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As types of agriculture jobs change, ag education moves into more populated areas (1)

February 9, 2016 — 

In urban and suburban areas, where tractors are relics and corn comes from the grocery store, agricultural education programs are gaining popularity. It’s not because of the illustrious jobs on …

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Mad Jack Hanks: When life gets hard, it pays to have mindful thoughts (2)

February 9, 2016 — 

A number of years ago, gentle readers, a feller by the handle of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote a book titled “The Power Of Positive Thinking.” My mother, on many …

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Lee Pitts: Try cattle breeding techniques to get rid of bad human genes (3)

February 9, 2016 — 

I loved Animal Breeding when I was in college. No, not that kind of animal breeding, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m referring to a class I took …

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Early snowpack totals look good for Colorado, but it’s too soon to get comfortable (4)

February 9, 2016 — 

A snowy week across the state added to Colorado’s already positive snowpack numbers, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.The whole state is above the historic average for snowpack, and …

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Attendees of the Poudre River forum learn about water law, conflict, resolutions and more for projects like NISP and other conservation efforts (5)

February 9, 2016 — 

Competition between agricultural, urban, recreational and energy uses for water in Colorado will only increase as population continues to grow.Farmers and ranchers are left to answer the question of how …

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Amanda Radke: Wendy’s talks antibiotics and freshness amidst changing industry (6)

February 9, 2016 — 

“Quality is our recipe,” said Liliana Esposito, Wendy’s chief communications officer, during a press conference at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in San Diego, Calif.Esposito shared that …

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Candy Moulton: For European adventurer David Thompson, wanderlust takes hold (7)

February 8, 2016 — 

David Thompson started working as a clerk’s apprentice with the Hudson’s Bay Company at age 14, soon having a chance to explore portions of Canada, where his lust for adventure …

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Gwen Peterson: Baling continues, rain or shine, a poem (8)

February 8, 2016 — 

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, claims it’s going to be an early spring — according to one source. According to another, the little varmint asserts we’re to have six more weeks …

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Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic celebrates 25 years by looking to future (9)

February 8, 2016 — 

Ronette Bush-Heinrich, the general manager of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic, is fielding one question a lot this year — how does the classic plan to celebrate its 25th anniversary?That’s easy, …

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Not just for the young: Precision tech zooms through halls of Buffalo Bill Farm & Ranch Expo (10)

February 8, 2016 — 

A phrase wove itself throughout the signage and business models of vendors lining the aisles of Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo Feb. 4 in North Platte, Neb.“Precision ag” isn’t …

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Recipes — Feb. 8, 2016 (11)

February 5, 2016 — 

Delicious meat loaf | Ethel Williams Papillion , Neb.1-1/2 lb. ground beef2 lbs. ground ham1 c. cracker crumbs2 eggs1 c. milkTopping1/2 c. vinegar1/4 c. water1 t. dry mustard1-1/2 c. brown …

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Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Ag Edge Conference to focus on technology, markets and more (12)

February 5, 2016 — 

LINCOLN – Nebraska farmers and ranchers can’t control the weather, but there are areas where decision making can dramatically affect their operation’s profitability in 2016 and beyond. The Nebraska Farm …

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Snow doesn’t stop Western Nebraska crowds from heading to the KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo in Mitchell, Nebraska (13)

February 5, 2016 — 

Despite weather concerns early in the week, the KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo in Mitchell, Neb., saw large numbers on Feb. 5. The expo ran Feb. 5-6.Expo organizer Kendra Feather …

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Nebraska Unicameral passes LB 176, votes to overturn ban on packers owning hogs (14)

February 5, 2016 — 

Nebraska lawmakers voted 34-14 on Friday morning to pass LB 176 to end the ban on packers owning hogs.LB 176 overturned a portion of Nebraska’s Competitive Livestock Act that banned …

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ChemChina offer to buy Syngenta expected to close by end of 2016 (15)

February 5, 2016 — 

Syngenta this week announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at $465 per ordinary share plus a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid conditional upon and …

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Feral felines find friends: Northern Colorado organizations take on spaying and neutering (16)

February 5, 2016 — 

A car slowed down and pulled over to the side of Interstate 25 near Fort Collins. The vehicle never came to a complete stop. Instead, its passenger opened the window …

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Mr. Truck: New truck, needed changes (17)

February 5, 2016 — 

New look, new body, new engines, new transmissions and it’s about time for the Toyota Tacoma. It’s been 11 years since any big change. The 2016 truck I tested was …

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Candy Moulton: Previewing “Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe and the Creative West,” a panel discussion (18)

February 4, 2016 — 

“Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe and the Creative West,” a panel discussion, will be presented at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, Feb. 25 in Santa Fe, N.M. The program will …

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Peggy Sanders: Event focusing on county history pays off (19)

February 4, 2016 — 

In Fall River County, southwestern South Dakota, we found a great way to preserve local history. We have an annual, one-day history conference with plenary sessions. This is how it …

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Lee Pitts: A look at the future of too-conscientious ranching (20)

February 4, 2016 — 

Ranch brandings in the future will take on an all new look thanks to squeamish animal right-ists who get ill just thinking about all the despicable things we do to …

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