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Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in 6 Colorado counties
Vesicular stomatitis cases confirmed in 6 Colorado counties

July 19, 2019

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VSV) in Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, La Plata, Larimer, and Weld counties in Colorado. At this time, all confirmed cases in Colorado...


Democrats to meet with Lighthizer on USMCA after Mexico trip

July 22, 2019

The House Democrats’ trade working group on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will convene its fourth meeting on USMCA with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer later this week, the House Ways and Means Committee’s Democratic leadership announced...



Sweet, albeit late, harvests across the state
Sweet, albeit late, harvests across the state

July 19, 2019

Though Colorado-grown produce will hit metro grocery stores in about 10 days to two weeks later than usual, Michael Hirakata said he expects an abundant and sweet harvest. He said weather this week has been...



James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII
James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

May 29, 2012

Four months shy of his 21st birthday, James King Aurness of Minneapolis, Minn., was waiting anxiously with fellow soldiers, standing on one of the U.S. Army’s WWII landing barges of the U.S. 3rd Army Infantry...


FMCSA asks for comments on hours-of-service regs for ag drivers

July 22, 2019

The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today announced that it is seeking public comment on revising agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations. The agency noted in a news release that it...


Catahoula Leopard Dog: Not your average stock dog
Catahoula Leopard Dog: Not your average stock dog

February 17, 2014

“A Catta whatta?” That’s the most common response that owners of Catahoula Leopards get after answering the question, “What kind of dog is that?” The largest breed of stock dog, a Catahoula, typically weighs between...


Towing on extreme grades
Towing on extreme grades

September 24, 2012

The Sterling above is parked outside the Eisenhower Tunnel at 11,013 feet with a 7 percent grade coming East from Dillon, Colo. This is a favorite run for truck manufactures and journalists testing trucks. I...


UFW calls H-2A changes ‘new low’ while Farm Bureau approves

July 17, 2019

The United Farm Workers Tuesday said that the Trump administration’s changes to the H-2A certification program for farm workers set “a new low of hypocrisy, racism and self-dealing” while the American Farm Bureau Federation praised...



Aggie dean Rosati set to retire from NCTA
Aggie dean Rosati set to retire from NCTA

July 23, 2019

CURTIS, Neb. – Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year...


How to raise an orphan calf
How to raise an orphan calf

July 25, 2016

Many ranchers have raised calves on bottles (a twin, or a heifer’s calf that isn’t accepted by its mother) and it’s easy with a newborn or young calf. More challenging is the 2-month-old calf that’s...


Industrial hemp production: A risk assessment
Industrial hemp production: A risk assessment

June 27, 2019

STERLING, Colo. — Farming and ranching is a very risky business. Many times the success or failure of an agricultural business is determined by the ability of the operator to manage risk. One of the...


Taxation on the sale of farm and ranch property
Taxation on the sale of farm and ranch property

March 3, 2017

Taxes on the sale of farm and ranch property can erode the wealth a family has worked a lifetime for by 25 percent or more. If you are considering selling land, livestock, crops, machinery or...



FSA Clarifies Prevented Planting Acreage Report Policy

June 12, 2019

FSA is providing clarification on reporting prevented from planting crop acres to USDA Farm Service Agency. Producers who were unable to plant intended spring crops due to excessive rains and flooding should always report these...


Tofurky, ACLU sue Arkansas over meat labeling law

July 22, 2019

Tofurky, a company that makes a tofu-based “turkey” product, and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Arkansas over a statelaw that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “burgers” or “hot dogs.” The...


Livestock producers and feedlots are facing a trucker shortage
Livestock producers and feedlots are facing a trucker shortage

November 30, 2018

Labor shortages are complicating the daily activities in production agriculture in all segments, including livestock hauling. While finding truck drivers is difficult in this market, finding livestock-savvy drivers able to transport hogs and cattle is...