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Late August isn’t the best time to be trying to find pasture for 2,200 head of cattle. But that’s what 15 ranching families in Idaho are facing, and the situation even more will be in before the fire season is over. “It was just a crazy fire,” said Mary Blackstock, who ranches with her husband Tom on the fifth generation
Published: August 26, 2015
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Published: August 24, 2015
Dave Hayes has been raising bison for 40 years, and sometimes it seems like the bison are more pets than food. Hayes knows his herd well — after all, some of the cows are in their 20s now. When he walks over to their field, he calls out to them, offering “cookies,” which are treats made of alfalfa. “These aren’t
Published: August 21, 2015
It could be the single most devastating event to happen to the U.S. sheep industry in recent history.Sheep and cattle rancher Patrick O’Toole said U.S. Department of Labor rule changes released in April of this year are designed to eliminate the sheep industry.He and four others testified on that subject at a hearing hosted by Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis
Published: August 21, 2015
Wyoming’s state veterinary lab passed an important milestone this month that will allow researchers to better study brucellosis and other infectious diseases.Biosafety level three is a federal designation that was hard-won at the Laramie location, where five years ago the University of Wyoming started construction on an addition for more diagnostics and research.“I am ready to start on this yesterday,”
Published: August 21, 2015
Day One Circular beige tanks hugged the rolling grasslands as red or white pipes snaked out of earth. The ground surrounding the tanks was brown, dry and lifeless. In several years’ time, reclamation will change the landscape. Pawnee Buttes Seed of Greeley’s annual grassland tour kicked off its two-day tour Thursday. This year, organizers hope to educate the public on
Published: August 21, 2015
For the first time this year, Weld County is showing up on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s state veterinarian’s office list of counties with confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis.There are now 70 locations in 10 Colorado counties that have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis, according to a press release. The 70 locations are under quarantine after horses, mules and cattle
Published: August 19, 2015
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Published: August 18, 2015
They meet where the Niobrara is wide, and the door to heaven is narrow. Johnstown Rodeo Bible Camp has completed its 21st season, reaching more than 165 youth this year in the Sandhills of north central Nebraska. Volunteers still come together every summer at the Brown County Fairgrounds, teaching the gospel alongside rodeo fundamentals.On the roster are some world champions
Published: August 17, 2015
Before installing a drip irrigation system at Fagerberg Produce, Rod Weimer said he didn’t know anything about computers. More than 15 years later, Weimer is a whiz with the smartphone app that controls the irrigation in 850 acres of Fagerberg Produce fields, which he manages.“My first thought was, ‘I don’t even know how to turn on a computer. How am
Published: August 15, 2015
The Oregon-California Trails Association has been working for the past few years to raise awareness of the southern trails that served travelers headed to California by crossing Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona in the 1800s. This week, March 14-16, OCTA joins with the Arizona History Museum in hosting “Historic Trails Across the Southern United States,” This symposium will take place
Published: March 11, 2013
On March 2, Galeton Fire Protection District Board member, Glen Hill, 75, of rural Galeton, Colo., was honored at the Annual Galeton Fire Department Chili Supper for his many years of volunteer service to the district. Glen served as a volunteer firefighter for 20 years beginning in 1968 and has served continuously on the board since 1974. J.D. Wyatt (current
Published: March 19, 2013
April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. Spring showers also bring one very important element to the state of Colorado, and that is much needed moisture. Spring time is a time of year that the ground can absorb moisture without a high risk of evaporation. In years following a drought, this moisture is more important than ever to
Published: March 11, 2013
Each March, hundreds of participants travel from many sates to attend the Four States Agricultural Exposition. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about ranch management, horse skills, equipment, products, services and overall education. The event will be held at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, in Cortez, Colo., from March 14-17, 2013. “The Four States Ag Expo is a family event.
Published: March 11, 2013
McDonald’s French fries, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Marie Callender’s cornbread and Stacy’s Pita chips all have one thing in common: canola oil. The oil comes from Cargill, a food and agriculture company, which recently opened a new seed research and development facility in Fort Collins. The new seed innovation facility houses offices, lab space and seed storage, which were previously spread
Published: August 11, 2015
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Published: August 10, 2015
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Published: August 10, 2015
Farmers and ranchers packed into room 356 at the Colorado State Capitol Aug. 5, to share their testimonies and listen to the stories of others.For more than 700 landowners in Colorado, 2008 marked the beginning of the devastating problems.Landowners who donate their property to a nonprofit organization, for example, instead of developing it can receive a tax credit as part
Published: August 7, 2015
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Published: August 3, 2015
Cory Holcomb remembers the day the grand champion goat disappeared from the Weld County Fair one year ago. He said it felt surreal to be in the goat pens, talking with other parents who couldn’t believe an animal could just vanish from their fair.“It was just weird,” he said, shaking his head as he haltered a stubborn goat Tuesday at
Published: July 30, 2015
Game faces were on for the National High School Finals Rodeo Short-Go round as competitors put it all on the line to win the prestigious Gist Silversmiths buckles and Slone Saddles that come with a National title. The new NHSRA Queen made Texas proud. Chloe Costello, the 17-year-old from Kaufman, will represent NHSRA this next year. She is the 2015
Published: July 30, 2015

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