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Wheat code finally cracked; wheat genome sequence will bring stronger wheat varieties to farmers

August 16, 2018 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely cultivated crop. This work will pave the way

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Wyo Ranch Quarter Horse Sale to be held Sept. 8 in Wyoming

August 16, 2018 — "No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." — Winston Churchill Bill Smith likes to start his September WYO Ranch Quarter Horse Sale off with one of his best geldings. This year it's Ja Sheer Skippin', a striking Palomino that's gentle,

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Increasing wolf, grizzly bear populations present challenges for ranchers, hunters

August 16, 2018 — Hunting season can't come quickly enough for some ranchers and farmers whose livestock have had meetings with sharp-toothed adversaries this summer. Wolves, grizzly bears and even mountain lions sometimes find calves, lambs, sheep and horses worthy of their attention, often with devastating consequences, perhaps worse

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BLS: Farm exports prices drop at record rate

August 16, 2018 — Prices for U.S. farm exports dropped in July by the most since 2011, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Agricultural export prices fell 5.3 percent from the prior month, the biggest drop since October 2011, as soybean prices plummeted 14.1 percent, Bloomberg

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Dairy groups praise USDA purchase

August 16, 2018 — The National Milk Producers Federation, the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy Farmers of America have praised the Agriculture Department's decision to buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to domestic food assistance programs — the first time the agency has bought milk

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Animal ag groups ask Senate conferees for permanent funding

August 16, 2018 — A coalition of 120 animal agriculture groups sent a letter to Senate farm bill conferees yesterday requesting their support for "permanent, full funding" for the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program in the farm bill conference report. The letter states that it is critical

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Native American Ag Fund from Keepseagle case launched

August 16, 2018 — A charitable trust fund to benefit American Indian farmers and ranchers from funds leftover in the Keepseagle discrimination case against the Agriculture Department has finally been established as the Native American Agriculture Fund. The District Court for the District of Columbia recently approved the appointment

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Bull Draw Fire in Colorado still growing

August 15, 2018 — Storms passed through Monday afternoon bringing with them 1/10 to 1/3 of an inch of rain. The rain only fell along the northeastern side of the fire. There was not enough rain to impact the fire's spread. Tuesday, there were still storm cells surrounding areas

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The Hitchin’ Post: 7 yr. AQHA Reg. Mare For Sale

August 15, 2018 — 7 Year Old AQHA Reg. Mare 15 HH • 1,100 lbs.  Doc O Dynamite & Orphan Drift Bred. Finished Calf Horse. Ready to haul & win on. She has been used on the ranch extensively as well as in the feedlot. Great disposition & great

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USDA offers more than $4 billion in loans available for rural water infrastructure projects

August 15, 2018 — Colorado is known for our mountains, our plains, our urban cities and our rural communities. Our state's varied landscapes also translate into a unique perspective on issues. As the Colorado State Director for Rural Development with the United States Department of Agriculture, I'm traveling constantly

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Nevada bronc rider takes first victory lap at Caldwell Night Rodeo

August 15, 2018 — CALDWELL, Idaho — Mitch Pollock could have been intimidated when he saw the other saddle bronc riders that were on the contestant roster at the first performance of the Caldwell Night Rodeo. Instead, he showed the reigning world champion and the rest of the field

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Twombly Horse Sale July 29 results from Cheyenne, Wyo.

August 15, 2018 — Twombly Horse Sale was held in Cheyenne, Wyo., during the Frontier Days Rodeo, in front of the Train Depot Plaza, July 28, 2018. The preview was held at the Laramie County Fairgrounds just out side of Cheyenne. We had a great sale. Buyers did their

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U.S. sugar market stable, but flat consumption, global glut loom

August 14, 2018 — TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. sugar market has stabilized since the latest agreements with Mexico went into effect, but flat consumption patterns and a global glut of sugar pose problems for the future, sugar analysts said here last week at the International Sweetener Symposium,

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USDA to publish notice to relocate 600 ERS, NIFA employees

August 14, 2018 — The Trump administration is wasting no time with its plans announced last week to move most of the staff of the Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington. The Agriculture Department announced today that it will

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Colorado State Fair adding Red Angus to cattle breeds contests

August 14, 2018 — PUEBLO, Colo. – Red Angus cattle now will be one of several cattle-breed competitions showcased during the Colorado State Fair this year. The Fair has been working to add more cattle breeds to its round-up of cattle competitions, adding to existing contests for the familiar

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‘Moo’ve over, yogurt; K-S students win first place in Dairy Council’s New Product Competition for ‘quarky’ drink

August 14, 2018 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — A new creamy protein-rich dairy drink has Kansas State University success written all over it. Three Kansas State University food science graduate students — Yuda Ou, China, and Priyamvada Thorakkattu and Karthik Sajith Babu, both from India — were awarded first place

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Neb. Gov. Ricketts requests federal disaster declaration

August 14, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts requested a Federal Disaster Declaration in the wake of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and flooding from June 17 to July 1. A Presidential Declaration would make federal dollars available to assist in funding recovery operations in

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USDA designates 25 counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas

August 14, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers in Missouri who suffered losses and damages due to recent drought on two separate occasions may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture,

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USDA designates 8 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas

August 14, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers in Cherokee, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, who suffered losses and damages due to a recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are

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Jury awards $289 million in Roundup case, but Bayer says it’s safe

August 14, 2018 — A jury in San Francisco has ruled that that Monsanto's Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former school groundskeeper terminal cancer, and awarded him $289 million in damages. But a spokesperson for Bayer, which recently bought Monsanto, told the BBC that

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