Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   Area farmers and landlords are experiencing that we have headed into an economic storm or path that is not good. Low crop and cattle prices have cut farm incomes and are starting to push down the value of agricultural land and downward pressure on cash rents. Today, as I write this column, Farmers Cooperative is bidding fall delivery corn at $2.86, milo at $2.51, soybeans at $8.92 and wheat at $2.93.  Maybe when this great nation of ours realizes they have run out of winter wheat for bread, a large rebound will occur in price.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held in Crete at the Saline County Shop on 16th Street between Oak and Pine on Saturday, Aug. 27th from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Accepted items will be cleaning products, lawn & garden chemicals, small quantities of farm chemicals, paint, used oil, antifreeze, florescent light bulbs, and other hazardous household items.

A limt of no more that 6 - 2.5 gallon containers of farm chemicals is set and other materials should be brought in disposable containers no larger than 5 gallons or 50 pounds. Containers will not be returned.
Collection Dates & Flyer
Saline County residents only - Tire retailers are not eligible.

Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.

Welcome to Nebraska Extension in Saline County

306 W 3rd Street, P.O. Box 978
Wilber NE 68465
Phone: (402) 821-2151
Fax: (402) 821-3398
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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