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Trip of a lifetime

February 18, 2019 — Did I ever tell you about my trip to Egypt and Morocco? No, well here goes. Back when I was young and working for Agweek magazine, I was invited to go on a trip with the U.S. Wheat Associates. We went to Egypt and Morocco

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Top 2018 equine student is NCTA’s Aggie of the Month

February 18, 2019 — CURTIS, Neb. – Huntra Christensen, a Lincoln Southwest High graduate and current student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, has been named February's Aggie of the Month. The third year student is majoring in both equine industry management and agribusiness with plans to graduate

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Apocolyptic: The Northern Queensland Flood of 2019

February 18, 2019 — Currently our land is quiet and bare. Once a bustling area of cattle and the other Australian animals moving about, seeking out food and water, there are now areas without birds, without ground animals, kangaroos, cows and many other ground dwelling animals. Nothing. No noise.

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Here and there

February 15, 2019 — I've been in every state but feel most at home on the left side of the Mississippi. I've climbed all over the 17 western states, floated the Rogue, rode horseback on the borderlands, know how to pronounce the capital of South Dakota, visited Cabelas in

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The Fence Post obituary: Doris Ann Kugler

February 15, 2019 — Doris Ann Kugler, 82 Feb. 24, 1936 – Jan. 8, 2019 New Raymer, Colo. Doris Ann (Pollock) Kugler, 82, longtime resident of the New Raymer, Colo., area, passed away Jan. 8, 2019, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., following an extended

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Farmers take duck habitat preservation to heart

February 15, 2019 — Farmers, many of whom are also sportsmen, take duck habitat preservation seriously and the results are something to quack about. First, some background information to set the stage. According to Ducks Unlimited, each spring millions of ducks and geese pass through the Prairie Pothole Region,

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Another story full of bull

February 15, 2019 — Many years back when there was a need to acquire a lot of bull to service our cows, we leased a prime specimen ­­— dubbed "Prince William" by his owner — from a rancher way up in the northern part of the state. We had

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When Jake got mad

February 15, 2019 — Gentle readers, ol' Jake had a fiery temper that was excused by that red-headed mane he sported under his cowboy hat. I have written about Jake several times before. He was the oldest hand on the ranch when I took over as manager. I expected

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Viewing the field

February 15, 2019 — The U.S. political scene is the gift that keeps on giving for humorous columnists, who are always on the lookout for new material. The newest "political gift" that fell into my lap from the high intellectuals in Washington, D.C., trying their very best to tell

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More good deeds

February 15, 2019 — An odd thing about doing good deeds sometimes it's difficult to tell the stories. We are taught not to blow our own horns so the column lets those who have a good story tell it without seeming to brag. Three more have come to light.

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Cowboy cartoonists

February 15, 2019 — In my life there are people with talents I admire: horse trainers, good ropers, cattle traders, backyard mechanics, welders, guitar players. AI technicians, farriers, purebred breeders and rough stock riders, for instance. I've resigned myself to the fact that you can't be good at everything,

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WDA now accepting applications for 2019 Wyoming Specialty Crop Grant Program

February 15, 2019 — CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Wyoming Specialty Crop Grant Program. This year, the WDA is estimated to receive up to $350,000 from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program contingent on funding availability. The allocation

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House, Senate out until Feb. 25

February 15, 2019 — After passing the conference report on the consolidated appropriations bill for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the House and the Senate have left Washington until Monday, Feb. 25. Next votes in the House are expected that day at 6:30 p.m., House Majority Leader Steny

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NSAC: Appropriations bill contains wins for agriculture

February 15, 2019 — The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition said late Thursday that the Agriculture section of the consolidated appropriations bill that Congress passed contains "strong funding levels" for many of its appropriations priorities. NSAC cited the following provisions: ▪ Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program: $27 million appropriated,

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Trump declares emergency at border to get money for wall

February 15, 2019 — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the border with Mexico today in order to reprogram billions in federal funding to build his proposed border wall. "We're going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we're going to do it

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ICOW holds legislative luncheon in Cheyenne

February 15, 2019 — Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming hosted a legislative luncheon for the Wyoming legislators, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Jonah Building, in Cheyenne. Eight ICOW members hosted approximately 75 legislators. In exchange for a delicious beef brisket meal, several legislators heard about concerns from Wyoming ranchers.

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House, Senate pass approps bill with ERS, NIFA report language

February 15, 2019 — The Senate and the House today passed an appropriations bill to keep federal agencies including the Agriculture Department open and avoid a government shutdown. President Donald Trump will sign the bill and declare a national emergency to get funding to build a wall on the

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U.S. issues WTO counter notification concerning India’s market price support for various pulses

February 15, 2019 — WASHINGTON – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States, together with Canada, submitted a counter notification in the World Trade Organization Committee on Agriculture on India's market price support for five pulses: chickpeas, pigeon peas,

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CSU studying lamb and sheep meat cuts to predict flavor profiles that consumers like

February 15, 2019 — Cody Gifford, a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University, is using technology originally developed for surgeons to determine molecular differences in lamb and sheep meat cuts as it relates to taste. He calls the first sheep flavor study completed at CSU a proof of concept

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Nebraska Sen. Friesen says his bill will bring property taxes down and still fund education

February 15, 2019 — The bulk of Nebraska's property taxes have long been shouldered by agriculture producers and with the new legislative session, comes Sen. Curt Friesen's LB 497 to help ease the burden. The bill provides equity across school districts, including those in districts with a large amount

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