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by WLJ
2016 July 15
Cheramie Viator has joined the Westway Feed Products team as Marketing Manager. In this role she will work with the management team to implement marketing and advertising strategies. While based at the company’s headquarters in Tomball, TX, Viator will assist the Westway sales teams across the U.S.
by WLJ
2016 July 15
The deadline to submit nominations for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence has been extended to Friday, July 29. The awards will be presented at the fifth annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, hosted by HighQuest Group, this year in Chicago, Sept.


2016 July 15
As we head toward the “dog days of summer,” heat and drought may cause plants intended for hay or grazing to be stressed. Summer annuals most often include the forage sorghums and when stressed they are capable of accumulating toxic levels of nitrates or “prussic acid.


by WLJ
2016 July 15
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2016 July 8
The black-footed ferret (BFF), which was thought to be extinct, is returning this month to the ranch in Wyoming where it was rediscovered 35 years ago. A member of the weasel family, the mammal remains one of the most endangered species in North America, but progress is being made to restore its numbers.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
Last Wednesday, Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge Ericka Hadlock decided to reopen a judicial review of the Oregon state order to delist the gray wolf in the state. This order was later ratified in the form of HB 4040 and signed into law by Oregon Gov.


2016 July 8
When asked why there was no policy, Shepherd suggested that it was not likely something people ask about too often. He did note that the issue of taking multiple types of grazing livestock out onto an allotment designated for one species is not entirely novel.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
An online course from University of Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.


by USDA
2016 July 8
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced interest rates for July 2016. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 0.625 percent, unchanged from 0.625 percent in June.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the U.S. joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. The report released by this coalition, Retaking the Field, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S.





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