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Brenna Heaton says her son, Hutchinson, is a future sixth generation farmer in Alva, Oklahoma. "I snapped this photo while we were helping my husband feed cattle. Hutch is obsessed with anything agriculture, and his intense love for the farm and cattle is undeniable, even at 18 months old."

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a property owner meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Turnersville Community Center in Turnersville, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for landowners to learn about how the proposed expansion of the Magellan West Texas Re…

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When the last bite of turkey is consumed and the plates are cleared, the next item on the Thanksgiving agenda is a nap. Because turkey makes you sleepy, right?

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA, said the Environmental Protection Agency must act quickly to allow year-round sales of higher ethanol gasoline blends if President Donald Trump aims to keep a campaign promise to corn farmers.

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Nebraska Extension will present a Growth and Risk Workshop for farmers and ranchers on Dec. 10 and 11 in North Platte, Nebraska, and Dec. 12 and 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska. This workshop will be an engaging, thought provoking way for farm and ranch operators to increase their management skills …

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Do you know a child battling cancer or a life-threatening illness? Be a champion of the cause, Cowboys Who Care Foundation seeks to reach more children as it launches its Request A Hat program. The Fort Worth, Texas-based Cowboys Who Care Foundation, founded by comedian William Lee Martin (C…

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Fairbank Equipment is showcasing the SureFire QuickDraw trailer at the 65th Annual 3i Show March 21 to 23, 2019, with on-demand demonstrations. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing spray tender demonstration being held in exhibit spaces I-249-251 on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Department and U.S. Food and Drug Administration held two days of public meetings in October on the regulation and labeling of animal cell culture products.

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One of the keys to success for today’s agricultural producers is a strong marketing plan which includes knowing break-even costs, having a solid action plan and keeping emotions out of it, according to a tip sheet released by the American Bankers Association at the recent ABA National Agricu…

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You have probably heard it’s a bad idea to eat uncooked dough because it contains raw eggs. But raw flour can also make you sick, says Londa Nwadike, extension state food safety specialist for University of Missouri and Kansas State University.

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This U.S. Drought Monitor for Nov. 13 saw improvements on the map across parts of the Southeast, Northeast, Northern Plains, the Rockies, and Desert Southwest. In the mountains of drought-stricken areas of Colorado and New Mexico, the cool season is off to a positive start in portions of the…

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There is no crime in plagiarizing Mother Nature. That is, in essence, what farmers are doing when they mimic nature and interseed cover crops into established cornfields to suppress weeds, impact pests and beneficial insect communities, said Michael Bredeson, a doctoral student with the Ecdysis Foundation and South Dakota State University.

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If you like sweets, one of the most tempting parts of the holidays is the dessert. Even though you have diabetes, you can still fit sweets into your meal plan.

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On Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to South Africa led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. The trade mission focused on expanding export opportunities for U.S. farme…

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Change is a popular word but why does change so often fail? David Burton, county engagement specialist in community development with University of Missouri Extension, says there are several key factors for "change failure."

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Water right owners in Kansas soon will be expecting a familiar letter in the mail, requiring them to submit a complete and accurate water use report to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources. This year’s mailing will look different, because starting with the 2018 w…

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2019 Noxious Weed Management grants. This year, the department plans to award $700,000 in grant funds to organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state’s designated noxious weeds. Of tha…

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If the knickknacks that decorate a businessman’s office tell the story of every moment that has collectively shaped him, Brady Sidwell’s office in Enid, Oklahoma, could be a novel.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Labor, which could help farmers advertise job openings to domestic workers as required under the H-2A visa program. The DOL rulemaking would require that employers seeking to hire temporary worke…

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Democrats won the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 6, increasing the chance that 2016 farm bill will be signed prior to them taking over the House in January.

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A new website has been launched by the AFR/OFU Cooperative with the intention of making information easily accessible to its members and the general public. Paying homage to its roots as Oklahoma Farmers Union, which dates to 1905, the AFR/OFU Cooperative today is a thriving, active farm org…

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A training program in Casper to help community organizations assist their members and clients with basic money management is being offered through University of Wyoming Extension.

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In August Gov. Jeff Colyer announced an initiative to enhance sediment reduction efforts above four federal reservoirs including Fall River, Kanopolis, John Redmond and Tuttle Creek due to these reservoirs having lost 35, 39, 40 and 46 percent of their water supply storage, respectively. App…

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Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa recently announced the new FMH Cyber Risk Protection suite, which includes two new cyber risk products to provide protection and services in the event an individual, family or farm is the victim of a computer attack, cyber extortion, online fraud…

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently unveiled a public awareness campaign recommending that private well water users have their wells tested every one to three years. The contaminants include Total Coliform Bacteria and Nitrate.

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The USDA Farm Service Agency began issuing payments to producers in October for Price Loss Coverage and Agriculture Risk Coverage programs for the 2017 crop year. While these farm program payments had provided substantial cash flow to help buffer falling market price and farm income projecti…

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Many teachers throughout Iowa integrate agriculture into their classroom to enrich student learning experiences and apply science, social studies, language arts and many other subjects. Through an awards program of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation those excellent teachers can be reco…

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This U.S. Drought Monitor for Nov. 6 released Nov. 8 saw improvements on the map across portions of the Pacific Northwest as well as in the northern and central Rockies, where scattered rain and mountain snow showers helped to boost snowpack levels and improve soil moisture content. In Calif…

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Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, submitted a new herbicide for broadleaf weed control on pastures and rangeland to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pending EPA registration, this herbicide will provide cattle producers access to a broader spectrum weed control…