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2017 August 18
Three farm leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States last Wednesday sent a joint letter to their respective trade negotiators as talks began to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2017 August 18
Temperatures in Oklahoma have been unseasonably cool in the first half of the month. Temperatures are forecast to be higher late in the month but will still likely remain at or below seasonal levels. Most of Oklahoma has gotten significant rain recently, generally ranging from 1.
2017 August 18
The temporary order was issued June 21 by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, upholding a lower court ruling in a case filed by the Rancher’s-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) claiming the federal Beef Checkoff Program in Montana violates the First Amendment of the U.


by WLJ
2017 August 18
Engstrand, Donna (Jim) White, and Ann Manlove; great-aunt, Bonnie Anderson; nieces, Kayla and Rylee McGiffin; cousins, Wynn and Fiona Nevin; Creighton and Brandt Nevin; Shawn, Jasmine, Sofie and Ayden Leary; Marti Anderson, and Jodi, Steve, Sydney, Rikki and Alex Baldwin; and many more extended family and friends.
by WLJ
2017 August 18
Kane Beef headquartered in Corpus Christi, TX, announced Aug. 15 that it is the first Texas-based company approved to export beef to China. The company is a central player in the Texas cattle industry and is expanding its presence in international markets.
by WLJ
2017 August 18
Monday, Aug. 28 is the last day to submit comments on the proposal to rescind the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Comments can be submitted online at regulations.gov using the Docket ID # EPA- HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001 or by mail (see information below)..


by WLJ
2017 August 18
Last Monday, President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the U.S. Trade Representative to consider an investigation into Chinese trade behavior.
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.
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.


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