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Baxter Black: I Should’a Brought a Raincoat

September 21, 2018 — As Noah said when he went out on the deck to check the windshield wipers, "I should'a brought a raincoat." Paul's day started out with a drumroll. Every morning for months as he went into the machine shed he noticed the rusty gate hinge on

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John Nalivka: A Few Thoughts – on beef demand – strong but how strong is it?

September 21, 2018 — There is no debate that exports have become critical to the red meat industry as production has expanded to record levels. Consequently, the tariffs are the hot topic. While I don't intend to add further commentary to the tariff discussion at this point, I do

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Correction

September 21, 2018 — Tri-State Livestock News' coverage of the Central States Fair pen of three show included two errors. The Amdahl family's heavy weight (not light weight) pen of bulls earned the champion pen of three bull honors. Also, JD Amdahl was pictured, not TJ Amdahl. We apologize

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Looking into it: R-CALF USA asks feds to investigate trading activity

September 21, 2018 — R-CALF USA asked the Commodity Futures Tradition Commission last week to look into multiple instances of anomalies in the relationship between the cattle futures, cash market and wholesale beef prices over recent years. The organization wants to find out if packers were trading on the

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Blue Dog Coalition releases rural agenda

September 21, 2018 — The Blue Dog Coalition, which was once a powerhouse in Congress but has seen its numbers reduced by the decline of Democrats in rural areas, on Thursday released a rural agenda entitled "A Strong Rural America: The Path to Prosperity and Restoring the American Dream

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Lagoon spills, livestock deaths growing in N.C.

September 21, 2018 — The impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina's livestock industry appears to be worse than earlier reports, according to news stories in the last two days. "Twice as many livestock have died in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence as perished in Hurricane Matthew two

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FAS: Argentina makes Ag subcabinet agency, imposes taxes

September 21, 2018 — In a dramatic development for a country in which in which agriculture has always been the most important industry, the Argentine government announced a plan to bring the Ministry of Agroindustry under the Ministry of Production, the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service said in a

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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood

September 21, 2018 — Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the Sept. 22, 2018, edition of Tri-State Livestock News

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Tariffs: Producers want trade over aid

September 20, 2018 — Tariff: a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. In an effort to level the U. S. trading field, President Trump has levied tariffs on some trading partners, most notably Canada, Mexico and China. How will this affect producers, especially

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Nebraska FB works to lower health care costs for farmers and ranchers

September 20, 2018 — LINCOLN, NEB. — For the first time, individual farm and ranch families in Nebraska will have the opportunity to join Nebraska Farm Bureau's new large group Association Health Plan and avoid the higher cost of premiums in the individual health insurance market. NEFB has announced

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Riehl earns Honorary Local Brand Inspector Award

September 20, 2018 — The North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) recognized long-time local brand inspector and Raleigh, N.D., cattleman Roy Riehl with the NDSA's Honorary Local Brand Inspector Award at a special awards banquet during its annual convention in Bismarck, N.D., tonight. Riehl began brand inspecting in 1973 and

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Roping, Riding, Remembering

September 20, 2018 — The inaugural Logan Van Eaton Memorial Ranch Rodeo and Roping went off without a hitch over Labor Day weekend at the Fall River County Fairgrounds in Edgemont, South Dakota. The event, coordinated by his parents Wyatt and Jessica Van Eaton, is in memory of Logan,

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Protecting U.S. herds from the African Swine Fever requires diligence

September 20, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – The recent incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among U.S. producers and regulatory officials, said Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian. "It's easy to consider a pig disease on the other side of the world

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Kenneth Paul Babbitt: 1937-2018

September 20, 2018 — Kenneth Paul Babbitt, 81, formerly of Laramie, passed away Sept. 16th in Cheyenne. He was born March 14, 1937 in Torrington to Harley and Lydia Babbitt. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1956. Ken loved dancing, which is where he met the love of

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BeefTalk: Market Cows and Bulls Rather Than Cull

September 20, 2018 — Fall is the time for breeding cattle inventory reconciliation. Factors such as the availability of feed, labor and desire will be part of the review. The outcomes of this review really set the future for the cow-calf enterprise and the degree of managerial pressure through

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41st Powder River Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale

September 20, 2018 — TSLN Reps: Scott Dirk, Dan Piroutek, Dennis Ginkens Date of Sale: Sept. 2, 2018 Location: Broadus, MT Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar Averages: Top 10 Weanlings – 1,610 Top 5 Yearlings – 2,534 Top 5 Saddle Horses – 8,990 Sale Highlights PRQHBA put together a very nice

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OCM case on GIPSA to be heard Sept. 26

September 19, 2018 — The Organization for Competitive Markets reports that the Eighth Circuit will hear the case regarding the USDA pulling the GIPSA updates, on September 26 at 9 a.m. in St. Louis, Missouri. According to OCM, The Farmer Fair Practices Rule (GIPSA Rule) would have allowed farmers

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Too soon gone: Family of Dylan Fulton reflects on rodeo memories, Cap’n Crunch, more

September 19, 2018 — A South Dakota family said goodbye to their son over the weekend far sooner than they ever had planned. Dylan Fulton, 20, died Sept. 12 at his fraternity house at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus, where he had been working toward an animal

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Chadron State national bull riding champs to be inducted into school’s Athletic Hall of Fame

September 19, 2018 — Will Farrell and Dustin Elliott, both national bull riding champions, will be among the eight former Chadron State College athletes inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. The ceremonies will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 following the Eagles' football

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Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Fallish, calf roping, fundraisers, bronc futurity, SDRA finals, ranchy stuff, breakaway

September 19, 2018 — It sure looks like fall is upon us. The leaves are changing on the trees, nights are cool and crisp, and the horses are getting that velvety look in the morning. Everyone is busy shipping yearlings, preconditioning calves, and getting hay hauled in from the

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