rate of 85%, 85 calves, 77 calves, and 95 calves would be weaned from cows that weighed 1,200, 1,400, and 1,000 pounds respectively. It is a little more difficult to determine weaning weight of the calves as a percent of cow weight for cows of similar daily milk production. On a limited resource base, larger cows have potential to wean off heavy calves, but because of the limited resources, that genetic potential is not met. Bigger calves have greater nutrient needs. Just the opposite would be expected for calves from light mature weight dams. If the group of 1,200 pound cows wean 47% of their mature weight, 1,400 pound cows will wean about 44% of their mature weight. In comparisons, the 1,000 pound cow of similar milk production would wean of about 49% of their mature weight. Remember, these calculations are based on cows being managed on the same resource base in the same environment. Using the percentages above, it calculates that 1,400 pound cows wean about 616 pound calves, 1,200 cows wean 564 pound calves and 1,000 lb cows wean 490 pound calves. All groups of cows on the same fixed resource base, 85% of the cows that are exposed to a bull during the breeding season wean a calf. Gross pay weigh at weaning for each of the groups would calcu-

late to 47,432 pounds, 47,940 pounds, and 46,550 pounds for the group of 1,400 pound, 1,200 pound, and 1,000 pound mature weight cows. If 500 pound calves sell for $100/cwt and there is a $5/cwt price slide, 616 pound calves sell for $94.20/cwt, 564 pound calves sell for $96.80 and of course, 490 pound calves sell for $100.50/cwt. There likely needs to be a discount for frame. Too much frame or not enough. The calves from large mature weight female will be discounted another $0.50 and calves from the small mature weight females will be discounted another $1.50/cwt. This discount seems to make sense as frame impacts carcass weight at which they will grade USDA Choice. The question might be should both large and frame size be discounted equally. Gross sale dollars generated from the sale of calves from 1,400 pound cows would be $44,444, calves from 1,200 pound cows would generate $46,406 , and calves from 1,000 pound cows would generate $46,085. The above calculations do illustrate the importance of weaning weight and reproductive rate. Can a producer continue to drive weaning weight up at the expense of weaning rate. An extra calf to sell appears more important than extra weaning weight per calf. If the genetic trends continue in the direction they have been, how does a producer maintain the genetic package that they have worked so hard to fit their resources and environment? The idea is to help you keep your eye on the target of what genetics package fits your environment and to make an attempt to relate the amount of revenue generate in a cow herds that differ in mature size managed in the same environment and resources.

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NEBRASKA HAY SUMMARY Week Ending 10/08/2010 Eastern Nebraska: Compared to last week, reports of confirmed alfalfa hay sales sold steady to instances 5.00 higher. Native grass hay sold fully steady. Dehy pellets mostly steady to weak. Demand on hay has increased this week to a mostly moderate level. Most demand is from feedlots who are receiving loads of cattle fresh from summer pasture. Some buyers are starting to stockpile for winter needs. But, most is still “hand to mouth” buying. Some out of state selling on small squares bales of grass hay suitable for horses. Some areas of Nebraska continue to work on a 5th cutting of alfalfa and are hoping for some regrowth before a killing frost comes. Farmers continue to harvest at a very fast pace. Corn is rated at near 20% complete and beans come in at 32% done. Last year, the percent harvested at this time was 6% and 24% respectively. Nebraska Department of Agriculture has a hay and forage directory available at www.agr.state.ne.us/hayhot/hayhotline.htm. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in medium to large square bales and rounds,unless otherwise noted. Prices from the most recent reported sales. Northeast Nebraska: Alfalfa: Good large rounds 70.00-75.00, few at 80.00; Fair 50.00-60.00. Good small squares 4.00-4.50 per bale. Grass Hay: Good large square bales 112.00, Good large rounds 65.0075.00, small squares 100.00-112.00. Brome: Good large round 70.00 delivered. Ground and Delivered

to feedlots 95.00-100.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 180.00-185.00. Platte Valley of Nebraska: Alfalfa: Good large square bales 120.00, Fair large square bales 95.00 delivered; Utility to fair grinding, large square bales 75.00-85.00 delivered. Good round bales 70.00-80.00, few at 85.00. Fair round bales 50.00-60.00. Ground and delivered to feedlots 105.00-110.00. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17 percent protein: 175.00-180.00. Western Nebraska: Trade and movement slow. Hay prices mostly steady. Most second cutting completed with some third cutting done. Grasshoppers causing problems in some areas. All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in medium to large square bales and rounds, unless otherwise noted. Horse hay in small squares. Prices are from the most recent reported sales.

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Hogs Lean hog trade has been lower this week due continued long liquidation and chart selling. The weekly net change is 215 lower on the December contract. Cash has been steady to lower this week due to declining carcass values, and packers should have plenty of inventory to cover slaughter needs. Seasonal market numbers should also continue to grow for another 30 days, so the negative fundamentals should limit upside. Hog weights are averaging 3.7 pounds heavier than this time a year ago. The uncertainty surrounding feed costs will work to stem early ideas of expansion and it may even promote further heard liquidation. Hedgers call with questions. Dec. 10 Feb. 10 Support: 6857 7180 Resistance 7567 7990 December 2010 Hogs (CBOT) - Daily Chart Open . . .72.350 High . . .72.425 Low . . .71.450 Close . .71.700 Change .-1.075

MARKET: Bassett Livestock Auction - Bassett, NE; Ericson/Spalding Auction Market - Ericson, NE; Huss Livestock Market LLC - Kearney, NE; Imperial Livestock Auction - Imperial, NE; Lexington Livestock Market - Lexington, NE; North Platte Livestock Auction - North Platte, NE; Ogallala Livestock Auction Market Ogallala, NE; Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook, NE; Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine, NE Receipts: 18,100 Last Week: 11,088 Last Year: 17,061 Compared to last week, steers under 700 lbs sold mostly steady, over 700 lbs sold steady to 2.00 higher. Heifers under 450 lbs sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher, the bulk of the 450 to 650 lbs sold mostly steady, over 650 lbs sold steady to 2.00 lower. There were quite a few, heifer offerings that were flagged "fancy" this week. Many are replacement quality from reputation sandhills ranchers. Demand moderate to good on all offerings. Majority of the calf offerings continue to have all fall shots, most have some type of third party verification and some have IED tags. Most yearling offerings coming to town are average to thin fleshed. Quite a lot of the yearlings are coming off of very dry and short grass. Slaughter steers and heifers in Nebraska sold lower this week. Live sales sold 1.00 to 1.50 lower from 94.00-95.50 and dressed sales sold mostly 3.00 lower at 150.00. Supply this week included 53 percent steers, 47 percent heifers. Feeder cattle over 600 lbs totaled 55 percent.

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48 . . . . .308-346 . . . .334 . . .137.00-153.00 . . .145.09 237 . . . .350-396 . . . .374 . . .129.00-159.50 . . .143.02 570 . . . .400-449 . . . .433 . . .130.00-144.50 . . .138.25 64 . . . . . . .406 . . . . . .406 . . . . . .147.00 . . . . . .147.00 800 . . . .450-499 . . . .480 . . .121.00-140.00 . . .132.01 110 . . . . . .480 . . . . . .480 . . . . . .141.00 . . . . . .141.00 1222 . . .501-549 . . . .525 . . .115.00-132.25 . . .126.93 638 . . . .555-596 . . . .572 . . .112.00-130.50 . . .123.51 76 . . . . . . .551 . . . . . .551 . . . . . .131.50 . . . . . .131.50 130 . . . .605-648 . . . .612 . . .109.50-119.25 . . .117.38 970 . . . .600-628 . . . .610 . . .112.50-128.75 . . .121.70 140 . . . .650-696 . . . .680 . . .104.00-117.25 . . .111.82 258 . . . .663-694 . . . .684 . . .107.00-123.60 . . .118.99 269 . . . .701-724 . . . .716 . . .110.50-119.00 . . .117.14 535 . . . .751-795 . . . .781 . . .107.00-115.00 . . .112.79 423 . . . .801-846 . . . .814 . . .106.85-114.75 . . .111.56 1036 . . .850-887 . . . .870 . . .104.00-111.10 . . .108.78 385 . . . .900-941 . . . .920 . . .103.25-109.35 . . .107.41 66 . . . . .958-960 . . . .960 . . .98.75-105.90 . . .105.25 174 . . .1000-1001 . . .1000 . .100.10-106.00 . . .104.10 18 . . . . . .1030 . . . . .1030 . . . . . .92.85 . . . . . . .92.85 52 . . . . . .1077 . . . . .1077 . . . . . .98.50 . . . . . . .98.50

61 . . . . .317-348 . . . .337 . . .120.00-132.00 . . .127.56 21 . . . . . . .338 . . . . . .338 . . . . . .136.75 . . . . . .136.75 247 . . . .356-399 . . . .381 . . .119.50-141.00 . . .130.24 97 . . . . . . .387 . . . . . .387 . . . . . .141.75 . . . . . .141.75 434 . . . .400-448 . . . .425 . . .113.00-134.00 . . .127.59 243 . . . .430-440 . . . .437 . . .135.00-135.60 . . .135.50 620 . . . .451-498 . . . .474 . . .110.00-125.00 . . .118.07 116 . . . .473-491 . . . .489 . . .127.25-128.00 . . .127.34 813 . . . .500-548 . . . .521 . . .105.50-122.75 . . .115.46 55 . . . . . . .502 . . . . . .502 . . . . . .124.50 . . . . . .124.50 331 . . . .556-596 . . . .575 . . .103.50-115.75 . . .111.29 112 . . . .567-594 . . . .579 . . .120.25-124.50 . . .122.52 41 . . . . .610-633 . . . .624 . . .107.75-110.25 . . .108.65 74 . . . . .609-647 . . . .629 . . .102.75-110.25 . . .106.87 233 . . . .672-697 . . . .680 . . .104.50-115.60 . . .110.72 72 . . . . .650-662 . . . .653 . . .105.50-106.50 . . .106.22 636 . . . .702-748 . . . .730 . . .102.25-109.50 . . .106.67 780 . . . .750-796 . . . .774 . . .101.50-111.75 . . .104.41 698 . . . .800-849 . . . .823 . . .99.25-106.25 . . .104.57 930 . . . .850-898 . . . .874 . . .98.00-105.90 . . .103.42 559 . . . .900-946 . . . .914 . . .97.50-103.00 . . .101.29 278 . . . .950-995 . . . .974 . . .94.75-102.35 . . . .99.04 6 . . . . .1000-1020 . . .1010 . . .94.25-96.00 . . . . .95.13

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Head . . . . . .Wt . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . .Price 28 27 21 43 33 19

. . . . . . .416 . . . . . .416 . . . . . .116.00 . . . . . .116.00 . . . . .463-482 . . . .479 . . .109.00-110.00 . . .109.86 . . . . .518-538 . . . .534 . . .106.50-109.00 . . .106.96 . . . . .612-646 . . . .630 . . .109.25-115.00 . . .112.40 . . . . .750-790 . . . .778 . . .105.00-110.75 . . .108.48 . . . . .862-873 . . . .868 . . .90.00-106.75 . . . .97.88

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

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Head . . . . . .Wt . . . . . .Avg Wt . . . .PriceAvg . . . . . . .Price 29 14 36 14

. . . . . . .375 . . . . . .375 . . . . .432-446 . . . .441 . . . . .474-478 . . . .477 . . . . . . .563 . . . . . .563

. . . . . .118.00 . . . . . .118.00 . . .114.00-117.00 . . .115.05 . . .105.00-111.50 . . .108.12 . . . . . .107.00 . . . . . .107.00

5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Week Ending: 10/10/10

Confirmed: 119,624 Week Ago: 152,772

Year Ago: 98,770

Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . . Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,000 . . . . . . . .1,300-1,490 . . . . . . . . . . .93.50-95.50 1,401 . . . . . . . . . .94.61 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,993 . . . . . . . .1,175-1,475 . . . . . . . . . . .92.00-95.50 1,391 . . . . . . . . . .94.64 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,774 . . . . . . .1,100-1,430 . . . . . . . . . . .93.00-95.50 1,305 . . . . . . . . . .94.99 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 . . . . . . . .1,250-1,325 . . . . . . . . . . .92.00-95.00 1,308 . . . . . . . . . .93.95 Weighted Averages Live Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,235 . . . . . . . .1,190-1,300 . . . . . . . . . . .92.00-95.50 1,266 . . . . . . . . . .94.71 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,562 . . . . . . . .1,070-1,350 . . . . . . . . . . .93.25-95.50 1,234 . . . . . . . . . .95.04 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,819 . . . . . . .1,068-1,300 . . . . . . . . . . .93.50-95.50 1,176 . . . . . . . . . .95.01 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .======================================================================================================= Weighted Averages Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . .Price Range ($) Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (Paid on Hot Weights) (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,497 . . . . . . . . .812-945 . . . . . . . . . . .148.00-152.00 894 . . . . . . . . . . .150.46 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,429 . . . . . . . . .788-950 . . . . . . . . . . .145.00-152.00 881 . . . . . . . . . . .150.41 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,806 . . . . . . . . .768-950 . . . . . . . . . . .149.00-152.00 878 . . . . . . . . . . .150.23 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 . . . . . . . . . .842-842 . . . . . . . . . . .151.00-151.00 842 . . . . . . . . . . .151.00 Dressed Basis Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Count . . . .Weight Range (lbs) . . . . . . . . . Price Range ($) Weighted Averages (lbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .($) Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): Over 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,121 . . . . . . . . .725-910 . . . . . . . . . . .149.00-152.00 820 . . . . . . . . . . .150.07 65 - 80% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,815 . . . . . . . . .706-950 . . . . . . . . . . .149.00-152.00 803 . . . . . . . . . . .150.02 35 - 65% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,942 . . . . . . . . .710-832 . . . . . . . . . . .146.00-151.00 764 . . . . . . . . . . .149.95 0 - 35% Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-

Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .29,002 . . . . . . .1,342 . . . . . . . .94.83 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .26,616 . . . . . . .1,202 . . . . . . . .95.00 Dressed Del Steer . . .22,822 . . . . . . .882 . . . . . . . .150.37 Dressed Del Heifer . . .14,878 . . . . . . .799 . . . . . . . .150.02

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

Year Ago Averages:

Week Ago Averages:

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price

Head Count Avg Weight Avg Price Live FOB Steer . . . . . .44,957 . . . . . . .1,341 . . . . . . . .96.57 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .33,578 . . . . . . .1,188 . . . . . . . .96.78 Dressed Del Steer . . .28,004 . . . . . . .883 . . . . . . . .152.82 Dressed Del Heifer . . .16,278 . . . . . . .804 . . . . . . . .152.73

Cattle

Live FOB Steer . . . . . .22,497 . . . . . . .1,361 . . . . . . . .80.88 Live FOB Heifer . . . . .29,632 . . . . . . .1,237 . . . . . . . .80.84 Dressed Del Steer . . .12,923 . . . . . . .897 . . . . . . . .125.01 Dressed Del Heifer . . .13,943 . . . . . . .798 . . . . . . . .125.98

Support: Resistance

Dec. 10 9522 10122

Oct. 10 Feeder 10485 11105

Live cattle trade has been mixed this week. The weekly net change is 40 lower on the December contract and February is up 22. Cash trade has been slow to develop this week, but asking prices remain firm at $98/$157. The livestock markets are pricing-in less feed usage and lower beef supply after Friday’s bullish corn report. Cutout values finished higher on Wednesday with choice up 16 at 155.62 and select was up 33 at 146.09 On the December

chart, the market closed back below the 20-day at $98.60 on Wednesday. Nearby support is down at $98.25 which is the 10-day. Hedgers call with questions.

November 2010 Feeder Cattle (CBOT)

December 2010 Live Cattle (CBOT) - Daily Chart

Open .106.950 High .108.150 Low . .106.600 Close .108.125 Change +0.875

Open . .99.350 High . .99.400 Low . . .98.400 Close . .98.475 Change .-0.825


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Ethanol Summit Brings Companies Together By Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent From government environmental regulations to export restrictions facing Nebraska's 2 billion-gallon-plus annual ethanol industry were among issues raised at the first ever Nebraska Ethanol Summit in Grand Island. Representatives from Nebraska's 24 operating ethanol plants and industry officials gathered at the Bosselman Conference Center for the summit that featured speakers covering a wide range of ethanol-related topics, from health and environmental regulatory issues to training and job opportunities in this homegrown Nebraska industry that directly employs more than 4,000 people in rural areas of the state. Nebraska is the nation's second largest ethanol-producing state, with 24 operating plants producing more than 2 billion gallons of ethanol using more than 600 million bushels of corn. The summit reflected the technological expertise of an industry that has had a presence in Nebraska for 40 years. "For those people who think that alternative fuels just happened yesterday, that's not true," said Loran Schmit, executive director of the Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers, one of the sponsors of the summit and the group that represents the state's ethanol plants. With foresight to envision what Nebraska's potential was in the ethanol industry, Schmit said, the Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Ethanol Board in 1972 to help guide the state through the process of developing this alternative fuel industry using a commodity (corn) that grew in abundance in the state. Schmit said the summit was designed to discuss problems facing the state's ethanol industry in an open and frank matter in an effort to find solutions to them. The concept of growing the ethanol industry in Nebraska was simple, according to Schmit:

Find new markets for state corn farmers. Also, at the same time, lead in gasoline was being phased out and ethanol was a logical fuel additive with positive environmental and economical benefits. "It was about creating a better environment for the people and a better economic picture for the people of Nebraska," he said. "I think we have accomplished all of those goals." And with 40 years of experience, Nebraska is now not only a world leader in the ethanol industry, but one of the top producers in the world of ethanol behind Brazil and Iowa. But it continues to be a battle for the ethanol

And with 40 years of experience, Nebraska is now not only a world leader in the ethanol industry, but one of the top producers in the world of ethanol behind Brazil and Iowa. industry as Schmit said the oil industry isn't going to easily surrender 10 percent of its market to the ethanol industry and possibly 15 percent of that industry when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approves a 15 percent blend of ethanol in gasoline without a fight. "That is perfectly logical for the oil industry and I wouldn't expect them to say, You guys can have it,'" he said. "They are in the business of selling petroleum and they see ethanol as a competitor. It's amazing that we almost have 10 percent of that market today and we are heading toward a larger percentage." But Schmit said ethanol has become an integral part of the nation's energy strategy.

"If we didn't have ethanol, we would have to invent something else," he said. "I think it would be more expensive. It would not be a local product. It would be one that we would have to import. And, we would be paying more for gasoline." In other words, not only does the ethanol industry enrich Nebraska's economy through value-added agriculture, but it also saves consumers thousands of dollars annually of reduced energy costs as that 10 percent of gasoline that ethanol replaces would more than likely have been imported from outside the U.S. at a greater cost to the nation's economy, creating a more lopsided negative balance of trade that would have ended up only increasing the national debt even more. While the ethanol industry faces challenges from increasing government regulations and the loss of government incentives, what concerns Schmit the most and is an immediate challenge to the economic viability of the ethanol industry is the rising cost of corn. Several years ago, he said, speculators drove up the price of corn to above $7 per bushel when there was no economic incentive, such as supply and demand, to justify that increase. That created a maelstrom that nearly sucked the ethanol industry into oblivion, along with threatening the economic viability of Nebraska's livestock industry as feed makes up more than 70 percent of the cost of raising livestock. "I'm concerned as a corn producer that corn is at $4.34 per bushel," he said. "We have record carryovers, we have a record crop, and record quality. I don't know what drives that market today. I'm really a bit apprehensive that it may be some of the same speculative efforts that were involved two years ago. That can be detrimental to the industry, detrimental to Nebraska farmers, detrimental to the livestock industry and we have to address those issues."

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Bedbug Problem Growing By Robert Pore, The Grand Island Independent Bedbugs are becoming a national concern and one that hasn't escaped Grand Island and the area. According to area exterminators and other officials, the bedbug problem is only growing. A recent survey of Nebraska pest control companies says the number of bedbug treatments has increased dramatically in the last few years. The survey found that most bedbug infestations are in multiple-unit dwellings, such as apartments, retirement homes, hotels and motels. High-density housing is more at risk simply because more people live there and there is greater turnover among residents, the survey found. To address those concerns, UNL Extension and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will present a workshop, "Bedbugs: What You Need to Know," from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hall County extension office, 3180 W. Highway 34. Similar workshops will be held in Lincoln and Omaha. Topics will include bedbug identification, biology and behavior and how to inspect a bed for bedbugs. Presenters also will discuss bedbug management using chemical and nonchemical control. Mike Hackworth, environmental health specialist at Central District Health Department in Grand Island, said his office has received "quite a few calls" from people concerned about bedbugs. "The calls really started to pick up about the first of the summer," Hackworth said. A lot of the calls were from hotels and motels, along with apartment complexes where a bedbug problem can spread rapidly, he said. "There is no problem for us to go into hotel rooms and do any kind of inspection," he said. "We usually kind of work with the operator about getting things corrected. We will point them to the direction of what they can do and who they can go see about getting it taken care of." Hackworth said the health department directs callers to local exterminators to solve the problem. Shane Smith, owner of S&W Pest Management in Grand Island, said he has been getting two or three calls a week since last fall from people seeking his company's service to rid their home, apartment or businesses of bedbugs.

"This isn't a problem just confined to big cities, like New York," Smith said. "It's in Grand Island. It's a nationwide problem." In talking with other Grand Island exterminators, Smith has learned they are also getting a lot of calls about bedbugs. "We are all getting calls left and right," he said. "We used to get several calls a week about cockroaches, but now it's bedbugs." And cockroaches are a lot easier to treat than bedbugs, Smith said. His best advice if someone spots bedbugs in their home, business or apartment is immediately to call a professional exterminator. He said resorting to overthe-counter products or home remedies will not get the job done and will ultimately be more expensive than what it will cost to hire a professional exterminator, who is licensed and trained to use more potent chemicals that can't be purchased over the counter to beat back the bedbug problem. Another unique way to detect bedbugs is with a specially trained dog that can sniff them out. In September James and Amy Pelowski of Lincoln started a Lincoln-based business that also serves the Grand Island area and all of Nebraska called K9 Bedbug Detection. The Pelowskis said their business offers the most "accurate scent-detecting technology in Nebraska for locating bedbugs" " their dog's nose. They said their dog, Spots, has had extensive training and is able to find bedbugs with 95 percent accuracy (versus about 30 to 40 percent for a human-only inspection). James Pelowski said they received Spots in September after the dog finished 500 hours of specialized training, along with 40 hours of training involving Spots and the Pelowskis. To maintain Spots' certification as a specially trained canine bedbug detector, Spots must go through 16 hours of training each month and must be certified annually. The training is worth it, Pelowski said, as Spots can detect one bedbug from three feet away and can accurately span a room for bedbugs in a matter of minutes. Since getting Spots and starting their business in September, they have already involved Spots in more than a dozen jobs. Introducing Macdon’s M Series SP TM Technology Windrowers with Dual DirectionTM

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USDA Officials Tour Vermont Dairy Farm’s Anaerobic Digester Technology Converts Waste Material into Electricity; Offers Numerous Environmental Benefits-Funding Available from USDA Nationwide. A team of USDA officials today visited a North Troy dairy farm that is using an innovative technology to convert farm waste products, such as manure, into electricity. The project was funded with assistance from USDA. “Anaerobic digesters like the one here at Chaput Family Farms will benefit our environment as well as America’s dairy farmers, who can profit from the production and sale of this renewable energy source,” said Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Vicky Drew. “In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the collection of methane, the digester will also reduce energy needed to produce and haul bedding to the farm by recycling the manure onsite into a dry bedding material for the cows, creating a closed-loop system.” USDA Rural Development Vermont State Director Molly Lambert added, “Expanding the nation’s renewable energy sources is a priority of the Obama Administration and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and is consistent with a Memorandum of Understanding the United States signed in Copenhagen last December to work together with dairy producers to reduce greenhouse emissions by 25 percent by 2020.” She was joined on the tour by Rural BusinessCooperative Service Administrator Judith Canales and Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Robert Paquin. The 300 kilowatt anaerobic digester system that the USDA officials toured at Chaput

Family Farms will digest manure from a dairy herd, produce biogas and combust the gas to generate renewable energy on a continuous basis, and provide digester effluent for use as crop fertilizer and for cow bedding material. USDA Rural Development helped finance the digester with a loan and grant through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), authorized through the 2008 Farm Bill. “This project highlights the way USDA agencies are working together to help rural farmers and businesses,” Canales said. “Supporting our farmers in projects like this is good for them, good for the environment, and good for businesses and residents throughout the community.” Chaput’s digester is the first to go online through Vermont’s Standard Offer Program. The state will pay the farm a fixed price of 16 cents per kilowatt hour for the next 20 years. In addition, the farm will receive a renewable energy credit of 4 cents per kWh for the next five years through Central Vermont Power Service’s “Cow Power Program.” The farm will produce all of its on-farm electricity, heat, hot water and bedding for the cows. It will sell the excess power to the local utility. The excess bedding will be sold to local farms. USDA is extensively involved in renewable energy development efforts. The REAP program provides development assistance, grants for energy audits and funds to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to producers

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Schedule of Events Oct 22-24 - Ashland (Saunders County) Holiday Craft Show; Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, I-80 Exit 426. Crafts, face painting, kettle korn and fall and winter activities. Fri, 4-8pm; Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 9am-3pm, Park entry permit required Adam Offner (402) 944-2523 www.outdoornebraska.org Oct 22-24 - York (York County) Scream on the Square; City-wide. Monster's ball, cemetery tours, scarecrow contest, ugliest gord growing contest, pumpkin recipe contest and the National Scream Contest. (402) 362-5531 www.yorkchamber.org Oct 23 - Ashland (Saunders County) 4th Annual Ashland Fall Festival; City-wide. Quilt trunk shows and displays, world market, craft show and specials throughout downtown. 9:30am2pm, $2 Audrey Williams (402) 521-0098 www.historicashland.com Oct 23 - Kearney (Buffalo County) Fall Festival of Crafts Show; Buffalo County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. 34th St. More than 230 booths. 9am-5pm, Free Marlene Hadwiger (308) 234-4671 Oct 23 - Nebraska City (Otoe County) Great Pumpkin Party; Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, 2611 Arbor Ave. Come in costume and experience the Great Pumpkin Hunt, meet Karly Cardinal and friends, pick pumpkins and enjoy caramel apples and pie. 1-6pm, $4.50-$6.50 Beverly Todd (402) 874-9296 www.arbordayfarm.org Oct 23 - Wausa (Knox County) Wausa Smorgasbord Event; City auditorium. Swedish food festival with authentic foods, Swedish dancers, entertainment and local crafters. 5-9pm Joni Burns (402) 586-2334 www.mywausa news.com Oct 24 - York (York County) Boo at the Farm; Wessels Living History Farm, 1 mi. S. of I-80 Exit 353. Celebrate Halloween on the farm. Games and prizes, free pumpkins, balloons and refreshments. 1:30-3:30pm, $2-$5 Dale Clark (402) 710-0682 www.livinghistoryfarm.org

