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2016 September 23
The report documents through a number of case studies how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have used broad interpretation of their authority to enforce and regulate WOTUS even while implementation is stayed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


2016 September 23
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a public hearing on the federal government’s management—some said mismanagement—of wolves. Two vastly different visions of reality were presented at the hearing.


2016 September 23
In an ongoing dispute regarding the national Beef Checkoff Program, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced it will seek intervenor status in a lawsuit filed by attorneys of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) against the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG).


by WLJ
2016 September 23
Texas Tech University’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) has been selected to be a National Surveillance Lab for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Retail Meat Surveillance Program through a competitive federal grant process.


by WLJ
2016 September 23
The House Committee on Agriculture recently passed a bill intended to modernize the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 (PSA). The committee described the need for the bill as being “to protect buyers and sellers of livestock from unfair, deceptive, and discriminatory practices.


by WLJ
2016 September 23
Dedicated to volunteer commitment and service, this award is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region, or nation. The award may recognize a lifetime of achievement or may recognize a noteworthy, shorter-term commitment and service to the industry.


by WLJ
2016 September 23
Since the veterinary profession began 250 years ago, veterinarians have been helping farmers and ranchers do what they do best; produce safe, nutritious food for the world. And there is no one more dedicated to the health and well-being of animals than the cattle production veterinarian.


2016 September 16
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is looking for Kansas cattle producers to participate in a study to determine the prevalence of bovine anaplasmosis in cow herds within the state and to investigate management risk factors associated with blood test results.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
meeting earlier this month with a high desert range and operation tour in southern Idaho. The meeting drew more than 150 public lands ranchers along with affiliate representatives to engage in the grassroots policy process, hear from agency officials, and discuss critical issues that are impacting the West.




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