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VOL. 29 ISSUE 8

Farm Bureau News

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GM Private Offer Benefits Farm Bureau Members

Fly to Hawaii To Visit with Other FB Members at the AFBF Convention

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Farm Bureau Members Engage in Policy Development

Winners of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Photo Contest Are Revealed

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The President’s Message

contents In Every Issue 3-6 County News 7 Member Benefits 8 What’s Cooking? 10 National News 14 Cover Story 27 Want Ads

August Error: Nebraska Farm Bureau News mistakenly left out the Nebraska Cattleman Association as part of the We Support Ag group. We are sorry for the error.

On the Cover The Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program is trying to break through the traditional classroom walls by using Skype, Facebook and Twitter to reach teachers and their students. Photo Illustration by Tara Grell

Recipes See what delicious breakfast items you can cook for you and your family this month! page 8

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Thank You Find out what County Farm Bureaus and businesses participated in the 2011 Nebraska Foundation for Agricultural Awareness Golf Classic to help support the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program.

By Keith Olsen, President Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation®

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aking action on issues is the primary way Farm Bureau serves its members. Issues are, essentially, questions of public concern that haven’t been answered yet: How do we reduce the federal deficit? How should Nebraska’s agricultural land be valued for tax purposes? Should Candidate A or Candidate B be elected? Farm Bureau develops its positions on issues through our intensive and extensive grassroots policy development process. Members who take the time to get involved decide what our response to public policy questions will be. The next step is to work to have our answers prevail as these open questions are resolved. I’ve recently seen two examples of Farm Bureau in action that made me proud. First, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sought comments this summer on whether farm equipment should be considered commercial motor vehicles, with drivers then required to have Commercial Drivers Licenses and meet additional requirements. FB: CDLS NOT NEEDED Farm Bureau opposes expanding requirements for farmers to have CDLS to transport farm commodities, including livestock, believing that current regulations are adequate. Farm Bureau members across the country responded with a resounding “no” on the CDL question, through letters, comments and personal contacts with federal and Congressional offices. A family member who only drives a grain truck to the elevator during harvest shouldn’t need a CDL, they said. Young farmers said that requiring a CDL to haul grain within the state would be one more challenge to getting started in farming. On Aug. 10, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said FMCSA had no intention to propose new regulations governing the transport of agricultural products, and that the agency has released guidance to the states so they clearly understand common-sense exemptions “to allow farmers, their employees, and their families to accomplish their day-to-day work and transport their products to market.” Case closed, question closed, with Farm Bureau’s policy implemented by members. The next example also concerns a federal agency, but has a Nebraska-specific impact. In January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to expand the Rainwater Basin Management District, which covers parts of 13 Nebraska counties, by an additional 14,000 acres, to provide more habitat and food for migratory birds. The plan calls for acquiring title to about 9,000 acres and obtaining conservation easements on the rest. Clay County is in the district and Clay County Farm Bureau members were concerned that the expansion would harm the local economy by removing land from the county’s tax rolls and put them in competition for farmland with the federal government and nonprofit conservation organizations it would partner with. VOLUME 29 ISSUE 8 September 21, 2011 USPS 375-780 ISSN 0745-6522

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Early, Respectful Actions Bring Results TWO WEEKS NOT ENOUGH FWS ignored local concerns and the plan seemed to be on a fast track. Clay County Farm Bureau asked Nebraska Farm Bureau for help in getting the two-week public comment period extended so people who would be affected by the expansion had time to analyze the 70-page plan. Nebraska Farm Bureau worked with our congressional delegation to get the comment period extended another two weeks. That gave the Clay County Board of Supervisors time to send a strongly worded letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service which cited an executive order from President Obama that requires federal agencies to coordinate efforts with local governments on “federal plan/policy development.” As result, the new district manager for the project met with the Clay County Board of Supervisors to discuss the plan, on his second day on the job. He told the supervisors that he did not consider the study FWS used as the basis for its “need” to acquire the additional acres to be credible and was disregarding it. The meeting also identified that FWS had not researched how its proposal could impact the economy of the area. The new manager has not forwarded the proposal for approval because it will take more time for satisfactory coordination with the board of supervisors. Questions and answers at that first coordination meeting produced other important information: the federal government plans to work with and through conservation groups to acquire land for the planned expansion and has let such groups know what ground it is targeting. The public does not have that information, so conceivably, a property owner could sign an easement or sell the land itself to a conservation group, only to find that the government ultimately holds the land. It’s clear that if Clay County Farm Bureau hadn’t acted to get the public comment period extended, the expansion of the Rainwater Basin Management District as originally proposed would be a done deal. The expansion may still occur at some level, but the public will have more information and local landowners will ask more questions before selling their land or an easement. And, the right of Clay County’s local government to be consulted on such a far-reaching issue has been honored. In both of these instances, Farm Bureau members acted early in the life cycle of their issue when it is often easier to reach respectful solutions. They raised their concerns in a professional, civil manner that made a good resolution possible. It’s effective, and it’s the Farm Bureau way.

EDITORIAL STAFF Editor/Advertising/Writer: Tina Henderson tinah@nefb.org or ext. 4446 Writer: Cheryl Stubbendieck cheryls@nefb.org or ext. 4405 Graphic Designer/County News/ Month in Pictures: Tara Grell tarag@nefb.org or ext. 4494 Want Ads and County Annual Meeting Notices: Natalie Friesen natalief@nefb.org or ext. 4485

NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION Keith Olsen, president (Grant) Steve Nelson, first vice president (Axtell) Rob Robertson, chief administrator/ secretary-treasurer (Lincoln)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark McHargue, second vice president (Central City) Nathan Bartels (Elk Creek) Andy DeVries (Ogallala) Del Ficke (Pleasant Dale) Jason Kvols (Laurel) John C. Martin (Pleasanton) Scott Moore (Bartley) Kevin Peterson (Osceola) Tanya Storer (Whitman) Shelly Thompson (Whitney) Sherry Vinton (Whitman) NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU NEWS is published monthly, except July, by Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, 5225 South 16th St., Lincoln, NE 68512. Periodicals postage paid at Lincoln, NE and additional entry offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Nebraska Farm Bureau News Attn: Tina Henderson P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501.


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COUNTY NEWS Cuming County Farm Bureau

County Sponsors YF&R Tour and Supper Cuming County Farm Bureau sponsored a Young Farmers and Ranchers tour and supper July 27. Several young farmers and ranchers attended the annual event, which included a tour of the Valmont Galvanizing plant near West Point and a meal at The Pizza Ranch. Featured speakers for the evening were Ryan and Beth Sondrup (fourth and fifth from left), District 2 representatives on Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Also pictured are Cuming County Farm Bureau President Dennis Schultz and his wife, Margaret (far right).

Burt County Farm Bureau

Kiddie Tractor Pull Celebrates 15 Years at County Fair Burt County Farm Bureau has organized the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull at the Burt County Fair in Oakland for 15 years. On Aug. 8, 55 boys and girls ages 4-9 participated. Ribbons were given to each competitor and the top two in each of the three age groups were given trophies. The tractors and equipment belong to Dennis Stuchlik of Wahoo. Pictured are board members Ray Petersen, Gene Hansen, (behind) Bill Method, Jim Rieken, Dennis and Judy Fleischman, Phyllis Rieken, Larry and Kathy Mussack, Laurel Method and Leslie Petersen.  Not pictured, but helping with the event, were Prudie Skinner, Elden Wesely and Linda Hansen.

