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by WLJ
2016 July 29
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSDVL) at Kansas State University (K-State) is known for providing bovine testing services to veterinarians and cattle producers nationwide, and is now the new service provider for samples previously submitted to Gold Standard Labs.
by DTN
2016 July 29
Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management at Pennsylvania State University, offers producers some pros and cons of storing silage in large round bales. In order to make round bale silage, the forage must be wilted to 50-60 percent moisture, then baled in a round baler, then ensiled inside a plastic cover.
by USDA
2016 July 29
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections cost cattle producers $50 to $100 per head of cattle. Most BVDV vaccines require multiple doses, and that increases production costs. Decades of vaccination and voluntary programs aimed at controlling the virus have reduced the disease’s prevalence but have not eliminated it in the United States.
2016 July 29
Last week saw the mess that was the second act on the summer’s presidential stage. The Democratic National Convention was held last week in Philadelphia, PA. The week before, the Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, OH.


2016 July 29
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released its final prioritization methodology regarding listing petitions under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency said it created the priority plan out of need; current and projected ESA-related workloads exceed resources.


by WLJ
2016 July 29
Thomas Sutherland, a Fort Collins, CO, community leader and an Emeritus Professor at Colorado State University (CSU), who inspired the world with his strength and resilience, has passed away at the age of 85, according various news agencies and a statement from CSU.


2016 July 29
In her “Plan for a Vibrant Rural America,” Clinton outlines goals to bolster the rural economy, including the creation of more Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs) through the Farm Credit Administration and reducing regulations on rural banks..
2016 July 29
Say what you like about third parties, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only options on the field. While the big names battle it out in a neck-and-neck race, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico, is trailing along behind hoping to upset the status quo.
2016 July 29
In his acceptance speech as well as his officially-stated standing on issues, Trump’s agriculturally-related positions center on the indirect issue of trade deals, taxation issues, and natural resource management.


2016 July 22
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5538, the “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017,” July 14 by a 231-196 vote. The measure contains numerous provisions that would limit regulatory overreach as well as measures important to.


2016 July 22
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a final rule vacating the listing of the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The rule was announced in the Federal Register and resulted from a court-ordered delisting following a lawsuit brought by numerous counties in New Mexico.





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