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2017 September 22
“In areas that have received late-summer rains, producers may be able to benefit from green-up of pastures and hay land, regrowth from cereal and annual forages cut for hay, or crop volunteer regrowth,” says Janna Kincheloe, the North Dakota State...
2017 September 22
Populations of these flies tend to peak in June. The hot, dry days of summer tend to decrease the overall population. However, in late August to September as the temperatures begin to decrease and humidity increases, the horn fly population tends to peak again.
2017 September 22
It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.
2017 September 22
A group of 20 Democratic U.S. senators and an independent senator is opposed to rescinding the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which is still tied up in court, according to a letter sent to the heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
NCBA’s latest video in the campaign features Buck Wehrbein, who manages Mead Cattle Company in Eastern Nebraska. In the video, Wehrbein discusses proposals on Capitol Hill to eliminate the deductibility of interest payments for businesses—an idea that he says would be “catastrophic” for businesses like his.
by USDA
2017 September 22
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue urged state foresters last week to join in calling on Congress to address the way the U.S. Forest Service is funded. Currently, the agency has to borrow money from prevention programs to combat ongoing wildfires.
2017 September 22
Smoke inhalation can cause both immediate and long-term harm. If cattle have burned muzzles or faces, or crusty noses, they are more likely to have smoke inhalation issues. In the short term (first day), fluid may build up in the lungs, causing them to swell and resulting in coughing with rapid, moist breathing.
2017 September 22
A survey of more than 1,000 farmers showed that a large majority did not understand how to interpret research results and, according to Sara Berg, South Dakota State University (SDSU) extension agronomy field specialist, the language used in reporting may be to blame.
by DTN
2017 September 22
It’s becoming routine to see court cases backing the IRS against taxpayers who trip over the rules when donating assets to charity. Checks are difficult enough. Any single contribution of $250 or more requires a written receipt from the charity at year’s end, or the deduction becomes zero.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
Early in September, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report regarding the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (USBR’s) behavior related to funding of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
2017 September 22
The scientists are using findings from their study, “NleB/SseK effectors from Citrobacter rodentium, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enterica display distinct differences in host substrate specificity,” published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry,.
2017 September 22
“If noxious weeds were sprayed or clipped earlier this summer and there is good weed growth, fall would be a good time to spray these weeds to get a good kill. However, if the weeds were not controlled early and now are tall, very mature and do not have a lot of regrowth, weed control this fall will not do any good,” Johnson said.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
The Imperial Auction Market, Imperial, NE, will host the first of three regional qualifying events for the 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The western regional qualifying event will be Sept. 30, with opening ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.
2017 September 22
The hearing, which was livestreamed from Washington, D.C., was relatively brief with senators holding the line to just a few questions, but the nominations were a long time coming. Nine months into the Trump administration, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is the only Senate-confirmed official at USDA.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
Barb played a long and active role in WLJ Tours, even meeting Dick as a travel agent sent along on one of the tours in the 1980s. After they married, Barb and Dick were both globe trotters. They traveled the world, setting up ranch tours and enjoying their own adventures.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
Meatless protein company Beyond Meat is expanding its reach with the debut of its plant-based Beyond Burger at select TGI Fridays locations in the Boston, MA, area. TGI Fridays said the meat substitute patties will be available in place of any of its existing burger sandwiches during an eight-week test.
by WLJ
2017 September 22
The Center for Biologic Diversity recently made a Freedom of Information Act request seeking communications between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) on the topic of the 2015 Waters of the U.




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