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Recent Stories by Rona Johnson, Editor

Stop the world I want to get off

October 26, 2018 — Where to start? That is the question I am asking myself as I sit down to write this week's editor's note. It was a weird, newsy week and there is so much to discuss. First came the weird news about PETA saying milk is "a

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In praise of pre-cut chicken

September 7, 2018 — I was preparing another rant today but decided to keep it light this week because there is just too much to rant about and I only have one page. I received a packet of very old recipes from Lola Nussbaum, a reader from Grover, Colo.,

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Johnson vs PETA

August 24, 2018 — You've probably read the news by now that PETA is celebrating a victory. They managed to get Nabisco to take the bars off of the cages holding the animals pictured on its boxes of "Barnum's Animals" crackers. If you haven't heard the news, you are

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Abe Morris, former PRCA bull rider, plans to start a cookie business

April 13, 2018 — Move over Little Debbie and Famous Amos, Abe Morris is entering the cookie-baking arena. The former Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bull rider has been baking his famous cookies for 25 years. Now, instead of just giving them away or selling them one batch at a

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Wyoming veterinarian urges ranchers to test their herds for bovine TB

December 1, 2017 — Although bovine tuberculosis has not been discovered in Wyoming, ranchers here should be protecting their herds against the deadly disease. TB has been controlled in the U.S. but it has not been eliminated totally," said Wyoming State Assistant Veterinarian Bob Meyer. Meyer told ranchers at

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Pardon my whine

November 10, 2017 — Last week was not a good week for me. I am sitting here typing with my frozen hands in a building with no heat. Yes, the boiler is out in the office and the hot flashes can't come fast enough to keep me warm. They

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Johnson: When fun hurts

November 3, 2017 — It's fall and what better way to celebrate than a trip to a corn maze. Took my two grandkids to The Fritzler Corn Maze just south of Greeley, Colo. It was great fun, but I'm definitely starting to feel my age. As I normally do

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‘Grab the blow torch’

October 20, 2017 — I read this headline today and laughed out loud, "Man tries to kill spiders with blow torch – ends up burning his house down." I can't tell you how many times I've said, "Grab the blow torch," when I see a spider. In fact, I

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Briggsdale Gas and Go hosts big money rib cook-off

September 22, 2017 — If the crowd was any indication, the second annual Briggsdale Gas and Go Rib Cook Off and Customer Appreciation held Sept. 16 in Briggsdale, Colo., was a hit. "It went real well," said Randy Cass, who helped organize the event. He also was the one

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NYFC to testify before new Colo. Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee

August 7, 2017 — The National Young Farmers Coalition testified before the first-ever Colorado Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee on Aug. 10 at the state capital building in Denver. NYFC is the only national advocacy organization focused solely on the needs of young and beginning farmers and

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Johnson: Wildfires taking a toll

July 28, 2017 — As of Thursday, the Lodgepole Complex fire in Montana had burned about 270,000 acres and was about 62 percent contained. There are about 600 firefighters fighting the fire, which is being referred to as the largest in the U.S. Also, as of Thursday, the fire

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Johnson: Road trip to South Dakota

July 14, 2017 — I drove to Belle Fourche, S.D., last week for a meeting with The Fence Post team and people from our sister paper, Tri-State Livestock News, which has an office there. I hate to brag, but I did bring some much-needed rain for the area with

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Typical Johnson family vacation

July 7, 2017 — In case you didn't notice, I took a few vacation days to celebrate the Fourth of July. My husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren packed up the RV and went to Boysen State Park near Thermopolis, Wyo. Both my daughters served

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Coloradans celebrate Ag Day and the capital building in Denver

March 24, 2017 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper reminded attendants at Ag Day at the capital building in Denver that it was farmers and ranchers who pulled the state out of the recession in 2008 and 2009. And now, with low prices, it's time for the federal and state

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Award winning Alpaca farm in Colorado runs about 450 head

March 10, 2017 — When Sharon and Marc Milligan decided to move out to their 450-acre ranch near Livermore in northern Colorado, the plan was to raise buffalo. That was 12 years ago. Today, although some of their perimeter fencing is designed for buffalo, they run about 450 alpacas

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Producers at Colorado Farm Show look to emerging markets to increase their profitability

January 25, 2017 — Low commodity and livestock prices have prompted producers to look for new markets. That's what drove them to the Emerging Markets panel discussion at the Colorado Farm Show on Tuesday afternoon. Producers had a lot of questions for panelists Ed Lehrburger, president and CEO of

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Colorado Farm Show caters to agriculture producers and consumers

January 16, 2017 — The 53rd annual Colorado Farm Show is all about agricultural production, education and innovation and is designed to resonate with farmers, ranchers and consumers. The theme, Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, stems from the farm show organizers' commitment to educating the consumer about agriculture,

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Johnson: Gearing up for January events

January 6, 2017 — January is a busy month for The Fence Post staff with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and, right on its heels, the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley. These events will be a first for me, and I can't wait to go. In the

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