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by WLJ
2015 March 27
The beef industry reached more than 30,000 athletes, their friends and families attending the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo in Manhattan Mar. 12-14, thanks to a first-time sponsorship by the National Beef Checkoff, in partnership with the New York and South Dakota Beef Councils.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Although it is still early, the temperatures in some parts of cow country have been relatively warm and a few of the cool season grasses are beginning to green up sooner than expected. With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany, said Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on Mar. 20, released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.
2015 March 27
Jeff Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council, said last Monday that more American jobs depend on “access to the tools of the digital economy.” Faster broadband fuels the next generation business start-ups, he added. The U.S. needs to ensure it is keeping up with the global economy when it comes to digital technology.
2015 March 27
In an announcement last Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least 25 percent of the time necessary for the farm to operate.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Robert “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, MT, and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University (MSU) during the university’s spring commencement, set for May 9.


2015 March 27
Proper management of livestock manure is a top of mind concern for livestock managers, especially those involved with dairy and feedlot operations. Proper management techniques are designed to help protect surface and groundwater quality while also reducing odors associated with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
by WLJ
2015 March 27
The beef industry reached more than 30,000 athletes, their friends and families attending the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo in Manhattan Mar. 12-14, thanks to a first-time sponsorship by the National Beef Checkoff, in partnership with the New York and South Dakota Beef Councils.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Although it is still early, the temperatures in some parts of cow country have been relatively warm and a few of the cool season grasses are beginning to green up sooner than expected. With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany, said Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on Mar. 20, released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.
2015 March 27
Jeff Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council, said last Monday that more American jobs depend on “access to the tools of the digital economy.” Faster broadband fuels the next generation business start-ups, he added. The U.S. needs to ensure it is keeping up with the global economy when it comes to digital technology.
2015 March 27
In an announcement last Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least 25 percent of the time necessary for the farm to operate.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Robert “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, MT, and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University (MSU) during the university’s spring commencement, set for May 9.
2015 March 27
There is the question: Can profitable beef operations go broke? Absolutely, is the answer. Why? For one thing, the definition of profit is misused. And the longer the wrong numbers are applied to the word “profit,” the more likely an operation can get into financial trouble.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
When I started at the Noble Foundation in the late 1970s, agriculture in the Southern Great Plains was still dominated by traditional producers engaged primarily in foragebased beef production. Most operations were fairly large and run by experienced full-time farmers and ranchers.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
The old saying is “hope for the best but plan for the worst.” When it comes to forage considerations for cow/calf producers I believe there is a need to plan for the worst… and plan for the best. And it’s not too early to begin forage planning for 2015.


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