Buffalo County Farm Bureau

Buffalo County Sponsors Barbecue Meal at Fair Buffalo County Farm Bureau sponsored its annual free barbecue meal at the Buffalo County Fair Aug. 4. The Buffalo County members typically serve more than 1,000 people. Pictured serving meals are Nebraska Farm Bureau Board Member John C. Martin and his wife, Leslie, members of Buffalo County Farm Bureau.

Memory Book for NEFB President Keith Olsen Nebraska Farm Bureau needs your help! We’re compiling a memory book for retiring President Keith Olsen to be presented this December, Rob Robertson, NEFB chief administrator, said Keith Sept. 9. “We would like to reBook Memory ceive notes or letters from Nebraska Farm Bureau members and others to be included in the memory book. It is a wonderful way to pay tribute to Mr. Olsen’s service to agriculture and Nebraska Farm Bureau,” Robertson said. Please mail your notes and letters by Nov. 1 to Nebraska Farm Bureau, Attn: Denise Hockamier, P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501. If possible, items should be sent unfolded in a large envelope.


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COUNTY NEWS Antelope County Farm Bureau

Zuhlke Holds Open House On New Hog Unit Antelope County Farm Bureau member Darin Zuhlke hosted a public open house Aug. 9 at his recently completed hog finishing facility near Foster. Free barbecued pork loin and pulled pork sandwiches were served to guests. The new facility has a 2,000-head capacity and features the latest in hog production technology.

Douglas County Farm Bureau

County Sponsors Pedal Pull at Bennington Daze Douglas County Farm Bureau sponsored a pedal pull during Bennington Daze June 18 in Bennington. Approximately 100 people ranging from the age of 4 to adults participated in the tractor pull. Every driver received a ribbon. The pedal pull was sanctioned by the state and winners could go to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. The annual celebration of the City of Bennington is held every year in June. Events include sports tournaments, street dances, a movie-in-the-park, a parade, games and more.

Lancaster County Farm Bureau

County Recognizes AITC Ag Pen Pal Participants Lancaster County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Aug. 25 in Lincoln. Each year the county FB board likes to recognize people who participated in the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Pen Pal program the previous school year. This year they featured Erica Peterson, a senior at Waverly High School who holds the position of reporter in the Waverly FFA Chapter, and her Ag Pen Pal teacher Kristina Schoenberner, a first grade teacher at Ceresco Elementary School. Peterson has participated in the Ag Pen Pal program for five years and is participating again in school year 2011-12. Pictured from left are Deanna Karmazin, AITC state coordinator; Todd Reed, Lancaster County Farm Bureau ag promotion chair; Peterson; and Schoenberner.

Gage County Farm Bureau

Gage County Members Discuss Possible Resolutions Gage County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Aug. 30 in Beatrice. The meeting included discussion on policy issues. Pictured from left are Anthony Schnuelle, Farm Bureau agent; Sen. George Wallman; Steve Spilker, Farm Bureau agent; Nathan Bartels, Nebraska Farm Bureau board member for District 1; and Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau board member for District 2.


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COUNTY NEWS Burt County Farm Bureau

NEFB President Addresses Effectiveness of Farm Bureau Burt County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting in Decatur Aug. 29. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen spoke on the effectiveness of Farm Bureau and the excitement of the young farmers and ranchers who are getting involved. Others who spoke at the meeting included State Sen. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft; Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau board member for District 2; and Clark Kinnison, Nebraska Farm Bureau district director of member services for the northeast.

Thayer County Farm Bureau

Thayer County Members Discuss Policy Issues Thayer County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Aug. 29 in Hebron. Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau first vice president, was the featured speaker. Members also discussed policy resolutions. Pictured are Nelson, right; with Duane Miller, Thayer County Farm Bureau president, and his wife, Deb, sharing a humorous moment.

York County Farm Bureau

Special Guests Attend York County Annual Meeting York County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Aug. 30 in York. The meeting was well-attended and special guests included former Nebraska Farm Bureau Board Members Stan Boehr and Nancy Eberle, and current Nebraska Farm Bureau Board Members Kevin Peterson, Mark McHarge and President Keith Olsen and his wife, Doris. Pictured are McHargue (left), visiting with Jason and Karah Perdue about the Young Farmers and Ranchers Program.

Kimball/Banner County Farm Bureau

County Sponsors ‘Church at the Fair’ More than 45 people gathered Aug. 14 at the Kimball/Banner County Fair to attend the first “Church at the Fair” event sponsored by Kimball/Banner County Farm Bureau. County Farm Bureau Board members involved in the event were Jim Johnson, Linda Halstead and Kendall Atkins. Dr. Alan Foutz, former Colorado Farm Bureau president and present pastor of Kimball Presbyterian Church, delivered the message, “God’s Creation?” Foutz, third from right, is pictured greeting some of those who attended. Kimball/Banner County Farm Bureau also sponsored a booth at the county fair.

Cedar County Farm Bureau

Cedar County Members Learn More about A-FAN and HSUS Willow Holoubek (pictured far left), organizational director of Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN), was the guest speaker at the Cedar County Farm Bureau annual meeting Sept. 8 in Hartington. She gave a slide show presentation about A-FAN and what it does. She also discussed the Humane Society of the United States and its vegan agenda. Pictured at right are Richard Lentz and Cedar County Farm Bureau President Brian Gould. Gould presented Lentz with a service appreciation award. Lentz, who farms near Coleridge, became a Farm Bureau member in 1968 when he was approached by a couple of neighbors on a membership drive. He has devoted more than 40 years to Cedar County Farm Bureau.


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COUNTY NEWS Seward County Farm Bureau

Members Learn About Getting Involved in Farm Bureau Seward County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 7 in Seward. Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau first vice president, spoke about Farm Bureau and how important it is to get involved. Pictured from left are Nelson; Ryan Krenk, Seward County Farm Bureau president; and his wife, Jamie.

Pierce County Farm Bureau

LEAD Graduate Shows Photos from International Trip Pierce County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting September 11 in Pierce.. Ron Stech, a farmer from Osmond and graduate of LEAD 29, presented slides from his international LEAD trip to the Central American countries of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Also speaking at the meeting was District 3 Ag Promotion Committee Committee Representative Rebecca Graham. She discussed the committee’s many project and solicited participants for the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Pen Pal program, a program that links a farm/ranch family with a classroom to educate children about farming and ranching.

Dodge County Farm Bureau

Members Discuss Leadership Academy at County Annual Meeting Dodge County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting Sept. 8 in Hooper. Pictured from left are Andy Langemeier, Nebraska Farm Bureau leadership academy member; Roger Berry, Nebraska Farm Bureau vice president of member services; Scott Wagner, Dodge County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers chair; Scott Eveland, Dodge County Farm Bureau vice president; Mark Langemeier and his wife, Betsy, Dodge County Farm Bureau members and parents of Andy. They were discussing Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Leadership Academy, a program Berry coordinates.

Merrick County Farm Bureau

Evers Family Receives Grassroots Award at Annual Meeting The late August (Augie) and Evelyn Evers received the Merrick County Farm Bureau Grassroots Award at the Merrick County Farm Bureau annual meeting in Central City on Sept. 12. The annual award is given to a Merrick County Farm Bureau member for dedication and service to agriculture in Merrick County. The Evers farm near Clarks and have been members of Farm Bureau for more than 45 years. Pictured from left are Shannon Hannappel, Merrick County Farm Bureau president; Glenda and Dick Evers, daughter-in-law and son; Evelyn Evers; Jan and Roger Hellbusch, daughter and son-inlaw; and Kate and Jim Evers, daughter-in-law and son.

