Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.
The purpose of the test is to compare growth and carcass traits among ram lambs raised under a similar environment, says Christopher Schauer, HREC director and animal scientist. Consignors will be given information on average daily gain, ribeye area and fat thickness data for each ram.
Last week, Arizona’s legislature passed a tough new immigration law which expands the ability of the state’s law enforcement officers to stop and verify the immigration status of any individual that they feel may be in the country without documentation. The law also goes a step
The Idaho Wool Grower’s Association (IWGA), as well as Shirts Brothers Sheep and Frank Shirts Jr., two of the state’s larger sheep ranchers, have filed suit against the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). The suit, which was filed in
The good spring moisture conditions that have cattle producers chasing feeder cattle to very good price levels have also pushed the 2010 prospective hay crop well above last year’s levels. According to USDA’s prospective plantings report issued late last month, hay growers intend to boost acreage
A growing number of livestock organizations are rallying against the plan issued by USDA two weeks ago to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil. As part of the negotiation over the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that the U.S. unfairly supports cotton growers, WTO allowed retaliatory tariffs to be placed on U.
USDA, in an attempt to broker a deal over cotton subsidies with Brazil, has agreed to consider imports of beef and pork from Brazil. As a result, U.S. cattle producers could soon find themselves competing with cheaper imports of fresh beef from the country which still has
The Challis, ID, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office has revoked the federal land grazing permit for Western Watersheds Project (WWP). The group had been sitting on the permits encompassing thousands of acres without grazing them appropriately. According to BLM, that failure
When Karl Patton was awoken on the night of March 20 by the sound of barking dogs, he instinctively knew trouble was afoot. His dogs were sounding a full retreat, and the 60 cows in the pair pasture adjacent to his house were anxiously calling for their calves.
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council recently collaborated with other Midwestern beef councils to ensure that beef had a major presence at the American Culinary Federation central region conference in Indianapolis, IN. Several hundred chefs, culinary educators and industry partners throughout the Midwest attended the four-day event.
Washington horse owners should plan to protect their livestock from West Nile Virus (WNV)a potentially fatal disease in horsesparticularly since Washington led the nation the past two years for equine cases of the disease.
Trying something new rarely comes without hesitation. However, when the payoff is obvious, the satisfaction is even greater. Kurt McPherson, Saint Ignatius, MT, wanted to make some changes in his familys cow/ calf operationall of which paid off in a hurry.
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) convention in San Antonio, TX.
Brazil will be one of the beneficiaries of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases will be reduced by ethanol, soy-diesel, and ethanol made from sugarcane. While the decision is good for U.S. corn and soybean producers, questions are being raised why U.
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship aims to advance the lamb and wool industries through financial support of a graduate-level student.