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The aftermath: friends, family, neighbors help with tornado cleanup in South Dakota (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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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Retired Wyoming Extension educator receives Annie’s Project award (14)

June 9, 2015 — 

Retired University of Wyoming Extension educator Tammie Jensen in Niobrara County has received the national Annie’s Project Women In Ag Educator Award for her efforts to improve the lives of …

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Niobrara river floods Wyoming’s least populated county (15)

June 8, 2015 — 

Residents of eastern Wyoming were bracing for another storm June 4, 2015, and watching flood waters recede after the Niobrara River and a nearby creek overflowed the night before. Losses …

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As waters rise, Gilcrest farmers, engineers search for solutions (16)

June 8, 2015 — 

Like many other agricultural fields in Weld County, Harry Strohauer’s plots off of Weld County Road 42 have not been planted with corn this year.Residue of past crops remain, but …

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Market reports for June 5, 2015 (17)

June 6, 2015 — 

Compared to last week, calves in a light test and yearlings sold firm to 5.00 higher, with many auctions that were closed during Memorial Day quoted a full 10.00 higher …

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Group searches for strategy to keep bison within conservation boundary (18)

June 6, 2015 — 

Say the word “bison” or “buffalo” in Montana and heads will turn.The large, roaming ruminants probably won’t notice. They will be grazing. Slowly ambling toward the next meadow. If they …

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Front Range trees experience setback in spring growth (19)

June 4, 2015 — 

After a warm fall and a freeze in May, trees along the Front Range are dying off.Residents in the area have reported damaged trees, particularly junipers and arborvitaes.“In conversation with …

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CSU researchers tackle super weeds tumbling across the Colorado plains (20)

June 3, 2015 — 

While tumbleweeds have long settled into the romantic imagery of the plains, the rolling symbol of the Wild West remains far from home. On Colorado’s eastern plains, increasingly resilient strains …

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