• Curt Arens

    Getting Wind Power Where It's Needed Most

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 27, 2011

    James Hoecker ought to know what he is talking about when he speaks about wind energy. The former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, serving from 1997 to 2001, is now senior counsel and energy strategist with Hush Blackwell. When he spoke to a large crowd at this year’s Nebraska Wind Conference in Kearney, he said that the only way the U.S. reaches a goal of 20% of our power generation from wind by 2030 is if transmission lines and infrastructure are expanded, improved…

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    Appreciating AG-ceptional Farm Women

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 20, 2011

    Jan Miller had no idea what was coming. As the Belden farm wife and agriculture leader watched the video touting this year’s AG-ceptional Woman of the Year along with 350 other farm wives, country gals and agribusiness women at the 3rd annual AG-ceptional Women conference, she noticed that several video segments were featuring her words. When her husband, Jim Miller, and her children were featured in the video, she knew something was up.   AG-CEPTIONAL - Jan Miller of Belden…

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    Up Close Lesson in Farm Safety

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 14, 2011

    “Haste makes waste.” I harp on my children with this little piece of fatherly advice every day. “Don’t get in a hurry. Take your time and do things right the first time. Accidents happen when you rush.” Yes, the words buzz around in my mind, but my words of wisdom backfired on me last week when I didn’t heed my own advice. I’m a bit tardy in my blogging this week because last Tuesday, over noon hour, I had an accident while I was driving in steel…

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    The Wave

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     by Curt Arens
     on November 7, 2011

    A few years ago, when my nephew from the city visited our farm for a couple of weeks in the summer, he learned more than he bargained for about farm life. For instance, he had no idea that if you touched an electric fence wire that was hot, it would shock you. He didn’t know that a cow with a baby calf could become somewhat protective in nature. And he learned that he could mow around my farmstead and he didn’t have to worry about what direction the blade lines ran. I was just happy…

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