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Report urges Trump administration not to cut international food aid

March 30, 2017 — The Trump administration may be proposing to cut international food aid and the budget for the U.S. Agency for International Development, but the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which laid the ground work for the Obama administration's Feed the Future program, released a report March […]

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Senate Ag Committee approves Perdue as agriculture secretary

March 30, 2017 — As expected, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted on March 30 to send President Donald Trump's nomination of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation. The vote occurred off the Senate floor in the midst of floor votes. Floor action […]

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Colorado cowgirl helps V8 Ranch at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

March 29, 2017 — While other high school seniors may have returned from a spring break trip with tan lines, Charlee Teague returned with hands-on experience with the V8 Ranch. Teague, a senior at Wiggins High School in northeastern Colorado, is a cattle girl at heart and is integral […]

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UK invokes Article 50 break with EU, ending the free trade access for ag goods

March 29, 2017 — The United Kingdom today invoked Article 50, the formal process that will lead to its departure from the European Union, The Washington Post reported. The break will end the free-trade access for agricultural goods and others between the EU member countries and the United Kingdom […]

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Commodity groups ask for tweaks to commodity programs

March 29, 2017 — Farmers who lead commodity groups asked the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee to continue the commodity programs in the 2014 farm bill, but to make the benefits more generous to help counter commodity prices that are lower than when the last […]

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Make a post-fire range and livestock management plan

March 29, 2017 — Don Schoderbek Schoderbek is a Regional Specialist (Range Management) for CSU Extension, reach him at (970) 522-7207 or donald.schoderbek@colostate.edu.

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Avian influenza strikes southern states, impacts export markets

March 29, 2017 — After one commercial poultry flock tested positive for the bird flu in southern Tennessee in March, a second case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza cropped up at another commercial poultry farm located within the infected controlled quarantined zone just a week or so later. […]

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PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Wildlife management along the Platte River

March 29, 2017 — As the North and South Platte Rivers flow through Nebraska they have created rich riparian areas adjacent to the river. Some of these areas have been colonized by invasive weeds, some are used for livestock forage, and many are managed for wildlife. Landowners have made […]

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Trainer teaches dogs and their owners

March 29, 2017 — Many farmers and ranchers have working dogs, but a select few dogs work with the ability and precision of Robin Brown's border collies. She and SCR Reinee are the latest Open Champions of the 2017 Winnemucca Cow Dog Trials in Winnemucca, Nev. Several of Brown's […]

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Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results

March 29, 2017 — CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ranchers running beef cattle on dry and dusty landscapes should consider smaller cows to get the best out of their herd. That's the recommendation of a recent interdisciplinary study involving rangeland researchers in Oregon, Wyoming and Oklahoma. Breeding smaller cattle could be […]

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Senate Ag vote on Perdue Wednesday

March 28, 2017 — The Senate Agriculture Committee will vote Wednesday on whether to report President Donald Trump's nomination of Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia Republican governor, to be the Agriculture Secretary to the full Senate. The vote will be taken in conjunction with a floor vote. Neither the […]

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General farm, northern crops achieve consensus on farm bill principles

March 28, 2017 — The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union and six groups representing commodities grown mostly in the northern states have reached consensus on a series of farm bill proposals, but groups representing generally southern crops have not signed off on them. The coalition, which […]

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JBS invests $12.5 million to CSU to form New Global Food Innovation Center

March 28, 2017 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Thanks to a substantial gift from one of the world's leading global food companies, JBS USA, Colorado State University has begun construction on the JBS Global Food Innovation Center in Honor of Gary & Kay Smith, a new $15 million facility […]

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Contractor allegedly ripped off Coloradans

March 28, 2017 — DENVER — Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced March 23 that an El Paso County District Court Judge has granted the Attorney General's motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants Western Barn Company, LLC, Quality Barn Builders, LLC, Daryl Bruce Jurgens, Ryan Jurgens, Birgit Jurgens […]

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Monsanto donates $50,000 to wildfire relief fund

March 28, 2017 — CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Just this week, Colorado agriculture celebrated National Ag Day at the State Capitol, only a few weeks after a grass fire spread throughout Northeast Colorado, devouring more than 30,000 acres and the livelihoods of many in the agricultural community. In response to […]

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Yield competition is an opportunity for dairy farmers to earn scholarships

March 28, 2017 — MINERVA, Ohio — Celebrating passionate young agricultural leaders, the first annual Churn It Up National Yield Competition aims to inspire those entering the farming world. It is, first and foremost, an organization that aims to continue the education of tomorrow's bright dairy farmers while making […]

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Colorado bill directs CDA to study the use of hemp in animal feed

March 28, 2017 — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp as early as next year, thanks to a bill directing the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the use of industrial hemp in animal feed. Mike Sullivan, the owner of Johnstown-based Hemp Farm Colorado, said the inclusion of hemp […]

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Coloradans celebrate Ag Day and the capital building in Denver

March 24, 2017 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper reminded attendants at Ag Day at the capital building in Denver that it was farmers and ranchers who pulled the state out of the recession in 2008 and 2009. And now, with low prices, it's time for the federal and state […]

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Magnum Feedyard earns prestigious national award

March 24, 2017 — Magnum Feedyard looks like an ordinary feedlot when people pass by on Morgan County Road 1 in Wiggins, Colo. Cattle roam the pasture and young calves can be seen playing around the cattle. These are the things onlookers can see, but there are a lot […]

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Sanders: Landmarks and Names

March 24, 2017 — Do you name your farm fields? Some operations number their fields, but we're not that sophisticated so we refer to fields for various reasons. My brother calls one the Funky Field due to the fact that it was planted with Funk's seed corn several years […]

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