OLD TRACTORS HELP FARMER’S HAIL RECOVERY

Posted 2 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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HEARTWELL, Neb. (AP) — Some old tractors have been deployed to help a south-central Nebraska farmer turn a hail-torn cornfield into a future field of winter wheat.

The Hastings Tribune says the tractors were among those registered for the 17th annual Heartwell Plow Day on Saturday. The Plow Day event is for tractors made in the 1960s and earlier.

Organizers had been planning to turn over a field of wheat stubble belonging to Glen Haselbarth. But the event location was moved to a field about four miles away, southwest of Heartwell. About 80 acres of corn there and 10 acres of alfalfa nearby were damaged during a hailstorm on July 9.

The old tractors pulled plows through the 90 acres on Saturday, preparing them for a fall planting of wheat.

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