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Greeley Stampede Kickoff Concert downtown on June 16

May 26, 2017 — Join the Greeley Stampede for a free Kickoff Concert presented by JBS in downtown Greeley to ring in the 96th annual western celebration. Live music, dancing and street performers create a one-of-a-kind event you don't want to miss as a part of the Downtown District […]

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Pitts: Things I cannot change

May 26, 2017 — As I write and look out my window into a total whiteout with blowing snow and well, more blowing snow. Here it is the 19th day of May and it's been snowing since 6:30 yesterday morning when I went out to feed. WOW Charlie Brown! […]

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Picking, collecting, rummaging, hoarding

May 26, 2017 — The American Pickers are coming to Colorado. I don't know about you, but I'm excited. I was kind of a picker when I was younger and had a few outbuildings to store stuff in. OK, I was a rummager and probably on the verge of […]

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Profits and progress

May 26, 2017 — Frequently there are reports in the news about how much income was received by a given company. Unfortunately it's not followed by reporting the expenses. In the U.S. certainly, and likely worldwide, there is a stigma that keeps people from giving a full review of […]

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Pitts: Something to chew on

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Mader: My first show calf

May 26, 2017 — Some of my best growing up memories are of getting my 4-H projects ready for the fair. 1994 was an especially fun year for me because it was the first year I got to show a calf. I was 12 and I felt like I […]

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Yield: What’s in the news

May 26, 2017 — Almost always the funniest stories are true ones. This one comes from a friend in Wamego, Kan., ol' KayAnn E. Quipp, who works in the front offices of a large farm equipment dealership. KayAnn sez this is a true story that happened at work and […]

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U.S. Sugar beet, cane growers soured by Mexico’s actions but China has now entered the ring

May 26, 2017 — U.S. officials have until June 5 to resolve a disagreement with Mexican officials about how to handle Mexico's illegal dumping of cheap, subsidized sugar in the U.S. marketplace. If an agreement governing punishment of Mexico's violations is not reached, an 80 percent tariff will be […]

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Black: The Grapevine

May 26, 2017 — What better way to impress his new lady friend, thought Rob, than to take her to his friend's ranch for an afternoon branding and BBQ? His '84 model two-horse trailer had been repaired so many times that it looked like a well drillin' rig! The […]

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Fair trade keeps American farms competitive

May 26, 2017 — Fair trade is critical to American farmers and ranchers and our nation's economy. That's why opening new markets — and maintaining the ones we have now — is a top priority at the American Farm Bureau. Agriculture is fueling our economy, as well as putting […]

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May 26, 2017 — Donald Dvorak, 74 Dec. 29, 1942 – May 2, 2017 Potter, Neb. Donald Dvorak, 74, of Potter passed away at his home on May 2, 2017. He was born Dec. 29, 1942, to Frank and Angelina (Prince) Dvorak. He graduated from Potter High School in […]

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Beef producers need to find ways to tell consumers their story

May 26, 2017 — With an estimated 94 percent of U.S. consumers having zero connection to agriculture, producers may have to get creative educating them about the food they eat. "They don't even have a tie through an uncle or grandfather that is still back on the family farm […]

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

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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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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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