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A baseball cap, tank tops, shorts and flip-flops were once my summer uniform on the farm. Well, unless we were working around cattle, and then it was a baseball cap, tank top, jeans and toe-saving cowboy boots. Live and learn. 

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A Kansas high school skilled trades teacher is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Mark Meyer, who teaches agricultural education at Marion High School in Marion, and his skilled trades program are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.

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Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are studying ways to keep honeybees stress-free and healthy. These pollinators are important to American agriculture and our nation’s food crops. USDA’s Patrick O’Leary reports from Maryland.

The Lexington Livestock Market, Lexington, Nebraska, reported receipts of 1,604 head of cattle selling on July 12, according to the USDA-Nebraska Department of Agriculture Market News, Kearney, Nebraska.