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Colorado State Fair continues to support youth (1)

October 4, 2013 — 

The Colorado State Fair continues to promote youth in agriculture through various educational and fun-for-all activities. “While the Colorado State Fair showcases a range of different activities, exhibits and vendors, …

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Stumpf family gift supports agricultural research (2)

October 4, 2013 — 

A gift of more than $3 million will provide the University of Nebraska with potential to take wheat breeding and cropping systems research to a new level of innovation not …

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Check soybean nodulation to determine inoculant efficacy (3)

October 2, 2013 — 

If you notice areas of your soybean field aren’t producing as well as you would expect, dig up some roots. Poorly nodulated roots may mean these plants aren’t getting the …

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Husker Harvest Days teaches attendees about irrigation innovation (4)

October 2, 2013 — 

Learning about the latest and greatest equipment, methods and technology is an important part of farming. From new tractors and equipment from all the major manufacturers, to new high-tech tools …

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Ag Notebook: New legislation for water storage, Ogallala in trouble (5)

October 1, 2013 — 

Gardner Announces New Legislation for Water Storage Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announced this month that he would be introducing new legislation when Congress returns from its summer work period. “Water …

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Extension Tips: Health concerns for livestock following flooding (6)

October 1, 2013 — 

Recovery from this month’s flood is well underway, sure to be a daunting task for those directly impacted by the raging waters. Agricultural producers, whether large scale or small, will …

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Ag Notebook: USDA grants to benefit Colo. vegetable and fruit growers (7)

September 30, 2013 — 

Sen. Bennet Announces $684,000 in USDA Grants for Colorado Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced this week that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has been awarded $684,488.50 in competitive grants …

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W. Nebraska prepares for high waters after NE Colorado takes a beating (8)

September 24, 2013 — 

Western Nebraskans were bracing for high waters toward week’s end. Flooding along the South Platte River in the western part of the state had initially caused little damage, but the …

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Ag Notebook: More precip on the way for Nebraska (9)

September 24, 2013 — 

Nebraska fall may see more precipitation, threat of freeze nonissue It could be a wet fall, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist says. The state is seeing an uptick in precipitation …

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Nebraska 4-D 09-14-13 (10)

September 24, 2013 — 

FINALS ELIGIBILITY **Must have purchased membership and competed at 1 approved race on or before 10-1-13 to be eligible for finals. NE 4D Barrel Racing Jackpots ■ Thomas County Fairgrounds-Thedford, …

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Floods mean more water for Colo. ag next year, but just as many problems (11)

September 24, 2013 — 

There will be more water for northeast Colorado farmers next growing season because of flood waters being captured in the region’s reservoirs, but also headaches that could outweigh the benefits, …

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Ag Notebook: Colo. Farm Bureau VP on the rise, COOL debate continues (12)

September 18, 2013 — 

Colo. Farm Bureau VP named to ‘40 under 40 in ag’ list Chad Vorthmann, executive vice president of the Colorado Farm Bureau, was recently named to Vance Publishing Corporation’s inaugural …

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5 Questions: Farm bill extension expires in 2 weeks; Another extension on the way? (13)

September 17, 2013 — 

Lawmakers in Washington bought themselves time back in January, when they were unable to agree on the details of a new five-year farm bill and instead just approved an extension …

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Nebraska Youth Range Camp celebrates 50 years (14)

September 16, 2013 — 

From Aug. 19-24 in 1963, 27 high school boys attended the first Youth Range Camp at the then-new State 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Last month, …

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Kansas alpaca breeders can’t imagine life without their ‘charming and captivating’ animals (15)

September 16, 2013 — 

Almost like expectant parents, the next couple of weeks are an exciting time of great anticipation for Ray and Brenda Danielson. They have four pregnant alpacas, due Oct. 1, or …

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Nebraska 4-D 09-14-13 (16)

September 16, 2013 — 

FINALS ELIGIBILITY **Must have purchased membership and competed at 1 approved race on or before 10-1-13 to be eligible for finals. NE 4D Barrel Racing Jackpots ■ Thomas County Fairgrounds-Thedford, …

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Feed demands, corn prices contributing to sunflower’s disappearance in Colorado (17)

September 16, 2013 — 

Colorado’s status as a top-five sunflower producer in the United States has come to a halt, and experts wonder if the crop that once covered as many as 300,000 acres, …

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Nebraska State Fair attendance up, 1 millionth visitor honored (18)

September 11, 2013 — 

The Nebraska State Fair is always a big event, but this year the fair boasted its largest single-day record, while also welcoming the 1 millionth visitor to the fair since …

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Ag Notebook: Cropland still on the rise, hail takes toll on Colo. fields (20)

September 4, 2013 — 

US Cropland Values Increase 13 Percent The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $2,900 per acre for …

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