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USDA: 97 percent of US farms family-owned (1)

March 26, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data comes …

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Beyond the Elevator: Cooperatives impact South Dakotans’ lives (2)

March 26, 2015 — 

As South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates its 100th year, we are taking a look back at our organization’s roots and highlighting some of the milestones which make us who we …

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Neb. Extension offers Annie’s Project course in Scottsbluff, Neb. (3)

March 25, 2015 — 

Annie’s Project empowers farm and ranch women to be better business partners and operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.The six-week course is designed especially for farm …

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Rural Weld County finds booming business in organic grains (4)

March 23, 2015 — 

Were it not for the grain silos, Hereford, Colo., might flash across the rear view mirror, passing entirely unnoticed by most traveling motorists.The unincorporated Weld County community sits just 2 …

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100 years young: N.D. rancher celebrates centennial milestone (5)

March 17, 2015 — 

Les Fritz mined his own coal to keep his family warm through the bitter North Dakota winters. “We called it lignite coal but my neighbor Vern Smith said it was …

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Wyoming girl represents beef industry on national level (6)

March 14, 2015 — 

Rachel Purdy is taking the Cowboy State to bigger pastures. The youth will represent agriculture and Wyoming this year as a member of the National Beef Ambassador team.“Being from Wyoming …

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U.S. Forest Service announces successful test burns at Pawnee National Grassland (7)

March 13, 2015 — 

Firefighters completed a successful test burn on the prescribed fire on the Pawnee National Grassland, the U.S. Forest Service announced March 12.Firefighters are continuing with ignitions to burn about 550 …

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JBS more than doubles profit in 2014 (8)

March 13, 2015 — 

Global beef producer JBS grew by double digits in all three U.S. protein units last year, noting that its U.S. beef unit more than doubled its earnings from 2013. Company …

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Colorado senators urge reinstatement of H-2B program (9)

March 13, 2015 — 

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., called for the reinstatement of the H-2B temporary worker program after its abrupt disruption last week.The United States Department of Labor …

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Free panel to debate genetically modified foods (10)

March 13, 2015 — 

The U.S. League of Women Voters will revisit the topic of genetically modified foods with a panel discussion from 7-8:30 p.m., March 19 at Centennial Park Library, 2227 23rd Ave, …

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On the backs of angels: Horses, farm animals help open worlds to kids with emotional disabilities (11)

March 11, 2015 — 

The world isn’t always kind to someone like Fynn. Fynn is 7, and 7 is a pretty tough age for any kid, let alone someone like him. There are rules …

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New ag commissioner Don Brown talks water, immigration, young farmers (12)

March 7, 2015 — 

Third-generation rancher Don Brown of Yuma County made his public premiere as Colorado’s new commissioner of agriculture in Denver last week, making his first speeches at the Governor’s Forum on …

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Women in Ag Conference celebrates 30 years (13)

February 27, 2015 — 

The discussion swings from hot shots to hot flashes, calving ease to grandkids, corn yields to cornbread recipes. At the Nebraska Women in Agriculture conference, all the topics focus on …

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American Fork Ranch earns Montana Environmental Stewardship Award (14)

February 25, 2015 — 

The Two Dot, Mont., rancher and manager of the historic American Fork Ranch pulled out a thick record book and opened it on the kitchen table. Each of the 57 …

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Fruita farmer awarded for dedication to growing agriculture (15)

February 21, 2015 — 

Omer Burenheide has dedicated his life to growing Fruita’s agricultural community. The Colorado native spent 31 years teaching agriculture classes and advising the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter …

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Extension Office beef cattle seminar on Saturday focuses on education (16)

February 20, 2015 — 

The goal is always education at Weld County Extension events, said 4-H Livestock Agent Larry Hooker. And Saturday’s Beef Cattle Seminar, hosted by the Extension Office and Weld County Livestock …

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EQUINE ELITE: Sandhills, Nebraska ranch makes top horses (17)

February 19, 2015 — 

With 90,000 acres in the Sandhills of Nebraska to cover, the Haythorn family needs horses that get the job done. Every job.Lamar is one of those horses. The judges at …

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Rodeo athletes announce the creation of new association (18)

February 19, 2015 — 

BOERNE, TX (February 16, 2015) -­The Elite Rodeo Association (ERA), an innovative new rodeo corporation created and owned by the top rodeo athletes in the world, is proud to announce …

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Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame touted by governor (19)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame was expressly recognized and complimented by Gov. Matt Mead during his recent State of the State speech in Cheyenne.Mead personally selected Russell “Pinky” Walter …

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Colorado Farm Bureau talks oil and gas, water at legislative conference (20)

February 14, 2015 — 

DENVER ­— It’s a new era for agriculture’s relationship with oil and gas. That was the message sent by the speakers at the Colorado Farm Bureau’s 2015 Legislative Conference on …

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