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by WLJ
2016 February 12
A week-long celebration of 75 years! For anyone attending Red Bluff on a normal year, you will find pictures of past events, consignors, and animals spread throughout the Tehama District Fairgrounds. For the 75th anniversary, however, honoring the history and tradition while promoting future events were well balanced.


2016 February 12
“For 4-H members, the youth day activities are a key component to the Experiential Learning Model of Do-Reflect-Apply. Throughout their 4-H careers 4-H members have been studying and honing their skills in different project areas.


by USDA
2016 February 12
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program by acres impacted, that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.


2016 February 12
Two kinds of calving ease EPDs exist, he said, which are calving ease direct and calving ease maternal. Calving ease direct is based on the percent of unassisted calves born from a particular sire when mated to firstcalf heifers; the calving ease direct EPD is desired when breeding virgin heifers to decrease dystocia events.


2016 February 12
Beginning June 20, 2016, all retail stores and official establishments that grind raw beef for sale must maintain records. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service published a final rule in the Federal Register detailing this requirement.


2016 February 12
The above average precipitation in many parts of the country in 2015 prompted the growth of weeds and where those weeds were not controlled, they produced seeds that will germinate and likely result in heavy weed pressure this spring and summer, Bell said.


by WLJ
2016 February 12
Policymakers can learn about how the transformation of agricultural markets is likely to affect the poor in the developing world by studying Walmart, says a new report from the Global Food and Agriculture Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


by WLJ
2016 February 12
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced the winners of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Think-and-Do Challenge. The two winners, the Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) and DynaSim Technical Services, Inc.


by USDA
2016 February 12
USDA is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26, 2016.


by WLJ
2016 February 12
I have had the pleasure of seeing a lot of high quality bulls sell to great cattlemen throughout the United States.


2016 February 12
Two major improvements this year are ease of use and simplicity of use. Some repetition is involved, especially in going back to breeders one previously has purchased bulls from and the progeny performed up to expectation. The information available continues to gain depth and expands through the many breed databases.


by WLJ
2016 February 12
Fire is an important process in the ecology of most native plant and animal communities, especially in uplands. Most plant and animal communities in the Great Plains and eastern forests evolved with fire.


2016 February 12
Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has long boasted that they have the most precise and reliable EPDs (expected progeny differences) in the industry for good reason. An EPD is a genetic prediction of a trait in the units of that trait—pounds, square inches, probability, etc.


2016 February 7
“Many roads are still closed in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota, which has several beef and pork plants in the area either starting to kill late or cancelling first shift slaughters all together,” reported Troy Vetterkind of Vetterkind Cattle Brokerage last Thursday morning.


2016 February 7
Utah lawmakers passed HB148, the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” in 2012 demanding the federal government hand over the federal lands by the end of 2014. When that deadline passed, Utah legislators began weighing a possible lawsuit.