Clay County Farm Bureau Helps Slow Government Acquisition of Farmland Farm Bureau members had been raising questions and concerns since February about a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal to expand the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District’s acquisition authority in Nebraska. Working with the Clay County Board of Supervisors, Nebraska Farm Bureau and members of Nebraska’s Congressional delegation, those farmers now have a second chance at influencing the FWS plan to expand the management district. “We have raised concerns about the FWS proposal from day one. We support conservation, but it should be done in a manner which considers the needs of both local communities and wildlife,” Josh Andersen, Clay County Farm Bureau member and advisor to the Clay County Board of Supervisors, said Sept. 12. LOCAL TAX BASE ERODED “First, if the federal government acquires this land, it would permanently erode the local tax base by removing land from the county’s tax rolls or by severely devaluing the land

through the use of perpetual conservation easements. This directly affects the public by shifting the tax burden to the remaining taxpayers and threatens to permanently hamper funding for roads, public schools and other basic county services,” he said. These types of acquisitions also threaten the local economy and the cohesiveness of communities by nearly eliminating any potential for generating revenue from these lands. This effect reaches far beyond agriculture, affecting local banks, grocery stores, gas stations and shop owners, Anderson said. Many local farmers, including beginning farmers, are increasingly concerned that they are competing against pre-arranged acquisitions between the federal government and partnering non-profit conservation groups for productive farmland. This is the increasing model for conservation that the federal government is pursuing across the nation. It should be a concern for all of Nebraska, Anderson said. HABITAT FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS According to FWS, the proposed expansion was needed to provide additional habitat

and access to food for migratory birds. The FWS proposal sought to expand the Rainwater Basin Management District’s acquisition authority; the district covers parts of 13 counties, including Clay County. The FWS plan called for a 14,000-acre expansion: adding 9,000 acres through fee-title acquisition and 5,000 acres through use of perpetual conservation easements. FWS currently owns 22,023 acres in the district, of the 24,000 acres previously approved for acquisition. Nebraska Farm Bureau and members of Nebraska’s Congressional delegation worked hard to extend the public comment period. At the same time, members of the Clay County Farm Bureau worked with the Clay County Board of Supervisors, which sent a letter to FWS citing an executive order from President Obama that requires federal agencies to coordinate efforts with local governments on “federal plan/ policy development.” As a result, the district manager of the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District met with members of the Clay

County Board of Supervisors. FWS will now re-evaluate the proposed expansion and coordinate with the Clay County Board of Supervisors on any proposed expansion, Craig Head, state director of governmental relations and regulatory affairs for Nebraska Farm Bureau, said. “Federally controlled rural acres in the rainwater basin have been an issue in Clay County for the last several years. The work of the Clay County Farm Bureau and Clay County Board of Supervisors will help ensure future actions in the Rainwater Basin Management District will continue to include the voice of local residents,” Head said. “Farm Bureau helped us tremendously in this effort by keeping us doing what we do best and that is continuing to farm and produce high-quality food. We made every effort to communicate our concerns to the FWS, but we were not able to get their attention by ourselves. It shows the value of belonging to an organization that looks out for its members as well as Nebraska agriculture,” Andersen said.


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MEMBER BENEFITS

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the purchase or lease of multiple vehicles, including fleet vehicles purchased through GM’s National Fleet Purchase Program.Full details and program eligibility guidelines are available by contacting Shelley Kurtzer, associate director of member services, or by visiting www.nefb.org. The Farm Bureau - GM Private Offer is the latest national member benefit offered by American Farm Bureau, Inc. AFBI was founded nearly three decades ago by the American Farm Bureau Federation to increase the economic value of membership in Farm Bureau. AFBI and GM will promote the FB Private Offer through publications, state events including the Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, and AFBF’s Annual Meeting.

Anderson Ford Auto Group No Longer a Member Benefit Nebraska Farm Bureau will no longer have a vehicle program with Anderson Auto Group as a member benefit. Anderson has started a new “one price” marketing strategy that in most cases will be less than the discount offered to Nebraska Farm Bureau members. Because of this business change by Anderson, the company and Farm Bureau came to a mutual agreement to terminate the program.

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WHAT’S COOKING? If you want to submit your own recipes, and photos if you have them, send them via email to tarag@nefb.org.

National Breakfast Month Crustless Quiche

Ingredients 4 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup baking mix (such as Bisquick) 4 oz. shredded Swiss cheese (other cheeses could be substituted) 6 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled) or 6 tablespoons real bacon bits 1/4 cup onion (chopped) 1/2 green pepper (chopped) Dash of nutmeg (optional)

English Muffin French Toast Ingredients 4 large eggs 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 2 teaspoons orange zest ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 English muffins, split maple syrup Toppings: chopped fresh strawberries, peaches, or nectarines

3. Pour into a greased 9-inch pie plate.

Directions 1. Whisk together first five ingredients in a bowl. Place English muffins in a 9”x13” baking dish or equivalent plastic storage container. Pour egg mixture over muffins. Make sure liquid covers all surfaces. Cover and chill 8 to 12 hours. 2. Remove muffins from liquid; discard excess liquid. 3. Cook muffins in a large skillet or on a griddle coated with cooking spray. Cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until muffins are golden. 4. Serve with fruit and syrup.

4. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Yield: 6 servings

Directions 1. Beat eggs and milk with a wire wisk. Add salt and baking mix. 2. Blend in remaining ingredients.

5. Bake at 325º for 40 minutes.

Easy Cheesy Frittata Ingredients 4 whole eggs 4 egg whites 2 Tbsp. water 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided 1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomatoes 2 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon or OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil Directions 1. Heat oven to 350°F. 2. Beat whole eggs, egg whites and water with whisk in medium bowl until blended. 3. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, tomatoes, bacon and basil. Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate. 4. Bake 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes or until melted. Yield: 6 servings Tips How to Make Mini-Frittatas Prepare egg mixture as directed; pour into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 3 to 5 minutes or until melted. Makes 6 servings, 2 frittatas each. How to Seed Tomatoes To seed a tomato, cut tomato crosswise in half. Then gently squeeze each half to remove the seeds and juice.

Breakfast-onthe-Go Bars

Ingredients 4 cups quick-cooking oatmeal 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup flaked coconut 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 3/4 cup orange marmalade (I have also used peach and apricot jam with great results) Directions 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and salt. 2. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well. 3. Press into a greased 15” x 10” x 1” baking pan. Line the pan with foil or parchment paper to ease removal for cutting. 4. Bake at 425º for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. 5. Cool on a wire rack. Remove bar “slab” with parchment from pan; cut into bars before completely cool. Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen bars

UPCOMING MONTHS Below are themes for the coming months! Submit your recipe to: tarag@nefb.org October – popcorn, pumpkin or apple recipes November – holiday snacks and hors d’oeuvres December – soups and breads

Crustless Quiche recipe from Vermeer Collection of Recipes Cookbook. English Muffin French Toast recipe adapted from recipe in Southern Living Magazine. Breakfast-on-the-Go Bars recipe from Taste of Home’s Quick Cooking. Photos from Lois Linke, wife of Karl Linke, Nebraska Farm Bureau district director of member services for the southeast. Easy Cheesy Frittata recipe and photo from www.kraftrecipes.com.


