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Candy Moulton: Previewing “Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe and the Creative West,” a panel discussion (1)

February 4, 2016 — 

“Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe and the Creative West,” a panel discussion, will be presented at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, Feb. 25 in Santa Fe, N.M. The program will …

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Peggy Sanders: Event focusing on county history pays off (2)

February 4, 2016 — 

In Fall River County, southwestern South Dakota, we found a great way to preserve local history. We have an annual, one-day history conference with plenary sessions. This is how it …

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Lee Pitts: A look at the future of too-conscientious ranching (3)

February 4, 2016 — 

Ranch brandings in the future will take on an all new look thanks to squeamish animal right-ists who get ill just thinking about all the despicable things we do to …

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Pioneer’s pioneers: Seed company long-timers end career (4)

February 4, 2016 — 

Glen and Lyle Murray parted ways with Pioneer Seed Company after their family spent generations as an integral part of the company in northeastern Colorado. The brothers, 66 and 55 …

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Mad Jack Hanks: Thoughts on tomorrow (5)

February 3, 2016 — 

Our hope for tomorrow, gentle readers, is of course our youth. I sometimes wonder where we are on a scale of one to 10 how we are doing in preparing …

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Two Colorado locations chosen to be part of nationwide initiative to encourage focus on local food (6)

February 3, 2016 — 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 25 that Greeley was one of 27 locations across the United States chosen to participate in the Local Foods, Local Places initiative.The …

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Milo Yield: Practical jokes well planted (7)

February 3, 2016 — 

Column readers know my fondness for practical jokes that don’t do nuthin’ except spread a little humor. Usually, those kind of practical jokes are amongst members of like generations — …

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Blind speaker from Otis encourages audience to ‘believe in what you can’t see’ (8)

February 2, 2016 — 

You’d never guess that people told him he couldn’t do something — mostly because he always did it, anyway. And you’d never guess that the loss of a close friend …

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Panelists talk to farmers and ranchers about big data in agriculture Wednesday at the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley (9)

February 2, 2016 — 

Small town farmers and ranchers plugged into big data Jan. 27 at the Colorado Farm Show during the Big Bad Farm Data panel.Colorado farmers are, for the most part, not …

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New conservation easement lawsuit, legislation in works to address Colorado conservation easement scandal (10)

February 2, 2016 — 

Alan and Julie Gentz of Sterling, Colo. ramped up their ongoing legal battle with the Colorado Department of Revenue last month, targeting another man in particular. On Jan. 13, the …

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Baxter Black: The chaos of calving (11)

February 2, 2016 — 

This is the time of year when cow people don’t get much sleep. If you boiled “raisin’ cattle” down to its bare bones, the whole business revolves around gettin’ a …

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Webinar launched on weather, agriculture to help farmers learn (12)

February 2, 2016 — 

Right on the heels of a record attendance of 700 meteorologists attending the recent National Weather Association (NWA) annual conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., in late fall 2015, the NWA …

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Where have all the cowboys gone? Top names missing from PRCA standings (13)

February 1, 2016 — 

Trevor Brazile’s name is missing from the top of the tie-down roping and all-around world standings. The 23-time world champ has won more money than any other tie-down roper this …

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Veterinary Feed Directive will impact whole livestock industry, but many aren’t aware of the regulation (14)

February 1, 2016 — 

When the Veterinary Feed Directive goes into effect in 2017, it will impact nearly everyone in the livestock industry.But at the Colorado Farm Show this week, when Christine Gabel, territory …

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Couple takes on cattle, brewing business in Cedaredge (15)

January 31, 2016 — 

John and Barbara Breitnauer of Cedaredge, Colo., hadn’t thought about getting into the brewing business until two of their friends made the suggestion. “They said a pub would be good …

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Final rodeo at National Western draws large crowd, big entertainment despite Broncos game just across town (16)

January 28, 2016 — 

A near capacity crowd of more than 7,400 fans filled the Denver Coliseum while hometown Broncos took part in a crucial AFC championship playoff game, showing the enthusiasm Mile High …

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Attendees learn about upcoming water legislation at the annual Colorado Farm Show in Greeley (17)

January 27, 2016 — 

Water seeped into several presentations Jan. 26 at the annual Colorado Farm Show at Island Grove Regional Park for Colorado Produce day.Dennis Nuxoll, vice president of federal government affairs for …

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CME trading, antitrust activity could have caused market swings (18)

January 27, 2016 — 

One national cattle group is talking with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to learn more about how lightning-fast electronic trading – the buying and selling of cattle “on paper” might affect …

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Mad Jack: woman beats bad habit (19)

January 26, 2016 — 

Sometimes, I find myself wanting to step outside of the box a little bit. I don’t know, gentle readers, if that’s what I’m doing today but it is a little …

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Colorado Farm Show: Schedule and information for Jan. 26-28 at Island Grove Regional Park (20)

January 26, 2016 — 

Tuesday, Jan. 26Produce DayEvents Center Room B9-9:30 a.m.WelcomeRobert Sakata, president of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, owner of Sakata Farms in Brighton, Colo.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers …

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