Oct 28 - Beatrice (Gage County) Night of the Great Pumpkin; Downtown. Family event featuring pumpkin bowling, witches brew, professional photos, games and trickor-treating. 5-7pm, Free (402) 223-3244 www.mainstreetbeatrice.org

Nov 6 - Eustis (Frontier County) Craft Fair; Fair building, Legion Hall and Senior Center. Crafts in 3 locations around town. 9am-3pm, Free Sharolyn Schmeeckle (308) 486-5511

Oct 31 - Petersburg (Boone County) Punkin' Chunkin'; 1 mi. E. Contest to see who can shoot a 10-lb pumpkin the farthest with a catapult or air cannon. It's a blast! (402) 386-5551 www.ci.petersburg.ne.us

Nov 6 - Lincoln (Lancaster County) Nebraska Book Festival - Plains Writers, Great Readers; Nebraska History Museum Variety of literary activites featuring Nebraska writers and their work. 9am-5pm, Free Mary Jo Ryan (402) 4713434 www.nebraskabookfestival.org

Nov 4 - Omaha (Douglas County) Chicago Blues Reunion; Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8pm (402) 345-0606 www.omahaperformingarts.org

Nov 6 - Norfolk (Madison County) Cornucopia Craft Giftique; City auditorium, 127 N. 1st. 9am-5pm, Free Sharon Pohlman (402) 564-1845

Nov 4-7 - Broken Bow (Custer County) Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt; One Box Gun Club. Teams hunt from several sights in Valley, Sherman and Custer Counties. Paul and Connie Ulmer (308) 870-0701 www.nebraska onebox.com

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Nov 6-7 & 13-14 - Homer (Dakota County) O'Connor House Christmas Tour; 2 mi. E. of the Pronto Station. Featuring the Victorian mansion with15 rooms decorated for the holidays. noon-4pm, Donation. Paul Culbertson (402) 9873330 www.dakotacountyhistoricalsociety.com

Nov 5-6 - Grand Island (Hall County) Breeder's Cup Day Events; Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. Honoring the Horse of the Year and other champions in the sport. (308) 382-4515 www.heartlandevents center.com Nov 6 - Bellevue (Sarpy County) Nebraska's Official Veterans Day Parade; Downtown on Mission Ave. Patriotic parade. 10am, Free Megan Lucas (402) 898-3000 www.bellevuenebraska.com

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Franklin Teen's Soybean Experiments Take Him Across the Country for Science Fair Honors By Gina Welsh, The Kearney Hub After getting a taste of the International Science Fair in May, Matt Gerdes, 15, of Franklin, has one goal in mind. He is ready to go to Los Angeles for his second International Science Fair this spring. Gerdes, now a sophomore, has been participating in the science fair since he was in seventh grade. His first project was studying whether radiation from cell phones would affect the offspring of fruit flies. "It mutates the offspring. It causes all different mutations: one less leg or a smaller wing," Gerdes said. Gerdes is employed by Valley View Farms near Bloomington, where he found the subject for his science fair project for the last three years: soybeans. "I worked with soybeans all the time and didn't know that they helped the farmers with their other crops, and Mr. Lienemann influenced me to look into it and gave me a lot of information on the soybean," Gerdes said, referring to Franklin High science teacher Randy Lienemann. Gerdes' projects in eighth and ninth grades tested whether soybean yields affected the nitrogen level the plant returned to the soil. "My boss, Doug (Kahrs), helped me get the soil samples. He also told me a lot of informa-

tion on how the beans mature," Gerdes said. "Then I went up to Ward Laboratories (in Kearney) and tested all the samples myself, with the help of one of the lab techs. "The yield did affect it. It boosted it by 20 pounds per acre or so. There was a field in particular that the nitrogen jumped by 30 pounds per acre," Gerdes said. Gerdes said his science fair projects take a lot of time and work. "I have been working on this year's project all summer. I took ground probes all summer from germination up to two weeks after the beans were harvested," he said. This year's project is testing whether one stage of soybean maturity puts more nitrogen back into the soil than other stages. Gerdes sent in five different stages of the bean for testing. He has gotten the results back and has now started creating a graph to determine at what stage the nitrogen starts going into the field. Gerdes said the next experiment he would like to do would be testing the affects of baling soybean stubble, which takes the soybean debris off of the field. "He is interested in farming and he works hard at (science fair)," Lienemann said. Gerdes won first-place in his division and second-place overall at the Central Nebraska Science Fair in Franklin last school year.

"It is one of the two fairs to be held in Nebraska to qualify the kids for the International, which is going to be held in L.A.," Lienemann said. Last year's International fair was in San Jose, Calif. Gerdes also participated in the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas in May, where he received a bronze medal and also the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Award presented by Crocker & Reynolds Construction, LP. "I've also had the experience of meeting a lot of new people from different countries from going to the International Science Fair," Gerdes said. Since going on these trips is costly, Gerdes was sponsored by the Central Nebraska Science Fair, Franklin Public Schools and the Franklin Public Schools Science Club. Looking to the future, Gerdes said he is undecided whether he wants to go into agronomy or animal management. "While I was at San Jose, I was asked to come tour SDSU (South Dakota State University) in the agronomy department, so we'll see," he said. Gerdes also is active in FFA, basketball and track. He is the son of Brian and Kerrie Gerdes of Franklin.


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The Heartland Express Category Index 1000 - Hay & Forage Equip

1500 - Hay and Grain

2200 - Horses

3000 - Other Equipment

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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

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5000 - Real Estate

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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

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1300 - Grain Harvest Equip

2000 - Swine

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

Feeders, Sows, Boars, etc.

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

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2100 - Sheep

2800 - Construction

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Feeder Lambs, Ewes, Bred Ewes

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

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1007 - BALE FEEDERS/MOVERS FOR SALE NE - NEW EMERSON BALE MOVER-FEEDERS, (308) 544-6421 KS - E-Z HAUL INLINE SELF DUMPING HAY TRAILER, 32' 6 BALE, GOOSENECK, BUMPER HITCH. CALL 785-817-5188 (CELL) OR, (785) 935-2480 ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 KS - HAY ELEVATORS, 2 ON WHEELS, 36' & 32'; 1 24' FLAT WITH 24' EXTENSION. ALL FOR SMALL SQ BALES. EXCELLENT., (785) 255-4579 NE - 1993 KOSCH 8 BALE RETRIEVER, NO WELDS, EXCELLENT CONDITION, $9,000.00, (308) 348-2065 1009 - STACKERS/STACK MOVERS FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND BALE WAGONS, WWW. BALEWAGON. COM. ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/TRADE., (208) 8802889 NE - JD 200 STACKMAKER, $900.00, (308) 876-2515 NE - EMERSON 13X24 STACK MOVER, ELECTRONIC SCALES, W/ OR WITHOUT HYDRAFORK, (308) 544-6421 1010 - CHOPPERS/FORAGE HARVESTORS WANTED TO BUY KS - JOHN DEERE CHOPPERS & HEADS, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, KS, (785) 336-6103 FOR SALE NE - KNIFE BAR & RECUT SCREEN FOR JD 35, (308) 995-5515 NE - RECUT SCREEN & AXLE EXTENSION FOR IHC 730, (308) 995-5515

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1013 - DUMP WAGON WANTED TO BUY KS - JD SILAGE WAGONS & HIGH DUMPS, ROEDER IMPLEMENT, (785) 336-6103 1014 - BALE WAGONS WANTED TO BUY KS - NH SELF PROPELLED & PULL-TYPE, ROEDER IMP, SENECA, (785) 336-6103 ID - NEW HOLLAND 2 & 3-WIDE, SELF-PROPELLED, PULL-TYPE MODELS. JIM,, (208) 880-2889 FOR SALE ID - NEW HOLLAND'S-ALL MODELS, CAN DELIVER/FINANCE/ TRADE. WWW. BALEWAGON. COM, (208) 880-2889 NE - NH 1044, 119 BALES, GOOD, $3,500.00, (402) 545-2255 1030 - OTHER- HAY & FORAGE WANTED TO BUY NE - HAYBUSTER GEAR BOX FOR 1600 STACKER, BEDROLLERS, PUSH OFF ASSEMBLY, A FEW OTHER PARTS, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - HAY PROBE FOR TESTING, (308) 5872344 IA - JD HAYLOADER, (712) 299-6608 IA - ROTARY CUTTERS, 5', 6'& 7', $375 TO $1475, (712) 299-6608 1101 - TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY NE - MF 35, 50, 65, 135, 235, 245, OR 255 TRACTOR, (402) 678-2277 NE - BUYING TRACTORS FOR SALVAGE MOST MAKES AND MODELS, (800) 5824303 MO - AC D17'S & UP, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 MO - IH 560 TO 1566, SALVAGE OR GOOD, (816) 378-2015 MO - LINDSAY BRO WAGON, NEED PARTS: 6 BOLT HUB #Q563, (816) 378-2015 NE - 6420 MFD, (402) 726-2488 FOR SALE IA - JD B'S 1937 TO 1950, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH NICE SUPER C W/LOADER, (712) 2996608 NE - IH DISGUSTED? HAVE SHIFTING DIFFICULTIES W/YOUR IH 706, 806, 1206, 4106, 756, 856, 1256, 1456, 766, 966, 1066, 1466, 1566, 786, 886, 986, 1086, 1486, 1586, 3288, 3388, 3488, 3588, 3688, 3788, 6788?FOR A PERMANENT FIX, CALL WENZ SERVICE TO PRICE THE KIT FOR YOUR MODEL, (800) 808-7885 NE - NEW, USED AND REBUILT TRACTOR PARTS, MOST MAKES AND MODELS, (800) 582-4303 IA - IH, NICE SUPER C, (712) 299-6608 IA - OLIVER SUPER 88D, WF, PS, (712) 2996608 IA - OLIVER SUPER 77G, WF PS, (712) 2996608 IA - IH 300U, W/HYD BUCKET, $4,500.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - JD A, 1935, (712) 299-6608 NE - 8 HOLE 15" TRACTOR FRONT WHEELS, FITS IHC, (308) 587-2344 IA - AC WC ROAD PATROL, (712) 299-6608 NE - JD 4020 W/ NEW TIRES, NEW DIESEL INJECTOR PUMP, (308) 478-5451 IA - AC WD45, WF, PS, LOADER, (712) 2996608 IA - IH-B WITH WOODS 60"PT, $2,550.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - AC-WC 1938 ELECTRIC START, $1,850.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 5010 JD HANCOCK SELF LOADING SCRAPER, OLDER UNIT, (308) 436-4369 IA - SUP A, H, M, MTA, 350, 460, 560 NICE TRACTORS, (712) 299-6608 NE - 2 JD DR WH & LIFT ASSIT 7300, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 IA - C-AC W/BELLY MOWERS, $1850 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608 KS - FORD 2N WITH 5' WOODS BELLY MOWER, $3,500.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - IHC 504, 3 PT, (308) 544-6421 IA - OLIVER 88G, W/LDR, $3,850.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH 504G, PS, LPTO, 2PT, $3,850.00, (712) 299-6608

