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Cattle and beef trade reacts to U.S. market situation (1)

September 16, 2014 — 

International cattle and beef markets are reacting as expected to record U.S. market prices. The latest monthly trade data for July confirms that beef exports are declining; and beef and …

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Ag Secretary vows to address checkoff issues after NFU pulls out of working group (2)

September 16, 2014 — 

During the National Farmers Union Fly-In, the president of South Dakota’s group sat down face to face with U.S. Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack. The secretary told Doug Sombke and …

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Greeley’s Houston Gardens blossoming under new management (3)

September 16, 2014 — 

An area of serenity is relatively hidden behind the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County and Madison Elementary School. However, thanks to the West Greeley Conservation District, the Houston …

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New Platteville irrigation system allows for easy response in disaster situations (4)

September 16, 2014 — 

A new, more secure irrigation system in Platteville has become the silver lining for 14 agricultural areas in northern Colorado that had a diversion dam wiped out by last September’s …

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Drones: Industry Risk Or Opportunity? (5)

September 6, 2014 — 

Drones -- Industry Risk Or Opportunity? By Amanda Radke A National Geographic article published in July 2014 and written by Mary Beth Albright entitled, “How drones will change the way …

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Gone Hunting: Stuck in a rut? Hunt elk with black powder (6)

September 6, 2014 — 

Spring has come and gone. The days of summer are growing shorter and shorter, which means that the fall hunting seasons are just a few days away. The aspen will …

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APHIS proposes allowing Argentine beef (7)

September 5, 2014 — 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a proposal to amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef …

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USDA forecasts record corn, soybean production (8)

September 2, 2014 — 

Corn production this year may be the highest ever recorded for the United States, but slightly lower than predicted, the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported today. “Corn production …

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NFU may withdraw from beef checkoff working group, urges checkoff change (9)

September 2, 2014 — 

The National Farmers Union board of directors will vote Sept. 6 on its legislative committee’s recommendation that the organization withdraw from the Beef Checkoff Working Group. The group has been …

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Proposed Johnstown corn maze hopes to attract city folks to rural life (10)

September 2, 2014 — 

Work is underway on a new agritourism venture in Johnstown that aims to build off of the success of the Fritzler Corn Maze in LaSalle and the Anderson Farms’ maze …

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Keenesburg residents help family (11)

August 21, 2014 — 

When a father and son died in an apparent murder-suicide in the small town of Keenesburg, a group of children sacrificed months of hard work to help the surviving family …

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Chapman’s Produce celebrates 20 years in Windsor (12)

August 21, 2014 — 

For the 20th year in a row, Marcus Chapman and his family have opened their produce stand at 31985 County Road 17 in Windsor. “It’s a milestone,” Chapman said as …

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“Perfect Storm” Points to Rosy Picture for Cattle Industry (13)

August 13, 2014 — 

The cattle industry is transitioning from the liquidation phase to the expansion phase in terms of cattle numbers, according to Kevin Good, senior market analyst for CattleFax. When combined with …

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Greeley mom hopes scholarship in memory of son will promote seatbelt use (14)

August 13, 2014 — 

Justin Drake didn’t wear his seatbelt when he was working on the farm. He said it was too much of a hassle with how often he had to get out …

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Endangered Species Act reform passes House (15)

August 13, 2014 — 

In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last …

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Nebraskans bring Pony Express back to life (16)

July 14, 2014 — 

Once considered the only method of getting mail, the historic but archaic Pony Express was reenacted during a lively, popular 154th Anniversary Re-Ride throughout Nebraska and Kansas on Friday, June …

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Nebraska trainer winner of Dakota Horse Challenge (17)

July 14, 2014 — 

Excitement was in the air at the Lonetree Ranch/Rainbow Bible Ranch east of Sturgis on June 21. The first Dakota Horse Challenge finale brought top notch trainers and horses together …

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Mini Herefords showcased at first ever junior nationals (18)

July 14, 2014 — 

They may be small, but miniature Herefords are quickly becoming a favorite among small acreage farmers — as well as with children. Easy to show, with docile dispositions, these little …

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Horse council forum asks, ‘Where are all the horses?’ (19)

July 14, 2014 — 

On June 24, the American Horse Council held its National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, the makers of Adequan, in Washington, D.C. The forum featured speakers from across the horse …

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Monitoring pasture condition? UNL Extension has an app for that (20)

July 14, 2014 — 

Ranchers are accustomed to checking cattle, wells and mineral supplements to keep tabs on their operation. But what about the grass? Monitoring the condition of pastures is just as important, …

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