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by WLJ
2016 February 22
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any person who shall appropriate, excavate, injure, or destroy any historic or prehistoric ruin or monument, or any object of...


by USDA
2016 February 22
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Feb. 12 that the USDA and partners across the nation together will direct up to $720 million towards 84 conservation projects that will help communities improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.


by DTN
2016 February 22
“I’m not sure we can continue to ignore the fact that there are restrictions to how we use some of these herbicides if we then follow up with an annual forage crop,” Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist Joe Sellers told growers and livestock owners in a webinar hosted by the Practical Farmers of Iowa Feb.


by USDA
2016 February 22
USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam signed the agreement along with Eric Eversole, Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Eversole, a Commander in the Navy Reserve, also serves as the foundation’s President of Hiring Our Heroes.


2016 February 22
Rogers said scientists and land managers have been trying to use scientific principles for brush control, “but it’s all been kind of armwavy with terms such as thresholds, transitions and alternative steady states being discussed but with limited success applying them to real-world problems.


2016 February 22
Dry winds, heavy grass and brush growth, and numerous ignition sources should prompt homeowners and landowners alike to take time now to prepare before the flames of a wildfire are at their back door, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.


2016 February 22
This year’s 2016 Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference is loaded with cutting-edge research and information from progressive farmers, forage researchers and educators across the Midwest and best of all it is open to everyone right at the Michigan State University (MSU) campus.


by WLJ
2016 February 22
Global improvements in grassland management could see grasslands taking on a significantly more important role in food production. Better management would increase the production of meat and milk and prevent the need for additional feed for grazing livestock—feed in the form of grain crops that could otherwise be available for human consumption.


2016 February 22
Replacement heifers that have just reached puberty and started cycling may be vulnerable to any drastic change in feed intake. A small trial conducted at Oklahoma State University (White, et al., 2001) illustrates the impact that sudden severe reduction in energy intake can have on cycling activity in replacement heifers.


by WLJ
2016 February 22
Last Tuesday, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives voted a unanimous 12-0 to pass House Bill 2250. The bill specifically targets animal rights charitable organizations or their solicitors and bars them from seeking contributions in the state that will not be used by programs in the state.


by WLJ
2016 February 22
Late on a Friday afternoon in early February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) quietly made final two rules regarding the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and a new policy.


2016 February 22
“Producers in burned areas are devastated,” said Frank Hendrix, Professor and beef expert in WSU Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. “They’ve lost the grass in dryland pastures for at least two years. All their fences are gone. We can’t tell if the range grasses will recover until spring.


by WLJ
2016 February 22
California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) recently filed comments with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) opposing any additional designations of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests of California.


2016 February 22
When it comes to nutritional management of growing and finishing cattle, the scientific aspects tend to get the most attention. In truth, feeding cattle successfully is as much art and judgment as science, explained Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.


2016 February 22
FarmAfield, an online marketplace being developed by three University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) students, has been named a finalist in the international Thought for Food Challenge. More than 500 entries from more than 100 countries were submitted in the competition aimed at finding creative ways to face the challenge of feeding the world.


2016 February 22
There is great interest across agriculture in cover crops and their many benefits to soil health and crop production. Upper Peninsula farmers—who face unique issues with cold climates and short growing periods—displayed their interest by turning out for cover crop educational meetings held by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension in the past.