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by USDA
2016 February 29
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the University of Montana and other partners have used Google Earth Engine to build a new interactive online map tool that for the first time combines layers of data to better target invasive species that are damaging habitat and rangeland.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Agriculture Future of America (AFA) recently selected its 10 Student Advisory Team members and 15 Campus Ambassadors for the 2016-17 year. These students represent 24 schools from 23 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
The farm and ranch families of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) raised more than $1.1 million and donated a record of more than 48 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans as part of the organization’s “Harvest for All” program.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
In order to remember the last 100 years, CCA is creating a commemorative coffee table book showcasing ranching families in California and the history they have contributed to the California ranching and beef industries..


by DTN
2016 February 29
Howard Buffett wants farmers to voluntarily embrace more conservation practices before they risk facing more regulatory control. Buffett also said last Thursday he opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, saying it may be impossible for farmers to comply with it.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
The Livestock Marketeers—an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders—met for their 51st Annual Banquet during this year’s National Western Stock Show. The event was hosted by American Live Stock, and Master of Ceremonies was J.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Last year, the livestock department in Matabeleland North, a western province, warned farmers to prepare for the worst, saying at least 99 percent of the cattle in the province could be lost due to shortage of pastures caused by drought.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
The Colorado FFA Foundation recently inducted four honorees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Peers and business associates recognized the inductees during the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet Feb. 18 in Denver, held in conjunction with the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and four others were indicted on Feb. 17 by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, NV. The 51-page indictment outlines 16 felony charges related to the armed assault against federal law enforcement officers that occurred in the Bunkerville, NV, area in 2014.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Ammon Bundy and 15 fellow occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge pleaded “not guilty” at their arraignment on Feb. 24. They were accused of conspiracy to impede officers of the U.S. government from discharging their duties through use of force, intimidation, or threats.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Included in the annual report is an overview of revenues and expenditures for fiscal 2015. It shows beef producers and importers in the U.S. invested $41.8 million into FY 2015 beef promotion, research and information programs, as directed by the Beef Promotion and Research Act.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
In early February, California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) filed comments with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) opposing any additional designations of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.


2016 February 29
Snow falls on stocker cattle in wheat pasture near Amarillo, TX. While the winter has been dry, El Niño remains strong, and wetter conditions are returning, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, State Climatologist and Regents Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
Earlier this month, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released the final text of emergency monitoring and reporting regulations adopted by the SWRCB during its Jan. 19 meeting. The full text of the emergency regulations, as well as a fact sheet overviewing them, can be viewed online at www.


by WLJ
2016 February 29
A committee appointed by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green has begun the search process to recruit and select candidates for a new head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


2016 February 29
Oklahoma producers interested in taking advantage of a robust hard white wheat market will be in an excellent position to do so with the release of Stardust, a new variety developed by the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR).


2016 February 29
“Good vaccination programs are vital to establishing an animal health program to control infectious diseases in cattle,” Grant Dewell, Associate Professor in Beef Production and Extension Beef Veterinarian, said. “Each cow herd is unique and vaccine programs should be tailored to meet the potential challenges along with a solid biosecurity program.