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by WLJ
2017 April 21
Jacobson was a pioneer in the meat packing industry and opened National Beef in Liberal, KS, in 1968. For the past four years, he has been actively working with Dr. Barry Booth at veteran’s events, especially talking with school children about World War II.
2017 April 21
A.G. Kawamura wants to start a new dialogue about agriculture. The former California secretary of agriculture said it’s time for everyone to recognize that the clock is ticking and that people need to become more resilient when it comes to water and food security.
2017 April 14
It’s been nearly 14 years since China allowed sales of U.S. beef in that country, but that may be about to change. And that’s very good news for the U.S. beef and cattle industry, according to a Kansas State University (K-State) agricultural economist..
by WLJ
2017 April 14
“To address the reasonable desire for information about whether pesticide use changes are positive or negative, several researchers have attempted to quantify overall pesticide impacts using simplified measures; however, the two most commonly used...
by WLJ
2017 April 14
In a surprisingly speedy turn-around, the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIP- SA) responded to stakeholder comments on one of the so-called “Farmer Fair Practices” rules. GIPSA announced last Wednesday that implementation of the “Scope Rule” would be delayed until October, 2017.
2017 April 14
Beyerlein went on to say that, “Following investigation, the survey may be cancelled, corrected, or reinstated, either in whole or in part, but no administrative action based on the plats filed for these three surveys may be initiated or completed by BLM while these surveys are suspended.
2017 April 14
Nominated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 13 to fill the position a 10th Circuit Court judge, faced partisan opposition. Most Democrats in Congress appeared to oppose Gorsuch as retaliation to the Republicans’ refusal last year to hold hearings on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.


2017 April 14
It’s often been “Go big or go home” in this industry. Bigger calf crops, bigger cattle, bigger ribeyes, and more. But when it comes to calves and equipment, sometimes bigger isn’t better. And with an aging cattle industry, using the right tool for the job is increasingly more important.


2017 April 14
Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef cattle during the winter. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Forage Specialist, said improving Bermuda grass quality can be as easy as correctly timing fertilizer applications and cuttings.
2017 April 7
Fish and Wildlife to remove the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from Endangered Species Act (ESA) coverage. The petition is based on new scientific findings confirming that the mouse, far from being “threatened,” is not meaningfully different from other populations of jumping mice with healthy populations in a number of parts of North America.
2017 April 7
Good cow management includes a variety of factors. Cattle should receive: • Balanced nutrition (including water) that supports appropriate body weight and condition; • Wind protection and bedding to lessen the impacts of brutal weather; and •...
by WLJ
2017 April 7
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation recently launched a national cover crop initiative. The $6.6 million research initiative, made possible by a $2.2 million grant from FFAR, will promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States.
2017 April 7
“Nutrition has a huge impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf,” said Ken Olson, Professor and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Beef Specialist. “Nutrition for the cow is important during this period because of its effect on subsequent reproductive performance.
by WLJ
2017 April 7
In response to a directive from President Donald Trump, the USDA authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas— the three states which were most heavily impacted by wildfires that started on March 6.
2017 April 7
“Inadequate nutrition during this time may have immediate impacts in terms of lower calf birth weights, weak calves and/or increased death loss, and decreased milk production,” says Janna Kincheloe, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Area Livestock Systems Specialist at the Hettinger Research Extension Center.
2017 April 7
It’s not just heifers and cows that need to be in the right body condition score (BCS) for breeding season success. Bulls need to be at the right nutritional plane to perform well during turnout. They will lose condition during breeding, so start them off right.


2017 April 7
“The clarification of beneficial use of stock water rights on federal lands in Idaho is a top legislative priority of ICA,” the letter states, adding that the bill will secure a path forward for stockmen across the state to file claim on the water they put to beneficial use.




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