After a year of consideration, members of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) passed a resolution that may have raised some eyebrows. The resolution called for legislation that would make a third offense of animal cruelty a felony, said Richard Savage, president of ICA.
Nevada’s state engineer, Jason King, won’t be walking on water any time soon, but if Las Vegas has its way, the city will be a little less thirsty. As Nevada’s top water regulator, King will determine the fate of what may easily be the state’s scarcest and most precious resource—southern Nevada’s water supply.
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Not only does the cow get good roughage and vitamins, but it also gets an antimicrobial boost from the peel’s essential oils.
The seventh annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association, and Colorado Seed Industry Association.
Over the long weekend, four WRCA Rodeo Finals performances were held at the Amarillo Convention Center and, under that same roof, many associated events, demonstrations, activities and competitions could be viewed.
As usual, when it comes to weather, there were winners and losers. East Texas, north Texas, central Texas and the Rolling Plains were the main beneficiaries, with the Coastal Bend, south Texas and far west Texas regions being largely passed over,...
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year. And there is a formula, some cattlemen say, to hitting the mark every time. The best place to start, they stress, is with the genetics of the animal.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2011. The inventory was 4 percent above Nov. 1, 2010. This is the second highest Nov. 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
Fed cattle trade was again slow to develop last week, with just a handful of cattle trading in major feeding areas. Most market analysts were looking for fed trade to be completed Wednesday afternoon at a slightly lower level.
The bill to return the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) to its original intent passed through the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in mid-November, bringing it one step closer to the president’s desk, and one step closer to holding activists financially accountable.
Reports distributed by USDA have demonstrated test results with carcass drug residues on many occasions. Not only are carcasses involved in an inspection, but the management and environment may be assessed for proper equipment, training and protocols..
He will be remembered as a man of strong convictions. Darrel could be counted on to be decisive, quick witted and genuinely interested in the lives of others. He made friends wherever he went, and never passed up an opportunity to strike up a conversation or share a few words of wisdom.
“The United States welcomes the Korean National Assembly’s approval of the KORUS FTA,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the government of Korea to bring the agreement into force as soon as possible.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced this year’s allocations to 70 market promotion groups in a call from Vietnam earlier this month, did not highlight the special grant to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but it was included in $21.
Ag producers wishing to improve their conservation management on working lands are encouraged to check into the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP is designed to help producers “step up” management activities addressing natural resource concerns.
A NAS report says cellulosic biofuels do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is criticized by several scientists. Another NAS conclusion is debatable—cellulosic biofuels may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.