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NATIONAL NEWS Congressional Happenings • FTAs Continue To Build Momentum Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said recently the Senate will soon begin debate on a bill designed to help retrain workers who lose jobs because of foreign competition, which sets the stage for President Barack Obama to submit to Congress pending trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama. Reid plans to bring a bill to renew the 50-year-old Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which Obama is insisting that Congress pass, along with the three trade pacts. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said he believes a compromise has been reached between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate leaders to move both the trade agreements and the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. “I’m optimistic that we can get this done and get this done very soon,” Brady said in remarks to the anti-unilateral sanctions business group, USA Engage.

• New Legislation Aims To Prevent EPA Regs on Farm Dust New legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating naturally occurring farm dust is welcome news for the nation’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Regulation of farm dust by EPA could severely hamper the ability of farmers and ranchers to meet the world’s food needs,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. EPA is reviewing existing regulations for particulate matter, which includes soot

and dust. Soot is generated by car emissions and factories; dust occurs naturally. According to Stallman, planting and harvesting crops, livestock moving from place to place, and people driving down dirt roads are just a few of the ways dust occurs naturally on farms and in rural areas. “The current rules pertaining to dust are adequate,” he said. “Increased regulation of farm dust could result in decreased productivity and higher food prices, coupled with lost jobs in the rural economy. Moreover, the scientific basis for establishing such regulation has been called into question and it has not been demonstrated that the benefits of EPA regulation would outweigh the costs.”

• GAO Report Finds More Info Needed on Livestock Antibiotics Data gathered by USDA and the Food and Drug Administration on antibiotic use in food animals aren’t comprehensive enough to assess the impact on humans, according to a report released Sept. 14 by the Government Accountability Office. “HHS and USDA have collected some data on antibiotic use in food animals and on resistant bacteria in animals and retail meat. However, these data lack crucial details necessary to examine trends and understand the relationship between use and resistance,” according to the report. “For example, since GAO’s 2004 report, FDA began collecting data from drug companies on antibiotics sold for use in food animals, but the data do not show what species antibiotics are used in or the purpose of their use, such as for treating disease or improving animals’ growth rates.” To date, no scientific study has shown a link between antibiotic use in food animals and human resistance.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

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Farm Bureau Members @ Work Photos by NEFB Staff: Jordan Dux, Jay Ferris, Tim Horn, Clark Kinnison, Karl Linke, Dick Neel and Adam Peterson AUGUST 2

AUGUST 24 At the Regional Policy Development Meeting in Bridgeport, Farm Bureau members attended a dinner. Members represented Keith, Garden, Deuel, Morrill, Cheyenne, Scotts Bluff, Sioux, Dawes, Sheridan, Kimball/Banner and Box Butte County Bureaus.

Nebraska Farm Bureau held five Regional Policy Development Meetings across the state in Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Bridgeport and Lincoln. Farm Bureau governmental relations staff members shared the latest information on issues such as the 2012 Farm Bill, federal tax reform and agricultural land values. They also answered questions from the group. The meeting at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, helped County Farm Bureaus to develop policy resolutions for their members to consider.

AUGUST 12

AUGUST 16

Nebraska Farm Bureau State Legislative Policy Development (SLPC) members discuss national issues with Jordan Dux (right), Nebraska Farm Bureau National Affairs Coordinator. Pictured from left are Howard Daharsh, Morrill County; Shannon Hannappel, Merrick County; Darren Nelson, Platte County; Doug Saathoff, Adams County. Farm Bureau members from Lancaster and Seward County Farm Bureaus met with Nebraska U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns in Lincoln to talk about the next farm bill, how agriculture will be affected by federal budget cuts and EPA’s overregulation of agriculture. Pictured from left are Del Ficke, Seward County; Dave Nielsen, Lancaster County; Lisa Egglering, Seward County; Keith Olsen, NEFB president; Johanns; Dennis Fujan, Saunders County; and Gary Hellerich, Lancaster County.

AUGUST 22 Members discussed issues with U.S. Rep. Lee Terry in Omaha during the Congressional recess. Pictured from left are Dwight Trumbull, Sarpy County; Del Ficke, Seward County; Terry; Charles Fricke, Sarpy County; Nathan Bartels, Johnson County; Scott Wagner, Dodge County; and John Knapp, Sarpy County.

SEPTEMBER 2 Congressman Adrian Smith visited with Farm Bureau members in Broken Bow to talk about agricultural issues.

AUGUST 24

SEPTEMBER 1 More than 50 people met at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center to talk about a systems approach to raising corn. Jake Linneman, left, explained to the group about raising corn in Nebraska.

Farm Bureau members from Adams, Dawson, Hall, Howard, Merrick and Polk Counties and NEFB met with officials of the Central Platte NRD to talk water issues. Discussion included integrated management plans and Central’s projects related to water. In the photo from right are Ron Bishop, Central Platte NRD manager; Keith Olsen NEFB president; Greg Senkbile, Merrick County member; Myles Ramsey, Adams County member; and Mark McHargue, NEFB second vice president.


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1902 W. 2nd Street, Hastings Rodney Hunt, LUTCF, ChFC, AEP

212 10th St., Wakefield Stan McAfee, LUTCF

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Dodge

287-2784

721-2644

104 W. 11th, Neligh Al Stelling, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Keith Zuhlke, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF

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124 N. 4th, Albion Ron Erickson, LUTCF

5728 S. 144th, Omaha Jon Christensen Jason Wickham Shane Myers

Boone

395-6363

Box Butte

762-4505

407 E 3rd, Alliance Rhonda Baseggio

387-1809

312 N. Main St., Ainsworth Angie Davis

234-2222

3915 Ave. N, Ste. A, Kearney Don Snyder, LUTCF Rick Smith, LUTCF

Buffalo

234-4922

5810 2nd Ave., Kearney Matt Myers Rich Peters

Buffalo

452-3653

238-5010

12 East Railroad Street, Kearney John Roschewski

Burt

374-1880

1316 L. St., Tekamah Troy Perchal

Butler

367-3306

319 “E” St., David City Ralph Carleo, LUTCF

Cass

296-4999

2302 W. 8th #1, Plattsmouth Lon Widler Lori Baker

Cedar

254-6945

109 N. Broadway, Hartington Allen Walton

Chase

882-4232

512 Broadway, Imperial Dustin Weiss

Cherry

376-3328

264 N. Main, Valentine Jay Hollenbeck

Cheyenne

254-4193

940 9th Ave., Sidney Brett Kratzer Rachael Motzkus

Clay

773-4272

209 N. Saunders, Sutton Loren Huber, LUTCF

Colfax

352-3146

West Hwy. 30, Schuyler Bruce Dinslage

Cuming

305 Main St., Bancroft Stan McAfee, LUTCF

Cuming

648-7513

Custer-Blaine-Loup 872-6433 616 South C, Broken Bow Ed Duryea Travis Duryea

494-3972

901 W. 21st, Ste. 2, So. Sioux City Colin Ross Chris Buchholz

Dawes

432-5062

315 Main St., Chadron Amy Halverson

Dawson

411 East Pacific, Lexington Chase Wolf 324-4000 Rick Trampe 324-6355

Dawson

5726 S. 144th St., Omaha Ron Randall, LUTCF

Douglas/Omaha 884-4410 Douglas/Omaha 614-0707 7114 N. 102 Cr., Omaha Matt Guzinski Todd Noecker, LUTCF, CLTC Kevin McTaggart

Douglas/Omaha 896-1908 17670 Welch Plaza, Ste. 103, Omaha Mark Olsen Phil Guenette

