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2017 March 3
If you did not plant winter annual small grains for spring forage in the fall last year, there are not many opportunities remaining to produce forage for grazing or hay. The last remaining option to consider is springplanted oats. Oats can be planted in early spring for pasture or hay.
2017 February 24
A bill pending in the Montana Legislature would define an electric fence for the purpose of property boundary lines. During the 2015 legislative session, electric fences were added to existing fence laws as a legal fence option, however there were no criteria established for what constituted a legal electric fence.
2017 February 24
The last two months of a cow’s pregnancy is when most of the unborn calf growth occurs. Feeding an adequate diet to meet the cows’ basal metabolism, activity, growth, pregnancy, and lactation requirements is needed. Heifers are still growing and have a slightly higher nutrient requirement than a mature cow.
2017 February 24
“This is excellent news for NCTA in providing a lowcost affordable education for all students, particularly those who are residents of nearby states to Nebraska, and who are seeking a customized agriculture in a two-year degree program,” said Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean.
by WLJ
2017 February 24
He truly lived life to the fullest and had a contagious, ornery grin that was sure to make you smile. He was genuine, determined, independent, godly, and had a positive impact on all those who knew him. Meriwether graduated from Waynoka High School in 2012 where he was active in FFA, weightlifting, football, basketball, FCA and FCCLA.
2017 February 24
Your year-long investment in each cow, and her success or failure, will live or die by the calving event. To prepare for potential calving problems, a review of some basic equipment and management recommendations to assist with calving will not go amiss.
2017 February 24
The digital farm of the future uses all kinds of sensors—drones, fiber-optic cables, radio-frequencies— to collect all kinds of sensory information. But what does a farmer do with all this information? Chad Higgins, an environmental engineer at Oregon State University (OSU), helps make sense of sensory data.
2017 February 24
In short, the standards tightened in 2011 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Barack Obama administration are designed to force the auto industry to build new cars that go farther on less fuel. The CAFE target is to reduce liquid fuel consumption by about 80 percent by 2050.
2017 February 24
“Biosecurity” is actually just a fancy way of saying “common sense” as it refers to preventing disease introduction into a herd. Calf diarrhea or calf scours is a disease entity that can transported onto a cow/calf ranch when common sense should intervene and help prevent the introduction of new calf scour pathogens.
2017 February 24
Soren Schroder, Chief Executive Officer for Bunge Limited, told analysts Feb. 15 in a quarterly earnings call that it would require a price shift in Brazil and Argentina to significantly change the market flow of exports. He noted, “The extent to which there is any switching that takes place to South America, frankly, it all depends on price.
2017 February 24
Last Wednesday saw the first and last hearing of a Colorado state bill that sought to limit the power of federal agencies. The bill aimed to make any action taken by a federal employee that might negatively affect the use of a public grazing allotment a felony.


2017 February 24
The U.S. Senate confirmed former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-46 vote that largely followed party lines on Feb. 17. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito administered the oath of office to Pruitt.


by WLJ
2017 February 24
In its 12th year, the 2017 Power of Meat study, made possible by Sealed Air’s Food Care Division, demonstrates how thoughtful curation of the meat case tailored to shopper needs, trends and innovation can influence incremental sales and provide the industry with opportunities to foster high levels of satisfaction and drive spending and loyalty.
by WLJ
2017 February 24
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was among the first foreign heads of state to visit Washington D.C. During their weekend visit, Abe and President Donald Trump golfed, took selfies in the White House and on Marine One, and had working lunches at Mar-a-Lago.




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