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Livestock Market Reports week ending December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 —

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New plants, increased production capacity may threaten soybean processor profitability

December 10, 2018 — DENVER — Historically strong crush margins in recent years have driven the U.S. soybean processing industry into its biggest expansion phase in 20 years. Two new processing plants are expected to start production by the end of 2019, with a third expected to begin production

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Peterson: Dairy best part of farm bill; to be released Tuesday

December 10, 2018 — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., called the dairy section of the farm bill the best part of the legislation in an interview posted by the Red River Farm Network. Peterson has also said he expects the bill to be released Tuesday and

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Perdue writes Aderholt about rural development reorganization plans

December 10, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has written House Agriculture Committee Chairman Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., about his extensive plans for reorganization of USDA's rural development mission area. The Hagstrom Report obtained a copy of the letter to Aderholt. Perdue's plans, according to a Nov. 30 letter, include:

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FCC head attends cattle sale to see how ag industry uses high-speed broadband to market cattle

December 10, 2018 — A new and surprising face was spotted at the Ginger Hill Angus annual production sale held a few weeks ago at the auction barn in Culpepper, Va. Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr was in the stands to witness the cattle sale and see how

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Cameron man indicted for writing forged checks for livestock, more charges expected

December 10, 2018 — CAMERON, Texas — Kenneth Kirk, 64, of Cameron, has been arrested and indicted on three counts of passing a forged check. The arrest and indictments are the results of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Hal Dumas and the Milam

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USW president urges USTR to help protect wheat exports to Japan through trade negotiations

December 10, 2018 — WASHINGTON — When the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) enters into force Dec. 31, 2018, Japan will grant preferential access to wheat export countries that are in the agreement. This has the potential to slash sales to a crucial market for U.S. wheat farmers.

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Hats and Boots Extravaganza to be held Jan. 18 to benefit Colorado Boys Ranch

December 10, 2018 — Come and dance the night away on Jan. 18, 2019, at the best rodeo after-party during the National Western Stock Show from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Forney Museum of Transportation. The Hats and Boots Extravaganza is a huge fundraiser for the Colorado Boys

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Keynote speakers announced for 31st Annual High Plains No-Till Conference

December 10, 2018 — KIT CARSON, Colo. – The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association has announced that Colin Seis, Jennifer Moore-Kucera, and Rick and Alec Horton will be featured as keynote speakers for the 2019 High Plains No-Till Conference on Feb. 5-6 at the Community and Education Center in Burlington,

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Former Ag secretary Bergland dies

December 10, 2018 — Bob Bergland, the former House member who was the Agriculture secretary in the Carter administration, died Dec. 9 at a care facility in Roseau, Minn. Bergland was 90. House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said in a statement, "I am so sorry to

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Heng-Moss named Agricultural Sciences and Nature Resources dean at UNL

December 10, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. – Tiffany Heng-Moss, who has served as interim dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources since July 2017, has been named permanent dean of the college. Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and

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UPDATED DAILY: Wrangler NFR 2018 Round Results

December 10, 2018 — Jump to results: Bareback Steer Wrestling Team Roping (Headers) Team Roping (Heelers) Saddle Bronc Riding Tie-Down Roping Barrel Racing Bull Riding Bareback Steer Wrestling Team Roping (Headers) Team Roping (Heelers) Saddle Bronc Riding Tie-Down Roping Barrel Racing Bull Riding  

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McCarthy: Farm bill may come up next week

December 9, 2018 — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., listed the farm bill as one item that may come up next week in the House. In his weekly schedule, McCarthy said that the House will come into session at noon Monday for morning hour, at 2 p.m. for

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The Fence Post obituary; Harold Walker

December 7, 2018 — Harold Walker, 73 Jan. 3, 1945 – Nov. 15, 2018 La Salle, Colo. Harold Walker, 73, of La Salle, passed away Nov. 15, 2018, in Eaton, Colo. Harold was born in Greeley, Colo., on Jan. 3, 1945, to Rose Marie (Ginther) and George C. Walker.

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The Fence Post obituary: Orville Lee Thomason

December 7, 2018 — Orville Lee Thomason, 97 Jan. 13, 1931 – Nov. 28, 2018 Hudson, Colo. Orville Lee Thomason, 97, of Hudson, passed away on Nov. 28, 2018, at NCMC in Greeley. He was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Cabool, Mo., to William and Laura (Dowdy) Thomason. He

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The Fence Post obituary: Jerry Alan Brown

December 7, 2018 — Jerry Alan Brown, 71 May 29, 1947 – Nov. 22, 2018 Bridgeport, Neb. Jerry Alan Brown, 71, of Bridgeport passed away on Nov. 22, 2018 near Fort Collins, Colo. Jerry was born May 29, 1947, in Wray, Colo., to Eldon and Maxine (Byerly) Brown. He

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The Fence Post obituary: Shirley Ann Baskerville

December 7, 2018 — Shirley Ann Baskerville, 76 Jan 6, 1942 – Nov. 5, 2018 Fort Collins, Colo. Shirley Ann Baskerville passed away suddenly on Nov. 5, 2018, in Fort Collins. Shirley was born Jan. 6, 1942, in La Junta, Colo., to Johann and Christine Schleich. Shirley was raised

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The Fence Post obituary: Charles Waneka

December 7, 2018 — Charles Waneka, 97 Feb. 11, 1921 – Nov. 19, 2018 Lafayette, Colo. He loved history, and now, after 97 years of life, it's his time to tell his story. Charles (Chuck) Waneka passed away on Nov. 19, 2018. Charles Dixon Waneka was born on Feb.

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Robo calls and miracles

December 7, 2018 — Gentle readers, I'm about to pull out what little hair I have left with these constant calls, some from machines and others from real folks that should know better. A few minutes ago I got that female voice that said "Don't hang up." I bet

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All new 2020 Chevrolet HD Silverado to debut in February

December 7, 2018 — The 2020 Chevrolet HD Silverado has an all new look, it's taller, longer and meaner. Saw it in person and I was impressed. Looking at it head on takes getting used to as with all new designs. Now along with the steps built into the

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