Agriculture

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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Wed
29
Jul
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Upper Big Blue NRD Board Fills Director Seat

The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors have selected Paul Bethune of York to fill the seat vacated by long-time board member Steve Buller, who retired from the board in May 2015. Paul Bethune represents Sub-District 8. There were three other applicantswho expressed interest  in filling the seat. They were Roberta (Bobbi) Janda, Jim Schneider and Greg Staehr. The board selected Bethune by majority vote through an open roll-call. Bethune was then given the oath of office administered by John Turnbull, NRD General Manager. Bethune will be completing the rest of Buller’s term, which will expire in January 2017. Bethune stated in his letter for board consideration that he has been employed with his family business, Bethune Construction, LLC, since 2000. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Nebraska, receiving a B.S. in Natural Resources. He wrote: “I am an outdoorsman. I hunt, fish and camp as much as time allows.

Wed
22
Jul
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2015 Clay County Fair Sheep Show Results

AGED EWES:, Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple; Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Purple. BRED & FED: Kristen Rohrer, Edgar, Purple; Kyle Rohrer, Edgar, Purple- Res. Champion; Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple-Div. Medal. CLUB GROUP BREEDING: Matthew Rohrer, Edgar, Purple. CLUB GROUP MARKET: Eastside Livestock, Purple. FEEDER LAMB: Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Blue. MARKET LAMB 95+: Derek Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Jared Brockman, Deweese, Blue; Jason Brockman, Deweese, Blue; Marlie Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Megan Fehr, Sutton, Blue; Morgan Menke, Lawrence, Blue; Nathan Drudik, Sutton, Blue; Thomas Raffaele, Edgar, Blue; Ethan Drudik, Saronville, Purple; Jared Brockman, Deweese, Purple-Champion; Jason Brockman, Deweese, Purple-Rosette; Megan Drudik, Sutton, Purple; Sydney Drudik, Saronville, Purple; Sydney Drudik, Saronville, Purple-Div. Medal.
 
Wed
15
Jul
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County Beef Fitting Contest Involves 16...

A total of 16 members of Clay County 4-H Clubs took part in the annual Beef Fitting Contest Sunday morning on the final day of the Clay County Fair.
 

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