1101 - TRACTORS FOR SALE - CONT’D IA - IH 1939 H STD, NICE, $2,850.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH 1954, SMTA ORIGINAL, NICE, $4,550.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - IH 460, 2PT, HYD BUC LDR, $4,850.00, (712) 299-6608 IL - 2005 JD 9420T, 2200 HRS, NEW BELTS, VERY CLEAN $130,000. ALL TODAY @, (217) 842-5219 1102 - LOADERS FOR SALE IA - SEVERAL LOADERS OFF JD 3010-4020, (712) 299-6608 NE - DUAL LOADER MOUNTS TO FIT JD 4520 OR 4620. CUSTOM BUILT, VERY HEAVY, VERY NEAT, WITH CUSTOM GRILL GUARD BUILT IN. DUAL LOADER 325 OR 345, (402) 482-5491 IA - SEVERAL TRACTOR LDRS, SH, DUAL, KOYKER, WEST, BUSH, (712) 299-6608 IA - JD, 45, 46A, 48, 148 LDRS, (712) 2996608 NE - FARMHAND XL740 QUICK-TACH LOADER, IH MOUNTS, 7' BUCKET, JUST LIKE NEW, $4,000.00, (308) 348-2065 1103 - LOADER ATTACHMENTS WANTED TO BUY NE - DIRT OR MANURE BUCKET HEAD FOR F10 LOADER, NEEDS TO HAVE ORANGE FRAMEWORK W/GRAPPLE, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE IA - 3 PT 90" GNUSE BUCKET, $1,250.00, (712) 299-6608 1105 - DISKS WANTED TO BUY NE - 25' OR SMALLER DISK, (402) 726-2488 FOR SALE NE - DISK BLADES AND BEARINGS, (308) 587-2344 IA - 3 PT OR PULL TANDEM DISKS, 6'-18', (712) 299-6608 1106 - PLOWS AND SWEEP PLOWS FOR SALE KS - FLEX KING 4X5' SWEEP PLOW, GOOD CONDITION, $1,250.00, (620) 865-2541 IA - OLIVER PLOWS, 2 & 3 BOTTOM, PULL, (712) 299-6608 IA - 25 PLOWS, 2, 3 & 4 BOTTOM, 2/3PT, (712) 299-6608 NE - NEW FLEX KING PICKER WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 NE - IH 560, 6-16'S WITH HARROW, LIKE NEW, $950.00, (308) 874-4562 1109 - PLANTERS WANTED TO BUY NE - LIFT ASSIST WHEELS FOR A JD 7300 12RN, (402) 545-2255 FOR SALE NE - NEW #92 IHC COVERING DISK ASSEMBLY, (308) 995-5515 NE - LIFT ASSIST AND/OR TRANSPORT KIT FOR IHC LISTER/ PLANTER, ALSO GAUGE STRIPE WHEELS, (308) 995-5515 IA - NEW & USED KINZES, SORENSEN EQUIPMENT, HARLAN, IA, (712) 755-2455 KS - INSECTICIDE BOXES FOR JD 7200, 16 ROWS, $900 OBO. DISK FURROWERS, $1600., (620) 865-2541 NE - IHC SEED DRUMS, (308) 995-5515 NE - MOORE BUILT 16 ROW PLANTER MARKERS, $2,750.00, (308) 485-4486 NE - 2008 ST 100 BULK SEED BUGGY, ALWAYS SHEDDED, LIKE NEW, (308) 9958329 1111 - DRILLS WANTED TO BUY NE - TYE DRILL FOR PARTS, (402) 482-5491 FOR SALE NE - !! ROUND CAPS !! THE ULTIMATE GRAIN DRILL PRESS WHEEL CAP! COVERS COMPLETE FACE OF WHEEL. CONVERTS V FACED WHEELS TO ROUND FACE FOR BETTER FLOTATION & DEPTH CONTROL. PERFECT FIT! EASY TO INSTALL! DON YUNG DISTRIBUTING, KIMBALL, NE., (308) 2352718 NE - KRAUSE 3PT DRILL, MODEL 5215, DOUBLE DISC, (402) 683-5395


Page 36 1111 - DRILLS FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - 30" HOE AIR SEEDER DRILL $3500. 40' DISC AIR SEEDER DRILL, $14,000, (785) 871-0711 NE - 150 & 7100 DRILLS, FERT. BOXES, BLACK HEAVY DUTY WHEELS, DBL HITCH, TRANSPORTS & PARTS, (308) 995-5515 TX - 2001 4030 CRUSTBUSTER ALL PLANT GRAIN DRILL 7 1/2" SPACING & LIQUID FERTILIZER WITH NEW DISC BLADES, BUSHINGS & BEARINGS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION CALL TODAY AT, (806) 753-7034 1112 - ROTARY HOE FOR SALE NE - 30 FOOT JD ROTARY HOE CALL FOR DETAILS, (308) 882-4588 1113 - CULTIVATORS FOR SALE SD - 3-PT 8R FLAT FOLD, $1,500.00, (605) 386-2131 NE - IHC GO-DIG PARTS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 4 ROW ORTHMAN TOOL BAR, CAN BE USED TO CULTIVATE OR RIDGE, (308) 3900642 NE - HAWKINS 12 ROW HILLER (DITCHER), (308) 882-4588 NE - 12 ROW CULTIVATOR, (308) 882-4588 1114 - SPRAYERS FOR SALE KS - 1600 GAL. FLOATER. 3000 WET BOOM SPRAYER, $4,500.00, (785) 871-0711 NE - 2-200 GALLON SADDLE TANKS, FITS 4450, (308) 478-5451 NE - 1984 MERTZ 3250 FLOATER, 1600 GAL TANK, (402) 683-5395 NE - IHC TRUCK FLOATER W/8 TON DRY BOX, (402) 683-5395 KS - JD 600 HI-CYCLE W/40' WICK BOOM. REBUILT MOTOR, $2,500.00, (620) 8652541 NE - JD 25A, 3 PT. HITCH, 150 GAL, 20" BOOM, (308) 587-2344 NE - CENTURY 500 GALLON PULL BETWEEN, $800.00, (402) 787-2244 1115 - MULCHERS/SHREDDERS FOR SALE NE - 20' BESLER STALK CHOPPER, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330 1116 - BUSH HOGS FOR SALE IA - 7' 3PT, BUSH HOG CUTTERS; $1,050 TO $2,250, (712) 299-6608 1117 - FIELD CULTIVATORS WANTED TO BUY NE - MULCH FINISHER NO LARGER THAN 25 FOOT, (402) 726-2488 FOR SALE NE - HINIKER 25', (402) 726-2488 1119 - ROD WEEDER FOR SALE KS - 45' OF MILLER ROD WEEDER USED PARTS, DRIVES, TEETH, RODS, ETC. ALL FOR $500, (620) 865-2541 1120 - FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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1130 - TRACTORS,TILL. OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - MULCH FINISHER NO LARGER THAN 25 FOOT, (402) 726-2488 FOR SALE NE - FRONT WEIGHTS FOR CASE IH MAGNUM, (308) 995-5515 NE - HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS, HOSES & PTO PUMPS, (308) 587-2344 IA - TRACTOR CHAINS 28" TO 38", (712) 299-6608 IA - 3 PT CARRIERS, $175 TO $575, (712) 299-6608 TX - NEW & USED FARM EQUIPMENT, SALVAGE YARD FOR TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT. KADDATZ AUCTIONEERING & FARM EQUIPMENT SALES KADDATZEQUIPMENT. COM, (254) 582-3000 1201 - ENGINES/MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 413 CHRYSLER FOR SALVAGE, (308) 995-5515 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, (402) 564-5064 NE - USED 460 CU IN ENGINE WITH NEW HIGH PRESSURE BERKELEY PUMP, (800) 554-8715 1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE NE - 10" WLR BOWLS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 5 NEW PTO PUMPS IN STOCK, (800) 284-7066

Heartland Express 1202 - PUMPS FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 3X4 BERKELEY PUMPS, PRIMING VALVES AVAILABLE, (402) 364-2592 NE - USED MANURE PUMP, BETTER BUILT, (800) 554-8715 NE - USED BERKELEY PTO PUMPS & SUCTION EQUIPMENT, (800) 554-8715 NE - 8 USED BERKELEY PTO PUMPS IN STOCK, (800) 284-7066 NE - BERKELEY FLOATER PUMP, (800) 2847066 1203 - PIPE FOR SALE NE - 8" TEXFLO 20" GATES, ALL KINDS OF FITTINGS, (308) 995-5515 NE - 6" BAND & LATCH MAIN LINE, (308) 995-5515 NE - 6" PLAIN PIPE, ALUM AND PLASTIC, (308) 946-3396 NE - 10" X 20" PVC, (308) 946-3396 NE - USED 6" AND 10" PVC, CALL FOR LENGTHS, (308) 946-3396 NE - 6" ALUM MAIN LINE PIPE, HOOK & BAND, (308) 946-3396 NE - 6" X 20" GATED ALUMINUM, (308) 9463396 NE - 8" X 20" ALUMINUM GATED, (308) 9463396 NE - 10" X 20" ALUMINUM GATED PIPE, (308) 946-3396 NE - 8"X 30' PLAIN ALUMINUM PIPE, (308) 946-3396 NE - USED 8"X20" PVC PIPE, (308) 9463396 NE - 60 LINKS OF GATED, 20" X 30', (308) 478-5451 NE - 8" MAIN LINE HASTINGS, (308) 9955515 NE - 9" MAIN LINE RING LOCK, (308) 9955515 NE - 9" MAIN LINE HIGH PRESS, (308) 9955515 NE - 5000' 6" HP RINGLOCK PIPE, (800) 284-7066 NE - 10" & 8" IRRIGATION PIPE SHUT-OFF VALVES & FITTING, (402) 726-2488 NE - PIPE TRAILER, (402) 726-2488 1205 - GENERATOR WANTED TO BUY NE - USED WINPOWER PTO GENERATORS, (308) 775-3298 FOR SALE NE - WINPOWER - NEW & USED PTO GENERATORS, (308) 775-3298 IA - WINCO PTO GENERATORS, CALL US FOR PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY! HARVEY AT EDEN SUPPLY 8AM - 10PM., (515) 679-4081 1206 - GEAR HEADS FOR SALE NE - 150 HP GEARHEAD, 6 RATIO, (308) 995-5515 NE - AMARILLO GEARHEADS: 110HP 4:3 $700, 80 HP 6:5 $700, 70 HP 4:5 $650, 50 HP 1:1 $700, 50 HP 4:5 $600, (402) 5645064 NE - GEAR DRIVE REPAIR- AMARILLO WARRANTY CENTER. REPAIR ALL MAKES/MODELS. 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE. CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES. CENTRAL IRRIGATION, (402) 723-5824 NE - US MOTORS GEARHEADS 90HP 4:3 $450, 70HP 2:3 $400, 30HP 4:3 $300, (402) 564-5064 NE - DERAN/RANDOLPH GEARHEAD 100HP 4:3 $500, PEERLESS GEARHEAD 2:3 $300, (402) 564-5064 1207 - PIVOTS FOR SALE NE - 1998 4 TOWER T-L PIVOT, (308) 9463396 NE - 10 TOWER REINKE PIVOT, (800) 2847066 NE - MODEL 680 REINKE 8 TOWER PIVOT, VERY CLEAN, HAS DROP END GUN, BOOSTER PUMP, POWER BOX, HAS BEEN UPDATED. 308-636-8349 OR, (308) 636-8349 1208 - TRAVELER SYSTEMS FOR SALE NE - NEW OCMIS HH: 4" X 1312', (800) 2847066 NE - NEW GREENFIELDS, 6 NEW CADMAN HARD HOSE, 5 USED HARD HOSE TRAVELERS, 9 USED SOFT HOSE, (800) 284-7066 NE - HEINZMAN TRAVELER WITH HOSE, (308) 390-0642 1209 - PUMPS WITH MOTORS FOR SALE NE - 3/4 BERKELEY PUMPS WITH PRIMING VALVES, ATTACHED TO YOUR CHOICE OF INDUSTRIAL 300 FORD OR 262 ALLIS W/RADIATORS, AND CARTS, (402) 3642592 1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. FOR SALE WI - SERVING THE MIDWEST WITH COMPLETE IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, ALL TYPES, NEW & USED. CONTACT ROBERTS IRRIGATION COMPANY AT 1500 POST ROAD, PLOVER, WI 54467, (800) 434-5224 NE - ORTHMAN 3-PT PIVOT TRACK CLOSER, EXCELLENT COND, (308) 390-0642

1230 - IRRIGATION MISC. FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - 8" SURGE VALVE, (308) 946-3396 NE - PIVOTS, HARD & SOFT HOSE TRAVELERS, PUMPS, WHEEL ROLLS, FITTINGS, PVC UNDERGROUND FITTINGS, NEW AND USED, "YOUR COMPLETE IRRIGATION HEADQUARTERS" NORTHERN AGRI-SERVICES INC, HENDERSON, NEBRASKA 68371, (402) 723-4501, (800) 554-8715 NE - 1200' SIDE ROLL SPRINKLER, OLDER MODEL, FOB $1200 LEAVE A MESSAGE, (308) 278-2728 1301 - COMBINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR SALE OK - REBUILT COMBINE SIEVES. NEW REEL BATS, GALVANIZED AND BLACK, (580) 3612265 OK - '86 C-IH 1660, 25' 1010 HEADER, $19,000.00, (580) 361-2265 KS - LARGE BISH BIN EXT OFF 9610 W/HYD. PUSH UP AUGER. $750 OBO, (620) 8652541 OK - '82 GLEANER N6, 24' HEADER, $8,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - C-IH 1480, 810 24' HEAD, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - TR85 NEW HOLLAND, 3208 CAT, 24' HEADER, $5,000.00, (580) 361-2265 CO - 22'AIR REEL AND ACCESSORIES. RECENTLY TAKEN OFF JD 105 COMBINE. $450 OBO. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER., (719) 643-5267 NE - SERVICE OPS & PARTS MANUALS FOR MANY BRANDS OF MANY OLDER COMBINES & PICKERS. GLEN MLNARIK (888) 8025782. (NE) HRS MON-FRIDAY 8AM-6PM., (402) 986-1352 NE - JD, 1981 7720, 4300 HRS, JD DEALER SERVICED YEARLY, $9,500.00, (402) 5452255 OK - SEED CLEANER, CLIPPER, 92DB TRAVELER ON TRAILER, GOOD CONDITION, LOTS OF SCREENS, (580) 829-2543 KS - SALVAGING SEVERAL 6620, 7720 & 8820 JD COMBINES. LOTS OF GOOD PARTS AT DISCOUNT PRICES. CALL 785 -564-0511 OR, (785) 382-6848 KS - 2008 JD 9770 COMBINE, 1350 SEP HRS, $150,000.00, (785) 224-6285 KS - 2007 JD 936 DRAPER HEAD, $35,000.00, (785) 224-6285 1302 - COMBINE HEADS WANTED TO BUY MO - GLEANOR 318 OR 320 L OR M BEAN HEAD, (816) 378-2015 FOR SALE SD - WE REBUILD COMBINE & WINDROWER HEADER AUGERS TO LIKE NEW CONDITION. PONCELET'S WELDING, RAMONA, SD. (605) 480-4860 OR, (605) 482-8405 OK - MACDON 960 25' DRAPER W/IHC ADAPTER & PICK UP REEL, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - JD 925 FLEX HEAD, SEE THRU REEL, GOOD, $4,500.00, (402) 545-2255 NE - JD, 643 CORN HEAD, OIL DRIVE, $4,950.00, (402) 545-2255 KS - 96-693 CORNHEAD, RE-DONE WITH INTERNATIONAL ADAPTER, EXCELLENT CONDITION CALL TODAY, (913) 426-0984 1305 - WAGONS/GRAVITY WAGONS FOR SALE IA - FLARE, BARGE & GRAVITY WAGONS $150 TO $1850, (712) 299-6608 IA - WAGON GEARS, STEEL, WOOD OR RUBBER TIRES, (712) 299-6608 1306 - GRAIN CARTS FOR SALE KS - BIG 12 GRAIN CART 400 BU. , EXTRA WIDE AXLE, $850.00, (785) 871-0711 1307 - GRAIN DRYERS FOR SALE NE - 1995 MC 1175, 1992 MC 1175, 1995 MC 970, 1989 MC 973, MC 975, MC 675, 3 FARM FANS, M&W 650, (800) 284-7066 NE - USED 2009 BROCK SQ20D, USED '05 SUPERB SE1000C, USED '05 SUPERB SE750C, 3 NEW BROCK DRYERS., (800) 284-7066 NE - USED FARM FANS 4" AIR SYSTEM, (800) 284-7066 1310 - AUGERS FOR SALE NE - SPEED KING 52' 8" WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 NE - MAYRATH 55' GRAIN AUGER, 8" W/ ELECTRIC MOTOR, (308) 478-5451 NE - MAYRATH 65', 8", (402) 726-2488 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE NE - 8" AERATION TUBING AND AERATION FANS, (308) 995-5515 NE - BULK HEAD FOR 51' CURVET, (308) 995-5515 NE - SINGLE PHASE MOTORS, (308) 9955515 NE - BROCK BINS & GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT, EPS & BEHLEN BLDG SYSTEMS, BUCKLEY STEEL, AINSWORTH, NE, (402) 387-0347

