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2015 July 17
Heat stress has the greatest impacts when cattle are exposed to a combination of elevated temperatures and humidity for a period of time, according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service animal experts.


by WLJ
2015 July 17
The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. The annual W.D. Farr Scholarship awards were established by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation in 2007 to recognize outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture.


2015 July 17
The House of Representatives last Thursday approved H.R. 2898 by a vote of 245-176. Known as the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, the bill addresses the drought and water issues in the West, especially in the Central Valley of California—a source of much of the country’s food.


2015 July 10
Generally, mid- to latesummer is a time when cow/ calf producers relax a little. Calving is over, cows and calves are on summer pastures and typically it is a relatively uneventful time. But as summer progresses, producers should be on the lookout for summer calf pneumonia.


2015 July 10
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) joined 12 other agricultural, building, and resource industry groups in filing a lawsuit over WOTUS. The suit names as defendants: the EPA; EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy; the.


2015 July 10
An eastern Oregon family with a long history in ranching is fighting to keep its cow/calf operation afloat against an onslaught of blows from the federal government. Two members of the Hammond family have been charged under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 for starting two range fires that ended up on federal land.


2015 July 10
“Plant stage and maturity at the time of cutting directly impact the quality of the final hay, whether grass, alfalfa or a mixture of forages,” says Fara Brummer, area Extension Service Livestock Systems Specialist at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU’s) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter.


2015 July 10
The Poudre Water Sharing (PWS) group, made up of representatives from Cache la Poudre River Basin irrigation companies and the city utilities and special districts that provide municipal and industrial water from the Poudre, advised the research...


2015 July 10
Continuously grazing is where animals are left in a designated area until the end of the grazing season, or until they run out of forage. This type of grazing management will lead to poor nutrient distribution from urine and feces, and will also result in the lowest utilization rate of pasture forages.


by WLJ
2015 July 10
The grant, from the US- DA's Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, is intended to increase the availability and consumption of local beef in Montana’s schools and communities and help improve Montana beef producers’ and meat processors’ viability and sustainability.


2015 July 10
Providing safe and healthful food for the world is something American farmers and ranchers have supported for many years. In an attempt to reaffirm that position, a coalition of farm and international development organizations and agricultural-related foundations recently sent a letter to U.S.


2015 July 2
The name of the game is politics; not preservation, says the livestock industry of the Obama administration’s latest regulatory move on the greater sage-grouse. Last Monday, industries and a host of local governments submitted protests on the administration’s plans to amp up regulations on 50 million acres of federal land across the West.


2015 July 2
(WOTUS). The attorneys general of 13 states are attempting to sue the EPA over what they characterize as unlawful expansion of jurisdiction. They additionally call the WOTUS final draft “arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion, and otherwise not in accordance with law.


2015 July 2
Roberts is leaving NCBA to pursue other opportunities in the cattle industry and agribusiness. He will remain with NCBA until the end of July to help NCBA with transition of staff leadership, including his roles in several industry-related organizations.


by DTN
2015 July 2
The House Ag Committee Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing recently that was clearly intended to emphasize the role that USDA can play in biotech labeling, a question that now is in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration.


by WLJ
2015 July 2
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ruffled some feathers by refusing to reclassify all gray wolf populations in the contiguous 48 states as threatened. This decision came as a result of a January petition submitted by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), Center for Biologic Diversity, and 21 other animal rights and environmental groups.




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