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by WLJ
2016 January 29
“Some wanted to call the USDA Cattle on Feed report negative but the truth is in the raw numbers,” asserted Cassie Fish of The Beef report. “The industry marketed more cattle than they placed and placements were still the second lowest in 20 years. The net result was cattle on feed inventories started the year the third lowest in the last 20 years.
by USDA
2016 January 29
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $18.9 million in competitive grants to support fellowships and other higher education training projects in food, nutrition, natural resources and agriculture fields.
2016 January 29
The farm and ranch real estate market in the Far West—California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada—is one of dualities. Challenges are also opportunities, and much of it centers unsurprisingly on water. In general, the market in 2015 was called good by realtors and land brokers, and the outlook looks good for 2016 for the careful buyer and seller.

2016 January 29
“The release of a forecast for a storm system early next week that could impact some of the South Plains—and with significant amounts of snow for parts of Nebraska and Iowa—sparked the rally in futures yesterday,” reported Andrew Gottschalk of Hedgers Edge last Wednesday.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
Sen. John Barrasso (R- WY) successfully included an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016, that would delist the gray wolf in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. S. 659 passed out of the Senate environment and public works (EPW) committee on Jan.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
On Jan. 25, Iowa’s beef farmers joined forces with an Ames, IA, Hy-Vee grocery store to share the story of beef and beef’s nutrition to hundreds of Iowa State University (ISU) students. Students braved the cold in anticipation for the men’s basketball game against Big 12 rival Kansas University.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
“The outlook for beef exports in 2016 is expected to improve as a result of lower domestic prices and an increase in beef supplies that can be shipped abroad. However, there remain several wildcard factors that could limit export growth,” cautioned the report.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
4-H members ages 12-19 from Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska participated, Keil said. The kids catch a calf during a rodeo performance and receive a 600-800-pound calf in May to raise during the next eight-plus months.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are utilizing established strengths to develop a program that provides important animal health solutions and veterinarians to address the unique agricultural challenges facing the region and state.

by USDA
2016 January 29
The NAREEE advisory board advises the secretary of agriculture and landgrant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension, and economics.

by USDA
2016 January 29
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the selection of members for the 2016-2018 term. The task force is composed of representatives from agriculture, industry, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other agricultural and environmental experts.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
The idea that you should wash your meat and poultry before cooking it. In the newest Meat MythCrusher video, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and American Meat Science Association (AM- SA) seek to finally put it to rest, as Jonathan Campbell,...

by DTN
2016 January 29
As separate proprietors, we each get a full $500,000 limitation. Our crop insurance and government program payments are individual. All of our machinery is identified as purchased by an individual but is paid for out of an account for the group. Is this arrangement OK?

by DTN
2016 January 29
and the Senate. Meanwhile, on the legal side, it could be some time before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH, determines whether it has jurisdiction to hear multiple legal challenges to the rule that agriculture and other industries fear will expand federal jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

by WLJ
2016 January 29
Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at the next Annual Conference April 4-7, 2016 in Kansas City, MO..



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