October 14, 2010 1313 - GRAIN STORAGE UNITS FOR SALE - CONT’D IL - 1/2 MILLION AND 1 MILLION TEMPORARY GROUND STORAGE UNITS WITH FANS AND TARPS, (800) 641-7822 NE - 1050 6' TRUSSED BULK HEAD FOR GRAIN STORAGE, $450.00, (308) 390-6336 1315 - COMBINE TRAILERS FOR SALE SK - COMBINE TRAILERS: TRAILTECH OR JANTZ, SINGLE & DOUBLE. HYDRAULIC FOLD HEAD TRANSPORTS. FLAMAN SALES, BOX 280, SOUTHEY, SK, CANADA S0G 4P0, ASK FOR AL. EVES 306-949-8458. DAYS, (306) 726-4403 1330 - GRAIN HARVEST OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - CHICAGO FANS, (308) 995-5515 FOR SALE NE - 8" AERATION TUBES, FANS, TUNNELS FOR CONCRETE FLOORS, (308) 995-5515 NE - GSI GRAIN BINS, GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT, ALL KINDS, GSI FANS & HEATERS, PORTABLE GRAIN DRYERS, (800) 554-8715 NE - NEW & RECONDITIONED KONGSKILDE AIR GRAIN VAC EQUIPMENT, (800) 554-8715 IA - MIDWEST PNEUMATIC. BRANDT, CONVEYAIR, REM, VACBOSS, HANDLAIR. NEW, RECOND, PTO OR ENG DRIVEN, PUMPS, AIR LOCKS, PIPE, PARTS, SERVICE. 5 YR LEASE OR LOAN AT 7. 1%. 40+ UNITS IN STOCK. OUR HIGH VOLUME MEANS YOUR BEST DEAL! WE DELIVER! MACEDONIA, IA, (800) 480-2487 NE - NEW ORTHMAN DRY BEAN CUTTERS, (308) 995-5515 NE - DMC MODEL 44 GRAIN CLEANER, (800) 284-7066 IL - ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MOISTURE TESTER THAT WILL GIVE YOU FAST & ACCURATE RESULTS? THEN CALL US NOW & ASK ABOUT OUR MODEL 920 & 930. SHORE SALES. MOISTURETESTERS. COM, (800) 837-0863 KS - ROTARY GRAIN CLEANER, GOOD CONDITION, $300.00, (785) 221-8173 IA - HEADER CARTS FOR 25, 30, & 36 FOOT HEADS, PRICED VERY REASONABLE. DEMCO 650/550 BUSHEL GRAVITY BOXES, LARGE ROUND BALE MOVER AND 24 FOOT MEAL ON WHEELS HAY FEEDER, ALSO ANTIQUE JD TRACTORS CALL 712 653 3411 OR, (712) 210-6587 1401 - 3 POINT BLADES FOR SALE IA - 2 OR 3 PT BLADES 6', 7', 8' OR 9' AC, IH, JD & OTHERS, (712) 299-6608 1404 - SNOW BLOWER/PLOWS FOR SALE IA - 3 PT SNOWBLOWERS, $1550 TO $2850, (712) 299-6608 NE - V-SNOW PLOW ORIGINALLY FOR COUNTY MAINTAINER, COULD ADAPT TO FIT LOADER TRACTOR OR WHATEVER, $375.00, (308) 894-6965 1406 - LAWN MOWERS FOR SALE NE - HIS & HERS MOWERS, MADE BY DEINES CORP, BOTH HAVE 48" FRONT DECKS, 1 W/BAGGER, 1 W/DUMP BOX, BOTH W/BRAND NEW 14 HP TECUMSEH ENGINES, HEAVY DUTY MOWERS, EXCELLENT. ALSO LOTS OF SPARE PARTS, (308) 390-0642 NE - WORKHORSE LAWN TRACTOR W/SIDE PULL TYPE MOWER W/ BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE, WILL MOW TALL GRASS, PRACTICALLY NEW. REEL TYPE MOWER FOR SHORT GRASS, 10' WIDE SWATH. CAN BE PULLED BEHIND 4 WHEELER OR WORKHORSE TRACTOR, (308) 390-0642 IA - 5'-6'BELLY MOWERS; $375 - $975, (712) 299-6608 1407 - ELECTRIC MOTORS FOR SALE NE - COMPLETE LINE OF SHEAVES, BEARINGS, DRIVES, & MOTORS, (402) 387-0347 1408 - DAIRY EQUIPMENT WANTED TO BUY WI - USED BULK MILK TANKS, ALL SIZES, (800) 558-0112 1412 - SHOP TOOLS,WELDERS, ETC WANTED TO BUY NE - 110V WELDING ROD DRYING OVEN, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE KS - METAL BENCH LATHE 3 JAW CHUCK, 5 1/2" SWING, $200.00, (785) 778-2962 KS - BRAKE DRUM/ROTOR TURNING LATHE, $110.00, (785) 778-2962 KS - ARMITURE TURNING LATHE, $70.00, (785) 778-2962 1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - ELSTON GOPHER MACHINE, (308) 5872344 IA - WWW. WHEELRAKE. COM, (712) 3662114

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1430 - OTHER EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - ORTHMAN & BUCKEYE FRONT 3 PT HITCHES, $1500 EACH., (620) 865-2541 1501 - ALFALFA HAY WANTED TO BUY IA - QUALITY SML OR LG SQ ALFALFA OR MIXED IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE NE - ALFALFA, 4X4X8 BALES, DAIRY QUALITY, SHEDDED & TARPED, HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD CUTTING OF ALFALFA HAY, (308) 882-4588 NE - GRINDING QUALITY ALFALFA IN LG RD BALES, HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-9626399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - HORSE QUALITY IN SM SQ BALES, SHEDDED & TARPED HAMEL HAY CO CELL 308-962-6399 HOME, (308) 962-5474 NE - CUSTOM GRINDING, GROUND HAY DELIVERIES, HAZARD, NE., (308) 452-4400 OR - TEST MOISTURE. HAY, GRAIN, SILAGE, SOIL, WOOD, WINDROW TESTER. BALE STROKE COUNTER. MOISTURE READ OUT AS YOU BALE! WWW. LEHMANFARMS. NET, (503) 434-1705 1502 - PRAIRIE HAY FOR SALE IA - LARGE RD & BIG SQ BALES GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY, DELIVERED IN SEMI LOADS ONLY, (641) 658-2738 NE - LARGE ROUND & SMALL SQUARE BALES PRAIRIE HAY, CALL EARLY AM OR LATE PM, (308) 894-6743 KS - TOP QUALITY SM SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779 KS - TOP QUALITY 4X4X8 SQ, CAN DELIVER SEMI LOAD LOTS, (785) 528-3779 KS - BALED 4X8, SM SQ OR BIG ROUNDS, (620) 625-2402 KS - 2008 BROME BIG ROUND BALES, (785) 935-2480 NE - CERTIFIED MEADOW HAY, BIG ROUND BALES, HORSES, CATTLE, MULCH, (308) 587-2344 NE - 117 BG ROUNDS, MAINLY GRASS MIX, (308) 436-5491 1503 - BROME HAY FOR SALE KS - HORSE QUALITY:3X3, WEED/MOLD FREE. APPROX 750LBS, NO SUNDAY CALLS, (785) 255-4579 KS - BROME HAY $60-$70/TON, DIFFERENT QUALITY HAY $40- $55/TON, NET OR TWINE, (785) 731-5190 1504 - OAT/WHEAT/RYE HAY FOR SALE NE - 150 LARGE ROUND WHEAT STRAW BALES, (308) 882-4588 1505 - STRAW WANTED TO BUY IA - GOOD CLEAN, BRIGHT SM SQ IN SEMI LOADS, (641) 658-2738 FOR SALE NE - 96 BG RDS CERT WHEAT STRAW, 1000#/BL. 308-641-1240,, (308) 436-5491 1512 - SEED FOR SALE TX - FORAGE-TYPE TRITICALE SEED, CALL GAYLAND WARD SEEDS, (800) 299-9273 IA - BUYER & SELLER OF PRAIRIE GRASS & WILDFLOWER SEED, OSENBAUGH SEEDS, LUCAS, IA., (800) 582-2788 KS - TRITICALE SEED, A+ QUALITY, VOLUME DISCOUNT. DELIVERY AVAILABLE. CALL BROCK BAKER @, (800) 344-2144 NE - PASTURE & HAY MIXES, OATS, TURNIP, COVER CROPS, TEFF, MILLET, WILDLIFE, ALFALFA, ETC. , PRAIRIE STATES SEED 866373-2514 TOLL FREE, (866) 373-2514 NE - NATIVE GRASS SEED, WILDFLOWER, LEAD PLANT, SMART WEED & OTHERS. SOUTH FORK SEED COMPANY, (402) 4825491 1519 - CORNSTALK BALES FOR SALE NE - 2010 CROP CORNSTALK AND BEAN STALK NET WRAPPED BIG ROUND BALES AS WELL AS THE 2010 CROP PRAIRIE HAY NET WRAPPED BIG ROUND BALES. EXCELLENT COND. , SOLD BY TON. PLEASE CALL DANIEL AT, (402) 756-7629 1530 - HAY & GRAIN OTHER FOR SALE IA - WWW. REPLACEMENTRAKEWHEELS. COM, (712) 366-2114 1806 - GRINDER MIXERS FOR SALE IA - IH 950, $950.00, (712) 299-6608 NE - 420 ART'S-WAY GRINDER MIXER, VERY GOOD, HAMMERS NEVER TURNED, SHEDDED, (402) 482-5491 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


October 14, 2010 1807 - HAY GRINDERS/PROCESSORS FOR SALE - CONT’D CO - TUB GRINDERS, NEW & USED (W/WARRANTY). OPERATE WELL W/70-175 HP TRACTORS, GRINDS WET HAY, TOUGH HAY & ALL GRAINS. HIGH CAPACITY. LOW PRICE. WWW. ROTOGRIND. COM, (800) 724-5498, (970) 353-3769 1813 - FEEDERS FOR SALE NE - BULK CAKE & GRAIN FEEDERS, (308) 587-2344 1815 - WATERERS/TANKS FOR SALE NE - BULL TOUGH BOTTOMLESS HEAVY GAUGE STOCK TANKS, (402) 387-0347 NE - LIFETIME WATER TANKS, LIFETIME WARRANTY, TIRE TANKS ARE 20 PLY & UP. AUTOMATIC WATERERS, HAY BALE FEEDERS, 6' & 7' SNOW & MANURE YARD SCRAPERS, USA TIRE MANAGEMENT, WWW. USATIREPRODUCTS. COM, (800) 755-8473 MN - JUG LIVESTOCK WATERERS. THEJUGWATERER. COM, (320) 808-0471 Brushless

