Home / All News / News
 

News

2015 February 9
The Jan. 30 announcement that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (USFS) will increase federal grazing fees for 2015 by 25 percent or from $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 2014 to $1.69 per AUM did not entirely surprise J.J. Goicoechea, a Nevada rancher, veterinarian and Eureka County Commission Chairman.
by DTN
2015 February 6
on pg. 5 with the same headline. In that earlier installment, Biebl recounted the story of a recent taxpayer victory in the Morehouse case. This landmark Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision holds that a landlord/investor is not subject to the 15.3 percent selfemployment tax (SE tax) on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rents.
by WLJ
2015 February 6
A topic often discussed in cattle production is whether the level of nutrition given to a pregnant female late in gestation affects birth weight and dystocia. Many producers worry providing good nutrition to a pregnant female—especially heifers— increases birth weight of the calf and, subsequently, dystocia.


2015 February 6
According to California ranchers, the California water board’s plan to regulate livestock grazing near rivers and streams is nothing short of a waste of time, and a repeat of a process that’s already in place. But recent listening sessions have definitely left California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on edge.
2015 February 6
In the letter, EPA warns that construction of the pipeline will lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions through expanded production of tar sands oil in Canada. Further, EPA points to falling oil prices in recent months as reason for the State Department to re-evaluate what those oil prices will mean for.
by DTN
2015 February 6
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman also will brief the House Agriculture Committee on trade issues, including trade promotion authority, Conaway said. He told the nation’s agriculture commissioners the briefing would take place, and then later told reporters that a briefing for the full committee was needed because there are so many new members.
2015 February 6
At the end of January, six environmental and citizens groups filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to answer a 2011 petition. The petition enjoined the EPA to rule ammonia a pollutant under the Clean Air Act and establish air standards relative to ammonia “to protect public health and welfare.
by WLJ
2015 February 6
Cattle producers across the U.S. are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last 10 years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that...


by DTN
2015 February 6
A “perfect storm” last year slowed agricultural transportation by rail, barge and ship. The challenges included a long, cold, snowy winter; high-yielding crops that increased what needed to be moved; and labor issues stretched on at West Coast ports..
by WLJ
2015 February 6
Retirement farms had the highest percentage of older operators (67 percent)—as might be expected— followed by low-sales farms (41 percent). The advanced age of farm operators is understandable, given that the farm is the home for most farmers, and farmers can gradually phase out of farming over a decade or more.


by WLJ
2015 February 6
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the selection of 30 university students to attend USDA’s 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” to be held Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.
by WLJ
2015 February 6
Five years ago, the export sector accounted for 30 percent of the U.S. grain sorghum market. At that time, Mexico was the largest importer, committing to approximately 973,042 bushels of grain sorghum weekly. However, in 2013 sorghum exports skyrocketed when Gun Jen Juee Agriculture Trading Company became the first company to import U.
by WLJ
2015 February 6
is one of the most important and destructive diseases of small grain crops,” she said. “This particular aphid can feed on more than 30 different species of grasses and cereal crops, including corn and sorghum, although wheat and barley are reported to be its preferred hosts.
by WLJ
2015 February 6
Researchers at New Mexico State University (NMSU) are seeking donations to fund a project that could help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) estimate the population of Mexican wolves in the country in a way that is faster, cheaper and more accurate than the current method of tracking.
Sales Calendar


Goto live view to see the calendar