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Christmas in the Country: City shoppers see cattle, purchase homemade crafts (1)

December 16, 2014 — 

An old sale barn got new life this holiday season for a unique ranch shopping experience. At the Yellowstone County Young Farmers and Ranchers’ inaugural “Christmas in the Country,” black …

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Now is the time to start year-end tax planning (2)

December 13, 2014 — 

With tax season approaching, now is the time for producers to plan. At the 2014 Wyoming Stockgrowers Association (WSGA) meeting in Casper on Dec. 2, Richard Reimann, partner at Lenhart, …

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Nebraska’s new ag sales tax exemption — what does it mean for you? (3)

December 13, 2014 — 

Effective Oct. 1 in Nebraska, sales of all repair and replacement parts used for commercial, agricultural machinery and equipment are exempt from sales and use taxes. It sounds simple, but …

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Neb., Colo. cowboys compete at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (4)

December 10, 2014 — 

A quick start may be the fastest way to success, but a steady average can save the day at the end of a grueling 10-day-competition. As regional cowboys and cowgirls …

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U.S. appeals COOL ruling (5)

December 9, 2014 — 

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a notice to the World Trade Organization, Nov. 28 that an appeal would be made regarding Country or Origin Labeling. A three-member …

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Hoeven: FAA should expedite UAS test flight approvals (6)

December 6, 2014 — 

BISMARCK, N.D. – In a letter sent last week to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) head Michael Huerta, Senator John Hoeven said the nation’s six designated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test …

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Colo ag biz can renew licenses online (7)

December 6, 2014 — 

Agricultural businesses now have easier access to renew their state licenses or registration. On December 1, 2014, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) launched an online business license renewal service …

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ENJOY THE RIDE: National Finals Rodeo should be ‘business as usual’ for local cowboys (8)

December 5, 2014 — 

If a cowboy can skip past even a few rookie mistakes at the Wrangler National Finals, they may just be in for a heck of a 10-day freshman ride in …

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Soil health meetings scheduled for Dec. (9)

December 5, 2014 — 

Ray Archuleta, National Conservation Specialist out of Greensboro, North Carolina is the lead speaker at two South Dakota Soil Health Challenge Events scheduled for Dec. 16 & 18. The South …

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Wyo. Game and Fish meetings will address hunting seasons (10)

December 3, 2014 — 

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a series of meetings to gather information from the public to help develop proposals for 2015 hunting seasons. Additionally, Game and Fish …

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Northwest College’s Bryce McKenzie wins Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet (11)

December 3, 2014 — 

Northwest College student Bryce McKenzie discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet and earned $300 cash and a trip to Nashville, …

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High property tax in South Dakota vexes landowners (12)

November 29, 2014 — 

South Dakota property taxes are high. Frustrations among landowners might be higher. A legislative task force has met to work out details it hopes will help get the state headed …

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Metro-area water development could leave Weld high and dry (13)

November 26, 2014 — 

As residents of Weld County celebrate one of the best years for water availability in recent history, the Denver metro area’s population boom could mean a much drier future. Building …

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Bumper corn harvest does not yield bumper profit (14)

November 26, 2014 — 

Corn farmers across the nation are wrapping up what has truly been a record year. If volume estimates come to fruition, the United States will be sitting on its largest …

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Vesicular Stomatitis diagnosed in Wheeler County, Nebraska (15)

November 26, 2014 — 

According to State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a diagnosis of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in cattle on two farms in Wheeler County. Livestock …

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TRAWLING TRADITION (16)

November 26, 2014 — 

Sea-horses: A Look at Belgium’s Horse Fishermen Plodding chest-deep into the North Sea isn’t where you’d expect to find a draft horse with a ubiquitously-yellow-clad fisherman sitting astride–yet if you’re …

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WORTH EVERY PENNY: Ceiling for bred female market remains to be seen (17)

November 26, 2014 — 

When replacement heifer calves left the sale ring last spring valued at $1,500 per head, some in the cattle business were a little nervous. First and foremost, probably the buyers. …

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Small business has big impact on community (18)

November 25, 2014 — 

There was a time when the main street of Sturgis, South Dakota was lined with cows instead of hogs. While the hogs go away once the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ends, …

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Keystone XL Pipeline fails in Senate by one vote (19)

November 24, 2014 — 

The U.S. Senate shot down legislation in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline Nov. 18. The bill only received 59 of the necessary 60 it needed to pass in the …

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Obama immigration speech: Business reacts more cautiously than agriculture (20)

November 21, 2014 — 

President Barack Obama tonight delivered a nationally televised speech on his executive action on immigration that included a brief reference to farm workers. Obama said that he would provide “additional …

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