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by WLJ
2016 November 11
It is called the Range Allotment Owners (RAO) Association. It is run by the 13-person National Grazing Advisory Board representing 17 contiguous states; one for each of the 11 western states, one Indian allotment owner, and a Plains Region allotment owner for the national grasslands ranchers.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference wrapped up Friday, Nov. 4 with the election of new officers. USMEF Chairman for 2016-2017 is Bruce Schmoll, a soybean and corn producer from Claremont, MN, where he lives with his wife, Tarrie.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industryfunded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced that a recent trade mission led by state officials to the European Union (EU) led to agreements expanding markets for Nebraska beef.
2016 November 11
The unexpectedly rapid and harsh adjustment in feeder cattle prices in 2016 has raised many questions about the status of herd expansion late in the year and beyond. Have changes in producer expectations altered herd expansion in 2016 and, more importantly, for 2017 and beyond?.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
A commonality among successful producers is their ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. A few examples of activities best accomplished within a certain timeframe on the cattle side are purchasing calves, doctoring sick calves, administering vaccinations and assisting with calving.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
WR Reserve, in Hastings, NE, recently became the first packing plant in the U.S. approved to ship kosher beef to Israel since a 13-year ban was lifted earlier this year. Pictured are WR Reserve Owner-Operator Fischel Ziegelheim and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach with one of the first boxes of beef to be sent to Israel.
2016 November 11
A plan that could impact prime farmland in northwest Washington was recently given the green light to be considered by Congress. The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) was signed on Sept. 16 by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commanding General of.


by WLJ
2016 November 11
Hardy’s passion was welding, taught to him at a young age by his grandfather Albert Clark (deceased). He practiced in that profession most of his adult life, working on cars and trucks in his spare time being one of his favorite pastimes along with music and sports.


2016 November 11
Fox was on hand last week as four young winners of a Denver-area beef education grant were presented with donated show calves. Four calves total—two Santa Gertrudis, one black Angus and one Red Angus—were donated by J5 Cattle, and Rocky Mountain Cattle Company, and the Cherokee Ranch of Sedalia, CO, which hosted the event.


by WLJ
2016 November 4
The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance program is offered through the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) but privately delivered through crop insurance agents. The program is based on precipitation deviation from historical norms using a Rainfall Index.
2016 November 4
Bell said the data from the forage sorghum trials on a cooperative farmer’s land near Bushland will be unique because she is working with Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, to evaluate the effect of the sugarcane aphid pressure on forage sorghum production and quality.
2016 November 4
Producers are struggling with the daily price swings in the cattle futures contracts. At the same time, the formula cattle sales between feeders and packers are increasingly relying on prices coming from a smaller pool of negotiated cash trades.
2016 November 4
When it comes to the population of feral horses on the range and their reproductive rates, the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program cites an average of an annual 20 percent population increase. This amounts to a herd’s population doubling every four years.


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