Ag & Business

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Temperatures in the upper 90s and 100s have helped move along the Chase County wheat harvest. Over the weekend, activity was busy on the South Divide as the Meeskes get into a field of the golden crop. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Longtime UNL wheat researcher Bob Klein of North Platte said this is the latest wheat harvest he can ever recall over his 50+ years of experience. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Wheat harvest finally getting underway

    Normally by this time in July, wheat harvest would be history. That’s not the case this year.
    Calling it an unusual year would be an understatement.

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This McCormick-Deering 1 1/2 HP gas engine and milking machine from the 30s and 40s is owned by retired farmer Stan Cross of Lamar. He will be displaying this equipment at the Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association event in Bird City, Kansas July 25-27. (Courtesy photo)

Local man to display antique milking machine at thresher show in Kansas

    The Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association is hosting its 66th annual thresher show, “Red Power on the High Plains.” The event will be in Bird City, Kansas, July 25-27.

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