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by WLJ
2017 August 11
Australian beef exports in July totaled just under 93,000 metric tons (mt) shipped weight—a 9 percent increase year-on-year. While the rise was off a low base from year-ago levels, this marks the first year-on-year increase in Australian beef exports in 24 months, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).
2017 August 11
Moving five at a time, grain trucks with double trailers pull out of the Grupo Chapa Quiroga grain elevator on the Texas side of the border and start hauling U.S. corn across the Progreso International Bridge just a stone’s throw from the grain company’s weigh station.
by DTN
2017 August 11
Since the 1980s, Section 41 of the tax code has provided a credit to a business that increases its research and development (R&D) expenditures. The tax credit applies to businesses that conduct scientific testing, including biological research, and do so with a process of experimentation to develop new or improved performance or reliability.
2017 August 11
Weaning is a stressful time for calves. This stress can contribute to reduced feed and water intake, which results in poor nutrition. The added stress of weaning can also depress the immune system, leading to greater risk for sickness and death.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
The survey conducted by Morning Consult (http://tinyurl.com/AFBF-TaxReform) on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) found that seven out of 10 voters agreed passing tax reform legislation should be a priority for Congress.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) said in a press release that wildlife managers intend to remove some of the adult wolves in northeast Oregon’s Harl Butte pack to limit further livestock losses as non-lethal measures and hazing have not been successful in limiting wolf depredations.
2017 August 11
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can hold off on a lawsuit against a California wheat farmer who faces $2.
2017 August 11
Here are some basic biosecurity steps to protect show animals and those that were left at home after the fair has ended: • Keep animals that were at the fair separate from animals that were not for 28-30 days. If at all possible, do not allow nose-to-nose contact and provide as much distance between animals as possible.
by USDA
2017 August 11
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Aug. 5 with officials from SCORE (www.score. org), the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers.
2017 August 11
The day you make breeding choices, purchase bulls or buy bred heifers, marketing the calf crop begins. With those decisions in the rear view, it’s time to consider how to make the most of a great mating. Sale day for your spring-born calves grows closer as each day grows shorter, and that brings up weaning.
by USDA
2017 August 11
In 2015, the median household income for rural (nonmetro) counties rose to $44,212, a 3.4 percent increase over the prior year. This was the second year in a row of rising real (adjusted for inflation) income for the median rural household, ending 6 years of income declines during and after the Great Recession of 2007-09.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
“Some cattle numbers crunchers believe August is the timeframe for peak market-ready fed cattle supplies, while others steadfastly predict September/October encases a ‘wall’ of fed cattle that will take the market down hard, regardless of front-end currentness,” commented Cassie Fish of the Beef Report last Tuesday.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
JBS SA announced Aug. 3 that it has hired Alfred “Al” Almanza as global director of food safety and quality assurance.
2017 August 11
In the ongoing saga to effectively manage habitat for greater sage-grouse, a Department of Interior (DOI) Sage-grouse Review Team (Team) presented a report to DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke outlining possible modifications to previous conservation plans and policies.


by WLJ
2017 August 11
Adam Joseph McClung, 37, of Vilonia, AR, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after a brief, but severe illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1980, in Conway, AR, to parents, Dickie and Marshia. On July 3, 2010, he married Chantel Powell in Little Rock, AR.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) announced a new lawsuit last week over the national monument review, and issued a letter “raising concerns” about how Washington has handled its wolf conservation and management.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
Our successful checkoff lawsuit stopped the USDA from violating the Constitution of the United States. It did so by prohibiting the USDA from taking money from independent cattle producers and giving that money to a private entity to fund its private speech without the cattle producers’ permission.
2017 August 4
KC Olson, a beef cattle scientist for K-State Research and Extension, said the incidence of sericea lespedeza has fallen dramatically in research plots where the pasture was burned in August or September, as opposed to the normal practice of burning pastures in April.


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