Colorado landowners within several Western Slope counties are encouraged to visit with their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office and inquire about developing a conservation plan that when implemented will help reduce the threats to the sage grouse.
When winter hay runs short, cattle producers have several options, including jump-starting spring pasture growth, said John Jennings, professor-forages, for the University of Arkansas (U of A) Division of Agriculture.
51 M 26 YW 100 and is consigned by Bluegrass Angus Farm out of Lyons, NE. The second place bull has a WDA of 3.54 and is Lot 63 with EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 49 M 24 YW 87. S-H-B Angus of Reardan, WA, consigned this son of HARB Pendleton 765 JH. A tie for third place exists between Lots 272 and 233 both with a WDA of 3.
Both as consumers who buy health insurance for themselves and their families, and as small-business owners who must manage employee benefits, farmers and ranchers believe the health care bill passed by Con- gress last week could have serious...
Two free training sessions have been scheduled for those wanting to perform weed-free hay and forage inspections: April 7, 2010 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monte Vista Coop, 1901 E. Hwy. 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144, and April 20, 20109 a.m.-2 p.m., AmericInn, 52000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Miles City Livestock Com- mission in Miles City, MT, will offer a free program April 21 on a key livestock industry concern: proper livestock handling meth- ods. The Stockmanship and Stewardship program will begin at 1 p.m. (MT) at the market, said co-owner and manager Rob Fraser.
High in the remote aspen-covered mountains of eastern-central Utah, the Tavaputs Ranch sits in a panoramic wonderland. Owned and operated by Butch and Jeanie Jensen, the ranch was founded in 1889 by Jeanie’s great-grandfather. The Jensens’
In a landmark act of legislation, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed HB-122 Disposal of Livestock into law last week, effectively allowing for the slaughter of abandoned horses in the state of Wyoming. More specifically, the law provides the Wyoming Board of Livestock with several tools for
Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new details about the functions and objectives of USDA’s Office of Environmental Markets (OEM). OEM, which will be a part of USDA’s Natural Resources and Environment mission area, was created to implement
A new report published by a team of scientists working cooperatively heaped more blame for the world’s problems on the doorstep of the livestock industry earlier this month. The book, "Livestock in a Changing Landscape," was written by Harold Mooney, a professor of
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced March 5 that the sage grouse will not be added to the endanged species list, although population numbers likely warrant such a listing. The agency said there are other more-threatened species which warrant attention sooner than the bird which
The grain markets slipped back last week after USDA issued the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report which indicated that producers in South America are sitting on a bigger crop than previously expected following
In a move to position themselves as the vanguard of sustainable beef production, Country Natural Beef, the Oregon-founded natural beef co-operative, recently passed a set of stringent animal welfare production standards. The standards, which will be put into practice
Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno, (UNR) announced a plan on March 1 that, if brought to fruition, would leave the state without an agricultural college. The plan to dismantle UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural
Bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Cynthia Lummis, R-WY, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-SD, and Rob Bishop, R-UT, have managed to find common ground in the interest of protecting their constituents from radical lawsuits filed by
Japan reinforced its position as a key trading partner for the U.S. beef and pork industries in 2009, clearly outperforming the market and either maintaining or increasing U.S. beef and pork imports even as total retail and foodservice spending in Japan slumped in the global economic slowdown.
The governors of California and Oregon gathered last month to sign an agreement to end the fight over water in the Klamath River Basin. The agreement assures water will continue to flow to farms in the valley, while also paving the way for the removal of hydroelectric dams on the river.