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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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Braden takes early lead in saddle bronc riding at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

July 24, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Day of the Cowboy was the perfect date for the first performance of the 121st edition of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration. This legendary rodeo is referred to by rodeo fans, competitors […]

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Over 17,000 people attend the Denver County Fair

July 24, 2017 — DENVER — Denver County Fair experienced strong crowds under the new ownership of the Western Stock Show Association over the weekend. The fair-ly weird event celebrating Denver's unique character and culture saw 17,220 people walk through its doors throughout the three days, July 21-23. The […]

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Agronomy Youth Field Day is Aug. 9

July 24, 2017 — CURTIS, Neb. — An agronomy day camp in Curtis, Neb., will feature new hands-on activities in precision agriculture, crops, soil management and center pivot irrigation systems. Youth ages 9 to 14 years old and adults are invited to the 2nd annual Agronomy Youth Field Day […]

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Pikes Peak Rangerette Drill Team celebrates 60 years in the saddle

July 24, 2017 — Colorado's western traditions will continue for a long time to come if the Pikes Peak Rangerette Drill Team has any say in the matter — and they do. In fact, the organization was created in 1957 for that very purpose. The Rangerettes are an offshoot […]

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Cinch Shoot-out kicks off 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 21, 2017 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The 121st annual edition of Cheyenne Frontier Days began Friday at Frontier Park with the Cinch Shoot-out, an invitational rodeo, created for a new generation of rodeo fan. Forty rodeo athletes competed in five events. The elimination format featured a preliminary round, […]

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Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to hold open house Aug. 23

July 21, 2017 — LINCOLN, Neb., — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will host its 18th annual open house Aug. 23 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The beef cattle research facility is three miles north and five miles east of Whitman. Presentations will be given on various aspects […]

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