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2017 May 12
The Department of Interior has begun its review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906. On Friday, May 5, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a list of 27 monuments designated or expanded since 1996 that he will be reviewing.


2017 May 12
Last Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and farm worker advocates held a press conference on a reintroduced immigration bill. S. 1034 would protect undocumented farm workers from deportation and effectively create a pathway to citizenship. Supporters argued that such a system is necessary to protect the nation’s food security.


by WLJ
2017 May 12
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tried to allay fears that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not negatively affect the nation’s farmers and ranchers.


2017 May 12
In addition to the most obvious losses—condemned livers, resulting in about $10-16 per head lost export value—Rusche explained that other profit robbers can include: • Poorer feedlot performance and efficiency; • Reduced carcass weights and increased trimming losses; and • Reduced output and capacity at the packing plant.


by WLJ
2017 May 12
U.S.-China flagsUSDALate Thursday night, the Department of Commerce released a 100-day action plan regarding trade with China. Beef was on the top of the list of items addressed. “Follo
2017 May 5
These growth promotants have been reported to increase gains of suckling calves by 4-6 percent. This can result in an additional 15-30 pounds of weaning weight, which equates to approximately $20-$40 in returns per head. With the cost of a calfhood implant (Ralgro, Synovex C, Component E-C) being less than $1.
2017 May 5
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a repeal and replace of the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule by sending a proposed rewrite to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week, according to a posting on the OMB website.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
The NILE Merit Heifer Program is a “live animal” scholarship that strives to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to participants chosen based on merit, future goals, and ability to care for the animal. Any youth ages 12-16, who is a 4-H or FFA member, may apply.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received a shipment of imported fresh beef from the United States for the first time since the market was closed in 2003, according to a Reuters report. The product is a more marbled version of the cut known as “picanha,” which also is referred to as top sirloin cap.
2017 May 5
Helping ranchers who use federal grazing permits understand their procedural and substantive rights was the focus of a recent seminar conducted by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Public Lands Council. The meeting was hosted by Colorado’s Delta County Livestock Association and the Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association.


by WLJ
2017 May 5
Each year, Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day marks the date of the Environmental Stewardship Tour hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA). The annual event showcases the Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award recipient’s environmental stewardship efforts.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
executive order regarding trade. The order could be seen as an official definition of what “fair” means in the context of trade agreements and their renegotiation.
2017 May 5
Horn fly feeding causes dermal irritation, anemia, decreased feed intake leading to reduced weight gains, and diminished milk production. Horn flies have also been implicated in the spread of summer mastitis. Furthermore, an estimated $60 million is spent annually on insecticidal control.
2017 April 28
“Calves running, nursing and sleeping are signs of healthy calves,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension’s area Livestock Systems Specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. “A calf that isn’t joining the herd is a sure sign that something isn’t right.
by DTN
2017 April 28
If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees said last Tuesday that they are hopeful they can at least help farm bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget appropriations process.
2017 April 28
Some years weather conditions cause sugar beets intended to be processed for human consumption to start to deteriorate. When this happens, the beets are no longer acceptable for human consumption and may become available for beef cattle diets at a fraction of the cost of other energy feed sources.


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