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South Dakota ranching family’s success spans generations (1)

January 29, 2015 — 

A biracial widow, her seven children, and her band of horses traveled from Wyoming to Colorado then north to the Pine Ridge Indian reservation of South Dakota. The generations that …

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BHSS means business. Ranch business. (2)

January 29, 2015 — 

For western states producers, the Black Hills Stock Show® (BHSS) is a chance to compare chutes, possibly buy a new ranch gelding and price bulls. It’s a social event that …

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Farmers rethink nitrogen’s impact on high country at Colorado Farm Show (3)

January 28, 2015 — 

While Rocky Mountain National Park’s alpine tundra may feel far removed from life on the plains, this delicate ecosystem endures the direct impact of urban and agricultural communities on the …

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In the social media age, panelists encourage ag to tell its story (4)

January 28, 2015 — 

At first, officials from the Colorado Beef Council struggled to find the right message on social media. “When we got started, we were doing what we thought it should be. …

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Eaton’s Grand Champion sets record with lamb in National Western auction (5)

January 24, 2015 — 

Highland High School senior Jenna Frink set a National Western record Friday evening, selling her Grand Champion lamb to Transwest Trucks, Inc. for an all-time high of $41,900 in the …

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Kansas, Colo. kids succeed at NWSS Junior Market Beef competition (6)

January 23, 2015 — 

Family was the big topic of discussion among winners at the National Western Stock Show’s Junior Market Beef competition on Jan. 22. The Grand Champion winner of the show, Shilo …

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Catch-A-Calf 1960, W.D. Farr led 4-H student on professional path (7)

January 23, 2015 — 

At age 14, Richard Hergert, in those days known as Dick, had already learned a few tricks about how to catch a good calf. The young 4-H student had spent …

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Youth show off best of Boer goats at National Western Stock Show (8)

January 20, 2015 — 

Aspen Martin of Mason, Texas, took first overall as Grand Champion, as well as first in the heavy weight division with her 115-pound goat Pfeiffer. The 13-year-old cried tears of …

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First International Livestock Forum at CSU addresses food industry challenges (9)

January 19, 2015 — 

JBS technical services director John Ruby, based in Greeley, Colo., closed the symposium addressing industry professionals and agriculture students from across the world on meat safety practices. Ruby joked he …

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TAKING A CHANCE: Hard work and a plan pay off for young Nebraska rancher (10)

January 15, 2015 — 

Ask Chance Soester what he likes best about being in production agriculture and he’ll tell you it’s the opportunity to make things better for himself. “The harder I work, the …

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Colorado dairies stay local (11)

January 10, 2015 — 

With 5,500 Holstein cows, Longs Peak Dairy in Pierce, Colo., operates one of the largest feedlots in Weld County. On any given day, the family-owned operation will truck out 420,000 …

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Rail car woes cause grain backlog (12)

January 9, 2015 — 

Weekly reports to the oversight board and some additional rail lines may have helped speed up the movement of grain via rail car this winter. Or maybe the slower lag …

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DIRT IN THE CLASSROOM: College rodeo athletes take to elementary schools, talk agriculture (13)

January 8, 2015 — 

A little bit of the dirt from cornfields, pastures and rodeo arenas across the Great Plains is being tracked into elementary classrooms. It’s not the elementary-aged kids tracking in the …

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Ag goes south of Equator (14)

January 5, 2015 — 

Sixteen South Dakota State University students will ring in the New Year south of the Equator in Argentina and Uruguay, which surely will be a warmer than a Midwest New …

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A TRUE PIONEER: S.D. rancher to be honored at Cowboy Breakfast (15)

December 31, 2014 — 

Bob was raised on a farm/ranch ten miles northeast of Rapid City. He attended eight years at a country school four and a half miles from home. It was a …

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Christmas in the Country: City shoppers see cattle, purchase homemade crafts (16)

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 (17)

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? (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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