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Obama immigration speech: Business reacts more cautiously than agriculture (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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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Replacing hay with corn-based feeds in cow diets (14)

October 29, 2014 — 

The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers. “Corn and corn-derived feeds such as distiller’s grains and silage are much …

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WTO finds Country of Origin Labelling disadvantageous to Canada, Mexico (15)

October 28, 2014 — 

A Swiss researcher, the Pakistani ambassador and a former World Trade Organization employee turned consultant convene to talk about U.S. meat labeling laws. No, it is not another bad joke, …

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Colorado recovers from decade’s worst year for VS (16)

October 28, 2014 — 

Warm weather is waning and so are cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, an insect-borne livestock disease that struck Colorado and Weld County in force this year. Colder temperatures offer natural relief, …

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Sheep studies could reduce spread of pneumonia (17)

October 28, 2014 — 

Domestic sheep have historically been blamed by wildlife groups for infecting wild populations of bighorn sheep across the mountainous regions of the western U.S. with pneumonia. Anti-grazing groups advocate removal …

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October 22, 2014 — 

Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are some of the goals of a University of Wyoming Extension program in …

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Muddy Water: Ag organizations campaign against water rule (19)

October 22, 2014 — 

Most dictionary definitions run in the 15- to 20-word range. But for the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, five words--“Waters of the United States”--require more than 110,000 …

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Mixed thoughts on Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (20)

October 14, 2014 — 

A top-down, corporate fascist regime controlling every entity in the beef supply chain, including and specifically targeting the cow-calf producer is how Newcastle, Wyoming rancher and former attorney Tracy Hunt …

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