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Recent Stories by Rachel Gabel, Assistant Editor

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....

High suicide risk in veterinary practitioners

September 20, 2019

A study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association shows a significantly higher rate of death by suicide in veterinarians compared to the general population. The study, investigating...

Cowbelles bring ag to area fourth graders

September 20, 2019

The Laramie County Cowbelles and a slew of volunteers from Cheyenne’s three FFA chapters welcomed about 900 local fourth graders to the Archer Complex Tuesday and Wednesday to their annual Ag Expo on Sept. 17...

Pawnee Buttes Grass Tour held in Grover

September 13, 2019

The Pawnee Buttes Seeds grass tour met Aug. 15-16 at the Lonesome Pines Land and Cattle Company in Grover, Colo., an area firmly in grazing country. The program concentrated on what rancher Jim Sturrock has...

Frey returns to Centennial Livestock Auction

September 13, 2019

Tom Frey is once again calling bids at Centennial Livestock Auction in Fort Collins, Colo. Frey grew up in Nebraska and joined the CLA team following graduation. In 1999, he and his wife Leisa, moved...

Nebraska stands up for farmers in CAFO attack

September 10, 2019

With contributions in the neighborhood of $13.8 billion in 2018, livestock production is leading the way for the Nebraska economy. According to a report by Glennis McClure and Brad Lubben at the University of Nebraska,...

Colorado Centennial farms and ranches

September 6, 2019

The Centennial Farms and Ranches Program presented signs and certificates to the 22 families that have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more. The ceremony was held on Aug. 23...

Perdue launches investigation into beef pricing margins

August 30, 2019

Price manipulation, collusion, restrictions of competition, and other unfair practices are what investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Packers and Stockyards Division are looking for evidence of after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his...

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...