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Western bean cutworm and spider mites in field corn

July 22, 2019

Western bean cutworm (WBC) moths began to emerge in most part of northeastern Colorado. According to the historic pheromone trap data, the moth flight will continue until middle of August in Colorado. The peak population...



Tofurky, ACLU sue Arkansas over meat labeling law

July 22, 2019

Tofurky, a company that makes a tofu-based “turkey” product, and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Arkansas over a statelaw that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “burgers” or “hot dogs.” The...


FMCSA asks for comments on hours-of-service regs for ag drivers

July 22, 2019

The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations. The agency noted in a news release that it...


Democrats to meet with Lighthizer on USMCA after Mexico trip

July 22, 2019

The House Democrats’ trade working group on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will convene its fourth meeting on USMCA with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer later this week, the House Ways and Means Committee’s Democratic leadership announced...



The Zipline: Another year of farm labor shortages

July 19, 2019

As we enter mid-summer, many of our favorite foods are ripe and ready for harvest. There’s fresh corn, fruits and vegetables, peas and beans, and more — all ready to be picked and enjoyed now...


The Lives of the Cowgirls
The Lives of the Cowgirls

July 19, 2019

Remember awhile back — when, every so often — Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio would present a skit spoofing The Lives of the Cowboys? Well, here’s a radio skit spoofing The Lives of the...


BIF elects new directors, officers

July 19, 2019

The Beef Improvement Federation elected new directors and announced new officers June 20 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium in Brookings, S.D. Tommy Clark, Culpeper, Va., was introduced as the 2019-2020 BIF president during...


Safety ideas

July 19, 2019

I’ve got a question that was prompted after my niece told me about a safe driving course she attended while she was a sales representative for a drug company, a drug pusher if you will....


The Fence Post obituary: Annette M. “Annie” Meier
The Fence Post obituary: Annette M. “Annie” Meier

July 19, 2019

Annette M. “Annie” Meier, 78 April 17, 1941 – July 14, 2019 Sidney, Neb. Annette M. “Annie” Meier of Sidney, Neb., and formerly from Peetz, Colo., passed away July 14, 2019, in Sidney. Memorial services...


Summer at the Ono
Summer at the Ono

July 19, 2019

Yep, gentle readers, summer finally arrived on this 11th day of July. It was 93 degrees last I looked this afternoon. That is summertime for sure in this part of Colorado. Oh yeah, it’s been...


Sweet, albeit late, harvests across the state
Sweet, albeit late, harvests across the state

July 19, 2019

Though Colorado-grown produce will hit metro grocery stores in about 10 days to two weeks later than usual, Michael Hirakata said he expects an abundant and sweet harvest. He said weather this week has been...


New paint job

July 19, 2019

This has been an unusual week at Damphewmore Acres. We decided to get our entire home painted anew after the hailstorm did quite a bit of damage to the north side of our home a...


Cowboy wedding

July 19, 2019

When one of my cowboy friends tells me he’s getting married, my first question is “Does she have a job?” This particular wedding took place in the pines of Arizona. I thought that I would...


Facts, figures and formulas

July 19, 2019

School sure has changed since I went. Back in the 50s and 60s, when I was terrorizing teachers, about the biggest thing we had to worry about were pop quizzes and being sent to the...


Transition planning should be tackled early in life
Transition planning should be tackled early in life

July 19, 2019

It is a story estate planners hear too often. An elderly rancher passes away. His son, who is in his 50s, takes over the operation with no real ranching skills. The son seeks help from...




Stabenow calls NIFA, ERS moves ‘demolition’
Stabenow calls NIFA, ERS moves ‘demolition’

July 19, 2019

At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Thursday on the Agriculture Department’s research program, Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., called the Trump administration’s plans to relocate most of the positions in the Economic...