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High Plains Journal - HPJ Weekly
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Featured Stories


Missouri colleges develop new program to expand opportunities for veterinary technicians

By Lacey Vilhauer

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the United States has faced shortages of all kinds from toilet paper to face masks to food to lumber. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the need for veterinary care—which was partly increased due to the number of pet adoptions during the lock downs—has significantly risen. This has left the veterinary industry struggling to meet the need for more veterinary technicians to provide care for pets and livestock. Read more


Farm buyers driving farmland values up

By David Murray

A number of factors are converging to push Corn Belt farmland up, with the current season seeing some of the strongest bids in seven or eight years, according to participants in a recent webinar on land values held by the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture. Read more


CDA offers tips to help ag producers affected by Marshall Fire

By Kylene Scott

News reports are calling the Dec. 30 Marshall Fire in Colorado one for the record books. It might just eclipse every other fire in Colorado history. Damages are expected to reach $850 million by the time it’s all over. Read more


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More News and Commentary

High Plains people, take a bow on your state’s birthday

By Dave Bergmeier

Kansans on Jan. 29 will recognize their state heritage in many ways. Read more

Sorghum tillering—the good and bad

By Brent Bean

When sorghum agronomists get together, one topic that is always assured of generating conversation is sorghum tillering and whether it is a good or bad trait. Regardless of which side of the debate you are on, the fact is sorghum does tiller and must be accounted for in management decisions. Read more

Dry range continues to expand each day

By Jerry Nine

It is getting drier by the day and seems to cover a very large area. Read more

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Jan. 31: For our Cow-Calf issue, Kylene Scott discusses vet care for injured calves. To place an ad, call 1-800-452-7171 or email ads@hpj.com.


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