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by WLJ
2011 November 4
The Western Center for Integrated Resource Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU), along with the National Western Stock Show Scholarship Trust Fund, is pleased to host the 12th annual Nick Petry Workshop on Friday, Dec.
by DTN
2011 November 4
Weather insurance isn’t a new product. It’s been used for years in a variety of situations ranging from movie production to concerts, motorsport events and even weddings. Your favorite retailer may buy insurance against a blizzard on Black Friday or a cool summer that reduces sales of air conditioners and fans.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing. At the request of Congress, EPA is working to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Early and extensive training of younger generations is vital to the future of the beef cattle industry. Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) understands this concept which is why they submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opposing the proposed child labor regulations.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
“However, understanding the sources of hay loss from storage and feeding, as well as the impacts of restricting access to hay, can allow producers to develop strategies to optimize feed utilization on their operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has re-issued an Executive Order that suspends the permits needed for oversize vehicles that are transporting baled livestock feed to other states.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
The U.S. Senate last week passed the 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with a vote of 69-30.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Researchers and experts in animal health and human health shared scientific and thought-provoking information that elicited numerous “a-hah’s” from participants of the “Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Oct. 26-27 in Chicago.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Recently, animal scientist John Wagner and his team set out to answer one question: “Is there potential application for DNA technology in the feedlot?” The research completed by Colorado State University (CSU) says, “Yes.”
2011 November 4
As the gray wolf expands its territory in the Northwest to previously unaffected areas, controversy over the species between ranchers and wildlife agencies is also spreading. In Washington, a petition filed with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has brought the debate to the nation’s northwest corner.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
WA; for more information visit www. washingtoncattlemen.org.
by DTN
2011 November 4
Where it first breaks over the crest of the Loess Hills from the east, Highway 136 offers a spectacular view of the Missouri River Valley in Atchison County, MO. Treelined oxbow river channels, such as Langdon Lake, still provide groves of cottonwoods and wildlife habitat among fields of row crops.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
As ranchers try desperately to feed and save their herds in the wake of the worst one-year drought in Texas history, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline now lists 1,082 hay producers from 42 states selling forage.
by WLJ
2011 November 4
True cowboy cuisine doesn’t require any electricity. The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) will hold the Ninth Annual Chuck Wagon Cook Off on Dec. 30, 2011, and the First Annual Dutch Oven Cook Off Dec. 31, 2011, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds..
2011 October 29
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a proposed rule for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that was written primarily to settle another dispute between EPA and environmentalist groups, although EPA claims it is necessary to meet water quality protection responsibilities under the Clean Water Act (CWA).


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