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2015 August 14
Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Economist, said the cattle market may have topped earlier this year, but don’t expect a downward spiral in prices anytime soon. However, Peel said to “prepare for lower prices,” according to decades of past charts and data.


2015 August 14
On Aug. 5, while investigating the Gold King Mine in Colorado, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup team triggered the release of approximately 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.


2015 August 14
“Although cattle feeding is a tiny part of the daily routine for modern feeders, attention to cattle care and comfort was also a focus within the four feedlots included on this tour,” explained Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate.


2015 August 14
Questions on using “vomitoxin wheat” came from farmers, said MU Extension specialists on the weekly agronomy teleconference. Wet weather during flowering and seed set of small grains caused multiple types of fungus to create mycotoxins in the wheat crop.


by WLJ
2015 August 14
Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) experts are cautioning residents to monitor not only their pets and livestock, but also themselves this summer from diseases including tularemia, plague, West Nile virus, rabies and vesicular stomatitis (VS).


by WLJ
2015 August 14
Freland comes to the beef council from the Midwest Dairy Association, Ankeny, IA, where she served as Associate Director of the Iowa State Dairy Association and Industry Relations Manager for the Midwest Dairy Association. Freland is experienced in commodity boards and promotion efforts funded by livestock producers.


2015 August 14
How to get the maximum use out of annual and perennial forage growth will be the focus of presentations at the annual beef cattle and forage field day Aug. 27 at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center’s ranch located southwest of Manning.


by WLJ
2015 August 14
We are amid the worst fire year in documented history and it doesn’t look like there are any signs of relief in sight.


by WLJ
2015 August 14
One of the many things that I have learned since arriving at the Noble Foundation is that prescribed burns are a big thing out here in the West. In Kentucky, I had only ever seen some of the national forests burned on occasion to reduce the chance of a wildfire.


by WLJ
2015 August 14
In my search to better understand stocking rate, I obtained a better appreciation for major land resource areas (MLRA) and ecological sites. For instance, by looking up the MLRA for the Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) ranch in Dunn County, ND, the MLRA is 54.


2015 August 14
So we tried her method of growing with deep mulch, we layered eight inches of old straw between tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in the springtime. All the plants turned yellow. Trying to figure out what happened; we pulled back the straw cover and found the soil surface was like mud.


by WLJ
2015 August 14
Cool, wet growing seasons may delay grain maturity, and can result in mold and mycotoxin formation in the field. Producers are faced with the decision to feed moldy feeds or forages and knowing there may be a potential risk to animal productivity.


by USDA
2015 August 7
Imported food and beverages that were purchased directly by U.S. consumers (such as farm-raised shrimp from Thailand, fresh avocados from Mexico, and wines from Spain) accounted for $186.9 billion—13 percent of this total. The remaining 87 percent ($1.3 trillion) was spent on domestically-produced food and beverages.


2015 August 7
Documents criticizing EPA for flawed rulemaking were released just weeks before the Clean Water Rule is set to go into effect on August 28. Internal memos released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HCOGR) show discrepancies between the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




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