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2016 August 5
“We’ve seen quite a slide, 40 percent, which is quite challenging,” said Gerald Sullivan, who co-owns Santa Rosa Ranch in Navasota and Crockett with his daughter, Kelley Sullivan. “Not everything is bad, not everything is good. We’re also seeing an uptick in per capita consumption of beef.


2016 August 5
Last Monday, the USDA announced that Brazil had reopened its market to U.S. beef. Beef trade from the U.S. to Brazil was halted in 2003 following the U.S.’ first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case. Also included—but downplayed—in the announcement was the detail that the U.


2016 August 5
New guidance issued by the current administration now calls for all federal agencies to consider climate change before taking any action, whether it’s building a military base, approving a logging job, or allowing grazing to continue on federal land. The guidance, released by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Aug.


2016 August 5
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing rule changes that would lift the ban on U.S. imports of sheep and goats and their products from countries considered a risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
The case was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) against Robertson for nine ponds he created. The EPA and the Corps assert that in the creation of the ponds, Robertson discharged dredge and fill material into waters of the U.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
Several interesting things occurred on the science front last week related to the beef industry and agriculture. A pair of unrelated studies were released, one claiming a link between red meat consumption and increased risk of kidney disease. The other implicated meat consumption and sugar consumption as equally to blame for the.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
The AG’s office issued a press release saying more than 5,000 pages of reports, lab results, witness statements and other material were reviewed in reaching a decision. Wasden said the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt of the two deputies.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
More of any commodity drives prices lower while less supply moves them higher. Certainly great examples of the latter would be the drought of 2007 driving corn prices up and the cow herd liquidation driving cattle prices higher in 2014. So we do know this supply/demand concept works.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
We write this open letter to the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates and your party to offer guidance as to the path forward for federal land policy in the western U.S. These are the top 10 position statements that would aid in mitigating the rhetoric and in advancing viable solutions associated with the working landscapes in the West:.


by USDA
2016 July 29
The USDA Economic Research Service report, Feed Outlook, for July 2016 shows U.S. corn area in 2016/17 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, of which 86.6 million is expected to be harvested for grain, up 5.9 million from last year. With a national average yield forecast of 168 bushels, corn production this year would reach 14.
2016 July 29
Now is the time to start thinking about marketing opportunities for calves this fall. While prices are well below what was received last year at this time, considerations can be given to the seasonal aspects of feeder cattle prices and the opportunities that may exist to utilize risk management tools.
by USDA
2016 July 29
Following a period of decline due to the farm financial crisis in the 1980s, farm sector debt has trended upward since the mid-1990s but at a slower pace than growth in the 1970s.
by WLJ
2016 July 29
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSDVL) at Kansas State University (K-State) is known for providing bovine testing services to veterinarians and cattle producers nationwide, and is now the new service provider for samples previously submitted to Gold Standard Labs.
by DTN
2016 July 29
Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management at Pennsylvania State University, offers producers some pros and cons of storing silage in large round bales. In order to make round bale silage, the forage must be wilted to 50-60 percent moisture, then baled in a round baler, then ensiled inside a plastic cover.


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