Nebraska Edition | October 31, 2019

© Donald A. Gardner, Inc. # W-20-G The Brooking www.dongardner.com A charming cupola completes the farmhouse charm of this detached garage apartment. The main level offers one garage bay, a generous kitchen space and an open living/dining area. The second floor contains an oversized bedroom with sitting area, walk-in closet, and a full bath. Detailed Specifications General Information 868 Total Sq. Ft 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1.5 Stories Finished Square Footage 1st Floor: 373 Sq. Ft. 2nd Floor: 495 Sq. Ft. Unfinished Square Footage Garage/Storage: 356 Sq. Ft. Porch: 37 Sq. Ft. Additional Specs House Dimensions: 26’ 8” x 34’ 2” Exterior Wall Construction: 2x4 ** Foundation: Slab Room Information Bedroom #1 (Vaulted): 16’ 0” x 11’ 8” x 8’ 0” Dining Room : 26’ 0” x 11’ 10” x 9’ 0” Garage : 26’ 0” x 13’ 0” x 0’ 0” Kitchen : 11’ 6” x 9’ 11” x 9’ 0” Porch - Front : 10’ 4” x 3’ 6” x 0’ 0” Sitting Area : 8’ 8” x 10’ 0” x 8’ 0” The Brooking 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-20-G. Online: go to www.dongardner.com . economic edge. The PRC’s economic aggression has undeniably benefited Chinese companies. For example, in 2000 all five of the largest companies in the world were American. In 2019, three were state-owned Chinese companies, and only one was American. We want to work with China to advance our shared economic interests. But it would be irresponsible to overlook the ways the PRC has seized unfair advantages. President Trump is right to stay focused on his goal of getting a trade deal with the Chinese government that protects intellectual property rights and ensures basic fairness. The People’s Republic of China thinks in terms of decades and centuries. In America, we tend to think in terms of our two- and four-year election cycles. The PRC is playing the long game, gradually gaining economic leverage in the hopes of achieving strategic superiority. It’s critically important that we do not sacrifice long-term security for short-term economic relief. Any deal we make will require extended negotiations and proper enforcement to ensure the Chinese government follows the established rules of international commerce. On October 11th, President Trump announced a phase one agreement with China as part of ongoing trade negotiations. As part of the trade deal, China would purchase between $40 and $50 billion of U.S. agricultural products. The agreement also addresses U.S. concerns about the PRC’s theft of intellectual property. The agreement is currently being written, and—when finalized—will mark an important step forward. But even with this recent development, our relationship with China calls for a healthy measure of prudence. China’s one-party system of communist rule has a track record of persecuting ethnic and religious minorities and of suppressing political dissent. For example, the PRC’s ongoing authoritarian crackdown on protestors in Hong Kong has even had a chilling effect on free speech here in America. After Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong’s protestors, the Chinese government asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to fire Morey. Later, the PRC threatened Silver with “retribution” when he made this request publicly known. This is deeply troubling. America’s government and people have a duty to promote freedom of speech and freedom of religion around the world. As we work on trade issues, we must also pressure the Chinese government to respect basic human rights. The passage of legislation by Congress last week to support Hong Kong is an important step towards this goal. We’re not sitting on our hands, hoping for fast resolution to all of our trade issues with China. Instead, we’re working tirelessly to grow Nebraska by diversifying our export markets—especially in Asia. In January, Congressman Bacon and I met with trade ministers from Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country, and they agreed to buy more Nebraska soybeans. In July, I met with a trade delegation from the Philippines interested in purchasing Nebraska-grown wheat. In September, I conducted a trade mission to Japan and Vietnam to explore new opportunities to export Nebraska beef, ethanol, and other goods. Last month, I also sat down with leaders from Taiwan. Together, we signed letters of intent that outline Taiwan’s agreement to buy more than $2.1 billion in U.S. soybeans, corn, and distillers grains from now through 2021. I believe that a more stable, certain trade relationship with China is possible. If Nebraska wants to see our exports to China increase over the long-run, however, it is important that President Trump takes the time to get this deal done the right way. We will continue to patiently support the President’s negotiations and diversify our export markets to strengthen his negotiating position. If you have questions about how international trade affects Nebraska, I hope you will contact me at pete.ricketts@nebraska.gov or by calling 402-471-2244. Farm and Ranch Publishers - Central Nebraska Publications Sales Representatives Todd Smith • Kathy Larson Production - Sydney Crowell and Rebecca Parish Important Notice: The publisher does not assume any responsibility for the contents of any advertising herein, and all representations or warranties made in such advertising are those of the advertisers and not the publishers. The publisher is not liable to any advertiser herein for any misprints in advertising not the fault of the publisher, and in such an event the limit of the publisher’s liability shall be the amount of the publisher’s charge for such advertising. In the event of misprints, the publisher must be informed prior to the printing of the next publication Published by: Central Nebraska Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 415 • 13 E. 22nd Street • Kearney, NE 68847 1-800-658-3191 Copyright © 2019 “I believe that a more stable, certain trade relationship with China is possible. If Nebraska wants to see our exports to China increase over the long-run, however, it is important that President Trump takes the time to get this deal done the right way. We will continue to patiently support the President’s negotiations and diversify our export markets to strengthen his negotiating position.” - Gov. Pete Ricketts A fair deal... Continued from page A1 F arm R anch NETWORK SERVICE CO. 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