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Varilek’s Cattle Call: Market Recovery Welcomed

September 20, 2019

Between trade deals, carcass weights, and cash cattle, the futures market is torn on which direction it wants to move. The recovery from contract lows is a small breath of fresh air as the fall...






Bucking to Vegas contestant list

September 20, 2019

6-9 year old BAREBACK – High Plains Circuit Finalists Hayes Weinberger, Breien. ND JD Chavez, Highmore, SD Ryggan Lambley, Burke, SD David Biggins, Gregory, SD 6-9 BAREBACK – High Plains Wild Card Contestant Emmett Sprague...


Ft. Pierre, host jr bucking finals

September 20, 2019

The 2019 High Plains “Buckin’ To Vegas” Circuit Finals for Jr Bareback & Jr Saddle Bronc riders will be Sunday, Sept. 29, in Ft. Pierre at the Casey Tibbs Arena starting at 11 a.m., CST...




James River Flood: Stole ‘the best crop in years’

September 19, 2019

Jason Kokes, Tabor, South Dakota (20 miles west of Yankton): “We finished combining this field at the end of January 2019. The spring flooding brought a foot of water through in March and April. This...




Obituary for Lawrence Charles Giacometto: 1945-2019

September 19, 2019

On the evening of September 12, 2019 Lawrence Charles Giacometto passed away at his ranch, in the house, because of a heart condition. Lawrence was 74 years old. Lawrence was born in Broadus, Montana on...


Arlen James Sawyer: 1953-2019

September 19, 2019

Arlen James Sawyer, was born Jan. 30, 1953 in Madison, S.D. to Richard James and Dorothy Elizabeth (Cherrey) Sawyer. He was raised on his family’s Angus farm near Howard, S.D. Arlen graduated from Howard High...


Obituary for Tommy Robert Hickman: 1944-2019

September 19, 2019

Tommy Robert Hickman passed away on Sept. 10 in Bronte, Texas surrounded by his family. Born January 27, 1944 in Sweetwater, Texas, Tommy lived a full life with many friends and adventures. After graduating from...



Playing the Trump card

September 18, 2019

Joe Dooling says his favorite part of the day hosting Kun Liu, a Washington correspondent for China Radio International, to his farm and ranch near Helena, Mont., was when they were driving in his farm...




USDA Must End NRCS Abuses

September 18, 2019

Farmers and ranchers are being denied due process as part of an abuse of discretion by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, according to a scathing ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit....