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2016 June 10
The fight over Mexican wolves in the Southwest is heating up as more groups line up on the battlefield. Last week saw a quartet of environmentalist groups file a motion to intervene in an ongoing case that pits the State of New Mexico against the federal government.
2016 June 10
In today’s horse industry there are numerous competitive opportunities for very young horses. Many young horses are shown in weanling and yearling halter futurities. A high percentage of young horses are ridden as long yearlings in preparation for 2-year-old performance classes.
2016 June 10
As we move into the growing season, dandelions can cause many potential headaches; not just in your lawn but also in your alfalfa field, according to Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Forages Field Specialist, and Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
2016 June 10
Many Oklahoma ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. In addition, they like to use a shortened 45- to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers. The next logical step is to determine which of these heifers failed to conceive in their first breeding season.
2016 June 10
Only two weeks after the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) ruled that landowners have the right to seek judicial review of a “waters of the U.S.” designation on their land, several small business groups are urging the court to take up a case seeking the same for critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
by WLJ
2016 June 10
“I’m excited about this opportunity to serve the great beef-producing families and other beef industry stakeholders in Colorado, who feed consumers not only in our state but across the nation and the world,” says Bloom.
by DTN
2016 June 10
The so-called extender legislation late in 2015 made permanent the provision allowing a retiree to move funds directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a charity without income recognition. The key feature is that these transfers count for the annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) that every IRA holder over age 70.
2016 June 10
Hellevang warns that using aeration could warm the grain, which may increase the moisture content of the grain slightly. Aeration fans should be covered to prevent wind and a natural chimney effect from warming the grain. Wind blowing into uncovered fans or ducts will move air through the grain in a way that is similar to operating an aeration fan.
by DTN
2016 June 10
Sometimes called butterweed, the winter annual often springs up in no-till corn and soybean fields. Burndown herbicides are typically used to control it early in the spring when the plants are smaller and more susceptible, but that’s not an option in forage and wheat crops.
by USDA
2016 June 10
USDA relies mainly on voluntary programs providing financial and technical support to encourage farmers to conserve natural resources and protect the environment. In inflation adjusted terms, USDA conservation program expenditures increased by roughly 70 percent between 1996 and 2012.
2016 June 10
A variety of production and marketing practices are available to help cow/calf producers enhance calf values. Though these practices are not new, many are still adopted by only a small percentage of producers. The following summarizes several surveys and feeder cattle pricing studies.
by WLJ
2016 June 10
As National Get Outdoors Month begins, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on June 7 that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and partners have invested over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands in fiscal year 2016.
2016 June 10
Livestock production depends largely on the feeding program, and what you should feed your animals will depend on forage quality analyses. Forage quality determines the potential of a forage to produce the desired animal response. It can measure intake, palatability, digestibility, nutrient content, animal performance, and anti-quality factors.