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by WLJ
2016 November 4
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. USDA is investing in 325 projects through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.
2016 November 4
Two rodeo athletes from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s (UNL’s) Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, NE, won awards at the Bison Stampede recently in Fargo. The contest amid Great Plains Region college teams was hosted by North Dakota State University (NDSU).
by WLJ
2016 November 4
Chance married Judith Keeble and together they ran a successful cattle operation. He was involved in many organizations including: Director of the California Rangeland Trust, Director of the California Livestock PCA, California Cattlemen’s...


2016 November 4
There were fireworks at the Oregon U.S. District Court at the end of October as a grand jury declared seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “not guilty.” The acquittal comes after a 41-day occupation of the refuge in eastern Oregon, which ended in the arrest and jailing of 26 individuals and the death of one.


2016 October 28
The recent Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo held at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission featured talks that included purchasing replacement heifers, evaluating feeder cattle and marketing the right type of cattle to achieve maximum profits. The program was sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef and forage committee.

2016 October 28
David Muraskin, an attorney with Public Justice, argued the case on behalf of R-CALF and spoke with reporters following the hearing, saying he was pleased with the court proceedings. R-CALF is asking for summary judgment and a temporary restraining order while the government has asked the court to dismiss the case.

2016 October 28
“Swath grazing can be an effective strategy to extend the grazing season and reduce costs to livestock operations,” Smart said. “Think of the time and money cattle producers will save by having their cattle harvest the resource instead of spending the time and money it costs to bale and feed hay.

by WLJ
2016 October 28
The SCC said they are proud to honor Fowle for her lifetime of dedication to the Siskiyou County beef industry. Although she has been, and will continue to be, recognized for her vast contributions to the local, state and national cattlewomen organizations, this award is very different.

by WLJ
2016 October 28
Two graduate students have been presented with W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 award recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry.

by WLJ
2016 October 28
Gould recommends a high tensile perimeter for ease of building, lower construction cost and reduced maintenance over time. Four-five wires will generally work well for cattle. More wires may be required for sheep with different wire spacing. Make certain you remove all the old woven or barbed wire before constructing.



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