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2015 April 17
Amid growing concerns over antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and an increasing tendency to lay those concerns at the feet of the livestock industry, a bill currently being considered in the Oregon Senate could drastically impact the use of antibiotics by the state’s livestock producers.


by DTN
2015 April 17
On the first point, we now have tiered capital gain rates. Most pay at a 15 percent rate, but when the total taxable income in a joint return exceeds roughly $465,000, the capital gain rate moves to 20 percent (that threshold is about $413,000 for a single filer in 2015).


by WLJ
2015 April 17
The Mexican cattle and beef industry is always dynamic and continues to evolve. The industry has faced challenges in recent years with declining cattle inventories while attempting to maintain domestic production and cattle exports; all while beef exports have increased sharply.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, together with the USDA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), announced changes to live cattle trade with Mexico. Under the new agreements, live slaughter cattle can be exported to Mexico.


by DTN
2015 April 17
Despite congressional opposition, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said last Monday the Obama administration will finish the Clean Water Rule (commonly called “Waters of the U.S.” or WO- TUS) that the EPA sent to the Office of Management and Budget the prior week.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
Scientists at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation with colleagues from Germany and Spain have made a discovery that will change the way researchers view messenger RNA (mRNA) and, in the future, could potentially aid the development of more efficient crop plants.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
The Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposal April 16 to amend its regulations governing certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment under the H-2A program.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
After much political maneuvering, Montana SB262— the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Water Compact bill—received a nod of approval on the second reading in the Montana House of Representatives April 15 and was scheduled for a third and possible vote as of press time last Thursday.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
This all makes sense since beef cattle prices are still at levels many of us never dreamed of seeing. The difference from 2013-2014 raised nearly $100/cwt. in most weight classes, and the added capital has had a very interesting effect on the bull buyers in this industry.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
A checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training prepares a producer for certification or recertification, but beyond that, why is producer involvement in this program so important? There are several benefits to both the producer and to our industry as a whole.


by WLJ
2015 April 17
The American public has the potential for having the highest quality of life in the world. A major reason for this is due to the Green Revolution that began in the 1950s which involved the introduction of genetically superior, disease-resistant...


by DTN
2015 April 14
GENERAL COMMENTS: Cattle country could have doubled for a ghost town Tuesday, lifeless in terms of either bids or definite asking prices. Some showlists were priced around $165-$166 in the South and $
by WLJ
2015 April 14
 Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm TuesdayThus far for Tuesday, negotiated cash trade was moderate on light demand in the Texas Panhandle. Compared to the latest establishe
2015 April 13
As has been covered here and in many other publications, the water situation is getting dire in parts of the West following the drought. In California, the record drought conditions have prompted the governor to implement the first-ever water restrictions across the state, and everywhere efforts to reduce and conserve water are being.


2015 April 13
Climate change had long been debated and it doesn’t appear the debate will end anytime soon. However, according to Gallup’s annual Environmental survey, Americans are less concerned with global warming than in previous polls conducted over the past 25 years.


by WLJ
2015 April 10
While still impacted by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).


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