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by WLJ
2015 June 5
The beef checkoff, in partnership with the Egg Nutrition Center and National Dairy Council, recently shared checkofffunded protein research with the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) at their annual symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, with 430 registered dietitians (RD) in attendance.


2015 June 5
Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, used a keynote address at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop last Tuesday to outline a litany of legal arguments as to why the EPA biofuel volume mandate for 2014-16 may not be legal.


2015 June 5
When cattle producers check the tag on a bag of supplement or get an analysis back on some hay samples, they mostly likely look for the crude protein content first. Crude protein is derived from the nitrogen content of the feedstuffs and while it is helpful to know, it does not tell the whole story when balancing diets for ruminant animals.


by WLJ
2015 June 5
The rule will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health.


by WLJ
2015 June 5
The 83rd General Session of the Annual World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held May 24-29 in Paris. OIE members examined and adopted new intergovernmental standards and guidelines aimed at preserving and improving animal health and welfare throughout the world.


by WLJ
2015 June 5
Over 50 young cattlemen and women from across the country and from a wide variety of backgrounds in the cattle industry attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). Last week they traveled from NCBA’s office in Denver, stopping in Chicago and wrapping up in Washington D.


2015 June 5
May 2015 was not only the wettest May on record but was the wettest month ever in Oklahoma. The statewide average was nearly 15 inches of rain in May with numerous locations receiving over 20 inches and a few areas with over two feet of rain. This far exceeds the previous record for the statewide average of about 10.


2015 June 5
Clean water is a good thing, but I’m not sure that the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is going about ensuring our clean water supply is a good thing. While EPA says that traditional uses of agriculture water are not affected by the new clean water rule, I have.


by WLJ
2015 June 5
How often we hear a grocer or restaurateur say, “What I want to buy is some of that good Midwest corn-fed beef!” Where does that come from? Part of it relates to the long history of feeding cattle there.


2015 May 29
While U.S. meat exports face imposing challenges in 2015, this hasn’t dampened the industry’s enthusiasm for international marketing. This was the prevailing theme throughout the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) board of directors meeting, held recently in San Antonio, TX.


2015 May 29
I have been fooling around with electric fences for 40 years now and most of the time taking pride on building them all in a straight line. Why? Looks good to the eye? Will people think you are a poor fence builder if your fences are not straight? I am only talking about interior livestock management fences.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities,


2015 May 29
Cash trade was slow to develop during the holiday-shortened week last week, and early expectations were for a steady to lower trade compared to the prior week’s $159-161 live and $250-253 dressed prices. As of close of trade last Thursday, 967 head had been confirmed sold with volumes too low to establish the week’s price trend.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won the bureaucratic race over Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, or the “Clean Water Rule” as it is called by EPA). On Wednesday, May 27, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and President Barrack Obama announced.

2015 May 29
The Senate passed S.995, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly known as TPA, on May 22, prior to leaving town for the Memorial Day recess. With the support of most Republicans, it received only 14 votes from the Democrats.


by DTN
2015 May 29
What is the reasonable allocation of your purchase price to the fair market value of that tiling, given its age and condition? There is likely some fact-finding that is necessary to determine how many feet of tiling are in the ground and what is the...




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