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Gardening Q&A: Edible flowers add color to the garden and dinner plate (1)

April 13, 2014 — 

Q: I am planning my garden and would like to grow some edible flowers this year. Can you give me some suggestions for which flowers are suitable? A: Edible flowers …

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Managing cattle to prevent trich (2)

April 13, 2014 — 

If a producer doesn’t preg-check in the fall, spring calving season may be the first sign of a trichomoniasis (trich) outbreak in a herd. Knowing the signs of trich, managing …

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Extension Tips: The benefits of estrous synchronization (3)

April 13, 2014 — 

No matter when you calve, controlling the breeding and the subsequent calving season has many benefits. • A shortened calving season provides producers a better opportunity to offer improved management …

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Plains Ag Notebook: Nebraska bills signed into law; Groups welcome GMO-labeling legislation (4)

April 13, 2014 — 

Heineman Signs Key Ag Bills Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed a pair of key agriculture bills into law this week. One would provide monies to help with statewide management of …

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Rocky Mountain Ag Notebook: Disaster declarations in Colo.; C-BT quota at 60; New Western Sugar CEO (5)

April 13, 2014 — 

USDA Designates Eight Colorado Counties as Drought Disaster Areas The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions. The …

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Urban students experiencing Colorado farm and ranch life first-hand this week (6)

April 13, 2014 — 

Thirty seniors from Lakewood are learning what farm and ranch life is all about while they stay with farmers and ranchers throughout Colorado. Students from Bear Creek High School will …

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False teeth for the older cows down in Argentina: South American ranch provides plastic dentures to keep costs down (7)

April 13, 2014 — 

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is a professional organization with about 6,000 members who are primarily animal scientists in education, industry, and government roles. The Society partners with …

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Folks flock from all over U.S. for hemp expo in Colo. — ground zero for growing the crop (8)

April 13, 2014 — 

The inaugural NoCo Hemp Expo this month showcased the hemp-based products that industry supporters say can provide more sustainable alternatives for food, fuel and farming. More than 300 people attended …

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Former 4-H members still exploring the world — affordably (9)

April 13, 2014 — 

Adventure and learning needn’t end for young people aging out of 4-H. Former members have an opportunity for worldwide travel while making new friends. Since 1948, the International Four-H Youth …

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Farmers more and more embracing smart phone technology to boost efficiency (10)

April 13, 2014 — 

On Terry Walter’s family ranch, workers used to yell across fields and wave their arms get another person’s attention. Mike Hungenberg, who farms near Greeley, Colo., used to spend hours …

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Aims Community College ag program, students bloom in first year (11)

April 13, 2014 — 

When Jason French’s job with a cell phone carrier was outsourced to another country, he earned a grant to go back to school. French began farming hops for beer production …

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Harvest Public Media: Vertical farming — towering vision, uncertain future (12)

April 13, 2014 — 

Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, …

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Northeast Colorado farmers’ groundwater bill struggling for support (13)

April 13, 2014 — 

A bill supported by a group of northeast Colorado farmers and the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District in Greeley is struggling to find support in other circles. House Bill 1332 …

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The Skinny On Soybeans: As farmers look to grow record amounts, experts provide tips (14)

April 13, 2014 — 

The latest issues facing soybean growers — market prospects, weeds, insect- and disease-control strategies, crop production practices, soil fertility and risk management — highlighted Kansas State University’s Soybean Production School …

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The Tale of Wren and Lucas: A reminder that botulism poses a devastating threat to horse herds (15)

April 13, 2014 — 

Few horse owners are familiar with botulism in horses. But if the infrequent, deadly disease strikes their herd, they’ll never forget it. In late January 2012, Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue …

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U.S. cattle producers react to Japan-Australia trade agreement (16)

April 13, 2014 — 

Japan and Australia reached a free trade agreement Monday that has major implications for agriculture worldwide. The trade deal between Japan and Australia will lower tariffs on Australian beef and …

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Colorado bill aimed at addressing ‘buy and dry’ problem signed into law — but in watered-down form (17)

April 13, 2014 — 

A bill aimed at helping address one of Colorado’s most pressing agriculture and water issues was signed into law this past week by Gov. John Hickenlooper. But, as it was …

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Q and A: Insurance specialist seeing good and bad in rural America as healthcare care changes take effect (18)

April 5, 2014 — 

Like all others, the changes and potential challenges farmers and ranchers face as a result of the Affordable Care Act are underway. John Reeves III, a specialist and regional broker …

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Wheelchair doesn’t stop Nebraska man from ranching, auctioneering — or teaching youth about farm safety (19)

April 5, 2014 — 

There are numerous reasons why Hebron, Neb. rancher and farm activist Clayton Hergott wants to instill the next generation with intensive farm safety knowledge. Propelled with a passion for safety …

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Enduring friendship — and a saddle — prompts a 1,000-mile horseback journey from Texas to Colorado (20)

April 5, 2014 — 

Somewhere between Gatesville, Texas, and Estes Park, Colo., today there rides a cowboy — on a three-month, 1,000-mile trek to honor a lost friend, and doing so on a saddle …

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