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Search for missing Wyoming man still active

It’s been more than a year since Chance Englebert disappeared after leaving a home in Gering, Neb., and his family and friends are still working hard to keep the search going. “Please keep praying, keep...




Controlling burrowing rodents

Rodents like prairie dogs, ground squirrels and pocket gophers can damage fields, pastures and crops. When these critters move into your barnyards or pastures they may need to be controlled. Robert M. Timm, PhD, Extension...




Bison studies center to be established in South Dakota

Officials from South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation formally launched the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies, to be headquartered at SDSU’s West River Research and Extension facility...


USDA announces details of CFAP 2 assistance with $14B for ag

President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion in aid for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic....


EPA launches Mountains, Deserts, Plains Office in Colorado

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced this month that EPA has created an Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains located in its office in Lakewood, Colo. “This western lands-focused office will address cross-cutting issues...



USDA announces Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Program improvements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced modifications to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program to decrease paperwork and recordkeeping burdens for direct marketers beginning with the 2021 crop year. “These changes...



Pinkeye in cattle: A challenging disease

Pinkeye causes millions of dollars in loss each year for producers, due to poor weight gains, prices docked because of eye damage or blindness, calves cut back at sale time, etc. Stockmen generally try to...




How to raise an orphan calf

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...



Septicemia can kill calves quickly

Calves sometimes develop systemic infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating life-threatening illness. Bacteria or viruses in the blood can cause septicemia. Bacterial toxins in...



Trapping today

Furs is one of the oldest forms of clothing known to man, and one of the building blocks of our nation, as the early explorers of this country were trappers. While not as common as...