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AUCTION, LIVESTOCK, REAL ESTATE SALE UPDATES

May 26, 2017 — MAY 27 ■ CANCELLED: Hwy. 85 Consignment Auction, Fort Lupton, CO, 9 a.m., Troyer Auctions, 970-785-6282 http://www.troyeruactions.scom ■ May Consignment Auction, Brush CO, Auctioneers Miller & Associates, 970-842-5575, http://www.ama-auctions.com ■ Open Consignment Horse Sale, Brush CO, Livestock Exchange, 970-842-5115, http://www.livestockexchange.com MAY 28 ■ Antique Auction, […]

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Organic sales steeply increase; more organic feed needed

May 26, 2017 — WASHINGTON – Sales of organic foods continued to grow dramatically in 2016, particularly in meat and protein, but the industry still faces the challenge of convincing farmers to grow organic corn and soybeans that can be turned into feed, leaders of the Organic Trade Association […]

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Nebraska’s Bugeater Foods makes insect-based food products

May 26, 2017 — Most food companies work hard to keep insects out of their products. But a new company based in Lincoln, Neb., produces innovative products made with edible insects. Bugeater Foods produces Jump protein powder from whole cricket flour and the company is looking to expand to […]

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WRCA Ranch Rodeo at the Rock’n Western Rendezvous Ranch Rodeo will be held on June 2-3

May 26, 2017 — CONTINUE

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Wyoming Board of Agriculture conference call to be held on May 30

May 25, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet via conference call on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. The Wyoming Board of Agriculture meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to adjourn at 9:50 a.m. During the meeting, the board […]

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Economists: Land prices, rents stay up for variety of reasons

May 25, 2017 — Although commodity prices have fallen, farmland prices and rents have not declined much for a variety of reasons, two economists told the Senate Agriculture Committee today. When Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked if farm land values have stayed high because outside investors are buying land, […]

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Perdue doesn’t defend Trump USDA budget

May 25, 2017 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue did not attempt to defend President Donald Trump's budget requests for the Agriculture Department in the face of withering criticism when he testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee today. Perdue's written testimony focused on the provisions for fiscal year 2018 […]

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Nebraska Extension releases grain markting plan app

May 25, 2017 — LINCOLN, Neb. — A new mobile application from Nebraska Extension aims to help farmers manage their operations in a rapidly changing price environment. The free Grain Marketing Plan app is available on iPhone and iPad devices for users marketing corn, soybeans or winter wheat. The […]

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4-Hers, volunteers, Bomgaars, others team up to raise money to replace fencing lost in Garden County wildfire

May 25, 2017 — 4-H members in the Panhandle Extension District teamed up with volunteers, Bomgaars and other merchants and schools in late April and early May to help raise more than $8,000 to help restore fences destroyed by the March 16 fire near Ash Hollow, Neb. 4-Hers and […]

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Funding available for agricultural hydropower projects in Colorado

May 24, 2017 — BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service are seeking applicants for on-farm agricultural hydropower projects. The total amount of available assistance for this round is $1,200,000. The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators […]

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USDA webinar: Using fire and grazing to manage grasslands, June 1

May 24, 2017 — Using fire and grazing management effectively is critically important in maintaining the ecological health of grasslands. In this webinar, Chris Helzer, director of science with The Nature Conservancy, in Aurora, Neb., discusses: Fire and grazing management techniques, The value of biological diversity and ecological resilience […]

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Hill Republicans polite, Democrats scathing in ag budget reactions

May 24, 2017 — Republican agricultural leaders on Capitol Hill attempted to be polite in their reactions to President Donald Trump's proposals to cut mandatory programs at Agriculture Department by $232 billion over 10 years. Democrats were scathing in their reactions. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and […]

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Farm, rural groups denounce Trump budget

May 24, 2017 — Farm, rural, conservation and nutrition groups issued dramatic statements denouncing President Donald Trump's budget proposals for the Agriculture Department and food assistance programs, even though Trump got two-thirds of the vote in rural America and a higher percentage in some places. The groups highlighted cuts […]

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Perdue did not write USDA budget

May 24, 2017 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended the Trump administration's proposals for massive monetary and personnel cuts in the Agriculture Department, but Michael Young, the USDA chief budget officer who is acting deputy secretary, told reporters that Perdue did not participate in its writing. In a video […]

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Rangelands are slow to recover in northeast Colorado

May 24, 2017 — It's not easily seen as you whiz by in a vehicle along Interstate 76 in northeast Colorado. A fire ravaged the area in early March, killing cattle, decimating the rangeland, burning homes, structures and farm equipment. But, rain in the area, as well as the […]

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Cattle producers prepare for China to open its doors to US beef

May 24, 2017 — When the Chinese open their borders to American beef this summer, the promise of significant premiums and a substantial new market is real and is prompting many beef producers to go through verification programs to be among the first to export beef to the new […]

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Video: Profitability and pride

May 24, 2017 — Cattleman Tom Donati, Oroville, Calif., says there's profitability and pride that comes with increased carcass quality.

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2017 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 8-14

May 23, 2017 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The 2017 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 8-14 at 11 different variety trial sites throughout eastern Colorado. The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, Colorado Wheat Research Foundation […]

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Rabies is a real and rising threat to people and pets

May 23, 2017 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The warm months are a time to beware of rabies as an infectious disease that can threaten the health of people and their pets — a fact underscored in mid-May, when state health agencies reported that two dogs in Colorado had […]

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American Pickers to film in Colorado

May 23, 2017 — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Colorado. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in July 2017. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on […]

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