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2016 August 26
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued new guidelines on how companies can make label or labeling claims concerning the fact that bio-engineered or genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients or animal feed were not used in the production of meat, poultry, or egg products.


2016 August 26
Some grain will be stored for many months or even more than a year due to low grain prices, so maintaining grain quality during extended storage will require extra care and management, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) grain storage expert.


2016 August 26
A University of Wyoming educator is warning about poisonous plants in pastures this late summer and early fall. The species of poisonous plants posing danger can change as pastures move through the seasons, said Brian Sebade, based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle is primarily focused on genomics, with one of the goals being to identify genes associated with differences in feed efficiency in beef cattle.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
A number of environmental groups recently filed for a preliminary injunction to block the National Park Service (NPS) from pursuing a ranching expansion and elk-removal plan until the agency updates the park’s “general management plan” and assesses...


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) partnered with other agriculture associations, government officials, regulatory agencies, public safety officials, agricultural producers and many others to test the Texas Panhandle area’s preparedness for a potential future foreign animal disease outbreak.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The Atlanta court heard oral arguments in July in a case challenging the WOTUS rule. In that case, 11 states—Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida—asked the court to overturn the Sixth Circuit on the question of jurisdiction.


2016 August 26
In managed rangelands and farms, wild pigs are significant pests, wreaking havoc in a number of ways. Whether you call them wild hogs, feral pigs, feral hogs, wild boars, Russian boars, or Eurasian boars, in California, they are all the same destructive animal.


by DTN
2016 August 26
A year ago, university economists warned that typical Illinois corn farmers would need to shave $100 an acre off average cash rent and production costs if they hoped to break even in 2016. Renters hesitated, landlords balked, most input suppliers held firm.
by WLJ
2016 August 26
Though some states attempted to get such initiatives on their ballots this year, none have successfully made it, and most have been rejected. This year, the confirmed state ballot initiatives dealing with energy have been directly energy-focused.

by WLJ
2016 August 26
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will speak at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), on Sept. 13 as a guest of the developing Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Ishige will address the progress made toward Asia-Pacific economic integration and the role of the U.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The concept is simple and the analysis is the same regardless of the sector of the beef industry; beef producers are margin operators. Similar to other manufacturing businesses, you have inputs and outputs. You have fixed costs and variable costs.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
By now, you have certainly heard that changing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (VFD, Guidance 209 and 213) will change the way we use antibiotics in the near future. But what does that mean for your ranch or feedyard and what do you need to do about it? The short answer is to get to know your veterinarian, and make it official.


by DTN
2016 August 26
Depending upon shifting political agendas, many professional and amateur economists (past, present and future) insist that demand is much more complicated, significantly shaped, stretched, and shrunk by realities ranging from country of origin to...





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