991-8200

3614 N. 163rd Plaza, Omaha Michael Baber Liz Mahon

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6834 S. 143rd Plaza, Omaha Brandon Avery Dennis Goltz Scott Dunn

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Douglas/Omaha

502-6959

15728 West Center Rd., Omaha Jason Smith

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Douglas/Omaha

759-4407

960 S. 13th, Geneva Steve Schiermeyer

Frontier

779-4575

111 N. 181st, Ste. 203, Omaha Mike Pfeifer

Gage

3216 N. 6th., Beatrice Steve Spilker, LUTCF Curt Spilker Anthony Schnuelle

Greeley

367-4350 228-4232

497-2348

146 East St. Joseph Street, Spalding Gary Hartley

Hall

382-5707

2118 Kent Ave., Grand Island Kyle Sawyers, LUTCF Edmund “Rocky” Kershaw, LUTCF

Hall

3341 State St., Ste. C, Grand Island Lee Mohr 382-5093 Stacey Rust 382-5093 Steve Allen 398-0134

Hamilton

211 16th, Aurora J.J. Rother

Harlan

604 West Main, Alma Ray Bunnell

Hayes

694-2399

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604 Hwy. 25, Hayes Center Dustin Weiss

Hitchcock

312 Main Street, Trenton Jim Gleason

Holt-Boyd-Rock 336-3635 504 W. Douglas, O’Neill Gene Kelly, LUTCF

Holt-Boyd-Rock 336-1332 130 S. 4th St., O’Neill Barbara Hesse

Holt

925-2227

503 N. Hill Street, Atkinson Justin Estill

Howard

754-5481

904 2nd St., St. Paul Tom Mortimer, LUTCF

Jefferson

729-2728

505 7th St., Fairbury Kendall Schlake, LUTCF

Johnson

335-2254

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213 S. Chestnut, Kimball Tonya DeMarco

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120 N. Broadway, Bloomfield Allen Walton

301 S. Main, Humphrey Carol Wemhoff

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603 1st St., Stapleton Tammy Fiechtner

116 W 3rd Street, Madison Brad Bosh

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262-1740 536-3323

330 Broadway St., Fullerton JJ Rother

Nemaha-Richardson 274-3189 1919 “J”, Auburn Lavell Clark Doug Kubik

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505 W. B St., McCook Jim Gleason

Red Willow

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521 Norris Street, Suite 1. McCook Al Gunther

Saline

826-5111

915 Main Ave., Ste. 8, Crete Todd Bohlmeyer

Saline

243-2233

201 State Hwy. 74, Tobias Doug Francis

Sarpy

332-2683

101 Enterprise Dr., Gretna Clay Heavican

Sarpy 829-5422 8410 S. 73rd Pz #108, Papillion Brandon Kounovsky Nicole Carter Akil Davis Joe Rickley

443-3704

944-3131

108 East 19th, Scottsbluff Richard Bretthauer

Scottsbluff-Sioux 635-0900 101 E. 22nd, Scottsbluff Tim Jordening, LUTCF

Scottsbluff

633-1684

222 W 27th St., Ste 200, Scottsblurr Mark Boles

Seward

Sheridan

420-7453 638-4566

109 N. Main, Hay Springs Rhonda Baseggio

Sheridan

282-1000

113 N. Main, Gordon Rhonda Baseggio

768-6218

440 Lincoln Ave., Hebron Nate Casey, LUTCF

Thurston

385-2208

306 Main, Pender Matt Buchholz

Valley-ShermanGarfield-Wheeler 728-3216 1516 L Street, Ord Helen Ohme, LUTCF Harold Benton

Valley-ShermanGarfield-Wheeler 728-3400 220 S. 14th St., Ord Greg Duryea

Washington

426-3440

1565 Washington St., Blair Troy Perchal

879-3377

Wayne

375-3144

449 N. Central Ave., Superior Nate Casey

318 Main St., Wayne Lynette Krie, LUTCF

429 5th St., Syracuse Ryan Rohl

828 Lincoln Ave., York Bradley Stelling, LUTCF

Otoe Otoe

269-2541

York

362-3606

873-9032

104 S. 12th, Nebraska City Ryan Rohl

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2202 Central Ave., Kearney Delmar Jones, LUTCF

228 Central Avenue, Grant Dustin Weiss

18111 Q St., Ste 107, Omaha Paul Jensen, CLU, ChFC

411 Grant, Holdrege Phil Hinrichs

3216 N. 6th., Beatrice Karen Denton

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Polk

Thayer

401 E. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk Joe Herian, CPCU, LUTCF

905 Main St., Bridgeport Mark Boles

Platte

564-0558

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Madison 454-9091

Scottsbluff-Sioux 635-8005

Logan 636-2305

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Platte

562-7777

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410 E. Francis, Ste. 3, North Platte Jay Engel

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504 N. 13th, Norfolk Brad Bosh Rick Kuehner

329-6284

113 East 5th, Wahoo Kyle Cooper

13220 Callum Dr., Ste. 3, Waverly Rusty Wellman

Madison-Stanton

Saunders

Pawnee-Richardson 852-2125

784-3700

252 Vincent Ave., Chappell Steve Fischer

116 W. 6th St., Ogallala Dustin Weiss

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410 E Hwy 30, Cozad Steve Griffis

Deuel-Garden

115 West Main, Pierce Scott Race

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432-3540

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Dawes

Douglas/Omaha 390-1076

Douglas/Omaha

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529-2228

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Dakota

7733 “L” St., Omaha Celeste Bunde

Douglas/Omaha

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Douglas/Omaha 339-6348

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Fillmore

16944 Audrey St., Ste. 5, Omaha David Burke, LUTCF

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

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Nebraska Farm BureauŽ Leadership Academy Aug. 19-20, 2011 • Omaha, NE • Photos by Roger Berry & Cheryl Stubbendieck

Connie Reimers-Hild (center) watches as Dave Merman (right) of Adams County Farm Bureau works with Andy Langemeier of Dodge County, Brian Carpenter of Antelope County and Tim Gillett of Sioux County to develop a personal and business mission and vision statement during the NEFB Leadership Academy’s August meeting.

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The members of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2011 Leadership Academy spent Aug. 19 and 20 learning about issues and how to be effective advocates for agriculture when meeting with elected officials. Their class art piece also was unveiled at the meeting. Pictured from left are Shane Greckel, Knox County; Tim Krause, Custer County; Dave Murman, Adams County; Brian Bresnahan, Polk County; Andy Langemeirer, Dodge County; Karen Harford, Dundy County; Tessa Hangs, Hitchcock County; Karl Linke, Southeast District Director of Member Services; Dustin Fairley, Jefferson County; Mallory Becker, Sherman/Valley County; Lisa Eggerling, Seward County; Tracy Neidig, Madison County; Brian Carpenter, Antelope County; Tim Gillett, Sioux County and Roger Berry, NEFB vice president of member services and academy coordinator.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

