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Stephenson receives award from the Society for Range Management

February 20, 2018 — Mitchell Stephenson of Scottsbluff, Neb., received an Outstanding Young Range Professional Award at the Society for Range Management's 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training, and Trade Show in Sparks, Nev., which concluded earlier this month. The Outstanding Young Range Professional Award recognizes SRM members who exhibit

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Public forum in Scottsbluff, other sites to address 2018 farm bill

February 20, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. — Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska, including one at Scottsbluff, Neb., in early March. The Scottsbluff forum

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Colorado animal feeding operation fee bill clears all hurdles in senate

February 20, 2018 — GREELEY, Colo., — Since its introduction in the senate in early January, SB18-033 the Environmental Ag Program Fee Bill, has moved swiftly through the senate and passed third reading on the senate floor. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, Reps. Jeni Arndt and Jon

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Meet Nebraskan Joan Ruskamp the new Cattlemen’s Beef Board chairman

February 20, 2018 — Beef producer Joan Ruskamp from Dodge, Neb., was elected by fellow Cattlemen's Beef Board members to serve as CBB chairman in 2018. The vote came during the 2018 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Get to know Joan in the following interview: Tell us

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USDA supports disaster recovery with temporary expansion of Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance

February 20, 2018 — WASHINGTON – Puerto Rico residents continuing to recover from the impacts of recent hurricanes could be eligible for increased nutrition assistance, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This temporary assistance will be distributed through the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP),

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Quicken for farm and ranch recordkeeping workshop in Scottsbluff Feb. 28

February 20, 2018 — When commodity prices go down, it's important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Nebraska Extension educators will teach how to use Quicken, a popular commercial recordkeeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive and easy to find, in an

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National Ag Coalition taking California to court over unjustified, false Prop 65 listing

February 20, 2018 — WASHINGTON — As the state of California attempts to implement a policy that would cause massive damage to American farmers, a national agriculture coalition is going to court today with a reasonable request: halt California's extreme action until the judge can consider all of the

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Coal combustion residue char shows potential as soil amendment

February 20, 2018 — Research being performed by the University of Nebraska shows that char, a byproduct of a local sugar plant, has potential to improve soils in the region. But more research is needed. Proper soil management is necessary to sustain long-term agricultural productivity. Soil loss through erosion

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Boston Gingerbread | Iola Egle – Bella Vista, Ark.

February 19, 2018 — 1 c. molasses 1 c. sour milk 2 1/4 c. sifted flour 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. salt 1 egg, well beaten 1/2 c. canola oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix molasses and milk. Sift all dry ingredients together

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Pumpkin Nut Bread |Helen Druse, Lafayette, Colo.

February 19, 2018 — 1/3 c. shortening 1 1/3 c. sugar 2 eggs 1/3 c. water 1 c. pumpkin 1 tsp. baking soda 1 2/3 c. sifted flour 1 c. chopped nuts 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening,

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Apple Bread | Helen Druse – Lafayette, Colo.

February 19, 2018 — 1 c. sugar 1 c. brown sugar 3 eggs, beaten 1 c. salad oil 2 c. chopped apples 1 tbsp. vanilla 1 c. nuts 3 c. flour 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg

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Apple Oatmeal Nut Bread | Helen Druse – Lafayette, Colo.

February 19, 2018 — 1/2 c. margarine 1/3 c. brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 small apples, chopped 2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. flour 1/2 c. nuts 1 c. oats 1/4 c. milk Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream margarine with brown sugar. Add rest of

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Indian Fry Bread | Sharon Raasch – Imperial, Neb.

February 19, 2018 — 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. instant nonfat dry milk 1/4 tsp. salt 1 c. water In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, dry milk and salt together. Stir in the water until you have

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Something for everyone at 2018 Governor’s Ag Forum

February 16, 2018 — DENVER — The 27th Annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture is scheduled for Feb. 21. The agenda boasts a full day of inspiring speakers, informative breakout sessions and valuable networking opportunities for people from all aspects and walks of Colorado agriculture. Inspiring and informative speakers

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Ag Events, Sales and Shows

February 16, 2018 — The TAPS Marketing workshop scheduled for Feb 20, 2018 at the WCREC has been postponed. FEBRUARY 17-24   National FFA Week 20     Crop Marketing Seminar, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., WCREC at 402 W. State Farm Road in North Platte, Neb. Pre-registration is requested by calling/emailing Robert Tigner (rtigner2@unl.edu)

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Sugar growers, users argue sugar program

February 16, 2018 — ORLANDO — Sugar grower and user lobbyists engaged in a Valentine's Day sparring match Feb. 14 over the direction of the sugar program in the next farm bill during one of the last sessions at the annual International Sweetener Colloquium. Meanwhile, the Sweetener Users Association,

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Wish I could have been an FFA member

February 16, 2018 — This is a big week for FFA members as National FFA Week commences on Feb. 17 and continues until Feb. 24. This week more than 653,000 FFA members from all over the U.S. will be hosting activities and events that raise awareness about the role

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The Fence Post obituary: Clarence Lee Blair

February 16, 2018 — Clarence Lee Blair, 92 March 14, 1925 – Jan. 14, 2018CQ Casper, Wyo. Clarence Lee Blair, 92, of Casper, passed away Jan. 14, 2018. He was born March 14, 1925, in Buckingham, Colo., to Charles and Anna Blair. Clarence graduated from Buckingham High School and

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The Fence Post obituary: Darlene June Winter

February 16, 2018 — Darlene June Winter, 85 June. 6, 1932 – Jan. 23, 2017 Greeley, Colo. Darlene June Winter, 85, of Greeley, died Jan. 23 at home. She was born on June 6, 1932, to Katie (Wilhelm) and Fred Brug in Galeton, Colo. Darlene married Harold Lee Winter

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The Fence Post obituary: Keith Arnold Thomas

February 16, 2018 — Keith Arnold Thomas, 80 Feb. 17, 1937 – Jan. 19, 2018 Canon City, Colo. Keith Arnold Thomas, 80, of Canon City, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 19, 2018, on his way to enjoying another winter traveling, finding old friends and making new. Keith

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