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1819 - WINDMILLS FOR SALE NE - REBUILT AIR MOTORS OR REPAIRS, (308) 587-2344 TX - VIRDEN PERMA-BILT CO. FARM & RANCH PRODUCTS: ROOF & TANK COATINGS, WINDMILL PARTS. SEND OR CALL FOR FREE CATALOG. 2821 MAYS AVE. BOX7160FR AMARILLO, TX 79114-7160 WWW. VIRDENPRODUCTS. COM, (806) 3522761 NE - MONITOR PUMP JACK-CHOICE OF GAS & ELECTRIC MOTOR, $650.00, (308) 4364369 1820 - LIVESTOCK BEDDING FOR SALE NE - CORRUGATED WINDBREAK STEEL, 8 GAUGE THROUGH 20 GAUGE, (402) 3870347 1830 - LIVESTOCK OTHER WANTED TO BUY NE - 20' BULL WHIP, (308) 587-2344 KS - USED HOG OR SHEEP PANELS & GATES, (785) 778-2962 FOR SALE NE - SUCKER ROD 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", FOR FENCING CALL MY CELL: 308-870-1119, CALL FOR PRICE, (308) 732-3356 NE - WE ARE YOUR STAMPEDE LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT DEALER. EMERSON EQUIPMENT. WHITMAN, NE, (308) 544-6421 KS - TIRE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: WATER TANKS, MINERAL FEEDERS, SILAGE COVER WEIGHTS. WWW. GEETIRE. COM, (785) 231-8397 NE - GOPHER CONTROL MACHINE, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330

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CO - PORTABLE WHEEL CORRALS & GRAIN BAGGERS FOR SALE, (970) 539-0641 1901 - FEEDER STEERS FOR SALE MO - WE SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING "QUALITY" FEEDER CATTLE, (816) 688-7887 1903 - OPEN HEIFERS FOR SALE NE - GELBVIEH AND BALANCER OPEN HEIFERS, (402) 879-4976 MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT CATTLE LOCATORS - MAX HARGROVE, (816) 6887887 NE - YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD VIRGIN REG ANGUS HEIFERS, (308) 569-2458 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Heartland Express 1904 - BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE NE - YOUNG COWS & BRED HEIFERS, AI'D TO ABS BULLS, AND CLEANED UP WITH SUMMITCREST BULLS, (308) 569-2458 1906 - BRED COWS FOR SALE NE - I'M DEALING ON COWS COMING OUT OF DROUGHT AREAS EVERY DAY. WWW. BREDCOWSWRIGHTLIVESTOCK. COM OR CALL, (308) 534-0939 1908 - COW CALF PAIRS FOR SALE NE - YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD REG ANGUS COW/CALF PAIRS, (308) 569-2458 1909 - BULLS FOR SALE NE - REGISTERED ANGUS, CELL: 308-8701119, (308) 732-3356 NE - 25 PB CHAROLAIS BULLS COMING 2S ALL RECORDS 40 YRS, (308) 995-5515 NE - GELBVIEH BULLS, RED & BLACK, 1 & 2 YR OLDS, (402) 879-4976 NE - (25) COMING 2 YR OLD CHAROLAIS BULLS(308) 567-2288, (308) 995-5515 NE - REG ANGUS BULLS, (402) 395-2178 NE - EASY CALVING, REG POLLED CHAROLAIS BULLS, (402) 395-2178 NE - REG ANGUS BULLS, 2 YEAR OLDS AND YEARLINGS, SONS OF 878, BLUEPRINT 202 AND TRAVELOR 722, (308) 569-2458 1910 - SHOW STOCK FOR SALE NE - CLUB CALVES, "THE WINNING KIND", STEERS/HEIFERS, (402) 395-2178 1915 - SEMEN/EMBRYO/AI SERVICE FOR SALE NE - DBL BLACK DBL POLLED CALVING EASE GELBVIEH BULLS, (402) 879-4976 1916 - DAIRY HEIFERS FOR SALE WI - DAIRY EQUIP- STALLS, GATES, HEADLOCKS, TMR MIXERS, BARN CLEANERS, MANURE AUGERS/PUMPS, VENTILATION, ALLEY SCRAPERS. REASONABLY PRICE LONG LASTING EQUIP EQUALS VALUE. MEETING ALL DAIRYMEN'S NEEDS SINCE 1919. BERG EQUIPMENT CORP. WWW. BERGEQUIPMENT. COM, (800) 494-1738 1924 - ORDER BUYERS FOR SALE

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1930 - CATTLE OTHER FOR SALE MO - QUALITY REPLACEMENT & BREEDING CATTLE LOCATORS, (816) 688-7887 CO - IT'S SIMPLE. . . YOU NEED SALERS. ACCORDING TO U. S. MARC, SALERS HAVE OPTIMUM BIRTH WEIGHT & GROWTH PERFORMANCE FOR CROSSING WITH ANGUS. SUPERIOR TO COMPETING CONTINENTAL BREEDS FOR MARBLING, SALERS ARE RELATIVELY EQUAL FOR YIELD. SALERSUSA. ORG, (303) 770-9292 2200 - REGISTERED HORSES FOR SALE NE - 2003 BLACK MORGAN STALLION, MORGAN BROOD MARE, 2004 BLACK MORGAN STALLION, 1995 MORGAN STALLION, (308) 587-2344 NE - PEPPY DOC SAN, SHINING SPARK, JET DECK, THREE BAR & SKIPPER W BRED, STALLIONS, MARES, FILLEYS, & GELDINGS, MOSTLY SORREL & PALOMINO, GREAT STOCK, GOOD DISPOSITIONS, CALL 1-888689-8924 OR, (308) 384-1063 NE - TOP QUALITY GELDINGS-DOC O'LENA, HOLIDOC, DOC BAR, COYS BONANZA, DOCS JACK SPRAT BLOODLINES- NATURAL COW SENSE-RIVER ROAD QUARTER HORSES 308452-3860, (308) 452-4272 NE - ONLY TWO REPLACEMENT MARES LEFT-REGISTERED QUARTERHORSESDON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! RIVER ROAD QUARTERHORSES 308-452-3860, (308) 452-4272 NE - IT COSTS NO MORE TO FEED A GREAT HORSE THAN A POOR ONE. RIVER ROAD QUARTERHORSES ARE WELL FED, DON'T HAVE BAD HABITS AND ARE GOOD LOOKING. MUST CUT HERD SIZE. 308-452-3860, (308) 452-4272 NE - AQHA HORSES, BLUE ROAN STUD AND MARES. OLDER GREY MARE, WELL BROKE, GRANDDAUGHTERS HORSE, (308) 5692458

2200 - REGISTERED HORSES FOR SALE - CONT’D NE - AQHA, YEARLINGS, MARES AND COLTS, (308) 569-2458 2202 - STUD SERVICE FOR SALE NE - MORGAN STALLION STANDING AT STUD, (308) 587-2344 2230 - HORSE- OTHER FOR SALE NE SELL-TRADE MORGAN STALLIONS:BESSIA'S, BON, ACCORD 135969; T-BONE, LAD, CLASSY, 149831; TBONE, B, CONGO, 164062, (308) 587-2344 2301 - DOGS FOR SALE KS - AKC FARM RAISED GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, FIRST SHOTS, DEW CLAWS. 785398-2231, 785-731-5174,, (785) 731-5190 2311 - FISH FOR SALE KS - POND STOCKING, WWW. CULVERFISHFARM. COM, (800) 241-5205 2501 - HELP WANTED/NEED WORK NE - EXPERIENCED DRIVERS WANTED WITH A CLEAN MVR TO HAUL LIVESTOCK. ONLY SERIOUS APPLICANTS NEED APPLY, (308) 340-8389

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SD - WANTED: RANCH HELP FOR COW/CALF OPERATION. NEED TO HAVE SOME FARMING EXPERIENCE. LOCATED IN CENTRAL SD. CALL FOR DETAILS 605-730-1616 OR, (605) 473-5361 NE - PAULSON INC. IN COZAD IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED TRUCK MECHANIC FOR FULL TIME WORK. BENEFITS INCLUDED & PAY IS BASED ON EXPERIENCE. THE JOB IS LOCATED IN COZED, NE. PLEASE CALL AND ASK FOR ANDY., (308) 784-3333 OK - EXPERIENCED FARM FAMILY, MECHANICAL ABILITY A MUST, NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA, HOUSING PROVIDED, (580) 8292543 2502 - CUSTOM WORK/SERVICES KS - CORN, MILO, WHEAT HARVESTING WANTED. TWO JD MACHINES & SUPPORTING TRUCKS., (785) 567-8515 2601 - CARS FOR SALE CO - 1964 FORD GALAXIE 4 DR, 390 V8 THUNDERBIRD ENGINE, FACTORY OPTION. BODY FAIRLY STRAIGHT, NEEDS PAINT. INTERIOR ROUGH. ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN ARE GOOD. 86K MILES $1500 OR BEST CLOSE OFFER. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, (719) 643-5267 NE - VOLVO 2000 S80 T6 DUAL TURBOS, LOADED, 122,000 MILES, 8 AIRBAGS, 26 MPG EASY, PREMIUM SOUND, WELL BELOW BOOK. 308-325-9527. MUST SEE OVERTON ALONG HWY. 30. NE - NISSAN 2006 MAXIMA SL SILVER SEDAN, AUTO, 6-CYL. 26,300 MILES, A/C, AM/FM/CD BOSE STEREO, LEATHER INTERIOR, VERY CLEAN, GREAT CONDITION. $16,900. 308-455-1018. 2602 - PICKUPS WANTED TO BUY NE - HD COIL SPRINGS FOR 1971 3/4 TON CHEVY PICKUP, END GATE FOR 1980 GMC 3/4 TON, (308) 587-2344 KS - GOOD LONG WIDE FACTORY BED FOR '73-'79 FORD, (620) 865-2541 FOR SALE KS - 88 CHEVY 1 TON, 4WD, 6. 2 DIESEL, 4 SP, FLATBED, (785) 935-2480 NE - THIRD SEAT FOR 95-99 SUBURBAN, TAUPE LEATHER, $100.00, (402) 564-5064 KS - 1993 F-350 CREWCAB XLT DIESEL, AUTO, 4X4, FACTORY TURBO AVAILABLE, $5,900.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - FRONT BUMPER FOR 2005 CHEVY SILVERADO, (308) 587-2344 CO - 1961 FORD F250, 292 V-8, 4 SP TRAN. 2 WH DRIVE, LONG STEP SIDE BOX, GOOD CONDITION, OLDER RESTORA TION $6500, PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER., (719) 643-5267 2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE SD - 1951 CHEVY FIRETRUCK, LIGHTS & SIREN WORK, 10K, DRIVES GREAT, REAL NICE, $4,500.00, (605) 386-2131

Page 37 2603 - TRUCKS FOR SALE - CONT’D KS - '59 CHEVY 60, V8, 4&2 SP, 15' B&H, 2 NEW TIRES, TUNED UP, ETC, $999.00, (620) 865-2541 NE - 60 FORD F700, 24' STEEL FLATBED, CHEATER AXLES, 5&2, W/ 2-1000 GAL FLAT BOTTOM VERTICAL FERTILIZER TANKS, USE TO HAUL BIG ROUND OR LITTLE SQUARE HAY BALES, (308) 390-0642 NE - DODGE 2006 POWER WAGON RED, PICKUP, AUTO., 8-CYL., 4 WD, 39,200 MI. PB/PS, CD, A/C, AM/FM, STEREO, RUNS WELL, LOW MILES, LEATHER INTERIOR, VERY CLEAN, GREAT CONDITIONING. $25,000. 308-293-3909. NE - CHEVROLET 2007 SILVERADO 1500 EXT. CAB LT, 4X4 PICKUP. 48,000 MILES, GREAT CONDITION. $17,800. 308-224-3232. KS - 1976 FORD 3500 CAB & CHASSIS, $500.00, (785) 778-2962 CO - 1979 GMC 1 TON TOW TRUCK, 2WD, 350 V8, 4 SP, HOLMES 440 BED & WINCH, TOLLE TX-3000 WHEEL LIFT. 3300 MILES SINCE REPAINT & REFURBISH IN '97. NEW SEAT, INTERIOR & GOOD TIRES. $7500 OR BEST CLOSE OFFER. GOOD CONDITION LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, (719) 6435267

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Today! KS - 2050 DIESEL TWIN-SCREW 20' BED HOIST, AIR BRAKES, $4,500.00, (785) 8710711 MO - 1974 IH TANDEM W/18' GRAIN BED, HOIST & ROLLOVER TARP, 5+2 SPEED, $7,000.00, (660) 548-3804 NE - 1987 FORD F800, AIR TAG AXLE, 22'BOX W/CARGO REAR DOORS, HOIST, 429 GAS ENGINE, 11R22. 5 NEARLY NEW RUBBER. CAN HAUL BETWEEN 750-800 BUSHEL FROM FIELD TO BIN., (308) 894-6965 2607 - FLAT BEDS & UTILITY TRAILERS WANTED TO BUY NE - FLATBED W/HEAVY DUTY AXLES, METAL FLOOR AND WIDE ENOUGH TO HOLD A PICKUP, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - 20 FT FLATBED TRAILER. TIMPTE PINTLE HITCH TO PULL BEHIND SEMI. AIR BREAKS 24. 5 RUBBER. ALL ALUMINIUM WHEELS $4000/OBO, (308) 348-2065 IA - USED 2 AND 4 WHEEL TRAILERS; $375 - $2,275, (712) 299-6608 2612 - CAMPERS FOR SALE NE - JAYCO 2002 POP UP CAMPER A/C, HEATER, WATER HEATER, REFRIGERATOR. FULLY SERVICED. LOCATED IN HASTINGS. $4,225. 402-984-2298. 2613 - MOBILE HOMES & RV'S FOR SALE NE - AVION SILVER R, 30FT, TRAVEL TRAILER, VERY CLEAN, EXCELLENT SNOWBIRD TRAILER, NEW BATTERIES, $7400/OBO, (402) 564-5064 2614 - BOATS & WATER CRAFTS FOR SALE KS - 16' HOBIECAT, $600.00, (785) 7782962 2615 - AIRPLANES FOR SALE NE - MONI MOTOR GLIDER AND TRAILER, LOW HOURS, (402) 364-2592 KS - RANS S-5 ULTRALITE, (FACTORY BUILT), (785) 778-2962 2616 - TIRES WANTED TO BUY NE - HOT PATCH VULCANIZING PATCHES, (308) 587-2344 FOR SALE NE - 15" SPLIT RIMS, 8 HOLE, 750 MUD/SNOW, (308) 587-2344 NE - 10 BOLT RIMS W/18. 4 X 38" TIRES, (402) 336-2755 IA - NEW 600X16" GOODYEAR TIRE, $95.00, (712) 299-6608 IA - 10X24" TO 18. 4X38" TIRES, (712) 2996608

