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2015 May 1
If you wait until the first day of sun to see if the equipment works, you’ll miss haying days. Increasingly, earlyseason hay makers switch to baleage. They bale partly dried hay and wrap it in plastic. That wrapped hay takes on the feeding quality of silage.


2015 May 1
Finding the right balance for cattle and wildlife to coexist can be a challenge. California dairy farms and cattle ranches within the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) are dealing with this issue in an area were tule elk, once nearly extinct, were reintroduced and are now thriving.


2015 May 1
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade agreement and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) have been put into high gear after the Senate Committee on Finance passed a resolution to give the president trade promotion fast track authority. But the politics are CROW.


by WLJ
2015 May 1
Pain in the abdominal cavity (belly) is commonly termed in the horse world as “colic.” This pain can be caused from any organ within the abdominal cavity, but is often attributed to problems involving the intestinal tract. Horses experiencing colic will often paw at their abdomen, roll excessively on the ground, or decline food or water.


2015 May 1
The grilling season has finally begun and the beef industry is cautiously optimistic that Americans will show their love of a good steak. But how much beef gets put on the grill this month will depend on two factors: how aggressively retailers want to build their beef sales; and what consumers are willing to keep paying for beef throughout the month.


2015 May 1
Even in the drought conditions facing many farmers this spring, there are crops which can survive, explained Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.


by WLJ
2015 April 24
Despite these conditions, U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable price inflation is expected to be close to its historical average in 2015. USDA Economic Research Service predicts fresh fruit prices will increase 2.5-3.5 percent and fresh vegetable prices 2-3 percent.


by WLJ
2015 April 24
If farmers would have adopted the practice even without financial incentive, however, the practices are not “additional,” and the payments provide income for farmers without improving environmental quality.


2015 April 24
Ranchers in the Mono Basin along the Nevada/California border are breathing a sigh of relief: The federal government has decided not to list the “bi-state sage-grouse” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The decision was a change of course for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which in 2013 proposed the bird for listing as “threatened.


2015 April 24
Two recently-introduced bills that have walked the halls of Congress before and were put down are back. On the afternoon of April 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1105, an effort to repeal the commonly called “Death Tax.” The bill now goes onto the Senate where it faces an unlikely future.


2015 April 24
There are fewer cows going to slaughter and more meat in the bank, so to speak. Monthly USDA reports released last week are a glimpse at the changing scenery of the current market; fewer, heavier animals are going to slaughter and increasingly more of them are steers than females, and the strong...


by DTN
2015 April 24
The U.S. could become a major exporter of agricultural products to Cuba, but current law prohibits USDA from promoting sales to Cuba, White House officials said last week in the Obama administration’s first testimony on Capitol Hill on the potential for increasing U.


by WLJ
2015 April 24
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is seeking comments on proposed listing activities on 10 species. Upon preliminary review, the USFWS has determined the proposed listing activities—ranging between new listings to one delisting—may be warranted.


by WLJ
2015 April 24
“Starting at 6 p.m., the Rapid City Beef Crawl will begin at the Firehouse Brewing Co. in downtown Rapid City,” said Rebecca Christman, Ag United for South Dakota Outreach Director.


2015 April 24
HumaneWatch.org, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom, released a new video interview last week with a former undercover investigator for Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In the video, the subject grants Humane- Watch an exclusive interview, which sheds new light on the activist group while exposing the real intent of HSUS.


2015 April 24
Scientists from Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S. describe the research they conducted on organic and conventional farms to arrive at dollar values for natural processes that aid farming and that can substitute for costly fossil fuel-based inputs.


2015 April 24
A recent Kansas State University (K- State) study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.


2015 April 24
For some cow/calf operations, the bulls go into the breeding pasture with replacement heifers in mid-April. As the bulls are being removed from the replacement heifers in two months, this would be an ideal time to call and make arrangements with your local veterinarian to have those heifers evaluated for pregnancy after another 60 days.


2015 April 24
The National Beef Checkoff’s 30-Day Protein Challenge was introduced this spring with the goal of helping consumers understand the importance of consuming balanced amounts of protein with each meal. The program is intended for anyone looking for a fun, step-by-step way to get an optimal amount of protein throughout the day.




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