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Wyoming contestants win two titles in National High School Finals Rodeo (1)

July 30, 2015 — 

Game faces were on for the National High School Finals Rodeo Short-Go round as competitors put it all on the line to win the prestigious Gist Silversmiths buckles and Slone …

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The one that goat away: Disappearance of goat at 2014 Weld County Fair leads to procedural changes (2)

July 30, 2015 — 

Cory Holcomb remembers the day the grand champion goat disappeared from the Weld County Fair one year ago. He said it felt surreal to be in the goat pens, talking …

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Weather, disease affect winter wheat harvest, yields across Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas (3)

July 18, 2015 — 

Freeze, disease and rain caused a lot of problems in wheat fields in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas this year, but yields are expected to even out to at least average. …

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Nebraska ag college gives graduates a head start on beef production (4)

July 18, 2015 — 

Nick Kunz hasn’t graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, Nebraska, yet. But he already has one of his graduation gifts: a bred heifer.Kunz is one …

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Market reports for July 17, 2015 (5)

July 17, 2015 — 

Compared to last week, a light test of yearlings and calves sold steady to 5.00 lower as extremely hot temperatures across much of the country help to curtail receipts. Temperatures …

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Wyoming seeks to tame wild horse population (6)

July 10, 2015 — 

Another legal action from the State of Wyoming seems to amount to little more than one more dusty step in a failed political process as it pertains to wild horses.Wyoming …

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Salute in the sky: U.S. Navy Parachute Team, “Leap Frogs” will perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days (7)

July 10, 2015 — 

Keep your eyes on the sky if you’re attending the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 14.The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, known as the “Leap Frogs,” will descend in parachutes …

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The aftermath: friends, family, neighbors help with tornado cleanup in South Dakota (8)

July 2, 2015 — 

Jessica Deering’s voice cracks a little when she talks about the night of June 19. She tells the story of taking shelter with her husband, Gary, and three young boys …

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JBS buys Cargill pork unit for $1.45 billion (9)

July 2, 2015 — 

After years of dominating much of the U.S. beef and chicken industries, JBS USA has planned to add to its protein ranks with a $1.45 billion acquisition of Cargill’s U.S. …

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Market reports for June 26, 2015 (10)

June 26, 2015 — 

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold mostly steady with spots 2.00 higher to 2.00 lower. Steer and heifer calves traded steady to 5.00 lower throughout auctions in the …

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Growing local in Colorado: coming soon to a pint glass near you (11)

June 26, 2015 — 

Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. As the local trend also drives locally sourced brews, small hops and barley operations have been popping up all over Weld County and northern …

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Don’t get irritated: graze irrigated hayground (12)

June 25, 2015 — 

If you’d rather tighten a cinch than a lug nut, you might want to consider grazing more and haying less.There is a chance your budget will even thank you. With …

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Greeley Stampede has mixed economic impact (13)

June 22, 2015 — 

While the Greeley Stampede brings thousands into the city of Greeley, its effect on the local economy and small businesses is varied. Hotels sell out, restaurants slow down and most …

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Weld farmers grow plants and Facebook likes in a new wave of farming (14)

June 22, 2015 — 

The post was about the honey-making process happening at Ginger’s Farm in Eaton, Colo., during which followers were being updated in real time. Farm owner Matt Varoz later posted a …

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Weld County’s ag innovation sounds across national radio waves (15)

June 18, 2015 — 

Among the quiet residential streets near Greeley’s Bittersweet Park, the hustle and bustle of the Chicago Board of Trade sound from the speakers of Dean Moore’s home computer. The 90-second …

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Weld County breaks ground on water storage project (16)

June 17, 2015 — 

The Geisert gravel pits, located outside of the Weld Food Bank on H Street, are expected to hold 1,100 acre-feet of water in two holding cells. The facility will serve …

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High-tech ag research and development company Agrium plans return to Greeley (17)

June 16, 2015 — 

A global research and development company is headed back to Greeley.Agrium Wholesale is opening an 18,000 square foot agricultural research facility on 115th Avenue in Highpointe. The plant should be …

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Greeley Stampede makes significant comeback after recession puts it in the red (18)

June 15, 2015 — 

Justin Watada remembers the days of being afraid to answer the phone. The dark days, he calls them.Those were the days when no one was sure if the Greeley Stampede …

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Market reports for June 12, 2015 (19)

June 12, 2015 — 

Compared to last week, a good test of yearling feeder cattle sold steady to 3.00 higher with instances 5.00-7.00 higher from mid-week on. Feeder cattle buyers continue to battle in …

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Photo story: Farmers market opens in Evans (20)

June 11, 2015 — 

Evans, Colo., launched a weekly farmers market June 4. The Thursday market operates 4-7 p.m. at the Riverside Library and Cultural Center located at 3700 Golden St. in Evans. Market …

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