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2015 April 6
According to a summary of the proposal, published in the Federal Register, the National Forest System (NFS) proposes to amend its internal agency directives for watershed and air management to establish direction for management of groundwater resources on NFS lands.
2015 April 6
Rabobank Cattle Economist Don Close suggests a new production model targeting cattle early on to enter the ground beef market. In his report, Ground Beef Nation: The Effect of Changing Consumer Tastes and Preferences on the U.S. Cattle Industry, published in 2014.


by DTN
2015 April 6
Moderate early week support has stepped back into the complex early Monday with mixed live cattle trade now showing narrow to moderate gains. Light buyer support is helping to hold strong gains through lean hog futures.
2015 April 6
It’s kind of amazing that the Senate and the House have both passed budgets, since we haven’t seen a federal budget for quite some time. But there are some resolutions in this budget that should bode well for agriculture.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
After historically high average net cash farm in- come (NCFI) in 2012 and 2013, average NCFI is expected to decline 22.7 percent in 2014F-15F for U.S. farm businesses (defined as farms with annual gross cash farm income greater than $350,000, or smaller operations where the operator’s primary occupation is farming), the lowest level since 2010-11.
2015 April 3
Among the top proteins in the U.S. consumer’s diet, beef comes from the most diverse infrastructure of them all. The cattle and beef industry is so highly segmented that each segment exists in its own economic microcosm. When it comes to margins, the variety of this one, relatively small industry can be mind boggling.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
Washington Residents Against Wolves (WARAW), a volunteer organization concerned about the impacts of the Grey Wolf in Washington State, will be holding a Wolf Rally on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council building located at 6116 N.


by WLJ
2015 April 3
“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Brown was quoted in an official state announcement. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
The long-awaited end to beef cow herd liquidation happened in 2014 as the industry abruptly switched to expansion. The 2.1 percent increase in beef cow numbers in 2014 was more than generally expected but not a big surprise as the conditions were right for such a turnaround.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
In recent discussions with farmers at cover crop meetings across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region and again at the Michigan State University Forage Technology Conference in East Lansing, MI, the problem of incorporating cover crops to improve soil quality on clay soils used for pasturing cattle came up.
2015 April 3
A handful of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives are questioning whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has considered all stakeholder views during the drafting of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule said to be finalized this spring.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
A member of the Senate from 2009 to 2015, Johanns served on several committees including the agriculture committee. He championed new trade agreements and worked to strengthen ties with Asia- Pacific countries to expand the market for agricultural products.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
Washington Residents Against Wolves (WARAW), a volunteer organization concerned about the impacts of the Grey Wolf in Washington State, will be holding a Wolf Rally on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council building located at 6116 N.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Brown was quoted in an official state announcement. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
The long-awaited end to beef cow herd liquidation happened in 2014 as the industry abruptly switched to expansion. The 2.1 percent increase in beef cow numbers in 2014 was more than generally expected but not a big surprise as the conditions were right for such a turnaround.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
In recent discussions with farmers at cover crop meetings across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region and again at the Michigan State University Forage Technology Conference in East Lansing, MI, the problem of incorporating cover crops to improve soil quality on clay soils used for pasturing cattle came up.
2015 April 3
A handful of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives are questioning whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has considered all stakeholder views during the drafting of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule said to be finalized this spring.
by WLJ
2015 April 3
A member of the Senate from 2009 to 2015, Johanns served on several committees including the agriculture committee. He championed new trade agreements and worked to strengthen ties with Asia- Pacific countries to expand the market for agricultural products.
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