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Being front-end loaded when it comes to calving leads to higher profits

February 24, 2017 — WASHINGTON, Kan. — Since successful livestock operations revolve around the bottom line, more than 100 cattle producers and farmers turned out to hear the newest Traits of a Profitable Cow/Calf Operation on Feb. 22 at an annual Customer Appreciation Dinner in Washington, Kan., hosted by […]

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Producers learn about Farm to School program at Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ conference

February 24, 2017 — DENVER — It's not news that school lunches have changed in recent years thanks to the National School Lunch program, but where some of the food comes from is a different story. At the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's annual meeting Feb. 21 at […]

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Collaboration key to success of the ag industry

February 24, 2017 — DENVER — Farm operations can't work alone. It takes collaboration to make them successful. That was the main theme of the 26th annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture, driven home by many of those who spoke at the forum, including Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper and […]

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Catle too fat? There’s an app for that

February 23, 2017 — Scoring and tracking the body condition of cattle over time and across pastures, there are apps for that. CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements, produced by Alltech subsidiary, Ridley Inc., recently updated their CRYSTALYX Beef Cow Body Condition Score app. The free app is designed to help producers […]

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Air Force training mission planned during calving season

February 23, 2017 — Producers in the Powder River Training Complex in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, will be getting a free air show March 14-16; one that some may not appreciate right in the middle of calving and lambing season. Just over two years ago, the […]

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Colo. Land Link Program connects new farmers and ranchers with landowners

February 23, 2017 — Chaffee County, Colo., organic vegetable and flower grower Beth Telthorst tried her hand at farming in more affordable states, but "we kept on being drawn back to Buena Vista." The rural resort region in the Arkansas River Valley, known for its busy summer tourist season, […]

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Farm bill coalition asks for no cuts to farm bill programs

February 22, 2017 — A broad alliance of hundreds of farm, conservation, nutrition and rural groups sent House and Senate Budget and Appropriations committee leaders a letter Feb. 21, urging them not to re-open the 2014 farm bill through the budget or appropriations process. "The undersigned organizations, representing America's […]

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RFA’s Dinneen: Corn prices would be worse without ethanol

February 22, 2017 — SAN DIEGO — In his state of the industry speech to the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego on Feb. 22, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen said that, while farm incomes may be bad and corn prices heading lower, the situation would be worse […]

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NAGC Launches “BeeCare”, Testing for Honeybee Diseases

February 22, 2017 — FARGO, N.D. — The National Agricultural Genotyping Center will launch "BeeCare" testing service for honeybee diseases in February 2017. A total of nine viral and two bacterial diseases will be covered in the BeeCare test panel, which includes all currently known major honeybee diseases found […]

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Colorado River flows will keep shrinking as climate warms

February 22, 2017 — Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet — about the amount of water used by 2 million people in one year — according to new research from Colorado State University and the University of Arizona. The research […]

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator recertification training cancelled

February 22, 2017 — Due to the increasing possibility of a major winter storm with heavy snow and high winds, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Nebraska Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator recertification training scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center and Cherry County Extension office […]

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Another shot at delisting : Wyo. senators put gray wolf on target for state management

February 22, 2017 — The gray wolf is alive and surviving — make that thriving — in Wyoming. Enough that most groups with ties to management in the state – from ranchers, to state and federal wildlife agencies, to U.S. congressmen — feel it is time for it to […]

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Trump sends RFA letter of support on RFS

February 21, 2017 — The Renewable Fuels Association on Feb. 21 released a letter from President Donald Trump reiterating his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter was sent to the National Ethanol Conference that RFA is holding in San Diego. "Rest assured that your president and this […]

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Colo. workshop to teach attendees about raising chickens, beekeeping, making cheese and more

February 21, 2017 — LONGMONT, Colo. — Anyone interested in raising chickens, learning beekeeping, growing wine grapes, raising goats or making cheese has the opportunity to learn at a "Back to the Basics" workshop April 1 in Longmont. The day-long event offers a series of workshops by local experts […]

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Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association 2017 world standings

February 21, 2017 — 2017 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS All-around 1 Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas $38,075 2 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 36,735 3 Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 35,771 4 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 25,366 5 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 21,234 6 Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss. 17,011 7 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, […]

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Senate Ag announces subcommittee chairs, ranking members

February 21, 2017 — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on Feb. 17 announced the names of the chairs and ranking members of each of their subcommittees. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who arrived in the Senate recently as an appointee to succeed […]

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HSUS: APHIS ‘budged a little’ in reposting animal welfare reports

February 21, 2017 — Humane Society of the United States President and CEO Wayne Pacelle said in a blog post Feb. 17 that the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service had "budged a little" when it reposted some of the animal welfare reports it had removed from […]

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EWG, Food Policy Action launch Plate of the Union farm bill campaign

February 21, 2017 — The Environmental Working Group and the Food Policy Action Fund today are launching their "Plate of the Union" campaign on the next farm bill. The campaign is couched in the broadest cultural and political terms. "It aims to awaken a new audience of American consumers […]

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SD man uses metal and barbed wire to make rustic roses

February 21, 2017 — Three years ago, while Shawn Barber wandered through the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D., he never imagined he would see an idea that could turn into such a lucrative part-time career. "I happened to stop by a booth that was selling rustic […]

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Video: Selection and breeding technology improve beef quality

February 21, 2017 — Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about the selection and breeding technology that have improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. Courtesy of Certified Angus Beef

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