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Published April 26, 2012

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Midnight Saddlery to open... As the Midnight Cowboy Rides again


While the American Cowboy is a mythical icon for many across the United States, in the Castle Valley these hard working men and women are simply part of the population. Price's very own "Midnight Cowboy" Troy Dennis fits in among these farmers, r...

Guide to understanding importance of crop rotation


Though it's easy for suburbanites or city dwellers to go months, if not years, without seeing a farm, the most recent agriculture census for which information is available notes that in 2007 there were 2.1 million farms in the United States. Thos...

Maps reveal new plant hardiness zones


Gardeners rely on a number of factors when deciding on what to plant. One of the most important things to take into consideration is the climate.

State law requires producers have bulls tested


Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease in cattle that causes early abortions. Producers lose money having to replace bulls, having fewer calves to sell, and having lighter weight cattle at the time of sale. Producers met with Dr. Kerry Rood, Extens...

Equine Dental Care


In the past fifteen years dental care for your horse has really evolved. We used to call the vet to come out when our horse was playing with the bit or throwing his head then we would find someplace we could back the horse into or just put him in...

Farm workers face many dangers when on the job


Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries.

Carbon High FFA students take part in state competition


Carbon High members of the Future Farmers of America stopped by the Sun Advocate to practice a skit they are working on about Hormones and Food Additives. The group traveled to Logan earlier this week to perform the skit in front of judges at the...

Cattle Market Report April 18, 2012


Receipts: 978; Last Week: 999. Last Year: 787. Feeder Steers: mixed wts under 450 lbs 6.00-8.00 higher; over 650 lbs 3.00-4.00 higher; other wts 3.00-4.00 lower. Feeder Heifers: 600-650 lbs and wts over 700 lbs 3.00-4.00 higher; other wts 3.0...

Agricultural career opportunities abound


A career in agriculture can prove richly rewarding. While it's common to envision overalls and tractors when imagining careers in agriculture, the opportunities to work in the agriculture industry stretch beyond the farm and into the corporate wo...

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