2618 - SEMI TRACTORS/TRAILERS WANTED TO BUY IA - LATE MODEL TRLRS & TRUCKS WITH LIGHT DAMAGE OR IN NEED OF ENGINE REPAIRS, (641) 658-2738 NE - 18' STEEL TRUCK GRAIN BOX, 52" OR 60" SIDES HOIST AND ROLL TARP, (308) 436-4369 FOR SALE KS - 66 IH 2000, DETROIT, 15 SP W/HENDERSON TWINSCREW, TULSA WINCH. CALL 785-817-5188 (CELL) OR, (785) 935-2480 NE - 1975 24' SEMI LOWBOY TRLR. $1950, $2,250.00, (402) 545-2255 MO - '99 IH 4900, TS, 18K FRONT, 40K LB HENDRICKSON, (660) 548-3804 OK - 1998 FREIGHTLINER MID ROOF, DETROIT MOTOR, 10 SP, AIR RIDE, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - 1998 FREIGHTLINER, MID ROOF, C12 CAT, SUPER 10SP AIR RIDE, $9,000.00, (580) 361-2265 OK - 2000 VOLVO, 60 SERIES DETROIT, 10 SP, AIR RIDE, CONDO, $10,000.00, (580) 361-2265 NE - 1988 FL DAY CAB 400, CUMMINS, 9SP, 411 REAR END, GOOD RUNNING TRUCK, EXC TIRES, (402) 726-2488 KS - 1975 IH SEMI, 318, 13 SP, TWIN SCREW, 5TH WHEEL, (785) 871-0711 2630 - TRANSPORTATION OTHER FOR SALE NE - TRANSMISSION, GENERATOR, STARTER, REAR AXLE REMOVABLE CARRIER DIFFERENTIAL UNIT. FITS 1946 CHEVY 2 TON TRUCK, (308) 587-2344 2802 - DOZERS FOR SALE KS - TEREX 8220A DOZER, PS, TILT, GOOD RUNNING MACHINE, (785) 935-2480 KS - CAT SINGLE SHANK, DEEP PENETRATION RIPPER, FITS D8-K, WITH VALVE AND ALL, EXCELLENT CONDITION, (785) 4485893 MO - SELLING FOR PARTS, 1960'S HIGHLOADER, WITH STREET PADS, $1,500.00, (816) 378-2015 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 - USED TOREQ 10 YD DIRECT MOUNT, EXCELLENT, (660) 548-3804 MO - USED 12' BOX BLADE, 1 YEAR OLD, (660) 548-3804 2804 - MOTOR GRADERS FOR SALE KS - CAT 12F-13K, VERY GOOD CONDITION, (785) 448-5893 2805 - BACKHOE FOR SALE KS - CAT 235-32K, VERY GOOD CONDITION, ONE OWNER, (785) 448-5893 2806 - CRANES & DRAGLINES FOR RENT NE - 28 TON NATIONAL CRANE, 152 FT. REACH, (402) 387-0347 FOR SALE KS - LORAINE 25 TON TRUCK CRANE, LOTS OF BOOM, VERY GOOD CONDITION, (785) 448-5893 2807 - GENERATORS FOR SALE MN - AUTOMATIC GENERATOR SETS 15KW500KW, NEW & USED, LOW TIME GEN SETS. REMOTE WELL GENERATORS. SERVING FARMERS SINCE 1975. STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS, WINDOM MN, MON-SAT 9-5., (800) 419-9806 2809 - CONST. TRUCKS & TRAILERS FOR SALE KS - 1997 LOADKING, 55 TON, 3 AXLE, LAY DOWN NECK, W/BEAVERTAILS. CALL 785817-5188 (CELL) OR, (785) 935-2480 KS - 15 TON TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, DUALS, TILT TOP, WENCH, EXCELLENT CONDITION, TIRES 70%, (785) 448-5893 2813 - WHEEL LOADERS FOR SALE NE - CASE 621 PAYLOADER, MODEL 6T 590 CUMMINS MOTOR, MOTOR NEEDS WORK. $21,000, $21,000.00, (402) 545-2255 2821 - CRAWLERS FOR SALE WI - UNDERCARRIAGE REPAIR. NEW, USED & REBUILT PARTS. ALSO TRACK PRESS SERVICE. M & R TRACK SERVICE., (800) 564-0383


2822 - SKID STEER LOADERS WANTED TO BUY NE - 66" BUCKET FOR 1835C CASE SKID STEER, 10. 00X16. 5 TIRE-WHEEL, PLUS OTHER ATTACHMENTS, (308) 587-2344

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Today! FOR SALE KS - COMPLETE SET OF BOOKS (REPAIR MANUALS) T-200 BOBCAT SKID LOADER, $100.00, (785) 778-2962 2824 - MATERIAL HANDLING EQMT FOR SALE NE - 1500-8000# (MOSTLY 4000#), AIR TIRES & NEW FORKS, (402) 678-2277 OK - PETTIBONE, 30' LIFT, $3,500.00, (580) 361-2265 2827 - BUILDING SUPPLIES FOR SALE MN - FLOOR HEAT WATER TUBING!! THE BEST FOR LESS. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON A COMPLETE SYSTEM INCLUDING PUMPS & BOILERS. GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES! WWW. MIKESHEATING. COM CALL @, (800) 446-4043 2840 - OTHER CONST. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - 12-20'LONG 12"I BEAMS, 1/4"THICK W/ 1/2" THICK TOP & BOTTOM, 4 3/4" WIDE $180 EA OR ALL 12 FOR $2000. 12-7' LONG 10", 6" H BEAMS, 1/4" THICK, $35 EA OR ALL 12 FOR $400., (308) 894-6965 NE - 1991 BLUEBIRD BUS, 5. 9 CUMMINS, CALL 308-360-0377 OR, (308) 282-1330

Heartland Express 3002 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS FOR SALE - CONT’D OK - ALLIS-CHALMERS WC56821, MASSEYHARRIS LP 55BISH, SERIAL #11062, (580) 829-2543 MN - ANTIQUE TRACTORS - 5 JOHN DEER, 4 CASE, 4 MOLINE, 16 FARMALL, 4 MASSEY, 2 OLIVER, 2 COCKSHUTT, 2 COOP, CALL JOHN @, (701) 200-9233 IA - ANTIQUE AC, IH, JD, FORD, OLIVER, MM; 100 NICE OLD TRACTORS, (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 NE - 1950 FORD CRESTLINER & 1951 VICTORIA, (308) 876-2515 FOR SALE MN - ANTIQUE TRUCKS - 4 STUDEBAKER, 4 DODGE, 8 CHEVY, 12 INTERNATIONAL, 4 DIAMOND T, 1 MACK, 2 WHITE, CALL JOHN @, (701) 200-9233 IA - 1941 DODGE TRK W/6X10 DUMP BOX, $3,550.00, (712) 299-6608 3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE NE - SUCKER ROD 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", CALL MY CELL: 308-870-1119, CALL FOR PRICE, (308) 732-3356 NE - PIPE 2 3/8", 2 7/8", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", CALL MY CELL: 308-870-1119, CALL FOR PRICE, (308) 732-3356 KS - HIGHWAY GUARDRAIL, OILFIELD PIPE, SUCKER RODS, FENCING CABLE. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. BUTTERFLY SUPPLY, WWW. BUTTERFLYSUPPLYINC. COM, (800) 249-7473 KS - CATTLE & HORSE PANELS, 5'3" X 10', 8-BAR, 60 LBS, GREEN OR SILVER, STARTING AT $66.00 CELL: 620-546-5155, (620) 549-6604 KS - LOTS OF USED GUARDRAIL, USED CORRUGATED METAL PIPE, LARGE & SMALL, 30' STEEL I-BEAMS, (785) 448-5893 NE - CONTINUOUS FENCE: 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", EXCELLENT FOR FEEDLOT, LIVESTOCK & HORSE FENCE, WEST POINT, NE. CALL, (402) 380-1107

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THREE RAIL • FOUR RAIL

Hoback Fence

888.458.4610 •660.489.2328 SD FOREVER POST 3"X7';4'X7';4"X8';PLASTIC FENCE POST CAN BE NAILED, STAPLED, SCREWED, WON'T ROT. MAJOR DISC. W/2 BUNDLES OR MORE. QUALITY HAY TARP W/STRAP STEEL STORAGE CONTAINERS 8'X20'; 8'X40. WE DELIVER HAENSEL DISTRIBUTING. CALL CLINT 605-310-6653 JOHN, (605) 351-5760 MO - NEW HEAVY IRON CORRAL PANELS $60.00, FREE REPLACEMENT IF DAMAGED, 816-898-0234 OR, (816) 507-3116

BARBWIRE FENCE BUILDERS: Removal, construction and repairs. (785)625-5819 • (800)628-6611 Cell: (785) 635-1922 3002 - ANTIQUE TRACTORS WANTED TO BUY SD - MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE ANY OLDER MM, (605) 386-2131 FOR SALE MN - ANTIQUE TRACTOR COLLECTORS! BIEWER'S TRACTOR & MACH. SALV. SPECIALIZES IN 1920-85 TRACTOR PARTS. FREE NATIONWIDE LOCATING. BARNESVILLE, MN. SEARCH PARTS & SEE OVER 100 ANTIQUE TRACTORS PICTURED AT SALVAGETRACTORS. COM, (218) 493-4696 NE - TRACTOR PARTS FOR SALE. NEW AFTERMARKET PARTS FOR MOST MAKES OF TRACTORS. FRONT END PARTS, 3 PT HITCH PARTS, RADIATORS, SEATS, STEERING WHEELS, BATTERY BOXES, PTO PARTS, DRAWBARS, WATER PUMPS, DECALS & MORE. CLASSIC AG, AINSWORTH, NE., (800) 286-2171 NE - 1952 JD B, RECONDITIONED, PULLED IN DIV 1 4500LBS, $3,500.00, (402) 5452255 NE - 1938 JD B, UNSTYLED, RECONDITIONED, $3,100.00, (402) 545-2255 NE - 1941 JD A, ELECTRIC START, 4 SP, BEHLEN OVERDRIVE,, $2,500.00, (402) 545-2255

3005 - FENCING MATERIALS FOR SALE - CONT’D

TRIPLE A CUSTOM FENCING • Skidsteer/Dirtwork • Bottomless Water Tanks • Barb Wire • High Tensil • Tree Removal • Chain Link Call Aaron: Pasture & Pen Cleaning

FREE ESTIMATES! Best prices around!

308-350-0364 Farmer/Rancher Owner Operated

3007 - PIPE FOR SALE MO - GOOD USED RR TANK CAR SHELLS FOR CULVERTS (7-10' DIAMETER)(30'-55' LONG), ALSO GOOD USED STEEL PIPE, 8 5/8" DIAMETER THRU 48" DIAMETER, 20', 30', 40' & 50' LENGTHS. CALL GARY AT GATEWAY PIPE & SUPPLY, (800) 489-4321 3009 - FUEL TANKS FOR SALE NE - 300 GAL FUEL TANK ON STAND, $50.00, (308) 894-6965 KS - '76 FORD 2000 GAL TANK WAGON FUEL TRUCK, 2 HOSE REELS, 5 COMPARTMENTS, READY TO GO, (785) 448-5893 3011 - HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS WANTED TO BUY NE - REAR TINE ROTO TILLER, (308) 5872344 FOR SALE MO - OUTSIDE WOOD FURNACE $1595. CHEAP SHIPPING. EASY INSTALL. FORCED AIR. 100,000 BTU. HOUSES, MOBILES. WWW.HEATBYWOOD.COM, (417) 581-7755 3014 - TREES/TREE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE NE - 180 BEAUTIFUL BLUE SPRUCE TREES & 175 BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES (3-6FT) $39-$59. ALSO LARGER TREES AVAILABLE (DUG & READY TO PLANT). GREAT FOR LANDSCAPING OR WINTER PROTECTION, CALL RICHARD @ ORCHARD, NE, (402) 8934781 3016 - BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES FOR SALE KY - KENTUCKY BUILDINGS, LLC. ALL STEEL STRUCTURE. PACKAGES FROM 24' TO 75' WIDE. WE SELL COMPONENTS, SLIDING AND ROLL-UP DOORS, INSULATION, WINDOWS, SHEET METAL, TRIM, AND STEEL FRAMING. KYBUILDINGSLLC. COM, (606) 668-3446 3024 - FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR SALE MO - PUT OUR MONEY & 45 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU. ALL TYPES OF AG LOANS AVAILABLE AT LOWEST RATES. FREE CONSULTATIONS. MIDWEST LOAN BROKERS. JAM@LYN. NET OR CALL, (660) 339-7410 3030 - OTHER 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 www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

MEYERS TRACTOR SALVAGE Aberdeen, So. Dak.

