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Autumn arrives, temps stay warm

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
KIMBALL, There are few experiences more pleasant than walking out on a bright Indian summer morning on the High Plains. The first morning of fall was balmy warm, still and highlighted by gorgeous rays of sunshine falling out of an endlessly clear, blue sky.
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UNL dedicates statues of former secretaries of agriculture

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
LINCOLN, On a day when four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture from Nebraska were honored in bronze on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) East Campus, Ronnie Green already was looking ahead to the need to make room for a fifth and sixth, who knows how many?, statues.
Green, Harlan vice chancellor of the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and
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Cow-calf commentary: Weaning

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
We're going through an interesting process on the EJE Ranch. As we move forward in the 21st century, the third generation is planning to spend less time in operations and more time on Caribbean beaches, while most of the fourth generation is scrambling to learn the ropes in preparation for taking the reins.
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USDA reducing LFP and LIP payments effective Oct. 1

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Livestock producers who plan to plan to seek payments under two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster programs need to act by Sep. 30 or face reductions in payments.
USDA has announced it will reduce Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payments by 7.3 percent beginning Oct. 1.
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UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognizes award recipients Sept. 20

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., A go-to person for public lands management and a sheep rancher who helped create a lamb cooperative will receive outstanding alumni awards from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW).
The outstanding alumni and other award recipients will be recognized during Ag Appreciation Day Saturday, Sept. 20, on the Laramie campus.
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‘2,000 Bull Project’ targets cattle traits

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
CLAY CENTER, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease. They are also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure.
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