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Another week of warmth

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
KIMBALL, While newscasts were dominated by reports of raging blizzards in the Northeast, conditions across the tri-state region were very pleasant.
Over the last week or so, temperatures have been quite warm during the day and have rarely dipped far below the freezing mark at night.
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Local water managers look to protect resources

Modified: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, With a greater demand on our water system, every drop of water becomes more important.  When the backbone of the economy is agriculture, protecting our water resources becomes essential.
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Women in Agriculture Conference to celebrate 30 years of programming

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
KEARNEY, Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, their communities, their families and themselves at the 30th Women in Agriculture (WIA) Conference, the longest-running women's conference of its kind in the country, Feb. 26-27 at the Kearney Holiday Inn.
The theme of this year's conference is "Our Heritage, Our Present
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Cow-calf commentary: Warmth, cold and good

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
Pure delight
Warm days in January are not all that uncommon across the region. There are often a few warm days or even a couple of warm weeks.
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Illinois auctioneer wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier - Arizona, California, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska auctioneers qualify for WLAC

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Brian Curless, Pittsfield, Ill., was named Champion at the 2015 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event.
The third of three qualifiers was hosted by Torrington Livestock Markets, Torrington, Wyo., on Jan. 14.
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Tracking ‘superbug’ genes to understand antibiotic resistance

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) are investigating the weighty topic of antibiotic resistance, an issue with ramifications for global food safety and public health, by tracking the genetic footprints of drug-resistant bacteria.
They want to determine where infectious organisms originate and how they move through the food system and environment to people.
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International marketing tour in Pacific Northwest

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
LINCOLN, Soybean producers spend months each year caring for their crop to ensure it's the highest quality in the world. However, once soybeans leave the farm, producers may not know where their crop ends up or how their soybeans support end users.
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January thaw uncovers landscape

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
KIMBALL, Temperatures warmed considerably across much of the tri-state region last week. Sunshine and warmth melted a great deal of the snow cover that remained from the Christmas storm, and with the ground at or near freezing, a good bit of snow melt pooled in low areas and filled playas.
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Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Course set for Feb. 9 in Scottsbluff

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Center Pivot Irrigation Management Short Courses have been planned at Scottsbluff and three other Nebraska sites in February to help producers enhance the value of water through advanced irrigation management practices.
The Scottsbluff course is Feb. 9 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff.
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Cow-calf commentary: Showing and telling

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Ranch tours
I host quite a few guests each year for tours of our family ranch and cow-calf operation. This winter I'm rather busy planning for and formalizing a tourism enterprise on the ranch.
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Local 4-H Livestock Judging Team earns Reserve Champion at Western Roundup

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
TORRINGTON, Wyo., Congratulations to the 4-H Livestock Judging Reserve Champion team representing Goshen County and Wyoming 4-H! Team members competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., and are coached by Brodie Mackey and PD Miller.
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High Plains Ag Lab annual research update is Jan. 27

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
SIDNEY, The latest results from crop and livestock research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, faculty positions update and building plans will be shared with the HPAL advisory board and the public at the annual research update scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Sidney.
The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. until 3:30
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Scholarships available for local Roosevelt consumers

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
MITCHELL, Roosevelt Public Power District will award one $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative and two $500 scholarships from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc. to dependents of local Roosevelt consumers.
The scholarship program, encourages continuing education and serves as an investment in the economic future of rural areas.
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Dates set for Panhandle Master Gardener Training Program

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
LINCOLN, Nebraska Extension is offering the Master Gardener Training Program to provide volunteers with research-based horticulture education, which prepares them to share their knowledge with others in the community.
Training sessions start in February and are open to anyone who is interested in plants and is willing to volunteer.
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Wyo. State 4-H Foundation provides more than $242,000 in financial support

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
LARAMIE, Wyo., Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091.
County 4-H programs and the state foundation are not-for-profit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8-18 excel during their school years and lifetime, said Steve Mack, director of the foundation.
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