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by WLJ
2016 January 4
Ten top-notch college students, who are pursuing careers in the beef industry, have been chosen for the 2016-2017 CME Beef Industry Scholarships. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF).


2016 January 4
About 23 percent of those acres were located on farms where no-till/strip-till was used on all corn, soybean, wheat, and cotton land, according to USDA. The remaining 15 percent of no-till/ strip-till acres were located on farms where no-till/striptill was used on only part of the acres.


by WLJ
2016 January 4
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.


2015 December 27
As the year comes to a close, there are some stories and issues that stand out more than others. The year 2015 was dominated by politicking, regulations, and courtroom battles. Endangered species fights and pushback against federal agency overreach seemed to be the order of the year and will certainly set the stage for 2016.


2015 December 27
Congress came together with bipartisan support on Dec. 18 to pass the $1.15 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill that will fund the government through fiscal year 2016. The House gave approval with a 316-113 vote followed by a 65-33 nod in the Senate..


2015 December 27
“It was eye-opening,” she says. Golian holds a master’s degree from MU, but she quickly found out she had much to learn about owning a farm. There were leases, fences, estate laws and other topics to learn in the months and years following her husband’s death.


by USDA
2015 December 27
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing updates to its brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis (TB) program regulations. The changes outlined in the proposed rule were developed over several years of close collaboration between APHIS and its state, tribal and industry partners.


by WLJ
2015 December 27
Shane Bedwell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Breed Improvement of the American Hereford Association (AHA). In this role, he will lead the AHA performance department and oversee the National Reference Sire Program and Whole Herd Total Performance Records program.


by USDA
2015 December 27
Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a scientific assessment released by the USDA on global food security and its implications for the United States. The report, “Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.


2015 December 27
Wheat forage is generally marginal to sufficient in phosphorus and magnesium, high in potassium, and low in calcium. Therefore, calcium is the mineral that most often limits growth in cattle grazing wheat. A 550-pound steer gaining 3 pounds per day has a calcium requirement of 33 grams.


2015 December 27
Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations. Forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed.


2015 December 27
Beef producers across the country have taken advantage of precision agriculture management practices to more efficiently feed cows. Mechanical technologies are available in the form of large bale slicers, mixers and scales that allow cattlemen to mix rations to perfectly meet the nutrient requirements of the cow herd.


2015 December 27
These pleasant December days (after the rain and ice storms of the previous week) could be put to good use in preparation for the spring calving season. Now is a good time to check the pens, calving stalls and the equipment that will be used in February and March.


2015 December 27
Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) filed an amicus brief on Dec. 14 in support of the State of Wyoming in its 10th Circuit Court appeal of the District Court decision regarding seven Herd Management Areas (HMAs) administered by the BLM in central and western Wyoming.


2015 December 18
As obesity rates have increased during the past decade, consumers and the nutrition community have continued to ponder this pivotal question: “What should eating right look like?” The answer, in short: Physical activity and eating right are important at all life stages, and the benefits last a lifetime!

2015 December 18
Repealing mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) could finally be resolved if Congress passes the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, also known as the omnibus spending bill. The bill to fund the government is considered “must pass” legislation and includes more than 2,000 pages of information.