• Jessica Lavicky

    May Day Brings May Flowers…And Snow?

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on May 1, 2013

    Mother Nature is taunting us once again by bringing spring like days of 60s and 70 degree weather for a week, and then dropping a few 40s and 30 degree days and now a snow day. Colorado, Wyoming and the Midwest are seeing a round of wet snow. Some farmers were able to get into the fields, but not for long. In other news around the Nation: The Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program will provide $175 in funding for up to 12.6 million additional…

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    One Week Later, We Haven't Forgotten

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on April 22, 2013

    This past week was a busy week for news across the country. Monday started off with the Boston Marathon bombs, followed by ricin letters sent to Government official, ending the week with a fertilizer explosion in West, Texas. Now, a week later, communities are able to rest that the suspects have been caught for both the letters and the bombings. And investigators are continuing to look over the cause of the fertilizer plant explosion. Let's not forget those who lost their lives…

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    A Round-Up Of Agriculture News

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on April 8, 2013

    Here is a local roundup of what is going on across the Nation in agriculture. Cool weather this year and lack of moisture last year are good reasons to delay your plans to run the cows out on pasture. Don't keep leaning on Cry3Bb1 hybrids only in continuous corn situations. You're just asking for trait failure. CME Group announces plans to add biodiesel, ethanol RIN trading in May, Bloomberg reports. During luncheon today with the North American Agricultural…

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    This Summer Will Lead To Thinning Out The Herd

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on February 7, 2013

    I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. For some, rainy days are miserable and gloomy. But for me, days like today make me ever more thankful. The rain was refreshing – spring is in the air. And a sure sign that I need to stock up on umbrellas – the two that I own of course are nowhere to be found when I need them. The rain that we have received today isn't nearly enough to get us through this drought. We aren't even close to being done with the drought. Back…

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    An Asteroid Is Coming, And It Will Be Fun

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on February 5, 2013

    Look out for Asteroid 2012 DA14, according to NASA. The asteroid, about the size of half of a football field, will be flying past Earth on Feb. 15 – with the tug of our planet's gravitational field causing it to accelerate the closer it gets to Earth. With the Near-Earth Object Program Office accurately predicting the asteroid's path, there is no chance that it will collide with Earth. This will be a record close approach for a known object of this size to pass by…

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