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by DTN
2017 March 3
Of course, Polk’s responsibility for the Mexican War (1846-1848) has long been a benchmark of American history. On the other hand, it’s way too early in the Trump administration to know if his aggressive saber rattling will actually trigger a major trade war with our neighbor to the south.
2017 March 3
As NDSU Extension’s bioenergy economics specialist, I have a particular interest in corn given its dominant role as a feedstock for U.S. ethanol production, as well as its role as a predictor for the fortunes of American farmers (including those who don’t grow the crop).
by WLJ
2017 March 3
Everybody knows bull calves sell at least $5/cwt. back of steers at weaning, and the discount grows for any still intact as yearlings. That’s because virtually all of them are bound for the feedyard, where steers are the rule. The only question revolves around when the bulls become steers.
2017 March 3
The cash fed cattle markets were off to the races last week with continued optimism. The prior week’s $122-125 live and $194-196 dressed was handily bypassed by last week’s $124-127.50 live and $200-205 dressed prices. To top it off, by close of trade Thursday, over 130,500 head had been confirmed sold on the negotiated cash market.


2017 March 3
Corps of Engineers; Jo-Ellen Darcy) to review WOTUS. The pair is ordered to ensure the nation’s navigable waters are protected, but also to promote economic growth, minimize economic uncertainty, and show “due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution” in their examination.


2017 March 3
On Feb. 28, the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held its first hearing on the farm bill. That hearing included testimony from a panel of witnesses that included farmers and ranchers outlining their views on the importance and effectiveness of conservation policies.


2017 March 3
Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell.
by USDA
2017 March 3
Higher working capital means better financial health for the farm sector. USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) expects that working capital for the farm sector could contract to $48 billion by the end of 2017.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
2017 March 3
“The key is to know which species you have and what causes them to increase,” he said. “The Banks grass mite and two-spotted spider mite both feed the same. The Banks grass mite is more common early in the season and stays on the lower portion of the plant, moving up as the population develops.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes highquality bull genetics coupled with best cow/calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf. The Alliance, in its 16th year of existence, has received much attention for the premiums calves have received through the years.
2017 March 3
Beaver is one of more than 300,000 post-9/11 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, says University of Missouri Extension’s Karen Funkenbusch. More than 44 percent of military recruits come from rural communities, according to U.S. Census data.
2017 March 3
“The Rambouillet ram breeders with animals in the ram test decided to offer some of their rams for sale at a new sale to be held at the popular Texas Sheep and Goat Expo,” Waldron said. “The animals being offered represent the high end of the rams completing the test, so numbers are limited.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The new logo has the time-honored cowbell, ghosted in the background, respecting the roots of the organization and acknowledging those local and state groups who continue to use Cowbelle as part of their name. However, in reference to the present and future of ANCW, the shape of the cowbell was modernized.
2017 March 3
Ever wonder how farmers manage that huge herd of cattle? With nothing more than a couple of people and maybe a farm dog, they are able to move hundreds of cattle from an open pasture into a barn or corral. As it turns out, farmers rely on techniques that use the animals’ natural behaviors.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response—and it needs to.


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