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2016 July 8
When asked why there was no policy, Shepherd suggested that it was not likely something people ask about too often. He did note that the issue of taking multiple types of grazing livestock out onto an allotment designated for one species is not entirely novel.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
An online course from University of Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.


by USDA
2016 July 8
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced interest rates for July 2016. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 0.625 percent, unchanged from 0.625 percent in June.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the U.S. joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. The report released by this coalition, Retaking the Field, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S.



by WLJ
2016 July 8
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that $44.6 million is being awarded through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 states. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.


2016 July 8
With the extreme conditions we have been experiencing this summer, it is important producers diligently document and report their death losses for possible Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payments. It is a good risk management practice to keep good records anyway but it is at times like these that they can really pay dividends.


by WLJ
2016 July 1
The issue of market volatility, particularly in the U.S. beef market, was a point of great attention in the Rabobank report. Under the heading, “U.S. volatility needs to be resolved,” the report outlined four problems that are familiar to the U.S. cattle producer:.




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