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2016 August 12
This case involves Iowa farmland that was owned by David Gumm’s mother; he had a lease agreement with her that allowed him to farm the land. Upon her death, ownership of the land passed to the Gumm Family Trust. The trust was governed by three trustees, one of which was Gumm.


2016 August 12
Toxic fescue, which causes heat stress in grazing cattle, brings problems with a high heat index in hot summer months. Cattle heat stress combines impact of fescue toxin and high daytime temperatures. Stressed cattle stop grazing and head for shade or ponds.


by WLJ
2016 August 12
A new article authored by agronomy and horticulture students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates that the expansion of eastern redcedar into grasslands reduces grazing capacity and therefore could reduce funding available for public school education in Nebraska.


by WLJ
2016 August 12
Before they left for recess, the House saw a short bill introduced that would bring one of the oldest mainstays of ranching law into the modern world. H.R. 5883— introduced by Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7)—would change the nearly century-old Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) of 1921 to account for new technology such as online cattle auctions.


2016 August 12
Lloyd Ely, Velma, OK, was recently named Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Cattleman of the Year. The award is the highest honor that the OCA bestows upon a member and was designed to recognize OCA members who have made significant contributions to the OCA and to beef production.


by WLJ
2016 August 12
Laura Rowe, and Justin and Corinne Rowe hosted a Japanese food service group on their family beef farm near Minburn, IA, in July to share their story of beef farming in Iowa. The group took great interest in learning about the six generation family farm.


2016 August 12
Harvested forage costs are a large part of the production costs associated with cow/calf enterprises. A 16-year-old Oklahoma State University (OSU) trial had the objective to economically evaluate stockpiled bermudagrass. The research found that this practice can reduce cow-wintering costs.


by DTN
2016 August 12
That defense is weakening this year after university entomologists have confirmed resistance in rootworm populations to eCry3.1Ab (found in hybrids containing Duracade) in Iowa and Minnesota cornfields and lower levels of resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 (the Herculex RW trait), found in SmartStax, Acre- Max XTreme and Agrisure 3122 hybrids.


2016 August 5
By the close of trade last Thursday, over 14,000 head had been confirmed sold. This was somewhat light, but still likely sufficient to set the trend for the week. Live cattle traded at $118, above the prior week’s $114-117 range, and dressed cattle sold for $187-188, the upper end of the prior week’s dressed price range.


2016 August 5
“We’ve seen quite a slide, 40 percent, which is quite challenging,” said Gerald Sullivan, who co-owns Santa Rosa Ranch in Navasota and Crockett with his daughter, Kelley Sullivan. “Not everything is bad, not everything is good. We’re also seeing an uptick in per capita consumption of beef.


2016 August 5
Last Monday, the USDA announced that Brazil had reopened its market to U.S. beef. Beef trade from the U.S. to Brazil was halted in 2003 following the U.S.’ first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case. Also included—but downplayed—in the announcement was the detail that the U.


2016 August 5
New guidance issued by the current administration now calls for all federal agencies to consider climate change before taking any action, whether it’s building a military base, approving a logging job, or allowing grazing to continue on federal land. The guidance, released by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Aug.


2016 August 5
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing rule changes that would lift the ban on U.S. imports of sheep and goats and their products from countries considered a risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
The case was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) against Robertson for nine ponds he created. The EPA and the Corps assert that in the creation of the ponds, Robertson discharged dredge and fill material into waters of the U.




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