Western View: It’s Longmire Days in Wyoming

Aria Wilcox Features, Western View

Coming up in July is a festival that I’d really like to attend. It’s Longmire days, held, appropriately enough, in Buffalo, Wyoming. Western View Buffalo is a small town in the north central part of the state. It’s the seat of Johnson County, which is well-known in history for soundly whipping an army of hired guns, sent up by the …

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Coffee Grown in California

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

There is a new crop in town. Cathy Isom informs us about the unique way farmers are growing coffee in California. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Coffee Grown in California California-grown coffee? You heard that right. The Golden State is famous for its strawberries, avocados, grapes, raisins, dates, apples, citrus and so much more. But now, it seems, …

Agri View: Dangerous Jobs

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Everett Griner talks about farming ranking high in Dangerous Jobs list in today’s Agri View. Dangerous Jobs You know we constantly are reminded that being in law enforcement or being a firefighter is a dangerous job. When a policeman or fireman loses his life, it makes national news. When did you see any news about a farmer’s death? Actually, farming …

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Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Dan Fruits & Vegetables, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some tips about how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher, longer. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh There is nothing more annoying or perhaps upsetting when finding one of your favorite fruits and vegetables that you’ve been waiting to enjoy has already ripened to the point of rotten. Every year, …

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Agri View: Grape Farming Expanding

Dan Agri View, Nuts & Grapes

Everett Griner talks about grape farming and wine production in more than just California in today’s Agri View. Grape Farming Expanding You know it takes good grapes to make good wine. California has always been America’s primary source of wine grapes. Grape farmers are among the nation’s most elite group. Of course, there are small and medium vineyards in other …

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Agri View: Weather is Important for Crop Outlook

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Grain

Everett Griner talks about the crop outlook for 2017 factoring in the weather in today’s Agri View. Weather is Important for Crop Outlook Market analysts were predicting another tough year for cotton and grain farmers back in early April. In storage supplies of all crops was above average and early planting intentions from the March survey was higher than expected. …

Western View: The Prairie Fires

Aria Wilcox Features, Western View

Most of us in Agriculture are aware that areas of the midwest were devastated by massive wildfires in March of 2017. The fires were headline news for a couple of days, but those headlines faded quickly. Many people outside of agriculture had no idea just how unbelievably huge the fires were. The losses were terrible; entire ranches burned, cattle killed …

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Reasons to Mulch Your Garden

Dan Soil, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom gives you some of the most important reasons why you should mulch your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.       When it comes to promoting and maintaining healthy soil in our gardens, year after year, it really can’t be done without the magic of mulching. Mulch plays a large role in creating a sustainable …