Break Throughs in Ag Education with AITC By Melissa Slagle Deanna Karmazin has been the state coordinator of the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program since April. A south central Nebraska native, Karmazin was active in FFA and 4-H and helped manage her family’s Simmental cattle herd. She graduated from the University of NebraskaLincoln with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agricultural Education and worked for 15 years with UNL Extension in 4-H Livestock and Ag Awareness/Literacy. For more information about AITC, visit www.agclassroom. org/ne, e-mail deannak@nefb.org or call 800/546-3496. Schools across Nebraska are constantly changing and the curriculum evolving. At one time, students were required to take subjects such as agriculture, sewing and shop in their core curricula. Now because of scheduling and college requirements, these subjects are electives and conflict with college prep classes. “The problem I see is the scheduling of these classes. Oftentimes, agriculture is placed in the same time slot as a college prep class. When students are faced with a choice of Advanced Placement math or agriculture, they choose the AP math,” Deanna Karmazin, state coordinator for the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program, said Sept. 14. Many Nebraska students are two or three generations removed from the farm and no longer formally learn about agriculture in a classroom or on Grandpa’s farm or ranch. Instead, students are learning informally about agriculture through television, YouTube, friends and the news media, which oftentimes have a negative slant. “That’s why the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program was started, to

once again connect students and teachers with agriculture. This program helps provide the education necessary to understand that food, fiber and fuel come from agriculture,” Karmazin said. REDEFINING ‘CLASSROOM’ The AITC program provides educational resources and training to incorporate agriculture into current K-12 core curricula, Karmazin said. “I am trying to break down the walls of the traditional classroom. Historically, teaching has been confined between four

walls and a chalkboard. I am working on redefining the definition of a classroom. Whether it’s on a computer, out in a field or at the State Fair, anytime you have the opportunity to teach students and teachers where their food comes from, it’s a classroom,” she said. One new component of this year’s program is a series of webinars using webcams and Skype. “Students will be able to virtually watch harvest while participating in a live chat and answering questions in

A group of students at the Lancaster County Agriculture Awareness Festival in April learned the ins and outs of ruminant animals from Deanna Karmazin, state coordinator of the Agriculture in the Classroom program.

real time. The webinars will be followed by in-class lessons on the same topic in order to continue that conversation,” Karmazin said. Not only because social media is popular, but because it has become an everyday part of young people’s way of communicating, the AITC program is also using Twitter and Facebook to post ag facts and trivia and encouraging teachers and students to engage in a dialogue and ask questions. HANDS-ON LEARNING Sandy Dorn, a fourth grade teacher at Meadowlane Elementary School in Lincoln, has used AITC resources for about 14 years. She uses agriculture to help educate students about Nebraska history and social studies as well as about science in the study of plant growth and crops. “It mirrors my own background, and I want students to experience and appreciate rural life and what agriculture does for our economy, our country and its citizens,” Dorn said. Dorn participates in the Ag Pen Pals program as well. It helps her incorporate reading and writing in the classroom and enables her class to visit a nearby farmer who is their pen pal during the school year. “My students think of it as a real adventure -to meet a real farmer and their family – it brings it to life in a different way. It happens in an educational setting. The farm visit is a real hands-on, real-life way of teaching and learning,” she said. Students are future policy- and decisionmakers, Karmazin emphasized. They need to understand agriculture because their decisions could have a huge impact on Nebraska agriculture and the nation. That makes agricultural education more important than ever, she said.

Where You Can Find AITC Website: www.agclassroom.org/ne Facebook: Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Twitter: @NebraskaAITC Blog: http://nebraskaagintheclassroom.blogspot.com/

Nineteen-monthold Deacon Finn of Plattsmouth got his first glimpse of a piglet at the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 29. He is the son of Brandon and Courtney Finn who visited the fair on the Largest Classroom day to expose their son to Nebraska agriculture.

During the Largest Classroom Day at the Nebraska State Fair on Aug. 29, 11year old Kyler Peetz (left) and Will Davis of North Loop learn all about soybeans, how they grow and what products come from soybeans as they create their own “Beanie Babies.”

Seven-year-old Zach Hartman of Waverly and his 4-year-old brother Ben are proud to show off their newly made Soy Beanie Babies Aug. 29 at the Nebraska State Fair. This project is a part of the soybean curriculum Agriculture in the Classroom offers.


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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

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To book air and any pre or post extensions contact Executive Travel and mention you are with Nebraska Farm Bureau

Departure Date: _______________ Departure Time: ________________ Airline & Flight #: ________________

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TOURS

To register for any of the 2012 AFBF Annual Meeting Tours visit www.activitysales hawaii.com/afbf2012. Cost of tours are listed on the website. Cost of Tours Include: • Exclusive round-trip air-conditioned transportation • Narrated tour • Visit to two or three different farms/ agricultural operations • Farm tour/experience led and narrated by farmers, their designated representatives and/or farm workers • Lunch featuring a commitment to “Farm Fresh to Table” products and presentation • Hawaii state tax and Island Partners Hawaii coordination • Donation to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

REMINDER

The 2011 Membership Incentive Program offers Nebraska Farm Bureau members a chance to win a trip for two to the American Farm Bureau Convention in Honolulu, Ha., Jan. 8-11, 2012. You must recruit at least three new members for your name to be entered in the drawing for the Hawaii. If you recruit five new members, you qualify for the drawing and get your next Farm Bureau membership free! For each new member over five, your name will again be put into the Hawaii trip drawing. Completed membership applications and payment must be sent to your District Director of Member Services by Sept. 30, 2011. The winner of the Hawaii trip will be announced on Oct. 7 in Lincoln. Only one prize will be awarded.

Arrival Date: ________________ Arrival Time: ________________ Airline & Flight #: ________________

If you plan to rent a vehicle or use alternative transportation, at your own cost, please check here: _____.

Roberts Hawaii will provide: Roundtrip Individual Transfers (includes 2 standard luggage and 1 carry on per person) Baggage Handling (airport to hotel/hotel to airport) Lei Greeting Total: $39 per person # of People _________ Total $__________ Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise Total: $75 per person # of People _________ Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Includes dinner buffet, Polynesian show and live entertainment Transportation Provided by Roberts Hawaii Convention Registration Entire AFBF Annual Meeting – $100 One Day – $50 Please choose:  Sunday, Jan. 8  Monday, Jan. 9 # of People _________ Total $__________

Total $__________

Hawai`i Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, Hawai`i 96815

If you are interested in attending the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture fundraiser, please check here and information will be sent to you when available: 

# of People TOTAL AMOUNT Payment: o  Check

______________ $______________ o  Visa

o  MasterCard

Card Number ____________________________________

Mail Registration Form and Payment to: Nebraska Farm Bureau Attn: Autumn Jacobs P.O. Bos 80299 Lincoln, NE 68501-0299

Expiration Date __________________________________ Signature _______________________________________

Credit Cards will be processed after November 1, 2011. Registration cannot be accepted without payment. No refunds after December 31, 2011.

QUESTIONS? Contact: Autumn Jacobs 402/421-4470 or autumnj@nefb.org

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

IT’S YOUR SHOT!

2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau® Photo Contest Winners All in a Day’s Work: photographs that highlight someone’s work day in Nebraska (24 entries) 1st Place

Photographer: Jessica Taylor County: McPherson Photo Title: Summer Range Photo Description: Danny and his dad, Clint, putting out salt and mineral for the cattle on summer range.

2nd Place

Photographer: Alice Dubs County: Grant Photo Title: Planting a Fence Post Photo Description: Paul and daughter, Amber, moving a fence post away from a washout.

Nebraska’s Natural Beauty: photographs of nature, animals, agriculture settings and landscapes in Nebraska (50 entries) 1st Place

Photographer: Ann Rother County: Nance Photo Title: Open House Photo Description: Out checking cows one day and she was just waiting for her picture to be taken – luckily I had my camera!

2nd Place

Photographer: Jami Scott County: Nance Photo Title: Walking on the Clouds Photo Description: This photo was taken in June 2010 following some heavy rains. Our dog, Teddy, didn’t seem to mind the flooded roads.


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IT’S YOUR SHOT!

