Nebraska Edition | July 4, 2019

© Donald A. Gardner, Inc. # W-502 The Delaney High ceilings, ample windows, and an incredibly open floor plan create the spaciousness achieved in this delightful and affordable home. The great room and kitchen share a vaulted ceiling and are open to both formal and informal dining areas. Clerestory dormers pour light into the great room which sports a fireplace and rear patio access. Tray ceilings add vertical space to the dining room and master bedroom. The master suite maintains privacy with its own bath and walk-in closet, while two family bedrooms share a bath on the opposite side of the house. The skylit bonus space over the garage features built-ins for a multitude of uses. Detailed Specifications General Information 1,521 Total Sq. Ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Stories Finished Square Footage 1st Floor: 1,521 Sq. Ft. Unfinished Square Footage Bonus Room: 283 Sq. Ft. Garage/Storage: 476 Sq. Ft. Porch: 172 Sq. Ft. Deck: 133 Sq. Ft. Additional Specs House Dimensions: 51’ 10” x 55’ 4” Great Room: 16’ 2” x 16’ 2” Master Bedroom: 12’ 0” x 14’ 0” Exterior Wall Construction: 2x4 ** Foundation: Crawlspace Room Information Foyer: 6’ 4” x 8’ 4” x 8’ 0” Dining Room (Tray): 11’ 0” x 12’ 4” x 9’ 6” Great Room (Cathedral): 16’ 2” x 16’ 2” x 18’ 3” Kitchen (Cathedral): 9’ 0” x 9’ 6” x 18’ 3” Breakfast Room: 9’ 0” x 9’ 0” x 8’ 0” Utility Room: 6’ 0” x 11’ 0” x 8’ 0” Bonus Room (Vaulted): 12’ 8” x 21’ 0” x 8’ 0” Garage: 21’ 8” x 21’ 0” x 0’ 0” Master Bedroom (Tray): 12’ 0” x 14’ 0” x 10’ 3” Bedroom #2: 11’ 0” x 11’ 0” x 8’ 0” Bedroom #3: 11’ 0” x 11’ 0” x 8’ 0” Porch - Front: 29’ 6” x 5’ 4” x 0’ 0” Deck / Patio: 16’ 4” x 8’ 0” x 0’ 0” The Delaney The Donald A. Gardner Plan of the Week is available via email and RSS. You can receive the best of the Donald A. Gardner design portfolio when and where you want it! Each spotlighted home design includes house plan specifications, floor plans and images, as well as a house plan description. To receive a plan for this home, order by phone: Tollfree: (800)-388-7580. Reference plan: # W-1229. Online: go to . LINCOLN — Expanding trade relationships with Nebraska’s nearest international neighbors has helped grow Nebraska for many years. International trade is especially crucial for our state’s farmers and ranchers. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. About 1 in 4 people in Nebraska’s workforce are employed in agricultural production and agriculture- related businesses. Over the past few years, I have been working to grow trade with our closest neighbors with a trade mission to Canada and two missions to Mexico. Canada is Nebraska’s biggest trade partner, and our state’s top export market for ethanol and pet food. Mexico is Nebraska’s leading export market for corn, wheat, and dairy products. Both countries annually import over $1 billion of Nebraska-made products. Because Canada and Mexico are top trading partners for Nebraska, President Donald Trump’s recent trade negotiations with the countries were critical for us. Negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded in October 2018. The result was the signing of a revamped, high-standard trade deal among the three countries: The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). The deal builds on the great trade relationships and market access that have helped U.S. food and agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico increase from $9 billion in 1993 to almost $40 billion in 2018. Regrettably, Democrats in Congress have dragged their feet on approving the trade deal. The longer they delay, the more Nebraska’s ag producers are going to miss out on opportunities. It’s time for Congress to show a sense of urgency and seal the deal. Congressional approval of USMCA is especially important to Nebraska’s farm families right now. Nebraska’s ag community was hit hard by flooding and blizzards this spring, commodity prices remain much lower than they were just a few years ago, and trade uncertainty with China has slowed the state’s agricultural exports. In light of these factors, ratification of USMCA would give ag producers a much-needed boost. To illustrate the benefits of trade deals, in 2017 Nebraska’s exports to countries with free-trade agreements accounted for 56% of the state’s total exports. They include agreements with Australia, the Central American Trade Agreement, Israel, Korea, and NAFTA. Mutually beneficial international trade relationships contribute to Nebraska’s economic well-being, and they spur overall economic growth. Exports from Nebraska to free-trade markets rose 