Ag & Business Bonnie Becker | Johnson Publications

Governor Pete Ricketts speaks to the nearly 50 attendees at Aurora Cooperative’s A-Stop 24 pump station grand opening on Friday, July 20. Other speakers included (l-r): Roger Berry, Nebraska Corn Board director of marketing; Chris Vincent, Aurora Cooperative CEO; and Kevin Sagehorn, Aurora Cooperative vice president of marketing. Perkins County youth who took a seat in front to hear the governor speak included (l-r): Jacob Woodmancy, Peyton Woodmancy, Kenyon Gaar and Bryce Grothman. 

Governor Ricketts promotes ethanol-blended fuel at Aurora Co-op’s A-Stop grand opening

Governor Pete Ricketts cut the ribbon to commemorate the grand opening of Aurora Cooperative’s A-Stop 24 pump station Friday, July 20. Samantha Goff | Johnson Publications

Through the heavy dust, Doug Curtis pulls the grain cart up next to the combine harvesting Chris and Kim Copple’s wheat on Road 343 north of Elsie on Monday, July 9, when temperatures soared into the mid 90s in Perkins County.

Kick the dust up... 

Wheat harvest is in full swing in Perkins County. According to Jeff Bechard, vice president of grain at Frenchman Valley Coop, harvest is just about halfway complete.


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