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2017 February 3
Though recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made it clear landowners have the right to challenge Clean Water Act (CWA) determinations by federal agencies, a district court ruling in Minnesota is the first time a landowner has successfully challenged a determination.
2017 February 3
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
2017 February 3
To sustain the commercial cattle inventory, producers replace unproductive cows with new females as developed bred heifers. A primary need for some bulls is to produce daughters that are working cows that function well within the resources, management, restraints and economics of the ranch.
2017 February 3
Because overall health is critical to a stallion’s reproductive success, a stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the season. Stallions carrying too much extra weight might show decreased sperm quality. Like all horses, they need exercise to maintain mental sharpness and a healthy body condition.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
As the industry celebrated the release of the newly created American Wool logo recognizing the versatility of American wool, textile-industry representatives took center-stage to share their stories about programs supporting homegrown wool, innovative products, and.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
“These endeavors involve increasing veterinary oversight of antibiotics that are considered ‘medically important’ in human medicine and removing approved label claims for use of these drugs for low-dose long-term production uses, such as to increase weight gain or feed efficiency.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
New expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2017 international cattle evaluation were released Jan. 27, 2017 for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) and Canadian Limousin Association (CLA).
2017 February 3
One day after the Trump administration signed an executive order clearing the way for the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL), Trans- Canada filed a new application for a presidential permit with the U.S. Department of State. The company announced this move on Jan.
2017 February 3
In severe cold weather, cows eating toxic fescue—a widely used pasture grass in areas of the Corn Belt and eastern southern states—suffer frozen feet with lost hooves. In one case a Missouri a producer lost five cows out of a herd of 30. Other cases, less severe, are being reported.
2017 February 3
The referenced charts are the nearby continuous contract for feeder and also live cattle. Cattle contracts are reasonably liquid for one year prior to expiration at most and routinely less for feeder cattle. Thus, multiyear patterns require the use of continuous contracts.
by USDA
2017 February 3
The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced interest rates for February 2017. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for February is 0.875 percent, unchanged from 0.875 percent in January..
by WLJ
2017 February 3
Boehner was the 53rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and served Ohio’s eighth Congressional District from 1991 to 2015. During his time in Congress, Boehner served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and as Chairman of the U.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
back in the valley and running the family ranch kept Vestal busy, but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Vestal did the things he loved; veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo.


by USDA
2017 February 3
The Economic Research Service (ERS) Major Land Uses (MLU) series estimates land in various uses, including the acres devoted to crop production in a given year. These acres, collectively referred to as “cropland used for crops,” include acres of cropland harvested, acres on which crops failed, and cultivated summer fallow.


2017 February 3
Nebraska was tapped in 2011 by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead the $25 million project to investigate Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains that can contaminate beef. STEC strains can cause life-threatening bloody diarrhea and kidney failure.


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