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Fire destroys Nebraska farmer’s equipment

Suspected arson near Sutton, Neb., has destroyed a combine, two semi trucks and trailers loaded with corn, a tractor and a grain cart. At about 7 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 15, Jonathan Rempel,...




National drought summary

Over the past week, beneficial precipitation fell over the higher elevations of Washington and Oregon, in much of Montana (particularly the mountainous western half), in the Lower Missouri River and Ohio River valleys, and in...


Cattlemen’s Congress: Jan. 2-17 in Oklahoma City

We would like to announce the inaugural Cattlemen’s Congress that will be held on Jan. 2-17, 2021, at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The Cattlemen’s Congress will provide an opportunity to showcase genetics, provide...



Five Senate ag seats in play as election nears

One week before general elections, five Republican-held seats on the Senate Agriculture Committee are considered competitive, according to key rating agencies. Seats in states without representation on the Senate Agriculture Committee are the most likely...



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...




James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

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...


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...


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...


Crafting a big, bright future

Kaycee Hanson recently designed and fashioned a pair of chinks for herself and another for “Buttercup.” That’s her Rhode Island Red hen. A modest, albeit unique, accomplishment for a leatherworker who’s been crafting leather goods...


Catahoula Leopard Dog: Not your average stock dog

“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...