2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau® Photo Contest Winners People: photographs of kids or adults in Nebraska (40 entries) 1st Place

2nd Place

Photographer: Karen Harford County: Dundy Photo Title: All Tuckered Out Photo Description: Grandpa with great-granddaughter.

All winning photos will be on display Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 in the trade show at Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention. Attendees will vote on the grand prize winner. The winner will be announced at the luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Photographer: Kathy Mohr County: Sheridan Photo Title: Are You Sure You Have a License? Photo Description: Our grandson, Michael, driving his gator with his dog, Otis, at his side.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Nebraska Farm Bureau News

Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen received the 2011 Nebraska AgRelations Award from the Nebraska AgRelations Council Sept. 14 in Grand Island at a banquet held in conjunction with Husker Harvest Days. Olsen was honored for his work to increase opportunities in agriculture for young people, his support of IANR, his involvement in trade missions and the leadership he has given to Farm Bureau. Pictured from left are NAC President Paul Hay and Keith and Doris Olsen.

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Official Notice KIMBALL/BANNER COUNTY FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 6:30 p.m. Dinner: Kimball Country Club Speaker: Craig Larson, KNEB radio

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DOT Says New Regs for Transporting Agricultural Products Aren’t Needed The American Farm Bureau and Nebraska Farm Bureau are pleased the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listened to farmer and rancher concerns regarding changes to agricultural transportation regulations and Commercial Drivers License provisions. The FMCSA sought comments this summer on whether “implements of husbandry� and other farm equipment should be considered commercial motor vehicles, with their drivers then required to have CDLs, a medical card, mileage and vehicle service logs, and to meet other federal requirements. Farm Bureau said “no,� noting that family members often haul grain to market only at harvest time and that implementing the costly new requirements would not increase safety. GUIDANCE TO STATES As a result of comments received from AFBF, NEFB, members and others, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Aug. 10 that the FMCSA has no intention to propose new regulations governing the transport of agricultural products, and that the agency has released guidance to states so they clearly understand common-sense exemptions “to allow farmers, their employees and their families to accomplish their

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News Nebraska Farm Bureau members and to provide an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to make an impact on these proposals. September’s regulation deals with U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed revisions of child labor regulations within agriculture.

Federal Regulation of the Month

Child Labor Regulations

Background A few weeks ago DOL released revisions to child labor regulations which would change the safety requirements for young workers employed in agriculture and related fields. The agricultural hazardous occupational rules that fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which has not been updated since 1970, bar young workers from certain tasks. The proposed rule would tighten current child labor regulations prohibiting agricultural work with animals and in pesticide handling, timber operations, manure pits and storage bins. It would also prohibit youth in both agricultural and nonagricultural employment from using electronic devices, including communication devices, while operating power-driven equipment. DOL also is proposing to create a new, nonagricultural hazardous occupations order that would prevent children under 18 from being employed in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials. Prohibited places of employment would include grain elevators, grain

By Jordan Dux Farm Bureau National Affairs Coordinator The Federal Regulation of the Month highlights a federal regulation or proposed regulation of importance to farmers and ranchers. Its purpose is to create awareness among

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2011 Husker Harvest Days

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All the excitement of Husker Harvest Days Sept. 13 got to be too much for young Dominic Rogers, shown with Granddad Doug Poland, a member of Custer County Farm Bureau.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

2011 Nebraska State Fair Activities Grand Island, NE • Aug. 26 - Sept. 5 • Photos by NEFB Staff

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It’s not on a stick, but it is Fantastic Fair Food…the Beef Pit at the Nebraska State Fair served delicious beef sandwiches, including prime rib! Nebraska Farm Bureau’s day at the Beef Pit was Aug. 30. Farm Bureau members who helped serve that day include from left: Glynn Fagerstone of Hayes County; Carol Moore of McPherson County; Steve Stettner of Hall County; Del and Brenda Ficke of Seward County; Don and Shannon Hannappel, Merrick County; and Scott and Carla Moore of Frontier County.

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Tammy Wheeler of Polk County Farm Bureau stopped by the Nebraska Farm Bureau exhibit and tried her chances at winning the iPad 2 drawing.

Keith Olsen’s FFA jacket was on display at the Nebraska State Fair in recognition of the role FFA has played over the years at the State Fair. The jacket was first worn by Olsen’s older brother and is about 60 years old.

Caitlin Davis of Waverly was the winner of the iPad 2 drawing at the Nebraska Farm Bureau State Fair exhibit. Davis is a junior and is the FFA chapter junior vice president at Waverly High School.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau exhibit was busy during the 11-day run of the State Fair. Here Sara Uhrich of Kearney tries to answer questions about Nebraska Agriculture Aug. 29 while members of Merrick County Farm Bureau working the booth look on.

Eleven-year-old Jason Ezell (left) of Adams listens and answers questions as Tom McMahon of Merrick County Farm Bureau goes over the agriculture quiz at the Nebraska Farm Bureau exhibt Aug. 29.

NEFB Board Member Kevin Peterson of Osceola (center) speaks with KRVN’s Ken Rahjes during the KRVN Farm Bill Forum Aug. 29 at the State Fair. Peterson said Farm Bureau believes the next farm bill should: provide a strong and effective safety net that consists of direct payments, crop insurance and a simplified ACRE program; strong and effective risk management programs; and conservation programs that will continue to protect natural resources. Also pictured to the left is Michael Kelsey of Nebraska Cattlemen.

Nebraska Farm Bureau was a big part of the 2011 Nebraska State Fair. The Nebraska Farm Bureau logo was seen at the entrance to the fair, held Aug. 26 – Sept. 5.

Alissa Doerr of Creighton worked the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture (A-FAN) exhibit Aug. 29, handing out fans to Sharon and Jerry Ingram of Kearney.


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2011 Nebraska State Fair Ag Families of the Day Grand Island, NE • Aug. 26 - Sept. 5 • Photos by Cheryl Stubbendieck and Nate Slagle

The Treg and Beth Fisher Family of Beaver City was honored as the Sept. 3 State Fair Ag Family of the Day. Pictured from left are Beth,Treg and Anna, 10; Scott Moore, Nebraska Farm Bureau board member (behind sign); and Chet, 8; and Garison Fisher, 12.

The Fred H. Nolze Family of Clearwater was the Aug. 27 State Fair Ag Family of the Day. Pictured from left are Jana Kruger, State Fair Board chair; Chellie Dixon, Fred’s daughter; Fred Nolze: Rick Nolze, Fred’s son; and Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau first vice president.

