The USDA is forecasting an increase in the number of U.S. acres planted to corn and soybeans in 2010, while wheat and sorghum plantings are expected to fall, according to the report issued last Wednesday.
Springs coming on, and that means rodeo season is getting underway. For many small ranching communities across the West, the real meaning of rodeo is ranch-hand rodeo, where working men and women get to put their cowboying skills to the test in...
The beef trade dispute appears to be on the back bu burner as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he will not push for a full reopening of the Japanese market. He said the Obama White House prefers to take a different approach than the one taken by his predecessor, George W.
A scientific report on actions to protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta confirms the need for better justification of water restrictions and confirms flaws in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the leader of Californias largest farm organization.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), at the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, approved a series of changes to their leadership structure meant to streamline the decision-making process, allowing the organization to respond more rapidly and
Landfills and huge piles of cattle manure in feedlots are generally thought of as not only unsightly, but also unuseful as well. Additionally, many landfills are currently leaking into the groundwater supply or dangerously close to doing so. A power plant set to be
The USDA’s cattle on feed report issued March 19 did little to hamper skyrocketing market prices. The report, which was largely in line with pre-report expectations, showed that feeder and fed cattle supplies in the U.S. continue to tighten, which is adding fuel to the
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