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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: Loren Lovell Treffer

February 16, 2018 — Loren Lovell Treffer, 85 June 1, 1932 – Jan. 21, 2018 Broken Bow, Neb. Loren Lovell Treffer, 85, of Broken Bow died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at his home. He was born June 1, 1932, to Lovell and Pauline (Celmer) Treffer in rural Sherman County.

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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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FFA members teach young students about agriculture so they can grow up to be informed consumers

February 16, 2018 — It is said that it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a group of FFA members with a desire to make a difference for the youngest students, to do so. Platte Valley (Colorado) FFA member Ashlyn Ochsner, a junior, saw the

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Annie’s Project opens up the business side of farming and ranching to women

February 16, 2018 — Brent Young has witnessed the difference multiple voices can have on a farming operation. Before, he and his son would text back and forth to discuss the family farm. But for about a year, now, Young's wife and daughter-in-law also are part of the text

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2018 Greeley Stampede concert lineup announced

February 16, 2018 — The Greeley Stampede formally presents the 2018 Superstars Concert Series Lineup including Grammy award-winning Darius Rucker, platinum recording artist Dustin Lynch, Roots and Boots Tour 90's Electric Throwdown featuring Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin, chart-topping Aaron Watson, and more to be announced. 2018

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Opioids: Rural America’s real threat

February 16, 2018 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 100 farmers and agriculture workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every single day. Even with safety measures in place, farm and ranch work is labor-intensive, and not without risk. Rural primary care physicians and emergency rooms

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A local Greeley, Colo., business growing from seed

February 16, 2018 — Colorado natives John and Jenny Fabian roamed around a bit before realizing their roots were deeply planted in the soils of home. John grew up on the family farm in Pueblo, Colo., where he early-on discovered a life-long passion for agriculture. He fell in love

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WGCD to hold its first Northeast Colorado Progressive Ag Symposium

February 16, 2018 — The West Greeley Conservation District is holding its first ever Northeast Colorado Progressive Ag Symposium on March 14-15 at Island Grove Park. The symposium is free but the conservation district requires attendees to RSVP by March 6 so they can get a head count for

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Bailey to retire from GMA; organization has lost many prominent members

February 16, 2018 — Grocery Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pamela Bailey will retire later this year after nearly 10 years leading the organization. Bailey will remain with GMA and manage the organization as the board of directors searches for her successor, with Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart retained

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