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by WLJ
2012 February 20
In announcing the grant, Montana Bison Association President Andrew Bardwell said, “As more ranchers build their herds in response to the rising consumer demand for bison meat, we want to be proactive in supporting research to make sure that we protect the health of our bison.
by WLJ
2012 February 20
For generations, cattlemen have heeded the advice of their fathers and changed the time they feed their cows as calving approaches.
2012 February 17
The group, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Ben Nelson, D-NE, sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service urging the agencies to finalize a comprehensive rule for BSE. The senators said the lack of a comprehensive rule has harmed U.
by WLJ
2012 February 17
Cattle feeders and packers were in a face-off trying to establish cash fed trade last week. Packers were offering $121-122 live and $196 dressed while feeders were holding out for $127 live and $202 on the dressed trade, with growing show lists. At press time, market analysts were expecting fed trade to be steady to slightly softer for the week.
2012 February 17
Walmart recently announced a new labeling program that would help consumers identify healthy choices. The items must meet standards informed by dietary guidelines in line with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US- DA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
by DTN
2012 February 17
Potential interference with GPS signals was too much to overcome to make the proposed LightSquared wireless network feasible in rural areas as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last Tuesday it would not allow the project to move forward.
2012 February 17
In the winter of 2010-11, 312 cattle were fed at Fairleigh Feeders, Scott City, KS, through the National Hereford Feedout. This was the seventh year for the National Hereford Feedout, which allows producers from across the country to test Hereford or Hereford-cross steers and heifers.
2012 February 17
Question: ‘Farmer’s seem really tired of fighting foliar diseases in corn. Would plowing everything under solve the problem?’ The presence of some foliar corn diseases is partially explained by the presence of ‘residue.
2012 February 17
“As a national leader in food safety research and education, Kansas State University is pleased to play a major role in a project so vital to the health of the American public,” said Kirk Schulz, K-State president.
2012 February 17
“Purdue Agriculture students continue to fare well in today’s job market, despite a slow economy, because agriculture and related sectors in Indiana and across the country have jobs to fill, and Purdue graduates are sought and in demand,” he said. “Over the coming years, the job market for our graduates will continue to remain.
2012 February 17
“Virgin bulls are among the most important for producers to have tested because up to 10 percent of those animals could have reproductive issues,” said Ron Lemenager. “Young bulls seem to be more vulnerable to changes in the environment, nutrition and disease that can affect semen quality.
2012 February 17
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Peabody Energy, seeks nominations for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.
2012 February 17
The letter continues, “Farmers need a safety net that works more effectively, and they need to access tools that help them be good stewards of our natural resources. The farm bill also provides essential resources to prevent hunger, which is especially critical during these tough economic times.
2012 February 17
Many non-ag consumers see the concepts of “animal welfare” and “animal rights” as synonymous. Given society’s move away from the farm, consumers’ experiences with animals are often limited to their pets. People’s tendency to see their pets as family members makes the situation ripe for well-funded animal rights groups to exploit consumers’ confusion.
2012 February 17
It’s no secret that networking is a pivotal step toward a bright career in any industry. With that in mind—and a chance to win some substantial prizes for their FFA chapter—FFA members in 12 states are producing new connections with local farmers at an incredible rate.
2012 February 17
The National Pork Board responded to McDonald´s announcement, standing by the science behind American Veterinary Medicine Association and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians research, that there are numerous ways, including sow gestation stalls, to provide proper care for sows.


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