Nebraska Edition | September 12, 2019

PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Permit #36 OMAHA, NE POSTAL CUSTOMER NEBRASKA EDITION SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 VOL. 23 ISSUE 14 arm R anch n FFA .......................................................................3-14 COUNTRY LIVING Floor Plan..........................................................2 JUNK JAUNT .....................................................................15-16 THREADS ACROSS NE .....................................................................17-18 HEARTLAND CATTLEMAN .....................................................................19-20 MARKETS ..........................................................................21 CLASSIFIEDS .....................................................................22-23 MARKET GLANCE Livestock and Products, Weekly Average Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 8/30/19 Nebraska Slaughter Steers, 35-65% Choice, Live Weight..............* * * Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame, 550-600 lb.......176.47 183.34 164.59 Nebraska Feeder Steers, Med. & Large Frame 750-800 lb ........163.87 155.53 149.86 Choice Boxed Beef, 600-750 lb. Carcass...................................212.03 213.96 234.35 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated ............ 36.84 * * Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean...................64.72 86.19 72.92 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National ........145.99 159.96 154.20 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB ..........................................382.78 396.31 397.06 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 8/30/19 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu ................................................. 4.80 3.87 3.31 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu ...............................................3.28 4.09 3.66 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu ........................................7.28 7.67 7.68 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt ............................ 5.00 6.34 5.51 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu..................................... 2.90 2.99 2.99 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton ................................185.00 * * Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton...........................100.00 115.00 110.00 Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton.........................102.50 105.00 105.00 Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average ...........139.00 136.50 131.50 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average .........41.50 10.50 44.00 For daily agriculture news, updates and local happenings, visit www.farmandranchnetwork.net Proud Supporters of farmandranchnetwork.net Your source for ag news that affects Nebraska and the Plains region. F arm R anch NetworkServiceCo Ogallala students wanted to help the honeybee population from going extinct, as well as have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA members by starting the Ogallala Honeybee cooperative through the Launch! program. Launch! is a year-long program, which serves as a powerful catalyst in entrepreneurship-based education for agriculture education students. After establishing the cooperative for Ogallala FF members through Launch!, they realized how big of a financial investment this would be for the chapter and FFA members. The FFA advisor, Seth Heinert, decided to apply for the Nebraska FF Foundation Local Chapter Grant. In 2018, Ogallala received funds through the grant program to be used towards their school based enterprise, Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative. When asked if they would have been able to grow the bee cooperative without the grant Heinert said, “No! This was a capital intense project. Without funding we would have not been unable to purchase the necessary equipment to help students get started with this project.” Six FFA members are a part of the cooperative currently. The Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative matches students with equipment, mentors and training. The students manage their individual hive, harvest the honey once every fall and combine the honey to sell as a cooperative. Then they will split the profits, said Heinert. The main goal Heinert has as the teacher for this project is to introduce students to entrepreneurship projects. Ogallala and the 10 other 2018 grant recipients are grateful for the support that make the grant possible. Funds are provided by supporters of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general funds. Learn more about the Launch! program on page 3. Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative Local Chapter Grant and Launch! Program McCool Junction FFA members (from left) Wyatt Hansen, Dylan Rieken, & Gage Rhodes sport their new chartreuse t-shirts courtesy of Abilene Machine at Husker Harvest Days 2018.

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