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Test-tube technology: Using IVF on cows has numerous pros, cons (1)

April 23, 2015 — 

Steve Mohnen with Mohnen Angus can’t take a lot of time to enjoy the fresh calves on the ground. He’s got next calving season to think about.In the cattle business …

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Windsor cheesemakers bring Midwestern staple to the Front Range (video) (2)

April 20, 2015 — 

Marc Pfister flips loaf after loaf of white cheese, helping press out whey and excess fluid from the young cheddar at his workspace in Windsor, Colo.’s Longview Creamery.About two-thirds into …

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26 years of bulldogging school comes to an end (3)

April 17, 2015 — 

It’s the love of the game and the love of kids which has kept Paul Cleveland going for the last 26 years. Since 1990, he has hosted and taught a …

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Families flock to Baby Animal Days at Centennial Village (4)

April 17, 2015 — 

Kids ran back and forth from the sheep to goats to the baby rabbits to a miniature horse, and back again to the goats and cows. The biggest decision they …

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South Platte Basin water plan approved for submission (5)

April 16, 2015 — 

Moving one step closer to achieving a statewide water plan, Colorado’s most populated river basins approved regional proposals last week to help establish a water-secure future.At a meeting in the …

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Greeley accepting applications for open plots at community gardens (6)

April 14, 2015 — 

Yani Hata-Mickells digs a plastic orange shovel into the soil of a rectangle garden plot. After a few minutes, the shovel seems like an unnecessary burden to the 21-month-old toddler. …

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Lawmakers work to abolish death tax (7)

April 11, 2015 — 

The federal estate tax is nearly 100 years old. If South Dakota Senator John Thune has his way, it won’t get any older. Under current law, a deceased person’s estate …

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Weld County, Colorado greenhouses blossom for spring gardening (video) (8)

April 11, 2015 — 

Josh Montague describes his job as station manager at Bonnie Plants of Pierce as something similar to the reality television series “Deadliest Catch.”While Montague’s day-to-day may not reach the intensity …

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Rain barrel bill draws mixed feeling and predictions from lawmakers and stakeholders (9)

April 6, 2015 — 

Although a number of Republicans joined Democrats in passing a bill in the House that could end Colorado’s ban on rain barrels, the legislation now awaits its first Senate committee …

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CSU researches ‘superbug’ genes to understand antibiotic-resistant germs (10)

April 6, 2015 — 

Researchers at Colorado State University are investigating the weighty topic of antibiotic resistance – an issue with ramifications for global food safety and public health – by tracking the genetic …

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Market reports for April 3, 2015 (11)

April 4, 2015 — 

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to 5.00 higher with a majority of sales ranging from 2.00-5.00 higher. As a whole, receipts are currently made …

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Big R, longtime Greeley farm and ranch store, sells to Murdoch’s (video) (12)

April 2, 2015 — 

The range of emotions at Greeley’s Big R store on Tuesday, well, ranged.Some turned away, others vowed to bawl, others were hopeful of a more certain future.After 55 years, longtime …

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Mountain View Fire, neighbors combine efforts to save sheep from fire in Mead (13)

April 2, 2015 — 

Mountain View firefighters were presented with a unique challenge last week while responding to a barn fire in Mead, but thanks to the help of a group of neighbors, they …

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ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS: Wyoming rancher beats odds to build sprawling operation (14)

April 1, 2015 — 

Travis Krein recalls that as a youth cattle and horses were about his only interests. He didn’t participate in sports or many other activities in high school. He just wanted …

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Agriculture: Argentine style with a twist (15)

March 31, 2015 — 

As we were driving through the flatlands of central Argentina, looking at all of the cropland, it was hard to believe 15 years ago it was native prairie grassland. Argentine …

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Gilcrest, Sterling look toward cohesive solution for groundwater relief (16)

March 28, 2015 — 

Members of a groundwater technical committee from the Gilcrest and Sterling areas, regions that have often butted heads on establishing cohesive water solutions, presented short- and long-term proposals to resolve …

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Finding a connection: newborn foals may offer clues to childhood autism (17)

March 27, 2015 — 

Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible connections …

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A passion for agriculture: 4-H brings life skills, opportunities to students and instructors (18)

March 27, 2015 — 

Sorting a livestock class is easy. Just put the good ones up, the bad ones down. Then, be ready to back it up; talk tough. But sorting kids? The most …

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USDA: 97 percent of US farms family-owned (19)

March 26, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data comes …

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Beyond the Elevator: Cooperatives impact South Dakotans’ lives (20)

March 26, 2015 — 

As South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates its 100th year, we are taking a look back at our organization’s roots and highlighting some of the milestones which make us who we …

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