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Cargill donates $22,500 to S.D. FFA Foundation to support the Ag Adventure Center

February 24, 2017 — BATH, South Dakota (February 24, 2017) — The South Dakota FFA Foundation has received a donation of $22,500 from Cargill, through their Cargill Cares program. The funds will be used to fund an interactive "Cargill Technology Corner" in the FFA Ag Adventure Center, an exhibit […]

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Sasse warns Trump’s Trade Council of threat to Neb. corn

February 24, 2017 — February 17, 2017 "Nebraska farmers cannot become collateral damage in a trade war. Mexico is currently one of the biggest importers of Nebraska corn." U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, wrote to […]

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Death of a bill protects private roads, landowners

February 24, 2017 — We're barreling down on the transmittal deadline, so bills are flying around the Capitol like cotton in June. The Senate is planning to conclude their work on Saturday, Feb. 25, while the House will likely hold floor sessions through March 1 before heading out of […]

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Oceti Sakowin Camp cleared of inhabitants

February 24, 2017 — Bismarck, N.D. – At approximately 10 a.m., Feb. 23, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with protesters from the Oceti Sakowin camp and discussed USACE priorities to clean up the area and restore the land to its pre-protest condition. Law enforcement then […]

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UNL Profit Tip: Economically relevant traits

February 24, 2017 — Sire selection should focus on that which is economical. This requires a true accounting of the traits that generate revenue or incur a cost within a specific beef cattle enterprise. Once the drivers of profit have been identified, sire selection should focus on the suite […]

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Hoeven working to reduce regulatory burden

February 24, 2017 — Senator Updates Dickinson Area Leaders at Stark County Economic Development Meeting DICKINSON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today updated community leaders from the Dickinson region on his work in Congress to build a pro-growth business climate and empower job creation. The senator is working on […]

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Hoeven leads tour, meeting to review flood risk, coordinate mitigation efforts in northeastern N. D.

February 24, 2017 — DRAYTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today led a tour and meeting in Drayton with federal, state and local officials to help communities in northeastern North Dakota and the Devils Lake Basin prepare for potential spring flooding. Senator Heidi Heitkamp also joined the group for […]

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U.S. Senate pages wanted for summer ’17

February 24, 2017 — U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the summer sessions in Washington, D.C. There are a total of 30 page positions in the United States Senate each session and Enzi is fortunate to […]

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Profit Tip: Important production calculations in a cow/calf enterprise

February 24, 2017 — When evaluating a cow-calf enterprise, one of the foundational productivity measures to understand and calculate is the realized reproductive rate. The realized reproductive rate is the percentage of calves weaned from cows that were exposed to breeding. It is often identified as the percent calf […]

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Wyoming delegation fights activist lawsuits

February 24, 2017 — Introduces legislation to force transparency on organizations using taxpayer money to fund political agendas U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., recently introduced the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act. The legislation prevents abuse of the […]

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Tester voices opposition to EPA nominee Pruitt

February 24, 2017 — (U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester today stood up for Montana's clean air and clean water by opposing EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt. Tester spoke on the Senate floor prior to the vote and expressed his opposition to Pruitt because of the nominee's history of not […]

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Tester’s bills address rural students, others

February 24, 2017 — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced a trio of bills to boost teacher recruitment in rural Montana, strengthen veterans' access to education benefits, and address workforce shortages at Indian Country schools. Tester announced that he will be introducing the Rural Educator Support and Training (REST) […]

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Sen. Tester introduces Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

February 24, 2017 — (Seeley Lake, Mont.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is introducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect thousands of acres of public land, ensure future generations can access outdoor recreational opportunities, and strengthen Montana's outdoor economy. Tester's legislation is the result […]

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Senator Tester announces Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect Montana land

February 24, 2017 — (Seeley Lake, Mont.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is introducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect thousands of acres of public land, ensure future generations can access outdoor recreational opportunities, and strengthen Montana's outdoor economy. Tester's legislation is the result […]

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Roberts, Stabenow hear 21 witnesses at farm bill hearing

February 24, 2017 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Twenty-one Kansas witnesses made suggestions to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on how to make changes to the farm bill to address much more difficult times than when the 2008 and 2014 farm bills […]

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Mark your calendar with the tentative dates for these 2017 AQHA events.

February 23, 2017 — February 7, 2017 American Quarter Horse Association AQHA has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2017. The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2017. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates. AQHA Convention March 17-20 – 2017 […]

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The AQHA Standing Committee agendas for the 2017 AQHA Convention posted online

February 23, 2017 — The American Quarter Horse Association has released the AQHA Standing Committee Agendas for the 2017 AQHA Convention, which is March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Equine Research Committee International Committee Judges Committee Marketing and Membership Committee Nominations and Credentials Committee Public Policy […]

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R-CALF USA to Hold Producer Meetings March 7-9 in Missouri

February 23, 2017 — R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard will continue his group's speaking tour March 7-9 in Missouri to discuss the fundamental changes his group says are needed to prevent the U.S. cattle industry from being "chickenized" by the handful of remaining multinational beef packers. Chickenization is the […]

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Wilkinson Farms Simmentals: Breeding for the Future Production Sale Report — 2017

February 23, 2017 — February 8, 2017 C-B Sale Facility, near Gackle, ND Auctioneer: Tracy Harl TSLN Rep: Tucker Dale 63 Simmental and SimmX bulls averaged: $4,410 Breeding for the Future's 19th Annual Production Sale was a great success. There were a few new additions to the program. New […]

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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2017

February 23, 2017 — The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF&WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF&WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana's western heritage. "People from across […]

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