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The Tom and Sandy Sonderup Family of Fullerton was the Aug. 28 State Fair Ag Family of the Day. In the photo from left are State Fair Board Chair Jana Kruger; Tom and Sandy Sonderup; daughter Jamie Keep; Vern Sonderup, Tom’s father; daughter Tracy Sonderup; Marilyn Sonderup, Tom’s mother; daughters Kelly Hale and Heidi Page, with Rachel Hale, granddaughter of Tom and Sandy; and Mark McHargue, NEFB second vice president.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Nebraska Farm Bureau News

Discussion Meet Changes for 2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Changes to this year’s Discussion Meet schedule will allow all participants in this Young Farmers and Ranchers Competition more in-depth discussion on topics relevant to this year’s Discussion Meet questions. “The first round of the Discussion Meet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney. This is a major change from previous years,� Cathy Day, NEFB director of special programs, said Sept. 15. The Discussion Meet contest times for the other rounds are: Dec. 5, Round 2, 1 to 2 p.m.; Round 3, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Finals, 7:15 p.m. The final four competitors will be announced at 4:55 p.m. on Dec. 5. “These changes will better prepare our Nebraska winner for the Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Ha. The winner of our state contest will receive an all-expense paid trip to the AFBF Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Jan. 6-11,� Day said. The Discussion Meet is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant who offers constructive criticism, cooperation and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. These are the 2011 Discussion Meet Questions:

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It’s Tailgating Time Big 10 football is here‌are you ready? Grab your burgers, brats, hot dogs and anything else you want to eat. It’s that time of year when thousands of Nebraska fans flock to Memorial Stadium in search of the perfect Saturday afternoon for a perfect tailgate party! If you plan on hosting a tailgate (or going to one), here are a few great tips for tailgating season. • Plan the Menu: Make sure to get as

much done ahead of time and keep the menu simple‌juicy burgers, brats and hotdogs. • Grilling: If you’re using a charcoal grill, line the bottom with foil for easy clean-up and only dump hot coals in designated trash bins. • Arrive Early and Stay Late: Arrive to the tailgating spot at least three to four hours early and plan on staying after the game makes it much easier to miss the busiest

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Nebraska Farm Bureau News

USDA Releases New Livestock Traceability Program USDA issued a proposed rule Aug. 9 to establish general regulations for a new traceability program, which seeks to establish traceability of U.S. livestock moving between states when animal disease events take place. “This new rule will be a change for many farmers and ranchers who raise livestock. However, Farm Bureau has been very active in trying to make the program more palatable for our livestock producers,” Jordan Dux, national affairs coordinator for Farm Bureau, said Sept. 16. Under the proposed rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved across state lines would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such as owner-shipper

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statements or brand certificates. “The rule exempts cattle under 18 months of age from the ID requirements. It’s Farm Bureau’s hope that this exemption will remain in place. Most cattle-related disease problems occur in older cattle and including younger cattle in that mix would provide little disease control. Also, incorporating younger animals into the program would be a logistical nightmare for agriculture,” Dux said. The proposed rule also encourages the use of low-cost technology and specifies approved forms of official identification for each species, such as metal ear tags for cattle. However, recognizing the importance

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and prevalence of other identifications in certain regions, shipping and receiving states or tribes are permitted to agree upon alternate forms of identification, such as brands or tattoos. Nebraska Farm Bureau policy supports the inclusion of traditional methods of identification, such as branding, into the program. Nebraska Farm Bureau will be working with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to schedule regional meetings to help inform farmers and ranchers about the new program. Details of those meetings will be released in the next couple of months.

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Free Want Ads for Farm Bureau Members Farm Bureau members may submit one free Want Ad per month. If there is more than one category mentioned with the Want Ad we will split it into multiple categories, but it must be a combined total of 30 words or less. Ads are used on a space-available basis, subject to approval. Ads exclude real property (permanent structures) such as homes, farms, ranches and businesses. Selling crops or herds of livestock also is excluded. Send typed or printed ads to Want Ads c/o Natalie Friesen, Nebraska Farm Bureau News, P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501 or email natalief@nefb.org. If you would like to rerun your ad you must resubmit the typed or printed ad. Previously submitted ads will not be kept on file. Deadline is the 1st of each month. (No issue in July.)

PETS FOR SALE: quality foundationbred 2-yr-old Morgan Filly, western or hunt horse prospect, quiet and beautiful, should mature 15 hands, ready to start under saddle. Call Syracuse, 402/269-7019. WANTED: 3-5 Peahens, this year’s hatch or 1 yr old. Call Chappell, 308/874-2982, leave message. FOR SALE: looking for a good owner for my German Shepard AKC purebred, 9 mo old, $550 OBO, born 11/29/10, has all shots including rabies. Call Lincoln, 402/467-6252. FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 1993 International tractor, tandem day cab, $10,000 OBO; 1996 van trailer, 48’-102’, $5,000, both units DOT inspected 8-2011; 1959 GMC truck, 13 ½ ft box and hoist, $500. Call Burwell, 308/346-4022 or 308/530-2981. FOR SALE: 1975 856 International diesel tractor, wide front, clamp on duals, new seat, battery and water pump, tires less than 50 %, needs paint, runs good. Call Geneva, 402/759-1662. FOR SALE: anhydrous 3 pt applicator M&W toolbar hydraulic shut off, 11 rear new combination DMI coulter and

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met blue, leather, 110,00 mi, mild hail, otherwise perfect, $5,000 OBO. Call Chadron, 308/432-5065, evenings. FOR SALE: 1995 Chevy Suburban, very nice, 115,000 miles, diesel. Call Arnold, 308/5393040 or 308/848-2209. FOR SALE: 1971 Buick Electra 225, custom, 4 dr, hardtop, 455 V8 engine, 48,000 actual mileage, all power except windows, interior excellent, loaded, have build sheet, asking $4,500 OBO. Call Gering 308/631-8517. FOR SALE: 2001 Ford F-250, 4x4, gas eng, auto transmission, reg cab pickup, needs some work, 148,xxx miles, $3,200. Call Loup City, 308/745-0249. FOR SALE: 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport regular cab, 4x4, V6, 144,000 miles, white, good condition, $4,500 OBO. Call Kearney, 308/234-2355. FOR SALE: 1977 Ford LTD with 460 motor, 135,000 miles, runs great; 318 Plymouth motor with 4 speed, runs great. Call Cedar Rapids, 308/358-0903. FOR SALE: limited edition 1983 Pontiac Gr. Prix Brougham, white, one owner, 99,000+ original miles, all pow-

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er, great shape, $5,000. Call Omaha, 402/346-2773. MISCELLANEOUS WANTED: Tonka toy farm trucks from the 1950s and 1960s. Call Papillion, 402/502-9622 or email tonkasearch@hotmail.com FOR SALE: 2 new 6’w x 7’h roll-up metal doors, great for sheds, asking $275 each or both for $500, OBO. Call Grand Island, 308/675-0153. FOR SALE: quilt, very colorful, 9 square design, good condition, $150. Call Ralston, 402/339-5146. FOR SALE: exercise machine, Gazelle Edge; beautiful crystal and porcelain bells; porcelain dolls that I made: storybook, special ones, Indians, appropriately clothed. Call Fremont, 402/721-4410. FOR SALE: Snow Flame corn stove, used 1 year, $450. Call St. Paul, 308/754-4928. FOR SALE: Husker decanters, chrome-plated football, $300, football with Herbie hat, $125, photo available at doreliv@msn. com, Yo Yo balloon kit for craft fairs, kids events, includes balloons, display stand, banners, pumps, accessories, $300. Call Lincoln, 402/483-6179.

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FOR SALE: enclosed 5x6 trailer, red and white, all new tires, Husker-ready, $400. Call Omaha, 402/346-2773. FOR SALE: 6 decorated carousel horses, approx. 4 ft. long, log splitter, new Honda engine, $250, 20 ft. 2 axle trailer bumper pull. Call Grand Island, 308/384-0516. FOR SALE: 2 1985 Big Red 250 Honda 3 wheelers, 1 runs good, the other for parts, $650 total. Call Keystone, 308/726-3044. FOR SALE: 4 rims and tires, size LT 225/75R16 on 6 hole rims, 10PR only 1,500 hwy miles. Call Firth, 402/416-6158. FOR SALE: utility shed, 10x12 ft, double doors, 5x6 ft, portable on skids, needs shingling, $900 OBO. Call Petersburg, 402/3865535.

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