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USDA forecasts record corn, soybean production (1)

September 2, 2014 — 

Corn production this year may be the highest ever recorded for the United States, but slightly lower than predicted, the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported today. “Corn production …

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NFU may withdraw from beef checkoff working group, urges checkoff change (2)

September 2, 2014 — 

The National Farmers Union board of directors will vote Sept. 6 on its legislative committee’s recommendation that the organization withdraw from the Beef Checkoff Working Group. The group has been …

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Proposed Johnstown corn maze hopes to attract city folks to rural life (3)

September 2, 2014 — 

Work is underway on a new agritourism venture in Johnstown that aims to build off of the success of the Fritzler Corn Maze in LaSalle and the Anderson Farms’ maze …

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Keenesburg residents help family (4)

August 21, 2014 — 

When a father and son died in an apparent murder-suicide in the small town of Keenesburg, a group of children sacrificed months of hard work to help the surviving family …

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Chapman’s Produce celebrates 20 years in Windsor (5)

August 21, 2014 — 

For the 20th year in a row, Marcus Chapman and his family have opened their produce stand at 31985 County Road 17 in Windsor. “It’s a milestone,” Chapman said as …

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“Perfect Storm” Points to Rosy Picture for Cattle Industry (6)

August 13, 2014 — 

The cattle industry is transitioning from the liquidation phase to the expansion phase in terms of cattle numbers, according to Kevin Good, senior market analyst for CattleFax. When combined with …

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Greeley mom hopes scholarship in memory of son will promote seatbelt use (7)

August 13, 2014 — 

Justin Drake didn’t wear his seatbelt when he was working on the farm. He said it was too much of a hassle with how often he had to get out …

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Endangered Species Act reform passes House (8)

August 13, 2014 — 

In 1988 Ronald Reagan was president. Interest rates were in the double-digits, calves were bringing $.87 per pound and the Winter Olympics were in Calgary. It was also the last …

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Nebraskans bring Pony Express back to life (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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?’ (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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