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ISSUE DATE: 12/27/2010

Tractor 'retirement' hobby becomes a business

By Larry Dreiling

In the current economy, some investors have taken to some pretty interesting ways of putting their money away for retirement or for a rainy day.

Some people have turned to buying gold, others speculate in the grain markets, and others are buying fine art or real estate.

Stan and Carolyn Heinze are buying, restoring, selling and collecting antique farm tractors. The Heinzes are a third-generation farm family located in Weld and Larimer counties of Colorado.

Heinze raises shell corn and sugar beets as well as irrigated wheat under the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation ConAgra Ultragrain Premium Program.

"Our private collection is primarily John Deere," Stan Heinze said. "We also carry Farmall, Case, Minneapolis Moline and Massey Harris tractors in the collection."


NEWS

AFBF pleased with tax relief legislation
Agriculture advocates address producers
AgroSecurity workshops help communities plan for emergencies
'American Pickers' named Entrepreneur of the Month
Bagwell named New Mexico's interim ag secretary
Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers names new leader
Farm women join to launch CommonGround program
National Ag Day Essay Contest Announces February 4 Deadline
New laws in 2010 could affect farmers' tax bills
OFB announces advisory committee
OFB presents achievement awards
OFB supports ag secretary appointment
Producers attend Colorado Ag Classic
State nonpoint source program a success
Take care when buying firewood
Tax deal could benefit producers
Tax incentives for conservation renewed
Texas A&M partnership announces Urban Living Lab
Tractor 'retirement' hobby becomes a business
Trade minister defends deal with US
USDA partners with Sesame Street to improve nutrition
Vilsack announces new steps in climate change challenge
Young Farm Bureau members honored

CROPS

America's Heartland celebrates cotton
Bill extending biodiesel tax credit clears Senate
Crop producer named Mo. Farm Bureau president
Energy outlook for 2011
Forest Service offers trees for conservation
Fremont Corn Expo offers solutions for growers
Goss's wilt disease expands in corn-growing areas
Higher fuel, fertilizer prices may cut 2011 rice acres
High-oleic soybeans could increase demand for soybean oil
'Make the Connection' at the No-till on the Plains Winter Conference
Merino farmer named CAWA chair
NASCAR announces partnership with American Ethanol
NRCS offers habitat improvement funding
Oklahoma No-till 2011 Conference set for February
Rice growers to meet in El Campo
Sample soil to test fertility
Sea Minerals FA improves soil fertility
Soils and Crops Conference to cover trends in high-tech ag
Soybean webcasts launched
UNL, Bayer CropScience to partner on wheat-breeding research
USDA offers conservation funding to organic producers
Wheat breeder recognized as Man of the Year
Winter canola crop on track

LIVESTOCK

Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle prices veering into 'uncharted waters'
Convention, trade show to include youth activities
National Beef Ambassador Team announced
Nebraska struggles with TB, but holds on to free status
Reno showcases Hereford champions
Report addresses expanding wild horse, burro populations
Seminar will address animal welfare concerns
Speaker challenges cattlemen to examine ethics of food production
Tell the story of modern beef production
Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium set for Jan. 12
USCA supports reduction of estate taxes

EDITOR

Checking the rearview mirror
Critical thinking
Resolving to open the gate

COLUMNS

Closing the books
Company supplies building components
The ideal solution
Your emotion needed now

MARKETS

Colorado cattle auction summary
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson livestock sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow to moderate
Lexington livestock market report
Most hay selling steady
Ogallala livestock market report
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Superior video auction report
Wheat, soybeans post double-digit gains

RANGE

Extension offers field guide to Wyoming grasses
USDA releases final EIS for GE alfalfa

FAMILY

Growing holiday cacti
Holiday plants can last longer with proper care
Make meals easily with slow cooker
Make-ahead snacks
Making holidays greener
Meditation for 12-27-10
OSU, U of A partner to host horticulture show
Recycling chicken feathers to make boats and more
Seasonal small bites
Service mower before storing for winter
Sing your way to clean hands
State vet investigates canine distemper
Take precautions when purchasing firewood
Traditional Molitor has convenient touches
Winter hardiness of fruit plants

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