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National Cowboy Council formed

April 19, 2019 — GRESHAM, Ore., and PUEBLO, Colo. – As Montana has voted to support the "Day of the Cowboy," the National Day of the Cowboy organization announced significant new resources to help bring this important recognition to the remaining 35 states that currently do not officially celebrate

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New technologies for range and pasture management

April 19, 2019 — This article appears in the April BeefWatch online newsletter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's beef production website, https://beef.unl.edu. A new BeefWatch is posted every month, and interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles become available throughout the month of publication and are accessible at

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The Fence Post obituary: Henry Fritz Kohlhoff

April 19, 2019 — Henry Fritz Kohlhoff, 90 Aug. 20, 1928 – April 10, 2019 Eaton, Colo. Henry Fritz Kohlhoff, 90, of Eaton, Colo., passed away on April 10, 2019, in Greeley, Colo. He was born to Adolf and Sophia (Hillmann) Kohlhoff on Aug. 20, 1928, in Warpe, Germany.

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The Fence Post obituary: Marjorie Jean Thomas

April 19, 2019 — Marjorie Jean Thomas, 93 Nov. 21, 1925 – April 13, 2019 Carr, Colo. Marjorie Jean Thomas, 93, of Carr, passed away April 13, 2019, in Greeley, Colo. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Greeley to Charles and Carrie (York) Shelenberger. The family lived in

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The Fence Post obituary: Dorothy Roselea Marquardt McVay

April 19, 2019 — Dorothy Roselea Marquardt McVay, 91 April 9, 1928 – April 11, 2019 North Platte, Neb. Dorothy Roselea Marquardt McVay, 91, of North Platte, Neb., passed away April 11, 2019, at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Dorothy was born the fourth child in a family of 10

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Making cottage cheese

April 19, 2019 — Do you like cheese? Think how smug you'll feel when you mention you make your own cottage cheese. The following is what I remember from years ago. Start by acquiring a batch of skim milk. Don't worry. You don't have to go out and buy

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Proper storage of medicines critical to animal health

April 19, 2019 — Properly storing vaccinations and medications can be key to ensuring animal health, according to Nebraska's Bovine Quality Assurance director. Rob Eirich told producers during an Animal Health Stewardship and Product Care seminar that antimicrobial resistance is real, and that producers need to use good antimicrobial

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Here we go again

April 19, 2019 — It's the eleventh day of April and another "big blow." Yup, yesterday morning it started with rain, ice, snow, and wind and it came in like gangbusters! Sure wasn't ready for that, were you? You folks out on the plains and our neighbors in Wyoming,

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Small town businesses

April 19, 2019 — Doing business in a small town has its own rewards, and not all of them can be measured in financial terms. Recently my husband took a broken hydraulic hose to get a replacement. Due to the fact that the hoses require specific ends, or fittings,

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NFU: New ag census provides better picture of family farm agriculture

April 19, 2019 — WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the most complete set of data for American agriculture available. The census, taken every five years, provides an abundance of information about land use, farm ownership and decision-making, demographics,

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Bearded men beware

April 19, 2019 — It's amazing the amount of weird news I can uncover on the "internet news" almost any time I look. This week is no exception. Before I get into the first piece of "weird" news, let me explain that I've worn a short, clipped beard for

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A salute to the Lynch, Neb., rural volunteer fire department

April 19, 2019 — The town of Lynch is a small rural community of 250 people in Boyd County located in northern Nebraska. Laying between the Missouri and Niobrara rivers the entire region has been hit hard by the recent flooding caused by the bomb cyclone in mid-March. Sixty

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CSU facility pairs science and industry

April 19, 2019 — Gary and Kay Smith are the namesakes of the new meats lab facility on the campus of Colorado State University. Smith was a faculty member in the animal science department for 20 years and was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Mrs. Smith was a supporter of

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Backwoods wisdom

April 19, 2019 — "Age-in' a cow is 'bout the thing I hate most. Seems like they can tell the instant you cross the line into the strike zone." We all nodded sympathetically with Jeff's pronouncement. Each cowman in the circle of chairs could remember a blow to the

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The speech makers

April 19, 2019 — Now days it's not unusual for purebred breeders to offer 500 bulls in a sale but when I started working bull sales 46 years ago a typical sale might offer 60 or 70 bulls and it would take almost as long to sell them as

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A challenging time for aerial applicators as they share the air with other aircraft

April 19, 2019 — Spring is marked in farm country by field work, the movement of equipment between fields, and aerial spraying, all of which are jobs that require an eye for safety. Drones, both used by hobbyists and used commercially, often for field imaging, are a tool more

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Fire and feed efficiency: Using data to make it work

April 19, 2019 — Chad Cook is a numbers man. The Cook family's Bridle Bit Simmental seedstock operation in southeastern Colorado in Walsh, makes decisions based on data and that data has paid off in buyer confidence. Cook has been utilizing the American Simmental Association's data system, earning perfect

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ITC U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement analysis out

April 19, 2019 — The U.S. International Trade Commission today released its long-anticipated analysis of the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The ITC concluded it will have a limited but positive effect on the U.S. economy. The report contains detailed analyses of various economic sectors. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley,

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Southwest Nebraska helping 4-H’ers in flood recovery

April 18, 2019 — Nebraska Extension and 4-H in southwest Nebraska is reaching out to our communities to participate in the 4-H'ers Helping 4-H'ers program. The bomb cyclone that created devastating flood and blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska is a month behind us however, the reality of it

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USDA announces February income over feed cost margin triggers

April 18, 2019 — WASHINGTON, — USDA's Farm Service Agency announced that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage program.

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