Dave Archer, an agricultural scientist at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, chose that circle area because of the universitys plans to heat its buildings with gas released by a controlled burning of corn stovera process called gasification.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said late last Tuesday that it has finalized a rule which, starting next year, will require companies that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of carbon dioxide annually to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system aimed at reducing emissions.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, has stepped in to the leadership role for the Senate Agriculture Committee after former Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, accepted the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a post left empty after Democratic Sen.
In California, the state with the highest population and the largest agriculture economy, the battle over providing enough water for people, agriculture and environmental pressures is continuous. But the fact remains that water in the Golden State is a precious resource.
JBS SA announced last Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Pilgrims Pride, the nations largest poultry producer. JBS will buy a 64 percent stake in the company for $800 million, paving the way for the embattled company to exit bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year.
The Senate voted 57-40 two weeks ago to confirm Cass Sunstein as the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). As OIRA administrator, Sunstein will review and approve or reject all regulations promulgated by the Obama administration, thus giving him great power to influence these regulations.
For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is proud to announce its Stewardship Fund Scholarship winners. Scholarships went to five collegebound Oregonians, each receiving a prestigious $1,000 academic award.
Every Friday, Cole Erb finds theres no end of activity at the Blackfoot Livestock Auction that he bought in southeast Idaho nine years ago. Not only can cattle be heard bellowing in the scores of sorting pens outside the main building, ranchers eager to get the best deals on livestock are busy chattering inside.
Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.
USDAs latest corn crop progress shows that this years plantings are catching up on average maturity in many areas. Although the crop still lags behind the normal maturity pace, the crop was rated 69 percent good-to-excellent, 8 percent above last years crop, mostly as a result of good moisture in most areas through the summer.
While producers are still trying to sort out the differences between natural, organic, and grass-fed beef, USDA has recently introduced a value-added certification to the mix in an attempt to clarify niche-marketing production claims and to provide producers with a marketing tool for their natural cattle.
Two juvenile wolves that have been killing livestock in Oregons Baker County have finally been removed, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). According to officials, the two problem wolves were shot and killed from a helicopter by representatives of the USDAs Wildlife Services division on the morning of Sept.