In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, the Andras family was honored as a Century Hereford Breeder Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award to Cary Andras at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
On behalf of the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), Margaret Soulen Hinson told lawmakers during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands if USDA’s Forest Service’s...
In late October, the group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “rein in dangerous levels of particulate matter air pollution in 21 areas in eight western states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.
President Obama, under strong political pressure, announced that he would delay indefinitely the final decision on the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian oil to American markets, despite the State Department’s report and conclusion that the project would create no negative environmental impacts.
Beef product movement was good during the previous week, but with a noticeable slowdown in weekend sales, according to Andy Gottschalk at HedgersEdge.com. Beef cutouts continued to advance following the previous week’s reduced production at 625,000 head, down from 648,000 head the prior week and compared to 661,000 head a year ago.
Known as Gene, he will be missed by all his family and friends. Gene was born in Mayfield, OK. He grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma. He graduated from Sweetwater Oklahoma High School and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.
The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
As county after county continues to be added to the 2011 drought map, the total cost to agriculture is still unknown, but the devastation has been obvious with shortage of feed and water, total loss of crops, downsizing cattle herds, and fire destruction.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed back the deadline for farms operational after Aug. 15, 2002, to amend or prepare and implement plans guarding against potential oil or fuel spills in lakes, streams, rivers and other waterways.
As spring sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as it’s practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.
Wilderness advocates and ranchers have often found themselves at loggerheads over how public lands should be managed; ranchers tend to support natural resource use while the wilderness crowd believes uses should be restricted for environmental and personal reasons.
The Conference Committee on HR 2112 last week consolidated appropriations for Agriculture, Commerce- Justice-Science and Transportation - Housing and Urban Development signed a conference report resolving differences between the House and Senate...
Early reports are surfacing of producers ending up with cattle feed that has been extended with sawdust and other fillers, and then masked with molasses. There have also been reports of 2- and 3-year-old hay sold, and of the watering down of hay to add weight.
In an action aimed at conserving prime farmland and protecting the integrity of California’s main farmlandconservation program, the California Farm Bureau Federation (Farm Bureau) filed a lawsuit that charges the Fresno County Board of Supervisors...
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it would delay for two months, until March 1, 2012, the effective date for enforcement of the “Nutrition Labeling of Single- Ingredient Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products” final rule.
The U.S. beef indust r y a nnounced initiation of a landmark checkoff-funded sustainability assessment last week. Previous checkofffunded research demonstrated beef’s carbon footprint in the U.S. decreased 18 percent in the last 30 years; and numerous sustainability experts have recognized progressive cattle raising practices in the U.