The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of Iowa State University (ISU) students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union, ISU campus, Ames, IA.
Ranchers in the Northwest may be looking at increased federal regulation if newly revised rules on bull trout critical habitat are adopted. On Jan. 13, in a reversal of a 2005 decision, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed a revision of its critical habitat designation
U.S. officials are working hard to reverse potentially damaging trade troubles over shipments of U.S. poultry to Russia, however, there are concerns that the problem may not be easily resolved. U.S. chicken and pork have been effectively shut out of Russia, the No. 1 export market for poultry and in the top five
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and
According to an article published by Bloomberg last week, the pharmacy giant, Walgreen Co., plans to move into the fresh and prepared meals segment at 7,000 of its stores. The company plans to launch private-label products as it prepares to compete in the low-margin business.
Dallas Horton, a longtime leader in the cattle industry, has been selected by faculty members of Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences as the 2010 Livestock Leader. Horton was recognized on Saturday, Jan. 16, during CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
Soybean-based biodiesel production in the U.S. has come to a halt after Congress allowed a $1-per-gallon government tax incentive for the industry to expire on Dec. 31, National Biodiesel Board spokesman Michael Frohlich said last Tuesday.
With the potential of higher production costs and shift in crop acreage, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) shifted its position last Wednesday to oppose the House climate legislation that passed last June.
Winners of the Young Farmers Ranchers (YFR) Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced earlier this month at the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 91st annual meeting. Young farmers from around the U.
Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Greg Page noted the agribusiness gi ants earnings in the first half of the fiscal year were up 50 percent from the last half of the previous fiscal year amid cost controls and tapping both developed and faster-growing emerging markets.
Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Bridgeport and Orange City, IA.
Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, TN, was honored with a Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Cattle lungs are small, relative to the animals size and oxygen needs, said Dr. Joe Roder, DVM, at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Preserving healthy lung tissue is critical to the long-term performanceand even survival of cattle.
The winter wheat grazing situation has been difficult to assess this year. There has been considerable interest in wheat grazing and a general feeling that there would be more stocker cattle grazing wheat than in the past couple of years.
Believing that the discussion of a national animal identification (ID) plan had moved away from those most affected by it cattle producers and marketerseight cattle industry organizations have agreed on a statement of 12 principles in the development of a cattle disease traceability ID system.
The U.S. is standing firm on its demands for beef trade with Taiwan as trade officials and a bipartisan group of lawmakers said fu future trade talks should be called off until the issue is resolved. The lawmakers called for the exploration of possible World Trade Organization (WTO) sanctions against the country if the ban on U.