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Idaho’s Bob Long oldest to win Mongol Derby

August 14, 2019

While Robert Long celebrates a victory the 70-year-old has yet to realize the vast audience that closely tracked his progress in the United States. Long is the oldest man to win the Mongol Derby. The...


Wheat farmers angry over Trump comments on exports to Japan

August 15, 2019

President Donald Trump’s comments on wheat exports to Japan have won him rare negative press in rural America. Speaking in Pennsylvania of the U.S. trade deficit with Japan, Trump said, “They send thousands and thousands...


Fire shuts down KS Tyson plant

August 15, 2019

Although Tyson has announced they will rebuild the beef harvesting facility in Holcomb, Kansas, the shuttering of the plant after a fire on August 9 caused disruption in the market to the tune of limit...


Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

July 25, 2018

Foot rot is an infection that causes swelling, heat and inflammation between the toes of a cloven -hoofed animal, resulting in severe lameness. Nearly every cattle producer has seen this situation, finding an animal suddenly...


Guest Opinion: Genocide against white farmers, S. Africa

August 8, 2019

South Africa has long had a serious problem with crime. The murder rate is 36 per 100,000, meaning 57 people are murdered each day, placing South Africa’s homicide rate just behind that of countries now...


Varilek’s Cattle Call: A Week of Red

August 16, 2019

We wrapped up one of the worst weeks I have ever seen in the agriculture futures market. Between a fire in a packing plant and a USDA grain report, producers were left with sharply weaker...




Casey Tibbs and the Old Gray Mare

August 15, 2019

Most of his life, Art Cowan, Highmore, South Dakota, made his living buying, selling and raising horses. His two older sons, Pat and Willie, often traveled with him and many times trailed his purchases to...


Camp Crook Bronc Match Aug 16

August 1, 2019

The Camp Crook Invitational Bronc Match committee invites one and all to their fourth annual event August 16, 2019 at 3 pm in Camp Crook, South Dakota. Bidding for the calcutta will start at 2:30....




Last American cowboy

June 18, 2010

The American Cowboy is a dying breed, at least according to Animal Planet’s newest original television series “Last American Cowboy,” that premiered June 7, 2010. The show details life on three family-owned and operated working...


King Ranch, 2019 AQHA Best Remuda Award winner

August 15, 2019

King Ranch, one of the most historic ranches in the world, has been welcomed into the ranks of AQHA Best Remuda winners. Since 1992, the American Quarter Horse Association has honored the contributions ranch horses...


Assisting the bonding process between cow and calf

December 20, 2011

After a cow gives birth, she starts sniffing and licking her newborn calf. In this bonding process, she learns to recognize her calf, and commits to caring for it and protecting it. Her actions are...




Englebert missing since July 6

July 10, 2019

The search continues for Chance Englebert, 25, a man who went missing July 6 while visiting his in-laws in Gering, Nebraska. Sixteen agencies searched for Englebert, who lives in Moorcroft, Wyoming with his wife and...


Potential impact of tunnel collapse nears $89 million

August 15, 2019

Wyoming and Nebraska could suffer an $89 million economic loss if crops on the 107,000 acres affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse near Fort Laramie are a total loss, according to information from the University...