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by WLJ
2011 October 14
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering oil and gas leasing mineral rights on 21 parcels totaling 6,455.67 acres located on federal lands in the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The oral auction will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM.
by DTN
2011 October 14
Its not just the summer of $7 corn that superheated Midwest land markets. Investors rattled by the prospect of a double-dip recession still see U.S. farmland as a safe haven amid economic turmoil. That surge of nontraditional buyers lessens the threat of a downturn in farmland values anytime soon, real estate and Wall Street experts contend.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
During the winter, cattle increase their production of body heat in response to severe cold by increasing their heart rate, respiration and blood flow. This physiological response may result in lower gains and reduced feed efficiency, even with increased feed intake.
2011 October 14
Companies planning to use biomass to produce electricity and biofuels got a break from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this summer when it handed down a three-year exemption from carbon dioxide emissions regulations.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced earlier this month that USDA has awarded 36 grants totaling $18 million to organizations that will provide training and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers to help them run successful and sustainable farms.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the khapra beetle again. This is their 10th khapra beetle intercept in the last 30 days at the port of New York/New Jersey.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Oklahoma producers find themselves out of their "comfort zone" as they go into the winter of 2011-2012. Many have marginal or inadequate forage supplies. However, others may find themselves with forage of unknown origin (because they justifiably felt the need to purchase whatever hay they could find) and therefore of unknown quality.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Four prominent equine scientists, Drs. Don Henneke, PhD, Sheryl King, PhD, PAS, William Day, PhD, and Patricia Evans, EdD, have written a strongly worded letter to the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology
2011 October 14
The Obama administration has created a new website to receive public petitions and has promised that top policy staff will review and respond to any petition that gathers more than 5,000 signatures within a 30-day period. A petition supporting legislation banning the sale, transportation, trade, etc.
2011 October 7
Colorado court-ordered well restrictions and shut-offs in 2006 have resurfaced, literally - flooding basements in northeastern Colorado; and figuratively- in water courts with lawsuits seeking a happy medium between all of the South Platte river stakeholders.
2011 October 7
Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is celebrating what its founder John Marvel called a "great court victory" after Idaho Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a major ruling in favor of the anti-grazing non-profit group and against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
by WLJ
2011 October 7
NLCS, which includes some of the most spectacular and special lands in America, is part of the more than 245 million acres administered by BLM. Managed for multiple uses, America's resource-rich public lands provide the nation with vital commodities and host remarkable landscapes, ecosystems, and natural and cultural resources.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
It is unlikely the U.S. will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National...
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Each fall, the Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) honors a few top Angus producers and feedlots in the U.S. in conjunction with its annual conference where the whole range of partners are recognized..


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