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by WLJ
2011 September 23
And, even with farmers like Bicker adding cows, experts say it wont be enough to offset the losses from the drought and ranchers cutting animals over the past five years because of rising land and feed costs. Iowa State University economist Shane Ellis said he didnt expect the total number of cattle to increase in the U.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
Hereford breeders continued to experience increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. AHA experienced a dramatic increase in production sale prices while reports of private-treaty sales were the highest in years.
2011 September 23
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) unveiled the Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program (ADAP) on Sept. 14, a commodity title proposal for the 2012 farm bill that will modify and replace the existing Average Crop Revenue Election Program and provide a more effective and responsive safety net for growers.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
The increase was suggested by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) after a study was conducted by Dr. John Duffield of Bioeconomics, Inc. in May of 2011.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
In a time where the government needs to be cutting spending, one section of the government is doing just the opposite: the regulatory agencies. With a cost in the bil- lions, new federal regulations are hurting job growth and economic recovery, both for the economy and the agricultural ag industry.
2011 September 16
As the wolf battles rage on, a judge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied environmentalists requests for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana while the groups press their legal case against Congress.
2011 September 16
The cool green mountains of Utahs Park City ski resort may be a vacationers paradise, but it was all work and very little play for Public Lands Council (PLC) members who flocked to the Wasatch Mountains from across the west to hammer out solutions to the myriad of issues currently threatening public lands grazing.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Member Services and Industry Affairs Burton Eller will be retiring from NCBA after more than 30 years of service to the U.S. cattle industry. NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts said Eller has been an important part of the NCBA team and an unwavering advocate of the U.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
The Bureau of Land Management announced the winner of the agency's Rangeland Stewardship Award for 2011, which went to Joe Stell, a Carlsbad, NM, rancher who has improved rangeland conditions on his BLM grazing allotment. BLM Assistant Director Ed Roberson presented the award in Park City, UT, at a meeting of the rancher-based Public Lands Council.
2011 September 16
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE.) introduced three pieces of legislation that would ease the regulatory burdens plaguing farmers and ranchers. One of his bills would explicitly prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating farm dust.
by DTN
2011 September 16
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $19.78 billion fiscal year 2012 Agriculture appropriations bill that provides less discretionary spending than the past two years, but left potential controversial amendments for the Senate floor even though some senators are worried the bill will never come up as an individual piece of legislation.
2011 September 16
Various agricultural and consumer advocacy groups have argued for legislation requiring food products to be labeled, and the 2002 Farm Bill did just that, requiring retailers to notify their customer of the country of origin of certain commodities. The COOL final rule went into effect in March 2009.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
Of course, twas the night before Christmas Eve, nearly eight years ago, when discovery of a single dairy cow with BSE in Washington state put holiday celebrations for much of agriculture on hold and fixated global attention on the U.S. beef and dairy industries and the issue of beef safety.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
The window of opportunity for planting winter wheat for grazing is rapidly closing. In Oklahoma, dualpurpose or forage-only winter wheat generally needs to be planted by mid-September in order to produce significant fall and winter forage. Wheat planted for grain-only has about another month to be in the ideal planting window.


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