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2016 January 22
Banta said time of year can also affect prices paid. Spring typically brings some of the higher prices for weaned calves and cull cows, while fall will bring the lowest since many cattle operations are selling at this time. — Blair Fannin, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.


by DTN
2016 January 22
Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay said that Canada opposes the U.S. Agriculture Department’s plan to set up standards for a voluntary country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for beef and pork, but the subject did not come up when MacAulay met with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently.


by USDA
2016 January 22
While Americans are consuming more vegetables, dairy products, and fruit than in 1970, the average U.S. diet still falls short of federal recommendations for these major food groups, as provided in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released Jan.


by USDA
2016 January 22
The Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program’s Quality and Assessment Division (QAD) provides verification services to the meat, poultry, and egg industries. AMS published a notice in the Federal Register on Jan. 11 to withdraw the United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
The Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) provides a learning experience for American Angus Association members looking into the entire beef supply chain, while enhancing participant knowledge of the association and strengthening leadership skills.


2016 January 22
Last Tuesday, Obama used his veto power on S.J. Resolution 22, the bill which would have blocked the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s ) new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Obama called WOTUS “critical” to the protection of.


2016 January 22
15, sided with the government in a decades-long Nevada grazing rights case. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling from 2013 that found in favor of Tonopah, NV, ranchers E. Wayne Hage and his son, Wayne N. Hage, who are accused of grazing cattle on federal land without a permit.


2016 January 22
More than 10 years ago, the Commission approved a plan entitled, Findings and Recommendations for Managing Wolves that Migrate into Colorado. The plan, a collaborative result of the Colorado Wolf Management Working Group (WMWG), was in response to the reintroduction of gray wolves by the U.


2016 January 22
January has arrived. Traditionally this is the time of year when people reflect on the past year and also think about changes that could be made in the New Year to move them toward their goals. As you make plans for this year, decide now to schedule time that will be spent working on the business in the year ahead.


2016 January 22
Remember, that you can plan for a successful calving season starting with the breeding season and be prepared for emergencies when they occur. Talk to your veterinarian and Extension agent to prepare for your next calving season. — Milton Orr, University of Tennessee Extension.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
John Unruh, Chair of the Food Science Undergraduate Program at Kansas State University, has been named Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico. Unruh will begin his position Aug. 1, replacing Dave Daley, who has served as interim Dean of the College of Agriculture since 2014.


2016 January 22
“In other words, for animal feed containing a VFD drug to be used in animals, a licensed veterinarian first must issue an order, called a veterinary feed directive, or VFD, providing for such use,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension Service Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.


by USDA
2016 January 22
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the department will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
The American Quarter Horse Association is teaming up with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a variety of educational seminars during the 2016 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention Jan. 27-29 in San Diego, CA.


2016 January 22
Cow/calf production occurs across most of the U.S. in a wide variety of production environments. I had a very enjoyable opportunity to visit several ranches in southern Florida recently and learn more about the challenges of cow/calf production in one of the most unique production environments in the country.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
Fort Bridger, WY, rancher Andrew Johnson is negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that drew national attention when the agency claimed Johnson’s stock pond was not exempt from the Clean Water Act (CWA)..