Agriculture

Wed
23
Sep
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Harvest Season Calls for Cautious People

Every year, the time comes when the county roads belong to combines, tractors and other heavy machinery. Harvest isn’t coming, it’s already here, and Clay County is already deep into the task. With harvest comes the extra cautious safety measures that everyone needs to follow to ensure coming out of the season with little to no accidents or injuries. Living in an agriculture-based state gives the advantage of understanding the need to slow down on county roads, double-check that road at the stop sign, and also to watch out for pedestrians.
 
Wed
16
Sep
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T-L Celebrates 60 Years of Business

An abandoned arched white building with brick facing and a grass-filled parking lot is all that is left of the first building that housed T-L Irrigation in 1955. In 1956, T-L Irrigation, founded by LeRoy Thom, was selling more than 300 miles of Tractor Tow Line sprinkler irrigation systems. Now, 60 years later, the company has expanded to 22 buildings and is selling irrigation to 45 states and 75 foreign countries.

 

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Wed
09
Sep
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Husker Harvest Days Begin Sept. 15

Visitors and exhibitors at the Husker Harvest Days show will greatly benefit from the visitor parking lot regrading, drainage upgrading and driving lane installation. A heavy construction program is currently underway at the site and will be completed before the 2015 event to be held Sept. 15-17, at its permanent site west of Grand Island,
 
 
 
Wed
02
Sep
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Upper Big Blue NRD Offering Tree Replacement Program

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) has established a new and permanent Storm Damage Tree Replacement Program. It is designed to encourage replacement plantings of trees and shrubs damaged or destroyed due to tornados, strong winds, hail and ice storms. “The NRD created this program to help get communities back on their feet after tough and devastating losses due to weather,” said Scott Snell, Public Relations Manager for the NRD.
 
Thu
27
Aug
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Volunteer Pride in Edgar...

It takes a great deal of volunteer help to make the annual Edgar Lions Club’s antique tractor pull successful year in and year out. Here, Bob Crumbliss is showen manning the blading tractor to smooth over the track during Saturday’s annual pull. -CCN Photo by Tory Duncan  
 
Wed
19
Aug
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JENNY’S REESources

by Jenny Rees  Farm Bill Payments: Dr. Brad Lubben has posted maps of potential payments at: http://go.unl.  edu/58n9. From these maps, one can clearly see the difference in ARC-Co payments between Clay  and surrounding counties that I was pointing out earlier in the year. Brad explains this further, “Clay and Fillmore County corn provide an example of the impact of the yield history over 2009-2013. Clay County had two years of corn yields substantially below average (2012 and 2013), while Fillmore County had one year substantially below average 2012). The Olympic average excludes the high and low years in the calculation, meaning the Fillmore County guarantee could exclude the poor year, but Clay  County had to count one of the poor years. As a result 

Wed
19
Aug
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AgVenture Hosts Field Day Near Sutton...

A large turnout of area row crop producers took field tours at the AgVenture Testing Center just east of Sutton Monday night. Those attending were introduced to production rates, yield rates and new experimental seed for both soybean and corn hybrids produced by AgVenture. Jeremy McCroden of the Sutton facility, as well as Ryan Gannon, walked producers  hrough the test plots at the Sutton facility. -CCN Photo by Tory Duncan 

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Wed
12
Aug
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County Museums Gain New Sign...

Board members of the Clay County Museum in Clay Center, along with several volunteers, installed a new sign just south of the entrance into the Clay County Fairgrounds last week, thanks in part to a generous donation of the sign by Hastings resident Jan Greenland.
 
Wed
05
Aug
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Waterin’ the Corn...

This corner system center pivot works through a cornfield near Highway 74 along Road X Monday. Many area farmers are in full irrigation mode, despite decent rainfall in much of Clay County.
 
Wed
29
Jul
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Clay County 4-H’ers Participate in Dog Show Monday

From left: 4-H’ers showing in the 2015 Dog Show on Monday, July 27, include Aidenny Gregory-Watson, Blue in Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Kathlynn Nelson, Red in Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Cecily Gregory-Watson, Blue in Junior Showmanship and Red in Beginning Novice; Clover Kid Jonah Gregory-Watson; and Jennifer Nelson, Champion in Showmanship and Novice. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson

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