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Metro-area water development could leave Weld high and dry (1)

November 26, 2014 — 

As residents of Weld County celebrate one of the best years for water availability in recent history, the Denver metro area’s population boom could mean a much drier future. Building …

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Bumper corn harvest does not yield bumper profit (2)

November 26, 2014 — 

Corn farmers across the nation are wrapping up what has truly been a record year. If volume estimates come to fruition, the United States will be sitting on its largest …

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Vesicular Stomatitis diagnosed in Wheeler County, Nebraska (3)

November 26, 2014 — 

According to State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a diagnosis of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in cattle on two farms in Wheeler County. Livestock …

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TRAWLING TRADITION (4)

November 26, 2014 — 

Sea-horses: A Look at Belgium’s Horse Fishermen Plodding chest-deep into the North Sea isn’t where you’d expect to find a draft horse with a ubiquitously-yellow-clad fisherman sitting astride–yet if you’re …

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WORTH EVERY PENNY: Ceiling for bred female market remains to be seen (5)

November 26, 2014 — 

When replacement heifer calves left the sale ring last spring valued at $1,500 per head, some in the cattle business were a little nervous. First and foremost, probably the buyers. …

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Small business has big impact on community (6)

November 25, 2014 — 

There was a time when the main street of Sturgis, South Dakota was lined with cows instead of hogs. While the hogs go away once the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ends, …

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Keystone XL Pipeline fails in Senate by one vote (7)

November 24, 2014 — 

The U.S. Senate shot down legislation in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline Nov. 18. The bill only received 59 of the necessary 60 it needed to pass in the …

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Obama immigration speech: Business reacts more cautiously than agriculture (8)

November 21, 2014 — 

President Barack Obama tonight delivered a nationally televised speech on his executive action on immigration that included a brief reference to farm workers. Obama said that he would provide “additional …

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CSU Horse Judging Team are Reserve Champions (9)

November 21, 2014 — 

The Colorado State University (CSU) Horse Judging Team recently traveled over 1,300 miles to compete at the 2014 Quarter Horse Congress Horse Judging Contest in Columbus, Ohio, this past October. …

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Milliken company helps renew the earth with oil well waste (10)

November 19, 2014 — 

Like a sponge, the HydroLoc soil amendment sits in the dirt on Weld County’s sandy grasslands and soaks up the moisture in an arid, often unforgiving climate. Made out of …

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Wyoming meetings to cover new farm bill programs and updates (11)

November 19, 2014 — 

Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette. The University of Wyoming Extension and …

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A league of her own — “Bull Girl” the only female provider of livestock for Indian National Finals Rodeo (12)

November 18, 2014 — 

Charmaine “Bull Girl” Brannan, of Columbus, Mont., ranks at the top of her field — she’s the only female livestock provider for the Indian National Finals Rodeo. “I’m insanely busy …

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WINTER IS COMING: Corn stalks a good grazing option for the pregnant cow (13)

November 16, 2014 — 

Late fall rains have been wonderful in a large part of range country giving a giving a good amount of subsoil moisture and allowing grasses to go into the winter …

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Four cattle breeders inducted to Angus Heritage Foundation (14)

November 14, 2014 — 

Generations of farmers and ranchers committed to Angus cattle are responsible for shaping what is now the industry’s leading beef cattle breed. Their shared vision of genetic improvement, performance records …

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GREATEST GENERATION: Sheep rancher recalls flying bomber in WWII (15)

November 11, 2014 — 

In the 1940s, with a war in full swing, young American men felt sure of one thing: the draft. Because he figured he would be drafted and he “didn’t want …

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Record levels reported for Northern Colorado’s reservoirs (16)

November 11, 2014 — 

The message about northern Colorado’s water resources was decidedly positive Wednesday at Northern Water’s annual year-in-review meeting at the Hilton in Fort Collins, Colo. Wet weather from spring and summer …

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Proposition 105: Colorado voters reject mandatory GMO labelling initiative (17)

November 11, 2014 — 

Colorado’s initiative to label genetically modified foods failed strongly among voters Nov. 4, with more than 65 percent of the votes rejecting the proposition. At the time of press, 62 …

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Weld orchards offer unexpected mix of apples (18)

November 11, 2014 — 

In the heart of Weld County farmland, Walt Rosenberg’s properties in Ault and Briggsdale offer a visual break from the vast expanse of Colorado’s eastern plains. In a world of …

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Eckmann family operation takes the all-natural approach (19)

November 4, 2014 — 

To join with the United Nations in celebrating the International Year of Family Farming, South Dakota Farmers Union will highlight a South Dakota farm or ranch family each month. This …

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Small dairy transplant from California thrives in Windsor because of ideal Colorado conditions for cows (20)

November 1, 2014 — 

With 90 cows for milking, Windsor’s Front Range Jersey Dairy lays claim to one of the smallest commercial herds in Colorado. Manager Dan Duhalde estimated his cows produce “only 4,000 …

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