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Delicious meat loaf | Ethel Williams Papillion , Neb.1-1/2 lb. ground beef2 lbs. ground ham1 c. cracker crumbs2 eggs1 c. milkTopping1/2 c. vinegar1/4 c. water1 t. dry mustard1-1/2 c. brown sugarHeat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients except ground beef. Mix well. Add ground beef, mix thoroughly. Press into 8x4 inch pan. Bake one hour. Let stand 5 minutes
Published: February 5, 2016
Despite weather concerns early in the week, the KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo in Mitchell, Neb., saw large numbers on Feb. 5. The expo ran Feb. 5-6.Expo organizer Kendra Feather said the free breakfast served at the expo Friday saw the largest crowd in the expo’s 31 year history. Though the numbers for attendance weren’t official at the time of
Published: February 5, 2016
Syngenta this week announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at $465 per ordinary share plus a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid conditional upon and prior to closing. The offer is equivalent to a Swiss franc value of CHF 480 per share1. Syngenta shareholders will in addition receive the proposed ordinary dividend of CHF 11
Published: February 5, 2016
A car slowed down and pulled over to the side of Interstate 25 near Fort Collins. The vehicle never came to a complete stop. Instead, its passenger opened the window and flung out a cat. A farm owner working in her nearby field observed the cruel act and feared the worst. About an hour later, a confused, bedraggled feline slunk
Published: February 5, 2016
New look, new body, new engines, new transmissions and it’s about time for the Toyota Tacoma. It’s been 11 years since any big change. The 2016 truck I tested was a loaded double cab TRD Off-Road 4×4. The new 6 speed automatic replaces the 5-speed auto. A 3.5L V-6 with 278 horsepower and 265 torque, replaces the 4.0 L V-6
Published: February 5, 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 all began.Eleven years ago, I was a speaker for a Custer County, S.D., historical society monthly meeting. It occurred to me that our historical society should do something similar. Yet
Published: 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 feature New Mexican authors Lesley Polling-Kempes, Jack Loeffler, Anne Hillerman and Paul Andrew Hutton. The four will share their thoughts on creativity, the lure of the West, fiction, nonfiction, music
Published: 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 respectively, retired. They’re ready for a change of pace. “You’ve got to know when to pass the torch,” Lyle said. “You’ve got to be happy with what you do.”The family
Published: 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 our animals to keep them healthy and safe. PETA and their ilk want you to treat your cattle like humans. No, on second thought, they want you to treat your
Published: February 4, 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 our youngsters for the future. They, after all, will be calling the shots and will be living in a pleasing environment that suits the majority — or they will be
Published: 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 national project is aimed to strengthen food security, local economies and childhood wellness, and is spearheaded by several national organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
Published: 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 — old guys tricking old guys or young guys pranking their youthful brethren.But, occasionally I hear of a good inter-generational practical joke. Here’s one that happened in our community recently that
Published: February 3, 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 Western Growers braved east coast storms, trudged through the snow and caught a plane to tell attendees how congressional action could affect them this year. “Trying to do something around
Published: January 27, 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 Gentzes filed their second lawsuit in the 13th Judicial District Court against Mark Weston.The Gentzes accused Weston, a real estate appraiser and former member of the Conservation Easement Oversight Committee,
Published: 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 live calf on the ground.Folks outside the wonderful world of calvin’ season probably have some peculiar ideas about what happens. Maybe they think a heifer calves like chickens lay eggs
Published: February 2, 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 business manager with animal health company Zoetis asked a room of farmers and ranchers if they’d heard of it, she was met with silence. Most looked to their neighbors, foreheads
Published: February 1, 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 is what caused him to stop feeling bad for himself. Schaffert spoke to a crowd Thursday morning at the Colorado Farm Show at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, sharing
Published: 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 against big data, or the aggregate system that collects farm data, such as acreage and yield numbers. “I’m still processing and digesting it,” said Laura Negley of Eads, who was
Published: 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 has launched a widely-heralded series of monthly webinars throughout 2016. During its webinar about weather and agriculture last month, a dozen panelists including meteorologists and farmers interacted live; increasing public
Published: February 2, 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 year, and just came off a win at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver last weekend. But as long as the lawsuit between the Elite Rodeo Association
Published: February 1, 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 for Main Street,” said Barbara. “I told them they were crazy.” The couple already owned a century-old building in town. Once known as Cedaredge Floral and Gift, it was closed
Published: January 31, 2016

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