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Weather continues to support harvest

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
KIMBALL, Weather conditions across the tri-state region continued unseasonably warm, sunny and calm last week as producers began to hit full stride in harvest mode.
El Niņo update, Water temperature and air pressure measurements in the equatorial Pacific continue to show slow development of El Niņo conditions.
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Nebraska farmers return from trade missions in Asia

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN, Two members of the Nebraska Corn Board recently returned from trade missions in Asia promoting U.S. corn and red meat.
Brandon Hunnicutt, farmer from Giltner and district 3 director on the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), participated in the U.S. producers' mission to Japan and Korea with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
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Cow-calf commentary: A good year so far

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
This has been an interesting year weather wise. Winter held on for a very long time, only slowly giving way to a cool and slowly developing spring.
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4-H advocate from Wyoming enters National 4-H Hall of Fame

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Long-time 4-H advocate Oliver "Ollie" Hill of Albany County was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame Oct. 10 in recognition of lifetime achievements and dedication to 4-H.
Hill, while in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, was assistant state 4-H leader and later director of Ag Development and College Relations,
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Community Health Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, The Harms Center at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff is hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 7-11:30 a.m. The Harms Center is located at 2620 College Park.
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Upcoming annual bazaar

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Courtesy - The annual Japanese Friendly Circle Bazaar will be held Nov. 1, 2014 at 9 a.m. till noon at Railway and Avenue C in Scottsbluff. The bazaar will feature Asian foods, baked items, crafts, vegetables and raffle items.
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Phase II of Animal Sciences Building receives major support from faculty donors

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both professors of animal sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences.
Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Harvest operations swing into high gear

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
KIMBALL, A slow-moving weather front passed through the tri-state region last weekend, bringing cool, damp, windy conditions and depositing widely scattered precipitation. Some of the rainfall events, particularly in northeast Colorado, produced locally heavy precipitation.
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Rebuilding cowherds is among the topics at Nebraska State of Beef Conference

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
NORTH PLATTE, Cow-calf producers in Nebraska and surrounding states are facing a decision as their pastures recover from several years of drought.
Many producers are considering rebuilding herds that were downsized in response to the drought.
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Cow-calf commentary: work and WORK, vision and VISION

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
There's a difference between working in the business and working on the business. An example of working in the ranch business, for instance, might be fixing fence.
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Farmers, motorists urged to focus on safety during harvest

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LINCOLN, Take a second for safety. As farmers are entering the fields to harvest and traveling roads, the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is asking farmers and those driving near harvest equipment to take precaution during this busy harvest season.
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Sniffing out the source of beef manure odor

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
CLAY CENTER, A recent study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists indicated that just three compounds in beef manure were responsible for generating over two-thirds of detectable odors.
These findings by ARS agricultural engineers Bryan Woodbury and John Gilley could help with developing techniques for controlling objectionable odors from manure used to
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