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Sir Loin

August 23, 2019

Do you have any friends named James Roberto, Barnard or Elizabeth who don’t go by Jim Bob, Barney or Liz? If you do, they are no doubt a hangover from parents who insisted that their...


Brett Spader named head of Angus Media

August 23, 2019

An experienced business professional and Angus breeder, Brett Spader will enter the role of Angus Media president Aug. 12. Spader brings with him many years of experience in livestock marketing, sales, and business and team...


Response to Gov. Polis: Impossible Burger

August 23, 2019

As a cattle producer from eastern Colorado and president of the largest producer-only cattle association in America, R-Calf USA, I was very disturbed by Gov. Jared Polis’ publicity stunt with the “Impossible Burger” and his...


Forecast for the weekend

August 23, 2019

Monday through Friday if you were to ask me what day of the week it is there’s a 50% chance I’d guess wrong. My biological clock simply doesn’t do weekdays. One day is as good,...



Sutherland FFA donates over $6,000

August 23, 2019

In mid-March of this year, a ruinous bomb cyclone blizzard swept throughout the state of Nebraska, causing catastrophic winds and highly destructive flooding in farm areas in the northeast part of the state. This event...


Donation of 4-H heifer raises $50,000 for family

August 23, 2019

Before she hit the sale ring at Sterling (Colorado) Livestock Commission on Wednesday, Aug. 14, Socks, was a market-type heifer that didn’t quite tip the scales to the required weight to sell in the Logan...



Federal court sends illegal water rule back to EPA

August 23, 2019

A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act because of its “vast expansion of jurisdiction over waters and land traditionally within the states’ regulatory...


USDA secretary town hall canceled

August 23, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — Due to weather-related travel issues, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is unable to make it to Nebraska today for the scheduled 11:30 a.m. town hall at the Nebraska State Fair. The...


Nebraska Supreme Court decides alternative KXL route is valid

August 23, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled the Nov. 20, 2017, Nebraska Public Service Commission decision approving an alternative route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska shall stand. This follows a Montana...




Grimsby

August 22, 2019

This is a perfectly Grimsby day, I thought to myself the other morning as I looked out the window. Grimsby? Yes, and there is a tale to go with it. Way back in my college...


Older-than-dirt clubs

August 22, 2019

As one ages, one must inevitably give up all the things that make one want to live longer. Once you’ve wandered, shuffled, staggered or achieved the status of older-than-dirt maturity (through no fault of your...


What now brown cow?

August 22, 2019

Gentle readers, before I start this column I need to make a correction. In a recent column I noted that North Dakota has begun to put the phrase, “In God We Trust” in some of...


The Fence Post obituary: Don Allen Vercimak

August 22, 2019

Don Allen Vercimak, 80 June 1, 1939 – Aug. 11, 2019 Lyman, Wyo. Don Allen Vercimak was born June 1, 1939, to Mike and Mildred Rose (Youngberg) Vercimak in Lyman, Wyo. He spent his early...


The Fence Post obituary: Harold Leroy Felte

August 22, 2019

Harold Leroy Felte, 87 July 19, 1932 – Aug. 9, 2019 Severance, Colo. Harold Leroy Felte died Aug. 9, 2019, at his home in Flower Mound, Texas He was born on July 19, 1932, in...


The Fence Post obituary: Wilda Mae Sweigard

August 22, 2019

Wilda Mae Sweigard, 90 June 11, 1929 – Aug. 14, 2019 Greeley, Colo. Wilda Mae Sweigard, 90, of Greeley passed away on Aug. 14, 2019, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born June 11,...