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1 year 3 months ago

Nebraska's wheat crop could be low

The USDA is predicting Nebraska's wheat crop could be the smallest since 1944. While farmers are doing their part by growing the same number of acres as last year, expectations are lower for harvest. Germination of the plots has been hampered by dry conditions since last fall. The outlook...

2 years 2 months ago

Drought impact on food prices

With drought conditions stretching across most of the country, farmers and ranchers are being hit hard; some of that is likely to make its way to the grocery store prices. Donna McAfee finished a grocery shopping trip Tuesday, but she says she didn't get any produce on this trip;...

3 years 1 day ago

Winter wheat harvest down

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's winter wheat harvest this year is down from last year, but it's still above the 10-year average. The National Agricultural Statistic Service says Colorado produced 78 million bushels of winter wheat this year, which is down 26 percent from the nearly 106 million bushels produced...

4 years 1 day ago

USDA: Colorado wheat crop largest since 1980

Colorado harvested 108.2 million bushels of wheat this year for the state's largest crop since 1980. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that the total wheat harvest, which is mostly winter wheat, is almost 8 percent higher than production last year. The 105.8 million bushel winter wheat...

4 years 7 months ago

Beer could be good for bones

Men, if you threw back a few beers on super bowl Sunday, there's some good news for you. It appears beer could help make your bones stronger. New research suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, which increases bone mineral density. A University of California-Davis study examined...

4 years 9 months ago

Wildfires destroy homes in Australia

Hundreds of people in western Australia have fled ahead of a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 40 homes. At least three people were injured as two major blazes burned out of control after breaking out Tuesday in a wheat and sheep farming district north of the coastal city of Perth....

4 years 11 months ago

Sam Adams, German brewer team for new beer

Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams, will team up with a venerable German brewery to jointly produce a new craft beer to be marketed in Germany and the U.S. next spring. Boston Beer CEO Jim Koch and Josef Schraedler, managing director of Weihenstephan, told The Associated Press Wednesday...

5 years 1 day ago

Colorado winter wheat harvest ranks 2nd this year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Colorado harvested 98 million bushels of winter wheat this year, second in the nation behind Kansas. Darrell Hanavan of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee said Wednesday that's the highest Colorado has ever ranked. Earlier forecasts pegged the harvest around 89 million bushels. The record...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Father of 'green' revolution dies at 95

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. Borlaug died just before 11 p.m....

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