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by USDA
2017 January 20
USDA’s Economic Research Service’s (ERS’s) lossadjusted food availability data provide estimates of the sources of calories in the U.S. diet. These data are derived from the supply of food available for consumption and adjusted for inedible peels and pits and for spoilage, plate waste, and other losses to more closely approximate actual intake.
by WLJ
2017 January 20
The Garrett Ranch was established in 1937. Over the years, the Garrett family has made significant improvements to pastures with help of the Bureau of Land Management. The family has also made improvements to rangeland health and repaired creeks and other waterways.
2017 January 20
Foster challenged the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS’) use of a so-called “reference site” in Kingsbury County about 33 miles from the Foster farm and a 0.8-acre tract of land that Foster contends is not a wetland.
2017 January 20
“Knowing the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning is one way to protect yourself and your family or employees,” said Field. “Many types of farm vehicles and equipment are fueled by gas or oil and in the winter, some strategies used to keep warm can lead to unsafe levels of exposure.
by WLJ
2017 January 20
Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be considerably lower than even the transition that took place during the latter half of 2016. Only time will tell, but cattle producers are pretty resilient, and most have seen this market transition before.
2017 January 20
into existence in the very last days of his presidency, bringing his total actions under the Antiquities Act to an all-time record for any president. His Jan. 12 expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou and the California Coastal national monuments, along with three smaller designations, bring his total actions to 34.


2017 January 20
The U.S. Supreme Court announced earlier this month that it will hear arguments to determine the proper venue to challenge the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. A decision to determine the validity of WOTUS is currently stalled in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Cincinnati, OH, due to a stay that was imposed in October 2015.


2017 January 20
Protocol: Before calving season starts, develop a plan of what to do, when to do it, who to call for help (along with phone numbers), and how to know when you need help. Make sure all family members or helpers are familiar with the plan. It may help to write it out and post copies in convenient places.


by WLJ
2017 January 20
He was born Oct. 3, 1924 at the family farm Southeast of Chapman, KS, to Andrew J. “AJ” Schuler, Sr., and Susanna (Moore) Schuler. He began working alongside his father as a school boy and even at that age his passion for raising Angus cattle began to develop.


2017 January 20
Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to an eight-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.


2017 January 20
Pregnancy checking can determine the overall fertility of the cow herd. “If pregnancy rate is lower than desired, areas such as type of breeding program and bull-to-cow ratio should be analyzed to pinpoint where adjustments are needed,” Grussing said.


by WLJ
2017 January 16
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved ahead with the Jan. 1, 2017 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule, despite a request for a delay from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).
by USDA
2017 January 16
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a report studying the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of corn ethanol. The report, “A Life- Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol” (http://tinyurl.
2017 January 16
“I am pleased to be able to provide national leadership in an important area of engagement for land-grant universities,” said Green, who served as the university’s Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Vice President.
2017 January 16
Lauren Connell, a student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources said forage clipping by prairie dogs maintains a younger plant growth stage, and its palatability is significantly more nutrient-rich.
2017 January 16
Although winter weather conditions are extreme, with adequate feed and water supplies South Dakota livestock are designed to withstand these frigid temperatures, said Alvaro Garcia, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director and Professor.
2017 January 16
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently reappointed Helene Dillard to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. Dillard, a University of California- Davis (UC Davis) alumna, has served as Dean of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2014.


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