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by WLJ
2016 November 11
David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected President. This is the first time the State of Delaware has had a national FFA President. Victoria Harris, a biology major at the University of Florida, will serve as Secretary.
2016 November 11
At the time the cover crop mixture was terminated in mid-May, Dille said, it was evident that the Palmer amaranth, a problem weed in Kansas and other states, was much larger in the field without a cover crop than in the field with the cover crop mixture.
by USDA
2016 November 11
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded more than $4.3 million to 48 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary...
by WLJ
2016 November 11
It is called the Range Allotment Owners (RAO) Association. It is run by the 13-person National Grazing Advisory Board representing 17 contiguous states; one for each of the 11 western states, one Indian allotment owner, and a Plains Region allotment owner for the national grasslands ranchers.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference wrapped up Friday, Nov. 4 with the election of new officers. USMEF Chairman for 2016-2017 is Bruce Schmoll, a soybean and corn producer from Claremont, MN, where he lives with his wife, Tarrie.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industryfunded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced that a recent trade mission led by state officials to the European Union (EU) led to agreements expanding markets for Nebraska beef.
2016 November 11
The unexpectedly rapid and harsh adjustment in feeder cattle prices in 2016 has raised many questions about the status of herd expansion late in the year and beyond. Have changes in producer expectations altered herd expansion in 2016 and, more importantly, for 2017 and beyond?.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
A commonality among successful producers is their ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. A few examples of activities best accomplished within a certain timeframe on the cattle side are purchasing calves, doctoring sick calves, administering vaccinations and assisting with calving.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
WR Reserve, in Hastings, NE, recently became the first packing plant in the U.S. approved to ship kosher beef to Israel since a 13-year ban was lifted earlier this year. Pictured are WR Reserve Owner-Operator Fischel Ziegelheim and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach with one of the first boxes of beef to be sent to Israel.
2016 November 11
Your limit could be “knowing” what is not so. Folks in harsh environments often resort to operating herds of “tough” cattle that can take whatever nature dishes out— but also maintain a tough profile when chefs try to create a beef dish for consumers..
by WLJ
2016 November 11
My family and I closed a chapter in our lives when we sold the last piece of our ranch just outside of Midland, TX. My grandchildren were the sixth generation to have the privilege of taking care of that piece of the world.
2016 November 11
The dust is settling on Election 2016, but the issues that motivated Americans to vote are not going away. International trade in particular was a big campaign issue for President-elect Donald Trump. Some have argued his positions on the issue helped rural America rally around him.


2016 November 11
The cash fed cattle trade was— relatively speaking—very slow to develop last week. By close of trade Thursday afternoon, just under 21,000 head had been confirmed sold with most of that volume selling on Wednesday. Half of that volume was attributable to the Fed Cattle Exchange, which sold almost 11,000 head of its nearly 13,000 offered head.


2016 November 11
A plan that could impact prime farmland in northwest Washington was recently given the green light to be considered by Congress. The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) was signed on Sept. 16 by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commanding General of.




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