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Summer begins to fade with cooler evenings

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
KIMBALL, Although temperatures jumped back up into the 90s across most of the tri-state region last week, significant overnight cooling was also present, so what could have been a very hot and sticky week was in fact reasonably mild.
As we close out the first 60 days of calendar summer and enter the final month of the season, the days
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Nebraska State Fair is capstone event for 4-H youth across the state

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
LINCOLN, Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair Aug. 22-Sept. 1 at Fonner Park in Grand Island can view more than 10,000 4-H exhibits from 2,500 exhibitors across the state, representing all 93 Nebraska counties.
The Nebraska State Fair is the capstone event for 4-H'ers to showcase their educational experiences that have taken place in the past year, said Shane Potter,
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Cow-calf commentary: Who will feed us when the Farmer in the Dell is gone?

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Aging farmers
There's no way to get around it; all people have to eat. As long as there are human beings walking the planet, there will be a demand for people food.
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Scotts Bluff County Fair Livestock Sale Gala

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Photo/ Crystal R. Albers - Carson Wilmot; County Reserve Champion Beef; Price: $5.50/lb. or $6,963; Buyer: Doug Jaggers Cattle Company, Sheridan Livestock, Gordon Livestock, Crawford Livestock, Sterling Livestock, John Burke Cattle Company, Otte Feeds
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UW bulletin highlights agriculture research across Wyoming

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, weed control and fertilization are among research projects covered in the fourth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.
This year's bulletin also highlights studies on vegetable, herb and grape production in Wyoming, as well as season-extension systems such as high and low tunnels.
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Stepping into the limelight at fair

Modified: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
MITCHELL, The result of countless hours of hard work was on display at the animal shows held at the 2014 Scotts Bluff County Fair last week. Freshly groomed and well-behaved critters could be found parading around the arena, lounging in their pens or held tightly in the arms of their owners.
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Nebraska Dry Bean Field Tour coming up

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF , The 2014 Dry Bean Field Tour, scheduled for Aug. 19, will be an opportunity to view the latest bean research going on at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
The tour will start with coffee, doughnuts and registration at 8:30 a.m. at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
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Warm and calm

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
KIMBALL, Conditions across the tri-state region over the last week have been summery warm and unusually calm. Temperatures have typically ranged from the high 80's during the day to the lower 50's at night.
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Cow-calf commentary: Fading glory

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
HSUS loses charity rating
Here's another one you won't read about, hear or see from the major media.
At the end of June, 2014, the misleadingly named Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was able to proudly herald ownership of a four-star (highest possible) rating from the prestigious charity information organization Charity Navigator, "the premier site for accessing information
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CSU receives $1.5 million to develop new crop for biofuels

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Colorado State University (CSU) Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay was recently awarded nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a new crop for biofuels.
McKay, who also holds the title of Monfort Professor, and his team will focus on the plant species Camelina sativa, an oilseed feedstock crop that can be
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Chicken costume show features poultry at its finest

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
MITCHELL, The annual chicken costume contest at the 2014 Scotts Bluff County Fair did not disappoint, as participants and their fowl friends strutted around the arena in eye-catching outfits and accessories. The event is a crowd favorite, where creativity and talent can shine.
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Animals galore at Scotts Bluff County Fair

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
Photo/ Bud Patterson - Countless hours of hard work was on display at the Scotts Bluff County Fair animal shows held last week.
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Leaps and bounds

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
Photo/ Dylan Slusher - Rabbits stretched their legs at the annual rabbit hopping contest held at the Scotts Bluff County Fair last week. Hurdles and other obstacles were set up in the arena to determine just how well the long-eared animals could jump.
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UW research center open house near Lingle, Wyo. Aug. 21

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
LINGLE, Wyo., Research to help producer livestock and crop decisions and profitability are offered during the open house Thursday, Aug. 21, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.
The day concludes with dinner. RSVPs are requested by Saturday, Aug. 16.
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