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Nebraskans bring Pony Express back to life (1)

July 14, 2014 — 

Once considered the only method of getting mail, the historic but archaic Pony Express was reenacted during a lively, popular 154th Anniversary Re-Ride throughout Nebraska and Kansas on Friday, June …

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Nebraska trainer winner of Dakota Horse Challenge (2)

July 14, 2014 — 

Excitement was in the air at the Lonetree Ranch/Rainbow Bible Ranch east of Sturgis on June 21. The first Dakota Horse Challenge finale brought top notch trainers and horses together …

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Mini Herefords showcased at first ever junior nationals (3)

July 14, 2014 — 

They may be small, but miniature Herefords are quickly becoming a favorite among small acreage farmers — as well as with children. Easy to show, with docile dispositions, these little …

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Horse council forum asks, ‘Where are all the horses?’ (4)

July 14, 2014 — 

On June 24, the American Horse Council held its National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, the makers of Adequan, in Washington, D.C. The forum featured speakers from across the horse …

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Monitoring pasture condition? UNL Extension has an app for that (5)

July 14, 2014 — 

Ranchers are accustomed to checking cattle, wells and mineral supplements to keep tabs on their operation. But what about the grass? Monitoring the condition of pastures is just as important, …

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Grow Local Colorado works to fight hunger with urban agriculture (6)

July 14, 2014 — 

Earlier this summer at Metro CareRing, a charity that aids those living with hunger and poverty in Denver, a young woman was being shown the different food stores available to …

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Plains Ag Notebook: Soybean farmers honor Sen. Johanns; Neb. Cattlemen to host statewide educational road trip (7)

July 14, 2014 — 

Soybean Farmers Honor Sen. Mike Johanns with Soy Champion Award The farmers of the American Soybean Association honored Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska with the association’s Soy Champion Award this …

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Rocky Mountain Ag Notebook: One farmers group actually likes proposed EPA water rules; NRDC: EPA should ban ‘neonic’ insecticides (8)

July 14, 2014 — 

House subpanels to examine biotechnology, crop insurance Two House Agriculture subcommittees will hold hearings this week on key issues facing growers. The Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture …

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Farmers’ concerns among those being raised as Great Western Trail inches closer to connecting northern Colo. towns (9)

July 14, 2014 — 

Where train cars once whizzed by transporting sugar beets between Eaton and Windsor, there will eventually be a 12-mile walkway that connects those communities and provides a northern alternative to …

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The Greeley Stampede through my lens (10)

July 14, 2014 — 

Speaking about sports, one often hears that something happened in the “blink of an eye.” That is generally accepted to mean that something happened very quickly, and if you blinked, …

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Momentum remains strong for U.S. pork, beef exports (11)

July 14, 2014 — 

U.S. pork and beef exports maintained their strong momentum in May, with export volumes for both products exceeding last year’s totals and value increasing by double digits, according to statistics …

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs identifies ‘blue skies’ research areas to improve global food security (12)

July 14, 2014 — 

The recommendations offered by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in its publication, “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate, follow directly from its analysis of …

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July 4th Championship Rodeo Action in Greeley: Colo. barrel racer hangs on for Greeley Stampede buckle (13)

July 14, 2014 — 

Top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls come to the Greeley Stampede every year to challenge for a share of the big rodeo’s nearly $300,000 total purse. Some of those contestants win by …

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Long-awaited S. Platte Basin water plan available this week; Some worry key points could get lost in statewide plan (14)

July 14, 2014 — 

After years of discussion, the river basin that faces the “biggest challenges” is nearing completion of its first draft of a long-term water plan. That outline of how agriculture, cities …

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Farmers, organizations renew call for immigration reform as House continues to punt on issue (15)

July 14, 2014 — 

Dave Petrocco a year ago was one of many applauding passage of a Senate immigration reform bill, which would do away with the existing “cumbersome and expensive” guest worker program …

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D.C. Doesn’t Get Colorado Water: Various officials voice EPA-rule concerns to Rep. Gardner (16)

July 3, 2014 — 

Proposed rules could place “basically every drop of Colorado water” under the federal government’s jurisdiction, increasing permitting requirements, mitigation and costs for projects needed to ensure future water supplies in …

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The future of Colorado rodeo competes at the Greeley Stampede (17)

July 3, 2014 — 

In 1972, a community contest selected a new name for the local potato festival and the Greeley Spud Rodeo officially became the Greeley Independence Stampede — and with it came …

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Colorado Foundation for Agriculture works to educate non-ag teachers the importance of farming and ranching (18)

July 3, 2014 — 

With about 48 percent of Colorado’s acres devoted to farming and agriculture, no child should ever think that chocolate milk comes from a brown cow. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture …

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Former cowboy today finds himself treating injured rodeoers (19)

July 3, 2014 — 

There’s always a moment before he treats another injured cowboy when Jason Stoneback will sit outside the rodeo circle and long for the time when he was inside it. That …

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Colorado Championship Ranch Rodeo hitting its stride (20)

July 3, 2014 — 

In its 13th year of being a ranch rodeo sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, the Colorado Championship Ranch Rodeo (CCRR) in Hugo, Colo., was at its best. Hundreds …

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