104 percent between 2005 and 2015 with growth in exports to NAFTA countries at the top of the list. NAFTA was a good deal for Nebraska, and USMCA will be even better. By leveling the playing field, free of tariffs and other obstructions, and expanding our market access, USMCA will ensure that ag producers in Nebraska receive fair treatment. The USMCA negotiations secured a high-standard, improved trade agreement for Nebraskans and the American people, all while growing decades-old relationships with two of our greatest allies and trading partners. I applaud President Trump’s leadership in hammering out this deal on behalf of our farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. The new-and-improved deal with Mexico and Canada promises to be a big boost for our ag community. On Wednesday of last week, Mexico’s senate approved USMCA by an overwhelming majority (114 to 4). There’s no good reason why the U.S. Congress can’t come together to get the job done. Now it’s time for our elected representatives to do their part and approve USMCA immediately, so Nebraskans can enjoy the agreement’s benefits. In addition to USMCA, President Trump has been working tirelessly on our behalf to negotiate great trade deals around the world. He has successfully secured a new trade deal with South Korea. He has opened new markets for our products including Argentina to pork, China to beef, Japan to ethanol, and Vietnam to dried distillers grains. He has commenced trade negotiations with China, Japan, and the European Union. The President has even laid the groundwork with the United Kingdom so that, upon completion of Brexit, U.S. trade with the U.K. will be stronger than ever. As Congress considers USMCA, I commend Nebraska’s Congressional delegation—Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Adrian Smith, and Don Bacon—for their support of the trade agreement and continued efforts to push for its swift approval. Nebraskans can count on our delegation when it comes up for vote. If you would like information on the State of Nebraska’s work to strengthen international trade, or have any questions about USMCA, you are welcome to contact me at or 402-471-2244. — Governor Pete Ricketts Seal the deal Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue kicks off the 2019 Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive International trade is especially crucial for our state’s farmers and ranchers "NAFTA was a good deal for Nebraska, and USMCA will be even better," said Ricketts. (Courtesy of Office of Governor Pete Ricketts) WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today kicked off the 10th annual Feds Feed Families Campaign at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters in Washington D.C. The food drive is an annual event in which federal employees around the country collect food for distribution by food banks, food pantries, and shelters. Secretary Perdue was joined off by the Managing Director, Tax, Public Policy, and Government Relations at Feeding America, Geoff Plague, and the Founder and Executive Director of Ample Harvest, Gary Oppenheimer. They teamed up to tout the importance of the campaign and how together all federal employees can make a difference to those less fortunate. With this being the 10th anniversary of Feds Feed Families, USDA has decided to run the campaign differently. Instead of reporting out the pounds of food donated by agency or department, USDA will report out one metric across the federal government every Friday. Federal employees will no longer focus on competing with one another for the most pounds of food collected, and instead focus on our mission of coming together to help those in most need. We believe with this refocus we can truly make a difference. As in prior years, donations made in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area go to food banks in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia through a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank. Other donations go to food banks across the country – having a positive impact to help food banks address food insecurity. This year, the food drive will run through August 9 with federal employees collecting nutritious foods, both canned and fresh when possible. A closing ceremony will be hosted on August 16. Since 2009, federal employees have raised over 88 million pounds of food for Feds Feed Families. USDA hopes to bring that total up to 100 million this year. USDA encourages all federal agencies to participate in 2 can Tuesdays each Tuesday of the campaign. 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