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by WLJ
2009 August 28
According to USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the number of cattle on feed on Aug. 1, in yards with capacity of 1,000 head and more was down 2 percent from last year at just 9.6 million head.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said last week it will move forward on a review of 29 additions to the endangered species list. Officials rejected the listing of eight other plants and animals that had been studied for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has agreed to pay a $2,026,500 civil penalty to resolve wastewater issues that occurred years ago at its Dakota City, NE, beef plant, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA), the oldest organization representing cow/calf and stocker producers throughout Washington, has just submitted its documents to Thurston Countys Superior Court outlining its request to intervene in the...
by DTN
2009 August 28
Financial influenza could be spreading through farm country later this fall. While only a tiny fraction of all farm loans have been affected to date, the pork and dairy industries have eroded huge portions of their lifetime equity in the last year and face a wave of restructurings or forced sales in the next few months.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Rangeland plants may be harboring a virus that grasshoppers are transmitting to cattle, horses and other hoofed mammals, according to a published research study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. A recent outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS) in the southwest United States has disrupted rodeos and prompted quarantines.
by DTN
2009 August 28
It is taken on faith that this years farmland rental rateswhich hit $500 per acre in a few cases in Illinoisreflect last years economy at least, if not the past couple of years. Landlords nearly everywhere set higher rental rates this year because 2008s crop income was so good.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that, as part of USDAs continuing efforts to listen to and respond to the needs of producers in the dairy industry, he is moving forward on establishing the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee and is requesting nominations.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
It may seem like one of the simpler management processes, but it still gets overlooked. Angus cattle, for instance, are naturally polledand breeding cattle to Angus bulls is an easy way to remove horns naturally without the stress of using mechanical means.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and identifies organic hay. The Colorado Hay Directory.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Many North Dakota cornfields probably will not mature this year, resulting in an opportunity to harvest significant amounts of silage for animal feed, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) livestock expert.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Rain in the last couple of weeks has lessened the stress on some crops and allowed many agricultural producers to take a second or even third cutting of hay, according to reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. However, the drought isnt over yet.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Although 60 years of studies comparing grazing systems show no difference in biomass and animal production, the value of human management is excluded from those studies, said a rangeland research specialist.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
USDA predicted last Thursday that farm income would plunge by 38 percent this year to just $54 billion. The decline, according to USDA economists, is due to the recession which has rippled around the world and impacted demand for goods and services in virtually every nation in the world.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
To commemorate its 125th anniversary, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is compiling a book featuring over 140 Montana ranches that are 100 years old or older.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
Conferences that bring producers together with organizations that support them provide an opportunity for understanding, said a University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) college dean, speaking at the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, NE.
by WLJ
2009 August 28
New Hollands new BR7090 Roll-Belt Specialty Crop Configuration round baler is designed for higher performance and durability in crop conditions that can challenge other balers. This baler features crop-specific technology that improves feeding and produces well-formed bales in cornstalks, as well as normal hay and straw crops.
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