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USDA issues second tranche of Market Facilitation Program

November 15, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will...


Oh ‘deer’ season

November 15, 2019

It’s deer hunting season in the Midwest and, as usual, there are going to be people who do goof ball things. Saw this headline in the Grand Forks Herald recently and had to chuckle: “Man...


USDA to defer interest on crop insurance premiums

November 15, 2019

The Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019, Agriculture...



USDA announces its intent to ensure adequate sugar supply

November 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the U.S. market. In recent weeks, prospects for U.S. sugar production have...


CFB to celebrate 100th annual meeting in Denver

November 15, 2019

The members of the Colorado Farm Bureau are gathering for the 100th annual meeting Nov. 21-24 at the Renaissance Hotel Denver Stapleton. The event will include a general session featuring U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary...


The Fence Post obituary: Robert C. Norris

November 15, 2019

Robert C. Norris, 91 April 10, 1929 -Nov. 3, 2019 Colorado Springs, Colo. Robert C. Norris, husband of the late Jane W. Norris, passed on peacefully in the care of Pikes Peak Hospice, Nov. 3,...


The Fence Post obituary: Howard “Gordon” Malm

November 15, 2019

Howard “Gordon” Malm, 86 Oct. 6, 1933 – Nov. 9, 2019 Albin, Wyo. Howard “Gordon” Malm, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 9, 2019, at his home on the family...


The Fence Post obituary: LeRoy Thelander

November 15, 2019

LeRoy Thelander, 97 Dec. 16, 1921 – Nov. 9, 2019 Chappell, Neb. LeRoy Thelander, 97, of Chappell, Neb., died Nov. 9, 2019, at Regional West Garden County in Oshkosh. Funeral Services were held on Nov....


The Fence Post obituary: Helen Margaret Cass

November 15, 2019

Helen Margaret Cass, 101 April 16, 1918 -Nov. 9, 2019 Greeley, Colo. Helen Margaret Cass, 101, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Briggsdale, passed away Nov. 9, 2019, at Grace Pointe. She was born April 16,...


Nebraska Cattlemen welcome Kohls and Goes as new staff

November 15, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Cattlemen association is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Kohls as the association’s director of government affairs. Previously, Kohls served for five years as the executive director of the...


When in Rome, do as the Romans do

November 15, 2019

How do babies learn to speak their mother tongue? They are immersed in the language, of course. I am constantly reminded when watching toddlers begin to put words together. Knowing the language helps them develop,...


The National Western Stockdog Sale is back

November 15, 2019

As an accomplished cattle dog pursues an elusive steer, the upcoming National Western Stockdog Sale will pursue excellence. The event is held during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. National Cattle Dog Association Superintendents...


5 L Red Angus Annual ‘Profit $eeker’ Fall Sale

November 15, 2019

TFP Rep: Matt Wznick Date of Sale: Nov. 7, 2019 Location: At the Ranch near Sheridan, Mont. Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell Averages: 88 Red Angus Bulls Average $4472 6 SimAngus Bulls Average $4166 19 Profit Plus...



Like watching ourselves

November 15, 2019

I have sort of a resident eagle that hangs around the ONO Ranch. I have seen him perched on my entrance gate and on a fence post out by the road. There is a school...


Old news

November 15, 2019

I have a friend who worked for a livestock newspaper for 40 years who has newspaper ink clogging up his veins. Recently he’s been involuntarily checked into cell block 314 of the Old Farts Senior...


High loader not a good substitute for Highlander

November 15, 2019

A good neighbor of mine, ol’ C. Faren Wyde, a month or so ago had hip replacement surgery. The surgery wuz done in Manhattan, Kan. He wuz recovering well until one evening he, unfortunately, rose...