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Colorado governor releases Rural Economic Blueprint

November 29, 2019

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis released his Rural Economic Blueprint last week to illustrate his commitment to expanding rural broadband access, reducing health care costs, repairing rural roads and bridges, investing in rural economic development, and...





Hemp conference planned for Dec. 17

November 18, 2019

Northeastern Junior College and the Eastern Colorado Small Business Development Center are preparing to host the NJC Hemp Conference on Dec. 17. The all-day conference is designed to offer a broad and in-depth look at...


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...


Data show cattle produce more protein than they consume

November 15, 2019

Within ag circles, the upcycling ability of the beef cow is recognized as one of the most fundamental values of beef. From a consumer standpoint, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprint concerns can eclipse the...


Veterans served well by horses

November 8, 2019

Purpose, peace, and the ability to continue moving forward are among the gifts the horses, many of them rescued, at Stillwater Ranch can provide to veterans readjusting to civilian life following deployment. The ranch, located...


Trump expected to sign PACT Act

November 8, 2019

President Trump is expected to sign the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, or PACT, Act after it passed unanimously through the Senate. If signed, the bill would make animal cruelty a federal felony. H.R.724 was...


USMEF export outlook marked by momentum

November 8, 2019

The U.S. Meat Export Federation Strategic Planning Conference began this week in Tucson, Ariz., and president and CEO Dan Halstrom said he’s positive based on increased forecasted demand and momentum for exports. He said beef...


Ingredient and Origin Labeling bill and resolution

November 1, 2019

The Real Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully Act of 2019, known as the Real MEAT Act of 2019, has been introduced by House members Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan. The bill, which has been...


Podcasting a marketing tool For Nebraska bull stud

October 25, 2019

The Bull Pen, a podcast hosted by Les and Loren Vogler, was originally started to offer customers of Vogler Semen Service and Nebraska Bull Service a unique platform to discuss their bulls and businesses. When...





Explosion at Dodge City Cargill plant bumps market

October 17, 2019

An explosion at the Dodge City, Kan., Cargill protein facility closed some shifts Thursday morning, Oct. 17. According to Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan, the explosion occurred in the morning in a small, stand alone building....