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House passes farm bill

December 14, 2018 — The House has passed the farm bill. The vote was 369 to 47. Forty-four Republicans and three Democrats voted against the bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., each gave a speech explaining the bill. The bill has

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PRCA standings as of Dec. 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 — All Around 1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas ……………………$298,026.13 2 Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas………………………..$297,030.09 3 Rhen Richard,Roosevelt, Utah……………………$203,647.05 4 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb…………………………..$193,397.47 5 Curtis Cassidy, Donald, Alberta…………………….$175,583.21 6 Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif………………………….$169,562.37 7 Paul David,Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla……….$82,867.83 8 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif……………..$71,658.54 9

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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood

December 13, 2018 — Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the Dec. 15, 2018, edition of Tri-State Livestock News

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Jack Ray Eatherton: 1943 – 2018

December 13, 2018 — Jack Ray Eatherton, passed away December 09, 2018, at his home outside of Sundance, WY. Born on July 15, 1943, to Ray and June Eatherton, Jack grew up in Upton, Wyoming. He married his high school sweetheart, Jackie Stolhand, and Casper, Wyoming was their first

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Black Hills Roundup named PRCA Medium Sized Rodeo of the Year

December 13, 2018 —

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Obituary: Ann C Smith, 1925-2018

December 13, 2018 — Ann C Smith 1925-2018 Ann Catherine (Grilliot) Smith passed away in her home surrounded by many loving family members on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2018. She was born on February 15, 1925, in Darke County, Ohio, to James and Barbara Grilliot. At the age

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Don’t be buffaloed: Some companies identifying water buffalo as “bison”

December 13, 2018 — A recent report released by Tyson Foods revealed that Americans want greater transparency in their foods. According to Tyson's predictions, "39% of consumers say they are willing to switch brands that use more transparent labels. New technology is providing everyone, not just experts and professionals,

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A Few Thoughts by John Nalivka: Winners and losers in the trade dispute

December 13, 2018 — While trade is the hot topic and for good reason, record or near-record production in agriculture is also a worthy topic. Hitting new records for U.S. production of all agricultural products has become more common over the last several years. Production efficiency, partly as the

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Baxter Black: A Christmas Tree

December 13, 2018 — A Christmas tree is one of those things Like popcorn balls or angel wings That children make in the snow. Things with beauty unsurpassed That touch our lives but never last More than a week or so. It shines from every living room Like someone

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Bear Huggers

December 13, 2018 — I've always assumed the term "tree huggers" originated in the 1960s when strung-out hippies wrapped their needle-ridden arms around trees so that big, bad foresters or condo builders wouldn't cut trees down. You can imagine my surprise when I learned the term "tree hugger" dates

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Earl cartoon by Big Dry Syndicate

December 13, 2018 — Earl cartoon by Big Dry Syndicate for the Dec. 15, 2018, edition of Tri-State Livestock News

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Cavvy Savvy: The Lost Cowboy

December 13, 2018 — Being adventurous and working with livestock all around the world is something most people dream about, but Jake Zielke has made it into a reality. Australia "This is where you get out." The pilot said as he flung the door open of the little bush

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Sen. Daines earns Friend of Farm Bureau Award

December 13, 2018 — Montana Senator Steve Daines was presented with a national Friend of Farm Bureau Award December 13 at his office in Washington, D.C. The American Farm Bureau Federation's Friend of Farm Bureau is given each Congress to individuals who have: supported Farm Bureau policy as shown

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SD: Miner County Feeder Calf Show, Nov. 23

December 13, 2018 —

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RMA announces a new coverage option

December 13, 2018 — WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2018 – Farmers now have a low-cost option for insuring small parcels of land in one county by combining them into a single enterprise unit with land in a neighboring county under their crop insurance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management

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Montana State University student is winner of Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

December 13, 2018 — Cody Boyce, a senior studying animal science at Montana State University, was named winner of the 2018 Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Dec 8 in Big Timber. The five other contestants were Kaitlin Farver and Kate Rehm, Miles Community College; Taylor Lindeman and Laci Wiggins,

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FDA addresses the shortage of animal opioids by providing human drugs

December 13, 2018 — The Food and Drug Administration announced today it has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable opioids available to treat pain in animals, by facilitating the availability of a limited amount of product labeled for human use. Most of the

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House not back until Wednesday

December 13, 2018 — The House of Representatives has departed for the week and will not return until Wednesday, giving the chamber only two days to finish a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill covering several departments –including Agriculture – or face a shutdown of those agencies. House Majority Leader

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Agriculture secretary talks China soybean sales and trade payments

December 13, 2018 — China bought soybeans this week, but Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters today that USDA has no indication of additional planned purchases and that he will meet with Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Friday to discuss the second tranche of the

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UPDATED DAILY: Wrangler NFR 2018 Round Results

December 13, 2018 — Results from each round of the 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas December 6 - 15, 2018

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