October 14, 2010 3030 - OTHER WANTED TO BUY - CONT’D NE - SCRAP BATTERIES- WE WANT 'EM! WE ALSO BUY STEEL CASE & GLASS PACK. CALL FOR DETAILS! ALLEN'S NEW & USED BATTERIES. BUY/SELL, NEW/USED. WE CARRY ALL KINDS!! ALLEN FELTON, OWNER. LINCOLN, NE., (402) 467-2455 3030 - OTHER FOR SALE NE - REASONABLY PRICE MECHANICS GLOVES, WARM GLOVES, MITTENS & OTHER GLOVES., (308) 587-2344 NE - PROPANE REFRIGERATOR FOR REMOTE CABIN, COMBINA TION WOOD-PROPANE, COOKING-HEATING RANGE; WATER COMPARTMENT, (308) 587-2344 DE - BIG BUD BOOK-THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE BIGGEST, MOST POWERFUL TRACTOR EVER BUILT. BOOK IS 12"X9" - PACKED WITH PICTURES, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ONLY $37.47 PLUS $5 S&H. CLASSIC TRACTOR FEVER, BOX 437, ROCKLAND, DE 19732. CLASSICTRACTORS.COM OR CALL US, (800) 888-8979 5000 - FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NE - 150 ACRES, 2 GOOD 8" WELLS PLUS GOOD 6" WELL IN REUSE PIT, 3/4 QUARTER MILE UNDERGROUND PIPE, (308) 390-6336

KEARNEY CO. - NEW LISTING 1,120 Acres of sprinkler irrig. all planted to alfalfa. 2,000 sqft. home, shop, good water. One of the nicest farms on the market. View at: www.acrealestate.com GRAY CO. - NEW LISTING 960 Acre Alfalfa Hay Farm. Sprinkler irrig. farm, 5 pivots, planted to alfalfa hay, 5 wells with electric motors, pumps & gear drives. 2 new steel storage sheds, round top (65'x150' & 65'x200') Very nice with large sliding doors. Seller reserves all cut & bailed hay and farm equipment. Turn key operation. Jon Fort, Owner/Broker Email: jfort@arcrealestate.com 1145 E Kansas Plaza Garden City, KS 67846 Ph: 620-275-8200 Ph: 800-222-2048 Fax: 620-276-2681

5001 - NON-FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Eastern Oklahoma River Front

187 Acres/trees, small pecan orchard, 2475 sq. ft. brick *Green* home on hillsolar panels/wind generator/heat pump. Excellent Hunting/Fishing. Jean Drysdal 405-501-1702. www.jeandrysdale.com

NE - BUSINESS FOR SALE: TURN KEY OPPORTUNITY IN EWING NEBRASKA. INCLUDES GAS STATION, REPAIR SHOP, STORAGE, AND MORE POSSIBILITIES. CONTACT BRIAN ZIEMS, SALES ASSOCIATE FOR HOMESTEAD LAND MANAGEMENT COMPANY INC., (402) 640-0681 5004 - PASTURE RENT FOR RENT NE - FALL & WINTER GRASS FOR CATTLE, NO BULLS, (308) 587-2344

6005 - RESTAURANTS FOR SALE NE - THE COUNTRY NEIGHBOR RESTAURANT & GIFT SHOP & CATERING, NEXT TO FT. HARTSUFF STATE HISTORICAL PARK. CELEBRATING 15 YRS OF SERVICE, TUESSUN 11AM TO 9PM. 82007 FORT AVE, BURWELL, NE, (308) 346-5049 7001 - SPECIAL EVENTS NE - MID-AMERICA ALFALFA EXPO, FEATURING THE NEWEST HAY EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS, ALSO AN EXHIBITOR AUCTION. EXPO IS FEB 1 & FEB 2, 2011, 8 AM-5 PM AUCTION IS FEB 1, 3:45PM; ALL OF THIS TAKES PLACE AT BUFFALO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, KEARNEY, NE, (800) 743-1649 OK - ROUTE 66 20TH ANNUAL FLYWHEELERS GAS ENGINE AND ANTIQUE POWER SHOW. "FREE TO THE PUBLIC" FRI. OCT. 15TH GAS TRACTOR DISPLAY, ALSO TRACTOR PULLS @ 7PM SAT. OCT 16TH @ 1PM TRACTOR PULL. ADDITIONAL INFO CALL MIKE @, (918) 231-0135 KS - CHISHOLM TRAIL FESTIVAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW REGIONAL ALLIS/CHISHOLM'S TRACTOR, LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATION, LIVE MUSIC. 1 1/2 MILES SO FROM I-70 TO EISENHOWER CTR, 1 BLOCK E, 3RD. ABILENE, KS MORE INFO: WWWHISTORICCENTER. COM, (785) 2632681 NE - THE SCARECROW PATCH EVENT GOES ON TIL OCT 31ST. HRS SAT 10A-7P/SUN 12P-7P, WEEKDAY BY APPT ONLY. ENJOY SOME COUNTRY FUN & MEMORIES W/US. SAVE $4 W/THIS AD. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE @W W W.THESCARECROWPATCH.COM. LOCATED, (308) 687-6254 NE - 11 MILES N OF GRAND ISLAND, 1/4 M EAST OF HWY 281 & 54 JUNCTION, 3/4 M N ON DENTON RD, DENTON, NE. CALL US TODAY, (308) 687-6254 NE - THE HANLON HOUSE BED/BREAKFASTA FINE ART SHOW CASE, INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY HERE W/SPECIAL SURPRISES. 1920 1ST AVE, SCOTTSBLUFF NE. BOOK TODAY @WWW. THEHANLONHOUSE. COM OR CALL 308222-4161 OR, (888) 357-4161 7002 - PERSONALS TN - FREE CATALOG, SINCE 1981, MEET NICE SINGLES. CHRISTIAN VALUES. SEND AGE. SINGLES, BOX 310-FR, ALLARDT, TN 38504 WWW. NICESINGLES. COM, (931) 879-4625

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1000+ Tractors & Combines 400+ Reground Crankshafts 500+ Tractor Tires 300+ Radiators Large line of Swather, Baler & Cutter Parts

GOOD BUYS AND SERVICE WANT TO BUY TRACTORS & COMBINES & SWATHERS FOR SALVAGE

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Midlands Classified Ad Network JOIN THE MIDAS TEAM MIDAS IN KEARNEY, NEBRASKA IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN ABLE TO DO GENERAL REPAIR ON CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS. MUST HAVE OWN HAND TOOLS. WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS. DRUG TESTING REQUIRED. CALL LEROY @ 308-379-1505 PLATTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #2 HAS AN OPENING FOR A PAYROLL/ ACCOUNTING CLERK. DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PAYROLL, GENERAL LEDGER, POSTING PAYMENTS AND CREDITS, RESOLVING ACCOUNTS FOR ACCURACY, DATA ENTRY, AND PREPARING FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS COMPUTERIZED PAYROLL EXPERIENCE, COMPUTER PROFICIENCY, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND ABILITY TO WORK BOTH IN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT AND INDEPENDENTLY. A 2-YEAR BUSINESS DEGREE IS DESIRED. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MAY APPLY BY CONTACTING THE PCSD#2 CENTRAL OFFICE AT 555 SOUTH WYOMING, GUERNSEY, WY 82214 OR CALLING (307) 836-2735 FOR INFORMATION. EOE. NEED EXPERIENCED COUPLE TO OPERATE LOUNGE & RESTAURANT IN ROYAL COLONIAL INN, NORTH PLATTE PREFERRED CANDIDATES WHO CAN MAKE SMALL INVESTMENT. BIG RETURNS POSSIBLE. CALL 540-287-8349 (OWNER) CITY OF SIDNEY, NE (POP. 6,443) IS SEEKING A POLICE CHIEF. $1.3 M. ANNUAL BUDGET W/ 14 SWORN FT OFFICERS AND 2 CIV. STAFF. CONTACT JO HOUSER (308) 254-7002 FOR MORE INFO AND APPLICATION. DEADLINE 10/22. EOE www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com www.myfarmandranch.com

Heartland Express PUBLIC NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEPARATE SEALED SINGLE, FIRM, FIXED-PRICED BID PROPOSAL with alternates, allowances, and “BID SECURITY” will be received, publicly opened, and read aloud at the “BID OPENING” location and time as noted herein for the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment to construct the following Project: CLINIC ADDITION Morrill County Community Hospital 1313 S Street Bridgeport, Nebraska 69336 All remodel and new construction work shown and specified shall be furnished with “PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND” in accordance the Bid Documents (Drawings, Project Manual, Notes, and Specifications) prepared by Rod Laucomer-Architect, 11201 South 98th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68526. Bid Document will be available after October 12th, 2010 Bid Opening at 9:00 a.m., on the 9th day of November, 2010 Morrill County Commissioner Meeting Morrill County Commissioner Meeting Room 606 L St Bridgeport, Nebraska 69336

BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS: A. Bidders may obtain Bid Documents by a written request and payment of a refundable deposit of $100 for each reusable set to the Architect plus any shipping and handling charges, or $10 handling charge for electronic CD format of each set of construction documents or examine of Bid Documents at the following location(s): Baker and Associates, Inc 120 E 16th Street - Suite A Scottsbluff, NE 69361 (308) 632-3123

A & D Technical Supply Co. 1301 L Street - Suite A Lincoln, NE 68509 (800) 228-2753 or www.adtechnicalsupplyco.com

B. Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on October 19th at the Hospital at 2 pm to 4 pm to provide information and access to the project site. C. Conditional Bids will not be considered. By submitting a Bid, the Bidder acknowledges that he is authorized to do business in the State of Nebraska, and that he meets all laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining thereto. D. All Bidders shall be familiar with this document and the construction site. Use current and complete Bid Documents in preparing Bids. Prior to submitting a Bid, verify with Architect all proposed substitutions of the materials, products, equipment or methods of installation, or cost saving items. E. If doubt exists as to the true meaning of any part, discrepancies in, errors, or omissions from any part of the proposed Bid Documents are discovered, notify the Architect and request an interpretation and clarification on and no later than five (5) days prior to Bid Opening. Submit formal request for interpretation by mail or E-mail to RCL54@aol.com. Written Bid Addenda will be issued to all known Bidders. F. Informal inquiries may be made by phone between 8:00am and 4:00pm on Monday through Friday with the Architect at (402) 430-7316. No binding interpretations of the Bid Documents will be made orally. G. All Bids must be prepared on the "Proposal Form” provided by the Architect and submitted to the Hospital in an opaque, sealed envelope, clearly marked “Clinic Proposal”, all blank lines completed, identified with the project name, title of work and name of Bidder, and submitted prior to Bid Opening time and date.

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Farm Loan Programs News New Loan Limit The loan limit for guaranteed loans has been increased to $1,119,000, effective Oct. 1, 2010. The limit is adjusted annually based on the "Prices Paid to Farmers Index" compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The increased limit will boost FSA’s ability to meet the credit needs of American farmers and ranchers. Possible Enforcement of Guaranteed OL Term Limits The 15 year Guaranteed operating loan (OL) term limit is suspended until December 31, 2010. Legislation (S. 3221) has been introduced in Congress to continue the term limit suspension. However, no action has been taken to date and Congress is now adjourned until mid-November. If the suspension is allowed to expire, several thousand guaranteed borrowers will no longer be eligible for a guaranteed OL. In anticipation of this, the National Office is developing a notice to address the issue and compiling a list of borrowers who may be affected. In the meantime, if you have any customers in need of additional credit that you believe will be affected by the term limits, please work with them now to submit a guarantee request in order to complete the process and close the guaranteed loan prior to December 31, 2010. Proposed Rule for Land Contract Guarantee Program U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced the expansion of the new Land Contract Guarantee Program. The Land Contract Program was

authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, and will be available to Beginning Farmers and Socially Disadvantage Farmers nationwide. Under the Land Contract Guarantee Program, the seller may select either a Prompt Payment or Standard guarantee from the agency. The program provides the seller of the land a 10-year "Prompt Payment" guarantee of the sale to the beginning farmer or rancher (buyer). If the buyer does not pay an annual installment due on the contract, or pays only part of an installment, FSA provides the scheduled payment or the unpaid portion to the seller through an escrow agent. The defaulted amount then becomes a federal debt for the buyer. The Standard Guarantee Plan is requested by the seller, the agency will provide a 90 percent guarantee of outstanding principal only to the seller. Under the pilot program, the purchase price of the farm, ranch or other agricultural operation, or its current market value as determined by FSA, cannot exceed $500,000. The interest rate charged to the buyer for the 10-year term of the guarantee cannot exceed FSA's direct farm ownership loan interest rate in effect at the time the guarantee is issued, plus three percentage points. Contract payments must be amortized for a minimum of 20 years. In addition, balloon payments are prohibited during the 10-year term of the guarantee. The Proposed Rule is posted online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet /FSA_Federal_Notices/flpmaking_09_23_2010.pdf

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Heartland Express

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‘10 Chevy Cobalt

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‘10 Cadillac Deville

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was $15,995

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Crew Cab Dually

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Economy SUV

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