Bronson Teichert

From Honduras To Utah: Coffee's Journey To Your Cup Pt 1

Mar 20, 2019
Coffee beans are harvested by hand
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In the United States, most people enjoy the luxury of going to the grocery store or a restaurant and not breaking the bank. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average American makes around $850 a week. That means we get to spend that money on things like coffee grown in Honduras. 

Coalville Ranchers Finding Success Preserving The Land

Jan 3, 2019
One Utah ranching family is being recognized for their efforts in preserving the land.
Dusty Morgan

The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes achievement in conservation and one Utah ranching family is being recognized for their efforts in preserving the land.

Big Changes To Farm Bill Halted After Last Election

Dec 13, 2018

The farm bill is managed the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is the primary budget and policy for agriculture and nutrition programs nationally. The 2018 $867 billion version of the bill was projected to go in a different direction than in years past, but experts say it looks almost identical to the last bill.

USU Soil Judging Students Claim Regional Title

Dec 10, 2018
USU students claim regional soil judging title
Bronson Teichert

Students from Utah State University recently swept the regional soil judging competition hosted by Oregon State University. The region ranges from Oregon to Colorado, all areas with very different kinds of soils.

USU aquaponics project
Bronson Teichert

Produce you enjoy during the winter is shipped hundreds of miles from where it’s grown. Utah State University researchers are finding solutions to grow local food year round.

Diagnosed: Reconstructive Surgery To Save A Life

Dec 7, 2018
Unless you have gone through the cancer diagnosis, treatments and surgeries, it’s impossible to fully understand what patients go through.
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Cancer. It’s a life-changing event for the people who are diagnosed and their families. Unless you have gone through the diagnosis, treatments and surgeries, it’s impossible to fully understand what patients go through.

Utahns are catching colds and the flu at higher rates this year compared to 2017 according to a new study.
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Utahns are catching colds and the flu at higher rates this year compared to 2017 according to a new study. The increase in cases has pharmacists worried that people are using over-the-counter and prescription medicine incorrectly.

Maverik Convenience Stores Expanding In Cache Valley

Nov 29, 2018
Maverik is opening more stores in Cache Valley
Bronson Teichert

The first Maverik gas station was founded in Afton, Wyoming almost 100 years ago. One more Cache Valley location opened last week. More gas stations will be opening in the next two weeks.

Employers in the agriculture industry have struggled to keep U.S. and foreign workers according to one Utah State University expert. A new update to the H-2A worker visa program might help workers keep their jobs in states like Utah.

Small businesses in Utah are preparing for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.
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Small businesses in Utah are preparing for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. According to a recent study, November and December bring in a large amount of revenue to Utah businesses compared to the rest of the year.

Diabetes Is Impacting More Than Humans

Nov 12, 2018
Maxwell Air Force Base

More than 29 million people have diabetes according to the Center for Disease Control, but diabetes is one of the leading health concerns for cats and dogs. A change in behavior could be one of the first signs.

Utah officials have announced the results of the state budget for the 2018 fiscal year and how the budget and economy have faired throughout the year.
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Utah officials have announced the results of the state budget of the 2018 fiscal year and how the budget and economy have faired throughout the year. 

The U.S. Department of agriculture is giving over one million dollars to the distance and telemedicine grant program in Utah.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving over $1 million to the distance and telemedicine grant program in Utah. This project is part of agriculture secretary Sonny Purdue’s plan to expand e-connectivity to rural areas.  

Utah ranks number two in the nation as one of the safest states for trick or treaters on Halloween according to a new study, just behind Nebraska.
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Utah ranks number two in the nation as one of the safest states for trick-or-treaters on Halloween according to a new study, just behind Nebraska.

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Governor Gary Herbert issued a drought executive order this week. Utah water officials say all of Utah’s 29 counties are experiencing some level of drought. The state of emergency impacts resources and the economy.

Cache Valley Archer Shooting For The World Stage

Oct 5, 2018

The most severe symptoms of spinal infections can cause paralysis, and can be especially dangerous in infants. This is what happened to a Utah State University student at four months old, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He hopes that archery will one day take him to the Paralympics.

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William Clyde Allen III of Logan has been arrested in connection with letters containing a potentially poisonous substance sent to the President and the Pentagon. 

Cougars in Green Canyon near North Logan have wildlife experts working to keep the area safe. Listen to what you should do if you see one.
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You can find hikers, bikers and sightseers in Green Canyon all day, year round. According to Utah State University wildlife specialist Terry Messmer, houses are moving closer to the mountains and to wild animals.

Farmers looking for ways to improve crop production while maintaining soil health for future yields are working with scientists at Utah State University. Because of Utah's arid climate, the soil’s health and weeds provide a challenge to farmers and researchers. 

Utah and Baja California, Mexico sign energy export trade agreement
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The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the Baja, California Ministry of Economic Development in Mexico signed an agreement to promote collaboration in advancing infrastructure, technology and global market access for Utah’s energy resources. The agreement comes at a time when national trade agreements are being finalized between the U.S. and Mexico.

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe For Success

Aug 31, 2018
Vidita Deshpande

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a Ph.D. candidate studying food science at Utah State University. She said perfecting the chemistry in food is what takes the cake in competitions by professional organizations like the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Emma Thompson

The difference between dirt and soil may not be an argument most people take seriously or even think about. But one Utah State University soil-scientist student is getting her hands dirty to prove that soil is essential for life.

The Utah-based robotics company Sarcos is working to develop technologies to augment, instead of replacing humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors. The robotics company is receiving financial incentives from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

  The North Eden Fire close to Bear Lake is burning into Idaho and Wyoming, forcing crews from all three states to fight the flames. Local officials are now working to protect their community.
Shawnee Moore

The North Eden Fire close to Bear Lake is spreading into Idaho and Wyoming, forcing crews from all three states to fight the flames. Local officials are now working to protect their community.

It’s widely known that large agriculture producers of pork and soybeans are struggling because of overseas tariffs. Producers of smaller operations in Utah are also struggling.

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