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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

November 28, 2018

AP-Nebraska stories for Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, Dec. 1, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-TOURISM BOY

OMAHA, Neb. — Carter Frey is the boy in the new Nebraska tourism ads who provides the analogy to describe Nebraska: That odd kid who didn’t say much in school, slightly peculiar maybe. But when you took the time to get to know him, turned out he was pretty interesting. As it happens, Carter, the towhead looking at the camera through over-sized glasses, actually is pretty interesting ... and at the same time pretty 9-year-old normal. He’s played the cello since preschool, and is way into “Star Wars.” By JoAnne Young, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 684 words.

EXCHANGE-TURNER RANCH

LINCOLN, Neb. — A decade ago, billionaire bison rancher Ted Turner said his appetite for buying more grazing land in Nebraska was likely satisfied. But now the state’s largest private landowner, and second-largest individual landowner in the U.S., has surprised some people by purchasing another Sand Hills ranch, putting his holdings in Nebraska past the half-million-acre mark. By Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1008 words.

For use Sunday, Dec. 2, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-BARN QUILTS

PIERCE, Neb. — Linda Davis is always looking for inspiration for her next project. And her latest work is a spin on a familiar idea. Davis has recently taken up making three-dimensional barn quilts. Traditional barn quilts, Davis said, are typically designs painted onto a flat surface. The 3D barn quilts use wooden pieces that are placed on top of the base in specific layers and patterns. By Nick Gebhart, Norfolk Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 462 words.

EXCHANGE-STORING GRAIN

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The soybean crop was huge this year: An estimated 345 million bushels were produced in Nebraska and 4.6 billion bushels across the United States. Both numbers are all-time records. At the same time, demand is down because of Chinese tariffs. Producers have been “scrambling to find places to put beans,” said Kent Weems, grain manager for the Ag Valley Cooperative facility in North Platte. By George Haws, The North Platte Telegraph. SENT IN ADVANCE: 489 words.

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