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Soybean management field day to be held Aug. 8-11 at 4 locations

July 27, 2017 — The 19th annual soybean management field days, scheduled for Aug. 8-11, will focus on staying competitive in a global marketplace, increasing profits and meeting the world's growing food and energy needs starting in Nebraska. The field days will offer producers research-based information to improve their […]

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Colorado Beef Quality Assurance to host new Stockmanship and Stewardship Program in Fort Collins

July 27, 2017 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado Beef Quality Assurance is hosting one of several new regional events for cattle producers as part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Colorado State University's Agriculture Research, Development and Education Center in Fort Collins […]

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Beef Quality Assurance stockmanship clinic to be held Aug. 22 in North Platte

July 27, 2017 — LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension will host a Beef Quality Assurance stockmanship clinic on Aug. 22 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 West Hwy 30, in North Platte. The program will start at 3:30 p.m. with a welcome, followed by a presentation on the National […]

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Buffalo Livestock Auction sold to Niobrara County Wyoming residents

July 27, 2017 — There are new owners in the house at the Buffalo Livestock Auction, in Buffalo Wyo. On Monday, July 17, Gregg Matney and his son, Danny, took over the reins from Jay Godley, the original mastermind and builder of the auction arena that still values the […]

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‘Nowhere for cattle to go,’ some Montana ranches totally burned, Lodgepole Complex fire still burning

July 27, 2017 — Travis and Mary Brown and their 2-year-old son Boedy are facing the same crispy, black fate as many of their neighbors. Several wildfires that have joined together called Lodgepole Complex, started from lightning strikes Monday (July 17) night, have swept through more than 270,000 acres […]

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Conservation compliance, payment limits cause discord at ag committee hearing

July 26, 2017 — There were 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups who largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on July 25, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop insurance eligibility and […]

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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, ‘checks-in’ to the ag industry

July 26, 2017 — Followers of Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have been playing "Where's Waldo?" over the last few weeks, or rather "Where's Mark?" In an effort to connect the world, Zuckerberg has traveled to various places through the country exploring trades far different from his […]

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Teel’s 89-point bull ride gives him the overall lead at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

July 26, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Tuesday, Cody Teel became the first cowboy to ride two bulls at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The 2012 world champion scored 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo's bull Bomb Pop. That score put Teel at the top of the second-round […]

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USDA opens land, sends staff to drought-stricken North Dakota

July 26, 2017 — Responding to a drought, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue authorized the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program lands for emergency grazing and haying in Montana and North Dakota last week. USDA is adding the ability for farmers and ranchers in these areas to hay and graze […]

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Nebraska Extension specialist responds to dicamba concerns

July 26, 2017 — LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska crop producers are joining others across the country in facing potential issues related to dicamba, a herbicide for broadleaf weed control. While the product has been available for a number of years, this was the first year that dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready […]

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Clovis comments on crop insurance endanger nomination

July 25, 2017 — Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump's nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance and those statements may endanger his nomination, according to comments made July 25 by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Senate […]

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House Ag subcommittee debates SNAP as pathway from poverty

July 25, 2017 — Republicans and Democrats on the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee disagreed this week on whether the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can function as a program to move beneficiaries to skilled, good-paying jobs, but experts agreed that changes would be needed in the program for that to […]

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Farm groups support Clovis for ag undersecretary nomination

July 25, 2017 — More than 20 farm groups endorsed Sam Clovis, a former Iowa college professor who was an aide to Donald Trump on his presidential campaign, for the position of agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics. President Donald Trump nominated Clovis last week for the Senate-confirmed […]

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Chlorine-washed chicken roils UK trade secretary’s appearance

July 25, 2017 — A British reporter's question to United Kingdom International Trade Secretary Liam Fox about whether he would eat chlorine-washed chicken seemed to unsettle Fox at an American Enterprise Institute event on July 24. Fox traveled to Washington to meet with Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to begin […]

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2017 National High School Finals Rodeo: July 22 final results

July 25, 2017 — All Around Rookie Cowboy 1. Kasen York, Saratoga, Wyo., 306.428571428571 2. Tom Crouse, Gallatin, Mo., 530 3. Braidy Randolph, Lowell, Fla., 455 4. Culley Morgan, Checotah, Okla., 140 5. Jacob McGinn, Inman, S.C., 115 6. Kase Bacque, Port Barre, La., 80 7. Ben Mitchell, Twin […]

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LO Cattle Company in Garfield County, Montana, loses hundreds of cattle in fire

July 25, 2017 — Mary Brown, of LO Cattle Company just south of Highway 200 between Mosby and Sand Springs, Mont., is in the thick of the fire. They have 400-plus cattle that are either lost or dead. They are still fighting fire at the north end of their […]

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Erickson wrestles first-round lead at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

July 25, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ty Erickson's bid for his first steer wrestling world championship stayed on track Monday at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The Helena, Mont., cowboy moved into the lead in the first round of steer wrestling with a 7.2-second run. Erickson, who […]

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NCGA board member, Rohwer, testifies at Senate hearing on 2018 farm bill

July 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON – Crop insurance and commodity title programs have been critical for helping farmers survive sustained low commodity prices, and they should be maintained in the next farm bill, National Corn Growers Association Board member Bruce Rohwer testified today at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing […]

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Plague found in eastern Wyoming prairie dogs

July 24, 2017 — The plague, a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly to humans, was recently found in a prairie dog town in northeastern Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Three prairie dogs infected with plague were found recently in different parts of the Thunder […]

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Creasy makes bid for Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo bareback title

July 24, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Luke Creasy of Lovington, N.M., is making a big push for the bareback riding title at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Creasy took the early lead in the second round of bareback riding with an 86-point ride on a horse called […]

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