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by WLJ
2015 February 20
Dr. Stephen Hammack, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus, Stephenville, shared his perspective—as well as AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Jason Banta’s research options— for producers to consider at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference held in Waco.
by DTN
2015 February 20
Talks between West Coast dock workers and employers have stalled and the White House will be sending U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to referee the disagreement. However, some industry watchers say it’s too late as some shippers make plans to move away from West Coast ports to other venues.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
Even though calves may have been on a backgrounding program for several months, it doesn’t mean they are safe from subsequent health issues later on in the feeding period, explained Russ Daly, Professor and SDSU Extension Veterinarian, and Reid McDaniel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist.
2015 February 20
At a hearing last week, Schilz told fellow state senators that Nebraska lags behind neighboring states in hog finishing units. Nebraska hog farmers are generally farrowing pigs then sending a large share of those feeders out of state for other farmers to grow to market weight.
2015 February 20
If yes, how do you manage your manure? Do you spread it on your fields? How often do you test it for nutrient levels? How often do you test the soil? How do you store your manure? Does your storage allow it to leak? What are the nitrogen levels in your soil below the root zone? What about in the ground water? How do you know? Can you prove it?.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
Noble Foundation Pasture and Range Consultant Chad Ellis has been selected as the 2015 Society of Range Management (SRM) Association Outstanding Young Range Professional honor award recipient. Ellis was honored at the society’s 2015 annual meeting earlier this month.
by DTN
2015 February 20
“The issue is not what you would normally think about in a labor dispute. It’s not about wages and benefits. Those are issues that, I think, are more easily resolved—and in fact 95 percent of those have been resolved. It’s about an arbitrator,” he said..
by WLJ
2015 February 20
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
UW Extension Weed Specialist Brian Mealor is putting out a casting call for teams to enter his Wyoming Restoration Challenge. Teams will create their menus for success during a three-year contest to rid land near Lingle of the most cheatgrass and restore the pasture into a more productive and diverse plant community.
2015 February 20
Apologizing may be a good first step, but the director of the office of air quality and transportation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told ethanol producers at the National Ethanol Conference in Grapevine, TX, last Thursday he hopes to back up his words by issuing a three-year Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this spring.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 18, 2015. This will mark the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
The longevity of wool may be Frozen in Time, this year’s theme for the National Make It With Wool (MIWW) Fashion Show, but the colors and quality…how they have advanced! The state-winning MIWW contestants competed in the national finals and awards...
2015 February 20
Dinneen went after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being years behind on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and pointed to recent job losses in the oil industry to contrast it with ethanol’s staying power in rural America. Just last week, the U.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
On the day a Jordan-area rancher died, friends started a Web-based fundraiser to help the wife and seven daughters he left behind. By Sunday afternoon, more than 500 people had donated over $54,000 to the family of Owen Murnion, who died Thursday, Feb.
2015 February 20
The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) filed its second petition since 2011 with the Department of the Interior in mid-February.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
Each 10 degrees the grain temperature increases reduces the allowable storage time by about half, according to Ken Hellevang, also a Professor in NDSU’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
The second intermediate weights were completed and the bulls are in the final stretch of their 120-day test. Listed below are the leaders of the pack so far. Bulls are tested for economically relevant traits important to the commercial producer, such as gain efficiency, weight per day average, etc.
by DTN
2015 February 20
Farmers adopt practices such as conservation tillage, no-till, cover crops and crop rotation in attempts to limit and restore what is taken from this precious resource. Farmers utilize animal manures and put back additives such as gypsum and biologicals (humates, enzymes and organisms) in an effort to promote good health.
by WLJ
2015 February 20
That was the goal of a 2014 study led by Dr. Wenwei Xu, AgriLife Research corn breeder in Lubbock, and Thomas Marek, AgriLife Research irrigation engineer in Amarillo, and contributed to by Texas Tech University graduate students Karl Brauer and Traci Bland, which showed the biggest factor in corn silage quality was water.
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