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by DTN
2017 October 20
A conservation easement (CE) involves placing a permanent restriction on real estate by its owner, usually preventing any development of the property. With farmland, that requires permanently restricting future use via a recorded easement to only farming.
by DTN
2017 October 20
The U.S. formally put forward proposals to make changes to Canada’s dairy supply management system and to make it easier for U.S. fruit and vegetable producers to file trade cases due to seasonal Mexican imports that they believe are damaging their industry, U.
2017 October 20
Before the fall breeding season begins, a few simple management procedures involving the bulls can increase the likelihood of a high pregnancy percentage among the cows. • In multi-sire breeding pastures, make certain that the bulls that will be pastured together have been in a common trap or pasture prior to the breeding season.
2017 October 20
Assuming more fall rainfall comes to the Southern Plains, wheat pasture will again be a key source of protein and some energy for many cow herds in this part of the United States. If that rainfall occurs, grazing of wheat usually will start in late November or early December.
2017 October 20
The USDA announced last week that it was withdrawing a controversial Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) interim final rule (IFR) and that it will take no further action on a complementary proposed rule released in late 2016.
2017 October 20
Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAF- TA) is a hot topic. But as things heat up at the federal level, state and provincial ag leaders are trying to keep cool. Last week, delegates from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico were united in their support of NAFTA and the call to “do no harm.
2017 October 20
An “administrative error” that added 23,000 acres to wild horse territory in the 1980s can’t be reversed according to a court ruling. In late September, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a lower court decision that would have removed the area from wild horse management.
by WLJ
2017 October 20
Dave was born July 18, 1950, in Alliance, NE, to R.M. “Mose” and Merla (Rex) Hebbert. He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1968 and then attended junior college in North Platte before transferring to Casper College where he graduated in 1971.
by WLJ
2017 October 20
The U.S. Embassy in Paraguay announced Oct. 12 that representatives of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) presented the results of a risk assessment regarding beef exportation from Paraguay to the United States.
by WLJ
2017 October 20
Last Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an agencywide directive aimed at curbing the “sue and settle” behavior that has dogged the agency. “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” said Pruitt in the EPA’s directive.
2017 October 20
As livestock producers start planning for fall weaning, pregnancy observation, and vaccinations they often will apply an endectocide treatment for internal and external parasites such as cattle lice. While this practice is efficacious for most internal parasites and horn flies, it does not always completely control a cattle louse problem.


2017 October 20
An initial and ambitious step toward developing demand for U.S. beef in China was taken recently as the U.S. Beef China Roadshow—a week-long series of events organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)—brought exporters and importers together in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.


2017 October 13
Salverson referenced research conducted at the SDSU Antelope Range and Livestock Research Station in northwestern South Dakota that confirms heifers can be early weaned on pasture with a supplement and have similar gains as their mates that stay on the cow.
2017 October 13
“One good strategy is to rest native pastures through the fall and use crop residue, cover crops or tame pastures until dormancy occurs on native range in winter,” he said. “Many native grasses cure well and can be used as an excellent source of standing forage through the winter.
by DTN
2017 October 13
Greg Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the chief U.S. agriculture trade negotiator, promised to “not go backwards” in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations during his recent confirmation hearing in the Senate Finance Committee.
2017 October 13
After the vote, Budget Committee Chair Diane Black (R-TN) issued the following statement: “I am proud that the House supported a budget that reflects responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars and reassures the American people that we are committed to effective governing.
2017 October 13
The OCM alleges the Oklahoma Beef Council has illegally become involved with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association in promoting a “yes” vote on a proposed $1 state checkoff program by using the federal checkoff logo on a website and Facebook page. The proposed Oklahoma checkoff is set for a Nov.
2017 October 13
breakage allows the chemicals that form prussic acid, which is also called cyanide, to mix together and release this poisonous compound rapidly. Livestock eating recently frozen sorghums can get a sudden, high dose of prussic acid and potentially die. Fortunately, prussic acid soon turns into a gas and disappears into the air.


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