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The search for stockmen

August 22, 2019

The future of food is in our hands, but do we have enough hands to help feed the world? Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare at Texas A&M University, shares ideas on the narrowing...



Hoping for higher prices will not save you

August 22, 2019

Welcome to my column. One thing you will learn about me very quickly, I’m the guy that says what everyone is thinking but is uncomfortable saying. I do this because I truly believe that all...


Gelbvieh Junior Ambassadors named at Music City Showdown

August 21, 2019

Congratulations to William Welsh, Franklin, Neb., and Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo., for being selected as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association ambassadors for 2019-2020. Grace Steenbergen, daughter of Dale Steenbergen and Sharon Fain, was chosen as...


Analyzing genomes to improve disease control in poultry

August 21, 2019

Marek’s disease — a highly contagious viral disease caused by a herpesvirus — is a constant threat to poultry worldwide. It is also one of the most preventable diseases with vaccination. However, while vaccines prevent...


Skiatook man sentenced for 2018 cattle thefts

August 21, 2019

PAWHUSKA, Okla. — Michael Joseph Demaro, 44, of Skiatook was convicted and sentenced Aug. 13 on three counts of larceny of domestic animals, cattle. The convictions are the result of an investigation by Texas and...





The Yesteryear Farm Show will be held Aug. 23-25

August 20, 2019

Summer is here, folks are busy with their day-to-day tasks and responsibilities, and looking for ways to provide some weekend fun and entertainment. Here is a great idea for a break in your routine —...



Henry to lead U.S. Wheat Associates policy team again

August 20, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. Wheat Associates announces that a familiar face is returning to the organization, naming Dalton Henry as vice president of policy. Henry starts his position Aug. 20, 2019, based in the USW...


Nebraska farm credit mediation

August 20, 2019

Your lender informs you that your unpaid operating loan will not be renewed. What are your options? Loan foreclosure? Bankruptcy? One important option in Nebraska is farm credit mediation. This is when you and your...




Using call options to recapture rising prices

August 19, 2019

STERLING, Colo. – Many corn producers developed very thoughtful marketing plans last winter that included pricing points at the $3.80 to $4 per bushel. These pricing points were established based on sound market outlook information...


Champions crowned at 85th Caldwell Night Rodeo

August 19, 2019

CALDWELL, Idaho – If a script had been written for the conclusion of the Caldwell Night Rodeo, it couldn’t have played out any better than the actual competition on Saturday night. It started with outstanding...


What’s bugging you?

August 19, 2019

“What’s bugging you?” If you ask a farmer or rancher, you might get an impromptu lesson in entomology. Because those who live on and work the land know a lot about insects. First of all,...


Simmental elects its new leadership

August 19, 2019

LOVELAND, Colo. — Colorado Simmental Association elected officers and directors during its 49th annual meeting July 11. All officers were retained for the 2019/2020 year. They are Jay Hill of Sterling, president; Mitchell Jergensen of...


USDA Secretary Perdue to appear at UNL town hall meeting

August 19, 2019

As part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary celebration, Chancellor Ronnie Green will host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Aug. 23 for a public town hall event during the Nebraska State Fair in...